We hosted the Fathers’ Day BBQ at our house on Saturday. We had a wonderful time! It was a little toasty, but it was really nice to have everyone together. And without further ado, I would like to honor the Fathers in my life.
Three generations of J’s (J3, J4 and J5)
My Dad, J5 and me:
My boys and J4’s new drums:
I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful family who all get along so very well together! I just wish we lived a little closer together.
HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!
My Mothers’ Day morning started with J4 getting up with J5 and allowing me to sleep in. (Heaven!) Then I got a beautiful Vermont Teddy Bear from J5 (thanks for helping him, Daddy). Those bears are awesome! I’ve collected Teddy Bears over the years and this is one awesome bear – which comes with a lifetime guarantee. If he ever gets damaged, you can send him to the bear “hospital” and he’ll get all better!
This afternoon we will be spending with the in-laws. I hope all of you have a relaxing, family-filled Mom’s Day!
|And I would like to wish a Happy Mothers’ Day to my Mom. Here’s a picture of her with J5. (Thanks for all the help last weekend, Mom – you guys were AWESOME!!)
Ok, so I already have my Random Wanderings (public), and I have J5’s Blog (invitation only), so why do I need a THIRD blog? Well, ’cause I guess I want to stay public for all my mommy-blog linking and stuff, but still want to blog about my spiritual journey out here in blog-land.
So, here goes another, less filtered, more raw stuff that is going on in my head.
Taking FlyLady’s example, I’ve decided to list a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things:
- That perfect single bite that contains a juicy piece of turkey, my mom’s gravy and some cranberry jelly.
- Pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream
- Mom’s FriChik stuffing
- Hours of family time with no thought of work
- The Wednesday night before – the anticipation of four full days off ahead of me.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving things?
My brother-in-law is currently in Iraq. My sister, niece and nephew anxiously await his safe return. I am so proud of his service over there, but I can’t wait until he can return home.
My mother sent me this link tonight. It’s one of the better tributes to our troops that I have seen.
Until then…God bless.
Gosh, I feel old. We just got back from the bank where we talked to the banker about setting up a college fund for J5 and retirement funds for us. We’ve got enough time to get it started, but wow. I feel like I should have been investing for the future for many years now…
I guess the way I grew up was that Jesus was probably going to return before I became an adult, so we wouldn’t have to worry about things like retirement. Is it an un-Christian thing to save and invest money for the future? Where does tithe fit in? Does it matter whether it goes to a formal church fund or can it go to any charitable organization?
I haven’t been an active SDA for a long time. I’ve attended CCC off and on for several years. Will be going again tomorrow with a friend. I think I’ll be glad to go back.
Is tithe discretionary?