Friday, January 28, 2011

Great Quote

“Luther’s faith was simple enough to trust that after a conscientious day’s labor, a Christian father could come home and eat his sausage, drink his beer, play his flute, sing with his children, and make love to his wife—all to the glory of God!”
- William Lazareth via Mark Driscoll

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Morning Focus

This book has been so useful for teaching God's Word and helping the kids hide it in their hearts. Naomi knew almost the entire alphabet at one point (part 1 and part 2), but is a little rusty, and Luke had never heard them before. So in the mornings we've started reviewing and read the story to go along with the verse. Then they can impress daddy (who happens to have rock star status) with the new (or old) verse they remember. The bonus of learning these particular scriptures is that they help with regular sin issues that young children are plagued with (sharing, kindness, spoken words). Plus they convict Mama (see verse A for an example)!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Naomi's new look

Naomi jumped off her bed and whacked her loose tooth with her knee. It was bleeding quite a bit but she was so excited because now it was loose enough to pull. She'd been asking Steve to pull it out for the last week or two. It didn't take much of a pull for Daddy to get it out. She's still excited about it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Great Weather

We've gone from snow on January 1 to spring-like sunshine and heat. It was nice enough to picnic on the driveway and hangout in the fresh air. A super cute video of Daniel "talking" should be up on youtube shortly.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The drapes are up. Now what do I do with that big blank wall?! Suggestions?

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year!

Ava, Luke, Steve & Naomi built a snowman at the Ballards!

While Daniel and I stayed warm at home

Ava in the snow in our backyard

We had fun with Nana (my mom) and Papa Tex too!