Thursday, December 25, 2008

The TRUE Christmas Story

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Nap time Creative Singing

This apparently is a no-nap day for Sammy.
He's in his room singing and cracking me up!

He's making up his own words to the tune of "London Bridges"

It goes something like this:
"We are brothers all day long,
all day long,
all day long.
We are brothers all day long,
my dear Caleb"
Bridge: (i think, but I don't know anything about music and obviously neither does he!)
"yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes...." (you get the idea!!)

Again to the tune of "London Bridges" and showing that he's tired of being awake in his bed for the past hour!
"I want to get out to play, play, play
play, play play..." (again, the creativity is overwhelming!)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Jehovah Jireh

Jehovah Jireh: The LORD Will Provide.

God is so good to us!
We don't deserve all of the blessings He gives us!
It's so awesome to be a part of God's family that I can't wait to get to heaven!
It's gonna be so awesome!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sammy Says Part 2 and grievances

Sammy: "Mommy, when I grow up to be a girl I want to drink that tea"
Me: "Buddy, you will always be a boy. Boys are boys and girls are girls. You'll never be a girl" (intentionally shield him from the fact that some people in this world don't accept this concept!)
S: "oh. But one day the magic star is going to turn me into a girl. When I go out at night it will turn me into a girl and I can drink your tea"
What?! Oh where have I failed?! My poor child will surely be in therapy someday and I don't even know what started it all!

I'd also like to report that "Mooshoo kiss" has now become "Pooshoo kiss". (Hershey Kiss) The child speaks clear as day, but can't seem to get 'Hershey' out!

And now for my grievances. If you're having a great day, please don't continue reading, because I wouldn't want to spoil it with my complaining! =)

#1 I am sick of blogger!!! It makes me insane! Every time I load pictures it's a pain in the neck! There has to be a simpler way!
#2 I am sick of blogger!!! It makes me insane! (oh, did I already say that? Sorry! But it's really bad!) My previous post was supposed to have a few words with lines through them. You know for drama and interest and all. Then stinkin' blogger decided my entire BLOG needed every word with strike throughs (I know that's not even a word) I don't just mean that post or even all of my posts. No, I mean every word of every post, every word of my title and even every word in my sidebar! GRRRRRRR!!

Sammy Says

"Mama, I want toast, but with nothing on it.
And not toasted"
That, my son, we call bread!

While eating breakfast sausage 
that he wasn't liking
he shuddered and I asked what was the matter.
"It's so shivery! This sausage is very shivery!"

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hooray for Cheap Family Traditions!

This is the second year of our Christmas Trip to Philly Family Tradition (kind of a mouthful!) =)
It doesn't get better than a fun CHEAP family day that kids and parents enjoy!
We spent a whopping $9.90 for the day! 50 cents for a pretzel and the r
est for the speedline tickets.
The boys loved it even though it was colder than an Eskimo's nose.

First we went to Macy's and walked through Dicken's 
Village. Sammy says that was his favorite part (even though he doesn't even know the story!)

I got this picture of Scrooge right in the beginning. Nothing else turned out because I'm photographically challenged and was told no flashes were allowed. After 3 or 4 terrible pictures another girl (you know those annoying ones dressed in their frilly dresses trying to fake an 
English accent) told me no cameras at all! Stinkers!

Then we stayed on the 3rd floor and watched the light show. I think I liked watching it better from there since I swear my neck was stiff for a week last year after looking up at it from the 
Watching the show through the railing:

These are all of the silly people who will be doing their part this week to put their chiropractor's kids through college!

This cool organ is on the 2nd floor. 

Then we went to see the train exhibit at Reading Terminal Market. Sammy loved it! He walked around pushing all the buttons to make little displays move.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him..."
Psalm 37:7a

I seriously am trying! Lord, I'm trying to wait patiently for You and in the process I'm learning that I'm not only very impatient, but I also have a hard time not stepping in and trying to handle it myself.

Monday, December 08, 2008

I have a dream...

...actually lots of them, but this is one that I keep coming back to because it just sounds so fun to me!
I really want to cater small parties like baby show
ers, wedding showers, birthday parties, etc. 
Maybe cater isn't even really the right word because I don't really want to be involved in all the other stuff.
I just want to make little yummys. 
I love making little appetizers and pastries/desserts. 
It makes me happy coming up with them.
Last night the hubs and I were talking about $$. 
Of course! What else is new?!
We were discussing different ideas for extra income since we're not making it on what we have now. 
Either one of us needs to get a night job or we need some other creative ideas.
I couldn't stop thinking about my little dream. 

I laid in bed unable to sleep thinking up different recipe ideas to try.
It's a sickness! Send for help!

This picture makes my mouth water and sends me into daydreams of making such things!

Poor Misled Child

I like the Veggie Tales. I think they can be cute and silly. 
But they're misleading my child. 
Poor Sammy thinks that there was really a worm (caterpillar!) 
named Carlisle with Jonah 
and that he must have disobeyed God too 
because he was also swallowed by the whale. 
(yes, I think it was a whale, not a big fish. No nasty letters, please)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Here's a fun giveaway I found on Shelly's blog.
And since I don't think my boys would look too good in it, if I win, Shelly will get it! =)

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Christmas Shopping

I just made another Christmas gift purchase and I'm so excited! 
I got it on ebay and hope it's here in time! 
So fun!! 
Sammy's gonna love it!!

I'm getting so excited for Christmas!
It seems like every year is more exciting than the last!
This year having 2 who can really enjoy it will be a blast!
What's even better is Grammy is coming tonight to watch the boys so Daddy and I can go do some more Christmas shopping! 
A night out together sans little people and shopping for Christmas! 
Maybe we'll splurge and stop for some coffee at the Treehouse!