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


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.
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