Thursday, December 28, 2006


It's snowing again! Only this time my roommates are both out of town and I don't have a digital camera so I can't show you pictures. But, my favorite part of this snowstorm is that the wind isn't blowing so the snow is sticking to the trees. It is beautiful to see the white snow decorating the leafless trees. And this snow seems to be falling at a faster rate so visibility is really bad (which equals fun in my mind).

Okay, I'm off to work (NOT something that sounds fun in a snow storm!) and can curl back up in my jammies at 11 when I get off (dang it).

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


I have many random things to share tonight......

1) I got heartburn for the first time in my life today, I think. I don't know if I actually had it, but I took one bite of the onion I put on my sandwich and there was instant pain in my chest. So either I was having a heart attack or heartburn, and I'm gonna guess the latter.

2) I had the most amazing Christmas that I can ever remember!

3) A few days ago I started praying fervently that the Lord would show me the lies that I believe about Him so that I can see them and replace them with Truth. It has been awesome to see these lies revealed to me and then to see scripture tell me the Truth that counteracts it. Today I was focusing on the lie that the Lord is passive and I must carry my relationship with Him. I never realized I held that belief, but after recognizing it I see it everywhere! No wonder I get so weary in my walk with the Lord...I am not allowing Him to be my warrior and my savior!

4) I am cat sitting. I am severely allergic to cats. This is a bad combination. I cat sat a month ago and learned these facts, yet when asked a second time I (in a very co-dependent voice) said "sure!". So, here I am again, sneezing my way through life.

5) I made cookies today and they made my stomach upset. Well, maybe eating five of them made my stomach upset...

I love you all

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Praise God for nap time!

Zeke and Hartlee are sound asleep, and I'm fast on my way! I had NO CLUE what it was like to be a mom, and in reality I probably still don't because these aren't my own flesh and blood.

Last night Zeke woke up with a really bad coughing fit (he has a bad cold) and I got to spend 3:30 to 4:30 am sitting next to him. As I laid in bed trying to go back to sleep I was overwhelmed with gratefulness to the Lord. I had been afraid, as I went to sleep hours before, that I would not hear them if they woke up, or that if I did get up I would be grumpy and half asleep as I tended to them. However, I heard him right away and was wide awake. It is amazing the amount of compassion that is stirred up in my soul as I sit beside him in the wee hours of the morning. I had no thoughts of sleep I was missing, but was overwhelmed with compassion for him. I just wanted him to feel better! And, for anyone who has ever lived with me before, it is RARE for me to wake up and be compassionate. I usually need, oh, a few hours before I can be nice to anyone. So this truly was an act of the Lord. I was also afraid they would wake up before me and get themselves into trouble. But I woke up about 45 minutes before them and was able to get ready before they even woke up!

So, we have been playing all day and they are sound asleep. Tonight we are having a movie night! Yippee!

As I said before, I now can understand what Erin means when she tells me being a parent just never ends. I thought I got that before, but now I see. I haven't had time to do much for myself today...or really anything other than tend to their needs, which never end! Things are a mess and there is even throw up stains on the floor now, but we are all safe and having fun!

Well, they should sleep for another hour, so I am going to go have time with the Lord.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Playing Mommy

This weekend I am staying in Denver, playing Mommy. My sweet friend Erin and her husband are going out of town to celebrate their anniversary, and they asked me to watch their children. I am honored that they trust me, but I am a little bit nervous. I have tucked those babies (well, they are 2 and 3, but still sweet babies to me) into bed and am trying to relax and prepare for the rest of my time. I think tonight was the easiest part, but waking up with them and then being responsible for them for two days will take a lot of energy! I am excited. Of course, there is the German family that is living in their guest bedroom for two weeks. I don't even know what to do with that...

I don't have a whole lot else to post because I don't have a whole lot else going on in my life. Thanksgiving was so fun! I woke up that morning and watched the parade on TV. At two points I found myself bawling from excitement! There is just so much excitement in the air during the holidays and I apparently can do nothing but cry because of it. It was pretty funny.

Well, I just don't have much more energy, and I think I'm going to go to bed. We will see what the next few days bring :)