Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Hello Friends, It sure feels good to be home!!! I have been going...going....going! I just got home from a science trip with Lindsey. She attends a Christian school once a week that specializes in science and every year they take a 5 day trip to the beach to study marine biology. It really is amazing! Those kids go from sun up till sun down.....we were at the beach but we never even got in the water...it really is a working trip. I have included a few pictures and I will write more tomorrow...for now I need to catch up on laundry!
I can tell you that it was wonderful to be away with my beautiful daughter. She is a blessing to this mama's heart!

My baby and I

Big scary crab at the research center.

These are amazing to look at but really odd!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I have been tagged!

Hello friends, I have been away on a trip with my honey. The whole thing was such a huge blessing! We totally enjoyed talking and reading and catching up on some much needed rest. We certainly hit the ground running when we got home!!!

Before I left I was tagged by my friend Deanna and when I got back my friend Tammy tagged me...FUN....FUN.

This is how you play...list 6 things about yourself that others might not know and then tag 6 others.

1. My last baby (#5) was 12 pounds and 14 oz......oh how I wish there had been 2 more oz. I mean you would really have bragging rights to 13 pounds. He was also 24 1/2 inches long!

2. My belly measured 60 inches around with that baby...I would post a picture but I'm afraid you would be scarred for life!

3. I have been para-sailing and would love to go again.

4. I had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and lost 85 pounds.

5. I was an aerobic instructor for 12 years and that is where I met my amazing husband.

6. I cut my own hair, Eric's hair and my kids hair...I am not a stylist just poor! Actually Lindsey started going to have her hair cut about a year ago. She wanted it really short and I was afraid I would botch it.

I tag.....Kasey, Kristiapplesauce, Lindsey, Amy, Lisa and Jessica

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What is your mindset?

OK so I do not want to come across "preachy" and I do not want to give the impression that all we do here at the Helms house is sit around and pray, talk about Jesus and read our Bibles. We do however want everything that we do to be seasoned with all we know and love about the Lord. That being said.......I received a recommendation from a friend to go and see a new movie that is out. She had rave reviews about it and was sure that I would love it! I came home and looked it up on screen it.....you just scroll to the bottom of the first page and click NO THANKS and it will take you to the next screen where you can find your movie. I scrolled down to the bottom of the page and looked at all profanity and sexual situations. UUUGGGG!!!!!!

This movie hits on many of the things that God hates....sexual immorality, heavy drinking and taking Gods name in vain...repeatedly. You know Hollywood knows how to dress all this up and make it more palatable. The story line is exciting or scary or romantic and suddenly we are hooked. Why are we not sickened by what we see? How has our moral compass become so whacked out? We are supposed to be in the world and not of it! 1 John 2:15-17

I love this passage..."Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise...think about these things." Philippians 4:8 We need to get back to the simple principle that I teach my kids.....if Jesus was physically standing right with you would you still look at....listen to....talk about things the same way....cause He IS right with you! We need to be different!

About 6 months ago my daughter wanted to see a movie that so many others were seeing...I sat her down with the review and asked her to read over the words that were spoken and asked her if she would want to sit next to Jesus while this was playing......I never heard another word about it from her!

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