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.