Friday, October 30, 2009


I Cor 10:12 says "Be careful where you think ye stand, lest ye fall." The Message version says "Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence."

This was my lesson of the day, taught to be my sweet son Eli. He is really becoming quite the teacher the last couple of days. Today, I met my sister at the bookstore to play with trains, which, means just that for the boys and Alli but to Mindy and I it means we get to visit the surrounding stores, by ourselves, while the other one watches the kids play. Today began like most do we arrived and headed in the store. A kind lady held the door for us and my two little angels said "thank you" and one of them went the extra mile and added "thank you SO much". I beamed a bit and thanked the woman. She and her husband smiled and I imagined complimented my children and in turn my parenting. Birds were chirping, music playing, life is good.

We went and got coffee while they stood obediently by my side and then we headed to the trains. The workers greeted my children and they politely said "hello" making them all smile. I returned a good morning to each of them. Yep, I am feeling pretty good about their behavior lately. It has been a nice little spell. We are clipping right along. AND THEN something possessed my son and the next 45 minutes were AWFUL. I won't go into details but there were lots of "NO!" and "MINE's " thrown around. The manager began "looking for books" VERY nearby. It was loud. It was ugly! The kind patrons were studying and enjoying their lattes along with a little free birth control thrown their way b/c I am sure none of them left there today thinking "Gee, I REALLY want kids and even BETTER, how about twins". Oh well let's just say I was reminded of the above verse and I will not be overly proud anytime soon. :) "Pride cometh before a fall" and I had mine. Thank you very much!

Now on a much lighter note I have been meaning to post what I did with all of my "acorns" or as others like to call them pinecones. I made a wreath based upon the one I saw here. Please enjoy mine before you click the link because I am a novice and well she "the queen" of all things decorative. Anyways I had a good time making it and only burnt my fingers with hot glue a couple of times. Jared helped me hang it so that it looked good as I was about ready to give up on it. We worked together and I think it came out fine. Next year I plan to buy the correct form and give it another go.

If you make this I highly suggest that you start out with a form that is broken into 5 pieces. Eli helped out with this one and I found it to be an "exciting" challenge. I could have returned it to the store but it was my 2nd, wrong, wreath form that I had bought and I was o-v-e-r it!


acorn wreath

I also did this craft with Celia and had a lot of fun. We found the idea here. We made it for her friends at school and all the cousins.

candy corncelia bedelia

I have one more halloween craft up my sleeve if I get a chance to make it while the boys nap and I will add that picture later. I have been in such a craft mood lately which is CRAZY for me. I blame Briana because ever since our craft day I am OUT OF CONTROL. She brought it out in me.


V and Co. said...

lol gotta love kids...there was a time that i would never go to a store with my boys because of the hives, nausea, and diarrhea, that the thought of it brought on...but as they've gotten older they aren't the problem any's the little girl that brings on the anxiety now of being out in public and causing a major scene!!!
your pine cone wreath is FABULOUS!!!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Just when you think it's safe to be extra proud, there are our sweet reminders:) It it great birth control for some, I'm sure:) I love the crafts. I think the wreath turned out beautiful.

Aleta said...

Aww, I would have liked to read what they actually did. But I had to smile. I don't have kids. Can't imagine, well, no, I can, because I'm sure my brother and I drove my parents nuts. Hehe.

LOVE the wreath!!!

Margaret said...

I really like the crafts you have made. I wish I had the talent to do them.

Stephanie said...

We have all had those days. The other day at the doctors, I wanted to lose it too. I maintained control, this time :)
Love the wreath. What project are we going to do on Monday?

kelly said...

Gotta love kids they have a way of keeping us off our high horses!!!

Anonymous said...

Great story one that all moms can understand. Love the wreath also. Wanted to let you know cause I saw you twittered about blocking someone. If you can do it, I would lock your pictures from being copied. My sister workd for the FBI and had/has many cases where sick people have stolen pictures of children from the internet and sold them. Sometimes they use your childs face and another childs body. She said it's really bad and happens very often. I dont even have any close ups on FB because she has me scared. We had a story on the news here a women saw her sons picture on Craigslist up for adoption. The pic was taken from her blog. Anyways you may already know this but I thought I would let you know.

Have a wonderful weekend Becky and tell Missy I said hello.

Valerie Pfeifer

Amber said...

I think your wreath attempt turned out great! Don't you just hate getting burned by the hot glue gun?! I have permanent burn marks on my index fingers because of all the crafts I've been making lately for our little one's nursery. Hope you have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Nice wreath!
Don't you love when you think all is going GREAT and the switch flips in one or both?

Liz said...

Thanks for sharing your ups and downs.
The wreath turned out gorgeous!

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow. You make a beautiful wreath!

Anonymous said...

always enjoy reading your posts