Monday, February 16, 2009

Go Mittens!

AC was being super silly the other day and made up this cheer. Not sure where the mascot "Mittens" comes from. Please excuse (1) the mound of toys...that's pretty much how we live, (2) my incredibly nasal voice (I had the crud...not that it matters because I don't like listening to my voice on a normal day), and (3) my one-year-old's outfit. I don't make it a habit to buy her black Halloween "Frankenfish" onesies but she needed black sleeves for her pumpkin costume and this was all I could find back in October:) Yay Mittens!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Just so you know...

Do NOT eat the applesauce when you come to our house!

Don't worry...we don't eat it either. This jar is hers and hers alone!:)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


AC recently saw an ad where children can write their own book and send it in for a chance to win some "terrific prizes". She said, "I think I want to write a book about God. Don't you think people would like a book about God?" I told her I thought it was a great idea and couldn't wait to see what she came up with. When she was finished, I just had to take some pictures before we "bound" (stapled) it together. The title of it is "God's Love."

"God's love"

"God loves everyone"

"God is with you"

"God is love"

"Jesus is love"


"God is good"


Such simple words...yet such truth. This just really touched my heart because there are many days that almost bring me to tears thinking about how we can manage raising teenage girls. I am praying that God will grant us wisdom, that he would surround them with Christian friends, and that he would give them the discernment to make wise choices. I also pray that they would accept Jesus as their savior at an early age and desire to be obedient to him all the days of their lives. My heart has been very burdened lately for all these precious children when I think about the evil traps and dangers that this world has to offer. I pray they will have a hunger for God's word and seek out His truth.

After I had snapped the pictures, she realized it had to be at least 50 words so she went back in and added things like, "Go God!" and "You rock!" When she finished, she decided she wanted to keep it because she "liked looking at it" and because "we don't really need anymore toys...aka terrific prizes" I agreed:)

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4