Monday, December 20, 2010

Sophia Rides...

I never uploaded this video. Sophia learned how to ride her two wheel bike in September. I can't believe that my three year old can ride a bike!


I used to think that there was no God; that you lived, died and there was nothing. Even then, God was there.

Later, I realized that God was there and always had been. But then, I believed that my sin was too great and that it was too late for God to ever forgive me. Mercifully, patiently, lovingly, God waited.

Finally, I knew that God really loved me, already knew me, wanted to forgive me, it wasn't too late, and He had been waiting all. this. time. In faith, I took one very small step towards Him.

In God's greatness, He swept me up and carried me the rest of the way. And I rested in Him.

"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation" (Romans 10:9-10).

(I wrote this for my and Eric's baptism on Oct 24th 2010)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Allison's final

Here is Allison's final project for Design class. It is based off of Charlie Harper's art. I think it's really pretty...
I love this bird! :)
I am very proud of Allison!


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A portrait of Allison...

I am continually amazed at Allison's memory. When she was little, she would memorize those National Audubon Society First Field Guides. Every single page would be dog-eared and bookmarked. She's also good with actresses and actors names and any and all movies that they've ever been in. The same with songs and song artists.

Two weeks ago, she had to pay a ticket (see, she's not and it was near closing time at the DMV. She drove over there, at a safe speed, and waited in line. When she got to the front, she reached for her debt-card and realized that she left it at home. So, she asked the lady if she could just tell her the number. The lady said, I guess so, if you can remember it. She then proceeded to rattle off the number. The lady was pretty impressed but then said, I also need the expiration date too. Allison gave her that. Then, the lady said, Oh, I forgot, you'll also need to give me that security code off the back. Allison promptly gave her that without blinking an eye. As she was leaving, she heard the lady telling her co-workers about what she had done. I couldn't even tell you the first number on my

We have this game called Hyper-dash that the littles love to play. It reminds me of the game Simon, you know, with the flashing lights and you have to remember what order they flashed and copy it, but instead of lights, it calls out what color to press your bell-shaped wand on. It's a fun game. It'll say press blue. Then press blue-red. Then blue-red-blue. Then blue-red-blue-yellow. (and so on.) Well, Allison can go until it runs out of colors for that level. Level one goes to 18 rounds. It took her 245

Just thought I'd write down some memories today.