Tuesday, January 19, 2010

200th post

I just noticed that this is going to be my 200th post - wow! I have been a bad blogger lately and this one is not going to have any pictures - sorry family! We have been busy but I have not taken many pictures lately, and frankly I feel like God is refining me right now. I have more questions than answers, but here are some things that have been on my heart lately:

*Haiti. This just breaks my heart and I feel this pull to do something big to help, but at the same time having the responsibility of my children here at home. I saw a picture from Haiti yesterday that just brought me to tears and my breath literally caught in my throat. It is unthinkable what those precious people are going through and I am really searching to know what it is that God wants me to do about it. We are His hands and feet.

*A major life change is in the works for our family. Jason and I have spent a lot of time on that lately. It will be posted about soon enough but it's not time yet. God is teaching us patience through all of it right now.

*New relationships are challenging me and drawing me closer to God. I am feeling incredibly blessed by church family in the way that I think God intended it to be. Sharing life together and struggles with one another brings you closer to each other and closer to God. I love it.

*I want to be intentional about learning scripture and teaching it to my boys. A friend of mine posted a great idea on her blog that a friend of hers is doing and I am following along. Twice a month (on the 1st and 15th) you pick a new, short scripture to memorize and by the end of the year you'll have memorized 24 scriptures...that's better than the zero I have been trying to memorize. :-) Get a spiral, note card holder to write them in each time and you can keep it with you at all times in your purse or car, etc. Let me know if you decide to do the same. You pick any verses that you want, but I am going to copy my friend's first verse because I like it so much. It is:

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

I am going to try to be good about posting my new verses on the 1st and 15th of each month. This one will be my Jan 15th verse (and I guess I missed the Jan 1st one...oh well :-) So look for my next one on Feb 1st.

*Not keeping with the "theme": Elijah is a bed wetter - it's genetic and he gets it from me. In the past 2 weeks he has just stopped doing that and I am so happy. He must have outgrown it because I know from experience that nothing can really be done to make a kid quit wetting the bed. No more buying pull-ups for him - yay!

Maybe next time there will be pictures...today you get "Deep Thoughts" by Summer Cox :-)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010!!! We did nothing on New Year's Eve except stay at home and watch a movie - didn't even make it to midnight. We are getting old. :-) But in our defense, we got up early the next morning and headed to Little Rock with Jason's parents to visit his grandparents. That has become a tradition every New Year's.

We did a lot of sitting around and talking, but we always enjoy visiting with them, not to mention how relaxing it was. It was bitterly cold so we didn't even venture out over the weekend.

Judah standing with Jill by the fireplace. He was saying "cheese" and he was fascinated with the fire all weekend. He kept telling me, "hot". I am glad he learned his lesson with the floor furnace. :-)

Pappa Mac and Jill with Mr. J

He LOVED their stairs, so we would go up and down, up and down

Jason and his dad made dinner on Sat night - it was yummy!


I got a new camera for Christmas and was testing it out with this picture. A little blurry so I need to keep working with it, but it was too cute not to post. :-)


On Monday morning, we headed over to Abbie's to let the kids play before Elijah started back to school on Tuesday. She had a gingerbread house they hadn't gotten to over Christmas, so we let the kids decorate it.


No pictures with this one, but Jason and I celebrated our 8th anniversary on Tuesday. However, since I had bunco on Tues night, we went out on Monday night. We went to Simply Fondue downtown - it was really yummy but very expensive (hence why we were waiting to go there until our anniversary :). The food was good but the experience is what really makes it neat. Then we went to see Avatar at the theater - WOW. Great movie - I loved it! I'm so happy to have been married to this man for the last 8 years - we have had so many adventures and I can't wait to see what else God has in store for us!

I was supposed to start back to preschool today after the long break, but the ice cancelled school. :-( I was so looking forward to getting back, so we are just hanging out at home today. Elijah DID have school though, so he is gone - guess I'd better go get some housework done.