Wednesday, May 25, 2011

If you give a Mom a Muffin!

I read this on my friend Jessica's blog. I got a good laugh out of it and thought you would too ;)

If you give a Mom a Muffin!
If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some. Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old. While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

by Kathy Fictorie

Friday, May 13, 2011

Our Rose is 8 months!

Our sweetie pie is 8 months old. We are just loving every moment with her! She is happy and carefree!

Went for her Wellness checkup last week and here are her stats:
Height: 23 3/4 in
Weight: 13. 9 oz
Head: 42 1/2 cm
I asked the doctor if I should be worried that she is so small ( I swear, she eats  a lot of food!).
He said, don't worry at all. You just have small babies! haha- and that really is so true.

*Her favorite thing is to sit on the living room floor and pull toys out of a her toy basket and look each one over carefully, put it in her mouth, shake it and throw it to the side. Such a simple life - love it!
*She is cooing and screaming up a storm lately. The coos are sweet of course. there are lots of bababas and dadadas! Now the screams are not quite so sweet. Although it's kind of hilarious because Maddy, Tim and I will all be running around doing different things and she will let off a high pitched scream and we will all stop and look at her. She inevitably grins and goes back to playing. She knows what she's doing ;)
*No teeth yet - but I'm pretty sure she's working on them. 

* She LOVES to swing. She just giggles and giggles. It makes my heart sing!
* Not crawling yet, but definitely scooting and moving to get where she wants (within a 3 foot radius)

MOST of all though,  I am loving how she and Maddy are interacting more. SO MUCH FUN to watch!

* We dedicated her to the Lord on Mother's day.

Before our church, we committed to be a Godly example for her as well as to teach her about God's Word, Goodness, and Grace! We have been entrusted with her heart and are so blessed and honored to be her parents. Rose you are a gift from the Lord!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

You Know You’re a Mom When…

You Know You’re a Mom When…
You have signed a check with a crayon
You wish your baby monitor had a snooze button
You can feed a small family with all of the french fries, goldfish, and various other crumbs found in the back of your mini-van You find yourself constantly talking in 3rd person, “Mommy said NO!” You child has taken two baths today but you haven’t had a shower in two days! 

You can think of 1000 different ways to use a baby wipe that don’t involve changing a diaper.
Instead of singing in the shower you say things like:
Don’t open the door
Go watch dora
No, you can’t get in
Is anyone hurt?
An uninterrupted shower feels like a day at the spa.
You know all the words to every theme song on Nick Jr. but you can’t remember where your keys or cell phone are .

When on that rare chance that you go to the grocery store alone, you walk the isles slowly as if in a museum.
 By Holly Furtick

One of my dear friends sent me this and it made me laugh. Hope it made you smile ;)
Have a Blessed Mother's Day! 

Friday, May 06, 2011

An Excellent Response to "The Adjustment Bureau"

My pastor wrote an excellent review of the movie, "The Adjustment Bureau" on his blog.

You can read it here.  His article does a great job of dealing with the issues of "Free Will" and "God's Sovereignty" according to the Word of God. Very insightful! It's a short article. Whether you have watched the movie or not yet, I highly recommend the read! Don't worry - it won't give anything away ;)

Master's of Arts in Teaching

So in January of 2008 (almost a year before Madison was born!) I started my Master's degree at Trinity International University because I could get half off my credits while Tim was going to school and I really wanted to get certified to teach in IL as well as continue my understanding of teaching. Well, here I am 3 years and 2 sweet girls later and I am just now trying to finish up all of the last requirements for state certification and graduation. 

AllI have left is: 
1. College Algebra class (an undergrad class that I never took and need for certification)
2. Health class with a lab (also and undergraduate class that I never took and need for certification)

Once I have those two done - I can send in all of my paper work in to be certified to teach in the public schools in IL.

And then to actually graduate and receive my Master's degree, I have to also write my THESIS! So I am taking it one step at a time. I just registered for a College Algebra (yuck!) course at Harper College. The class will be on Monday and Wednesday nights through June and July. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.