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


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
satanic ritual calendar

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. 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


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.
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