Saturday, December 27, 2008

Let's Be Bad

Jacob Daniel and Cambria were at the top of the stairs tonight and I was coming up the stairs when I overheard this: "Hey, Cambria, what can we do that's naughty?"

Wow. I so have my work cut out for me.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

These are stockings that I made out of a sweater. . .they are cuter in real life!

My Happy Snow Removal Crew

Tonight, after returning from our annual Christmas lights drive. . . complete with candy cane cocoa. Cambria: "Oooh. . ." (she loves the light displays). . . Jacob Daniel: "My hot cocoa is cold!"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Little Fingers and Toes

I Gotta Protect My Ears

Jacob Daniel really dislikes the sound of the blender but he wanted to help so bad, probably because oreos were involved. This was our solution.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Angels With Flu

We were headed up to Mom and Dad's today for their annual Live Nativity; Jacob Daniel was playing the part of the Angel Gabriel and he has been working on his lines all month. Cambria was in the little toddler choir singing Away in the Manger with all the actions.

But it is not to be. . . an ice storm last night and flu this morning pretty well made the decision for us!

It feels a little odd to be suddenly given an extra day in the middle of the busiest time of the year and I am enjoying it. Cambria is sleeping when she isn't cuddling and Daniel helped Jacob make an ice igloo before he went in to work for some overtime.

I'm never very good at being flexible; changes in my plans are hard for me to adjust to. But today I've been thinking about Mary and all of the adjustments she had to make. She wasn't planning on getting pregnant, that's for sure! She wasn't planning to have to travel when she was in her third trimester and she probably wasn't planning on having her first born Child in the stable, either. Scripture doesn't record two hours spent trying to convince the Angel Gabriel of her virginity and it doesn't mention a stressed out dialog with Joseph on the merits of bumpy travel; she isn't remembered weeping that she had less than perfect surroundings for the birth of her Son. Instead she chose to treasure the strange, unplanned circumstances that she found herself in. I wonder how my life would change if I followed her example?

"But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." Luke 2:19

Thursday, December 18, 2008

First Post

Jacob Daniel's bedtime prayer. . .

"Thank You, God for Mommy and Daddy. Thank You for Cambria. Thank You for Christmas time. . . but no thank You for the cold."

He's pretty young to start picking and choosing what to thank God for!

But I do the same thing, often even less thankful than my little boy. I don't want to always just complain to God! He has given us so much.

My heart is full tonight.

". . .then you will find your joy in the Lord. . ." Isaiah 58:14