Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oh to be like a child!

I told Emily, our 3 year old, that when we get our taxes back we would take her to the Olive Garden for dinner. Of course, if you know kids you probably know what kind of questions she asked...
What are taxes?
Who do you have to get them back from?

So after explaining how everybody has to pay taxes out of their pay checks and that the government uses the money from taxes for a lot of different things...she was finally satisfied with my explanations.
Well, a few minutes ago she came up to me and told me...
Call the government and tell them to give our taxes back!
I love it!
Kids really do say the darnedest things!

Thankful Thursday ~ Love

How appropriate that Iris, at Grace Alone, who is hosting Thankful Thursday this month would chose to write about is soon to be Valentine's Day after all! Hers is a wonderful post, so when you are done here, you should go check out her blog, and there is a linky with other Thankful Thursday posts!

There are so many places in scripture that speak of love. This verse here is from a letter Paul wrote to the Romans. This morning I read this verse on Iris's post and it spoke to me, so I thought that I would share it with you as well.

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 8:37-39

With a love like that, a PERFECT love, from a PERFECT God...what more could I ever need? NOTHING can separate us form the love of God, how amazing is that? But God is so good, He has given me even more. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband who loves me, and two (and a half) children who are more joy and love than I ever imagined.
I love my family with everything that I have. It is incredibly comforting to know that the love I have for them is minuscule compared to the love that God has for each of us.
There is no comparing love; I am human so my love may fail at times. But His never does!
What an awesome thought! What an amazing thing to be thinking about as Valentines Day rolls around the corner!

Have a blessed day, a blessed week, and a blessed Valentines Day. When you are sharing Valentines Day with the one(s) you love, please take a second to remember that there is One who loves you with a good, perfect, everlasting love!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...My New Best (and Worst) Friend

This is my new best, and worst, friend:

I still have a few weeks to memorize it before my first exam, and I am to Scandium, which is only the 21 element...God help me!


I have two winners to announce!

The winner of the PreHistin All Natural Allergy Relief is Deb!
The winner of the Anti Monkey Butt Powder is One Southern Girl!
Hope you both enjoy the wonderful products that you should be receiving shortly after I get your addresses!! ;)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - (Re)Meeting Uncle Brent

This was the first time that Natalie ever met her Uncle Brent, and it was the first time Emily was really "meeting" him. She met him once before but would not let him look at her or talk to her or anything... They loved him!
My kids love their uncles - Brent and Blake!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

FREE Tag JR Board Book

In the Family Fun magazine, there was an offer for a FREE Tag JR Board Book.
All that you have to do to get your free board book is go to this website you have to enter your email address and already own one of the Leap Frog products.
It was very simple, follow the directions, and they will mail out your free board book withing (I think it said) 6-8 weeks.
Hope your little ones enjoy!
BTW, they chose the book to send, so if you already have it, consider donating the book to less fortunate children!

Have a great day!!!