Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The No Whine Watch

We have a whiner at our house.





We will protect the guilty and not name names.




We have been working on the behavior





I had heard a broadcast on Family Life a while back about a "No Whine Watch" and we feel that we are at the point of needing some extra help, so off to Family Life's website I went to order this new gadget...






I had to laugh when I saw it...bright yellow with the "No Whine" logo engraved on it. I wondered for a moment if making the child wear this would be more scarring than being known as a whiner?? I think we will limit the wearing of this watch to home.




But order it, I did.





...along with the parenting manual about helping whiny children (surely, it is not our parenting??).




Truth be told, some days I should have this loud, yellow watch on my wrist as a reminder to stop my whining...




I suppose I will learn a thing or two as I teach this child about whining. Parenting is so good for me!




Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Good Times!


My Ladies Bible Study Group has had a lot of fun lately!



We had our annual overnight with just the girls. We have some good men to let us get out for a girl's night without kids!

Rebekah had this unique game called "What's a Dame To Do?" It was very fun.



Rebekah & Megan


Jess & Marie



On Valentines night Matt & Rebekah hosted a dinner, this time with our hubbies! Rebekah set a beautiful table and she had an amazing meal!! She is quite talented!




We have not had a picture taken of all of us for about 6 years. Everyone was there except Marla :-(



Rebekah had set the table with old pictures of each couple before kids.
Andy & I got voted "most improved." My hair was Texas bufont style and the guys thought Andy looked like he belonged in a "boy band." I hope we have acutally improved :-) I think we have been married the longest (11 years) so that is my excuse for the lack of style!

Clint & Jami getting cozy!




Life is more sweet when shared with friends!


























Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hip-Hop-Hope

Lately Hope has been dancing to any music. It is so cute. Even in church to acapella hymns, she tries to find the beat to move a bit...Here is a short clip, sorry for my pathetic singing.

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