Saturday, November 22, 2008

This video made me and Justin laugh....remember this is NOT our family. :)

Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My 2 Cents

Seems like so many people (not that that is a lot) that I have been around the past few weeks are so worried and burdened by the outcome of the election--what is going to happen to our country.... I'll admit that who I voted for was not elected and I was sad, but the ultimate truth is we are not in control. God is. He knew Obama would be President before Obama was born. God has a plan, a perfect plan. Maybe Christians in America need to be sanctified. We need to remember who we are, what we believe, and what we are here for. It is obviously way to easy to be a "Christian" here. Maybe, through this, God is calling us to step up, walk our talk, be real. (that's just my 2 cents)

I encourage you to watch the following video from The Girl Talk Blog. In this video, John Piper gives us a Biblical Perspective of how we should be feeling. We (Believers) are not part of this world. As he says, this world will fade away. We have one foot in heaven and one foot on this earth. Our job, while we are here, is to spread the gospel for His glory. Take a minute and check this out:
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Lyrics and Such

I've posted about them before, and I'm doing it again. Tonight was the Country Music Awards. I grew up watching these. The only music allowed in my house was country. Back then there was no "Christian" music on the radio--except Stryper...and for sure that head banging stuff wouldn't have been allowed. Country Music is and will always be part of me. My kids enjoyed it being on as well. Judson would come in dance with a goofy look on his face, the girls LOVED the dresses and even Jed had a few comments in there. He said (while Kenney Chesney was singing)<, "Mom, that guy has "son" in all his songs--When the Sun Goes Down and this one too." Yup, he's one of my smart ones.
Speaking of Kenny, the song he sang goes like this, "everybody wants to go to heaven, nobody want to go now." As the song ended Jadyn and Jed argued about what he was saying. Jadyn says, "Mom, tell Jed that the song says everybody wants to go to heaven, nobody want to go to the pound". Jed then says, "No Jadyn, it's nobody wants to go to hell". I just start giggling...How sweet that she thinks nobody wants to go to the pound!
This brought back memories of when I would get lyrics wrong (I know Justin--I still do) but when I was Jadyn's age I was sure that it was Kevin who came down and glory filled my soul, instead of Heaven that came down to fill my soul with mother like daughter!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Where Have I Been...

Several of you (ok, 3 of you) have wondered if I'm done with the blog thing... I am not, I love blogging and I have a ton of ideas to blog about, but time seems to not be on my side lately. One thing that truly bugs me is when people talk about how "busy" they are. Oh, please, no one is ever too busy to do the things they REALLY want to do. However, I find myself eating my words. I REALLY want to blog, but, well, I've been just too busy. My friend asked me what has got me so busy...hmmm, well I'm not really sure, I haven't started any new projects. So, here's a run down of what us Edgar's have been up to.
I spent 10 days in Albuquerque helping my mom while she recovered from chemo and her stem cell transplant. My in-laws kept the kids. I was able to spend a great deal of time with my sister and parents. Even thoguh we were not able to shop and run around like we usually do, it was great to be just our little family of 4 for awhile.
Once we got back, I think it took me about 2 weeks to get back in the groove with school work. I LOVE the flexibility of homeschooling, but I really do need structure as well! So, since we have been back we: do school each day, ballet, soccer practice and games, football practice and games, pe with our homeschool group, church and church activities, our homeschool moms group, gymnastics, an on-going wiffle ball game with the 6 boys in our cul-de-sac, and all this Halloween prep--decorating, pumkin patches, costumes, pumkin carvings, and somewhere in there I think I may have mopped once and done a few loads of laundry...which is still piled in a basket in my room. I told Justin this morning that the God created Daylight Savings Time (we gain an hour tonight) so that I could have an hour to fold and put away this heap of laundry in order to do more laundry cause the kids are runnin' out of undies!
The funnest thing I've been doing is that I had a friend of mine come over one day and go through my fridge and pantry. She spent 3 hours here--wrote down 9 pages of notes and 13 recipes. My friend has studied nutrition for 10 years, and has a great grasp of balanced eating. I was nervous at first, but it has been so much fun. I had NO idea how bad all the preservatives and such are that go into our every day grated cheese. I bought it all the time to save time.....not any more! I have learned all sorts of new words like nitrates and nitrites=bad! And I have found that cooking is fun --as long as I stay on top of the dishes! I've been cooking 3 meals a day, so I do feel like that has taken up a ton of time. No more cereal/potarts, frozen nuggets, taco, maybe that is where all my time has been going. The kids have been great about it, and I truly feel like I am doing my part to keep them more healthy!
So, there you have it, that's where I've been! How about you? Where have you been?