Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wow God Wednesday

So our senior pastor's wife does a blog post called Memorial Box Monday... I have been toying with the thought of doing one for a while but keep thinking that I really have no memorable God stories to share... then last night God (nicely) kicked me and I realize that anything that God does in my life or anyway He has moved in my life is memorable so here is my version of Memorial Box Monday - Wow God Wednesday.

Some times - actually a lot of times - I am amazed at God's attention to details. Things like Benen loves Cars (the movie) and Lighten McQueen. Today at lunch Matt informs me that they have this cute little McQueen table and 2 chairs at his office that the boss is giving Benen. Benen loves it and it is really cool just the right size for him and perfect. God loves my 2 year old enough to give him the table, crazy but still amazing and a Wow God You are awesome and You care about even little blessings.


Monday, September 28, 2009

My Man Rocks

My man rocks because he spent most of his weekend stripping and sanding a dresser that I want to paint... I know that he would have rather spent his time playing on the computer or something like that... you rock babe and you look really hot using power tools:)


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Colorful Colorado Mountains Pt.5

After our time in Silverton we took Old Lime Creek Road home. Here are some pictures of the scenery.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Colorful Colorado Mountians Pt. 4

After lunch in Silverton we drove through town and found this little 4 wheel drive road that followed the river.

Pretty Colors

A water fall.

The river.

Throwing rocks at the river.

More colors.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Colorful Colorado Mountians Pt. 3

Once in Silverton we stopped for lunch at Handlebars and then dessert at the Funnel Cake Shop.

Anna enjoying Funnel Cake

Benen enjoying Funnel Cake

Benen enjoying lunch at Handlebars

Anna finished off her Mac n Cheese at Handlebars


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Am I the only one...

Am I the only mom that when requesting that their 5 year old child rests in their room has screamed at them... "Mommy I hate you, and you are not my mom anymore. I hate you. Mom I hate you."
I know that she was completely worked up and tried but I sit here on the brink of tears. I love her; and I have never heard her say things like that to anyone. I know this is the time to teach her what she is saying and to help point her to God... Lord give me wisdom and emotional strength. Thankfully Matt does not have practice tonight; I think I will get out and take a break.

Thankful Thursday

"God is great, God is good, thank you God for my nuggets;" Larry the Cucumber. Okay so for reals what am I thankful other than food and a little Veggietales humor.

I am thankful for...
...homeschooling, I am enjoying it so far.
...husband. that keeps me connected to the world.
...God's challenge to listen and obey.
...comfort food like Chicken and Dumplings.
...a church were every member of my family is pointed to God and learns and grows.
...Fall days.
...Family time.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Colorful Colorado Mountains Pt. 2

While driving to Silverton Matt got phone call (he was on call) and we stopped to let the kids stretch and take some pictures.

Lime Creek Burn Overlook.

The joys of having parents to barrow cool jeeps form.

The kids and the colors.

In the car the kids were making funny faces - this is always Benen's funny face.

Anna's funny face.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Colorful Colorado Mountains Pt. 1

On Saturday we took a family jeeping trip. We went to Silverton, had lunch, and then drove a couple of small jeep roads home. Here are some pictures of the drive to Silverton.

Anna and Benen making funny faces.




Dad driving.


Monday, September 21, 2009

My Man Rocks

Matt rocks because God gave him to me. I can not pin point anything in particular today but he is an awesome man of God and I could not have picked a better husband for me. I am so in love with him.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This week my thankfulness is very random.
I am thankful for...
... the joy and fun my kids have playing together.
... Benen's fascination with life.
... Anna's enthusiasm for school.
... Matt's love of his job.
... my super good find on a table, that makes it possible to have our desk and school area all in one.
... paying off our last credit card so that we can build a house.
... God's provision.
... the color blue.
... the Fall weather that has started.
... afternoon rain showers.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Man Rocks

My Man Rocks because he eats what I cook. In the last week my cooking skills have not been so good, but Matt has eaten all of eat (including burned pizza and clumpy gravy). You rock Matt!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Animas View Overlook Field Trip

On Thursday the River Church Homeschooler had their first field trip; to Hike Animas View Overlook Trail. It is a group of about 12 families that homeschool form our church. Here are some pictures to enjoy. Anna had an assignment while we hiked - if you want to check it out go here.

Benen cruised ahead of us - he was a little man on a mission.


Anna, Kale, and Drew working on the assignment and looking into the Animas Valley.

Kale, Anna, and Drew

The whole group.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Labor Day Weekend (still catching up)

This Labor Day I helped out with the Ignacio Bike Week Rally and sold campsite at the camp ground. The kids had fun in the dirt and one of the security guards showed Anna how to rope and then gave her the rope she was really excited and actually was not to bad at it.

Anna roping a cone.

Playing in the dirt.


Building a Home?

I do not usually post twice in one day; but I think this justifies it. I have been hinting here and one face book about he possibility of us getting a new house. God always seems to start us down a path and then turn us on a blind corner. A couple months ago we looked in to buying a trainer on the mesa - did not work out for financing reasons. Then a few weeks ago we looked at renting a house on the mesa, and a few days after we turned in our application for that house my dad called to tell us about Colorado Housing Inc. They help build and finance houses in the area - they are kind of like Habitat but a little different. You build a house and help the other people that are building build there houses, it is a special loan and the payments are assessed. We were originally thinking that we start to build this house in the Spring of 2010, but we got a phone call this week and in looks like we are going to start this fall. The amount of our pre approval is more than enough to build and we are excited. It would be in Bayfield; but that is okay. Trust me I will post more as we start building and picking out colors and flooring and all that.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for...
... the opportunity and prospect of building a house (more on this to come).
... homeschooling friends.
... church fellowship.
... family support and love.
... getting debt paid off.
... Matt's job, and that he loves it still.
... a warm house and food on the table.
... creativity and an avenue to use it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2009 River Run for Orphans (still catching up)

The River Church puts on a 5k Run (walk) to raise money for Orphans. This is the 2nd year they have done it and I decided to walk it. I was able to walk it in 46 minutes which is pretty good, for me.

Here are a couple pictures of the start.