Saturday, September 29, 2007

Meaningful Pictures

I love meaningful pictures!
These (below) are similar in meaning.

You Know You're A Big Family When...

You Know You're a Big Family When...
by Rebecca Prewett

Many people have asked exactly what constitutes a "big family". Some have defined it as any family with more than the socially acceptable number of children. Others have defined it as four or more children. Yet others have defined it in any number of ways. We have come to the conclusion that, almost no matter how you define "big family", we probably stand a good chance of meeting the criteria. How do we know? How can you know if you're a big family? Well, read on:

You know you're a big family when...
...people count the number of your children out loud when you're in public

...people ask, "Are they all yours?" start counting your children when you're out in public have at least three bunk beds set up in your home

...almost everyone you know has less children than you do

...people say, "Wow! How do you manage?"

...people ask you, out of the blue, if you are Mormon or Catholic. buy your pots and pans in the restaurant supply store

...supposed "family size" food portions seem awfully small complain, "Doesn't anyone make large dining tables anymore?" outgrow your mini-van've forgotten what it's like to be alone anywhere else but in the bathroom

...your children never run out of playmates among their siblings

...everything you buy is in bulk

...people ask, "Don't you get overwhelmed?" and your husband can no longer hold each child's hand while crossing the street takes a wonderfully long time to hug and kiss everybody of your children looks wistfully at the newborn and asks you, "Can't you have another baby really soon? I hardly get to hold this one because everybody else is taking turns." realize that few houses are designed with your family in mind

...people ask you if you've ever accidentally left any of your children behind around your family never seems boring or dull

...your tent is the largest one in any campground feel sorry for people with only two children sometimes wonder what on earth mothers with only two children do with all their spare time

...whenever you set your dining table, it looks like it used to look when you were expecting lots of company read a cookbook and joke, "They call these meals? Sounds like a little snack to me."
...your gratitude at the abundance of God's blessing moves you to tears unexpectedly start thinking of yourself as "rich in children" secretly think that life in your family might possibly be a much more joyous adventure than life in smaller families are vastly amused at much modern parenting advice, realizing that it is unnecessary, impossible, impractical, or simply silly to try to apply it in a large family setting seems as if you pack more stuff going on a short trip than some people pack when moving their entire household

...your husband sighs happily, "I've finally got my dream car"--and it's a used 15- passenger van.

You know you’re in a big family when you smile at the following: by Kaitlyn McDonnell

- A package, containing six fillets of meat, with a sticker that says ‘family pack’

- A cookbook titled "Meals for 2"

- A mother who is fully stressed out with her one child

- Books with titles such as, "Organization, Plain and Simple"

- Someone who asks, "Are they always this well behaved?"

- Pre-made pancakes, being sold in packages of 4

- A yard with a clean blanket of snow, and no boot prints

- A sweater with a price tag that reads, "$55.00"

- A mother who picks up her child instantly when he begins to cry

- A photographer who has a limit of 8 children per shot

- People who pity your mother

- Families that never go to the re-sale shops

- A room with white carpet

So, do you qualify as a big family?

Individual Pictures. . .








Joshua (2)


Ravi (6)

Warriors of The Lord!

No matter how well the armor fits you. . .

. . .You can still be in the Lord's army!

Right? ;)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First Day of School '07

The night before our first day of school the power went out due to a storm! I was on the computer, when I heard something almost as hard as rocks hitting our front door, so I went up stairs and was passing our front door, then the power went out!
So we were all very hot because we didn't have any air conditioning and we didn't have light or the radio to listen to the weather! Thankfully, my dad had a back-up battery in his radio so we heard that the worst was over!

And that ended it for the night.

In the morning, the power came back on! Yay! After breakfast, The younger children started coloring while, the older ones did a crossword puzzle.

We also made book markers with construction paper, stickers, markers, and different colored string.

Then came one of the best parts of all (at least for me, anyway!), the s'more pie!

Joy mixing the mix.

Nomi, sprinkling it with marshmallows!

And here are the final results!

And last, but not least, there was water balloons!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Anna Tagged Me, Again. . .

1. Name someone who made you smile today? My family.

2. What were you doing at 8:00 this morning? Sleeping.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Reading.

4. Name something that happened to you in 1992? I was born.

5. When is your birthday? November 15.

Four words to explain why you last threw up? I probably was sick.

7. What color is your hairbrush? Which one?? Ours is black.

8. What was the last thing you bought? My wristband at the fair.

9. Where do you keep your money? In the bank and my wallet.

10. What was the weather like today? Warm with a breeze.

11. Where did your last hug take place? When I took care of my brothers.

12. What are you excited about? Going to the Museum!

13. Do you want to cut your hair? No way, I just cut it.

14. Are you over the age of 25? Umm, no. ;)

15. Do you talk a lot? I hope not that much!

16. Do you watch The O.C.? What is that?

17. Does your screen name have an "x" in it? Nope.

18. Do you know anyone named Kelsey? No.

19. Do you make up your own words? Upon occasion.

20. Are you ticklish? Yes, wish I wasn't though!

21. Are you typically a jealous person? Not typically, no.

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "C". My brother, Christian.
23. Who's the last person to call you? My dad.

24. Do you chew on your straws? No, that is very improper!;)

25. Do you have curly hair? Wavy, so I guess.

26. What is the next concert you're going to? Probably the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

27.Where did you go today? Too many places!

28. What is something you say a lot? "Oh, really"

29. Have you seen the movie 'Donnie Darko'? Never even heard of it.

30. Do you have to work tomorrow? Yes.

31. Who was the last person you said "I love you" to? My brother, Josh.

32. What should you be doing right now? Definitely, not this. ;)

33. Do you have a nickname? Yes, but won't name any!!

34. Are you a heavy sleeper? I'm not light or heavy.

35. What are you listening to? All the ten people that live here and the fan.

36. What is the best movie you've seen in the past two weeks? Not sure, but I like 'Facing the Giants'.

37. When was the last time you did the dishes? Just finished them.

38. Did you cry today? No.

I am going to tag Evan and Kaitlyn.