Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our Hero, Eli

Luke's best friend is Eli. Eli is Luke's everything. Anything Eli says, Luke adheres to. When we first moved here, Eli connected with Luke and ever since then, they have been quite the buds. Our family is so thankful for Eli! Here is a short video of the two playing the other evening. As you can see, Luke is quite smitten by Eli! We love you, Eli!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Praying for Bill

I must confess. At times, my prayer life just stinks. There was a time that I would spend an hour a day writing down my prayers and I truly experienced all of the benefits of doing that. But, of course, that was when I just had Luke and he was taking 3 to 4 naps a day! Now, it's a little harder to say the least. Being in communion with God is something that I long for. Not only to commune with him, but to be the prayerful wife that God calls me to be. I'm reading "Home is Where the Mom Is" by Shelly Burke. In it, she has a daily prayer guide to praying for our husbands. I think it is fabulous, and I'd like to share.

That he might become a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, and growing in his knowledge of God. That he might daily seek God with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on Him.

Monday: That he might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world's thinking, and to think scripturally. That he would learn not to depend on his circumstances for happiness, but on God.

Tuesday: That he might have new strength in the midst of his busy schedule, and that the Lord might infuse him with His strength. That his self-image might be a reflection of the Lord's thoughts towards him.

Wednesday: That he might become a called man, not driven. That the Lord might give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Thursday: That he might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances. That he might not be deceived into unbelief or sin.

Friday: That the fruit of the Spirit might be exhibited more and more in his life. That he might learn to love as God commanded.

Saturday: That the Lord might protect him, guarding his course. That he might learn to manage his time well."

Ladies---let's pray for our husbands, every day. It will be fun to see how God will work through that devotion to prayer!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Luke

My baby is three today. I love you, Luke. I love you
with every ounce of my being. Happy birthday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A fellow blogger added a playlist to her blog and I loved the idea. I hope you enjoy the music while you browse!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

The difference? Anyone?

I want you to look carefully at the following picture. Try to figure out the difference between these items:

Now, to some of you, the answer is obvious, especially if you're as OCD as me. OBVIOUSLY one is a baby washcloth (used for either the bathtub, or if you're me, washing off hands and faces after a meal). The middle rag is a dish cloth used for washing dishes. And lastly, the sponge, used for wiping the counters.
Tell me if I'm crazy, but it drives me absolutely nuts to confuse the function that each of these possess. I don't want the rag used to wipe Luke's mouth used on the counters. AND...sponges are not used for wiping up messes on the floor. If you're with me, can I get an "AMEN!" If you're not, then you can pull up a chair and share a drink with my husband at a smoky piano bar, sharing your frustration about how Tiffany is indeed, crazy.

A Big Bloggy Slacker (AKA BBS)

Hi, all! I've been a BBS lately (Big Bloggy Slacker). It's not that I don't have things to post, it's that I'm too lazy to post! Here are some pictures to share. Enjoy!

Katelyn-all ready for church.

Big brother and little sister. This pose is quite amazing, actually. Luke doesn't share his bed with anyone. Plus, Katelyn was able to get a "wave" in!

Luke as a Super Hero. My mom had a friend make him this cape for Christmas. On one side, it's blue and has a capital L for Luke. On the other side, it's red and has a capital N for Nebraska! Isn't it funny that Luke knows the "super hero pose"?

A picture of crazy hair!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Random Thought of the Week

There is just something great about having extra fries at the bottom of your drive-thru sack. It's like a little bonus and a great surprise. The kiddos and I drove through Runza last night and as I was retrieving food out of the bag, there were 4 extra fries at the bottom of the sack. Ah, such bliss!