Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Sweet Reunion

Sunday after the day of raspberry picking, we got home and got a wonderful surprise! Our old nanny, Karissa was in town and wanted to come by for a visit. The kids were so excited to see her and were quite the little show offs.

Thanks for coming to see us. I hope you know you're missed terribly and we love you!

Got Pie?


Monday, September 29, 2008

Apples and Raspberries

Yesterday after church, we took the kids out to a local apple orchard and raspberry field.  They had so much fun digging through the bushes finding the sweet red berries!

We also bought 3 bushels of apples. I've been cooking all day long today and I've only made it through 1/2 a bushel!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

This Touched Me

I've been thinking so much lately about serving others and I question why others don't seem to feel the same need as I do. Tonight, I was preparing my children's church lesson and craft for tomorrow and while I was baking (for the object lesson I'm using to prove a point) a song came on that just touched me to the core. I've heard it before as it's not new, but it took on new meaning as I plopped the cookie dough on the baking sheet.

Untouched By Human Hands lyrics
Wayne Watson

The Plague--Generation's leprosy
Unspeakable shame--Untouchable lives
Much in need of love
But these days who's got much to give
Give in to the pressure
Cross the street on the other side
When Jesus told the listening
That those who follow Him
Could bear the strike of the serpent
Could drink the poison in
Was His vision some spectacular scene
Some exhibition-Some display
Or a reminder, as I live and breathe
To reach out and not be afraid

I try to be a Godly man
I try to walk in the steps of Jesus
I disregard the Lord's command
When I walk through my journey
Untouched by human hands
Untouched by human hands

I despise your evil way--Have no part in such things
From such obvious violation I keep my hands clean
But inside this heart of mine oh, there dwells little good
Only the flow of calvary--Only the Lord and His blood
God bless the child and lest I forget
God save the dying ones who must live with regret
Out on the street--Out there where no one can see
Oh Lord, Stretch forth Your hand and reach them through me

I try to be a Godly man
I try to walk in the steps of Jesus
I disregard the Lord's command
When I walk through my journey
Untouched by human hands
Untouched by human hands

"Talk is cheap." A dozen cliches come to mind..."If you don't
walk the walk"...etc. When presented with an opportunity to
demonstrate, actually play out the love of Jesus, I hope I don't
mess it up.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Premiere...did it meet your expectations?

At the end of last season, I told all of my friends who are die hard Grey's Anatomy fans that something was going to happen to McDreamy when he went to tell Rose of his true love for Meredith. So, when the premiere begins with the scene of McDreamy being worked on by the staff at Seattle Grace, I called out, "See! I told you so! They never really will find true love. They only find it in the midst of tragedy!" But luckily it was just a dream. But do you think that Derick and Meredith will find true love? Will Meredith be able to accept unconditional love and will Derick be able to put up with Meredith's inability to commit?

What do you think?

Soon, very soon

Can't come soon enough. Yes, I am a primetime TV junkie. Thank goodness for TiVo.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Evening Exchange

Baths and jammies were done, the kids were in their beds. We'd just said bedtime prayers.

Zack: Mommy, help me go to sweep.
Mommy: Do you want me to lay down with you for a minute?
Zack: Yes.
Zack: My hair is so wet up there.
Mommy: It's because you were running around after your bath. You're all sweaty.
Zack: I need to take a baf again. Haaaaaa!
Mommy: No, no bath again. Your hair will dry. Don't worry.
Zack: No, I need to take a baf again. Hahahaha!

Mommy is quiet.

Mommy: (in a whisper) Zack?
Zack: Looks at Mommy
Mommy: I love you Zack.
Zack: (with finger in his nose) Booger. You want my booger?
Mommy: I don't want your booger.
Zack: (hysterically) hahahahaha!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy Joshy

The smile says it all.

First Friend Phone Call

Gabby got her first phone call from a friend today. She looks way too comfortable.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Joshua's Memory Quilt

Ok, it's been a year since he was born and I've probably had his quilt for at least 6 months. Here it is for all of you who helped to create it. Thank you Laura for all your hard work!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I wanna buy it, Mom.

Zack was supposed to be in bed, but came waltzing downstairs about 8pm. A commercial came on for this pasta cooker. Zack says, "Mom, I wanna buy it. It would be SO fun!"

If He HAD to buy a Harley

It would be this one.

Labor Day Weekend

We spent the weekend at Campland by the Bay in Mission Bay. What a wonderful weekend of swimming, boating, camping, smores (made with Ritz crackers rather than graham crackers) and many long talks about life. Thank you Jen for a wonderful weekend! What a nice way to round out the summer.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Gabby's first day of Kindergarten. I would post pictures, but my computer's harddrive failed and I'm blogging from Dave's computer. Her first day photos are in my iPhone so as soon as I can sync up with my machine, I'll post her first day photos.
I really thought we'd have a little bit of tears or at least a little clingyness...but no, it was "Bye Mom! See you after school!"
My girl is growing up!