Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Bug

Its not as cute as is sounds................ the baby picked up the stomach flu at Dani's birthday party....the whole house ended up with it. That wasn't a pretty site.We all got better by the weekend, except my poor little luvbug. She ended up with a upper respratory infection with fever. Now she's teething. Poor thing can't catch a break.

John's Incredible Pizza- The Birthday Party

We had Danielle's brithday party at John's Incedible Pizza ( or as I refer to it.... big kid's chuck E Cheese.) And all went well. She was very happy with the results and the kids had a blast.

But what I had was a reality check...... as my 11 year old and her friends played games and goofed off. Here walks in a local boys' football team of 13-16 year olds. I think nothing of it at first. These are little girls....surely they can be in this large place without even noticing eachother. NOPE..... one of my daughter's friends gets hit on! I was shocked....then I had to take off my rose colored glasses and see that these girls no longer look like babies... they are turning into teenagers. I am not ready for this but its coming at me fast........

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Newsweek article

Below is an article I was emailed from Newsweek that I found really interesting. I have a huge facination with the rapture ( and what true Christian isn't) and I wanted to share it!

On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder of, his job is to track current events and link them to biblical prophecy in hopes of maintaining his status as "the eBay of prophecy," the best source online for predictions and calculations concerning the end of the world. Already Barack Obama had drawn the attention of apocalypse watchers after an anonymous e-mail circulated among conservative Christians in October implying that he was the Antichrist. Former "Saturday Night Live" ingĂ©nue Victoria Jackson fueled the fire when, according to news reports, she wrote on her Web site that Obama "bears traits that resemble the anti-Christ." Now Strandberg was receiving up-to-the-minute news from his constituents in Illinois. One of the winning lottery numbers in the president-elect's home state was 666— which, as everyone knows, is the sign of the Beast (also known as the Antichrist). "It is very eerie, and I take it for a sign as to who he really is," wrote one of Strandberg's correspondents.
Ever since Jesus Christ was crucified and, according to the Gospels, rose again in glory, his followers have been anticipating the end of history—the time when their Lord will return to earth and reign for a thousand years. The question has always been when. Most Christians don't worry about the end too much; it's an abstract concept, a theological puzzle for late-night pondering. A few, however, have always believed that it is coming—and soon. Millennialist movements, as they're called, gain prominence especially when the world grows chaotic, during wars and at the turn of every century. According to a 2006 study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, a third of white evangelicals believe the world will end in their lifetimes. These mostly conservative Christians believe a great battle is imminent. After years of tribulation—natural disasters, other cataclysms (such as the collapse of financial markets)—God's armies will vanquish armies led by the Antichrist himself. He will be a sweet-talking world leader who gathers governments and economies under his command to further his own evil agenda. In this world view, "the spread of secular progressive ideas is a prelude to the enslavement of mankind," explains Richard Landes, former director of the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University.
No wonder, then, that Obama triggers such fear in the hearts of America's millennialist Christians. Mat Staver, dean of Liberty University's law school, says he does not believe Obama is the Antichrist, but he can see how others might. Obama's own use of religious rhetoric belies his liberal positions on abortion and traditional marriage, Staver says, positions that "religious conservatives believe will threaten their freedom." The people who believe Obama is the Antichrist are perhaps jumping to conclusions, but they're not nuts: "They are expressing a concern and a fear that is widely shared," Staver says.
Before Christ comes again, those those who are saved will ascend to heaven, according to this end-times theology, in a huge, upward whoosh called the Rapture. Strandberg is so certain that the Rapture is coming, he's bought a number of Internet addresses in addition to RaptureReady: AntiAntichrist, Tribulationus and RaptureMe. In the event that RaptureReady crashes during the apocalypse, anyone who needs an update will, with a simple Google search, be able to get one. Strandberg says Obama probably isn't the Antichrist, but he's watching the president-elect carefully. On his Web site, he has something called the Rapture Index, a calculation based on signs and prophecy of the proximity of the end. According to Strandberg, any number over 160 means "fasten your seat belts." Obama's win pushed the index to 161.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My little Slugger

Danielle decided to play softball this year...her first try on sports. They are now in the playoffs. Last Monday they were in the last inning, 2 runs down and 1 out left before the end of the game. Danielle went out there and made a base hit, setting it up fot 2 runs to come in and tie the game.... the team was then able to come back in overtime to win the game 17 to 15....GO DANIELLE!!!!! Then tonight, the other team had a pitcher with a very fast arm.... I couldn't hit off her. Danielle was 1 of only 2 girls that were able to hit off her and the only one able to score off her!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carving Pumpkins

We had a fun day Carving pumpkins on Sunday with the baby for the 1st time. Noah picked a Pooh face for hers (which I cut out for her) She had fun cleaning out the pumpkins and flinging seeds all over my livingroom floor....thank goodness for Tile Floors. She didn't like the feel of the pumpkin guts though.... she made some classic faces, unfortunately not for the camera though. Danielle and Noah love their pumpkins.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here we go again!

Well my husband is being stop lossed and he will be returning to Iraq in January. We are all dealing with it as best as we can. My 10 year is having the most trouble with it. It brakes my heart that she has to go through this. What a hard situation to handle/process for a 10 year old. This will be his 3rd tour in Iraq and I am (unfortunately) have gotten used to not having my husband around but it seems to never get any easier on the children.

I think the worst part of him being sent over there is everyone has an opinion and thank that Military wifes want to hear it. We don't we also don't like to be reminded about the danger our husbands are in or be reminded that we may become widdows.

I hope this time will be easier on us all.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chicken Pox

My 1 year baby has the chicken pox, poor thing and she is such a trooper! The doctor decided to give her the vaccine anyway "just in case" and she didn't cry when they gave her the shot. Later that afternoon, she pulled the bandaid off and handed it to me like it was no thing.... She is tougher than me. I am amazed by children every day! I was definitely blessed by the lord to be their mother.