Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Would You Rather (Tag)

My cousin, the Napping Ice-Hockey-Loving Poker Queen, unofficially tagged everyone who reads her blog to post a Would-You-Rather dilemma on their blogs. So, here is mine:

Would you rather. . .
live in a place that's hot all year
live in a place that's temperate nine months of the year, but really,really cold for three months?
Weather and weather related activities can be your only consideration (no family/friend considerations)

Your turn! Answer this one and then post one of your own on your blog =)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Well-Spent $20

Last Sunday, after church, Josh and I went to Starbucks and each got a coffee drink and split a muffin. My jaw dropped when the cash register rang up over $17 (Singapore dollars, but still!). It was a nice treat, since we don't do it often, but I couldn't help but think that there was probably a better way to spend $17.

Later that day, I came across this post on Yvette's blog which was a challenge to fight the consumerism of the season by giving one day's worth of Starbucks money to Dustin's ministry in Haiti. (For those of you who haven't been following Dustin's blog, I cannot recommend it highly enough. He is with a very small team of missionaries meeting the physical and spiritual needs of a village in Haiti.) Yvette suggested $5, but since we had just spent over three times that, I thought $20 was more in order.

(photo taken from Haititrip.blogspot.com)

Yesterday, I received an email from Dustin that read:
Thanks for the donation, it will go to the John Little project. He is a little guy who had malnutrition pretty bad, we want to help him get back on his feet.

Could there possibly be a better way to spend $20?

Some send, some go. We all have a part. What's yours?

To donate to Dustin in Haiti, please click HERE.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

From the mouth of babes

Every morning, at breakfast, I lead Caleb in a prayer, thanking God for our food and our family and friends, and asking God to help us love Him and glorify Him in whatever activity we have planned for that day. This morning, when we finished our prayer, Caleb said, "Mama, I wanna pray." So, we closed our eyes and folded our hands again and I waited. . .

"God. . . Please we go to the mini-mart today. Jesus name, Aaaaaaamennnnn!"

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Every morning, for breakfast, Caleb gets to eat candy. It's actually his chewable vitamin, but I call it Breakfast Candy, which makes it oh-so-much-more desirable in his two-year-old mind. He also get to eat Prune Candy when he's, ahem, moving slowly. He thinks it is so cool when I let him have Candy for a snack!

My next idea: Broccoli Candy (I'm thinking this one might be a little harder to sell)