Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

So I guess it's time to update the blog. I am slowly emerging from my Christmas fog and am trying to get back into some semblance of a routine. If you hung out with us in the past two weeks, you might have heard some of the following conversations.........

-E gets two dollar bills from someone for Christmas. P is trying to tell her that the money she has equals two dollars but E will not listen. Discussion escalates and becomes full-blown argument. Finally, in a last-resort frustration P says "MOM WILL YOU PLEASE TELL E THAT SHE ONLY HAS TWO DOLLARS AND NOT TWENTY DOLLARS??" So I say "E, how much paper money do you have?" She says "I have two paper monies." So I say "E, then you have TWO dollars." E's response? "No, Mom! I counted them by tens!"

- P wanted to know why her ipod that Santa brought says Made in China??!!

-S announced to an entire restaurant full of people that "I TOOTED!!"

-P and E were trying to get S to do something she did not want to do and they were bribing her by telling her she could be the princess. They went on and on about how she could be the beautiful princess and wear fancy clothes and live in a castle, etc. etc. princess this, princess that. S considered their offer for a minute and I thought she was going to bite. But then she took her two fingers she was sucking out of her mouth and announced in all of her three-year-old wisdom "No..I want to be the Queen."

It's a laugh a minute. I should sell tickets.

So Happy New Year everybody! A friend sent me the following questions from They are great for us to ask ourselves as we enter into a new year. So.....enjoy this new year and the new beginnings that go with it. May God richly bless you as you strive to glorify Him in 2009!

"The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings. To that end, here are some questions to ask prayerfully in the presence of God.
1. What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
2. What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
3. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your
family life this year?
4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
5. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
6. What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?
7. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
8. What’s the most important way you will, by God’s grace, try to make this year
different from last year?
9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
10. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In


1 comment:

Nicole O'Dell said...

Happy New Year!

I love that list of questions...really thought provoking!

Oh, and your kids are hilarious!