Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Family Fun NIght

Tonight was Ruthie's turn to choose the game, menu and movie for family fun night. She chose corn dogs, chips and lemonade (big surprise). The game was LIFE and the movie was the remake of HERBIE with Lindsey Lohan.

At the end of the movie, Herbie and a cute yellow VW bug are getting a lecture from the dad before they head out on a date. After the lecture the Bugs back out without drivers and head out on the date. At which point, Ruthie turns to Kerri and asks if those are really cars or are they just pretend?

After nearly laughing myself silly, I was able to reflect on the amazing trust that God gave little kids. Funny days.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Random Photos of the kids

Just down the street and through the alley is a little city park that has recently been upgraded with a wonderful playground. A few days ago, the girls and I walked down and played. Here are the photos. 

The last photo is of Nathan's Saturday Basketball game. This is his fourth year playing Upward Basketball through First Baptist Church. He has a great coach and shows real talent out there.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Family Fun Night

Sometimes I think the biggest threat to marriages today is our schedule. With all of the modern conveniences, we don't really have time to be a family. Well, our schedule this semester is a bear and, if we are not careful, we could go an entire week without sitting down and being a family.

Tonight though, as we did two weeks ago (we were out of town last week on a mini vacation) we are going to celebrate "Family Fun Night"! Each week one member of the fam will choose a board game, the dinner menu and if they would like, a movie that the whole family will enjoy. That is a tall order when tastes range from Jane Austin to Tom and Jerry all the way over to We Were Soldiers.

Tonight is Nathan's night and so I have just kicked the last student out and said goodbye to all of my computers and am on my way home to be a part of the "Greatest family on God's green (brown in Carlsbad) earth". (stolen quote from Michael Medved). 

Isn't God great?