Saturday, December 31, 2005

Uh oh!!

Uh oh!!! Call the barber police the giant is dying his hair, he may even put a few streaks in my own. This should be fun. Hope we will be recognizable later. hee hee.

Please Pray

I am asking everyone I know to keep Moses dad in prayer. His name is Russell. He fell the day before Christmas and broke his hip that he recently had hip replacement surgery on. While in surgery to fix the damage done, he suffered from a massive stroke and is no longer able to speak. He is still in a lot of pain and desperately needs your prayers.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Look at the Birds


"That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?" Matt.6:25-27
I really enjoy watching birds that fly free and how they build nests out of our trash and lint from our dryers. I used to have a neighbor that was a total bird watcher. She could name them off on sight. I know there is name for that but I can't think of it. Anyways, she would spend hours outside with her binochulers(did i spell that right?) just studying them. So when Jesus says here to "look at the birds" it reminds me of a few things. They fly free. They nurture thier young. They are always moving(migrating) so nothing stays the same for them.
They are beautiful examples of God's amazing talent in creating and attention to detail for even the smallest of creations.
Today while reading this scripture I was reminded of how awesome God's love is for His kids. How I can't even wrap my brain around His faithfulness to me and how He love's me so much that the silly things that are of importance to me become , therefore important to Him. His love for me and the way He chose to love me still amazes me(Jesus). His words are life to me and truly something I treasure. I am so very thankful this holiday season mostly just cause I have a Father in Heaven who loves me enough , more than enough to give me THE most amazing gift.
Sometimes I worry too much about things that don't really matter and I am thankful that He always knows what I need.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hellllpppp!!!

Help I am getting sucked into the myspace world. " I have fallen and I can't get up" . I think I am just surprised that I can even do it. It's not as hard as I thought it was. I did have help. Bloggin still seems much easier and simplier. I like simple. Simple is good.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The life of a child


So, my lil man knows that when he has to put his coat on it is time to go somewhere. This morning he brought his coat over to me as if to say, "Can we go have some fun"
When I put on his coat this is the grin that exploded on his face.
The simple things in this life are what make these lil' people so truly happy and that is what I want to be like.
Happy just to be alive, healthy, warm, well-fed, and loved.

Monday, December 12, 2005

My husband is a genius!!!

Ok so problem with photo number one has been solved by the genius giant.
He photo shopped Em's non-smile and replaced it with the lovely pose in another photo as well as made Sol's smile a lil bigger as well, exhibit right.
Now, this makes me wonder is this like genetic reprogramming? You know like you don't like what you get so you get to change it
Kinda wierd but really great for the dilema's of a family full of small children who rarely to never are all looking and smiling in the same direction.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Getting the right photo at precisely the right moment

So, today was Christmas photo day at the Scofields. What an event.
After more than a dozen attempts to capture all 4 Scofield kids at just the right moment I resorted to bribes.
I think in this photo I was telling them that I would give them each a candycane. Check out the baby. How does he even know the word "candy" is something to smile about you might ask?? Well, any of you who have had to take a photo with more than one kid at a time would understand my tactics.
The saddest thing of all is that I might not even use these cause we had a great idea for another fun photo that might work out better for the whole family. That didn't stop me from bribing my kids all morning though and putting them through this wonderful Christmas tradition.

Monday, December 05, 2005

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree

For the last 4 years or so the Scofields have had the tradition of cutting down thier own tree. It was a tradition that was of course my brilliant idea, and I think the family just indulged me. Since I was a little girl I have always thought that it was the coolest thing to hear of other families who made a whole day out of picking out thier beloved tree. Going for a ride in the country, sipping hot cocoa, ya know the whole shibang, so naturally when I got older , got to do things my way, I started this tradition with our family.
Well, this year we had planned to join up with some friends and make it a family/friend event(even more fun) but as the flu-bug descended upon the Scofield house , plans got rearranged.
So, we didn't get to go cut down our tree this year but instead went down to our freindly Lowe's and picked up a beautiful douglas fir for under $20 bucks. We made the decision rather quick, threw the tree on top of the Ford and were home about 20 minutes later. My Emma says to me as we are walking through our front door, " See mom if we were cutting down our tree this year we wouldn't be home til it was dark" I didn't appreciate her tone.
Then as we are setting up the tree and having a great time decorating cause we are not all tired from the drive and the hike to find the tree it dawns on me ...."What the heck, this is the most perfect , beautiful , tree we have had in a long time and maybe , just maybe I was wrong about the whole "cutting down our own tree". Just then then the Giants says what I am thinking and we both laugh. He's never been big on the cutting down our own tree thing either(maybe cause he's a realist and i not so much)but like a good hubbie he's been great about doing it all these years anyway.
I'm not saying we won't ever do it again but ya know , just rethinking the whole "traditions" thing and the novelty of it all verses the reality.
Anyway, it was a beautiful day until flu-bug strikes child number 3!!!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Old Friends and New Friends

Had a great time this week connecting with some friends. I am truly grateful for all the friends that God has brought into my life over the years. One of my friends that I've known since I was a teenager moved back from Oregon recently and hanging out with her is like hanging out with family. Another new friend that I got to hang with this week blessed me tremendously with new ideas and a fresh way to look at some things in my life.
Then I had a question for all you bloggers that I think will be kinda fun. I am a person who loves to have people around 24/7. Maybe that's why I have 4 children. Anyway, even if I am not necessarily doing anything with them but just living my life, I just enjoy sharing my life with others. BUT part of being a person who loves to have others persons around 24/7 is that I have really crappy time-management skills. I would rather just sit and chit chat or play with kids then do the things in life that need to be done.
SO here's the question: Can you be a person who has both good time manangment skills as well as good people skills at the same time??
This is a honest question because to me I don't see how you can. I would rather say no to the clock and pretend that it's not there than say no to a person who might need something or my kids who just want to play.
I need better time-management skills. I think that the two are somewhat related. What do you all think?? Maybe, it's a matter of priorities. Priority to me are the people in my life.

Monday, November 28, 2005

A bit deep for me

"I can't wait to figure out what's wrong with me so I can say this is the way that I used to be. There's no substitute for time , or for the sadness" john mayer
"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are-no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought. You're blessed when youv'e worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat." Matt.5:5-6 MSG
"God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice/righteousness, for they will be satisfied. " Matt. 5:5-6 NLT
Realizing who I am (what's wrong with me) and finding freedom in the love of Christ. Can't get back the time that I wasn't hungry and thirsty for the heart of Jesus but I can work up a good appetite for it now and be content in that. Seeing again how much He loves me gives me hope for the future, gives me life.
"You can't build a house of leaves and live like it's an evergreen. It's just a season thing. It's just this thing the seasons do. And you can't love too much one part of it, you can't love too much one part of it" john mayer
Trying to be content in the seasons of life is key for me right now. Enjoying the simple things and remembering that I can't hold on to the past or look too far into the future but enjoy the moments as they come, however they present themselves. Life is about changing and growing two things that once I've done them it's not that hard, but in the midst of it I don't like them all that much. Change and growth are good it is just very painful for me. Don't know why, maybe cause ,a creature of habit I am, but what if your habits are not so good??
These are my thoughts for the day. A lil bit deep for me but deep is good right??

Sunday, November 27, 2005

The legal drug


I love coffee, but not as much as some. I know someone who's favorite coffee mug is stained due to the constant drip that never ends. I think that is cool. When I don't have coffee in the morning it makes for a not so perfect morning. I can live without , but I choose not to . I am not really sure why I felt I needed to share this with you all but there it is.
Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention something strange about coffee and me, it never seems to matter when I drink it. Take for instance right now at 10:30pm this evening I am drinking a wonderful cup of coffee with gingerbread coffemate and a dash of cinnamon and when I go to bed in a few minutes it won't bother me a bit. I won't be kept up due to the caffiene. I don't really know if that is a bad thing or not or why exactly that happens to me but I am glad I can drink it anytime,anywhere, and that it is something in life that makes me happy. Have you other coffee drinkers ever noticed how happy you are when you make a really good cup of coffee?? Is this just yet another thing in the simple life of Noel that is a true joy or are there others of you out there??

Sunday, November 20, 2005

He's a killer after all

Well, I am proud to announce that Hunter has killed his first mouse. It was quite the event. While cleaning out my daughters room yesterday I nearly had a heart attack as the stupid rodent scared me half to death. Thankfully, Hunter came to save the day we all jumped up on the girls beds and watched the Gladiator type event unfold. About a half an hour later the mouse was pronounced dead .
Hunter was quite impressive and we all were glad when it was over. He really just played with him so much that eventually the lil nasty critter just couldn't keep up anymore , so when he didn't move it was no longer fun to Hunter. He handed him over and off to the trash it went.
I will say that the event was great to watch through the eyes of my kids. They all had different reactions of course. Em, was sympathetic for the critter until it came runnin her way and then she shrieked in all force, Chloe just kept closing her eyes as did her mom, Solomon ....well let's just say I wish I had a video camera for his facial expressions and Isaiah napped through the whole thing.
The difference between them Em," Mom can't we just keep the lil guy" Chloe " Gross Em I don't want to keep it" Solomon " Oh yeah, that suckers almost dead"
Hooray, Hunter!!! You have earned your keep.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Church Service at the Scofields

Ok let me just set up the scenario for you . First they worshiped as all good church services do. Emma on pink guitar, Chloe lead singer, and Sol singin backup(me and zay in the other room pretending not to notice) They lead karoke style with the radio in the backround while they rocked out to "More love, More power, More of you in my life" They were all standing up on the fireplace like a stage and then when worship was over Em took the lead (as she always does)
Chloe and Sol took seats in front of the fireplace stage, and promply pulled out their bibles ready to learn. Emma began with a good welcome, and then started to read out of the bible, when suddenly Chloe's cell phone rang and the service was interupted.
Who needs Saturday morning cartoons when ya got this kind of entertainment!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hunter


So the Scofields expanded thier family last week. We picked up an orange tabby kitten from the pound in hopes that he might solve our mouse problem. It's not like we needed another mouth to feed or more poop to pick up but mice are not welcome in this house and the only thing that seems to work the best for mouse patrol is a mightymouse killer.
Well, so far he seems a bit more concerned about sleeping and eating his grocery store food than eating up the mice. It has provided for some pretty good entertainment though because when he knows there is something lurking behind the corner his hair stands up and he tucks his tail between his legs and off he goes. SO much for the mightymouse killer we thought MR. HUNTER would be.
In fairness to Hunter he is only a baby still and so he has a few more months to pull his weight around here and do his job. If by the new year he's not patrolling this house with all his might, he will be "fired" !! (Donald Trump style) Not sure how that will change things being the suckers that we are we would never return him, but ya know it added some dramatic effect to my story.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Topic at Youth Grp tonight

The topic at youth group tonight was our view of God. Very good topic that peeked alot of great questions from young inquiring minds who want to know. One good question in my small group was "If God doesn't cause death and disease then why did He send the flood that killed the whole earth except for Noah and his family?"
My answer took me a minute. I stalled by saying very good question. Thought about it and only came up with two things . He wouldn't have flooded the earth if there wasn't sin, and also at least He did send warning and provide a way out(the ark).
Well, this got me thinking. The God we serve is so amazing and hard for me to understand sometimes. For me it is so easy to view Him as the Loving Savior which is why I like hanging out in the New Testament but when reading in the Old Testament I have more questions. I love the stories of the OldTestament but many of them are hard for me to get a handle on. I know that God hates sin and that is why it is dealt with so severely. I know that He doesn't change (Hebrews 13:8, 4square scripture) but truly there are some stories in the Old testament that just tweak me. I also know that in OT times people were living under the law and not covered by the blood. SO , those are a few things I know but still alot I don't know.
I am wondering if my answer was a good one and also if there was more I couldv'e said to help bring a good understanding of the God we serve. I want always that my interpretation/view of Him would be an accurate one.
So, this is a young/old inquiring mind who wants to know your view of the God we serve.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Jesus Prayer For Me

" Sanctify them by the truth; your word is the truth" John 17:17
(sanctify to set apart for a sacred use or make holy)
" In the begining was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" John 1:1
When I first read this scripture I was thinking about God's word being the bible but then reading it again I am thinking of how Jesus is the word.
I think both would apply because the word of God does a work of sanctification in my life on a daily basis. When my heart and attitude are not holy all I need to do is look to the word the bible for an adjustment.
I am so thankful for Jesus being the living translation of the Father's heart for His children.
The scripture in John 17:17 was actually Jesus prayer for me. How amazing is that. I love to read his prayers for me. They are so powerful.
Thank you Jesus for praying for me.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Nevada Day Parade


For years and years I have been attending the Nevada Day parade. Ever since I was a little girl sitting on the sidewalk, gorging myself with my big bag of trick or treat candy waiting ever so patiently for Bertha and Tina to pass by this has been a tradition that I now get to share with my lil ones.
My mom is the biggest fan of this event ,but over the years she no longer can force us to go, and surprisingly enough I am the only one out the five of us kids who sits by her side year after year. In fairness to my older sister Jenny who lives in L.A. I don't think I would by a ticket for this event either, but all others could attend if they wanted. To my dismay though they don't share the same joy over this event. I wonder why?? Now, Jeremy my youngest brother still has to go because he is only 13 and doesn't have the free will choice yet(poor guy) .
The Giant has been dragged along a few times (once pre marriage, once children and friends(thanks Jason and Alyse) who guilted him into going) but other than that he's not a big fan. My hopes are that one day he will join the bag-pipin Sierra Highlanders group and then he will have to go.

My friends over the years have relentlessly teased and laughed at me for going to this parade . One of them even wrote a poem in honor of Nevada Day Parade and the people who attend , but still my love for it doesn't waver.
Now, I know that there is no other day that you will see all of Nevada at it's finest. The parade entries range from churches evanlegizing and worshiping Jesus(ahem..was on one of those once or twice) to the Playboy bunnies from the Mustang Ranch. This is the finest people watchin event around for me and it doesn't get any better than this for diversety.
So today was yet again another great day for the parade. I shared my memories with my girls, baby, mom, dad, brother Jeremy,Uncle Jimmy, and Cousin Glen. We covered our ears as the guns went off, we laughed at the Shriners dressed as clowns, we ooh and awwwed at the Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Nevada's that went by and pretty much enjoyed ourselves throughly.
Who know's maybe by next year the main attraction will be my Giant in a kilt!!! Now that's a funny thought.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy B-day Allie

Happy Birthday My Dear Old Friend Cali- Allie. Hope it's a good one.
Hey have you heard the new country song "My next thirty years"??
It's a good one. Also "She's somebody's hero" that one made me cry.
Ya know it's our time of year for listening to country.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

For Jeni


I know I said there would be no promoting of any other sox team on my site but since you are illin Jeni and cause you are so sweet to my lil'peeps, and well just plain sweet, hope this helps.
Congrats, and take it all in cause it won't be happening next year!!
Dennis so sorry. I really was hopin they would make a comeback for you. That would have been some dramatic baseball kinda like another team I know.

In a Funk!!

I am in a funk today. Don't know if it's the weather or what but I would definetley classify this mood I am in as a true blue FUNK!!
I read my bible, for all you spiritual doctors out there, I even listened to worship music but still nothing. I went shopping for some retail therapy, still nothing.
How often is one allowed to be in a funk ?? Once a week, a month, a year?? Dunno but I am taking mine today.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Halloween

Okay , I am going to attempt to communicate my thoughts about this holiday and all others in a way that is very encouraging and correct. Things I do not approve of about this holiday are as follows; intentions to frighten, tricks instead of treats, the gory over the top decorations, the witches,ghosts, and other monsters that are supposed to be ok for kids to be exposed to. These are the evil sides of this holiday that I am opposed to. I am sadened that there will be another side of this holiday that is about death and fear . Because of these traditions that the world promotes I will choose to do things differently with my kids. I do not however want to confuse my kids by telling them that cannot do something that I believe is perfectly fine for them to do. When I asked my 4year old son what he thinks Jesus thinks about Halloween he said "He thinks we should dress up in only good things , he likes good things, not bad things cause we don't believe in the bad things." Just today in my 5 year old daughter Chloe's class a boy wanted to play a game about ghosts and witches and she said, " I don't believe in witches, cause they like the devil." She told me she didn't play his game. WOW!! A light be it ever so small??
I don't think that everything about this holiday is bad and evil though.
Things I love about this holiday; imaginations,creativity,meeting new people and children, neighbors that are no longer strangers, the colors, the costumes,and of course the candy.
I truly do wonder what Jesus would do in this situation, and I have asked Him several times almost every year around this time, and if I ever get a different answer I will certainly obey.
Now, this brings me to one last point, and that is the calendar that Georgia had listed below her post. It also had alot of other holidays on there besides just Halloween(Christmas, Easter) in which the church of satan chooses to have an opposite celebration . If they choose to celebrate death, dying, and fear on that night why can't we as the church of the Living God celebrate life and life abundant. There is no greater joy or life abundant sound than that of children having fun and enjoying life. All the holidays are to me a time to celebrate the blessings and gifts that God abundantly gives. To remember on those days, as on everyday, who is the giver of every good and perfect gift, and to be truly thankful, and grateful for each one.
I understand completely why other families choose to celebrate differently and I think that is what makes the body of Christ so amazing. We all have different roles to play and choices to make.
I hope my heart was communicated correctly.
history of halloween
http://wilstar.com/holidays/hallown.htm
satanic ritual calendar
http://www.care1.org/articles/a23_calendar.htm

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Hebrews 10:22-25


"Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith......Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together.... but let us encourage one another- and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Saturday, October 22, 2005

"The hiddeness of her calling"

I read on my sister's post recently a very encourgaging reminder. Please check out her post on "the hidden calling." Her blogspot is a link on the right as "my sista."
This was an encouragement to me because in the day to day grind of wiping butts and picking up toys it's good to know that in the" hidden times" I am doing so much more than that.
Thanks for the reminder Jen.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Oh for the love of the game!!!

So , tonight the giant is in the garage with the guys doing mechanics stuff, the kids are all in bed and I remember my dad telling me today on the phone who would be playing ball tonight, and that he thought it would be a good game.
Now, I am not nearly as interested cause niether my mom's team(bo sox) or my dad's team (angels) are in the series but I decide to check it out anyway.
I turn the game on and see that it's the Astros vs. Cardinals. Now, niether of these teams do anything for me so I start to think like a girl. Follow my thought process here.......well, bo sox beat the cardinals last year so maybe ya know maybe they should win, and I don't really care for anything texan(except my beloved friends who live there) although, the texans they've been good to all those Katrina victims, but they are already ahead 4 to 2 so I'm just gonna root for the underdog in this .....yes......the Cardinals.
Okay, I have established who I want to win but it's looking pretty bleak. The Astro fans are going wild as it enters the top of the 9th. The Cardinals aren't working with me as they keep getting up to the plate. Strike one, Strike two but at least we have a few men on deck so maybe....... and then one of the Cardinals left hand hitters takes the plate and right away I'm thinking this would be so great, come on, being partial to lefties seeing as I am one myself I think this guy is gonna hit one out , way out. First throw and its a strike cause he's gunning for it Second throw, and see ya later Astros the score is now 5 to 2 . Not even a fan of either teams and I still have a moment of yesssss!!!!
Now, I may not know names and stats, rules or even the right verbage but I do love baseball.
Something about how it all can change in the last moments is so great, and the fact that not every game is as exciting or dramatic but it could be. Ya never know!!

Please Pray

I need prayers for a friend of mines, nephew. He was shot in the arm on Saturday. He is currently at home but is in need of God's mercy,comfort, love, and grace in his life right now. He is only 18. Pray for strength,peace, and wisdom for his parents and grandparents that he lives with right now.
Thank you so very much.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Sleeping in zzzzzzz zzzzzzz zzzzzz


Someday when I am an old lady I hope to be able to sleep in again. When I was a teen on the weekend I could sleep in til at least noon, no problemo!! Now, post 4 children 8am is sleeping in. Ahhh, the good ol' days.
This is the strange thing though, from what I hear the older you get the less you choose to sleep in. Say it isn't so, PLEASE say it isn't so.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Playin Hookie

Okay, what is the deal with half days?? I mean seriously. My girls had a half day at thier school today and well when you have one in Kindergarten and one in Second grade what is the point?? Drop off at 9am pick up 10:30 kindergartener and 12:50 Second grader. What??
Sorry, but in my book these are good days to play hookie.
Spoken truly like my motha!!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

2nd Grade


I got the awesome pleasure of spending the morning with my daughter in her 2nd grade class. I love when I get to go back to school as the parent and just kinda be a fly on the wall. I had so much fun just observing these lil 7 and 8 year olds.
It's funny cause, when I was in school as a kid I didn't really like it all that much but, now as an adult it would be high on my list of favorite things to do.
Anyway, soon I will be going back to big people school for myself, and I hope I can keep up cause I have been out for quite sometime. College is not nearly as fun as 2nd grade or better yet Kindergarten.
Someday, when I grow up I want to be a Kindergarten teacher. Until then I am so glad I get the oppurtunity to be a helper in my kids classes. It is the best way to get to know what thier day is like , who thier friends are, and also one of the best people watchin events around.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

My sista has posted

My big sis has posted again and for those of you who haven't checked out her writing capablities ya should. abrightfuture.blogspot.com or on my links as My Sista.
Just a plug for my sister who I love so much.

ummm... did i mention my love for babies


My love for babies goes way back. When I was a teen I didn't have pictures of the latest heart throb hangin up around my room , no I had pictures of cute lil babies. When most girls my age were going out on friday nights I was usually babysitting.
It is not at all surprising that I grew up and had four babies of my own but now that the baby making dept in the Scofields home is closed for business, and now that my youngest baby is almost 2 (actually just turned one in july) but you get my point right??
Well, it got me thinking ... unless the Giant allows for an adoption I will soon be going through some major baby withdrawls.
Uh oh!! I don't think my obsession for these lil people is going anywhere so ..... I am looking forward to when I get to enjoy my family and friends brand new babies(no pressure Gina and Iz, Dave and Jami, Ben and Jessica) hee hee hee!! Really, take your time but umm.. if you ask Em to be your babysitter don't be surprised if her mom comes right along with her.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Faith

Now, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see....By faith I believed God would send me good strong Christian friends in jr high when my faith was so brand new and He did. By faith I believed God would bring a man named Moses to know, love , and serve Him. By faith, I believed that if God really wanted me to marry this man then it would be ok for me to stop,cease, and no longer stalk, I mean pray for this boy named Moses. By faith, I believed that my second pregnancy wouldn't end as my first and it did not,(Emma Faith). By faith, I believed my lil babies would breathe all through the night even if I wasn't staring at them all night long. By faith, I believed God would heal my son Solomon when he had RSV and he did. By faith.........

Just reading through Hebrews chapter 11 this time made me think of how in my own life of faith I could make my own list of faith testimonies that would bring God glory and how wanting and needing a new measure of faith is never a bad thing. I am praying for this for myself and for others right now.
I would love to hear some of your faith stories. Also what is your favorite story of faith in the bible? My all time favorite faith story is of Abraham and his son Isaac. This story always strikes a chord in my heart that makes me stop and think do I have that kind of faith/trust in my God.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Twilight Zone

I feel I have entered the twilight zone and I am repeating the last 5years of my life only this time its being at home with 2 boys instead of 2 girls.
Very wierd. Very different. Very Interesting.
Boys are a different breed and I don't quite get em yet but I am working on it.
IF I could just get past having panic attacks every 5 seconds that they are jumping off something, or climbing something else, or breaking things.......Lord have mercy there is a special place in heaven for the parents of all boys, I'm convinced tis true.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Monday, October 03, 2005

Romans 8:26-28 MSG version


"God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves....and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."
Romans 8:26-28
I have had lots of wordless sighs and aching groans lately and I was glad to be reminded that the Holy Spirit is a good interpretor. Thankful that I'm not left alone to figure it all out and that in the end if I keep loving God it will all work out good in the end. Every detail of my life is important to Him.
One of the things that reminds me of Gods detail in life is this time of year. Every time the leaves on the trees begin to change into this beautiful display of colors I am reminded that my God is THE God of details. He couldv'e just had the leaves fall off in there present state but instead we get to witness every year at this time his amazing attention to the details. If he pays attention to leaves on the trees how much more the details of our lives. What an awesome God I serve.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Knowing who you are

Knowing who you are.
This topic is one that has been rolling around in my mind for a while now. I think for many of us this is something that we don't really grasp until much later in life. For others, they are so full of who they are that it pours out of them and there is no doubt when you encounter these kind. For most though I think it is a process.
It has been a process for me ,and one that I am still not finished with yet ,but getting a lil more confident in- who I" truly" am.
I think what might have started this thought is when I posted about my grandmother being so much of who I am and then reading a fellow bloggers post about his dad, and yet another blog about how we try to identify ourselves with what we wear,what car we drive,what music we listen to, what sports team is our fav, etc... These are external things that all too often come to identify the eternal soul inside.
I think some things that help in knowing who you are is knowing where you came from, also where you are going but mostly for all those who follow Christ it is the same; We are His .
Tonight at youth group the topic was being God's vessel and Knowing that you are chosen. In small group time a comment was made that knowing that "you are chosen by God" is important because it keeps you from doing some things that you shouldn't but also encourages you to branch out and do some things that maybe you wouldn't if you didn't have your faith.
Anyway, after tonight I thought that I would put this topic out there and see if there are more words of wisdom about it .
I have to say that I don't think it is a healthy thing to spend too much time thinking about ourselves I just hope that when the rubber meets the road on this journey i won't take the wrong turn just cause I don't know who I am or where I am going.(Hope that makes sense) If not don't comment!!!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Sharing

Sharing....is this not something we should have down by our 30's?? By down, I mean be good at.
Taking a thought from Jason's blog about sharing food on his plate, and then thinking about how hard it has been for me to accomodate for only having one car right now got me thinkin that I am really not that good at the basics . Isn't sharing one of the basics? Seems so simple but when it comes right down to it I don't think I like sharing. I mean when it makes everyday life a bit uncomfortable. wah, wah, wah, just humor me . i feel like such a smhuck, knowing that so many others have it way worse(brewers who can't even fit whole family in one car) but all the same it doesn't make it any easier for the lil 5 year kid in me who is sick of sharing.
Call me selfish, BUT I WANT MY CAR BACK!!!
Akay, I feel better now.
Just thought I would share that with you all.
Poor Giant , working day and night to get his lil vdub car on the road. I love you, I just don't want to share anymore, okay? okay?
Fellow bloggers please don't hold this blog against me, know that its just a moment and that this too shall pass!!! Thanks

Some Scofield funnies

Today while waiting to pick up Chloe from school , Sol says to me "Look mom they have trapped a robot inside that fence!" I say, "Hugh" not even looking. Then he says it again, "Look mommy, it has two eyes, a nose and really long arms, can I go climb the fence and let it out?" I say , "What are you talking about??" He says, "LOOK" This time because he is so enmphatic I look directly where he is pointing and see that he is talking about the power meter(i think that's what you might call it) that is inside a chain link fence, probably for safety reasons, directly in front of the school. " "Oh, no you can't go climb the fence and let the robot out , the principal might need that robot for something later" The mind of a soon to be 4 year old boy. So Great!!
Later, after school talking with Emma my 7 year old, I say," What is your favorite season Em?" She thinks long and hard and then says very certainly, " I think Summer when it's warm because that's when ice cream is in high demand" hee hee hee , Keeping a straight face I say, "Oh really why is that?" She says rather condescending "Well, certainly because it is so hot outside" Who has this kid been hanging around , that's what I want to know. Mann, if only I could sound as smart at 30 as she does at 7 sheesh!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Please Pray

Just thought I would ask for prayers for a close friend who has had to evacuate in Texas with 4 small children and two puppies. Please pray for all those in the south and for a miracle in the weather predictions.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

eharmony.com


Akay, so I have this friend ahem.... that well lets just say, I want to see enter into the world of marital bliss,and well... this other friend and myself were thinking why don't we secretly put them on one of those singles internet things. Ya know just to see what the results would be, ya know just for fun. Well, my Giant is not so happy with me and I thought why not find out what all my bloggin pals think.
So if you were this friend what would your thoughts be??? I haven't signed on the dotted line yet for this friend BUT the first 5 matches look promising and I am oh.... so....... tempted!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

il mio grandma bello

My beloved gramma Johanna,Jennie,Joan Farina/LeSage passed away September 11, 2005. She was 83 years old and had suffered for over 10years with alzhemiers. She closed her eyes to sleep on this earth and opened them in heaven. She has now been given a new name and is in her true eternal home.
She was the most Christ-like person I have ever known and her beauty because of this was beyond compare. She was born in South Braintree Massachusetts. The family that she came from was the Farina's . Her mother and father both came to the states from Italy when they were only children and thier marriage was an arranged marriage that brought forth 6 wonderful, amazing people 5 girls and only 1 boy. Because she was the first to get married,have children, and move out west she was the pioneer of her family. In her life she was married 49years before my grandpa died, they had 5 children,16 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. They raised a family of faith, with each person as unique and talented, kind and loving , funny and incredibly charasmatic as the next.
When my mom was growing up she said that gramma used to set an extra place at the dinner table every night just in case someone who needed the meal might not feel welcome enough to stay otherwise. She said usually they would have a few new faces around the dinner table most nights, and I know this is where my mothers heart of mercy and love for her neighbors comes from.
My gramma had all 5 of her children before the age of 25. She never learned how to drive a car but she had more than enough adventures and great stories to tell . Once shortly after having my first child I asked her "Gramma how did you do it? Raising 5 kids all so close in age with not much help from Granpa, and no way to get out and about?" She said as clear as day(even with some alzhemiers kickin in), "I just did it, I didn't think about it" Her family was her life. Her husband, who she lovingly referred to her as "Her pal" and her children were the jewels, the treasures she took so much joy in.
Her father, a beautiful man who loved Jesus but never went to church. The reason, because the catholic church started charging families to buy the pews they would sit in every Sunday and he refused. He said he and his family would have church at home and they did . Every Sunday they would read the bible in thier living room on 39 Fountain Street.He used to drive an oil truck in the time of the depression, and any extra oil that would drip out of the truck he would save in a can to be delivered to families in great need. He was a "Robin Hood" of sorts.That was one of his many ministries. My gramma was born in 1922 and shortly after she was born , countless diseases that took many other lives was stopped in time for her with the very first administrations of immunizations.She was a miracle. Her sister Elizabeth, was not as fortunate. She had 5 sisters and only one brother Louie who also passed away in January of this year. Louie Farina, adored his Jennie and so it is only appropriate that they left in the same year. My gramma was only 5 feet tall. She fell in love and was married at the young age of 19 to my Granpa a half Irish half French man who wasn't even supposed to talk to the italian women back in that day. He asked if he could carry her books from school home for her. At first she said no, but then every day he didn't stop asking, and finally she said yes, and the rest is part of my history now.
Three sons and two daughters,my mother Ellen was her fourth child. All her children were born in South Braintree Massachusetts and moved out west when they were in thier teens and pre-teens.
Some of the sayings and things that I will remember the most about my beautiful gramma; "When you think a fella is really interested in you and you like him too, the first question you be sure to ask him is, How much did you say your name was worth?" "The smart one shuts up" "God love ya" "Can I get you anything" Her theme song that she would sing alot, so simple and yet so true "Row,row,row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream"
Her homemade meatballs or italian cookies( covetchonis). Her love for children and her protection of them. Her love for music. There was always music in her life. My Grampa would play the organ or the accordion or her children the guitar. Always had a song in heart and a smile on her face. "Peace be with you". "I pray everyday for all my friends and benefactors, my family, and the most forgotten soul, I think that pretty much covers everyone""If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all"
To everyone she met she would say goodbye by saying " God Bless ya" . Her life was a blessing to all who were blessed enough to know her . These are only a very few of my beloved memories. Her life was so rich, so full that it would take me alot longer to write them all. So much of who I am is because of her. I have been truly so blessed, so fortunate to have had her for my grandmother. I am truly thankful to God for all the wonderful things that she taught me. I know that she is finally home, restored to perfect health and with her Savior now and that brings me great comfort, but I still miss her already.
On this day I will try to keep her memory close to my heart by being gentle and merry, being kind to children, singing songs of joy,winking as a sign of approval and acceptance , raising one eyebrow to the things in this world that make me wonder. In tribute to her I will try to teach my children all the things that she taught me, and instill a strong sense of faith, love for others and a strong sense of identity. Her heritage was one of love,faith, service,and perserverance. Her legacy was not riches, possesions, or property but rather lots and lots of spoken blessings and love. She truly loved everyone.

I pray that I will honor her by living a life much like her own with as much faith, grace, love, humility, peace, and kindness as she lived hers with. Ti amo Gramma, I will miss you until we meet again.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Her Children Stand and Bless Her...Prov31:28

My mom is THE most amazing woman I have ever known. She is truly a modern-day saint to me. You know the scripture that describes true religon as taking care of widows and orphans ,she currently has both living under her roof right now as well as my beloved vietnam vet Uncle Jimmy. These are her family members and so some might say what's so amazing about that?? Well, I will tell you . She is going to be 60 in November and I am not being generous when I say that she does more for Christ on a daily basis than I might in a year. God has given her a true heart of mercy and truly has used her to be an instrument of His love to countless others who have had no home and no where else to look. The widow, my beautiful italian gramma who has alzhemiers is in constant need of care. 24/7 my mom is changing her, feeding her,bathing her, reading to her...everything. My mom has hard days as all human beings do but when all is said and done she truly feels honored to be the one who gets the privledge of serving my gramma in her last days and she treasures every moment. The orphan(no longer) is my 13 year old brother who my parents have had as a foster child since the day he was born and officially adopted when he was 3. He is a typical teenager in many ways in that he has lots of energy and lots of pressing social engagements that require a taxi cab. Thankfully, he is one of sweetest spirits I have known and is helpful to my mom on many occasions but, still very much a young boy. My uncle well....lets just say he would fit in perfect with my nieghbors down the street!! My dad is working hard at Albertson's to keep all those in the house fed and in a house.

Ok that's just her living situation. Now, my mom is of the firm belief that Jesus really meant it when he said "love your neighbors" cause she has got some neighbors that are starving for that love and they always seem to know that they can get it at Ellen's and it served up just right.
Her neighbors baffle me. She has always seemed to have neighbors that are strategically placed on her block that are the most needy of all people on the face of the EARTH!! She has learned over the years some boundaries and that it is not her job to save the WHOLE world, BUT all the same it amazes me how much she notices the needs, and then meets them. Amazing!!
She is not sugar-coated in her delivery of love and kindness. She is real and they know that they will always get sincerety with her good or bad.

Yesterday, I had a full day. A day that was so full of DOING and loving people that I had to laugh. I thought this is an Ellen kinda day. I decided to share my day with my mom cause I knew she would relate and again she has taught me yet another lesson at 30 years of age. She said, "Noel you weren't doing what I do, you were doing what Jesus would do" and then of course she chimed in with her Boston accent and said "Don't those people know you have fourwa childrwen of yourwa own" LOL . Truly, I love her with all my heart and today "I stand and bless her " for the example she has been and continues to be.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

They're baaackk!!!


Yes , the burning man people have returned and quite dusty I might add. They actually have been trickling in this whole week and the returned product is more fun to watch then when they left.
So, my interest has been peeked. I checked out the website and low and behold you can actually bring children to this event. They have a whole section on how to make this into a fun, family trip. Whooaaa!!! I am really, really a bit perplexed and lil concerned now.
I thought about walking down there today and passing out tickets to the car wash but then I thought I better save those for myself cause they were given to ME from a very thoughtful friend, and my car that is lookin pretty shabby again should really be the benefactor of those.
Anyhew, I discovered from thier own advertisement on the back of one of the RV's that my nieghbors house is officially known as the Black Rock Sage Burning Man Hostile. Hmmm....and again I say Hmmmm.....
Does this mean that they might be there for months to come. COOL!! I am enjoying the free entertainment and who knows maybe I will get to figure out what all the hype is about from them.
I am trying to think of way to start up a conversation but then again maybe not. Dunno if I am brave or trained enough for this social event.
Any ideas???

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Reasons why I love Jesus #2 , His Extravagant Love


His love is extravagant. It is more than any words could ever describe and to even try to describe in words the way that Jesus loves is almost futile,weak at best. There truly are no words that do it justice but one that comes a lil close to me and also a word that seems to keep being highlighted in life right now is extravagant.
Websters describes extravagant like this-
Exceeding reasonable bounds
Extremely abundant
Straying beyond limits or bounds
These descriptions begin to describe another reason why I love Jesus. That He FIRST loved me, while I was not nearly as in love with Him as I am now is extravagant. That He never stops loving me even when my actions don't show my love for Him is extravagant. That in every detail of this life, behind every corner He is revealing His love to me is extravagant.
The song from Darrell Evans "Your love is extravagant"is one that has become a new favorite.
"Your love is extravagant
Your friendship intamate
I find myself moving to the rhythms of your grace
Your love is extravagant"
I love Jesus because of the way He loves me. I want to love the way He loves. I want to love the unlovely, the ones who don't love me, the ones who don't love me first, the ones who may never love me or YOU Jesus . I want to love them the way you do and by doing so I want to show my love. My love for you Jesus can never compare but all the days of my life I want to spend every ounce of who I am, who you created me to be, to love you and others in only the ways that I can.
Thank you Jesus for your extravagant love.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Yikes, I've been tagged,the pressure!!

Akay, so I have been tagged and usually I don't like to play along with ...well....pretty much any game but since this is not physical I guess I can handle it.
I think I have to list 5 quirks and then tag someone else to do the same so here goes.
1. I love Donald Duck. Love 'em. His voice makes me laugh and feel giddy inside and anyone who can do a good impression of his voice pretty much wins major brownie points with me and are further seen as a better person.
2. I can touch my tongue to my nose. I have never actually used this manuevuer to lick my nose but when I am an old lady someday and I don't feel like gettin up for the tissue box it might come in handy.
3.CAN'T STAND the sound of people chewing, smakin, or anything that remotely comes close to either of those two. If there is no other noise in the room when it's eatin time I will find a radio or otherwise the innocent smaker might be maimed.
4.I think I am allergic to kiwi. It makes my tongue tingle and feel kinda numb and yet when given the opportunity I eat it anyway.
5.Old men to me, are as cute as babies in my book
Whew... I think that's about all I feel I can reveal at this time.
Hope others are up for playing games, I tag(simply because you make me laugh) Mr. Oakes and (because I don't have a clue what you will list)My Oldest Sista.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Recent Prayers of The Scofield Kids


So, something that I have loved to do for years is quote my children in thier own special quote books, and well, as of late it has been thier prayers that have been most worthy of quotin. I thought for everyones enjoyment and the lighter side of life I would share some of them with you all.
Solomon- "Momma, I prayed for to Jesus , that for my birwfday that He would send snow and fireworks."
Chloe at lunch-"Dear Lord I pray that you keep us healthy with this good food and more good foods like fruit is healthy, and brocolli is healthy, and milk is healthy, and you Jesus you are healthy ......right Momma??" "Right Chloe"
Emma at bedtime-"I pray for our friends Promise,Samantha, and Nikki that they would feel right at home in thier new home in Oregon and that if that don't that would come back home to thier home in Reno."
Chloe after first day of kindergarten-"Lord thank you for my good day and my new lots of friends, and tomorrow that I go again to school so I will know my friends names.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Reasons why I LOVE JESUS


#1 He understands me even when I don't understand myself.

Reading in My Utmost for His Highest today it described the act of Marywho poured fragrant perfume all over Jesus feet as "an extravagant act of devotion"
Mark 14:3-4
This got me thinkin if I have ever shown Jesus in an extravagant way my devotion to him. I really couldn't think of any.
I struggle with issues of Lordship in even the simplest things let alone extravagantly loving Him. This brought me to the number one reason I love Jesus, because He understands. He knows all things even when I don't, when I can't, or even when I choose that I won't ,He is still understanding of me. It comforts me to know that I don't have to understand myself or others or even Him, just continually look to the author and finisher of my faith and then I can breathe easier. He's ok with the fact that I don't often understand the way that He works or how things play out in my life . He is ok with my honesty and He knows me better than I know myself.
I am constantly frustrated by the parallel between the apostle Pauls dilema in his life with Christ and my own,where he states "the things I want to do, I don't,and the things I don't want to do , I do" Romans 7:19 Why is that??
This is so true of my life. When I am truly at my end with me I look to Jesus and
He understands and that is so so so amazing.
His love is amazing(Darrell Evans song) I can't remember all the words but I think this songs describes His love being extravagant, amazing,...
Extravagance in love for Jesus. How does that work? Can I love Him extravagantly like He loves me? Am I capable of this love?
I am glad that He understands . I want to love Him this way. Holy Spirit help me love Jesus the way He deserves to be loved.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Back to School, Back to School.....(Adam Sandler song)

I love back to school season . I love it because of the excitement of starting something new. To quote Anne with and E "Today is fresh with no mistakes in it". That's kinda what a new school year is like to me. I also love the shoppin of fresh paper, pencils,etc. I just love the whole thing. I wish I was the one who got to go but for now it is my lil ones that I get to live vicarously through.
So, the chillins (well half of mine) are headed back to school and well to only have two kids in the house as opposed to four is just wierd.
Maybe, I am the wierd one but I don't like it when they go back to school and leave me here all alone to mop the floors, do laundry, and dishes. Not that they helped with these chores at all but they were my excuse if these chores didn't get done, ahem...hope the giant isn't readin this and they also kept me company.
I much prefer playin with kids all day than the nasty household duties, I think that is why teaching quickly became the profession of choice for me and also why when all my kids are in school I too will get to go back as a teacher. Now, some would say that I am crazy and that hangin with children under the age of 5 IS work but to me it is fun,fun,and more fun. This has much to do with the way God wired me and not so much with the fact that there is work involved it just doesn't seem like it to me.
Not just being an excuse for my habits of house-cleanin, but I also miss them. Not, every day but most days. I will admit that some days school time is a very nice, much needed break but for the majority of days I truly miss the busy-ness they bring.
So, I asked my 7 year old if this year I could trade places with her. Smart girl, it didn't take her long to say "No, no,no, no" bummer!!!
So off they go makin memories without me. Now, if I was like my motha(boston accent) I would just say, "The shcual doesn't ouwn yu I doa yourwa stayin home with me today" I don't think the giant would allow this ,but I now see why she would let us play hookie from time to time and as disfunctional as that may have been it made me as a kid feel very loved.
Anyway, on the brighter side I now have more time to blog....I mean....clean my house!!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Bust a move burnt man


Reporting back on the events of burning man nieghbors. Apparently, this caravan commune is something we have to look forward to every year in our neighborhood. The RV's keep coming and let me tell ya it is some good fun, people watchin.

Today some people dropped off a young man right in front of our house. He had about 4 very full bags, one with the willey coyote peekin out of it, bright taxi yellow hair with a small red patch in the front and a grin that wouldn't quit. As I smiled at the whole enterage he said "This is light packin" hmmm... my giant didn't even pack that much to go to a foreign country. Whateva!!

So, I think they move the RV's periodically throughout the day and our neighbors backyard must be first come, first serve. It's quite full . The outside of his house has couches for lawn furniture and signs directing all the traffic.
When I took my kids for a walk the other day they were all very friendly. They keep coming and I am wondering how many more can fit down our street. At night the ones not directly parked outside his house move to the local shopping parking lots . I guess they either are trying to be considerate of us or they don't want the ticket.
I no longer think I need to go to this event, not that I thought I needed to before but now every year I have the priveledge of burning man people coming to me.
If any of you are up for some good people watchin you should come check it out. I am thinking the caravan to the big shin-dig should be any day now cause it looks like they have quite a few cities to build and inventions to set up. Don't know what we will do when they are gone. Guess we will just have to go back to watchin regular ol' tv. BORING!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

il mio gigante e domestico


Well, it was a long two weeks but alas... My giant is home. We are happy, healthy, and together. What more could you want. Life is good and I am thankful, so truly thankful to Jesus for all the countless prayers He answered while we were apart.
My heart was fond of this giant before he left but the absence...well let's just say it couldn't get any fonder!!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Burning Man or Bust!!!


Ok so I feel compelled to write about the "goings on" down the street from me. I have a few sketchy neighbors but this one beats all!!

First things first, I have nothing against the occasional RV parked on the street especially in summertime. You don't think much of something like that ,but when there are about 4 to 5 of them and they are all old, run down, and painted very artistically ya start to think it might be time to walk on the other side of the street. Now, I have to mention that my neighbor I believe owns half of these and then the few extra have been showin up periodically throughout the week. I started to think that this might be a family's new living situation. Hey why not the city doesn't limit how many vehicles you can park all over your property(I adda know cause I have from time to time had quite a few VW's parked outside)But then today two indicators that this might be more than a new, cozy, humble home for my neighbor and all his friends and relations.
1. A sign that read "Burning man or Bust"
2. A nice (strange man) strollin down our street with a shoppin cart full of beer and toilet paper,that's all (first thing in the morning I might add)
3. Very interesting creations appearing around all these RV's
Ok so , I pretty much got it after #1's indicator but I thought I would add #2 and #3 for color and humor.
Well, I have been invited to go , but alas I think I might have to hold out and go to something a lil less strange(but not by much) BUG O RAMA in Sacremento.

Friday, August 19, 2005

sleep is a beautiful thing


Ok so pretty much like everyone else who got "left behind" I have not had a good nights sleep since August 9th, but for some strange reason the last two nights I have slept so great that I am begining to wonder. Maybe I have prayed everything there is to pray for those in Germany(probably not )or maybe JESUS thought I needed a few nights off. Dunno, but anyway I feel like a new woman.
We are in the final countdown to get those loved ones back home and my prayers are this;
-Lord continue to finish what you have started over there
-Cement the relationships so strong that they will in fact be extended family
-All details of the concert for Saturday under your care and guidance
-Open the eyes and ears of the German people to hear your voice
-Give boldness , courage , and wisdom to those who need more so they can do more
-Continue to provide good health, fruits of your spirit, and sweet sleep
-Continue to protect all families of these ones that are in Germany now and even when they return.
-Open our hearts here at home to recieve the fresh wind that will come as our loved ones return with new passion for you Jesus
-Safe safe travel
-Sweeet sleep
Jesus thank you for your continual protection and guidance. Thank you for answering these prayers and many more.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Run Forest...Run.....


Phone calls have suddenly become the highlight of my day. Everytime the phone rings I think that might be my giant calling from Germany and I run for the phone like Forest Gump! Normally, phone conversations are not my speciality. I don't get to leisurly talk on the phone at home anymore (i save most lengthy calls for my cell phone where all people are strapped in and accounted for)because there are usually 4 lil people who need my attention more than the person on the line. It turns out to be more frustrating than fun to talk for any length of time on the home phone ,so I let my 7 year old daughter who is aspiring to become a secretary answer, most all calls go through her now. BUT now that they might be from Germany we have both been jumpin and runnin to get to the phone and the race is usually still won by her but then I give her the look like hey, i am bigger give me that phone or someone might get hurt.
All this to say that I heard from my giant first thing this morning and it has made my day. To hear how God is answering every prayer that we are all prayin here makes me so full of joy. I am so thankful that even though Moses and all our loved ones are so far away we can still affect thier lives through our prayers.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Who let the DOGS OUT, who who??


The day began with a phone call from a very friendly neighbor asking if I was missing some dogs. I am always quick to say" No, I don't think so "and then realize that in fact yes I am missing some dogs. So then my inquisition begins "WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?"who,who hee hee!!
Really, I mean we have a dog run for them, we have a fenced yard, and still they have managed to get out on two adventures in the last few weeks. The first one ended up being very expensive and we have thier mug shots to prove it, this one thankfully was interupted by a very kind citizen who I told thank you a million times over and said he made my day.
So now my thoughts go like this; why in the last few weeks always when Mo is away have my dogs been escaping and causing added stress at a time in life when I am maxed for stress slots.
1. Just a coincidence(I think not)
2. My gates are not working correctly and need to be fixed(Seem to work when Mo is home)
3. An attack in a very lame way to try to rob, kill, and destroy
I have no more stress slots available people, they have all been occupied and so then these occations have to find a home somewhere else like my frustration slots that I have empty in my brain. No frustrations here, nope never in a house full of 4 small humans who have to be taught on a momentary basis how to live life correctly on planet earth. Not a frustration to be found(My lame attempt at sarcasim)
I am releasing and selling all these nasty slots to Jesus who is more than capable when I am not. Strong when I am weak. Thank you Jesus that I am not alone.
Survey says the answer is number 3 but sorry no thieves allowed in my vita bella!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

SON follower


So I finally figured this bloggin stuff out. At first I was just a wanderer roamin through the streets or various other blogs, and then when I started to get pieved by others comments I thought I might throw my two-cents worth in.


(Where do phrases like that come from?) Two-cents worth? Hmm....


Anyway, I have thouroughly enjoyed everyone else's  insight and hopefully in the future I will have thoughts worth bloggin about.


One final thought, my favorite flower is the sunflower. Has been for years(even before it was so trendy) anyway I just found out few years ago that a true sunflower will follow the sun through out the day until it goes down. 
Did you know that about sun flowers?
Well, I want to be a SON follower. 
Keepin my eyes on Him thats what I am all about.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My First Post

Finally, I can expose my thoughts to the world and find out what people really think. I can hardly wait to hear all your comments about my ramblings.
For now all I have to say is "My sweethawt(boston accent there) is in Germany and well I miss him already.
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