Friday, December 26, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

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Having fun on the swing

Will likes to chill in his fancy swing and look at his monkey. Yeah, I know all of you want a swing as cool as this. You'll have to come over and take a turn! Don't you just love the spikey hair he's got going on?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Time!

Here is our awesome tree we got at Sickels Tree Farm the other day. The kids and James went out and picked out the perfect one. It's officially Christmas at the Pinkertons'!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nothing is ever wasted on Jesus

I was reading in Mark chapter 14 about the woman who annointed Jesus with some really extravagant perfume that I'm sure cost quite a bit. The disciples were appalled that she would waste that expensive perfume on Jesus when she could have sold it and given to the poor. What Jesus says next is very critical to the Christian life and it made me really think about my own life. He says, "She has done a beautful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. She did what she could." God takes the time and gifts we give him very seriously and it is extremely important to him. When I give even five minutes to God, He treasures them because I am focusing on Him and nothing else. If five minutes of my time is important to Him, why can't I give him an hour? Is it really that much out of my day to give him one hour just for Him? My human mind gets so wrapped up in my life that I convince myself that I can only spare God five minutes of my day! How absurd this sounds when Jesus tells his disciples that what the woman did was "beautiful". I want what I do for God to be beautiful and selfless in his sight. That is my goal for this new year.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Little Mama

I thought having another child while my two other children are older would be a really neat experience, I just didn't know how neat it would be. Sidney and Lucas are constantly loving on Will and they have never showed any signs of resentment or anger for the time he takes me away from them. I have been awed by how much Sidney likes to take care of Will and LOVES to hold him any chance she gets. Yesterday she told me, "Mom, do you know what my two favorite things to do are? Hold Will and play my Nintendo DS!" She is always so careful with him and has gotten really good at holding him on her shoulder to burp him. It's so much fun to watch. I am very blessed.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My life at home

I'm on maternity leave as you all know and it's been an adjustment. I'm not used to being home this much and it's bitter sweet. I love being with Will and I'm enjoying our time together. However, I'm anxious to start work again because there are so many projects that need to be done and I miss seeing my kids every week at church. I also miss seeing the pastors and staff every day at church. I feel like a hermit right now, but I know that it's so important for me to be home with my new little guy. I am thankful for all the wonderful people that have stepped up to help me during this break from KidZone. I'm also excited to see Myron and Julie do Kid's Connection on Sat. night and Sunday morning this week. For all you FFC blog readers out there, I'm looking for some crowd control help on Saturday night for the Kid's Connection! So, if you are interested let me know. It's from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Do you like how I use my blog to get people to volunteer? LOL!