Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas from

The Wieber Family:

A year in quotes, 2010

Dad? How will I ever buy a car when I just spent all my money on a Zhu Zhu pet?

-Liv, age 6, experiencing an early onset of buyer’s remorse.

If you see a talking snake, that’s definitely Satan.

Deep Thoughts, by Liv Wieber.

Hey, I’m all about taking a placebo--if it works.

-Jen, just happy it works.

We should have named Reesie Princess Buttercup, but we didn’t think of that.

-Holland, age 4.

I’ve never seen little girls so proud of their stinky feet before. It’s so we can defeat you, Dad!

-Brian and Liv, and the unveiling of the Girls’ most effective Superpower.

What if Reesie married a tiger? That would be weird. And dangerous.

-Deep Thoughts, by Liv Wieber.

Holland, Heaven is going to be so fun! The streets are lined with gold! What if the streets are lined with avocado?

-A conversation about the fear of death in which Liv earnestly tried to console Holland.

You have to be a real strong girl, just like my dad is.

-Holland, advising her friend, Mary.

Holland, did you know Satan wants to BE God? That’s not very nice! He’s got to be grateful for who he is!

-Liv and Holland, having an earnest discussion about Satan’s fall from grace.

Liv, she’s your sister—not your toy.

-Brian, reminding Liv to be gentle with Reese.

I know! We can punch her in the face, choke her, then hit her on the top of her head!

-Holland’s suggestion of how to get Liv’s loose tooth out.

Ohhhh! I just want 99 sisters! I wish, I wish, I wish! Our house would be FILLED with little girls!

-Liv, expressing gratefulness at being a big sister.

You make awesome mixed tapes. That’s one of things I love most about you.

-Brian to Jen, speaking from the deepest, most sentimental place in his heart.

Dad? Why do you have a mustache under your arm?

-Holland, age 4 and full of questions.

If you weren’t my mom, and someone else was my mom, I would sneak out of my house and find you so that you’d be my mom.

-Liv, always creating “what-if” scenarios. (Yes, I melted)

Dad? Are you stronger than Popeye? (Liv) Lucky for me, Popeye isn’t real. If he was, he might be stronger. I was right! Popeye is stronger! (Holland) I said MIGHT be.

- between Liv, Brian, and Holland (and the belief that Daddy is indestructible at stake).

That would be cool if your harmonica was also a knife—and a small hatchet.

-Liv, age 7, overflowing with good ideas.

It’s the best job ever.

Jen, about being a mom.

I had a bad dream that I didn’t like vegetables and there was a big box of them and you “let” me eat all of them. I think God was trying to tell me to stop saying that I don’t like veggies.

-Holland, dream interpreter.

Mom, someone keeps putting too small of socks in my drawer!

-Liv, extremely frustrated until she discovered her feet had grown.

Would you like another chance to do it right, Liv? Yes. (Sniff.) We all deserve another chance. Yeah! Just like the Israelites! God gave them lots and lots of chances!

-Liv and Mom, practicing obedience.

LaLAla! (I love you)

-Reese, age 16 months

Oh Look! Reese can eat human food, now!

-Holland, ecstatic that Reese was finally eating solid food at a restaurant.

Dearest family and friends,

We are forever grateful for the blessing you are to our family.

May God’s peace and love lead you into the coming year.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”Luke 2:14

For All The People

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord."

Luke 2:10-11

Suddenly, this morning, these words jumped out at me, ..."for all the people."

For all the people.

Share His love today with someone else. It's for everyone! We should jubilantly make known the cause for our Christmas joy. Our everyday joy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What Can I Give Him, Poor As I Am?

In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign. In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there, cherubim and seraphim thronged the air; but his mother only, in her maiden bliss, worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; yet what I can I give him: give my heart.

Words by Christina G. Rossetti, 1830-1894

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's a Girl Thing

Crowns, are. They must be. It seems like there is always one lying around here in this house of little girls. Liv loves to create things. I've noticed that she gets stir crazy if she doesn't get a crafty outlet regularly. This morning, I declared it an official "Craft Morning". And who knew, in doing that, I would benefit. I now have my very own crown made from carnival-type tickets and an extra large rubber band. Our girl is very resourceful and never lets a thing go to waste.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sing in the Night

"....Ice on trees will bend many a branch to the point of breaking. Similarly, I see a great many people bowed down and crushed by their afflictions. Yet every now and then I meet someone who sings in affliction, and then I thank God for my own circumstance as well as his. There is never a song more beautiful than that which is sung in the night...."

Henry Ward Beecher, from Streams in the Desert


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