Monday, December 31, 2007

A Weekend Away!

Curtis and I spent a couple of days at the Salish Lodge @ Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some pictures! It was Beautiful!! Our favorite part was this huge over sized jacuzzi tub!! I would go back just for the tub, if we had the tub at home....I would never leave!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Time is Here!

Here are pictures from Christmas! These are for you Eileen! They are in no particular order!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gingerbread Houses!

Here are the shots from our gingerbread houses!

Hannah's house boast of a chocolaty brown roof while Ben's has the traditional white.


So, once a month we set a Saturday aside for what we call "Family Day". We have done a variety of things from going to see a movie to going to the park and playing. Well, this month we thought that it would be fun to decorate gingerbread houses and also to make pizzas as a family. We had so much fun together! The pictures can't even describe it. I did come to the conclusion today that Curtis has the making to be one of those fathers when helping the child with a science fair project he ends up doing it by himself! So, here are the pictures!

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Fresh Look at an Old Subject

"If it were not right that God should decree and permit and punish sin, there could be no manifestation of God’s holiness in hatred of sin, or in showing any preference, in his providence, of godliness before it. There would be no manifestation of God’s grace or true goodness, if there was no sin to be pardoned, no misery to be saved from."

Jonathan Edwards

You can read more from John Piper's blog

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Look Mommy! Hannah Pretty!

This post is dedicated to my daughter who likes to beautify herself and sometimes her brother. The first set of pictures are of her doing her and Ben's nails. Second set is her applying mascara!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lung Power

I am still sick! Under the advise of my dentist I went back to the doctor this past Monday. She walked into the exam room and asked me if I had been getting tired a lot. I responded that I am always tired. "No", she said "I mean are you getting winded by doing normal activities?" I answered yes. Then she asked me if I want to know why. I responded yes. She told me that because I have been sick with Bronchitis and a sinus infection for so long that my lungs had weakened. She told me that I was down to using 57% of my normal lung capacity. She also told me that I have to decrease my activities. No shopping, no exercising, no exerting myself period! And she has me on a regiment of new medications, more steroids, and more inhalers. I really want to get better!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Survival of the Fittest

So today is "black Friday" and for the first time ever I went out to shop the sales! I was actually pretty excited. My mom came over at 3:30am and we headed to our first store that opened at 4am! How CRAZY! The line outside the store was at least 1/4 mile long. We definitely spent more time in line to get in the store then we actually spent in the store. Next stop......WALMART!!! This was going to be more challenging. I have heard horror stories from the past of people getting trampled upon entering the store. To my surprise Walmart was already opened and all of their specials were covered until the right time. I went to my section for the special and even though it was 30 minutes until 5am there was already a crowd! I am tough though, definitely not thin skinned....I was ready! I got my item with no problems but then decided to check some movies out which meant I would have to go through the dreaded electronics section. This was a HUGE mistake! I guess that I am too nice, I got stuck in the middle of an isle for about twenty minutes with no movement anywhere. If you remember in disaster movies there is usually a shot of the freeways cluttered with abandoned vehicles, well, at Walmart it was the same scene except for people abandoned their shopping carts rather then vehicles. So, here I am done with my shopping at 10am! I am feeling pretty accomplished! My mom and I went to 7 stores within a few hours and survived!! Fun stuff, I think that we might do it again next year!

Sunday, November 18, 2007