Monday, May 19, 2008


Originally uploaded by rmac4444
Here was our last sunset in Hawaii a few months ago... that I ever so enjoyed!

Today I was thinking about how much I need to remember the beautiful things God uses to remind us how little we are in control of things.

But... I like control, I like order, I like having my own way.

And then I like to laugh because instead... God gave me 4 boys.

It really is a beautiful thing... soemtimes though, I just wish it wasn't so LOUD.


Homegrown Tribe said...

Ha-Ha! Oh yeah... 4 boys = lack of control.

beautiful sunset.


Jenny said...

What a beautiful picture! When your boys are loud, take that pic into the bathroom or your apartment size closet, put on a flower lei, light a tiki torch... and you will feel much, much better.

raising4boys said...

LOL!! I also like those things...I know Heavenly Father has a sense of Humor. What are we suppose to be learning?

McMommy said...

Oohhh!! Looking at that picture makes me wonder...where is my Mai Tai??!! ha ha ha

What a lovely post! And I can't imagine the noise level in your house...I only have two boys and it is deafening sometimes!

Kristen said...

Your post just made me smile!

I also love order and control. Isn't that why we are teachers? :)

But, alas God gave you boys. He must know you are the best Mama to boys ever!

Great Post!

The Joys of having Boys said...

LOL, you know I like being in control too. I wonder if God gives boys to us controlling women so that we figure it out quickly that we are not in control.

Hipmomofboyz said...

4 boys you have no control, and if you do let me know how you get it.
I am going to Hawaii on the 8th for the first time. Where did you stay?

4funboys said...

Hip Mom-

Hawaii is one of my favorite places to go, and it doesn't really matter where you stay; but we have a time-share at the Embassy Suites in Maui so that's where we're usually at.

They were just completing the Westin, and I love to stay there.

My parents stay at the Grand Wailea because $ isn't a consideration... and I LOVE it there! You have to go and try out the water elevators there... they're fabulous!

Enjoy your trip.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

I agree - about the sunset, about the being in control then getting boys, and about the loud thing.


Tammy said...

I hide in the bathroom sometimes just to get away from the loud crazyness. Having boys is so much fun.

Bad Momma said...

Beautiful sunset. When my boys are being bad, I have to take a step back and remember a time when I didn't think I'd ever get married let alone have kids. My life is so much fuller now; almost as chaotic as yours!

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Amen! 'nuf said! :)

sarah said...

there ya go making me want to be in hawaii again :)

you stay on kaanapali too, huh?!
when were you there?

how fun!!! i hope you're enjoy your last little bit of school!!!!

Kila said...

Oh, don't get me started on Hawaii, LOL. I LOVE MAUI!

Lack of control is a tough one for me, too.