Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Riddle Me This

(See previous post: "There's always room for improvement" for reference)
Who was a big stinker yesterday?
------ ME ------
Who had the bad attitude?
------ ME ------
Who had to learn a lesson about pride?
------ ME ------
Who got flowers yesterday?
------ ME ------

How does that make sense??????

They are beautiful aren't they...
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God in Christ forgave you.
Eph. 4:32

Guess who learned another lesson?
------ ME ------

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Prov 27:17

How wonderful a thing to see the Lord work though my husband
to teach me so much.
I am so thankful to be Eric's friend.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Photography by Luke

So today was a special time for Luke. In addition to the rocket ship, I also let him take a couple of pictures. He's been asking for a while to use the camera and after a long, detailed conversation I let him take two pictures. I think he does better than I do!

Luke Time, Craft Time

I was so excited when Luke got this little rocket ship project for his birthday. We've been waiting for just the right day and today was that day. I let him stay up from his nap, which I'm sure I will later regret, but what a small price to pay for a memory.

I was so surprised at how well he painted the rocket and all by himself. The only thing I did was glue on the legs. WHAT A FUN DAY! Many thanks to the Olivetti Family!

There's always room for improvement

One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Proverbs 29:23
Pride is such a silly thing, especially when it forms grand expectations. Yesterday I was brought down in a blazing glory of humility, but sadly, only after stewing in selfishness for a couple of minutes.
Let me paint a picture for you:
All five laundry baskets were overflowing with dirty clothes, one thing that is consistent around our home, so I decided Monday would be laundry day. There is a myth upon stay-at-home-moms that laundry CAN be done all in one day. It was just last month that I attempted to test this myth. I DID IT, almost to the point of doubting what I had just seen with my own eyes. It CAN be done. So, yesterday I gathered up all the baskets at 7am and formed "Mount Dirty Clothes", much to the kids delight---GROSS! Just 30 minutes later I had the first load spinning in soapy water. YIPPEE! I'm sure you can guess how the rest of the day went, but if you can't I'll explain. Laundry was the number one priority, in other words, nothing else got done. I did manage to scoot all the dirty dishes aside to squeeze in enough room to make dinner. Throughout the day as I was loading, drying, folding and putting away the laundry I started to give myself small pats on the back. My smile gradually grew into a full on grin as I anxiously awaited my hubby to return home to give me a big pat on the back, 'wowweee, good job wifey'. Silly pride! Well, there was no pat and began to form an attitude. Silly pride! There was a silent (no words) mention made of the state of the kitchen, though. As I huffed and puffed my way through the mound of dishes, I felt God soften my heart. I was embarrassed about being so prideful earlier to set expectations that were unrealistic, and when those expectations weren't met, I formed a bad attitude towards Hubby. Silly pride!
I finished cleaning the kitchen too embarrassed to even look at Eric and came away with a lesson learned. I plan on putting this lesson into practice. There are so many times when I feel the temptation of pride tugging at my thoughts.
God is so good.

Monday, January 28, 2008

No more monkey jumpin on the bed....

Kayla felt awful last week. Poor thing. Her little face ended up breaking out because she wouldn't stop wiping, (forgive me), her snot all over her face. YUCK! Even though she was clingy and crying most of the time, I was able to capture moments of fun being that they were few and far between. She had a grand time jumping on brother's bed. What fun--- up and down and up and down and up and down.......that is until she bit her tongue. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. :-)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Dress

There is a beautiful story about friendship that I happened across.

There once was a girl who loved a boy, but this is not the story of friendship. On the day they met God shone down on them and blessed this love at first sight, and this is a story for another time. This boy and girl sought the Lord's will for their future. God answered the boy in girl in ways they could not see in the present, but the boy and girl would later obtain wisdom through these lessons in the future.

It was through God's providence that He brought a friend into the girl's life, now begins the story of friendship. Instantly the friend was filled with love for the girl. She shared with the girl the one of the most sacred treasures of all things love. A lovely, white dress.

The girl wore this dress on the day she was joined to her love under the shelter of the Lord. The friend soon became more than a friend and became a sister to the girl. Though this sisterhood she helped lead the girl to the Lord, opening her eyes to many things.

The girl was not only blessed with one joyous memory on her special day, but two. That of love and that of friendship.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

A little something for a little friend...

One thing that amazes me is that we are blessed with the technology to make some wonderful friends who live so far away.

Corynn here's a special butterfly just for you!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Krista's First Meal

Krista had her first supper of cereal and the tradition continues of Daddy feeding them the first meal. She did so well and opened her mouth as soon as the spoon got close. Too bad most of it didn't stay in her mouth :-).

Speaking of meals. meet the newest chef in town.
Thank you, Uncle Joe & Aunt Heather!

Family Fun Day of Sledding

We celebrated the New Year with each other and a fun, but cold day out in the snow!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

January 2008

Happy Birthday, Luke!
We celebrated Luke's 4th birthday on the 12th. We invited family and his friends from church. All in all we had six little boys, Kayla and Uncle Bobby. Let's just say I'm not ready for more than two hours with six boys. I have a new perspective as to what a future sleepover with boys is going to be like. We had a construction theme with a yellow and black balloon room, thanks to Daddy. He used the air compressor to blow up 144 balloons that morning, much to Luke's delight. We moved all the furniture except his dresser out of the room to try and make it as "safe" as possible. Remember I did say we had six boys.... :-). In my inexperience as a cake decorator, I am thankful to have a 4 year old who looks past my lack of finess and was thrilled with his sorry excuse for a cake anyway. The highlight of the day way when the boys all took home a CAT front end loader that Daddy had purchased from the company store. I was thankful not to be the mom of four of those boys that day, though I love the Pfeiffer's dearly, the trucks were less than a quiet toy. Bless their hearts.


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