Friday, April 30, 2010

Home Happenings

Isn't this hilarious?  We are not a family that does organized sports activities.  But, there are constant images of sports...TV's in restaurants, on the family friendly movies like "Facing the Giants," which by the way we have and highly recommend.  So, my oldest son decided he was going to play some football in the house right befoe bed, so he made a little adjustment to his pajamas!
His helmet is a turned about baseball style cap!  Kids are so creative aren't they?  And of course, if big brother is playing it...the others want to get in on the action too!

Other things going on here...we have been extremely busy at home lately.  Since we rent, we are not free to plant a full size garden in the yard, but we do have a square foot garden that is providing us fresh herbs and some lettuce.  I planted a dwarf blueberry bush in a container yesterday and plan on planting my second one this weekend.  We have 25 strawberry plants that we are planting in a hanging bag, a couple of tomato plants and a sweet red bell pepper plant as well.  I have been planting some flowers for the front yard in containers...hopefully I will have pictures to show you soon.  I am hoping to get more work done on coverting the guest room to a craft room this weekend...right now it looks like a tornado hit it!  If you think of us, please pray that we make a wise decision on purchasing a second automobile.  We went to one automobile a few years ago to save some money (still trying to save enough to pay for a home without borrowing), but right now, we are finding it more and more difficult to be without a vehicle.  We have some unexpected health issues...I am in chiropractic care and now my oldest daughter is experiencing some of the same problems that I have had and is going under care from my doctor as well.  The drive is a little over an hour away.  My mother, ever gracious and helpful, has allowed us to use her car for such things.  But, we do not want to tax her indefinitely in this way.  The doctor's visits are not covered by insurance and are quite expensive, so finding a reliable vehicle for a low price is imperative.  God has been faithful to provide for us in the past, and we are trusting Him to do so again.  If you think of us, please pray for wisdom in this area.  We do not want to buy something because the need seems urgent and then get the wrong vehicle.  We are trying to wait on the Lord...and be active in our searching at the same time.  We have made decisions in the past that were not God's will in the area of we are trying to be doubly cautious to not make those same mistakes again.  I pray you all have a blessed weekend!


Camille said...

Great times with your children! What fun things they think of hey? :)

The LORD will guide you to the right vehicle...HE is faithful! How gracious and loving HE is! I will pray for you right now.

With Love,

His bondservant said...


Thank you so much for your prayers.


Sergeant Zapple said...

We used to play something similar in college. Did the same thing with the pillows and then ran straight at the other person and did a belly bump at full speed. We called them "Big Mama Fights". It was hilarious. You should teach that to the kids. Only make sure the ones bumping are of equal weight. If not then the smaller person goes flying which is really really funny. So maybe don't teach them that.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I have pictures of my kids doing the same thing! I even videod it because it was just too funny. They started Sumo wrestling and we were hysterical!