Thursday, January 26, 2006

I think I handled this one very good

Last night Merci and Ethan were taking their bubble bath.
Merci was scrubbing the wall with her sponge.
She said "Mom go get ready for daddy, put on your best clothes, we are making a fun
night for you." I just looked at her and said OK. She continued.....
" I am scrubbing the walls so you and daddy can have SEX."
I couldn't keep a straight face, I was smiling and trying not to laugh. I asked her
what sex was. She said um, "It is when you take off, I mean when you have all of your clothes on and you kiss." I asked where she heard that. She said from Olivia. I told her that she shouldn't say that word, it was an adult word, and told her we would talk later.

Later that evening as I was putting her to bed. I asked her if there was anything else she wanted to tell me about what Olivia said, and told her I wouldn't be mad. I explained to her that she could talk to me about anything because sometimes kids get confused and talk about stuff they don't understand. She confided in me that you do take off you clothes when you have sex!
I again told her that she shouldn't use that word, it was for adults and went on to explain that sex CAN mean what gender you are. Hoping that would get her mind off getting naked and kissing. She seemed to get it. I did tell her that mommies and daddies do kiss. She then ventured to ask me if me and daddy had sex...Um...well of course not=)
I actually didn't answer her.

Oh boy! She is only 5. She is only in Kindergarten.
I will obviously be praying for God to cause a spirit of forgetfulness when kids talk
about these things.

Pray with us and for us as we embark on these very sensitive subjects.

I hate being the one with the oldest kid out of our circle of close friends.
Guys I don't know what I am doing...Help???

Any advice from mommies of older children?

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Dedicated to Josh

Happy 27th Birthday
I love you Joshy Poo=)

We have been through a lot. I have almost lost you numerous times. I know God has HUGE plans for you Josh. You are the hardest worker I know. Working long hours in scorching heat or in freezing cold. Not sure many men would endure what you have for their family. Instead of taking the easy road and being a distant father, you insisted on marrying me and taking care of our little girl with me. You have given up so much to be by my side. I love you and wish I could have made this day more special for you. But instead you are content with working all day because it is a nice day (yeah right it is freezing). I love you more than words can say!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


What did you have for dinner last night??

We had yummy turkey burgers! The warm weather makes me long for spring, the freedom to be outside. I feel like a prisioner in these winter months! I need
something new and fresh. Lord help me to see freshness in daily things!

Monday, January 09, 2006


*I had an idea in mind for a post...forgot it.

*Came down here in the basement
( I sent Josh out to play pool..needed some computer time LOL).

*Downloaded lots of picture from my camera
too many cute ones to share!

*Want to dabble in digital scrapbooking. Already
downloaded some backgrounds, just don't
know what to do!?!

*Looking at my calendar and seeing how many bills we have to pay
Wishing we had enough to pay ALL of them...sigh.

*Now I am wishing Josh had a normal 9-5 job... or any hours for that
matter. One that pays on a regular basis, one that will give us w-2's.
Oh this is something I cannot think about!

*Remembering God is in control!

*Remembering God is in control!

*Remembering God is in control!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Think about this

I tell you the truth,
unless you change
become like little
you will
never enter the
kingdom of heaven!

Matthew 18:3

Hmmm, maybe I just got my word for 2006. Child.
No I don't want to have anymore children. But I want to
become a child. In so many ways!

This scripture was on a beautiful Christmas
card (from last year) sent all the way
from Rome by my friend Shanely.

As I went through my cards from last year, this really stood out
to me. On my refrigerator I have a little section where I put pictures.
Most are of little kids, some of the cutest ones ever! (Aiden, Israel,John, Nico, Joseph
Ethan, Merci, Isabelle, Jacob, Riley, Gavin, and Jordan)
So I thought I would put this scripture in the midst of them.

What does this really mean??

I guess it could be one of those scriptures that means something different to each person individually.

Like I have mentioned a few times I want to start a moms group. I felt awhile ago that we should get together and really worship with our kids. I had this mental image of
us sitting there with little kiddie musical instruments, just worshipping
with our little ones. How fun would that be??
I also felt like God gave me a specific phrase CHILDLIKE FAITH.

Hmmm maybe those are my words..Childlike Faith!
(funny how God reveals stuff to us huh? I was just reading Bek's blog thinking..I need a word and walah it is revealed to me as I type this blog)

So what does this scripture mean to you?

To me it is a clear instruction....God giving me a clue!

As I am sitting here I was reminded of my nickname as a child "baby Donna."
My aunts name is Dona (yes only 1 n) so they had to
call me "baby Donna" so no one was confused!
So I want to live this year as "baby Donna."
Because I don't know about you but I wan to
enter the kingdom of