Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Brody's 1st time at church

Brody went to church for the first time on Sunday, and he was SO GOOD. We sat in the back with him, and he just looked around some and then went to sleep.
In the picture he looks a little mad that we made him wear plaid pants. :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

"Church of Oprah"

I'm posting a link to a video showing information about the online study Oprah is doing right now- people are calling it the "Church of Oprah". I don't expect many comments on this post since religion is such a touchy subject, BUT I'm not afraid to share my personal opinion...
As a Christian, I find this very scary and disturbing that such an influential person is spreading a terribly WRONG message about God, Heaven, and God's Word. There are too many people in the world who are lost and searching for hope who are not Christians that are going to find fulfillment from her empty teachings. The book she is using and its author is so far off and when he was questioned about what happens when we die he responds "I DON'T GIVE IT ANY THOUGHT." To me, this is sad. I am here to say- I believe in God, and I believe Jesus was His son who died on the cross to save me of my sins. I am undeserving but God is full of grace and LOVE. I believe I am going to live in Heaven with Jesus when my life on earth ends.

But hey- if you want to believe that "religion is not about believing but about feeling" as Oprah says, then I guess that's your choice...


Thursday, April 10, 2008

he's growing...

Brody turned 6 weeks old today- we go to the doctor tomorrow to see how much he's grown (yay) and get shots (yuck). He is so precious, and we're so thankful God blessed us with such a sweet little boy.

Monday, April 7, 2008


This was too funny, and I have to share...
Here is Julian, and to the right of him is a picture of Slade. He is his mini-me exactly!!! I can't believe he is 4 months old already. We are going to the beach this weekend, and he and Brody will get to play together. I'm so excited to finally get a tan after 10 months!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bad Dog

Moose was doing so well getting adjusted with a new baby in the house. We were telling everyone how great he was behaving and how calm he's acting in the new house.
Well lately we've had a problem...
HE's been DOOKING in his cage at night!!! Almost every night a couple of weeks ago. I'm convinced he's doing this to "act out". People say sometimes animals do that with new babies. I don't get it. I just know he never did that for the whole first year we had him. Does anyone know people who have had this problem?! And what the heck did they do to stop it?! Brad and I are tired of cleaning up Great Dane piles. :(

On a happier note...
Things Brody is doing lately:
--- he has started making new noises. His favorite one lately is some kind of squirrel/chipmunk/chinchila/turkey-call type thing. I can't really describe it. Brad and I just laugh- he even does it in his sleep sometimes.
---he is growing so much, and he's eating ALL THE TIME.
---he HATES baths.
---he likes watching ceiling fans.
---HE SITS AND WATCHES BASEBALL WITH BRAD AT NIGHT. I kid you not. Brad holds him, and he stares at the tv. I put cartoons on- he is totally uninterested. Brad loves it.
---his hands are HUGE for a baby. See picture below...

Lastly, I have found a new obsession. SPIN CLASS. Brad and I met a couple through his job, and the girl told me about spin class. So I went last night- LOVED it. I don't know how I made it, but it was great and tons of fun. It's in a dark room with blacklights and "pump up" music! We biked about 45 minutes. Anyone who wants some good cardio, you should find a spin class. You're hooked up to heart rate monitors and spinning keeps it high, but you don't feel like you're about to die. :) And each bike has it's own fan blowing straight on you. I'm planning to do it a couple of times a week. It's so much fun.