Thursday, May 29, 2008

Selling Babies?

I was listening to the radio yesterday and the topic was the couple in Vancouver that tried to sell their baby on Craig's list for $10,000 (way too little if you ask me, but maybe they just needed to make a quick buck). Anyway, it brought up the following question:

Why does the government have the right to tell a couple that they can't be compensated for giving someone else their baby?

I'd be interested to know what others think. I am a strong proponent of small government and allowing people as much freedom as possible (for example, being able to choose what kind of light bulbs we use in our homes), but I think this is an area where the government should step in. There is something about capitalism when human beings are the "capital" that just isn't right.

A Brief Update

I know I'm behind. Life has been a little crazy lately and I've had to spend nap times away from the computer so I haven't had time to update. This is what we've been doing:
  • Went downtown with Sarah, Sam, Caleb and Noah to see the MN Orchestra
  • Took down the fence in the backyard that used to be around a hot tub (really Sean did all this, but I kept the kids away so I'm taking a little credit)
  • Laid landscape fabric where our deck is going to be (again, Sean did most of the work here)
  • Tried to track down an accurate survey of our property so we could get a building permit - we couldn't so we're giving in and paying to have another one done
  • Took Wesley to an ENT about his cronic cough/raspy breathing (swallow study to follow on Friday)
  • Packing, packing and more packing. How much stuff does a family of 4 need to go on a roadtrip and spend 4 days in Cincinnati? A lot.

We're off to Cincinnati on Saturday. I'll post pictures when we get back.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms I know. I hope you felt honored and blessed to be able to celebrate God's gift of motherhood. And I'd like to say a special thanks to my wonderful husband who made my mother's day special.

Zoo Update

We visited the zoo again today with our good friends Sarah, Sam, Caleb and Noah. We had a great time and got to see the goslings that mama goose was sitting on last time we were there. They were right on the path as we were walking out to the farm so we even got to look at them pretty close.

We made a trip back out to the barn and Jack got a little more brave with the goats and sheep.

A Star

I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
a scepter will rise out of Israel.
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,
the skulls of all the sons of Sheth.

"What could be more beautiful or more fitting than that our Lord should be called of God 'a Star'? Those who know Him best may say, 'I shall see him, but not now. I shall behold him, but not nigh." From far beyond our world of trouble and care and change, He shines with undimmed light a radiant, guiding Star to all who follow Him - a morning Star, promise of a better day."

How is God guiding you this week?

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Peace Offering

Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings...
he shall offer it without defect before the Lord.
Leviticus 3:1

"Is there any point of dispute between thy Lord and thee? One little thing which thou dost not surrender? He is right He cannot change. It is thy heart which must surrender. Then canst thou receive the peace which passeth knowledge. He has made the offering which atones for all thy past, but thou must yield thy will to Him. Shall it be now?"

A Mighty Wind

As it is our Monday morning tradition, we went to Super Target this morning to get our weekly grocery shopping done. We always stop in the Thomas the Train section on our way from the baby aisles over to dairy. If Jack is good as I weave my way up and down the grocery aisles, he is allowed to have a cookie from the bakery when we finally make it up there. Today's version was chocolate chip, as evidenced by the photos below.

(a closer look in case you can't see it above)

He was very concerned about the crumbs on his hands so he insisted on using the little tissue that the cookie comes in to wipe them off. When he handed it back to me I asked him how he was going to get the chocolate off of his face. He said "I gonna go outside and the wind will blow it off." That's a mighty wind.