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Trying to follow God and draw closer to him each day. Some days I slip, some days I fall, I'm so glad He never does.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me, Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

So being the prim and proper Mommy that I am I would never laugh as I tried to teach my children (9,7,4) the correct body terminology. I would never blush as I read a book to my oldest daughter about her body, nope, not me.

And of course I would stop my son from saying 'Nakey' instead of the proper term, penis. I would also not allow my son to make fun of his new found terms in such a way: Mary, has a nakey, nakey, nakey, nakey. (clearly I was not very clear on who had what.) And I would definitely re-think my whole parenting skills as my 4 yr says in his most scared voice: 'ooooh there's a vagina in the house', whereas his too-smart-for-her-own-good sister says 'Duh, Tommy, of course, there's lots in the house.' (We are a 3 girl, 3 boy family.) None of this makes me cringe or blush, Nope, Not me.

I also don't have a sore back from playing too much volleyball this weekend and acting like I was much younger than I really am, Nope, Not me. I also wouldn't neglect our new little puppy just because he was outside and all wet. Nope, not me.

I also didn't cry real tears at a high-school graduation this weekend as I looked at a young girl I knew since she was born and then thought of my own and how fast it has already went.

Have a great day.. sheila

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dirt, Mud & Boys

June 26, 2009

The digging has begun....I have prayed about this building project for quite sometime now. Is it the right thing to do... even though God had clearly showed me several years ago, an addition that never even seemed possible, but is now becoming a reality. Thank you Lord. There are moments where I have to take a deep breath and trust. Trust we are doing the right thing, trust the stress will not be too much and trust our God is bigger than two extra bedrooms. To God be the glory.

So as we progress forward, our boys have found their second love (mommy is still first.) How will I ever keep them clean enough to go somewhere? I use to laugh (before I had two little boys) and shake my head when my sister would get so frustrated with her boys getting dirty. See, my girls, I could send them outside before school to play, they could play on the swingset before church... But not my nephews. And Sondra knew; I however, had no idea why the boys couldn't just play and stay clean until it was time to go. Sondra knew something I would come to know a few years later. Little boys, no matter how much they are told or how much they want to obey (yes, I still believe they want to obey), will inevitably gravitate towards sometype of dirt, water, mud. It's just the way God made them. Now that I have this new found information, what will I do with it? Keep them in the house all summer, 4-5 baths a day, or tell them to clean off in the kiddie pool before coming in the house, now I ask you what would you all do. In God's Love, sheila

Monday, June 22, 2009

So this Is Blogging....

Just checking out the style and layout... May actually be easier than my so-outdated homepage. Sorry, Owen (fourth baby) I just have not had time to add your pics, yet, somewhat like your baby book and your Two Year Old pics.... UGH...But I love ya...