Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Good Reads

I have been doing some great reading in the last couple of months. I go in spurts where I don't read for a long time then I go crazy and read everything that I can get my hands on. Right now I'm in the hands on mode. All of these books are great especially the Donald Miller book and Crazy Love. I got so much wonderful ideas from those books. I highly recommend them. My Lobotomy is a different sort of book but I got it from a co-worker and decided to give it a try. It is very interesting book about a man who got a lobotomy when he was 12. Not quite in the same category as the other two but sometimes you need something different.
I am almost done with my last book and so I will need to find another to read quickly so I don't loose my mojo. I like reading so I don't want to stop again. If you have any suggestions let me know.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Electronics Free Day

Do you ever look around at your family and get totally disgusted because someone is on the computer, playing the Wii, playing on the DS, Playing on their IPod, and the TV is on? No one is talking to each other or even acknowledging any ones presence. I am one of those people. I am not blaming anyone because I am usually the one on the computer but I had enough. After talking with Brandon we decided that Sunday would be NO ELECTRONICS DAY at the Brinker house. No TV, No Computer, No DS, No Wii, No Playstation, No IPod, and so on. You would have thought that it was the end of the world for the kids(especially Zach). We have now had 2 Sundays electronic free and it has been kind of fun. We have played games, read books, went on adventures at the lake, and just spend some good old quality time together. I think that it is going to be a good thing for our family. It is too easy to get sucked into the STUFF we have around and forget about the really important things around us. I am afraid that I am going to wake up one day and wonder way all the time went. I want my kids to have fun memories and great life stories. You can't make a great life story staring at the TV. So we are working on a better life story for our family.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Proud Mom Moment

Do you ever have one of those moments where you are just soooo proud of your kids that you have to share the story? I am having that moment today. Brooklyn has been saving, for almost a year, for an ipod touch. She is about $60 shy of having enough. Her and a friend from church have been talking and decided that they want to start a girls bible study. Brooklyn has a friend that she takes to youth group but isn't sure about her salvation and she wants her to be part of the study. She has talked to this girl and talked her into joining the study but that isn't even the great part. Today she took a good chunk of her money that she has been saving and went to the bible supply store and bought her friend a teen girls study bible with her name on it. I couldn't be more proud but more importantly I know that God is so very proud of her. I am just beaming today because she is turning into such a wonderful little lady with a heart of gold.