Thursday, January 27, 2011

Our Sunday Pictures

I know.
This past weekend Chris and I were so excited that we were able to honor our Bible school teachers by fixing them lunch on Sunday,.. so the kids got dressed and took Sunday Pictures at the church building.

It was lots of fun!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Out Numbered

Sorry Justus!
You are COMPLETELY out numbered!

Friday, January 21, 2011

2 in 1

This represents my favorite and least favorite thing about Christmas.

My favorite part is getting Christmas cards and seeing the pictures and reading the warm wishes.

My least favorite part is when I have to take them all down from around my door in the kitchen and put them away... just because Christmas is over... blah!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This Boy!

Oh My!
That face can melt a heart - I tell you what!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Get To Know Me A to Z

My friend Leann did this on her blog and it looked fun so I thought I would do it.

A - Age: 31
B - Bed Size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Floors
D - (Former) Dogs' names: Stanley
E - Essential start your day item: Cheerios
F- Favorite color: Purple
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'4"
I - Instruments you play(ed): none
J - Job title: Mom, Teacher, Care Giver, Jeweler
K - Kid(s): Hannah and Justus
L - Living arrangements: House we've been in for 6 years
M - Mom's name: Joni
N - Nicknames: When I was little and talked loud - Meg (short for megaphone)
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: None
P - Pet Peeves: Forgetting where I put something - happens to me WAY too much.
Q - Quote from a movie: "Pinned ya. ..... Pinned ya again!"
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 1 older step-sister
T - Time you wake up: 5.45am
U- Underwear: Yes
V - Vegetable you dislike: Cooked Carrots
W - Ways you run late: I forgot where I put something URGGG! (See letter P)
X - X-rays you've had: Teeth, Wrist
Y - Yummy food you make: Rotel Cheese Dip
Z - Zoo favorite: White Tiger, and Giraffe

Monday, January 17, 2011

Maw Maw and Poppa

We leave Hannah and Justus alone with their Maw Maw and Poppa for 1 night and these are the kind of pictures we get!!

Who do YOU think had a better time, the kids? or the grand-parents?


Memories for a lifetime!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday's Sign

When you see the T intersection sign you should think of

Job 33:14
For God does speak - now one way, now another - though man may not perceive it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Umm It Snowed

It really snowed.
A lot for around here.
More than I wanted.
I was starting (after 4 days of no school) to think that it wouldn't STOP snowing actually.

I am a snow-playing- scrooge. I admit it.

SO, lucky for the kids, Alaina, Phillip, and Ellen came over to play. Alaina, Phillip, and Ellen are NOT snow-playing-scrooges.Looks like they were all excited and had a great time outside playing - right?

Well, all these pictures were taken in about the first 7 minutes of play. That is when Justus' inner snow-playing-scrooge came out and he looked up at me (after not moving around very much without being carried) and said "but mommy, it's cold." He asked to go in. I was excited because that meant I could go in and this is what he did.I do not think he once regretted his decision, even when he was looking at the door to watch them play! I am sorry, Justus that you got my scroogeness when it comes to being cold!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Night Night Conversation

Hannah: Mommy, let's think of something to talk about
(of course she didn't want to go to bed)

Me: It is really time to go night night.
Hannah: When is Jesus going to come?
(she knows I am a sucker for letting her stay up if she want to talk about God.)

Me: I don't know, but I hope it is soon!
Hannah: Why is it taking Him so long to come?
Me: He will be here sooner than you think. Let's pray. You first.
Hannah: Dear God, when are you going to come back and get us? In Jesus Name Amen.
Me: Amen!

She sure can melt my heart!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nutty Bars

Do you know these things?
Do you know the best way to eat these things?

I didn't until I was in high school.

My wonderful friend, Traci, taught me to eat these a layer at a time. And when you get the layer in your hand, you look at both sides, and you always eat it with the peanut butter side down, on your tongue.


Thanks Traci for showing me the way! :-)

Monday, January 10, 2011


Do you get THINK magazine?
If not, you should! It is great!

These are a few Biblical based New Year's Resolutions to think about that they put in the January 2011 issue of THINK.
  1. Pray daily and develop a deeper love for God - 1 Thess 5:17
  2. Practice at least one random act of kindness daily expecting nothing in return - Luke 10:25-37
  3. Have regular family devotions - Deut 6:4-8, Prov 22:6, Eph 6:4
  4. Bring one person to Christ - Matt 28:18-20
  5. Guard your heart (even with media) - Prov 4:23
  6. Don't be anxious for anything - Philip 4:6
  7. Delight in the Law of the Lord, His judgments, and His Omnipotence - Ps 1, Ps 97:8, Rom 8:28-39
  8. Become as a little child - Matt 18:3, Prov 20:11
  9. Keep your tongue from evil - Ps 34:13, Prov 16:24
  10. Be slow to anger - Prov 16:32, Eph 6:4
  11. Quench not the Spirit - 1 Thess 5:19
  12. Remember the Lord's Day - John 20:19, Acts 20:7, Ex 20:8-10
  13. Trust in the Lord - Prov 3:5-6, Is 43:1
  14. Give the glory and honor due to Christ - Is 9:6, Luke 2:11, John 3:16
  15. Be patient - Ps 27:14
  16. Give thanks in everything - Philip 4:4

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday's Sign

When you see a Hospital street sign you should think of

James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you Grandpop and Grandmom for these wonderful robes. The kids love them and they make things lots easier after bath time.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Debt Paid

I promised 2 very sweet and wonderful girls pictures of my children's feet.

AW and LA - here you are! I love you girls and I am sorry it took me so long to pay this debt! :-)

This is Hannah's feet when she was getting her toenails painted for the wedding she was in.
This is Justus' feet when he sits on his knees on Grandpop and Grandmom's stools. They just stick over the side! :-)
Debt Paid!! hehe!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My View

Before Christmas (before Hannah got her own toboggan and was wearing her Daddy's) this is what I saw when I looked in my rear view mirror on my way to school on a cold cold winter day.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Don't Knock It 'Till You Try It

Watching TV half under the couch really IS better than just sitting on the couch. For Reals.

Monday, January 3, 2011