Blessed Day

In May, my mom was visiting us to for Mother’s Day. To make a long story short she went to church Sunday, May 18, 2008, and woman unsure of her salvation to a sinner saved by grace and guaranteed a home in heaven with Jesus.

This day was an answer to many prayers for her. I am just so thankful that she said yes to the Lord and asked Jim and I to pray with her.

It has been 6 months since that day and she has been waiting to get baptized because she wanted Jim to be able to do the baptism. Plane flights were low enough and she was able to make a special trip up to baptized on Nov. 9.

It was so great to see my mom be baptized. I think the only thing more special will be seeing each of my precious babies become believers in Jesus and watching their Daddy baptize them.

So, let me ask you readers/lurkers? Have you ever accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Has there ever been a time that He changed you from the inside out? If you don’t know Him, why not? Do you have religion or do you have a relationship?

My date was December 10, 2000.

What about you? Leave a comment. Tell me your about your salvation experience. If you have questions email me.

7 Random Things

I have been tagged by my friend Angie to come up with 7 random things about myself that you may not know. Here it goes….
1. I don’t like to eat things that are on a wooden stick (i.e. a corn dog or a popsicle). I can’t stand to feel the wood in my mouth or in my fingers.
2. I have naturally curly hair, however, it didn’t start curling until I had my first child.
3. I don’t like to be tickled. I think that it is a form of torture.
4. I am afraid of heights, but I went cliff jumping when I was in high school.
5. I don’t say words that describe bodily functions.
6. I have always struggled with weight. I am 40 lbs lighter than I was in high school and college.
7. I don’t like email forwards and I am not a big fan of tags, but I do participate because I am a good friend:-)
So here are the rules:
*Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
*Tell seven random facts about yourself on your blog
* Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
*Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
Ok – tag, you’re it:

I’m not tagging anyone–Ha!

edit*** I just read someone’s Tag and I must say that I LOVE to get the MAIL. I love mail. It is great!
now I am going to Tag my hubby! He loves Tags!

Potty Training Update

It has been a week and a half and Judd is doing great. He has experienced a few more issues than Jake, but he is also three months younger than Jake was when I potty-trained him. Considering, he has had a stomach virus, a sinus and a ear infection during this time I think he is doing mmmaaarrvvveellllllous!!!

We did have a incident on Monday. He decided that my stairs would be a great place to leave me a present. Needless to say, that hasn’t happened since. Mommy very quickly reminded him that we sit on the POTTY to do those sorts of things…..

It is hard to believe that my baby boy is out of diapers. Two down and one to go…..

Here is a picture my mom took of him while she was visiting us last week. He will probably die when he sees this picture as a teenager. BUT this mommy needs memories. They are growing way to fast. I just need to hold on and cherish every moment. Ok I must stop rambling before my eyes start leaking that liquid stuff.

Potty Training Judd

For several months now I have been debating when to start potty training Judd. He has sat on the potty and does well going tinkle and #2.(many of you know that I don’t call it any of the normal names.) I just couldn’t figure out when to make it official. When do we move ahead and never turn back….

Early this week, Judd brought me a diaper in the morning so that I could change his wet diaper. So I changed him and then he went to the other side of the room and filled it up. He then came back and wanted me to change him again. It was at that moment I knew it was time. My window of opportunity was open and I better not miss it.

Yesterday morning, I went to change Judd and realized I was out of diapers so instead of getting a new pack I decided that we would start training right then. We went immediately to the potty and we have never looked back.

Once again I am following the modified version of the 7 days and $75 method. The general idea is parents stay at home with the child for several days and allow the child to walk around the house naked all day long. The potty is put out so it is constantly available to the child. Parents regularly remind the child to use the potty when necessary. Rosemond argues that children won’t tolerate urine and feces running down their legs, and will quickly learn to go to the potty to avoid accidents. The $75 is for carpet cleaning.

Judd’s first trip to the potty he didn’t go. I set the timer on the microwave for 20 minutes. When it beeped we ran to the bathroom. He sat and went just a little. Set the timer again…it went his pants….timer beeped. Set timer….HE WENT! He smiled so BIG! It was great..This went on for three hours. He would tinkle a little and then he would have an accident. So his reward is to flush the toliet and wash his hands. He was pumped!

I guess you are wondering if he went #2. Well here is that story: right after dinner we sat on the potty. I knew that he would have to go #2 because he ALWAYS does after he puts food in his mouth. so we tried. NO luck! So we sat and read books. Finally, I realized what we were missing…..rewards!!! Jake was allowed to blow out candles for going on the potty and I hadn’t determined what Judd’s reward would be before starting. I thought for a second and I knew my Judd would LOVE candy. He never gets candy so I knew this would be the greatest reward. I grabbed some SMARTIES. I sat on the stool in front of him and said, “Do you want some candy?” His face lit up and he said YES! I told him to push it out of his bottom and he could have some, low and be hold, he shot a rocket out of there, and looked at me and said “candy, candy.” A few seconds later, I said “do you have anymore”. He said “no”, I said “do you want more candy?” another rocket 🙂 as you can see I figured out Judd’s secret to success…smarties! When he was finished going #2 in the potty and he is off looking in the toilet to see what just happened. I did the potty dance and everybody joined us to see what Judd had accomplished.

I am not quite sure if I would declare this day a “success,” but it was a great start!

10 Predictions

Top 10 Predictions

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still work.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise and worship to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His poeple.

8. There will still be room at the cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will stil save the lost when they come to Him.

Isn’t it great to know the ONE who is really in control?

*I saw this on this blog and thought it very appropriate to share today.

Yes, I cling to my religion….

P is for Pumpkin

This week we have been learning the letter P. Monday we “p”ainted “p”umpkins that we made out of brown lunch bags. Jake and Judd loved making them. Today we glued “p”asta on a “p”ink P traced on to a “p”urple ‘p”iece of “p”aper. Judd didn’t enjoy glueing the pasta as much as he enjoyed eating it. While the pasta was drying we played with “p”laydooh making “P”‘s and pumpkins with cookie cutters.

Judd is supposed to painting the stem green, but he thought it looked better on the pumpkin.

I must say Jake was very serious about his pumpkin. He did a great job following directions and he painted his pumpkin all by himself.

Oh the fun with the letter P. Maybe I should have saved the letter P for when we start Potty training Judd…

Did you enjoy the emphasis on the letter P?

My Crazy House

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks of my crazy life:

Yes, that is a bounce in my house:-0

This is what mommy teaches the boys while they are eating their night time snack when daddy has to work late:-) Just so you know, I taught him to put the pretzels in his mouth, but he decided to make up his own way!