Monday, July 26, 2010

Steadfast Love

Josh took the 3rd and 4th graders to camp for a few days.  This is my first time alone with two kids for an extended period of time! So far, so good!! Ben slept in this morning...Mimi and Doogie wore him out this weekend. (Thanks Doug and Elaine!)  He said, "I want to visit them forever!" So thankful for good grandparents.

This morning I was reading the Psalms and came across a verse that I think will get me through this week:
"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night..."
Psalm 92:1-2

I am no theologian like some in our family (Charles Rhine, ThM) but I really like what this verse means to me. I like how the Psalmist wants to declare God's steadfast love in the morning and faithfulness at night.  I think it makes a lot of sense...I need his patient love in the morning to get through the day.  I fail many times throughout my day...especially in my parenting! How nice to have this reminder that He is right there with love that NEVER wavers and ALWAYS sustains! And at the end of the day I can look back on that love and praise Him for being faithful to provide it. God is good all the time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Take me out to the ball game

Today is Ben's first Rangers baseball experience...and I am missing it! Sad! But on the up-side...he is getting to experience this first with his Daddy, Mimi, and Doogie.  They left this morning and are getting there early enough for something called "Chatter Bat"? Not sure what it means but I think he may get a free bat out of the deal.  He and Josh are both wearing bright red shirts and royal blue shorts. How cute are they?! I didn't think it was a good idea to get little man out in the heat for that long so we are stayin' cool and layin' low.  I know this will be a fun time for my boys...I will post a pic as soon as they get home!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


So today was the day for Sam's four month vaccinations.  I always HATE this time because there is sooo much conflict concerning vaccinations.  We have vaccinated both Ben and Sam and have done ENDLESS research on both sides.  The conclusion we have arrived at is pro-vaccination.  I know this subject is HUGELY controversial so that is NOT what this post is about.  This is about a great friend saying the right thing at the right time. 

I was sitting in the waiting room this morning for Sam's appointment.  We had been waiting for about 30 minutes and had still not been called so I called my friend, Abbie, who was graciously watching Ben for me to let her know that it was going to be awhile.  We chatted for a bit and I told her how much I don't like shot appointments. I said, "I hate holding him while he is getting the shots. It makes me sad." She said, "Well, at least you are not holding him while he has dysentery." Ha! My kind of humor!  It was what I  needed to hear at that moment.  So, here's to good friends that say exactly what you need to hear....and that watch your incredibly active, energetic, sometimes-likes-to-talk-back-and-cause-trouble-by-getting out-all-of-your-cleaning-supplies son. Thankful for you today, Abbie.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Figuring it out

Still learning the blogging ropes. I have no idea how to shrink down the pictures over on the side.  Any help? (Not sure who I am asking since no one even knows I have a blog...except you, Mehgan!)  

This morning in Sunday School, Lance taught us about Philippians 3.  He made a point that I have never thought about before.  I am looking forward to sharing it but I just realized it's almost midnight and little man will be waking up before I know it. Hmm.  Am I ever REALLY going to have time to do this?! We shall see! 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Blog EVER

Well, here it goes.  This is my first time to blog and I have to admit I am excited and a little apprehensive.  What should I write? How much should I share? Should I go for all family stories or make this my online jr. high type journal? Decisions, decisions.  I guess I will just write about what I am doing at this exact moment in time.  I am currently sitting on my couch blogging.  Sam is in his swing (and once I get a phone that will let me upload photos I will show him to you).  He keeps looking at me and squealing.  I think he may be getting hungry which means that my first blog will be pretty short.  I absolutely adore this little bundle of jelly rolls. He is too much.  Wish you could all see him right now.  He has his finger in his mouth and is going to town. Well, that's my cue.  Maybe the next one will be a little more entertaining. Not making any promises.