Tuesday, March 28, 2006

What God is teaching me today...

"The best things is life are free,
but you can give them to the birds and bees,
Now gimme money! That's what I want!"
~The Beatles~
The more God is teaching us about finances, the more I realize how little I know. Money is such a god in our society, a god that I serve more often than I'd like to admit. I've developed the attitude that I'm an owner of what God has entrusted to me, instead of His manager.
"Not every man can carry a full cup. Sudden elevation frequently leads to pride and a fall.
The most exacting test of all to survive is prosperity"
~Oswald Chambers~

Friday, March 24, 2006

sleeping in a whole new world....

I'm now pregnant enough to be getting up at 3 am for a middle of the night milk craving and a quick pee. My hubby and I decided that once I started getting up regularly that we would switch sleeping sides on our bed, as he's closer to the door. So last night was our first trial run, and neither of us got any sleep. I must have knocked the night stand 3 or 4 times with my hand, and he kept rolling waaaaaay over to what was clearly "my space". At one point he wrapped his big long leg around me like I was his body pillow. I quickly shoved him off and replied with a very non-cuddly HEY!!! He takes his leg off and says, well sweetie, can you move over please? I look over my side, and I'm on the seam of the mattress. Move over where? Yeesh....
However, how nice is it to have a hubby who still uses his best manners at 3 am.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Happy Birthday to the best hubby ever!

My hubby is amazing. He takes such good care of me, he keeps me in line, and he keeps me safe. He loves me despite my many faults, and he always does his best to make me feel like a princess. He's the best father. He loves our daughter as his own, and shows and teaches her things I never could. He takes her places I would never go, and encourages and praises her the way a little girl needs to be from her daddy. He is a true man of God. His straight and narrow walk never ceases to amaze me. His heart for serving and giving is never ending, and his obedience is something to admire and look up to. I love him so much. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have no idea where I would be without him. I am so blessed that God chose me to be his wife. Happy Birthday!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

My Saturday with my family....

On your marks...

Get set.....


end result...


going for our annual family hotel stay, with pizza and junk food, watersliding and swimming, and of course making a big mess you don't have to clean up,


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Little One update

My uterus is now a little bigger than a grapefruit. Baby weighs about 1 1/2 ounces, and is about the size of an apple. The eyes are moving closer together, and the ears are positioning themselves on the side of baby's head. Fingers and toes have soft nails covering them and the hands have become more functional. Inside baby's mouth, taste buds have developed, as has the sucking reflex, and twenty buds that will one day be little baby teeth.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

True friends stab you in the front.

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.

When I look back at the friendships I've had in the past, I wonder how on earth I ever got through highschool. Oh yeah, I didn't.

Surfaced friends, who would take great pleasure in getting in trouble with me, but would never care enough to tell me to smaten up when I needed to. A lot of my friends watched me hurt myself, over and over, but never asked me how I was. I was always surrounded by people, but I was always alone.

When I see the friends God has blessed me with today, I am overwhelmed. What could I have possibly ever done to deserve the abundant blessings I find in my friendships. It is the love of Christ Jesus that binds our hearts together, and it's His mercy and forgiveness that keeps us alive. A real friend asks how you are, and then waits for the answer. A real friend gets in your way when they see you heading down. A real friend knows who you are, and still loves you! I love that my friends will correct me when I'm off track, and encourage me when I'm on the right one. I love that my friends love me too much to watch me hurt myself, to watch me sin, or to watch me sink into doubt. I need all of you. I need your correction, even when it hurts, I need your wisdom and your encouragement, I need your laughs and your prayers. Blessings, thank God for your friends today :)