Well, Blogger was giving me issues for a few days so I didn't get to post my weigh-in results this last week. I lost 1.8lbs this week! WOO Hoo Now for the clincher...pretty sure I've gained that all back and then some! LOL Dang Halloween candy! I HATE Halloween but my Hubby, being the head of our house says that he doesn't have a problem with it and wants our kids to celebrate it. Our compromise is that I won't decorate the house/yard with Halloween theme (I do fall stuff) and our kids are not allowed to dress up as anything evil or scary. I view it as a night for the kids to dress up and get some free candy and I make sure to teach them why I don't like Halloween but that I respect daddy & his opinions because he's the boss! :) Since I homeschool I chose to focus a few days on the history of Halloween so Keegan (son) was able to learn that Halloween got started as a celebration for a "god" of death. I talked to him about how we know there is only one true and real God and that these people were wrong/confused/misled into believing in fake gods. We learned about why people dress in scary costumes, why they made scary jack-o-lanterns and all that stuff. He still of course wanted to dress up and get candy but he is aware that Halloween as a holiday is evil.
Well, this mommy is super tired! We had trick-or-treating last night and then we have my son's 7th birthday party today. I like to go all out for my kiddos on their birthday so the living room & dining room are all decorated, a cake got decorated, games made, goody bags put together, etc. Getting 9 rowdy boys and 3 girls together on a nice day calls for lots and lots of running and playing! LOL Praise the Lord it was nice, was really worried it would rain like it has been!! I'm off to go get a massage from my sweet hubby (isn't he the best?!) and watch some crappola on tv! LOL Have a great night! I'll post some birthday party pics tomorrow maybe!
Fifth Child! ~An open letter to Chip and Joanna
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