Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halloween 2014

Every year our kids (and myself) get excited about Halloween. My favorite parts are carving pumpkins, roasting then eating the seeds, and eating lots of candy.  

The kids love to draw on their pumpkin, dress up/show off, and eat lots of candy. 

However, I do wonder, what God thinks of Halloween. 

And my bubble is popped.

Sadly my kids love some of the 'scary' parts so that comes with the package.

I see other Christians celebrating Halloween so I feel like it's 'okay'.

I like to think the pro's outweigh the con's.

We do and will set limits.
We don't do blood and gore, evil, etc.

A week before Halloween our pastor commented to be careful of this 'holiday'.  
Witches, devils, and ghosts should be taken seriously, not a joke.  Hmm...

I love books and imagination and do feel this is a form of these arts in live entertainment.

Does this mean we Christians shouldn't enjoy a book about witches or ghosts? (kids version)

Go the next step, what about vampires or werewolf's? 

What if I liked reading the Twilight series?

I just want to note..sometimes I wonder if I'm choosing American over Christian.

Where do we draw the line?  

I don't know.

For now, I guess we will continue on our path.

Hope you all enjoyed Halloween, and also take a moment to wonder what does God think of this. Prayers for peace in our hearts, forgiveness and mercy where we are blind.  That God's Glory comes out of our pitiful choices.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FFA = fall, food and Alveda

Isn't fall beautiful?

I found this moth flying in our garden one day.  

We visited our friend Sarah at 'the farm'.  She has a huge garden and invited us out to explore.  They farm so the kids got to ride the gator as well.  We also went back a couple of weeks later and road the combine and tractor.  I'd never been in a combine myself so it was quite fun for us city folk!

Wendell gets a shiner... took a hit from a football.

Alveda and I love to get out for little walks during the day.   
This was our fun for a few days.. collecting things and putting them in the grocery cart.
 Recently we met an elderly neighbor, kind of nice to bring some light to someone's day.

Phil and I have elected to become fish eaters.  For a few years it was mostly tuna from the can and salmon fillets.  We've had hit and miss through the years but this round we tried scallops, and they were quite tasty (a bit expensive though).

On a bike ride.. (going to miss this when it gets cold out)

 Oh mom... leftovers again? 1/2 hamburger 1/2 hotdog, all on a hotdog bun.  

in the treehouse
Don't all 2 year old love to dump out their toys?
  some pretty funny faces lately
 a pencil between her eyes
 drink mom?  sure, why not.. (she spent two days drinking of this cup)
 help, mom?  umm.. those are doll pants and I don't think they fit
 what a nice smile : ) 
So I had beeper a couple of weekends ago and Phil had to work so we shipped the kids off to Grandma and Grandpa's.  While gone I took this picture because I glimpsed our future of empty nesting.  Note: two beer bottles in the back, two coffee mugs, chips and salsa, a work out watch, and the best one.. no dishes!  Phil and I will sit back relax, eat out, and exercise whenever we want!  Some days I can't wait but really, I know I'll miss the commotion as well!