Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Until I Can Think of Something Deep and Life Changing...

Just thought I would let y'all let know that Kate and I made it through 2 WHOLE church services Sunday. UNBELIEVABLE! MIRACULOUS! I'm still amazed. I praise the makers of Laffy Taffy and a purse. As you can see, Kate had an Easter bucket loaded up and ready to go, but I talked her into a purse. She filled it with dolls and other assorted items and it kept her entertained for the FIRST TIME EVER through the ENTIRE service. Not a single scream or fit and only one time laying on her stomach under the pew. I let her do it because she was quiet and did not attempt an escape. Judge me if you want. She did talk a little loud when her little imagination created conversations between her little people, so we had to work on whispering. We will continue working on that one. :) I just thought this was a monumental moment that needed to be documented.

I also wanted some advice from y'all. As you can see, Darth Vader has moved in with us and he, of course, wants a Star Wars themed room. We've been discussing redecorating the kid's rooms and I was wanting a train themed room as Eli, I mean Darth Vader, currently has a wrought iron headboard with a train on it. I am not crazy at all about the whole space thing. What do I do? Do I suck it up and embrace this 4 year old wish or keep working on the campaign to convince Eli he wants a train room? Any thoughts? Suggestions?

Finally, I wanted to let y'all know I started a new Bible study this week. It is Priscilla Shirer's "One in a Million". I had to take this pic because as I sat down at the table to start it on Monday Kate said, "Mommy's Bible. Mommy's milk." Yes, darlin' that is Mommy's Bible and Mommy's "milk". Ha! The sustenace which sustains me like manna from Heaven! It is a Diet Pepsi this week instead of a Diet Coke b/c I forgot to pick up the Diet Cokes in the back of the store and Pepsi had a display on the way to the checkout. One word y'all: L.A.Z.Y. Oh well, I am not picky as long as it keeps that caffeine flowing through my veins!

Speaking of manna from Heaven, this study looks at when God led the Isrealites out of slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land and focuses on the things we need to break free from to experience a greater relationship with God. I'm only on Day 3 but am looking forward to the days to come. The study is not as detailed as some I have done in the past, and that is really a good thing for me right now being in a season where my Bible study time is often spent answering math questions and cleaning up toothpaste off the playroom floor. If you are in the season I am in and feel like you can't even attempt Bible study I think this is a great one to try. Later, when my brain is working, I will try to share spiritual things I've learned from it. :)

BTW, this is so bad of me, but I cannot do this study without getting the "One in a Million" song from the movie Miss Congeniality stuck in my head. Do you know what I'm talking about? The part where they are dancing in the pageant. It's right after that where she falls flat on her face and gets her head thing all tangled up. For some odd reason, that song seems to fit me and this study perfectly. Just when I am strutting my stuff spiritually I have a habit of falling flat on my face too....

We are packing up to head back to Panama City this weekend to visit our families. I'm so excited my sister and nephew (and hopefully my brother-in-law) will be coming too and we will get to watch the Super Bowl together! I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate everyone's prayers and sweet words of encouragement. I continue to covet those prayers as we go through this time of grieving and great change. Do any of you have weekend plans you are excited about? Anybody having Super Bowl parties?

P.S. I've done 15 days of the Shred and today it paid off. Daisy escaped and I chased her down and NOT in the jeep!!! Woo-hoo! :)


Lori said...

I do not intend on letting Jack choose the decorations for his own room the entire time he lives me with me. I'm just that kind of mom:) I say just let it go for a while and then bring the cutest train you can find home one day and say, "Look what Mommy got for your room!" Most moms would probably disagree with me on this one, but I say my house, my choice!! Not to mention we just have better taste at this time in life:)

Have a great time watching the SuperBowl and remember you guys can stop off in Andalusia if you want!!!

I have to say that I've not been as consistent with the Shred as I should have been. Skipped the weekend! Impressed with you!!

Jenilee said...

congrats on sticking to the shred! I haven't ever tried it but I've heard good things! nice to find another homeschooling mom! :)

Emily :) said...

Lori, we didn't go through Andalusia this time. :( Maybe I can plan a trip just to see you! :)

As for Eli's room, I'm pretty sure I'll be going with your plan.

Hi Jenilee! I am pretty new at the homeschooling thing so it is always nice to meet others and have some support!

Don't feel bad about the Shred y'all. I took it to P.C. and even did it 2 nights. My poor bro-in-law had to pretend to be asleep in the chair so he didn't have to watch!!!! But, then I missed 3 nights! I'm back on track now. :)