Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas from Lite Brite and little honey ♥

Little Honey says "Merry Christmas to You!"

I have been cleaning out the spare bedroom and getting it ready to move little honey in it! He is finally getting a Big Bed now that he is 5!! WOOHOO! Cleaning out the closet I found hubby's Lite Brite - yes you heard me - hubby has kept his Lite Brite from when he was little and I finally got it out on Monday for little honey to play with. I had one but who knows what happened to it over the years. When I opened the box there were about 20+ pages that had never been used! Guess hubby didn't like it that much!!

Well little honey and I had a blast putting in the correct colors to make a Choo Choo train first - but we forgot to take a picture :( He wanted to do the snow man next and this time we remembered!.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Taking a Few days off...

I am taking a few days off to enjoy the holidays to spend time with the family.

Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and Enjoy the New Year!!

I'm hoping for Snow so we can go sledding!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I tried something new ♥

So the other day I tried something new. Not new in general - just new to me! A new food - A Pomegranate! Now some of you may be laughing - but this is a big deal. I don't usually veer out of my comfort zone when it comes to food. For fruit - I grew up on bananas, oranges, apples, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and occasional grapefruit, pineapple or strawberries. That is pretty much it to my fruit experience as a child. Nothing out of the ordinary.

When we had little honey, hubby and I decided we would expand his food repertoire and try new fruits. To most they aren't that exciting - but a new flavor in the mouth is weird

I tried pears (all different colors - red, brown, green and yellow), peaches and apricots (hubby and little honey really like - me not so much), eggplant, kiwi, mango, star fruit (weird but pretty), plums, cherries (again not my favorite - but the boys LOVE them), plus many more I can't remember. But lastly we tried the
I had been wanting to try it for a while - but was afraid of the little pieces and not knowing how to eat it or cut it. I know I am a little OCD about somethings But I don't like to try something new and do it WRONG - call me weird if you may...

Well last Sunday at church I noticed on the snack menu that the kids were going to eat pomegranate! What trying something new at church! Again a little weirded out. I couldn't wait until after service to ask little honey what he thought of the new fruit.

When I finally got the chance to ask him what he thought - he liked it! WOW! I was shocked since the past few months have been a little iffy on the food front as to what he will eat. So at my next grocery trip I noticed the pomegranates were on sale and thought I would try. Lucky me the pomegranate growers had made a cute little pamphlet to show you how to cut and wash and eat them! Yeah- nothing could go wrong now!

I was so thankful for the pictures in the pamphlet as I would have totally cut it all wrong. I noticed that as I was slicing there was a slight smell similar to cauliflower - just not as strong! The meaty portion(like the pulpy stuff in oranges) is what smelled. VERY INTERESTING. Wonder if anyone else noticed that? The little fruit pieces were so cute. They look like corn kernels! Just smooshed all together in one round container! My hands got a little red breaking the little pieces out - but luckily they just washed off no stains

They aren't my favorite. A little hard - maybe mine wasn't very ripe? But I did like the juice that squirted when you bite into them! Very Fun! I cheated and just bit them and then spit them out! (I felt a little like Madagascar when they drank the salt water and then spit it out!) But fun none the less!

Am I weird? Do you try new things or is this all old news to you?

Please let me know I'm normal today

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas thoughts

Nice Email I got that I wanted to share....

Letter from Jesus about Christmas

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree.

Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1-8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian.. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am Jesus and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember:



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