Friday, May 29, 2009

PSF: Goodbye Kindergarten, Hello First Grade!

PhotoStory Friday
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Joe Braden is now officially a 1st grader! He was so impressed when the teacher told them, that when they walk across to get their award, they were then in 1st grade! He is so EXCITED!! I couldn't be more impressed by the things that his teacher had to say, it made me extremely proud of MY BOY!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: Born Again

We have had an amazing experience the last few weeks in our youth group. As many of you know my Husband, Joe is the Youth Minister for our congregation. Well in the last week there have been 5 Baptisms! We are just so excited! These kids have been taught at home and at Church, and made the decision to put their Lord on in Baptism. It has been an EXCITING time in our lives. We are so proud of all of them and the choice they have made, to GOD be the Glory! I have permission to share pictures of one of them, so here you go! This is Joe Baptizing Jaylon at 10:30 on a Wednesday night2 weeks ago.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Making your home sing Mondays

I am doing my Monday Post on Tuesday this week, because of our long weekend!
I am linking up with my friend, Mom's The Word to participate in her Monday meme, "Making Your Home Sing Monday." It's a day when we share what we are doing to bless our families in our home. If you would like to join in, click here.

Friday we left town to head for a weekend of Family, camping, and fun. Every Memorial Day we have a family reunion at my Papaw's house on Lake Palestine. It is always a BLAST! On the way there it was pouring rain and just yucky weather. We were pulling in to a place to stop for a minute to discuss where the campgrounds we were staying at could be and there was a BEAUTIFUL rainbow. I immediately got my phone ready for a picture. I was so mad that we had forgotten to grab my camera! So I take a picture and start talking to Joshua about this rainbow.
He looks at it and says, "He put a rainbow in the sky!"
I looked back at him and said, "Who Honey, who put it there?"
He quickly responded, "GOD"!
It was such a touching moment! I mean my 2 year old had just given credit, where credit was due!
Don't you wish it was that easy for us to give God the glory? Sometimes I have a hard time making sure to say Thanks or give him credit. Leave it to my 2 year old to teach me a much needed lesson! So for this week I will work on applying this lesson to make my Home sing!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer Here We Come!

If there is one MAJOR perk to working in the education world it is SUMMER OFF! I am so excited that we have 5 days of school left and I will once again be a SAHM! I have enjoyed being back at work this year, and I have actually balanced it all fairly well. I must say I have impressed myself with how easy the transition has been, but I am ready to have only 1 full time job over the summer. It is amazing how much harder I feel like I have worked this year with having a job and being a Mommy and Wife. Having to still keep up with the daily tasks and work is not easy, but I have managed to keep it done most of the time. I love being home with my boys though, so I am going to LOVE this summer. We are going to be super busy, but it is TOTALLY worth it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Joe

My husband Joe's birthday is today! He is 2 years from catching me, but hey he is 2 years from 30! I love you with all my heart Joe and I hope your day is amazing!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Making my Home Sing Monday: Race

Making your home sing Mondays

I am linking up with my friend, Mom's The Word to participate in her Monday meme, "Making Your Home Sing Monday." It's a day when we share what we are doing to bless our families in our home. If you would like to join in, click here.

Friday night the boys and I took Joe out for his birthday, his birthday isn't officially until tomorrow, but we took the weekend to celebrate. While we were out we saw a man riding a bike, and he just happened to be African American. Well Joe Braden stopped to inform us of the "black" man on a bike. So this made me ask the question, "What do we tell our children to call people of different races?"

I do not want my children to see people for color, gender, body type or any other thing that we label people with. I want them to look at people and see God's handy work. I want them to love everyone no matter their race, ethnicity, social status. I want them to simply love everyone, because that is what we are called to do.

So when this happened I just looked at Joe Braden and said, "Who does Mama tell you we love?" He looked at me puzzled and said, "everyone?". I then said, "yes, and because we love everyone we don't see color." Then he wanted to know, "well what do I say?" This brought me to the above question. So to make my home sing this week I am going to re-enforce the fact that we love everyone, and try to come up with what I should have them say! Any suggestions?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Slide Show

Here is a slide show of my new Nephew Hunter. We had a shower 2 weeks ago and he is so precious! I just had to share!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Sick Kid Fun

While Joshua was sick we had a TON of free time! We had to be home from Sunday until Friday per Doctor orders. Well the first few days were OK, I cleaned while the Little Man watched movies or slept, that is all he felt up to. Well as he started feeling better he was getting bored, you see he is an outside boy! He could live outside if his parents would let him! He was pitiful standing by the patio door crying, watching his brother play and Daddy grill, and I just couldn't take it anymore. My poor baby didn't feel good and he couldn't do what he so wanted to do. So I started thinking about something fun to do. I thought about the rice, beans, or noodles with cars or his dump trucks, but I didn't have enough of any of the dry goods to make it fun. So I decided we would wash cars, I went and got a box of his cars, 2 buckets of water, one with soap and one without, and a blow up toy. I used the blow up toy as a tarp, gave him a dish towel and let him have free reign! He had a blast and soon forgot why he had been upset! Of course he had to change clothes afterwards and I did have a bit of clean up afterward, but he had so much fun that is was for sure worth it! He is doing really well now, thanks to some powerful antibiotics and a prescription decongestant. Today is his first day back with his sitter so we shall see how that plays out! Thank you all so much for the sweet thoughts and prayers, it is nice to know people are thinking about your family!

Excuse the poor quality of the pictures, but I left my camera at my in-laws so I had to use my phone!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sick, Sick, Sick

My little Joshua is so very sick! He has either severe Bronchitis or Pneumonia, we are still waiting on chest x-ray results. They are treating him already and the fever is only low grade now. He has been sick since Saturday night/Sunday morning and we were misdiagnosed on Sunday at Urgent Care. He is one sick boy, that doesn't think he is sick, so it makes it extremely hard. He is super clingy, so I haven't had time to blog. He has to be home all week, and so I have been off work, but my Mom will be here Friday and I can work that day. I will probably not be back on until then or Monday. I would appreciate prayer for his healing and my sanity! It is so hard to have sick babies!