Thursday, December 31, 2009
Two of my children's b-days are in December. My son turned 9 on December 16th and my daughter turned 4 on December 27th. Here are a few pics I would like to share. The top one is Brooklyn with her two brothers (the blond one and the one with glasses) and her two cousins. The bottom picture is of course my oldest son's 9th b-day.
2009 has been full of challenges but it also has been full of blessings. As we enter into 2010, my hope is to grow more in Christ and become a overall well rounded person who uses the time God has given me wisely and spend quality time with my family.
I praise God for putting another year under our belts. I know no matter what is around the corner for us God is one step ahead to clear out a path for us to take. It is up to us whether we choose to take it or not.
I am happy and blessed with a wonderful family and my health to which I owe to my savior. I am excited and happy to be able to spend this New Year's Eve with my family with some snacks, pizza, movies and games. I will treasure the memories we will share and the time to come.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Since it is the Eve of Christmas, I want to take a moment and reflect on the true meaning of the season. Tomorrow is the day of our saviors birth. I want to say Happy Birthday to Jesus! What an exciting time for followers of Christ.
Since I have children and have the privilege of making this a joyous occasion for them and get to teach them the meaning of it all. I feel blessed to be entrusted with 3 wonderful children whom I can tell the Christmas story too and share their excitement of giving.
I hope everyone can enjoy time with families and friends and remember and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Giving and receiving God's love and Jesus's sacrifice for us. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son that whomever should believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16, This is one of my favorite scriptures.
Here are some tips on what you can do to share Jesus's b-day with your kids
Have a birthday party for Jesus, make a cake that says Happy birthday and sing Happy Birthday.
Read the Nativity story or watch a movie about Christ's birth.
Reflect on what Jesus means to you.
When you give your children their gifts tell them about the Magi and the best gift you could give Jesus (their hearts)
Discuss how everyday is about Jesus's love and how they can show his love to others.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Whispers of Bella's and Edward's love fill the air. Team Edward or Team Jacob does not matter to me. I watched the first movie before I had read the book and I am sure like so many other movies the book is probably better. Like My Sister's Keeper; book pretty good, movie all right. This time I actually read the book before the movie, usually it is the other way around. I was to put it mildly a bit disappointed in the movie's portrayal of the book.
I don't typically get so consumed by fictional books and their corresponding movie. But, I do love books and adore movies. I collect books and they are piled in my room just waiting to be perused. I especially look for the books that have been turned into movies. I attend a book club now and then as well. I search high and low at Goodwill and thrift stores for books that look like they are a good read. Yes, in this case I do judge a book by its cover.
Anyway back to Twilight. After countless fans raving over the book. I mulled over that maybe I would give it a chance. A while later I found New Moon at Goodwill for .59 cents. I could not believe it so I broke down and bought the first one to start with. I just picked up the first one today. I have not started reading it yet but I will start soon. All my books are begging to be read. Maybe I will write a little later on my opinion of it. I admit I was a V.C. Andrews fan back in the day, which tells me this is similar except it involves falling for vampires and werewolves instead of relatives and or married unavailable gentlemen. So, I am going to cozy up and start reading. Have a great night everyone and good reading.
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