Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
We all know that boys are different than girls and we all know why. It amazes me how different Aaron and my boys think compared to me. Yesterday after Gabe got back from his fishing trip, the boys were talking to Aaron about hunting. Gabe asked Aaron how to kill a deer and get all of it's meat out. Aaron went on to explain in graphic, over the top, disgusting detail about how to kill and basically torture a deer just for fun and then get the meat out. I won't even tell you what he said to do with the meat. Just imagine blood and guts talk. I was so grossed out and told him how he was probably psychologically damaging our kids. Apparently I was wrong. Their response was, "Awesome! I want to see that!" I definitely don't understand the mind of a boy.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
We are three days in to the start of a new life for us. Our lives will never again be the same as we know it today. The first big change is that I am homeschooling. I have decided to do this because we will be moving to Florida in January. We will be going to serve a ministry called The Covenant House where they rehabilitate men with drug and alcohol abuse. Aaron will be working along side these men as they do construction work and discipling them as they live life together. I will be focusing all of my time and attention on the boys. It will be a totally different way of living. Aaron will not have a job. We will be supported by The Covenant House, living in faith as they do that God will send the money to provide for us all.
Aaron has been the Youth Pastor at Life House Church for the past 5 years and we have made the most amazing relationships. We are very close to our friends and families, so it's going to be really hard to leave. It is a bitter-sweet time in my life. I am excited about the new things the Lord is going to do in us while we are there and how this will forever impact and change my boys' worldview.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I love 5:00 p.m. I look forward to it almost everyday. You might be thinking it's because Aaron gets home at 5:00. Nope. I wish. It's because we eat at 5:00, and no, I'm not excited because I'm hungry. It's because one quick hour or less later it's bath time. One quick hour or less after that is p.j.'s and story time. Then very soon after that is bed time!!! I love bed time. I just wish it was as easy as it sounds. Gabe and Judah go to sleep pretty easy, but Isaiah...well that's always another story. It usually takes me at least an hour to an hour and a half of fighting to finally get him to stay in his room and go to sleep. So by the time he's done, I'm so frustrated and worn out that I wonder what it was about bed time I was looking forward to. I guess it's the hope of an easy bed time and a quiet night that I'm living for.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
The following pictures are of our trip to Pittsburgh, PA for an NRP Youth Conference this weekend. We had such a great time at the church and touring the city. The city was beautiful and the people were so hospitable. Right now we are waiting at the airport for our plane, which is delayed, so I finally have time to update you. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Today I took my boys bowling. I signed us up for a "kids bowl free" program during the summer. When you hear the title you'd think you were off to a cheap day of family fun, but NO. I thought all you had to do was bring the coupons, so I handed them to the lady behind the desk and she said, "That'll be $17.50." I was like, "What?" (Thinking it was all going to be free). Shoe rental used to be $1/person, now is $4/person. Then of course they tell you that they are giving you a discount on their kids meal, but after I got there, I found out that every kids meal is $2.99. So after renting our shoes and buying us all lunch, I walked out of the bowling alley spending $40 I didn't expect to spend! Sorry Aaron :)
Other than that we really did have a great time together. I especially enjoyed noticing how they all have their own bowling strategy. Gabe swings his right arm back as hard as he can and lets it loose down the lane. Judah gets a running start and hurls the ball as hard as he can, and Isaiah surprisingly puts it down in front of the lane and barely pushes it, so it feels like we are waiting for an eternity for it to get to the pins, watching it in slow motion. Knowing their personalities, I would have thought that Judah would have bowled like Isaiah and vise versa. But they did pretty good. Unfortunately for some, I am neither athletic or competitive, so my score was very close to theirs. I barely beat them. Gabe was VERY unhappy about this. You can see he's more like his daddy.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Rouge. They had free carousel rides, face painting, & goodie bags for
the kids. They even had some free info for us moms. Isaiah's not in
the picture because he kept running off with the stroller! Overall, we
had a good day.