Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Everything has it's time" Eccl. 3:1-8

Hello again fellow readers! I was in a venting mood a few days ago and it was good i did not blog then. I was raised if you cannot say something nice do not say it at all. So can I type it then? I went shopping for groceries with my two oldest boys. It went very well until we got to the till. There in the magazines rack was some very provocative images of a known hollywood lady with barely a bikini on. I was instantly mad. Is that where righteous anger may kick in? This woman was at my boys' eye sight and if she hiccupped while the photographer took her photo I am sure her kazoonas would have fallen out. Can we spell M-O-D-E-S-T-Y? Oh the scripture references i could pull out right now.....but also scripture on how a man can lust when this pornography is soo easily accesible. In a grocery store of all things and at the perfect height of my 6 year old. I can give a perfect example. In line ahead of us a man oh say in his 30's had bought some apples and milk. He could not take his eyes off of the picture...in fact he dropped his apples on the floor TWICE trying to find the grocery belt without taking his eyes off the well endowed woman. I could have cried right there. We see again how we live in a sinful world. Do we have to keep our kids at home even from the supposedly family friendly grocery store? I decided right then and there to grab the magazine and turn it around. Hmm much better a nice ad for dove soap...works for me....mental note....do i need soap? The man looked right at me a little disgruntled. I nervously replied " I do not need my boys looking at half naked women" the only naked women i pray they will look at is their own wife it what i added in my mind. When Nathan asked why I was turning around 2 more magazines I replied, "Son, there are things on them nobody should see. It does not glorify God". He accepted that answer and we discussed the magazines and their contents in the vehicle more openly later. Nathan was dissapointed that a store would sell that stuff and i had to sorrowfully explain, money and advertising has more say than morals. I love to talk with my boys about anything and what a great opportunity is was to speak openly about this topic with them on that time. So if you see a mgazine rack looking a little disheveled...i may have been there with or without my kids. Have a great weekend and an enjoyable Sunday. Thankyou for reading my rant.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A New Room for Rachel

Ok people this is a super big deal. To me at least. I love to paint. Not on an easel or on artsy crafty stuff no i like to paint walls. If i walk in my minds throught all the rooms in our home the only places i have not painted are the garage and one playroom. Hmmmm....anyhow all these other wonderful rooms have been painted once and some twice and never was i allowed to paint any of them a girly color. Probably because i was soo out numbered.Well now that i have a girl i have merrily walked over to the brighter colors in home hardware and had some fun. Brown and purple it was! Did i ever have fun! The only hurdle i have to overcome is to get a matress for her crib and sniff, sniff bring her downstairs. Hey this is a big step for me. Pictures by request of my sister! Have a wonderful family day weekend!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

In December we decided to venture down south to celebrate Christmas. No not that far south....do you see palm trees and pina coladas? Anyhow, Tim and I decided to hotel it seeing we have 4 kids now and invading someones home with them sounds much too stressfull. Just to make it extra special we went to a hotel with a pool! What a highlight! As you can see the boys had no fear with their lifejackets on. Backwards or forwards on their bellies they slid down the slide. We were so fortunate not to have to endure long lineups for the slide.....in fact we were the only family there that morning. We made Rachel our certified life guard. She sat under the fake tree and really did a lousy job watching us, she liked the towering tree abover her instead. So after a good swim Rachel was done! Nap time. Now this cheap and smart momma utilized her packing space well. You see Rachel slept in a tote. I packed her clothes in the tote on the way and back home. At the hotel her clothes were in a drawer. She also bathed in the tote and at night slept in it. We still chuckle at the picture! Between visiting lots of family and eating far too much food we had a great 4 day long weekend. The boys loved visiting with their cousins and sledding and skating with them. We live too far away from all the family. I think we should start a colony. Any willing participants?