Saturday, October 27, 2012

It’s fall, ya’ll!

Sorry this is late! We are currently in Virginia for two months. So, we are experiencing our first real fall! This is huge for me, as I am from Texas, and only experience this phenomenon when I visit other places. Smile

Gideon is doing really well! He is six months old, now, and still growing like a weed!

He’s around 20lbs.

029                        He sits propped up…039                          …loves to stand up…


Loves to eat!!! We like bananas, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, peaches, mum-mums, and puffs.


He loves to swing!044




And he is still a jumping fool!  093


We took pictures by some pumpkins the other day…We had a blast!


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Craft…take two!

Remember this???



Yeah, I didn’t like it, either.

So, I tried to do this… (The “You are my sunshine” Canvas)

Adorable for a skinny wall, or end of a hallway!

Didn’t look good…AT ALL!

So, I have Paint upon paint, upon sharpie, upon paint, upon mod podge tissue paper. YUCK!

Then, I come upon this


So, I take newspaper and cover the painted/almost ruined canvas.

Draw a tree over it.

And voila!


Not quite as professional looking as hers. (Mine’s not on wood, and I can’t draw!)

But I am very happy with it. I still need to put a coat of Glossy Mod Podge over it.

I got the idea of the verse from a friend who does art ministry. Love it! (Maybe one day I can draw like she can!!!) For now, I’ll paint like a second grader. Smile

Back to the verse. I came upon it randomly, just googling Tree and Bible. But shouldn’t this be my aim? to delight in God’s Word and meditate on it day and night??? I am not always consistent in this area, and I struggle with it a lot! But now that I am a mommy, I catch myself thinking about Bible verses and God and Jesus more and more. I want to teach my son about Jesus now…So we are always singing “Jesus Loves Me” or “Jesus Loves the Little Children”. Zaccheus gets thrown in there, also.

And then, there are the Hymns. Too numerous to name. And the stories.

Father, God, Help me delight in your Word. Not just to teach my son to love you, but so I can grow more in Love with You and have a deeper relationship with You. Teach me Your ways. Thank You for sending your Son to die on the cross for my sins. And thank You for loving me first.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the council of the wicked, nor stands in the way of the sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields fruit in its season, and its leaf does not whither. In all that he does he prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3