Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunday is a day of rest...

I know I posted on this before but I just can't get over the fact that Sunday is our busiest day of the week! We got up on time this morning, the kids were completely dressed and fed and we made it to church on time. We went to service and then I went to lead music for the 4s in Tree Hollow before heading to Sunday School. We ran through the drive thru at Wendys and went home. We put our boy down for a nap and the rest of us had lunch. Then we got back in the car and went to a birthday party about 20 minutes from our house. We were supposed to go back to church for Bible Study and a meeting but just couldn't do it so we headed home where I made cheeseburgers and salad and browned several pounds of ground beef. No wonder I am tired! We were on the go all day.
My daughter said something today that made me question how she could be mine. :0) At the birthday party there was a pinata and the kids were all picking up candy. She didn't pick up very much and the mom of the party girl told her to go get more. She said "This is all the candy I want". What child in their right mind doesn't pick up as much candy as they possibly can? Especially one of mine?
At dinner she was helping me set the table when I handed her 3 bottles of sauce to which she said "You have to remember I only have 2 hands!" What a silly girl. It made me and her daddy laugh to hear her say such grown up things.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Demise and Rebirth of the Graupner Terry

My hubby has an obsession with airplanes. If he could he would be flying in the Air Force right now. Unfortunately his eyesite does not permit this. To make up of for the lack of being able to soar through the air he has a couple of flight sim games that he really loves to play. Recently he was able to fly the C130 simulator at his brothers air force base. The band was with him and were pretty impressed with how well he did. For his 29th birthday I got him a flying lesson. I know I will never be able to top that but as a second runner up I got him a remote control airplane called a Graupner Terry. 2 of the guys from Bobbys band Salient are working at Hobby Lobby so they were able to hook me up with a pretty sweet deal.

The box for this cool plane said it took 2 hours to assemble. 10 hours later we were ready to fly. Bobby did do some extra modifications to make the plane more sturdy that he had read about on some message boards and it turns out that was a very good thing to do.

Last Saturday we headed out to a park near our house that has plenty of open room. Bobby was nervous to fly the plane because he thought it might crash immediately. He tested the different parts to make sure they worked and did his first take off. It went great! He flew the plane around and landed it successfully. He attempted a second take off that also went off without a hitch. After flying for 5 minutes or so the plane was further out that either of us thought and nicked a tree and went into a nose dive, flew across the street and down into the lake. By the time I got across the street with both of the kids he was in the water trying to rescues the plane. We think that the plane went straight down in the water because the canopy was missing and the nosegear had popped off. Sounds like a complete loss, yes? Well, once we got the plane home and dried out miraculously all of the electronics still work. We purchased a new canopy and an extra battery and are going to fly again tomorrow! :0) Hopefully that will go better and we won't have to have another rebirth. Although, it is fun for Bobby to have a hobby that he loves! Of course the flying is much more fun that rebuilding the plane.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Beth Moore

Since I found out about Beth Moore several years ago I have always had great respect for her as a teacher and a leader. I actually had the privilege of being a moderator for the online version of Believing God and learned a ton from it. Of course there has always been this nagging thought in the back of my mind that she is the poster girl for the Southern Baptist convention. This is not bad as I go to a Southern Baptist church that I love. But, many times I am concerned that people will not look outside their denominational lines to see what other Christians have to offer.

My mother-in-law gave me the book Feathers From My Nest awhile back and I just had not gotten around to reading it yet. One point Beth Moore makes is that she does not look at only her denomination. She makes the point that she is raising her daughters in a denominational church but does not want to raise denominational daughters. What a beautiful thought that is. What if we as Christians could read the whole Word of God and stop fighting. What if we went to church to supplement what we are learning through reading and studying Gods Word on our own? We would be living our lives in a Christlike manner.

Anyway, I am only half way through the book and it is making me laugh and cry and really think. If you get a chance pick it up.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

Last night for us was spent joyfully at home. This is the first one that we have been home for since our daughter was born. Since hubby is a musician he is usually playing somewhere. This one was an off year I guess. We put the kids to bed at their regular time, watched the ball drop, had some sparkling apple cider and went to bed. Woo hoo we are old!