Man Blogs: Craft time

Alright, I’m not one to be all artsy f artsy, but Callie is in the process of making an afghan and Abby and Cate have been pestering her by playing with her finished product. While picking up a pizza for supper Callie asked me to go to Joann Fabrics for skeins of yarn. I wanted to find something that I could do with Abby while Mommy worked on her project. This is what I found.

I don’t have the artsy skills of Mommy so I have to find simple little projects to do with Abby. I spend so much time away from the house between classes, work and studying that I feel like I need to make up some quality time with Abby and Cate. It was  fun sewing together a little flower. We also have a butterfly, teddy bear, and a heart.

I know, I know. In one of my blogs I said I wanted to get Abby away from the girly girl things, but I couldn’t resist the thought of spending some time with Abby. Plus, I think Daddy is having just as much fun if not more fun than Abby. Daddy has to show some restraint, because if I didn’t ALL the projects would be finished already!!!!

Don’t worry. There will be many days of arts, crafts and sports in our future.

Man Blogs: Mirror Mirror

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall

who is the fairest one of all”

Callie gave Abby a $3.00 Mary Kay eye shadow kit and she has been spending all morning putting on eyeshadow.

practicing with my eyeshadow

As I was taking pictures she kept telling me that she was to busy looking in the mirror, and that I had taken enough pictures already.

daddy stop taking pictures

I love my daughter to death, but she is such a girly girl!!! Anyway we will have to work on some athletic skills to go along with her girlishness.

Man Blogs:Power from Prayer

I recently started reading Parenting by Design Daily Devotional on The Power from Prayer really caught my attention and the verses that accompanied it.


Parenting is a team sport. When you and your spouse are “of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,” you can make the kind of parenting decisions that are best for everyone in the family. These verses are a helpful prayer for parents. With the aid of the Holy Spirit, the result will be appropriate choices, great consequences, and the empathy necessary to deliver both. By praying and seeking God’s will together, you and your spouse (or friends) can with “one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Each spouse can learn something from the other. Single parents can learn from friends who are parents. When you talk about difficult parenting situations and pray together for guidance, you glorify God.

Romans 15:5,6 (the Message Bible)

Verse 5: May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all.

Verse 6: Then we’ll be a choir-not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!

I can always remember my mom spending many hours on her knees praying for her children. We have had some rough patches  a long the way, but the power of prayer has kept us close to the Lord.  Thanks mom for all your prayers.

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