Monday, December 28, 2009

LIFE Update

I just have to tell you all how fun it's been playing "LIFE" with the kids! They even played today by themselves and only needed me to sell them insurance at the beginning and count their money at the end! : ) Very nice! (Of course, Timothy had to be locked out of Mik's room while they played, but he got to watch Dinosaur Train, so he didn't mind too much!) The cutest thing though was how sad Mikaela was the couple of times we played when she didn't have any babies! She was seriously disappointed and jealous of me and Toby... but then, after all of the "baby girl" and "baby boy" and "twins" spots had passed, she landed on "adopt twins" and she literally squealed with delight! Made this mama so happy. : ) I don't know what I loved more... how even in "just a game" she so much wanted to be a mom or how even in "just a game" she was just as thrilled to adopt as she would have been to land on the other baby spots. I just know it was sweet! : ) Unfortunately, I have nothing as sweet to say about the other game they've been playing with each other where they build and then try to catch each other in a mouse trap. ; ) They're playing and having fun (as long as Timothy isn't there to help!) (don't worry... he was taking a nap this time) but it doesn't have quite the same emotional connection as the other game. I wonder why... I hope you all are enjoying whatever you and your family acquired for Christmas and that the end of 2009 is sweet for you too! I've been thinking about all I've learned this year and might make a post of it... I guess we'll all just have to wait and find out! : ) Blessings friends!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thank you Sheri!

My good friend Sheri pointed out the humor in my mentioning my blog on our annual Christmas letter when I haven't updated my blog in over a month. : ) Yep. : ) I was going to write something this afternoon, but didn't. And I would now, except that Mikaela was given "The Game of Life" yesterday by her Uncle Brad and, wouldn't you know it... it came without instructions. (It was an old set...) So she's waiting for me to teach her how to play, but I have to look online first for some instructions because I can't remember all of the rules. Don't we often find ourselves wishing for an instruction manual for "Life"? I'm so grateful - beyond grateful - for God's Word and all He teaches me through it! I shudder to think where I would be without His instructions for me. I'm so happy to have made it through this year memorizing more Scripture than I have in a very long time and I'm so excited that in a few weeks I'm going to be attending a celebration event in TEXAS at Beth Moore's home church with a bunch of other ladies who have been doing the same thing (memorizing the WORD.) It's such a bizarre thing that I'm actually going, by myself, with my husband's enthusiastic support, far out of town... I KNOW it must be because God has something to show me, teach me, or do in me there or it wouldn't be happening. Makes me grateful as well that I have such a good Instruction Manual to be memorizing because whether Mikaela is fully aware of it or not, I'm teaching her and her brothers more about LIFE everyday than they (or I!) realize! Anyway... I have more to say and will hopefully get to sharing it with you soon. I can hear Lowell asking the kids where I am and Mik's going to be wondering where her "Life" teacher wandered off to. See ya soon! Keep reading your Instructions!!!!!