Sometimes I have these moments where I know I'm failing at most everything I am attempting ( at least I smile while I fail right?) I mean it's all ok I don't get down on myself but it still kind of hits you like a brick that you have the 3 amazing children, and that you are completely in over your head, and you are absolutely unqualified to even babysit these children much less be their parent.
But then I just breathe and smile and hug the little nuggets, tell them I love them and pray that counts for something.
At least it better count or I'm in big trouble..seriously it counts right?
And then I sneak in and see this. I see this and I know that her goodness is not my doing. Thankfully I have help from someone who doesn't fail, and that feels pretty darn spectacular
Some pictures of the weekend. I have a little problem with Logan Alexander Markland. My problem is pricesly this: he won't let me take any pictures of him. He literally hides from the camera any time I pull it out.
For the last few weeks we have had a deal with you kidletts if you behaved and did well at school we would take you to see the Lego movie. Holy crap I have never seen you guys so excited.... We
Even got your help cleaning the garage with no complaining! It was pretty funny and I love any excuse to shove movie theater popcorn and candy in my face.... So you know I guess you could say this weekend was a success, even though I did blow out my hair just to have it rain and frizz it back out again. Boo
Since we have had kids Don Juan and I have talked about taking them to Disneyland at Christmas time... Seeing as Christmas time is a time for some creative budgeting we have yet to make the plunge.
In august we decided we just needed to make the decision and make it work.
So we did it. We booked out condo, got our passes, and waited for 4 months until we finally got to go.
We told the kiddos that we were heading to virginia to visit my family.... Which they totally feel for until Mr. Know it all Logan noticed there were a lot of California liscense plates. He immediately figured out our trick..... The little bugger... So around Bakersfield California the secret came out.
It was a wonderful trip. Disneyland at Christmas is indescribable.
Fair warning: my phone barfed up way too many pictures but If I don't document it here it doesn't happen. So my bad
I try very hard to teach you to love the people and other living things around you. I hope you grow up to love and respect every living thing. I see people all of the time treating animals like filthy nuisances who just get in the way and that breaks my heart. I want you kids to know that we have a solemn responsibility to love, protect and take care of the animals God has put on this earth. They are Gods creatures.
I want to tell you a story. One day as a group of people were getting together to clean up a local gathering place we all came across a nest ( nest ? I don't know a burrow?) of mice in a field. I was horrified to see how some of these men were treating these little creatures whose home we had invaded. Smashing them with shovels, throwing them over a fence ... You get my point. As I approached the men and asked them to stop because there were children around and even if there wasn't I told them their behavior was cruel, I was told " don't you know that the scriptures say that we have dominion over these things... What do you think that means? " I was horrified .
So my sweet kidletts let me tell you what I believe having dominion over something means. The dictionary defines it as " to have control or to exercise control over another thing"
The exact scripture in the bible is as follows: God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
So yes I believe we have dominion over the other living things in this earth, and I hope that you will grow and choose to be the type of people that respect that sacred responsibility and be a loving kind master rather than using your " power" to inflict pain and terror for your own self enjoyment. I hope you understand that having dominion is not defined as doing whatever you want as you want.
As you move on and you realize that we do use animals for food and for other things that this all part of the circle of life and that is in Gods plan for us to use these animals in this way. But they should be repescted while they live and we should treat them as the living beings they are.
I know this is a bit of a rant but Logan, you have issues with eating meat. You find it morally incorrect and I respect that choice of yours. Jude and Kennedy you haven't come to that conclusion which is ok as long as you practice righteous dominion and you respect your
Position in the circle of life .
And please kids see these sweet animals for the spirits that they are and love them. Because they love you :)
P.s. Look at Albies love for you kids... Just watching you play making sure you are ok.He follows you around and just waits patiently for you to play with him