Sunday, November 30, 2008
This was a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a small group at our home this year, only 9 of us together. But it was so wonderful! We were able to sit around the table together, we used the china set our sweet friend and adopted grandma Char gave us and we were treated to wonderful stories of my grandparents in their youth! After dinner we enjoyed some games, Rat-a-tat Cat and Wii bowling. As well as a little friendly competition to see who was youngest on wii fit, I would brag more, but I won't since I didn't win and we will leave it at that.
Answer: BAD DOGS!!!!!!!
Oh yeah, and this is not one of those whimpy boxes of doggy treats, oh no, this one of those monster 10 pounders from Costco. You know what happens after two bad dogs are left alone to eat dog treats for 45 minutes (thankfully not longer). They lay around, panting like they ran a marathon because there is no room for their lungs to expand in their chest due to their extremely bloated bellies. They lived, however they were on doggy treat restriction for a whole week after that. Little piggies!
Friday, November 21, 2008
WHOA! Are we seeing double? Two blondes? What is going on here!?!?!? We must be nuts, but we have Sasha for the weekend, it is so much fun to add to our little zoo...you would think things would feel more crowded but really it does not. It is just more fun. So here you see (from left to right)Gunner, Atira, Kayli, Scott with Shaggy in his lap, Jordan and Sasha. WHEW!
Jordans favorite food - he couldn't decide, he likes it all
Favorite book - Redwall series, he wrote a glowing review
Favorite movie - (betcha can't guess) Star Wars (duh)
Favorite food - French Fries
What she wants to be when she grows up - A Vetrinarian
Favorite movie - American Girls Samantha
These papers are something I will keep forever! They are really neat and a wonderful "snapshot" of who they are in their lives right now. I should do one of these each year! Great idea, chances are it won't get done though. Oh well. I am thankful I have them for this year!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
10-29-06 / Ear (אוזן ozen, Strong's #241): This is the Hebrew word for the 'ear' (see Exodus 21:6). A Hebrew's speech is often strange to us so the translators 'fix' the text so that it can be more 'modern' but in some cases the original Hebrew is much more interesting. For instance, in Numbers 11:1 the KJV says "And when the people complained it displeased the LORD." The Hebrew literally reads "And the people were murmuring and it was bad in the ear of Yahweh." The verb related to this is azan [str:238] meaning 'to give an ear' or 'to hear.' Interestingly, the Hebrew word for a balance is mozen [str:3976], derived from ozen. Why would a balance be related to the Hebrew word for an 'ear?' Could the ancients have understood that a person's inner 'ear' included a mechanism for determining balance?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
15 years ago was the last time I saw my Uncle Scott. 15 years ago was when my grandfather had a massive heart attack, and that is why I was able to see my Uncle. But on this day I saw both of them, together, healthy and happy. What a wonderful blessing! We had an afternoon filled with laughter and sharing. My kids were able to spend a little time with him and quickly found how fun and silly he is. He shared with us some of his adventures he has had in the past few years as well. I am so thankful for this time to get reacquainted with my family.
This was our latest field trip, to the newspaper The Herald. We happened to come on a Friday when the "presses were running" which apparently does not happen often, so we were able to see the printer in full performance! We watched the papers going overhead, the workers gathering up the adds to placed inside them. We also learned how they made a the die to print the papers with. The kids say the most boring part was walking through the offices, we had to be quiet and there was not much to look at but a bunch of people sitting at desks looking at their computers or on the phone. It was still a nice adventure and next Friday the kids will be working on making a newspaper of their own!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
FINALLY!! So, I finally got some photos uploaded and now you can see our latest adventures! This was a couple of weeks ago, we went roller skating! It was such a fun day. This was at the roller rink I went to as a kid, so fun to be there again! The kids and I had a great time, and they are such good skaters too!
10-27-06 / Wind (רוח ru'ahh, Strong's #7307): In Hebrew thought the wind can be many things. It is the wind that blows in the sky, it can be the breath of man or animals and it is also the breath of God. In Hebrew thought your breath is your character or essence it is what makes you, you. The breath, or wind of God is his character or essence. In the same way that our breath is like a wind, God is like a wind. God is not an individual person that exists as we do, he is everywhere just like the wind is everywhere. Many times the Hebrew word ru'ahh is translated as spirit but this abstract term takes us away from the real concrete meaning of the Hebrew word. Rather than looking at God as a spirit, we can read the text more Hebraicly if we replace the word spirit with wind.