Friday, June 25, 2010

Seven Quick Takes Vol. 3

Seven quick takes it hosted at Conversion Diary.  Jennifer is going to have some great posts from Mt. Angel Abbey.


As I waited for my Chinese take-out the other night I noticed an an Asian boy sitting in the booth putting together a puzzle.  I've noticed similar sites at other Asian restaurants.  How these children play, read, put together puzzles among other things, so quietly and politely.  If you were to ask me if my three year old (approximate age of said boy) could sit while I worked and customers came in I would laugh, very hard.  Is it parenting?  These women who were working there all seemed to have a quiet demeanor, soft spoken, just like the boy.  Are my kids loud, sassy, defiant because I am?


We had a rough day with Sophie yesterday.  I'll post more about that later.


I haven't read my Bible since Sunday.  I've fallen off the schedule for Bible in 180 days.  But I think about Jesus and doing right by him daily.  Think about teaching my kids more about prayer.  More than just our dinner prayers.


I hope to finish the last bit of decorating in the kids rooms.  Both need only  a few things to be complete.  Paint is one of them, hence the delay. 


I love this, "Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward".  Ps. 127:3


We went to the Zoo yesterday.  It was a beautiful day, great friends, great conversation and yummy ice cream cones.


I am working on getting back on a schedule with the house and kids.  To have a better balance and I wold also like to give menu planning a better shot.  We eat better when I do.  Do you menu plan?  Do you feel like you have better meals on the table when you do?

I hope you all have a great weekend full of happiness, family and friends!

Blessings to you!


  1. Love your new look! I can so relate to #1. I know that Charlie and I feed off each other really bad. The photos are beautiful...from the zoo? Have a great weekend. Love ya - Holly

  2. wonderful blog you have here.. and your children are JUST GORGEOUS...

    thanks for visiting me over at beauty be good... i think i might hang around here for a while!

    have a beautiful wkend!!!

  3. I should go to that restaurant and have a chat with that boys mom, maybe get a few tips. :) Love the pictures, they turned out great! I am trying to sort through mine still...maybe we should have a mommy only zoo day to play with the cameras, how fun would that be!? :)

  4. I don't plan out my entire week's meals, but I have a general idea of what I'll be serving. I admire those that can plan ahead like that!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day.



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