Lesson Learned

A very valuable lesson was learned this week by my little Bam.  A lesson he can use through out his life.  What is that lesson??  When the school says not to jump out of the swings, they MEAN do not jump out of the swings. This is why:

When you jump out of the swings when you are going pretty high, and you are only 50 pounds, when you land your little bones can’t take the jolt. This sometimes leads your elbow bone to get a fracture in it. Right next to the growth plate.  This, internet, is what we like to call natural consequences.

Jason and I have decided that we will not be paying for the boy’s college.  We will instead pay all their Dr. bills until they are grown.  That should count for something.


Another Website

I have found another blog to waste more time. Time I don’t have to waste of course, but somehow I manage to fit it in. It’s a talent, really.

Thrifty Decor Chick
She has so many cool ideas, and the best part, she’s thrifty!!! I mean it’s in her name. I haven’t decided if her Goodwill finds, or her oganizing section is my favorite yet. How about you click on over and decide for me. I can’t waste anymore time…. today.


So my friend Shawna has a cute little blog over on blogspot.  She also has an impressive blogroll.  I am a blogroll minimalist I guess. Or I just forget that I started one. (big surprise there….)  I just want to publicly thank her for adding a new blog to her list recently.  Your Sacred Calling It is very informative and causes you to think! I have been reading it now for only a week or so, but it has made me think about so much! Jason and I have had many discussions about her topics. We have both went and did our own research too. While reading her latest post a few days ago, she linked to my newest favorite blog! Reading through the entries of that blog was amazing!  I kept telling Jason, ‘Wow, she took the words right out of my mouth!”, and “I could have written that.”, or “She wrote the words that I’ve been trying to say, but she made it make sense!”  Now this blog is going to make some people angry, but don’t worry.  It’s just the truth. Go check it out!!

Field Trips

My Fred is going on a field trip today. It’s two hours from our town. I know they are going to have a lot of fun. I’m just feeling a little sad that I won’t be able to go with them. My boss was very supportive and told me to take the day off to tag along, but that won’t work. They won’t be getting back to our town until 4:30, so someone has to be here to get Bam from school. I gave him a camera and told him to come back with some really good pictures, and lots and lots of stories. The Boy loves to journal so I’m sure this will give him lots of writing material!

As he is getting ready and his excitement is filling the house, I’m remembering the field trips we used to take in school. It was a third grade tradition to go to Boise, to tour the State Capitol Building. Since I had to retake third grade I was lucky enough to go twice! (hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20, right) The excitement of going sooooo far from home, with out mom or dad, the bus ride with all your friends, the sack lunch in the park, the beauty of the state building that seemed larger than life, the important aura in the building, that we all felt, even at such a young age. And the fun part of the trip after the Statehouse. The first year we went to the zoo, and the second year was  to the Discovery Center. The long bus ride home; still so excited, yet tired and ready to be home. The getting home after school was already out and the feel of our small town at that time of day. Ohhhh the fun we had. Such wonderful memories that I still have and cherish 20 years later! I am so glad Fred gets to go on this field trip to make his own memories!  He’ll be just fine without me there.  The real question is: Will I do fine without me there!

Good Friday

Good Friday to you internet!

After a week of deep, deep cleaning, a day of shopping, baking, and getting us all ready to head out of town tomorrow, It was so nice to sit down at the Good Friday service tonight to hear a message about the amazing sacrifice Jesus gave for us. It makes my 40 days without Pepsi seem like a twisted joke. Nothing could compare to His sacrifice on the cross. His sacrifice for you and me and everyone, even if they don’t want it. I find it funny that the more you fight the gift, the more it sneaks up on you, and you realize you can’t live without it. Because you can’t. It’s such a cliche’ but, it’s true: A life without Jesus isn’t a life at all. So when we sang one of my favorite songs at our service tonight, it was such a beautiful reminder to me of how much this world’s savior loves each and every one of us. Even the ones who don’t want Him.  I hope the words bless you as much as they bless me EVERY time I hear this wonderful song.

 Jeremy Riddle Sweetly Broken

To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing

For on it my Savior
Both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love and God is just

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees
And I am lost for words
So lost in love
I’m sweetly broken
Wholly surrendered

What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled

In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love
And how great is Your faithfulness