Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beck and Hobab having some fun!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

we can buy all the toys in the world but sometimes it can be a simple box that brings the best laughs!

Our sweet Beckham 9 month check up!

(it is getting harder and harder to get him still for a picture)

Beck had to go for his 9 month checkup today and followup on bilateral ear infectiosn from last week. He still had fluid bilaterally in his ears but she said they seem to be healing.I question that because he has not been himself lately. He just crawls around whinning sometimes for no it is his ears or teeth and he already popped one through 2 weeks ago with no others I don't know I guess we wait it out. He is on omnicef still so time will tell. He got two shots today. He goes back in one month for second flu shot. Dr. Molock was actually the doctor on call when he was born so she adores him and been with him from the very very beginning. She calls him her "moose baby". He is doing good right on target. He actually lost 4 ounces in one week due to him not eating but that is ok...he weighs 23lbs and 10 oz (47%) length 30 inches (89%) and HC 18 inches (56%). He is such a sweet baby, but lately he has been testing the waters with mommy and daddy. He does something and looks at us for a reaction. It is so funny how they learn early on...and it helps to have a 3 year old "sisa" to watch and follow her ways. He lOVES his "sisa". The doctor was like is he talking any and we were like yeah....and listed the words he can say and then he will sit and talk to Rylie like he is having a full on converstation with her. She has no idea what he is saying. Rylie went with us to doctor which she doesn't like people messing with Beck so I wondered how the shots were going to go it went great. She was so sweet and EVEN gave Beck her new doll to hold while he got his shots. Such a sweet gesture!

Monday, August 17, 2009

one smart doggie...

check this out!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

forward, backward, or still unfolding?

Forward, Backward or Still Unfolding?
Phillipians 3:8

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ.

In one of Charles Shultz's "Peanuts" cartoons, Charlie Brown was sitting in a deck chair near the front of a large boat when Lucy walked up. "Some people go through life with their deck chair facing forward, gazing out where they are going," Lucy said philosophically. "Others go through life with their deck chair facing backwards, looking at where they've been." Then, looking directly into Charlie Brown's sunglasses, she asked him, "Charlie Brown, which way is your deck chair facing?"
Charlie Brown shrugged his shoulders, "I really don't know-I've never been able to get my deck chair unfolded!"

In these days when family issues have become not only a major issue for private citizens but also in political campaigns, Christians need to get their deck chairs unfolded. Unfortunately, many people have not taken a thoughtful look at what they believe in as family values and, even more important, the basis for those beliefs.

But with our culture in crisis over the issue, this is not a time to be struggling with our deck chairs. We need to be speaking up in the political arena and the marketplace about what matters.

A few years ago, when our whole family was in the car, I asked the kids what they thought our family values were. The words started popping furiously like premium popcorn. Here's what they said:

God, limited TV, responsibilities, chores, friendship, kindness, respectful speaking, education, church, encouragement, servanthood, obedience, discipline, sharing, giving, boundaries, keeping your word, home life, prayer, perseverance, doing what you're supposed to do, love, dignity of kids, food and shelter, spending time with each other, resolving conflicts, forgiveness, physical affection, our siblings, laughter, having fun together, memorizing verses, wholesome speaking, reading, wise council.

Barbara and I were pleasantly surprised by what our kids had to say. Perhaps we were getting through to these kids after all!


Ask God to help you clarify your values as a person and as a family. Ask Him for His favor in building those values into one another's lives.
Discuss: If you have kids, ask them the same question: What do you think our family's values are?