Well, we are getting a bit of snow, and it is supposed to get down to -7 tonight. Since we had extra kids here sleeping over, we have to take them home. Then we are going to share New Year’s Eve with friends, so we could possibly get snowed out instead of snowed in. But, hey, at least we will be having fun with friends, right?
Hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are, “weather” it be hot or cold. 😀
Have you ever walked down a road that was difficult, yet found yourself looking forward to walking down a similar road again? It almost sounds crazy, but I assure you it is not.
Five years ago, I began walking down one of those roads, and I am still on that same journey. It began when I looked at myself from the inside out and tried to see myself from another person’s perspective. It was mind-blowing to discover that I did not like what I saw. What? I look like THAT? me???
I knew that God was not pleased with what He saw. I also knew that He was willing to melt me down like gold and skim off the impurities. It is a painful process, but it is so absolutely worth it!
Wow! This is turning into a major blog post series! Stay tuned for more!
About five years ago, I began a journey that has proven to be the hardest one of my life…so far. I am sure it is not the hardest I will ever face. Oddly enough, I am not looking forward to something harder, yet I look forward to the opportunity.
Curious yet? Good. Come back Tuesday for more. 😀
I am going to share one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite musicians tonight. This song spoke to me the first time I heard it, and it has continued to do so every single time I have listened to it. Take a few minutes to listen to The Real me by Natalie Grant.
Candice is a bit camera shy. Can you tell? 😀
Tonight we had our family Christmas time and then we got to spend the rest of the day with two other families from church. We don’t seem to get the opportunity to get together often just to enjoy each other’s company, so today was a big treat! We ate finger foods, played board games, and joked with each other! Thanks to the Reynolds’ family for having us over and being very hospitable.
I have to tell you that playing board games is one of my favorite things to do with a group. If someone pulls out a board game, it is hard for me to say “no.” I am a fun-aholic and actually have a difficult time stopping once I have started. Anyone else have that problem? What is your favorite thing to do with a group?
Several weeks ago, a friend of ours let us borrow a Christmas tree that they would not be using. Since we have a family tradition of spending Friday evenings together as a family, we decided to spend the next Friday decorating for Christmas.
We were very pleased that our friend also loaned us Christmas lights, and the best part was that the lights were blue (both Luke’s and my favorite color)!!
Other than the lights, we went the old fashioned way with decorations. We strung popcorn and hung anything pretty, including jewelry on it! And we did it all to the sound of Christmas music on pandora.
We also made a paper chain counting down the days until Christmas. We cut out slips of paper and divided them between the four older kids. They each colored the same amount of links, and we put them on the chain so that the kids got to take turns taking off the links they created themselves! I think they had a blast!! I know I did!
After making the chain and decorating the tree, we sat on the couch with popcorn and watched The Grinch while staring at our newly decorated borrowed Christmas tree.
What type of decorations do you have up at your house this year? Are there certain traditions that you follow each year?
Joanna Young at Confident Writing is doing a group writing project entitled “Simply the Best.” If you are interested in participating, here are the rules.
If you are interested in participating in Joanne’s group writing project but have no idea where to start, hop on over to Robert Hruzek’s blogapalooza to get started. This will get you started by allowing you to choose your favorite post from every month of 2008. Once you have it down to twelve, it is a bit easier to narrow it down to a single blog post.
I had a bit of a hard time choosing my favorite post because…..well….that’s a lot of writing to choose from. I almost picked A Great Mother’s Day because it has great (almost) professional pictures of my children.
Name that Kid was almost chosen because it is a great example of my life with five children. It it also helping me to remember to use my children’s names when I speak to them.
Even though the choice was hard, I like Scary Bathrooms best….barely. It is simply the best because it helps you to think like a child again. This post allows you to step into a two year old’s mind and see how he views modern technology in bathrooms.
I know what you are thinking. How do I know what it is like to be in the mind of a two year old? No, that is not my mental age. I just happen to have had 4 two year olds within the last 6 years and therefore have a bit experience with them. Six more years like the previous six, and I might actually have the mental age of a two year old! 🙂
So, now that your questions are put to rest, go ahead and read my favorite post (on my blog) and then take a peek at my husband’s favorite post from his blog.