Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Friday, April 23, 2010


Well, on a whim tonight I decided to cut my hair, but forgot to take a 'before' picture!  Ugh.  The boys will be surprised tomorrow when we pick them up from grandma and grandpa's.  I think I cut about 6 inches, I just was having a hard time fixing my hair, just pulling it back all the time and babies pulling it.  Feels good, but think I cut too much off. Oh well!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Food, Inc. & Natural, Organic or Non-GMO?

Well, I don't have a huge amount of time to touch on this subject tonight, but I really wanted to post something on this subject briefly so I could also get the word out that Food, Inc. is going to be on PBS this Wednesday night and I want to encourage everyone to watch it.  It shows for Juneau's local listing, it is on from 9.00 - 11.00 PM (Channel 10 if you've got Cable).

I am super excited to watch this film, I suppose, to enlighten myself more about food and how it gets to my table.

For a while now I have been on an Organic and All Natural kick, trying to buy organic when I can and if not, purchase all natural.  But now that I have been doing some of my own investigating on Genetically Modified Foods, I am just about completely switching to an All Organic way of life.  Of course, you can't completely avoid some foods, say, such as when you go to the Church Pot Luck and such, but to be aware of what you are putting into your body (It Is Christ's Temple - Now Isn't It?) and make the best choice possible.

Even the U.S. Government states that 53% of US Crops are Genetically Modified.  I personally think that we're just all guinea pigs for what they are calling the Human Genome Project.

It's very scary to know that we don't know that we are eating Genetically Modified foods because the U.S. Government doesn't require labeling!

I encourage you to read the following sites and make up your own minds:

First, I encourage you to read the following article from No Greater Joy's website: Science Fiction Horror Story, it specifically gives great scripture on why Genetic Modification is defiling God's Creation.  I am not only looking at the health benefits of avoiding GMO's, but by faith I should also be avoiding GMO's. 

Check out the 'Non-GMO Project' they are a great source for find what foods / companies pledge to be GMO-free and what to avoid when you're looking at labels.  Lots of great articles to read as well. 

At Non-GMO Shopping they give 4 tips on how to avoid GMO's:

1) Buy Organic - organic producers are not allowed to use GMOs
2) Look for "Non-GMO" Labels
3) Avoid At-Risk Ingredients including: Corn, Soybeans, Canola,Cottonseed
4) Buy Products listed in their Shopping Guide

Greenpeace also has articles on Sustainable Agriculture and Genetic Engineering.

Even the World Health Organization has information.

Whatever you do - at least give yourself at least 5 minutes to look up some information on GMO's.  I guarantee you won't look at food the same way after you read up on the subject.  I also hope that you have some time to view Food, Inc. on Wednesday, or at least watch it online for free or rent the video.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mister Christian

This little guy is 100% Boy!  He's always on the move.  He loves getting into everything, has a short attention span and always has bumps and bruises on his head.  If he's not pulling himself up to stand, he's crawling like crazy or climbing all over his sister!  I'm betting this guy is going to walk in a couple of weeks.  He's always got to be chewing on something, he's got his fourth tooth coming in - it's a BIG one on the top.  He's a non-stop spitter-upper and I've got stains in my carpet and clothing to prove it!  Good thing we scored a free carpet shampooer from my massage therapist!

Christian has almost always has a pee-pee diaper, this kid can out-pee an adult!  I have to be careful when I nurse him in bed because the sheets will be wet too.  And, yes, that means he does not sleep thru the night like his sweet sister Sophia.  God knew we needed a girl to balance out this little boy.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Miss Sophia

Miss Sophia is going to be 10 months on the 18th of this month.  So far she doesn't quite crawl, but rather gets around by using her arms (the part between her wrists and elbow - not her hands) and then the opposite leg/foot.  It looks rather funny when she gets going, I call her 'gimp' when she's in action.  She finally started getting into the sitting position by herself just recently, she's been able to sit on her own for several months, but just not able to get into the position.  Sophia still doesn't have any teeth, but that's OK, because I don't think I could handle two babies teething at the same time.  She's a rather serious baby, just soaking everything up and observing, it takes her awhile to warm up to people, even family members that she sees on a more regularly.  She was the first to stay in her bible class on Sunday mornings without fussing.  She was also the first to pickup things with her thumb and pointer finger.  It's so fun to see that even though Sophia is a 'twin' she's her own individual and you probably wouldn't even know she was a twin if you didn't already know!

Sophia is already wearing some 18 month clothes including the adorable dress she's wearing - courtesy of KC, she sent me some great girly clothes recently and this is one of my favorite dresses!  KC and Ryan have four kids of their own, two older kids and two of which are closer to our childrens' ages.  We are looking forward to visiting them in Montana this November so Mike can go hunting with Ryan.  We can't wait!  It will certainly be interesting traveling with all 4 kids... I'm sure you'll see some blog posts on that later this year.