Friday, May 30, 2008

why did I buy a pool pass?

I am trying to figure out why I thought we needed a pool pass this year. I guess I could of saved my money?!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Our Summer To DO List!!

In honor of our family's favorite cartoon Phineas & Ferb we have complied a list of things we are going to do this summer. I thought it would be fun to post the list now and see how many of the things we get to accomplish. I will be continuing to update the list as we add ideas or do new things. So without further is what we plan on doing this summer.

  1. Acrilyic Painting 101
  2. Hiking (various trails)
  3. Mountain Biking
  4. Canoeing
  5. Fishing
  6. Paper Mache Creations 101
  7. Wooden Sculptures 101
  8. Making a Cartoon Movie with our Mac
  9. Producing a Play (Shaggy will be our director)
  10. Annual Summer T-shirt Making Day
  11. Going to the Pool 100 x's(Rocker specifically added the 100x's)
  12. Camping
  13. Balloon Art
  14. Myrtle Beach
  15. Alligator watching (at Myrtle beach)
  16. VBS (at CCC where I will be a robot)
  17. Frisbee Golf at Pincho
  18. A couple picnic lunches
  19. Figuring out how to keep Shaggy's pet Cray Fish alive.
  20. Having a Rainy Day Star Wars marathon(all 6 movies in one day)
  21. Possibly getting this new Banzai Skimboard Suffer Slide
  22. Water Balloon Fight
  23. Water Gun Battle
  24. Tubing on the Yellow Breeches
  25. Building a Marble Run out of toilet paper rolls

Well that's a start and will get us through some of the summer. I am sure between the boys and I we will add some more things. I know you may be asking "Aren't you a little to old to be doing some of these things?" Yes, yes I am!!! :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Do You Think This is Me?

You Belong in London

You belong in London, but you belong in many cities... Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sidney. You fit in almost anywhere.

And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!

I could sort of see this. I absolutely loved Hong Kong and Mainland China when we went. I am also itching to travel again.

I also realized I just passed my 100th post. Wow! For someone who doesn't journal or like writing a lot I have written quite a bit. Well let me know what you guys think. Could I handle London or other major International cities?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Haven't Fallen Off The Face of The Earth!

I have not been blogging because this month is just a whirlwind for us as a family. I can't go into great detail about what's happening right now but I will promise to share in about 2 weeks. Right now we are all packing and will be in the area but not home for the next 14 days.

I am also in the process of finalizing a training for our Church's new Special Needs Ministry this Sat. May 17th. Hopefully we will have the volunteers show up. That is the most disappointing thing about Children's Ministry. You put in the time and effort to make a successful and positive ministry opportunity and your volunteers don't want to commit to some training. I am thinking and prayer that this will be a good training and we will have a good volunteer turn out.

Our Special Needs Ministry room is also still under construction and we are finalizing the last few details. That is all slated to be fully functioning June 7th.

Well got to run. Right now that is all I am doing run, run, running. I am looking forward to the end of May but then again June has enough stuff jammed into it too. I have a sinking suspicion that this summer will fly past me at warp speed.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Believing When All Hope Seems Lost

There are few things that feel absolutely hopeless to me in my life, except one; my family. I am faced with more crap again and I just want to throw my hands up and say "I'm done with this. I wash my hands of this." That isn't what the Lord wants though. What He desires me to do, stretches me until my utmost breaking point.

He showed me a picture of my family and how no one else prays for them. No one is there declaring freedom or truth over them. He showed me a startling revelation that if I did not stand in the gap for my family there would be no one there to do it. I know that Jesus intercedes for us daily, but the revelation the Lord shared with me is that I hold a key. What am I going to do with it? I am tired. I am tired of the fighting, the mud slinging, and the accusations that are thrown at me on a weekly basis, but the idea of my family going to hell hurts more.

So I reach out my hand again and again and again. I will continue until the Lord Almighty tells me to stop. I will declare His truth over them and I will stand against the fiery arrows of the enemy. I remember in Lord of the Rings when Gandolf was standing with Pippin at Minas Tirith before the great battle. Pippin spoke to Gandolf as though questioning and stating "there is still hope." Gandolf smiled and replied "Only a fools hope." Jesus was mocked as a fool. His journey to the cross was met with laughter and jeering. I stand now on a fools hope knowing He conquered all. So in the midst of the pain and the hurt and the daily battle I stand with Jesus. One day my family will see the Glory of the Lord and all this crap will have been worth it all. For now I just stand.