Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Friday, February 24, 2012

Flashback Friday - February 24

Once we got into our new townhouse complex in Sedona, we had to get ready for baby L's arrival.  Aunt bought M his "big boy" bed (aka known as we needed the crib for baby).  It was a blue Little Tykes race car bed and perfect for M's fascination with cars.  It wasn't too tricky to put together (well if Hubby hadn't been doing it would have been!)

I know it's shocking that I would actually post a picture of me at nine months pregnant, but this blog is real and sometimes it gets ugly. 

M was quite helpful and though I don't remember exactly, he likely had his tools out also.  The tricky part of this ensemble was toddler bedding.  Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find?  Of course we weren't exactly in a metropolis, but we did find a Sesame Street comforter and sheets with vehicles on them at Kmart in Flagstaff. (Usually shopping trips to Flagstaff included Hubby and trips without him were to Cottonwood.)

This picture is M. on the stairs.  At the top was a hallway landing with a laundry closet and large bedrooms with bathrooms on each side.  It kind of seems silly to describe, but I want my boys to have this for memories.  Their room was on the right at the back of the house.  Our landlord installed a safety mechanism on the outside of the window when she knew we had small children (I don't exactly remember what kind it was).  We thought that was so considerate of her considering our previous landlord didn't seem to think it was a problem that our front glass door didn't latch properly i.e. M. could easily escape. 

The closet in the boys' room was so large that I put the changing table for L. lengthwise in the width of the closet.  The dresser was there too lengthwise with plenty room in front to open drawers.  There was even space on top to use - Little kid clothes don't hang down too far! The boys' room had plenty of place to play even with the crib and race car bed in it.  Little Tykes and Little People toys were the coolest back then - they had the workbench and "zoo" and many Little People sets and videos.  Anway back to the "big boy bed".  The evening we Hubby put it together we were visited by the police.  It seemed that the neighbors in the 55 plus community behind us didn't like hearing our dog howl.  He eventually went to live with my parents.

Next week I have pictures to post that actually include L. in Sedona!  M. read last week's post and he wants to hear about Albuquerque.  He'll have to wait through Kentucky stories, but at least I have digital photos from ABQ.

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