Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Skills

 We are working on a new project around here.

Pretty--and no, the giraffe print is not part of it, it is a blanket.

Someone has a special day coming up and we are working on something special.
Can you guess who?
 No, I would never have her help on her own gift!

Actually she was having lots of fun learning how to use the iron.

She picked out the fabric, with help.

She picked out the pattern.

Hopefully it turns out well.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Stuff

 Caleb is sporting his new glasses picked up this afternoon.

We are thankful that the eye doc was able to see some of the issues we have been dealing with and is hoping these new duds will help with his focusing issues.


Thankful he will only need to wear them for school and such, since his record with breaking things is so high!
Hannah is sporting a new do too!!

I have been leaving her styles in longer than usual to try to give her hair a break without taking the braids out.  

I use the last week to get some good scrubbing in on her scalp and some longer scalp treatments in, as it is very difficult to reach her scalp when her braids are out-LOL.

We tried a little bang type thing since she has such a long, skinny face and she is loving it--she likes the "long" in my face kinda thing.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

PR and Record

Congratulations Drew on an early season PR and a meet record!

WSU Open Indoor Meet Produces Records

PULLMAN - Four meet records were broken and two more were tied Saturday at the 10th Annual Washington State Open Indoor track and field meet at the Indoor Facility on the Pullman campus. A trio of Cougar men broke the mile meet record in a first through fourth sweep. Drew Jordan won the event with a lifetime-best time of 4:15.36, besting teammate Andrew Kimpel's 2010 time of 4:17.03. Andrew Gonzales' 4:16.36 and Justin Englund's 4:16.79 were also faster than the record while Jono Lafler finished fourth in a time of 4:19.51.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hearing That Still Small Voice.....

 Sometimes parenting can be hard work.

Sometimes we make it harder on ourselves by trying to go it alone or giving into our pride or listening to wrong advice.

I am very thankful that yesterday I had ears to hear the Still Small Voice whispering into "my" plans and busyness.

Yesterday as I was heading home I heard that Still Small Voice say check _______.   I thought that was odd because this had never been something that had been a problem, but it persisted.

So I immediately checked ________ when I got home and yes it did need to be checked.  Yes, this was a first time and Praise His Name it was caught the first time.

Now I gave this precious treasure every opportunity to confess, but as any of you who have treasures from the hard places know, things first learned for survival are hard to let go.

Sadly he did not take the opportunity and I showed him _____.  He then confessed.

Now that, Praise be to God, is not the end!!!!

Again, that Still Small Voice spoke into my heart.

I let him know how a small seed of sin can grow if left hidden and that I was thankful for this revelation.

I asked him what this made him and he said, "Liar, Cheater".

Yea your right, it makes you a sinner.....

Just like ME!

Because you know sin is sin.

And we all sin.

Praise God He is not finished with us yet!

I am praising Him today for His speaking to me that I may have  the privilege anew to speak truth and love into my precious son's life.

Caleb this is all part of becoming like Jesus.

Learning to turn from sin.

Learning to confess our sin.

Learning to uncover our sin and be cleansed anew.

Learning to love those who correct us because they love us and want the best for us.

You know as part of his punishment he had to scrub the shower walls, twice.

And he went into Hannah's room, got the portable radio and brought it into the bathroom and was singing praise hymns while he was scrubbing!!!

A soul being washed in truth.

A soul being trained in righteousness.

A soul learning to love.

God is so very good.

What a Savior we serve.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Annual Egg Nog Mile

 So I am way, way behind, but I have to get some pictures up.

Back on December 22, the longest night of 2011 our community does the longest night mile.

Lots of crazy folks coming out on a very cold, dark night to run a fast mile.

If you are not a runner you will  not get it at all.

Caleb chugged out his mile.
 Hannah ran one with no training at all.  

I joined her on the last lap as an encouragement.

She is really starting to get this running thing down.
 Drew was off in the 'fast' heat.  

With his Santa hat!

He enjoyed a quick mile with a bunch of college friends home for the holiday.

I think they used it as a warm up for the big event.
 The Annual Egg Nog Mile.

The guys, and yes this year it was all guys.

Drink one of these glasses of egg nog and run a lap, then another glass and another lap, till they throw up or finish!

I know, I don't get it either.

Hannah and I were in charge of the egg nog.
 Drew was in charge.

This year they did it right after the Longest Night Mile, thinking they would get a good turn out that way.  

Think the numbers were about the same--30 or so.
 Gotta love how some of them have to plug their noses even to drink the stuff.
Drew was the official winner again this year.

How he can stop after each lap and down a glass of this stuff and still run a sub 5 minute mile is beyond me!

Though he has gotten smart and made himself throw it all up afterwords.

No great pictures this year with the night time.

And not too much going on as the kids were taking the mile pretty easy.

I think next year they will switch it back to early morning when everyone is a little more geared up.