Friday, September 5, 2008

Train Set

This is our find from a yard sale that we went to last week. The picture really doesn't do it justice...kind of looks like a pile of junk. But what you're looking at is several hundred dollars worth of train set that we secured for just five dollars. Those stacks of boxes are boxed trains. The pile of stuff between Grace and I are buildings in need of some minor repairs. Behind me, are more than two dozen in tact buildings and there are more behind Grace. Against the wall is a large stack of railway. The yellow box is full of replacement windows and such for the buildings. We have yet to set it all up and see if it works, but it looks like a fun project for a rainy day...or two :P There's even grass and trees and stuff...someone was crazy into trains. I guess David and I will have to learn a thing or two before setting it up since we don't know the first thing about hobby trains...except that they cost a lot more than we care to spend...unless you hit up a yard sale. Needless to say, if David has a hard time finding a job...this will be the first thing we sell on ebay to earn some extra cash--lol.

Something familiar...

Some time ago a boy in our church wore a shirt. I told David that the colors on the shirt looked strangely familiar, like I had seen the color combination somewhere else before. It took me the whole church service, but I figured out where I've seen the color combo before. The shirt has since been handed down to our family. So...I'll pose the question to you: Where have you seen this color combination before?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Duties of Parents

Our pastor recommends that parents read J.C. Ryle's Duties of Parents at least once each year (monthly for parents of two-year-olds). So...for all of you who do not yet own a copy, I located a free one online:

Duties of Parents

Enjoy! It really is a wonderful read.