Friday, October 06, 2006


Today was a good day. We had our first snowfall of the season. Well, it snowed back in the beginning of September but it melted before we could go out and play, so that doesn't count.

The kids woke up this morning yelling, "Snow, snow! Mommy, the bumble bee poked a hole in the big snow cloud and all the snow spilled out!" (btw, they got that from me. A long time ago I told them that's where snow comes from because it sounded more interesting than the truth.)

I looked out the window and sure 'nuff, everything was covered in white and it was still snowing. On the spur of the moment I decided that we needed to celebrate so I made muffins with colored confetti mixed in, and we had a special "first snow" breakfast accompanied with coffee milk, a treat my kids love!

Personally, I don't like winter very much but there's just something about pure, white snow that makes me feel like celebrating! I love to see how it glimmers in the shining sun. It reminds me of the color of my heart when Jesus cleanses me with His blood!

After breakfast, I couldn't keep the kids indoors any longer! We bundled up and out went to play and run around in the snow. It was COLD but we had a lot of fun.

After I got the kids back inside, I ventured back out to pick up a package at the post office. It was from my friend, Sara, and it was for Nate--4 pair of Old Navy jeans--just what he needed!

Then Hetee and I had lunch with a missionary girl we are sending out to start a work in a town called Nalaikh. Two girls from my g12 were also there. I'd write more about that but Abi's asking to play on the computer...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Last week Nate asked me why we go to church. I told him it was God's house and we go there to worship and honor Him. The next Sunday, right before the worship service started, I noticed Nate was gone. I was just about to get up and start looking for him when he appeared. Quite concerned he came to me and whispered in my ear, "Mom, I checked all the rooms and God is NOT here. Are you sure He lives here?"