Our Journey Home

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day!

"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust."- Psalm 103:11-14 (This is my favorite psalm... well, okay, one of my favorites! Isn't God's word amazing?)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Homemade Jumpin' Beans

Our girls love to go to the inflatables playground, Jumpin' Beans, in Wake Forest. Last Friday, as I was washing dishes, I realized I hadn't heard a peep from Wubs or Bella in about 10 minutes. I was drying my hands to go check on them when Wubs ran into the kitchen and said, "Mommy, I want to show you something and it's dangerous but please don't say no, okay?"( Hmmmmm... ) Wubs took my hand and we walked to the living room, where the girls had put every single couch and loveseat pillow on the floor. "Can we jump, Mommy? Pleeeease?" I thought they were so creative, to make a homemade Jumpin' Beans, I just couldn't say no! wink.

"Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind, for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth." - Psalm 26:2-3

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


God gave us a beautiful snowy weekend! Wubs and Bella were absolutely thrilled as they watched the snow begin to fall on Friday night. Wubs ran into our kitchen, chanting "Oh the joy! Oh the life!" We laughed and laughed... where does she get this stuff? wink! We have enjoyed being 'snowed in' and we've made lots of memories! Here are some pictures of the fun we've had over the last few days:

Sweet Wubs! She would never admit to being cold because she didn't want to go inside!

Whee! Daddy and Bella went down our slide together. (Bella wasn't as enthusiastic about the snow as her big sister. She preferred to be held while we were outside.)

We walked over to our neighbor's house to go sledding and we snapped a family photo! Just look at Wub's rosy cheeks!

We have been keeping busy with fun little indoor activities, too! The girls love to sort and count Skittles because then they get to eat all their hard work!
After playing with Playdough at the table, we made 'bowling balls' and used the empty containers as our 'pins'. The girls loved this game!
Early in the mornings (when it was still waaaay to cold to go out) we brought the snow inside! Below, Bella was showing me that the snow melts in her mouth. Wubs helped me bake cookies on Saturday afternoon. When we were done, she really wanted to feed daddy. He's such a good sport! There are so many more pictures, but these were just a few of my favorites! I realized (luckily) that I didn't take a picture when we made a little frozen treat. Since we didn't have any evaporated milk to make snow ice-cream, I thought it would be fun to make some slushies with soda. Unfortunately, the soda we had in our refridgerator was Diet Mountain Dew. Diet Mountian Dew poured on top of snow makes... you guessed it... yellow snow! Eeeeeew!

"We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts."- 1 Thessalonians 2:4b