Sunday, February 28, 2010
There is a new blue eyed gang at the butterfly house.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
February is almost over, and March is a special month at the butterfly house. Aaron, Caleb, and Luke all have birthdays in March AND our anniversary is in March. The boys have been making plans for parties and gift wishes for their birthdays. I so wanted to make their birthdays extra special. Now, I know that one can make a great birthday without spending much money, but this year they boys wanted parties that cost money. $$$$$ So this is not a post about throwing a thrifty birthday party.
We are so blessed: God provided a job for Aaron, we have a lovely home, two nice vehicles that are paid for, food on our table, our health, and a wonderful family. However, we are living on a budget and I just didn't know where the money would come from for three birthdays in one month.
Caleb so wanted to have his birthday party, with his friends from Co-op, at a place in town that has Go Carts, Putt-Putt, and Laser Tag. And I wanted to make it happen for his 10th birthday. Well, guess what God wanted to make it happen too. Yes, he cares about Caleb's birthday! Unexpectedly, we received a large sum of money. And that same day new opportunities were opened up to Aaron at his job.
So the next day, the boys and I went and reserved Caleb's birthday party and we took a spin on the Go Carts to give them a try.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last Tuesday morning my Dad called to let me know that my Grandmother had passed away. This time last week the boys and I, my parents, my brother, and sister were in a passenger van driving to Kentucky for the funeral. The boys and I spent over 45 hours driving in the course of five days. Beaumont to Dallas, Dallas to Arkansas to Tennessee, then on to Kentucky. Then back home. The funeral was lovely- celebrating the 81 years that my Grandmother lived. She raised 12 children and lived her entire life serving her children and family. While we were in Kentucky, we visited my other Grandmother, too. My Dad honored his Mom at her funeral, and my Mom honored her Mom when we visited her. I'm so glad I was able to be there for both.
In Kentucky it was 7 degrees with about 6 to 10 inches of snow. Sunday morning I left snowy Dallas, five hours later I was back home in Beaumont where the temperature was 68 degrees. I love Beaumont in winter! It is great to be home!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The boys so enjoyed the rats, Faraday and Lovelace, this past week.
Everyday Aaron and the boys would get Faraday and Lovelace out of the cage. The rats mostly wanted to climb and sit on them.
Even though the rats are cute, I just couldn't bring myself to touch them.