Thursday, August 9, 2012

3 years of first days

second grade

first grade


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

i LOVE it!

i love that God has allowed me to be a stay at home mom.
i love that my job is to take care of these guys all the time.
i love that i got to walk Dominic to school this morning and then stay there until he went to his class room instead of having to drop him off and head off to work.
 i know that not everyone gets this awesome opportunity. on doesnt look like its possible budget wise for us, things are tight, but God is good. and i know that when these guys are grown, i will be so, so glad that i bargain/thrift store shopped and ate out less and stretched every dollar for the opportunity to be with them every day.

Monday, August 6, 2012

bedtime, Buddy!

grey elephant toy-check
crinkly block-check
tired baby-check

although it doesnt show in this picture, i guarantee that he was quite tired. i did not put him to bed just so that i could enjoy Pizza Rolls and mens 100M dash finals.  really.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

a surprise

this is the special lady that i drove a cumulative 18.5 hours with a 6 year old a 6 month old and no other adults to see.

my mom didnt tell her that i was coming.
 mom told me to that she would be at Grammy's at 6 pm friday night, mom didnt show until 20 after so she missed me surprising Grammy.
she first looked extremely confused, then really really happy. her facial expressions confused the baby and he started crying when she tried to touch him.
he got over that by the next day though and we were able to snap this picture.
there was SO much family there for the party on saturday and i got to see my mom's cousins form  minnesota and wisconsin. i love their northern accents, its the only accent i can copy impeccably.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

yep, thats a sin

 this Chic-fil-a thinghas gotten blown so far out of proprotion. sadly, most of the people on the side of "get this guy, he hates gays" have not even read Chic-fil-a's statement of the sanctity of marriage, it seems most folks just heard that the guy hates gays and now refuse to eat his chicken. oh, and want to get as many other people as possible enraged enough to not eat his chicken.

Kids, this isnt post about chicken, its about my personal grief in knowing that a lot of people that i love are on the Jesus hating band wagon. i have heard statements like "i dont want to be part of a religion that doesnt allow you to love who ever you want"

you can love who ever you want!! in fact you SHOULD love everyone, just not in the way that God intended for a man and a woman within the bonds of marriage to love each other.

heres the part where you get to start hating me, hating my Lord and slamming me for my convictions.

it is a sin for two people who are not married to each other to have sexual relations.

if they are not married, to each other,  in the biblical view of marriage then they are sinning.

now, many, many, many of us have committed this sin, i have committed this sin, i have also committed many other sins and so have you, i have gossiped, i have lied, i have been greedy, i have drank alcohol to excess, i have made my self image my idol, i have chased things that i thought would make me more happy, only to find myself less happy. whether or not you believe in God, whether or not you believe that Jesus Christ died to save you from you sins, you have still sinned

but in Christ i am a new creation, i no longer have to be a slave to my sin, i no longer have to join the gossiping crowd (although sometimes i still fall into that, and then i ask forgiveness and repent) i no longer want to drink to excess so that i can forget life for a short time (let me clarify, i like to have a drink or two, drinking is not the sin, drunkeness is the sin).

in posting this blog post, i can think of at the least 5 people who may not wish to speak to me any more, these 5 people are people that i love, people that i have eaten with, people that love my kids.

i cant take any more FB posts about hating people who "hate gays" Jesus doesnt hate gays, he hates sin. ALL SIN. the end