Saturday, December 15, 2007
Veggie Tales have been a part of our family since they first came out in 1993. We have VHS tapes, DVD's, cassettes, CD's, posters and stuffed toys! There are a couple of episodes the twinners have found to be a bit scary, "Where is God when I'm scared" (oddly enough) and "Moe's Big Exit". They always tell me they can watch "Where is God when I'm scared", but there are always problems that night. However today they were both excited to go see Bob and Larry in person! It was a little disappointing since neither Bob nor Larry said anything and big sister Jacee pointed out when we got home "they have arms and hands!" but it was still FUN. 10 more days till Christmas!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Last night Derek, Hailey, Mike and I attended a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert in Sacramento. The tickets were a birthday present from my family. It was an awesome present, and one I hope they repeat in years to come. And you don't have to ask -- yes I cried when the very first song started. It was two hours of pure joy.
Friday, November 30, 2007
1. How to work with body filler.
2. To ALWAYS use power sanders (Seriously. I stripped paint, and blocked body filler all by hand. It sucks. Don't be a cheapskate like me)
Also, the dart is running strong with a new V8 and transmission.
Here's pics. Maybe better than Mr. Schieb could have done, ;)?
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The young man realized he had reached a new low in a whole season of low points when he caught himself day-dreaming of eating the same slop which he was feeding to the pigs. The days when he ate his fill at his father’s well-stocked table seemed like an eternity ago. The bulging money bag that had attracted so many friends and had funded so many extravagances had run dry without so much as a warning. As his gaze fell upon the dirty rags he wore, he recalled how that, at one time, he had worn clothing that marked him as the son of a wealthy man. How very foolish he had been to demand his inheritance and leave his father!
Tears came to his eyes as he reflected on his father’s love and generosity. And, suddenly, a new resolve arose within his heart. He would return to his father, beg forgiveness for his rebellion, and take his place among the common servants. Maybe, just maybe, his father would accept him back! Could he even dare to hope?
As he neared home, imagine his surprise when his father ran to meet him and then warmly embraced him. As the young man began the repentance speech he had likely rehearsed over and over again, the father seemed to be preoccupied with other matters. “Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate…” (Luke 15:22-23).
The best robe??? Surely we must wear our sinful rags for awhile longer. Surely we have to do penance of some sort for our sin. Surely we should start at the bottom again and work our way back into good standing. Surely not! Praise God for His garments of grace!
God loves you!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
As I type Taylor is yelling "Mama watch! I can pump!" A few minutes ago same little girl was crying........."I can't pump". It's been a beautiful busy month. It's 65 degress outside- a wonderful day to swing. I love fall. It is the time to draw home. Sewing projects are out and last night I began cutting out flannel jammies for the twins. Might even get the quilt project back out! The hummingbirds are regular guests out the dining room window but the birds have headed south. There are so many leaf colors here that we just didn't see in Nebraska. A lot more raking too! Anyway, enjoy the picture of part of our back yard. Happy Fall!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
For the past several months when we visit WinCo one of the twins normally asks if we can buy a coconut. Well, yesterday i gave in. We brought it home and they patiently waited for me to be "ready". After some internet research on how to crack it we jumped in with both feet. They tasted the coconut water (so-so) and an hour or so later tasted coconut milk. Neither one of them was overly impressed. One more hour and the coconut came out of the oven (it was 10 p.m. by this time) and was cooled and bagged. It was good coconut, but i wouldn't say it was ~that~ much better than what i can buy. Might be awhile before i can be talked into buying another one. At least until they break the coconut halves they are both playing with!