Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Pretty Bubba

"Now You have been pleased to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for You have blessed it, O LORD, and it shall be blessed forever."
1 Chronicles 17:27
Well, we are surviving Tim's broken arm. This time has actually been a blessing for me. I love being with him. He can't jog. He can't play basketball. He can't play golf. He can't get away from me! I love it. I am not sure he feels the same way. We put the kids in bed around 6:30 and then eat dinner together with candles. I am trying my hardest to make things cozy so we will enjoy the house we are stuck in. I have actually cooked and cleaned much more than usual. Last night we ate grilled salmon, sweet potatoes and creamed spinach with yellow cake with chocolate icing as dessert. Can you say YUM? Tim can still grill with his left hand.
Then we lay in bed playing Scramble (a game on facebook) for hours. After months of trying, we beat my sister last night! Sweet victory. Add me as your friend on facebook and try to beat us with your husband! ;) I think that has become my favorite date night.
I only have one more week of my conference call Bible Study that I have been doing with 16 girls from around the nation who read my blog. We have been doing it once a week for almost 3 months. It has been one of the coolest things I have ever done. I am praying about starting another one in a couple of weeks.
I have a doctor's appointment in New York in February. Tim is going with me. My health has actually been good this week. Praise God. I am inching back into exercise for the first time in years. It used to be a big part of my life but has been taken from me because of joint pain. I would love to start getting back into shape. I miss having muscles.
There is not much to blog about. I am just loving being holed up in my house with 4 cute guys. It is cozy.
The boys have learned a bunch of new Bible verses. I hope to video them today or tomorrow. I am so proud of them. I absolutely love homeschooling. It brings me so much joy. I still have no idea what I am doing. I would say about 75% of what we do is 'Bible'. Reece basically learned to read by memorizing scripture on the black board. Did you know that years ago (like Little House on the Prairie time) they used the Bible to teach almost everything? How cool is that? You can learn history, math, science.. it is all in there!
I am amazed at the boys ability to memorize. I think it is easier for them than us because their minds are so sharp and they can learn so fast. Bubba knew more scripture than I had learned in my whole life by the time he was 3 years old. I have learned with them. I am so thankful because I think of times of crisis to come when I won't have time to get my Bible, when I will only be able to rely on the verses I have hidden in my heart.
Anyway... love you, bloggies. Here are a couple pictures of Bubba I took this morning while he was getting in the bathtub. He reminds me so much of his daddy.


Becca Rocha said...

he really does look like his daddy! wow. So you are really getting good with photography. what kind of camera do you have? my girlfriends are in the market for one. i love that you are teaching them so much scripture and that your bubba knew that much by age 3. i better start teaching Kate now (she can learn at 3 months old, right?)

Mary T said...

Bubba is beautiful!
I love to run through the kitchen and check your blog! It's always such a blessing.

My mother would make a mean partner with me!
She's the best!

Nana said...

The neat thing about memorization of Scripture now for those little guys is that it will be bubble up when they are 80, if Jesus tarries.

I must blog about my mom surprising me with Scripture "bubbles!"

Blessings on all you do,

Mary Ann

Alicia said...

Great pics of Bubba! He does look a lot like Tim. I have been amazed at how much he has memorized as well. He blew me away the first day of Cubbies when he quoted all that Scripture. It's amazing what these kids learn and retain, but Bubba has an incredible memory and catches on very quickly.