Archive for July, 2010

Random Mommy Thoughts. Camp.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

1.  The twins were at church camp all  last week, and I really missed them.  I had to empty the dishwasher, feed the pets and do the cleaning myself.

2.  Oh, I’m just kidding, I also really missed tucking them in at night.

3.  Yet another girl/boy difference when I picked them up at camp.   

Makenna begged, ‘Mom, can I please go back and give my counselors and friends another hug before we leave….Oh, and take some pictures…and get their addresees.”

When I asked Jarod if he’d like to go say goodbye to his counselors and friends he thought about it for two seconds and said, “Nah.”

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

God blesses those who are merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 5:7

Free Pretty Flower Pots

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

If you’ve ever bought any plants for you yard then you probably have a few of these not so attractive black pots stored somewhere in your home.  (You may also have an adorable, although very loud, stubborn and moody toddler, if you do, this post will not help you with that.)

But, if you’re like me, then you have dozens of them (the pots, not toddlers) floating around your garage, shed, basement and attic just waiting to be used because they’re pots and they must be useful for something.  Right?  So you keep them, indefinitely, and you accept more of them from friends and family, who know you like plants, because they can’t bear to throw them out either, but unlike you and me, they don’t want them cluttering up their house. 

Meanwhile you go out and buy similar pots because they’re prettier colors.

Enter the always useful can of spray paint.  You have your choice of any color, and one $4 can will cover a dozen or more pots depending on their size. 

We’ve previously done pink and blue pots for the twins to each have their own flowers, but this year I went bland and got a terra cotta color to match my other pots.

Oh, and one last thought, as far as paint durablity goes, we’ve found that most of our pots look nice for about 3 years before we have to repaint them.

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.

Matthew 3:8

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

‘Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise,

like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.’

Matthew 7:24-25