Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Just a sampling. But there you have it... evidence... Of weeks' (months'?) worth of blood, sweat, and tears. This better be worth it :).
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This is the kind of outfit my husband allows my children to wear while the snow is melting and it's still around 35 degrees outside. Teaching "natural consequences," I suppose.
Monday, January 17, 2011
We celebrate our civil rights hero, Martin Luther King Jr., at this time in January because his actual birthday was on January 15th. While King was assassinated in 1968, his sermons, writings, and teachings are still incredibly relevant today, and reading his words encourages me in every walk of life.
“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: / we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
King had a way of flushing out the truth. Of seeing what our founding fathers had written, and making sure we followed through with these promises as a nation. That we really were going to treat all people equally, and that we could allow all people freedom of speech and nonviolent ways to have their opinions heard by our leaders. He had a way of peacefully and clearly explaining what the Bible says about all people, and how God created each human with equal value, and therefore we should respect every person’s human rights without question.
Above all, he unified us as a nation, and his words continue to inspire us towards peace and understanding in our communities. He gave us the gift of love for one another… knowing that on the inside we’re all the same, and on the outside our different colors should be celebrated!
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Nothing too incredibly deep, but it's for a wide audience :). Happy MLK day everyone! I'm so grateful for the work of our civil rights leaders and the impact they, ESPECIALLY Dr. King, still have on our society today!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Then it was inside for lots of crafts. I'm not a crafty mom. But I can handle some play-dough and painting.
Then, of course, we had to bake. Because that's what you need on a snowy day. Cookies. I make good cookies. That's sort of a problem for my butt and thighs. I'm not quite willing to stop the cookie baking though... life's too short :).
I'm adoring the tons and tons of snow that NC has gotten in the last two years. Way more than we've had in the past. It reminds me of my childhood in CO. Problem is, I get the travel bug and want to go skiing... like REAL skiing out west. Sure, we have slopes here, and actually some pretty decent ones for the east coast/south. Buuuut, well, it's not "real." Not for me, anyway. Maybe Zach will want to be a dentist in CO someday... time will tell.