29 June 2010
28 June 2010
That is a Remington 870 express 20 gauge. And I am a great shot!
Over the last two months I have done all of the aforementioned activities, plus maybe a few other pieces of random 'work' as my sister and I call it, or more like what we tell our children we are doing while on the computer: working. (although Kelly's kids are old enough to know that she is on FB or playing a game....i still have the power over at least 2.5 at this point....Evy is on to me.).
With that said here is the beginning of the confession. I love working crossword puzzles. My mom got me hooked when I was in my early 20's. Every day she would take the puzzle out and work it and then I would try to finish anything she left undone. Eventually I began working my own puzzle and I would get so upset at some of the answers because they didn't make any sense or my mother would know the exact answer which I thought to be utterly random....come to find out there are clues they use over and over and now I am usually in the know. :) I love working them. Over the last few years a new game has come out called Sudoku. It's a grid of 9 boxes with 9 squares in each box and you have to put in the numbers 1-9 vertically and horizontally and within each of the 9 boxes. Not sure that made sense but pretty confident you all know what the game is.
Real confession: I have found Sudoku on Facebook games (gasp with hand clutching pearls right?! I know! How in the h. am I supposed to get any motherly duties done now!). It's actually called Squidoku, thank you very much copyright infringement law for the stupid name, but it's the same game. Oh my. I have limited myself to ONLY ONE game and I can play after I have read my Bible and my kids have had breakfast. Then I do a little 'work' while they eat and not talk to mommy while she is working.....wait, didn't I say something like this in my last post???
27 June 2010
WIMBLEDON IS ON TOMORROW (excitement and jumping around hands in the air etc.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love, absolutely love to watch tennis. If I could check out for the entire week every morning and for this weekend I would watch every single match televised. I am not sure why I like it so much. I mean, my favorite sport EVER to watch is hockey, obviously, I'm from South St. Paul, but why tennis. It's not really that fast paced, and not too much checking or high sticking going on on the court if you know what I mean. Maybe I enjoy it because it's so proper....but I loved watching John McEnroe and I don't think anyone would use the word proper to describe him.
Anyway, don't bug me in the mornings this week with anything because I will be watching tennis!!!! And of course tending my dear little children in the Lord for this is right.....pray for me.
Today I was hit with the line, as usual, in the Chris Tomlin song
'you see the depths of my heart and you love me the same'.
That amazed me today. My heart is so awfully black and sinful. Filled with selfishness and desires at times that if people knew what they were it would make them wonder about my walk with Christ. Why would He do that? Why would He still love me after seeing that garbage? And the kicker is, I will never be different until the Day He returns. Until the Day He makes me truly perfect.
24 June 2010
23 June 2010
Lovers are always talking to one another about their love;
Friends hardly ever about their friendship.
Lovers are normally face to face, absorbed in each other;
Friends, side by side, absorbed in some common interest.
The Four Love
Which one am I? Can I be both? Is one better than another? Am I naturally one and not the other? Am I one and my love the other? Do we change from one to the other as we grow older, wiser, more familiar?
As my love caresses my arm, I think this is enough.
22 June 2010
We have started a new activity this summer - going to the library on Mondays. It was only our second trip this Monday, yes, all five of us go (it will be fun someday I'm sure...I'm very confident!). The kids can pick 2 or 3 books and one movie each. Coley Boy picked Batman & Mr. Freeze, Subzero! He thinks it's the best movie in the world and came downstairs when they were done watching and told me how exciting it was and what happened, but he's Robin.
I don't get that.....why wouldn't you be Batman? He's the big man, the stud, the hero. Robin is a........bird - no offense intended for anyone named Robin reading this. (As I am writing this Coley Boy is yelling 'I'M NOT BATMAN!!!') It's like Ponch and Jon from CHiPs right? Jon who??? or Bo and Luke Duke.....step aside brown haired Luke!!!
However, after doing hours of soul searching and personality diagnosis about why my boy would want to be Robin instead of Batman, I have suddenly recalled when I would play with my cousin I ALWAYS opted to be Dyna Girl and my cousin would be Electra Woman. Well, there you have it. I have solved the mystery. The boy is his mother's son. I love him a lot too.
19 June 2010
14 June 2010
13 June 2010
Clearly I have changed my mind about the secrecy, first with the FB confession and now this entry, and would like to hear some encouragement from you if you run or have ran in the past.
I am following Hal Higdon's 5K training (novice) schedule. I got it from my motherinlaw and it is pretty good. It has me running every other day with increases in increment of .25 miles per week. I then do a run/walk option on the non running days and have two 'rest' days. This time around has actually been quite pleasant. The first time on the treadmill I needed to do 1.5 and I did and I actually ran straight for one mile! with out hating every single second of it! and without feeling the need to throw up when I was done! and I didn't need an oxygen mask during my measly mile! I am now up to a WHOPPING 1.8, but I am ahead of schedule because I should only be at 1.75 lmao!!!!! But, I am really proud of myself because I run the entire time and for me that is really quite an accomplishment.
The other day I reluctantly told my sister (who has done a bunch of 5k's and is a marathon runner) that I was running. She got all excited and said 'We should do a race then!' I said, 'ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!' She called me back in about 10 minutes and said we were going to do the Independence Day run on July 3rd at Lake Harriet.
10 June 2010
In those roughly 10 years between our 20's and 30's he has literally done EVERYTHING! He has been:
- a commercial fisherman (rode his motorcycle from Florida to Alaska with a buddy)
- an EMT
- a white water rafting guide on the Ocoee River in TN.
- worked on a ranch
- played organized sports :)
- a pilot
- an adventure guide for Peak 3 ministries in CO.
- worked construction
- has his maters degree
- wild land fire fighter
At one point he said he was a dancer with Riverdance and I almost believed him. He is really funny and kind and loving and smart and eternally optimistic, always has on the rose colored glasses. He is a fun involved father and is always surprising me. Like for Mother's Day....he bought me my computer. I couldn't believe it! So I find it fitting to have my first blog be about him.
I find it difficult sometimes to see how I can 'help' Sean in his life, see above list, as he has done everything and is usally happy. How can I encourage him? He seems to never really be in 'need' of much. Unlike his counterpart who seems to be on the brink of falling apart often! But as we know that is a lie from the evil one and I know my husband is in constant need of many things.
I found this 'praying for your husband' list from church I think and I would love to share it with you. Each day of the month there is a specific area for which to pray with verses to go along side the prayer. I can't think of a better thing for me to give my husband than to be faithful in this discipline. I would encourage you ALL, married or single man or woman, to engage in this blessed activity. It fosters such unity and intimacy with your husband (wife) while he is away at work or where ever. Enjoy!
- His Wife Prov 24: 3-4
- Work Psalm 90: 17
- Finances Luke 12: 29 -31
- Sexuality Prov 5: 15-19
- Affection 1 Cor 10:24
- Temptations 1 Cor 10:13
- Mind Mark 12: 30, Rom 7:25
- Fears Psalm 27:1
- Purpose 2 Thes 1:11
- Choices Prov 1:5
- Health Psalm 103:2-3
- Protection Psalm 18:2-3
- Trials James1:2 -3
- Integrity Psalm 25:21
- Reputation Matt 5:11 -12
- Priorities Matt 6:33, Matt 4:10
- Relationships Heb 10:24-25
- Fatherhood Prob 23:24, Prov 29:17
- Past Eph 4:22-24
- Attitude Psalm 100:4
- Marriage Heb 13:4
- Emotions Psalm 40:1-3
- Walk Psalm 15:1-2, Eph 4:1-2
- Talk Eph 4:29
- Repentance Prov 28:13
- Deliverance Psalm 18:2 -3
- Obedience Matt 7:21
- Self Image Col 3:9-10
- Faith Matt 17:20, Gal 2:20
- Future Psalm 92:13-15, Jer 29:11
08 June 2010
Much to the chagrin of writers this blog is going to have many ‘voices’, but all of which are mine! One of the main reasons I started this blog is to share with you thoughts about things I read or hear and see what you think. I also will be using this for updates on our adoption journey.
We are a family of six right now. Papa is our leader, Momma is in charge of all the other stuff ~ namely Bug, Coley boy, Baby G, and Fatty. We are here on this earth to joyfully worship God through studying the Bible and making its truths a part of our daily lives, expressing humble gratefulness for having what we don’t deserve, showing the love of God to one another, and our neighbors, giving generously the money, things, and time God has entrusted to us, and marveling in and enjoying God’s created world.
I hope you enjoy what you read and please let me know what you think!