Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Day!

Nothing special--just a day with Olivia makes for extra smiles. She came this morning wearing a super cute sweater that Great Grandma Dean gave her for Christmas, so I took some pictures of her doing her favorite activity--feeding Annie with a spoon! Surprisingly enough, Annie loves it! Hope you are having a day with extra smiles too!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New He{art} Class

My blog friend and teacher Wilna Furstenberg has a new online class coming up in February. I took her last class and it was AWESOME! Her blog is one of my favorites with lots of creative and spiritual inspiration. Here's the link to more info or click on the pic in the sidebar. I am really looking forward to the first 14 days of February for some fun, learning new techniques and awesome inspiration.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scripture Memory Challenge

I am participating in the Scripture Memory Challenge over at the LPM Blog. We have committed to memorizing two scriptures each month for a year. We start a new one on the 1st and 15th of each month. The first verses I chose were Psalm 119:35-37
"Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart towards your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthles things, preserve my life according to your word."
There have been many times during the last two weeks that these verses have been just what I needed to focus on.

The new verse I started on today is Isaiah 33:6
"He is your constant source of stability; He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; He gives all this to those who fear Him."
I can't think of a better verse to put my focus on while being constantly bombarded with the world's unstability.

I haven't spent alot of time concentrating on scripture memory for a while, so this is a great challenge for me. I like that the focus of this challenge is more on understanding and using the verses, not just memorization.

One more thing...I saw this great tip on Dori's blog for making memorization easier--haven't tried it yet but plan to and thought it was worth sharing.

It's not too late to jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the accountability and encouragement of a huge number of Christian women taking God's Word into our hearts and minds.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 News in a Musical Review

I can't say I agree with every point of view, but overall this is pretty darn funny!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Top Ten Favorite Photos for 2008

My friend Jules at the Roost is hosting a Happy New Year party linking her readers top ten favorite photos for 2008. Boy is is hard to narrow it to ten but here goes (in no specific order because I keep screwing that up).

The whole family together Christmas Day
My son and his sweet family
This was the first day Papa and I took Olivia to the park. I love the look of pure joy on her face.
Stopping to smell the flowers-- we've done that alot more this year.

We finally got a self portrait where we don't look ridiculous
Reading stories
Bed & Breakfast in Wisconsin
Meeting Great Great Grandma
Papa and Olivia--don't they look happy?
Love those chubby baby cheeks!