Monday, October 27, 2008
Bob the Tomato cake
Larry the Cucumber cake.
Blowing his candle out
Asher Eating cake
Asher eating some more cake
Megan (sister) and Ashley
Megan, Sarah (sister), and Me
Josh (my BIL) and Brenna (my niece)
My mom and Alison (niece)
Jerry (my BIL) and Alison
Then Derek came home to tell me he got his first sale! He was so excited and I for him/us. I praised God (not like I should have though because I was busy attending my party).
Later, Derek and I were at lunch and I hear "Mom, I pooped in the toilet!" (We've been potty training this weekend) I reluctantly left my lunch not expecting much because let's face sometimes 3 year olds don't always tell the whole truth.
But he had indeed pooped in the toilet! He was playing and had to go. So he left what he was doing and sat on the toilet! I was so proud.
God is the best party crasher. And I'm glad!
Friday, October 10, 2008
I couldn't control myself and Sarah wasn't helping. Every time I looked at her I was sent into another round of laughter. You know the kind, you try to be quiet, but it's impossible. Your shoulders shake uncontrollably and you cry.
It took a while for me to regain control, but I felt really bad about it after.
(note to self: next time I mess up on a song, don't look at Sarah)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Lady: Are all these kids yours?
Me: Yes, they are 1, 2, and 3.
(She then said something about a granddaughter I couldn't understand)
Lady: Guess you forgot about birth control, ha ha ha. (she actually laughed)
I just walked away, I didn't know what to say. People always pity me and tell me how hard my life must be. I reassure them that I LOVE how close my kids are and we have a blast. I wouldn't trade my kids' ages for anything.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Anderson House Rules
1. No hitting, biting, pushing, punching etc…
“Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:18
2. Listen and Obey with a joyful heart
“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing unto the Lord” Colossians 3:20
3. No jumping, standing, or crawling on the furniture
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” James 1:17
4. Put God First!
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Sunday, October 5, 2008
What is beauty? Is it merely defined as something that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye? I think this is probably the easiest and quickest definition. There is also the saying ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.
What about a newborn baby? Or an elderly couple who still have eyes only for each other after 50 years of marriage? The person who stops to serve a complete stranger? Or a Savior willingly giving His life for His creation? These are all demonstrations of true beauty in action. Not the aesthetically pleasing kind, but the innocent, selfless, and truly magnificent kind.
Some people strive their entire lives to become beautiful. It can even be paid for. This beauty, however, is temporary.
True beauty can only be attained when we allow the grace of God to work itself in our lives. When we surrender all control we think we have and give it all to God, we truly become a beautiful masterpiece. A masterpiece created and someday finished by the One who started it all, the one and only Creator of the universe.
“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” (Psalm 90:17)