Sunday, January 18, 2009

Gospel Mis-Understanding

We had two baptisms at our church today. So, it was no surprise that our five-year-old daughter inquired further about the subject at the dinner table. She started by asking if Mommy had been baptized and then if Daddy had been baptized and lastly if she had been baptized. When we told her that we had and that she hadn't she wanted to know why. Daddy began to explain that she needed to have a good understanding of the gospel. At which point, our four-year-old piped up saying, "I understand the gospel; Jesus Christ died on the cross for his sins."

After a bit of laughter, my husband corrected the close...yet so far away.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our Dancing Children

Here is a minute long clip of the kid's dancing away while preparing for this past years Christmas play. I know it's late in getting on the web but it was so cute I had to share it. For the surprise, wait till the end when you can hear Grace's first three syllable word.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Frugal Attempt...

A couple of years ago I purchased a Wahl Homepro to help in saving money on haircuts. It took a while to convince my wife that this will save us money if she cut my hair, but finally she caved in. Here are the results:

1 Wahl Homepro 8 Piece Haircutting Kit: $12.99

... Numerous haircuts later with a savings well over what we paid...

First time insisting that my wonderful wife take a little more off the top because she "missed" a spot: Priceless

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Search the Bible

During my normal course of searching the internet I found a really neat feature with using Internet Explorer 7 or Mozilla Firefox. I was doing my daily bible reading on the web ( and while I was reading I looked up to the top right corner and saw an orange glow on the search box down arrow.  I clicked the arrow and saw that listed was the ESV Bible. So I tried it out, I selected ESV Bible and searched for a simple word, content, and it found 25 verses in the Bible containing content. If you like it a lot you can click the drop down button and the third selection says "Add Search Providers" and when you highlight you can then select ESV Bible. That way you have the ability to search the bible at your fingertips. For those that use firefox, you can add the search feature as well, just go to the website and click the down arrow to the left of your general search box and select the "Add ESV Bible" listed second from the bottom. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did.

Christmas Fun

During our Christmas routines every year we have been playing a prank on a good friend of our's named Caleb. For the last 2 years we have gone out of our way to tie a Santa Claus head to the front of his Jeep. This year we decided to go a little different route, and allow the jeep to lead the sleigh rather then be the sleigh.