Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Prayer


Pause and Give Thanks

Wherever you find yourself today, 
Whether filled with joy or wrapped in pain,
Remember to pause a moment and give thanks
For no other event in our history and time,
Can change our lives like the birth of Christ - so Divine.
His love never failing, and His Presence always near
The greatest wonder in Heaven on Christmas did appear.
God's gift full of grace that brings life, love, hope,
Can be unwrapped by us all - changing life's scope.
For when we invite His life into our hearts,
No love is greater than that He imparts.
So wherever you find yourself today, 
Remember to pause and give thanks,
For HE is the Truth and the Way!

"O come, let us sing unto the Lord: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with THANKSGIVING, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the strength of the hills is His also. The sea is His, and he made it: and His hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our maker." Psalm 95 1-6

"Give THANKS to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 107-1

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 
Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give THANKS, and praise your glorious name." I Chronicles 29:11-13

What are you thankful for this year? 
How has your life been blessed?




Saturday, November 22, 2008

Go Beaves

The excitement is mounting in the Edewards' house this afternoon as we prepare to watch the Beavers take on Arizona. Vaughn and Joe are resting up for all the excitement as we prepare for family and friends to fill the house. GO BEAVS

Friday, November 21, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday

This is the winner this week. I love the photo but am so excited that Lucy is very interested in the potty. Yeah! So, call me crazy but I have been letting her go around naked bottom (or just naked) to potty train her. We now have a potty in our living room because the trek to the bathroom was too far. Here is the scene: Lucy (nude) walking around playing with baby, all of the sudden out of the blue, "Pee, Pee, Mommy!" a few drips running down her leg. Me "Wait, Lucy, Wait!" snatching her up and running for the bathroom. By the time we get through the baby gate, around the boxes in the hallway and over the cat that is sleeping in the doorway, I am soaked. "It's ok, Lucy. We will try again." So, that is why we have the potty in the living room and one in the kitchen. She has been going to the potty and going herself or telling me and we can actually make it to the toilet. Yesterday we only had one accident on the floor. Yeah Lucy!

Nothing like a good book to help get things moving.
"Pee, Pee Potty, Ma Ma!" 
The next few were from our walk on the river front in Albany. Oh, what fun. It was very cold though. Funny how kids don't seem to notice that their fingers are turning blue and their noses are running away from them, snot nearly freezing to their faces. 
Vaughn had it good though, all bundled up and cozy.
Like father like daughter. Just taking in the scenery.
MY GLOWING PUMPKINS
I know Halloween is long gone but this photo never made it to the blog and I loved it.
What is your favorite?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Addicted!


But he looks pretty hot!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Techno Dance Party

SO... What do the wife and kids do when husband and father goes away to work?

Turn out all the lights
Break out the glow sticks
Crank up the music
AND DANCE!

It makes for some really neat photos.








Monday, November 17, 2008

Lucy's Pockets

The swimming suit on the neck is funny but notice the bulge in the tummy? Lately Lucy has been shoving valuables down her shirt, in her pants and even in the diaper. I happened to capture this episode on camera. I guess that is one way to keep your investments safe in this horrible economy.
"Lucy, what do you have in there?"
"Ships!"
All Full
Here is what she had stuffed down there. Turns out she had raided Jackson's Star Wars collection and was hiding them from him.

I missed an even funnier "pocket" incident. Lucy is wearing pull-ups because she is potty training and she decided to carry her little baby in her pull-up. She pulled down her pull-up, cradled the baby inside and pulled it back up leaving the babies head hanging out the back of her pull-up. I laughed so hard and of course ran for the camera. Much to my disappointment the battery was dead. Mom suggested we maker her an apron with a bunch of pockets. Probably a good idea. Who knows where she might try to stick something next. ;(

Then and Now

Oh the horrors of baby acne. This is how Vaughn looked a month ago. Mommy was horrified at having never had a  child with acne this bad. I even took him to the doctor who told me it is perfectly normal and will clear up on its own.


Well, look at him now. Beautiful Baby Boy with perfect skin. What amazed me was how it just disappeared almost over night.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Personality Plus

"Lucy, the horsey ride is over."
"Do you want to ride again?"



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My last day of sanity?

Let me explain the title. We had a exceptionally warn and pleasant summer and fall this year. Everyday was spent enjoying the sunshine and warm evenings. And if the kids were unhappy in the house I just sent them outside to play and work out the wiggles. Well, gone are the days of warm weather, sun and my sanity.  Rain has returned to Oregon in full force. For the past three days there has not been a break in the rain. The kids are done with school around noon and the questioning begins. What can we do? Over and over they ask. Go read a book, play with legos, play your leapster, take a nap, I answer them over and over. Oh how I wish I could say GO OUT AND PLAY. The trampoline is soaked, the tree house is leaking, the bikes are in storage and the hammock is put away. This is the time of year I hate Oregon. But only for a season. Soon we will settle into the change and before we know it the trees will be budding with the first signs of spring. But right now it feels like I will not regain my sanity. 
I went to my photos to give me a little pick-me-up and thought I would share the last wonderful play day outside we enjoyed last week. Leaves are so fun.












Goodbye summer. Come back soon and bless us with your warm weather and beautiful shades of green colors that the rain helps create.