We’re Live. . .

29 04 2008

Conrad has been working on the church’s website for the last several weeks.  It still needs a few things, but we went live with it yesterday!  You can check it out at:  www.crosswayofurbana.org





My Little Sister

22 04 2008

This makes me happy. . .





Heavenly Bathtime

20 04 2008

Last night after the girls had their bath, Bryn said to me, “Mommy, I wish we never had to take a bath again.  Do you think when we get to heaven we won’t need baths because we won’t get dirty?”  That cracked me up.

In other news, I attended the prayer conference at Rosedale Bible College this weekend and it was excellent.  My dear husband stayed home with the kids so I could be stress and worry free during the sessions.  I took in a workshop called “The Spiritual Capacity of Children.”  The lady that taught it was so passionate about children’s ministry. . . I was very challenged by her teaching.  In a nutshell, I am convinced that I have failed to recognize the potential of kids and their impact on the Kingdom of God.  I don’t expect enough from my own kids. . .I’m content to let them say a bedtime prayer.  She challenged us to help our kids recognize the voice of God and to develop their “spiritual senses” from a young age.  Anyway, I won’t go on and on about it, but I really liked it a lot.

The twins are in the last 6 weeks of school, and Ellie will turn 2 in less than a month. . .life keeps rolling right along. . .





Hooked on Phonics

17 04 2008

Bryn wrote the following today:

Give back my pezzu be cuz God wuz us too sher wis udr

Anyone want to try to decipher that?





I lost Ellie today. . .

12 04 2008

The sun came out for about 45 minutes today so I decided to take Ellie for a ride in her stroller and get in a little exercise and fresh air for me.  About 5 minutes into the walk a pesky neighbor dog started following us and he and Ellie became good friends very quickly.  This dumb dog followed us for our entire walk and kept licking Ellie and making her laugh and she reached out and grabbed his fur and watched him wag his tail. . .she thought it was great.  Well, we finally got back home and the dog followed us right up onto our porch and begged to come in the house with us.  I shooed him away and thought that was the end of it.

About 20 minutes later I realized that Ellie was too quiet and I should probably check on her.  Right then Conrad came home for lunch and asked about her.  I said I was just going to look for her because she’s too quiet.  She was nowhere to be found.  Conrad and I searched the whole house and didn’t hear her anywhere.  It occurred to me that she might have gone outside through the back door since it was still open from earlier in the day.  I went out there and that’s when I thought maybe she was with the dog.  Conrad searched the whole backyard and I went around the front and found the dog 2 houses down from us but Ellie was nowhere around.  By this time we were definitely getting concerned and I was thinking maybe we need to call in some help to find her. . .I was trying not to panic but I could feel it welling up inside of me.

Conrad decided to start searching the huge cemetery behind our house and I decided to wander around the front and see if any of the neighbors were out and had seen her.  This time I looked again for the dog and I found it way down the block and right next to him was Ellie all dressed in purple, carrying a cup of animal crackers and just meandering along as if everything was fine.  I went running after her and when she saw me she pointed to the dog and with a big grin on her face said, “LOOK!!”

Oh my lands. . .I was in need of some good blog material, but I could have lived without that experience.  My nerves are shot.





Sick Kids

9 04 2008

Why do ear aches (Lydia) and asthma flare ups (Bryn) always occur between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m?





Tid Bits

6 04 2008

1. I did some spring cleaning today. . . nothing major, just a few windows, took the flannel sheets off beds, etc.

2. We had asparagus for supper tonight and the girls asked for seconds.

3. We tried to go for a bike ride but my bike is nowhere to be found. We think it may have been stolen sometime this winter. I find it disturbing to think that someone would be bold enough to just come into the garage and take it, but maybe they did.

4. Something is stinking up my refrigerator and I can’t figure out what.

5.  Ellie has been without her pacifier for 4 nights.