Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Your Preppy Name Is...
Keene Carlisle Phinney the Third
But most people know you as Tibby

Seriously frustrated!

Okay, can I just vent for a few minutes????!!!!
I had somewhat of a heated discussion last night about politics with my husband. Don't let me mislead you, we are very likeminded. We were talking about how scary it would be to have Obama as president.
First of all, he's democrat which turns me off right there. Don't EVEN get me started about how I feel about that.
But my point today is how liberal his voting record is. It is ridiculous! He calls himself a Christian, but doesn't know if life begins at conception...what a bunch of crap! I don't want a man like that running my country who doesn't even know what he thinks. He has voted in IL against banning state funds for partial birth abortion. Do you even know what that is??!! It's murder, how horrible for those little babies! So if you believe in this type of abortion or abortion at all, vote for him.
It's obvious who I'm voting for, McCain. Don't agree with all his policies, but he doesn't have an agenda to make abortion legal, and he had a very conservative voting record.
Obama is about as post-modern as they come. It's all relative to him. Below is a link from where I recieved this above information.
It appears this guy is just catering to the masses, not wanting to offend anyone...this kind of mediocracy makes me sick! I'm not saying oh look at me, how perfect I am, obviously I know I am a sinner and need the grace of Christ in my life every second. But come on! In several interviews that I have read, he never really seems to answer the questions presented to him, however, his voting record won't lie.
Please, if you're reading this.. Be Informed! In the end, all I can do if vote and pray.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Proud Parent Moments

I know this blog is supposed to be about our family, but I usually end up just posting stuff about Dallas. Well, to keep with tradition....
Today, Dallas said some rather big words, so I thought, for his age. I was getting him ready this morning, and he said, "This shirt is very comfortable." Then later today we were driving next to a big truck, and he commented, "If you walk by that truck it can be very dangerous." This afternoon we went to Andy's Custard and he said, "This ice cream is very delicious and scrumptious." Not sure where he heard that last word.
Funny...Last week we were talking about Disney World, and he ran to us with the most serious face and said, "I bet it will cost $4 to go to Disney World." It was too precious.

In other news one of my best friends, Shannon, and my cousin, Angela, will be having their second baby soon. Shannon is having a little girl, Piper, and Ang is having a boy, Jaxon. Be praying for them, they should both deliver within the next 2 weeks or so.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Fun

Summer is in full swing. We're just living life. Dallas has started a new daycare for the new summer, and Adam and I are still chugging along with our jobs. Dallas has discovered a favorite past time, Putt Putt. We went the other day with Eden and Amanda, and he really likes it. We're going to take him this again this weekend. Here are a few pics when we went with them last week.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Saying Goodbye...for now

Dallas finished his first year of pre-school at ETCA last week. I know he'll be back but I just felt sad. That has been the best school for him. http://www.etca.org/ Anyone living in Tyler should look into it. I never thought, nor did never not think, I would send my child to a private school. However, it has been the best experience. It's truely like a little family. I'm looking foward to many more years there.
Here are a few pics from his end of school splash day party.

First round, not too wet yet

He wrote his name, you can't see it because of the sunlight, but I was rather proud

Trying to get some worms with his feet

Now he's got the hang of it

Pretty much soaked at his point, his team won the relay.

Time to eat with his classmates, Skylar and Emma.

Counting in class

Not sure about this one. He just insisted I take it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Looking back I can see how the Lord has been preparing my heart for what he is allowing me to experience. Without going into a lot detail, let's just say if I could stay home with my son, I would. My trials are no surprise to God. As if He was trying to say, I know best, and in my soverignty I'm going to allow you to go through this situation. I had a friend at ETBU, Steve, that used to say, "When you can't see God's hand, trust His heart." Those words are ringing so loudly in my ears as I type this.
I've prayed and prayed for wisdom and I guess a miracle, with no change in our current situation. This is the part of my Christian walk I struggle with the most. I don't struggle with God, I struggle with me. I struggle with my pride and all the things I want. I struggle to think life is not about me, I struggle with surrending to God's glory alone. I know the Lord is empathetic to my weaknesses, so I can come boldly before His throne with confidence.
I've been meditating upon Hebrews 4:12 - 16 for the past week or so memorizing it so when thoughts of bitterness or anger start to swell in me, I can say it over and over again wherever I am. It really calms my spirit and gives me hope.
"It (God's Word) judges the attitudes and thoughts of the heart" that verse has really spoken to me. I feel power in it, because it brings to light my thoughts and my attitudes and the fact that my heart is layed barren before God. It tells me that before God created anything, He knew my sin, He knew what He needed to refine in my heart. I feel embarressed at times, but that always gives way to being thankful for His grace and the fact I can come to Him in all humility. Standing there ready to take my hand. There is freedom in Christ, because I don't have to hide. I can say, "Okay Lord you already know, so just tell me where I need to look more like your Son." I don't think anyone is ever really ready to be refined, but God always disciplines those He loves. I'm thankful for the fruit He is producing in my heart...I sure do have a long way to go. But I'd rather be here with Him growing, however slow it may be, than without Him.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Potty Training Update

Maybe I should have written about it sooner, but Dallas is doing great! Not sure what's so different, maybe it's starting to click in his head that big boys go to the potty. It's been a good week in the Wood household! Thanks for everyone's prayers.