Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Still Learning

So I guess I have a lot to learn still about myself. I learned today that holding in a frustration about others hurts everyone involved. Sometimes those unfriendly confrontations can heal wounds that should have never been made. Unfortunately some wounds just take a long time. I find myself making judgements when I haven't gathered all of the facts. Please tell me I am not the only one. And even if I feel I have been wronged by another it isn't my responsibility to change their actions. I am only in charge of my own. I choose to be offended or hurt, and that is difficult to control at times. Some times I look at myself and just don't like who I am becoming. I am so grateful for repentance and the chance to make a change for the better. So how do we do it? Everyone has some two cents about how to be a better person, but nobody can change my heart but myself and the Lord. Thank heavens I always have my Saviour to pull up the slack.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Snow in Orting!

Just before Christmas we had a bunch of snow, so naturally we took the kids sledding. We met up with some friends of ours, the Chamberlains, and had a blast in the snow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Freakin' Christmas

So...we thought we could do Christmas pictures with the kids this year. We must have tried to many different shots because this is how most of them turned out. Ha Ha Ha. I just have to laugh because sometimes as a Mommy I asume that my way is always the best way, and then my turns out like this and I have to humble myself. I am really trying to use more positive ways to teach my kids. I am a Mother who yells first and then listens last, and I am trying to change that. Katie, my almost 7 yr old, is a smart little thing and she is able to communicate better now. I am slowly learning that sometimes I just need to listen to her. Let me tell you that this is so hard sometimes. But I guess that's what makes me the Parent right...the ability to "control" my emotions and act rationally. At least that's how I'd like to be. :) Any way just my thoughts.

Friday, December 5, 2008


I am going to post some pic of Benjamin soon as I get some. I am learning how important it is to keep taking photos of my kids. I have so many of Katie and Isaac and very few of the other kids.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Baby Benjamin

Our little guy is growing up quickly. He is now trying to make sounds and the other kids are just loving it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Benjamin Cooper

The whole family at the hospital


I am slowly learning how to use blogspot so please be patient. Bryan and I are still in Orting, Washington. We had planned on moving by now to a little bigger home, but with the current market we havn't had much luck selling our home. It is frustrating but what can I do but try and make this house work for us. It is tight with 6 people in 1059 Sq Ft, but lucky for me my kids are pretty little still and I can make it work if I have to. We did have a baby this year. Little Benjamin Cooper was born on aug 18, 2008 (just one day after Isaac's 4th birthday) The kids call him Benny...I am still getting use to that nickname. I am doing well enough and learning how to be a nice Mommy with little sleep and three little ones at home all day. My Katie is in first grade this year and is gone most of the day. I miss her but nap time is nice when the other three are asleep and Katie is at school. I can clean, take a nap or a shower, or I can play online. Anyway I will try to keep this updated better.