Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thankful for family time

Yesterday after Noble went to sleep, Kristi, Kayci and I sat down and watched Elf (one of our favorite Christmas movies) and had soup and cornbread. After we ate, we all snuggled up on the couch and watch the movie and laughed. I love having a Noble, but it was really great to get to spend some time like we used to ... just the three of us together. I really loved that dynamic.

This morning, Mr. Noble decided at 5:55 that it was time to wake up, but Kristi and I had other plans. We put on a movie - National Treasure - and lay in bed watching it. Kayci joined us about 20 minutes later. And we all lay there and watched a movie. It was AWESOME, and it's times like these that I'm really, really thankful for the great family that I have. We knew we really needed to be getting up to get ready for church, but somehow this seemed much, much more important.

I believe that the best way you can serve God is to be the best father and the best family you can. How better to serve God than to teach your children to love and that they are loved unconditionally - not just when there's time.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I hope my Christmas decorations don't melt.

The Pharaon family went to Bellville as part of our annual Christmas tradition to "cut down" a Christmas tree. We go to an actual Christmas tree farm there, but have again this year bought a fir tree that was brought in from North Carolina instead of one of the Scotch pines that grow there.

There's something not quite right about picking out a Christmas tree when it's 80 degrees outside. I know, I know... this is Texas, but still...

Luckily there's a little cool front blowing in that will bring the high tomorrow down to the upper 60s. Maybe that will help make it seem a little less like May.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

True. True.

Quote of the Day, on Obama's victory:

It's kind of like being diagnosed with testicular cancer. You hope to live through the treatment, but you don't look forward to what you're about to lose.

(thanks to Matt for sending it to me)