Wednesday, May 26, 2010

banana boy

So, I say to Spud today, "Hey, can I take some 5 year old pictures of you?"

"Okay, if I can take some with bananas."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

note to self

Last Sunday I had a meeting at 10 a.m., and since I tend to forget things scheduled for Sunday mornings (because I like to be lazy and relax before church) I wrote "10:00 meeting" on my bathroom mirror. Normally, I would erase it after the event, but for whatever reason (sloth, perhaps), I didn't. Then it turned out to be a good reminder for something Friday morning, Saturday morning, and again this morning. All the meetings started at 10:00, so I was able to reuse my note, and not feel too bad about not getting around to erasing it. So nice when laziness actually is useful. I think I'll wipe it off today, though.

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Polar Express

Last week we were able to get a great deal to ride the Heber Creeper, so we took advantage of it. Even though it was the end of April, it was snowing and OH SO cold. We did see quite a few deer, some ducks, Canada geese, and even two herons running around. And it was neat to ride the train.

Sunday, May 02, 2010


I think I have figured out how to be happy, at least most of the time. It's part having realistic expectations, and part enjoying the little things, and part letting the bad things slide "like water off a duck's back." There's also the part about being grateful for all the good things, and having hope for the areas that need improvement. I've liked this verse from Phillippians 4:11 for quite a while, now, and often think about it when I'm feeling discontent

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content

This week we made a chart to check off whenever we do our daily "Anchors." The Anchors are Morning Prayer, Devotional, Family Scriptures, Evening Prayer, and David & Mindy Prayer. I made a chart and assigned a monetary reward based on how many checks we get during the week. We got 23 checks this week, so we earned $3 for our Family Fun jar. (The max amount/week is $5 if we do 24+.) We've realized that doing the little important things really help shape our days and keep things in balance. We are more productive because we start and end things at a set time, instead of just whenever, which is a challenge when you homeschool and can pretty much set your own schedule. Anyways, it was a good week.