Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Buddy has now decided his favorite food is 'sugar'. Several times a day he comes to me and asks for 'sugar'. I fear that I have passed on my sweet tooth to my son! Fortunately, I can direct him to an apple or orange most of the time to quiet his 'sugar' craving.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Did you know...

...that clouds are breakable?" asked Emma this evening. I looked at her with a questioning look. She went on to say, "You know when you sit on them they break apart."

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Something You May Not Have Known

Emma said this evening, "Rocks aren't alive because they can't lay eggs."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Nice to meet you

Last night Jason and I were putting Buddy and Emma to bed. We prayed with the kids and as we attempted to leave the room Buddy stood up and started saying something I couldn't quite make out. He was saying it over and over again and gave me his hand. I thought he was trying a maneuver to get out of going to bed. I strained more to understand and I made out something that sounded like, "nice to beat you", or "nice to eat you". Finally I realized his outstretched hand was a handshake he was trying to say, "nice to meet you." He then shook Jason and my hand several times and told us, "nice to meet you," and laid down and went to sleep. Where did he get that? I don't know but now he thinks since we laughed that it is the funniest joke and has been saying all morning. So don't be alarmed if Buddy says, "nice to meet you," and you are his auntie or close family friend. It is his new joke.

Last week he was telling knock knock jokes. He is only 2 1/2, so they were mostly about doors and cats. However, they always ended in a really loud laugh on his end, and then ours.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just a few years ago...

Jason and I sailed away to an unknown land just weeks after we were married. We had no money, no possessions, no education, and no job experience, and truth be told we no prospects for any of those things. We were serving the Lord and ready for an adventure! What an adventure that would be!!!

For years I have felt the sting of the painful things that happened during that period of our life. I have worked towards healing and forgiveness. I came to a place where I felt that I was whole as I was going to be until we are with Jesus. But just recently I found some old friends on facebook with pictures of our time in Honduras that reminded me that it wasn't all suffering and painful. It is amazing to me that I have forgotten some really truly wonderful things because I had allowed pain to blind me and cause me to forget the good. The pain and suffering was real but so were the good times. My inabilaty to see this causes me to want to examin other area's of my life that I have seen as full of suffering and pain so I can see the good too!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sad Song

Today Jason and I were feeling a bit stir crazy and didn't really feel like cleaning the garage as we had planned. We were looking for a low cost high impact thing to do with the kids (minus Melanie, she is at the grandparents). So we decided to take the kids to Janzen Beach and ride the carousel and eat at the food court. They totally loved the ride but...then we had lunch. I was seated next to Buddy who had a full view of the carousel. He could not take a bite of his food he was so preoccupied with wanting back on the ride again. So we sat there trying to explain to him that we would not be going on the ride unless he ate his food. He didn't exactly eat so we decided to walk around the mall. Megan had money burning a hole in her pocket that she got for her birthday so we tried to find a store for her to find a special treasure. It has been so long since we have been to Janzen Beach I didn't realize that practically half of the stores were closed. Then, Emma really had to go potty. I sent her into her stall and then stood at the entrance of the bathrooms to see how Buddy was doing because he was still struggling with not getting to ride the carousel again. I look back into the bathroom to find Emma walking around with her pants around her ankles saying she can't go potty. The automatic flush kept going off and scarring her so bad that she could go. To make a long story short(er) she finally was able to go but Jason and I realized that this wasn't going well and it would be best if we headed home. As we headed to the car I heard Emma mumbling to herself so I asked her what she was saying. She said that she was singing. So I asked her what song she was singing so I could sing with her. She said, "Mom it's a sad song!" And truly it was.

We ended up coming home and started in on the garage, like we should have in the first place.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Megan

I have always loved New Years. Little did I know that New Years eve would always be a special day in our home. Nine years ago my second daughter Megan was born. She was born on the last day of the last century when Y2K threatened to overtake the world. What a treasure she has been to our family. Megan is more of a free spirit than I have encountered in most people. This girl loves to be silly, loves animals, and most recently loves to pretend she is a spy.

My sister kept calling me asking me when I was going to plan something for Megan's birthday this year but to be honest I was trying to recoup from "Arctic Blast 2008" and Christmas. Birthday plans were not in the foremost of my thoughts. So on December 30 Jason and I went to Costco. We got a cake, pizza, plates, cups, and 'Spyology' (the coolest book ever for want to be spy's). We invited grandparents, aunts, uncles, and Megan invited the neighbor kids over a couple hours before the pizza was ready. It went off pretty well but I do have to say planning does have a lot of possitives, like knowing what your doing, hehe.

I am still unable to download pictures so I pulled out some old ones from the last several months giving a visual example of the many sides of Megan, most of them are silly.