Monday, March 29, 2010

My Man Rocks Monday

My Man Rocks because he will help clean the house; need I say more... I think not.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

"Do we worship God because of things or because of Who He Is?" - I was challenged by God with this question this week. Then God kicks my butt even farther this week and asks me: "Do you worship me because of things and circumstance or because of Who I Am?" Then I was also challenged with the thought of: "That question not only applies to worship but to my attitude and my gratitude. Honestly; I would have to say that my attitude, my gratitude, and my worship are all more related to my circumstances and things rather then Who God Is. I think the thing that makes the difference is my focus; am I focused on God or on everything else around me. So; I would like to share my Thankful Thursday for Who My God Is.

I am thankful that God is my...
... provider.
... peace.
... Father.
... friend.
... savior.
... everlasting joy.
... creator.
... refuge.
... salvation.
... defender.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
... the warmer weather; we all went to the park for lunch and it was fabulous.
... sleep; I so love bed time and nap time.
... my very creative independent daughter.
... my snuggly little boy.
... the life growing inside - even though I am getting more and more uncomfortable, but I am also getting closer and closer to getting to hold this little soccer player.
... friends that are willing to share maternity and kids clothes.
... friends that bless us with dinner unexpectedly.
... Matt getting to feel Somer kick last night.
... Matt; and the man that God created him to be - he is perfect for me.
... homeschooling.


Monday, March 15, 2010

My Man Rocks Monday

My man rocks because he puts up with my emotional hormonal break outs. They are sometimes weird and make no sense but he puts up with them and encourages me through them. I love you; Matt. You are the best.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Quick Thankful Thursday on Friday

You would think that with one child gone I would have more time... yeah; no! I can not believe I missed Thankful Thursday yesterday... I need to go finish getting ready for a couples shower tonight but first to focus on what I am thankful for.
I am thankful for...
... marriage.
... pregnancy.
... babies.
... kids.
... food (apparently I little too thankful I gained 11 punds last month and now have to watch how much I gain).
... exercise (to help with that weight gain thing).
... Spring weather.
... transportation.
... friends.
... my husband.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

So apparently at our house we do not need to use normal utensils to eat Mac n Cheese.

Anna uses a relish spoon

Benen uses a toddler spoon and fork.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What I have been learning.

Okay I have a lot of thoughts and I am going to try to write this without rambling or confusing everyone so here goes.

Two Sundays ago out pastor cast his vision for church and it was big one; then on Friday at Connect Group we talked about the sermon. Everyone had good things to say and made some good points and in all of this I have been hit with some things. We talked about tearing down the church and rebuilding it to look more like the New Testiment Church. I think in order to have the church that has the vision we want than yes there has to be a tearing down of what church looks like now; but at the same time you do not what to tear down that church so fast the you distroy the God laid foundation. I think that we so often get ahold of a vision and the end resolute of something God wants us to do and we forget the steps to tear down and rebuild. Honestly for me right now I am stuck on the tearing down; how do you tear down a church without hurting the foundation? Right now the things that God keeps pointing me to see - Seek Him and Surrender. Seek Him - seek what he wants to stay and what He has put into place as part of the foundation. Surrender - everything; even my idea of what the church should or should not be doing and should or should not look like; to Him.

Seeking Him - this has been something that God has been challenging and opening my eyes to, and not just seeking Him but Seeking Him First. In book club we are reading a book about finances; and the funny thing is that it is challenging me in other areas of my life; not just finances. The author points out that in the bible God repeatedly asks us of put Him first, and he makes the point that with Sunday being the first day of the week it is a good opportunity to Seek God First in our week every week. By making Sunday God's day focused on what He wants us to do; not on what I want to do or do not want to do. That is blowing my mind - how much to I spend Sunday afternoon's focused on what I want to do... Give God the Whole Day and Seek Him First.

Surrender - this is a hard one for me. I admit I am a control person and a planner. I like to have a plan and know what the plan is; and I get really uncomfortable when I see no control and I want (and to often do) to step in and take control. So God has challenged that a lot lately. I need to surrender my plans - daily - to Him. With this has also come the realization and I assert to much control on family things (especially outings) and things with the kids. I make fun relaxing times so planned and controlled that I do not have any fun and I miss the time to enjoy my kids and husband and just play with them. So I am challenging myself to relax and Surrender my control and need for control to the Lord.

I am sure God is not done with me on any of this, but those are my thoughts and ramblings for now.


Monday, March 8, 2010

My Man Rocks

I have a lot rolling around in my head and heart that I want to share; but first it is Monday and I do not want to miss telling you why my husband is the best - because he is.
My Man Rocks because he tells me he loves me every morning... I never question if he loves me because he is really good at telling me. I love you too babe:)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dairy of a Pregnant Lady

Last night my loving husband had some good thoughts for me about pregnancy.

I am really getting uncomfortable... I know I have like 4 months to go; but I was I little whinny about it last night. Matt had a good thought and I keep saying it to myself. If you do not get uncomfortable you would not be ready for the baby to come out - so true. If I was comfortable and could move about like I was not pregnant I might not care if the baby ever came out.

He also said that I was getting to the "fun" stage of pregnancy; not completely sure what he meant - not sure I want to full understand that - but it made me laugh.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
... the sun and that it is warming up a bit.
... figuring out how to get Benen to nap.
... friends who do not mind giving us rides.
... my talented and creative husband.
... Monday night when my husband let me go to bed at 7:30 - I so needed that.
... my creative daughter; it was really fun to listen to hear imagination this morning.
... my snuggly son; he just loves to "hug you" - then runs to the couch so you can snuggle.
... water - I am really thirsty lately and it does the job.
... how sore and tired I am - that means it is getting closer and closer to this baby coming and that she is getting bigger and bigger.
... my husbands job and that it provides enough that I can stay home.

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Man Rocks Monday

So I am getting a little spur-attic in my posts; some days sleeping is just more important - but know that my husband still rocks.
Today he rocks because of his desire to fix things for me and to take care of me; even when he can not fix things he still wants to and I love that. Thanks for wanting to take care of me babe. You rock and are the best husband ever.