Jan 30, 2010

Mandarin Oranges

This morning, I poured Mandie some cereal for breakfast and she noticed that the picture on the box showed bananas in the cereal. "Mom, I need bananas in my cereal!".

"Mandie, we ran out of bananas yesterday. We don't have any."

"OK, I'll take oranges in my cereal"

"Well, why don't you try it without oranges and see if you like it."

Mandie takes a bite . . . . . . "Oh Yuck! I need oranges in here!!"

"OK"

So I put oranges in her cereal. And of course Matthew wants oranges too. And then they decide to eat only the oranges and none of their cereal. So for breakfast thismorning. My kids has oranges, and I had 3 bowls of cereal!

Well, yesterday we made our appointment for out ultrasound. So, Lord willing, on Feb 15 we well find out if this little wiggle worm in my tummy is a boy or a girl! I am very anxious to find out, because I'm feeling the need to nest. I want to get out the crib and paint some walls and get stuff together. I think I can wait 2 more weeks.

We are enjoying the snow. The kids got out and played in it yesterday while Dad shoveled the walk. They had a good time. I'm planning a snowman day sometime when the sun can shine on us and we can pack that snow!

Our house is coming together! Today I am going to try to hang several pictures that I've been putting off hanging. Hanging pictures is the hardest part for me! I'm always afraid I'll get the all hung and then not like the way they are arranged! Oh well, I'll do my best.

Enjoy another day of snow!

Jan 20, 2010

Tell me what you think

Is it safe to name your child Mary-Jane? This baby may not be a girl, and if it is, we may not even go with Mary-Jane. But if someone wanted to name their daughter Mary-Jane, would that be OK?

Jan 12, 2010

What a Mighty God . . .

we serve!!

Sing with me now!!! What a mighty God we serve, angels bow before Him. Heaven and earth adore Him. What a mighty God we serve.

I have found myself experiencing deep, consuming feelings of love for the Lord lately. I am awed by his plans, enamoured by his strong and silent ways, tickled by his humor and creativity, and captivated by his heroism. And because of it all, I am thrilled to be a part of His church (bride), and elated to look forward to an eternity in his safe, calm, and joyful presence. What a mighty mighty God. I'm honored to serve!

Jan 6, 2010

I'm An Emo Today

It's been one of those days.

It all started at 6:30 am as I snoozed away in bed, when the phone rang. I was called in to work on my day off.

OK, I can do this. No big deal.

So I go to work and we get all of our work done. Except that the classroom happens to be a total disaster of 4 and 5 year old's out of their seats turning in there work when the newspaper man decides to pop in and take some picures . . . if only he had been there 10 minutes before! Oh well.

Then I decide to let the kids play outside today because it's the nicest day we've had or will have in a long time. So out we go, we play play play. And when we come in . . . . . . . MUDDY FEET. My kids tracked in mud all down the hallway, all in the bathrooms, on the carpet!! Great!! My boss was so understanding and so nice, but I feel horrible. I wonder what it will look like tomorrow. At least the newspaper man was already gone at that point.

Then we went to our wed. play group. That, fortunately, was a real bright spot in my day. Then we come hope for a nap, also a lovely moment in my 'emo' day. Then, at 4:30 my midwife came over for a regular appt. Everything was great. I gained some weight, My blood pressure was great, time to hear the HB. First she gooes my tummy, and then she remembers that her doppler is out of battery. Then she de-gooes my tummy, then she goes to the gas station for a battery. She returns and re-gooes my tummy and spends about 5 minutes looking for a HB. No luck. An uncomfortable silence begins to fill my living room when Luke walks in the door from work. He assesses the situation and asks if he can have a go at it. He places that doppler on my belly and . . . . bum bum, bum bum, bum bum at about 150 bpm. That was a very emotional 5 minutes. Praise God for that HB!

Then I have to go to the grocery store because we are OUT of food, and I have to work tomorrow and Friday. Mandie and I return from the store and I start feeling very overwhelmed. We need to unpack groceries, eat, make lunches, take baths, lay out our stuff for tomorrow, change a poopie diaper. I find myself tearing up over the kitchen sink, feeling tired, overwhelmed, and just plain EMOtional.

Luke finds me there and listens to my concerns. He proceeds to unpack all groceries, pack up lunches, feed Mandie, and totally lighten my load. So, I'm a little teary tonight . . . but I know that I'm doing all the things the Lord is asking of me, and I know he will continue to lighten my load and provide for my spirit and body. So for now, I'll hold back on the body piercings, purple hair, and skinny jeans.