Friday, May 29, 2009

Cherishing every day


Well, the time has come. Darius has let us know that he is ready to be potty trained. While I was changing his diaper this morning he informed me that he needed to go potty. I took him and put him on the potty and he did his thing. :) I look at my sweet baby boy wondering where the days have already gone. It seems like just yesterday that this precious little boy was born. When I say that the time goes by fast I really do know what I'm talking about. With two newly 18 year old graduated twin girls, I know all about growing up fast. So the next time someone tells you that you should cherish the time you have with your kids, it is not a cliche, the time does go by fast.
So, my plan was to take off 2 weeks in the month of June to potty train Darius but he is apparently on his on schedule. So we will go with his schedule and start potty training now. One day at a time....cherishing every day.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Etiquette for Little Ones at Home

I found this rather simple but very good thoughts for Moms and Dads....


Etiquette forLittle Ones at Home

*Say “Good-morning” and “Good-night” to everyone in the house.

*Greet our guests at the door with a smile and “hello!”

*Say “Good-bye” to our guests and help them out the door.

*Remember your manners: “please” and “thank-you”.

*Stay seated at the table until you are excused.

*If an adult drops something, pick it up quickly!

*Protect children - especially babies - who are younger than you.

*When you are eating a snack, offer some to the people near you.

*When people speak to you, look in their eyes and respond kindly.

*When daddy or mommy asks you to do something, say, “Yes,dad!” or “Yes, mom!” and do it right away.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Boy's are very different!!!


I have always wondered whether those with boys were lying when they talked about how different they were then girls. I kept telling myself that they just did not know exactly what they were talking about. If you have a boy and I've ever given you that look "please there not that different" I'm sorry. I have learned in the past 2 years that boys are not only different they are extremely different. Darius is not what you might call a "passive" boy. He throws, hits, grabs, any thing he can get his hands on. He believes that he is the only child in house and that one day precious baby CeCe will just disappear. He believes that the world rotates around him and only him and that we are all here to serve his needs.
So many might be saying well why does he believe or even think such a though and that would be because it's true. This little boy has captured the hearts of almost everyone he come in contact with. In the eyes of his 3 older sisters he could not possible do anything wrong. He just give one of those precious smile and all the trouble is gone.
I tell you all that to lead into one of his latest adventures. We are getting ready to leave our house and Darius walks out of the house wearing his dad's shoes and carrying my purse. I thought he was just so cute. He proceeds to go over to talk to the dogs. I just continued to put the rest of the stuff in the van. I thought he was being way to good so I walked over to see what he was doing. That was when I discovered all my credit cards and driver license in with the dogs. I looked over that there was my very expensive phone in the dogs mouth. It just so happens that our warranty does cover "dogs eating your phone".

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Keep Your Fork



This is a great perspective:

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.
She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.
Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.
'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly.
'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply.
'This is very important,' the young woman continued. 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'
The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.
That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked.
'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Pastor.
The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement.. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming...like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie.. Something wonderful and with substance!'
So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork, the best is yet to come.'
The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death.. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.
At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.
During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.
He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Words

Do you edify your husband before others, adding to his value in their eyes? This is especially important to other family members.
I never speak negative about David to anyone. I never want anyone to think poorly of him, but I need to remember that not only are my words powerful but so are my action. I need to remember that the way that I look at my husband and how I treat him is just as important as what I say.

Husband Encouragements

Many times in our marriage life we go on day to day not stopping to thank God for the person He gave us to spend the rest of our life with. I never want to forget that David is a gift from God. I am creating a specific place where I can blog regularly about my husband and all his amazing qualities.

Bible passages that strengthen my role as a wife.
2 Corinthians 4:18 - "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Proverbs 12:4 - "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones."

Proverbs 27: 15 - "A nagging wife is as annoying as the constant dripping on a rainy day." (NLT)

Ephesians 5:22 - "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."

Philippians 4:6-8 - "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God , which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Monday, May 11, 2009

In the beginning....

I'm new at this blogging stuff and have no idea where to begin. I want to be able to blog about all the little things that go on in our house on a daily bases. So many things happen and I don't want to forget. I will continue to learn what I'm doing and will be posting pictures soon. My prayer is that I will stay diligent in posting and will continue to see all the little and big blessings that the Lord gives my family.
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