"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Joshua 24:15

Friday, January 22, 2010

This and That

Big J, his friend Z and I played a little Chutes and Ladders yesterday. Not super fun to be honest. More like super frustrating. But it was a learning experience for all.

For them: the number you spin is NOT the number you land on - it is the number you count to your next spot.

For me: relax and have fun, even if they don't get it.

I got this bottle for $2 at Hobby Lobby on clearance last fall. Not usually a yellow person, but I kind of like it. What do you think? Any great ideas of what to do with it?

After living in our house for 3+ years, we finally put something up on this wall in our living room. I'm quite fond of the pics and arrangement. Nothing special, but the kiddos are always smiling at us from the wall!

The boys (my two plus Z) snuggled up to watch Buzz Lightyear and they were just too cute to NOT take a picture. They look like they cold all be related!

My wonderful hubby and Big J brought home flowers the other day just because - with my fave, gerbera daisies...

These make me smile too :)

My friend Renee and I got crafty yesterday and each put one of these together...

I'm ready to make several in many colors - too fun!

And last, but not least, this verse really inspired me today and I hope it does some of you as well...

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders... 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (NIV)

God bless and have a great weekend!


  1. I love scriptures that teach me there is value in being still and not so busy busy busy and loud all the time. I think that's something I need to remember now and then... thanks for the reminder!

    P.S. Love the yellow bottle just as it is, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of your boys! :)

  2. I have to tell you Erin that I HATE playing board games with my kids. Actually, now that they are older it's not so bad (we had to ban Hayden from Monopoly though) but when they were little? Torture. And Chutes and Ladders was the worst because they hated the chutes and would try to cheat so they didn't have to go down them and when I made them follow the rules they would cry. And then I would cry.

  3. I would have to agree with Mindee...Candyland gets a little frustrating, yet Z still wants to play it...i think he just like Grandma Nutt's name!

    I also love the pics of our boys...the couch pic is priceless!! Thanks for loving on my son!

    J :)

  4. I love that necklace!! Is it a necklace or headband? Great verse, and I am sure I will have to tell myself to calm down when playing games with Molly!


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