Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vacation Bible School

The kids finished up a great week of bible school and sang some cool songs at the end.  They love VBS!  A memory that will last a lifetime.  Nothing like learning about the Bible!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Annual Ice Cream Supper

It's that time of year again and the kids have been asking all month, "How many more days mom until the ice cream supper?"  Well the day has finally arrived and we are going to the annual Ice Cream Supper tonight!  Nothing like getting to eat all the ice cream you want any kind you want for free!  I remember when I was younger my dad used to take mom and all us kids to the ice cream supper so it's a family tradition.  Look out rocky road here we come.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Raising Teens and Discipline

Raising children in today's world gives parents a whole different aspect as to what they face as compared to 100 years ago.  Back then they didn't have such things as cell phones,computers,motorcycles and all the worldly possessions that we try to obtain today.  It's hard to get a grip on your teen when they are a million miles away in cyberspace or texting their friends trying to make plans that don't match up with the plans you already have for them.  What do you do when you have a teen yelling and screaming thinking you are going to do things their way or no way?  Number one thing is to pray!  Ask God to help you be strong and give you wisdom as to what you should say and do when you have an out of control teen.  Pray in the name of Jesus and ask for all evil spirits to flee.  Speak in a slow soft tone even though you want to explode yourself because you don't understand why your teen would act in such a manner.  Don't give in when you set limits and expectations of your teen.  Even if it means an all niter reminding them that you are the parent when they are 16 and when they get to be 18 and move out then you will still be the parent but they can make their own choices then.  They will never be too old to get advice though it's just part of being a parent.  One day they will understand.  About the time they are in the same situation with their own child.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Storms and No Electricity

Yesterday the storms came through one right after another.  Sure enough the electricity went off and then off again for quite a while.  So we went into survival mode and my husband hooked up a generator and we were able to run the refrigerator,tv,internet and a few lights within minutes.  Having a generator sure came in handy and I would recommend you get one if you don't have one for emergencies.  The storms finally died down and they got the electricity back on now so all is well.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Beat the Heat

What a heat wave we have been experiencing! A scorching 104 degrees today.  At least we have electricity, from what I have been reading some people that were hit by the storms that went through are having to survive the heat with no electric.  Talk about hot they can't even keep cool drinks in the fridge.  So it could be worse. I am thankful as to what I have to try and survive this long drawn out heat wave.