Tuesday, December 7, 2010

First snow of 2010

The first big snowfall was super exciting for the boys! They couldn't wait to get out there and start throwing snowballs!
snowball fight with Dad

Josiah throwing a snowball at me while I'm taking pics!


our snowman

drinking hot chocolate

wrestling Dad in the snow

more wrestling - what else do boys do?

Monday, October 25, 2010


raking up leaves!

Getting blown by the leaf blower!!!

guitar player/leaf raker!


This is Josh trying to get all the leaves out of his shirt!!! HA! HA!
It was a great day!!!!

Hearing God's voice

So, in our night time devotions with the boys we were talking about how to hear God's voice - yeah kind of hard for a child, but I don't think it's ever too early to start teaching them how to hear the voice of God. So, I explained how in your prayer time if you're quiet and you listen God can speak to you in your heart. So, after Josiah prayed he sat quietly listening for God to speak something to him. After a minute or so he opens his eyes and says, " I didn't hear anything." I said, "That's ok. It takes time to learn how to listen for His voice. So, Josh prays and he waits and listens and he says, "I couldn't hear God talking. He wasn't talking loud enough!" It was cute! Then Josiah pops up and says, "I heard God say something! He said I need to be a good boy and listen to my mom and dad." I thought, Well that's a great thing for him to hear God say and then he says, "I just made that up!" ha ha! Kids are so funny! I love teaching them about the things of God and God's word. The questions they have and the things they say are priceless!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Campout in the backyard

laying on the trampoline looking at the stars

The boys missed their Royal Ranger campout for church b/c we were gone that weekend, so we promised them we'd campout in the yard before it got too cold!!! They LOVED it! We played football, pretend bow and arrows, ate hamburgers and hotdogs, mac-n-cheese, watermelon and beans (boys love beans, ya know?) had a campfire, roasted marshmallows and told stories and then went to bed! I had to go inside twice in the middle of the night - once b/c I was about to wet my pants and the second time for Josiah to go to the bathroom! I was soooo tempted to stay inside and get in my comfy, warm, bed!!!! We had a great time!!!!

FUN at Lake Placid campground

Every year Ronnie and I help out at the PK (Pastor's Kids) Retreat at our District campground and we bring the boys and they have a blast!!!! This is their favorite!!!

Josh's first day of preschool!

WHY is my baby boy so big already????

Josiah's first day of FIRST GRADE!

WOW! Kindergarten FLEW by - I'm assuming First grade will not be any different!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Change of plans

So, some of you know I started to go back to school last year for Early Childhood Education. Well, as time went by I just couldn't feel a peace about it - I kept going back and forth about whether or not I should actually be doing it and I finally realized that if God hasn't given me a peace about it through a year, then I probably shouldn't be doing it! Plus, there aren't a lot of teaching positions open and teachers are getting laid off more and more lately, so I wasn't feeling too great about the direction I was headed. So, I dropped my classes and took my books back for this fall semester and I feel so good about it!!!! I felt like having a full time career was not best for me and my family and plus it could hinder my involvement in ministry at church, so I'm a little smarter now and I didn't pay a dime for it, so I'm ok!!!!! I feel like a huge weight has been taken off of me and I now have peace!!!!

I am looking into doing the Sheffield School for interior decorating starting next year. I can finish it within one year and it's not college courses - I 'll have a certificate in interior decorating which I love!!!! I'll also receive discounts at home stores and will gain access to trade shows!!! I'm so pumped about this and can't wait to get started!!!!! This way I'm not tied down certain hours and days and I can have my own little business and do it as much or as little as I like! And it helps that I absolutely LOVE to decorate!!! It's funny to see how often my tastes change and how different I decorate today as even 3 or 4 years ago, but I love it!!!! I'm excited about gaining more knowledge in decorating my own home and in being able to help others love their homes as well!!!!!

I feel much better going in this direction and I can't wait to see what becomes of it!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer 2010 Pics

I took the boys out in the yard to get a few pics for some picture frames....they're getting so big!!