Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Beautiful Girl

I so sleepy Mama
She's too Shy Hush Hush I do I

Singing in the Car

Monday, June 11, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mama - Is that you?

I picked up Ella early this morning from Grandma's house. I was so overwhelmed to see her. She looked so small and sweet. She has new teeth, too. Amazing what a week can bring.

I know she had lots of fun with Grandma and Grandpa but I am so glad to have her home. She is such a happy baby. I am such a blessed woman.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Brusha, Brusha, Brusha!

We are getting down the new routine of adding , "The Brushing of Thine Teeth". Ella loves to do this all by herself. She is such a big girl.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Noah's Arc?

Have you looked at a children's book picture of Noah's arc and thought how ridiculous. Well, D and I have some friends who started a conversation with us about Noah's arc. Have you ever read the real story? It is a story told in the Bible of a man who God found favor with. He was told to build a huge boat. He was told specifics of how to build it. He was told it would have one door and three levels and it would house all the animals. But have you really ever read the Bible version? Did you know it was 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high? I know the story and have been told the Sunday school version, but last year I read the real version and found it different from what I thought. We are told about the 40 days and 40 nights, but Noah was on the arc much longer than this. He was 600 years old when he entered the boat and about 15 months later he stepped out only after God told him to leave. So, after a little over a month of rain- it stopped and Noah, his wife and his three sons, and their wives were on the arc for another 13 months. We are told two of every animal, but there were several more for sacrifices and food. God even gave a specific to take seven male and female of EVERY kind of bird. That is a bunch of newspaper if you know what I mean. What about all the food Noah would need for the animals, himself, and his seven family members?

Did you know God closed the door seven days prior to the flood? Did you know it took Noah 120 years to build this boat? He trusted God so much he suffered more than a lifetime of ours in jokes and persecution from his community. Did you know there was no rain on earth before the flood? Did you know there were seven male and female of clean animals and 2 of every unclean animals?

I still think most believers have not read the Bible from cover to cover. I have not. I am on a mission. I am going to finish reading the Bible by Ella's birthday next year. I will read it like this every year. I want to know the true stories. They are much more interesting than the version we were told in Sunday school. - Don't you think?

Funny Ella

Ella has just enough hair to hold a hair clip in place. So cute.
How do you like my ducky feet, Mama?