Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lead by Example

I see this picture and I think "Those are some big shoes to fill." Then as I really think about it, he's trying to be like me, so what kind of example am I setting for him. He's going to copy what he sees more than what he hears, so am I doing what I should be doing to teach him to be the man God wants him to grow up to be.

I love this picture and love that it reminds me to be the example to him that is pleasing to God. It makes me a better person, too.

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Titus 2:7-8

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daddy's Side?

This past weekend Jim took the older boys to Trail Camp with our church Royal Rangers.  To help cheer Joshua up, because he wasn't getting to go, Jim told him he could sleep in our bed and keep Daddy's side of the bed warm.  

The green pillow is mine, the light blue pillow is Joshua's
and the empty space is Jim's.

 This was Joshua's idea of "keeping Daddy's side of the bed warm."

However, I didn't mind that I got to snuggle with my little guy that night.  It would have been nice though if he would have at least used his own pillow ;)

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Pregnancy

I feel the need to apologize to those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis.  My lack of blogging daily is totally due to my pregnancy.  I don't have much morning sickness, just a little nausea once in a while that passes easily, but what I do experience is being tired, all-the-time.  I can take a short nap and wake up and still feel like I need a nap.  I feel like I have no energy to accomplish anything.  I know this is just my normal first trimester side effects and will pass once the second trimester rolls around.  Just know that, in the meantime, I don't mean to miss out on my blogging and that very soon I will be back to my regular routine :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Music Lessons

Today in my house it is loud. My fourteen year old son is taking drum lessons and he is practicing today.  There is praise and worship blaring from our TV as he plays along with it.  I have to say, though, that I love it.  

My sixteen year old daughter plays guitar and bass.  They are much quieter instruments to learn :) 

I guess it's because I never learned to play an instrument and always wanted to.  I love hearing my children practice.  I'm so proud of them.

Do your kids take music lessons?  What's it like in your house when it's practice time? 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mama's Visit

Sorry about no blogging last week for those who like to read my blog.  We went a week without internet and the only posts I put up were a couple on my Facebook blog page from my phone.  Just as well though, my Mom was visiting from NC so we just spent the week hanging out with her and doing all kinds of fun things without needing the internet :)

Monday we just spent the day at a local park.  Enjoyed a picnic and then letting the kids play.  It amazes me sometimes how much I take for granted.  My Mom loved just watching my kids play all afternoon and never seemed to be in a hurry to leave the park.

The next day we headed to Ijams Nature Park for another picnic and some hiking.

The rest of the week was spent relaxing and just enjoying each other's company.  I'm so glad that my Mom was able to come visit.  We all enjoyed having her here so much and hated to see her go.