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Game night

Published April 11, 2008 by Stacy

Today is Friday. Whoo hooo!!! It is also game night at our church. Usually the second Friday night of the month we gather for an evening of snacks and fellowship as we play games, usually Phase 10, Dominoes or if the pastor is there Mississippi Marbles. What is Mississippi Marbles you ask? Ok maybe you didn’t ask that but I had never heard of the game until we moved here. It is a dice game. You have six dice and you are trying to get to 11,000 points. There are more rules that are too complicated for me to try to type out but it is fun to play. And our pastor has a lot of fun trying to get you to risk the points you have by continuing to roll the dice. So we have game night tonight. I think I am going to make some brownies and a layered bean dip to share. So if you go to my church and read this blog you should come to game night tonight, you don’t know what you have been missing.

On another note you can read all the info on Steve’s blog but last night one of our visitation teams led an 84 year old man to Christ. This is awesome. God never gives up on His children. One of the message boards I am a member of we have been discussing ministry to the elderly. There is a man that is being looked down upon, whose call to preach is being questioned by other pastors around him because as they see it the ministry opportunities he has opened up to him at a nursing home as the only congregation he can get, and in their eyes it is pathetic. Well the way I see it you are lost if you don’t have Jesus in your heart whether you are 8 or 88. No chance to present the gospel should ever be turned down. The gospel is not an easy thing. Christ’s sacrifice was not easy so why do we think we should have it easy when we are told to go and tell. I am so grateful that I already know for sure that I will be in heaven with my Savior. Jesus ministered to the weak, the sick, the poor, the unclean. When did we become so arrogant in our ways that we say so often, “no I can’t do that. I can’t minister to those people. I might get dirty.” Jesus called us to go and tell, not worry about being comfortable and cozy in our happy little comfort zones. Realize I am speaking to myself. I have to start with my own life before I can point one finger at another person.

Just something to think about. Is God telling you to do something that you think is out of your comfort zone? Are you willing to be obedient and be blessed beyond measure?

Kids say the darndest things

Published March 28, 2008 by Stacy

So Thursdays Steve is not home for dinner, ok well he comes home and eats a frozen meal or left overs at like 4:30 and then goes back to church for visitation. So the kids and I usually eat later on our own. Well tonight I was not in the food fixin’ mood so off to Sonic to drove. Buddy threw me for a loop and ordered not his usual corn dog and tots, but a burger with just ketchup. He is not usually a burger kid but here lately has been eating a burger just to keep me on my toes. So a burger and tots is what he got. (hey that rhymed) After he was done eating his burger he comes in my room and says, “Mom, you know I wanted the ketchup on top of my burger, not on the bottom.” My reply, “It tastes the same. Go eat your burger.” Which was beside the point since he had already eaten the whole thing. Kids are too funny.

I had to edit my post. No sooner had I hit the publish button my best friend called. She was calling to tell me that on her way home tonight she hit a possum. Now she lives way out in the boonies so wildlife is abundant. What is unusual is that she has lived out there for 4 years and has never hit anything while driving home at night. So anyway her 5 year old son says, ” What was it, Mom?” She told him she thought it was a possum that she hit. He then says, “Good then we can have possum soup!”

Report Cards

Published March 27, 2008 by Stacy

Well the kids got report cards today. Bug made B honor roll. The only B she got was in English, her worst subject she says. Math is her best subject according to her. Her teachers say that if she would acquire some organizational skills then she would soar as a student. Bean was kept off the honor roll by a C in English. This grade has seen a decline over the course of the year she went from and A first quarter to a B 2nd and now a C. So we need to work with her to make sure it does not drop any more and hopefully goes back up. Buddy, being in kindergarten does not get letter grades. Therefore he does not make the honor roll. But I am sure the fact that he went from an S to an N in “Keeps Quiet” would keep him off the honor roll. Other than that he is doing well in meeting his academic goals. We did get an IEP update from the speech teacher and it said, “Buddy tries hard to do what is asked of him-after we came to a meeting of the minds.” Hmmm, I am not sure what that means exactly but I can tell a difference in some of his speech patterns. It is making a difference.

Buddy had his first T-ball practice today. I think he had fun. He was a little reluctant to get out on the field at first but one of the other moms offered to take him out there and show him where to stand. So he went with her and then he started to learn the fundamentals of fielding the ball. He also got a chance to hit the ball off the tee. I was glad to see that he is not the only left handed player on his team so the coaches have tow players that throw and bat differently than the others on the team do. I did figure out quite quickly that I am going to have to spend Buddy’s practice time walking on the track around the ball field because Buddy wants to talk to me the whole time he is on the field. So next week I will get him on the field and start walking.

Well it is bath time for the kiddos. They have spring pictures tomorrow. I probably won’t buy the individual ones as they are usually outrageously expensive. But we are going to get the class picture so they need to have clean hair and look their best.

Have a great night. Smile, it really does brighten your day.

Picture Post

Published March 24, 2008 by Stacy

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I decided to forgo the frilly Easter dresses this year for the girls. I found these oh so cute Mary Kate & Ashley outfits that I knew the girls would love. And being that I know my girls so well, I was right they did love their new outfits.

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Buddy then got a nice new yellow polo shirt because there was yellow in both of the girls shirts. I may be a little partial but I think that they look pretty nice. And the pants the girls were wearing came in handy as it was near freezing as we went to church yesterday.

Then we woke up to snow today. Yes you read that right, SNOW!!!

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These are a few pictures taken this morning right outside of our house. Steve took these pictures. I went to look for the camera this morning to take a couple of shots of the hill across the street and the camera was gone. I was so thankful that school was only on a one hour delay today instead of being canceled. My heart sunk a little when I woke up at 3 am and saw the snow because I just knew that they would cancel school. But school was in session. Softball practice on the other hand did not happen today. The snow was all gone by lunch time so I thought they might still have practice but when I went to get the kids it was snowing. Mind you it was 45 degrees outside so it was not sticking but it was coming down pretty hard. So no practice. Hopefully Buddy will have his first T-ball practice on Wednesday.

So we played the Wii for a bit tonight. Steve, Buddy and I bowled a game. I won that game but the little guy is not half bad at bowling, even if his technique leaves a lot to be desired. Then Steve, Bean, Buddy and I played a set of tennis. Buddy and I won the first two games but Steve and Bean were the ultimate victors. Of course Steve does have an almost Pro rating on tennis. We did a home run derby which Steve won too. Then for some reason I decided that I needed to see what my Wii age was again. I should have left well enough alone. I went from age 28 to age 62. And Buddy says to me, “Wow Mom! you are older than me!” No, Really? I didn’t realize that? So it was then I decided that it was time to turn the Wii off for the night.