Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Silly Kids!

Princess is loving to play "Where's Princess?" these days. She is soooo funny! I seem to have mixed up the order of these pictures, but the last picture shows how she thinks she is so smart!
Last night Princess and Boo decided they were going to "help" Mama load the dishwasher! I cannot keep them out of anything right now. They were having a great made a usually simple job, a little more difficult!

KR turns 4 months!

Monday was KR's "4 month birthday." So I took some fun pictures of you. If you recognize the outfit, it was Princess's!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Children Sleeping!

I told Handsome the other night after taking these pictures that one of my favorite parts of being a mother is the time of night before I go to bed that I go downstairs and re-cover up all the kids.
There is something so sweet about a sleeping child...and quiet too! I think it is funny how some sleep scrunched up, some sleep better by themselves, some sprawled out, and some with someone warm!
Princess takes up the entire bed to matter how big it is!
Ethan usually scrunches himself in the corner, and would be happier sleeping with company, but due to foster/state rules...needs to sleep by himself!
AR & CR...even though they each have a bed in Boo's room, they usually end up in the same bed before morning! Kids are too funny!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I am sorry...again!

Once again I did the video sideways, I am really sorry about that. I will learn eventually! Enjoy it any way!

Crazy Saturday

The kids were sitting drinking their bottles and Princess fell backward into Boo and then he fell back also! Just like dominos!
Both kids are doing steps...does she look like she is getting into trouble. She is!!! She is going for my plant, she has taken to ripping my leaves.

Boo is just too cute for his own good. He doing pretty well and laughing again!
He was grumpy here because he dropped his cheerios!
KR is a really good baby, she sleeps, eats, and giggles!

We had a great Saturday. It was nice to have Daddy around all day for once. It was Princess's 13th month and Boo's 10th month birthdays! So hard to believe. As for being a Mama to 3 and 2 year old boys....well I need more practice! It's coming along though.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Just the right moment!

Some people are fortunate to be able to have the right timing for taking pictures! Me on the other hand, it takes at least 7 tries to get a good one of my kids! Thankful for digital cameras!

I love this one with the eagle and its reflection!
Do you ever feel like you are not part of the crowd?
I don't even know what to say about this one!
That's what friends are for!

"This is the life"
Right place right time? or Wrong place Wrong time?

I think that is what my face would look like as well...if I were in his fins!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Kids of the H.House

The first picture is of Princess and Boo at a birthday party we went to on Saturday for one of the boys in our church. My dad would be impressed...we bought him the DODGE remote control truck (I was really looking for a Honda, when the found the FORD I was sold...but since the birthday boys Daddy drives a DODGE I decided it was only right!)
This is AR (in white shirt) and CR (in Navy)
So far I have seen that they are very well behaved boys and very polite!
This is KR! Isn't she just the cutes little chunk in the world. I know I posted the other day that we were only going to have two foster kids, and then I told some of you that we were going to take care of sister Kailey during the day like daycare while foster mom was at work. Well I told them enough times that I was willing to take all siblings that first they worked it out so I was going to be a registered daycare so that I could LEGALLY watch her during the day (to keep the siblings together) but then they all decided to over ride the 'no more than 2 under 2" rule to keep them together full time. So we have 5 full time kids right now...when we said we were working to catch up with Handsome's brother) & wife (N.L 9 ~A.D 7 ~F.J 5 ~G.L 3 ~& K.H 5 months) we were kiding! Our poor Odyssey is packed to the limit...but it will get us to Thanksgiving at my parents house anyway! Good, trusty, HONDA!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Kids

I was going to put a picture of the THREE kids that we have with us (in addition to Princess and Boo) but for some reason the pictures are not showing up on the blog I guess I will have to try tomorrow.

We have...
AR 3
CR 2
KR 4 months

and of course our
Princess 13 months
Boo Boo 10 months!!!

We have a very fun house, we have only had one "gross" moment, but Handsome was home and we split the duty, I actually think I got away easy...I got the kid and the clothes....had had the carpet!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Life Gets Crazier!

I may not be an every day blogger for a while! I just got a phone call about a 2 year and 3 year old brother and sister that will be with us for a while...most likely through Thanksgiving, and maybe even through Christmas. I will get pictures when then come (either today or tomorrow).

Have a great day!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Boo Boo & Grandpa

Boo was able to bond with the guys while on our trip east river. Grandpa and Farner really spent some good time with him. He enjoyed every minute of it!
I don't really remember the reason behind why he was naked with only one sock...which is kind of strange because I don't usually let my kids run around like this.
He is thinking it is lots of fun to "run" away from Mama while trying to change/dress him. He always smiles with his cute little smile every time I need to wrestle him back to changing position!

Bath Time

After swimming in the hotel pool, both of my kids didn't want to get out of the bath tub on Friday! The only trouble was that Boo thought I should have been in the tub!

As you can see in the pictures of the two of them together, they had a ton of fun splashing around! I hadn't planned on washing Princess's hair...I didn't even take out her hairbows. They are a wild crew!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tired Kids

They wouldn't go to sleep, and then they wouldn't wake up!
Here they are finally all cozy in their bed the night before we came home from the hotel.
Princess woke up first, so I got her out of the crib and let her crawl around, then when Boo woke up they were so happy to see each other.
Princess had to go say good morning to him and they "chatted" with each other for a while....until he thought he needed out of the crib! Then they played very nicely while Grandma and Mama packed things up and got ready to go!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's Not A Honda 8-( But It's A Ford 8-)

My husband bought me my truck!!! After having several occasions where we were very worried about Gramps (the truck that Handsome's Grandpa gave us) we found this one. Handsome keeps calling it my I guess that means the minivan is his...but that is My Honda! I don't know what that leaves him with!

I did need to give my tribute to my Honda. I do like the Ridgeline, but Jason didn't think it was the best option for us...but we still have the Odyssey.

At the hostpital

Boo was able to get one of his best naps ever...of course that would come when you have a double does of sedative!
Isn't it sooo cute when he sucks his thumb!
Princess was able to take a nap in the high tech crib they had in our room!
Of course she had to play around in there for a while before she actually fell asleep!

Sanford Children's Hostpital gave us one of our best experiences for Boos testing that we have ever had. They brought wonderful toys to keep the kids (mostly Princess) happy while things were going on. They allowed not only me, but my mother (Grandma Pancake) and Princess to see much more of what goes one than any other hospital or clinic we have been in. I didn't expect my mom and daughter to be able to be right there with us, I figured we (Boo and myself) would have to leave them in some waiting room somewhere and see them a few hours later. They actually let us go up to the doorway of the MRI room and allowed us to watch them prep Boo and get him on the table and hooked up to the monitors. They then moved us into a very kid friendly waiting room where Princess met Max, a 10 month old boy that made my children look like munchkins! Of course both Maxs' parents were over 6 feet tall!
A very good experience, even though we didn't find anything out, we have gotten our foot in the door of a very good doctor in South Dakota!

Friday, October 19, 2007

My brother

I forgot to add something to the picture of my brother in the last post...he was instructing me that I better be taking pictures of the kids in the pool and not of him...that is Farmer for you!

Swimming at the hotel!

Boo was having lots of fun with Grandpa!
Princess was really enjoying her time with Aunt Farmers Wife!
Does he look happy? or Scared? Beleive me, he he was happy! Boo really enjoyed the water...much better than his sister.
She wasn't lacking attention though...
Somehow I managed to get the double of him in here.

A double of her also...
Uncle Farmer trying to get comfortable...with a fractured tailbone...that isn't always easy!
Boo talking to Grandpa after swimming...

Uncle Farmer instructing Princess on one of his crazy ideas..Grandma just laughs!