Archive for April, 2006

baptismTomorrow, Missy will be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of her sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit.  This is possibly the sweetest day in any parent's life.  (more…)


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Give Me the Simple Life

My DH 's enlistment in the Army will be up a year from November, so the decision about what to do after that has been weighing heavily on him.  (more…)

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Calling all Moms of Boys!

We are dealing with a problem in our home that is not unusual from what I hear.  Our son, nearly 5, has decided that he can avoid a lot of hassle (flushing, washing his hands, etc.) by  going to the bathroom in the yard somewhere rather than coming inside to go.  Yikes.  (more…)

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Children are a Blessing

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Psalm 127:3-5a

I know I've posted a couple of times in the last week about my weariness with parenting, and I don't want to give the wrong impression about me or my children.  I love that I have children and that I am blessed to be able to stay home with them all day, teaching and training them.  I am blessed.  My days aren't always easy, but there are many moments of joy throughout them.  On that note, I wanted to share these "moments" from today.

Bud and BabyHere are Bud and Baby playing in the yard.  Missy and Baby   

And Missy and Baby playing.

Baby sunhat up close And then here is my favorite picture of the day.  Baby looking oh so precious in her little sun hat. 

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I have been feeling very discouraged about how things are progressing regressing in our household in regard to Bud.  We started him on herbal/homeopathic supplements 2 weeks ago, and since then have had an increase in bad behavior, temper tantrums, and trouble falling asleep.  Each day has been a trial, and I am feeling battle-weary. (more…)

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Carnival of BeautyToday is Carnival Day, and the topic is the Beauty of Art.  Be sure to click on over to Blair's website for this week's listing.  Not sure what the Carnival of Beauty is?  Click here and find out more.

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In an effort to keep my children's identities safe, I have changed their names for my blogging purposes.  Missy is my 6 year old.  Bud is my nearly 5 year old, and Baby is, of course, the baby.  Hope this doesn't confuse anyone (especially me…).

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