Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cloth Diapering


We are back to cloth diapering. Now that we are settled in our SC home there are no more excuses. It was time to unpack my Bumgenius cloth diapers and start using them again. A special thanks to my friend Meghan for encouraging me!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween


I have a feeling that this blog post will get a lot of different opinions, but it's the Reederbunch Blog and we want to share our views of Halloween. Before you celebrate Halloween this year, I ask you to really think and pray about this post.

Years ago, the Reederbunch celebrated Halloween. Both Chris and myself were raised dressing up and going trick or treating. Then, when Chris and I had children, we continued in the tradition. But the more we studied scripture, the more we questioned the appropriated behavior of taking part in the holiday. At first, we allowed our children to participate, only allowing our children to dress up in cute costumes, but soon realized that the Bible tells us in 3 John 1:11 "Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hathnot seen God." We realized that even though we were dressing our daughter as Little Bow Peep w/ her cute little brother as her sheep. We were following evil, when our desire was to be of God. And if we truly believe Jesus to be the Lord of heaven and earth, we had to be obedient to his word. At first it was difficult to break away from the tradition of it all, but who were serving? We praise the Lord that we have not celebrated Halloween in 6 years.

In the words of Doug Philips, "As a people, we no longer fear God. Because we do not fear God, we no longer hate evil (Proverbs 8:13). Instead of hating evil, Americans toy with it. We toy with holidays like Halloween that were conceived in evil and that promote the “cute-ification” of evil, whether that evil takes the form of witchcraft, sorcery, ghoulishness, or some other form of malevolent imagery paraded before our children. We laugh at the very things that the Lord describes as “abominations,” and we find ourselves obsessively fascinated by, and attracted to, all things dark. Yet we do not fear the Lord."

"Halloween was conceived in evil and has remained a celebration that uses children to promote a fascination with darkness and superstitious fear. It makes light of things that the Bible describes as evil. The fear of the Lord makes men turn from evil (Proverbs 16:6)."

"The media wants you to be afraid of everything from overpopulation to global warming. The politicians want you to be afraid of the economy and political instability. God wants you to do what is morally right, trust Him completely, and never be gripped by an ungodly spirit of fear. You can place your trust and hope for this nation in the King of Kings. Jesus said: “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him” (Luke 12:4-5)."

"Cultures that toy with evil end up being cultures of death. The Christian response is to be a people of life. We need to teach our children to fear God more than man. “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord” (Psalm 34:11)."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old Photos


We were going through some old photos today and thought we would post a few.
Enjoy!

Young Teenagers In Love

Senior Prom '97

Creation '98

In love...

Engagement Photo 1999

2004

2005

At my best friends wedding.

2009

2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

God's High Calling

I know that God has a high calling for my life. He has blessed our family with seven wonderful blessings. Each one is looking at me as an example. Today, I found this video on one of the blogs I read, and wanted to share it. It's a reminder to me that I have a high calling... To teach my children the ways of the Lord, and when they are old they will, Lord willing, not depart from it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Master Bedroom

To continue the tour of our SC rental home, here are a few photos of the Master Bedroom. I don't have a lot of time today to post. I took these photos when we first moved in. Since then a a couple of things have changed. If I have time, I will come back and upload new photos.

Chris and Kara's Bed

Mary's Crib.
You can see my nursing chair in the corner.

To the right, you can see our entertainment unit. However, we never watch it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Girls Room

In response to a few of our followers questions... We now have separate rooms for our girls and boys. Yesterday, I took you on a tour of our boy's room, today I will show you our girl's room. I'd like it to be a little more girly, but it's what we have for now. The girls enjoy having their sister time and there is just enough room.

The view from the doorway.

5 Girls-5 Drawers just enough for everyone!

Abigail and Hannah's Bunk Bed

Grace and Zoe's Bunk Bed.

When Mary turns 1, we plan to move her into the girls room. I plan to get a cute, pink, pack and play and it will go right between these bunks. (But, until then she sleeps in Daddy and Mommy's room.)

The closet.

Our girls love their purses (it's where they keep their special stuff), each girl has their own hook. (Their PJ's go on the half-empty shelves.)

Each girl has their own sock/tights drawer.


Here is a video tour of the girls room.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

The boys Room

In response to a few of our followers questions. We now have separate rooms for our girls and boys. I will try to post a few video blogs this week showing you how we have our rooms set up. Today I will take you on a tour of our boys room.

Caleb and Elijah's Beds

An extra bed.

Cheap Nightstand.
Each boy has their own special drawer.

The boys dresser.
Their everyday clothes are stored in here.

Their closet stores their church clothes, pj's, socks and underwear.

Clean and orderly. The way I like it.





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Father/Son Survival Camping Trip

This past weekend Chris and Caleb went with some church friends on a survival camping trip. They had a 2 hour hike to their campsite, searched for their own food, and slept under the stars. It was a nice learning experience. Chris isn't in most of the photos, because he was the one using the camera.

The guys getting ready to leave.

The 2 hour hike.

Learning about what you can and can not eat.

Rules of Survival. Rule #1 build a fire.

Rules of Survival. Rule #4 Find Food. Yes, that is a scorpion, with his tail cut off.

And our son ate it.

Real men eat bugs.

Sleeping under the stars.

The next morning.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our new Craig's List find...

It's a 23.2 cu.ft. Whirlpool Chest Freezer!

What a blessing to our family! We have been wanting to buy one of these for a while, but every time one pops up on Craig's List, it's taken before we even call. Chris through computer technology, set up his phone to send him a message when any chest freezer became available. This past Lord's Day, Chris' phone got a message saying that this big beauty was just listed for sale. Since our family doesn't do business on the Sabbath, we just frowned at one another. And then, I said a little prayer that the Lord's will be done. If the Lord really wanted us to have this freezer, it would still be available come Monday. Well... as you can see... it was!!! We praise the Lord for his blessings!!!
Now I'm excited to start filling it up!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mommy's Little Helper



Hannah has been enjoying helping me in the kitchen. And I like knowing that she is staying out of trouble. Today while I was cooking, she was being so cute watching me. Here are a few photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Apples, Apples Everywhere...

Here are a few photos of all the apple fun we have been having.

Laying Apples out to be dehydrated.
Mmmm... Dehydrated Apples.


Making Applesauce.

After we made Applesauce, I made Apple butter. (sorry no pictures of the apple butter)
Mmmm....