This Week's Scripture

"Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it." Deuteronomy 7:26

This Week's Prayer!

We invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell in these rooms, which belongs to Henry, Anthony, Zoƫ, Asa, Rose, Grace, and Elijah, and in Heidi, Angel, and Angela's room. You are Lord over heaven and earth, and we proclaim that You are Lord over their rooms as well. Flood it with Your light and life. We pray that You, Lord, will make their rooms a holy place, sanctified for Your glory. And may You also dwell in our room and in each one of our extended family and friend's rooms.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Ok, I know this is not a common Christmas word but I have to admit when I gather the family together for a Christmas picture I am a M*A*N*I*A*C!!!!! The literal word!! LOL I pretty much take our family pictures (except last year we did use the very talented Nicki Olinde!) and it is just not a pretty scene! I try to place the toddlers correctly but one ALWAYS is doing something besides listening to me. What really gets me is the bad attitudes! I know that sounds funny because really the only one with the bad attitude is ME!! I bark at Tommy to run from side to side behind me so that he can get all the children's attention but there is always ONE or TWO that just will not look at the camera or even in the same direction as the camera! I bark at them to LOOK HERE OR ELSE!! Then I start barking at them to smile!! And who is in the mood to smile after being yelled at.....NOT THE CHILDREN!! One is crying, the other is picking on another one, the older ones are slouching. OOOOO it just gets me every year! BUT NOT THIS YEAR!! THIS YEAR I FOUND A SOLUTION!!!!!!!! Tootsie Roll Suckers!! Tommy brought home some tootsie roll suckers and I dangled thAT bag of suckers in front of the toddlers and told them that IF they listen to Mommy and do everything I tell them to do then they can have TWO tootsie roll suckers!! And it worked!! They were THE BEST!! They sat through about 10 pictures, posed, smiling, happy, sitting up straight!! It was awesome!! Praise God!! I feel like such a good Mommy this year for pictures!!


FeatherIron said...

Steele never wants to coperate with the posed pics so I was worried this year cuz' the card was going to be a very posed, yet fun picture. Well, he was perfect! I told him what to do, he did it. It was amazing.

God was with us.

Praise the lord for coperation from a three yr old during the Christmas pic!!

MorningSong said...

WooHoo!!! Got to love that!! I love your new header by the way!

Hope you are having a great Christmas season.

MorningSong said...

OH, I meant to say I think the Mommy freak show comes out in all of us when we try to take photos of our kids. Especially professional ones! haha

I am glad you overcame that little monster!! Yay You!! I did better this year with our pics too! I never knew such a little victory could feel so amazing!!! I felt like Wonder-Mom afterwards!!