Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Goings On

Life is busy around here! I just got back from a convention this weekend. The boys both went to my parent's house for a few days, and it was good for all of us! I had a great weekend of learning and hanging out with other women! It was refreshing.

Caleb is in full two-year-old mode these days. He screams the most high-pitched, shrill noise I've ever heard when he doesn't get his way. Ugh. And his new thing these days is telling us at bedtime, "I don't want to say the prayers." Well, fine, but you're going to listen to us say them! One day all this stubbornness will be put to good use, I'm praying!

Levi is in the process of getting himself weaned. I say "getting himself" because I hadn't planned on it until he was a year old, but he's biting and has incredible suction, so I'm in the midst of a bleeding nipple for the umpteenth time in his 9 months of life. I just can't take it anymore. And since he's started biting, it just makes the bleeding worse. The pain is excruciating, and this momma is done. It's been one thing after another with him for the whole 9 months (infections, bleeding, cracking, nuclear testing, surgery, etc). I'm dealing with the guilt of weaning him before I weaned Caleb, though. After the initial 8 weeks with Caleb, we were smooth sailing until he was a year old. Not so with the little one.

I'm doing Beth Moore's Stepping Up Bible study with a group of ladies at church, and it's really good. Life is so much better when I'm in the Word daily!

Would you say a prayer for my sister? She undergoing testing for her gall bladder (sound familiar?). She hasn't had the pain that I had, but she's been really sick for several weeks. (And, no, she's not pregnant...they've checked at the doctor's office 3 times!) My mom had her gall bladder removed when she was young, also, so apparently it's genetic. Thanks!

Friday, June 06, 2008


So many posts in one day...just what will you all do? Got this one from JettyBetty!

8 Things I am passionate about

1. knowing God's Word
2. My husband
3. My children
4. My friends
5. making people feel welcome in my home
6. teaching my children to love Jesus
7. Beth Moore's Bible studies (no one gets me excited about the Word like Beth!)
8. A good cup of coffee & a Dunkin' Donut to dip in it!

8 Things I want to do before I die

1. see my children accept Jesus as their Savior
2. see my brothers-in-law marry godly women
3. go to Disney World with the kids
4. read the Bible cover to cover
5. get rid of A LOT of stuff from this house
6. adopt a child
7. sponsor another Compassion child
8. visit Thailand again

8 Things I often say (this should be really telling!)

1. I love you.
2. We go poo poo ONLY on the potty!
3. Seriously. (said with all kinds of emphasis. Seriously? Seriously. Seriously!?!)
4. I'm so proud of you!
5. What time do you think you'll be home tonight?
6. Go sit in time out.
7. Silly Caleb!
8. Don't wake up your brother!

8 Books I have Read Lately

1. My Bible
2. _Gorgeously Green_ by Sophie Uliano
That's all I can think of right now. I haven't actually finished a book in so long...

8 Movies I have watched 8 times or more

1. Top Gun (when I was younger)
2. Cars
3. that's probably it. I don't like to watch the same movie over and over and over. I'm sure I'll have many more Disney movies to add to this list in the coming years!

8 People I am tagging (this one is really fun!!!)

1. Lia
2. Holly
3. Jenn (Munchkin Land)
4. Kimberly
5. Lisa
6. Shalee
7. Erin
8. You!

Go Here

Looking for pictures of my kids...go here. I've been too busy juggling both kids to actually take many pictures myself, much less upload them, but my sister took some and actually posted them on her blog. You can see Caleb in the background of several of the pictures of Ava. They've had a lot of fun playing lately! We took the kids to the Children's Museum yesterday, and Caleb had a blast! They have a great area for kids 0-3 that was fun and safe for Levi. He could crawl around and pull up on things...his two favorites!

Wow Online

I love the Wow compilation CDs. There's a new one out...Wow Hits 1. It's FULL of amazing Christian songs:

  • All the World
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  • East to West
  • Everything Glorious
  • Give Me Words to Speak
  • Give Until There's Nothing Left
  • Give You Glory
  • God in Me
  • Here's My Life
  • I'll Stay
  • I'm for You
  • I'm Not Who I Was
  • In Wonder
  • Love Is Here
  • Miracle of the Moment
  • Older I Get
  • So Great
  • Tunnel
  • You Are Everything
Just sharing! Check it out here.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


I don't particularly enjoy exercising. It's really the sweating that I don't really care for. But, I went to the gym three days last week, so that's a pretty big accomplishment for me. My goals are to lose about 20 pounds by the boys' birthday(s) in September, and more be in great shape before we move to Singapore. There's nothing worse than being fat AND hot, especially in a place not far from the equator where walking is a major form of transportation.

That's all. Just random thoughts from my head.

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