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, March 2, 2012

Flashback Friday - March 2

I scanned in several photos to use for Flashback Friday and I'm getting closer to our time in Albuquerque and a digital camera.  We lived in Sedona until the boys were 3 and 1 and here I'm reflecting on toys and footed pajamas.  Doesn't L look like he's up to something in this picture?

The porta-crib you see was L's safe spot.  I put him inside if I had to run upstairs for a minute or if I ever needed to get him away from his big brother!  He probably eventually made it over to the Barney you can see in the next picture.  Barney and Dora were L's absolute favorites from an early age.

I always loved that both boys used their imaginations and could pretend for long periods of time.  Here's M using his Bob the Builder toys with his truck; no doubt taking something over to the tracks.  You can see part of his airplane and garage in the background.  L's bus is also there.  They used all the toys together to create all kinds of scenes.  (So I didn't mention much about footed can't get much better than a freshly bathed baby in footed pajamas though.)

I think this painting picture may be from an afternoon that Hubby was home with the boys.  He was at his office until about 2:30 and then came home to be with the boys while I worked from 3 - 6 - first at the Christian School and then an insurance office.  It worked out great for us.  I would cook anything that could be done ahead of time and then leave everything for dinner in the fridge.  Hubby would cook it and we'd eat when I got home.  Anyway, back to painting - well, more the table.  That table saw many many hours of coloring, painting, puzzles, games, crafts, books, learning and snacks.  In Sedona it was right inside the kitchen next to our family desk.  (In Albuquerque it was in the Great Room at the end of the kitchen counter.)

Easter Sunday 2002.  Our second one in Sedona.  (This was next to our parking spot that was directly in front of our townhouse.) I was pregnant with L. the first one and after a miserable morning at church, Hubby took L. over to our dear friends' house where they had dinner and hunted eggs.  This picture was the beginning of a much more pleasant Easter for me.  After church, we went through the Taco Bell drive thru and made the 2 hour drive to Scottsdale where Hubby's parents were visiting.  We spent the afternoon swimming, paddle boating, playing and celebrating the boys' birthdays. a little over a month now, we'll be celebrating #11 and #13 for the boys.  M's special day is on Easter this year.  I'll probably put a dress on for Easter Sunday - will the boys be in navy pants and have a collared shirt?  Maybe, but I'll be happy with anything that matches.

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