Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
He picked two, perfectly hand-sized, green tomatoes. He carried them around the yard munching on their bitter tartness. He even shared them with the dog a couple of times. He refused to relinquish his new treasures and carried them inside. One-by-one we've found them in curiously odd places. Now they are our new front-yard decor.
Thank you for all your prayers. I finally made a decision, so here's what's new: I will be starting a new job on Monday. I will be working from home which is the greatest blessing (I get to work from home!) of this new job and also the biggest challenge (I have to stay home all the time!). I am very excited, and of course a little nervous.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I feel God gives me wisdom to make wise everyday decisions. I pray for wisdom a lot. Not to say that I always make the right decisions on the little things. Trust me I find myself seeking forgiveness quite often. You know that list I presented a few days ago...number 29...I ought to be a pro at that...if only my pride didn't stick it's ugly head in everything. I've also made plenty of decisions...even some lately...that even though they didn't hurt anyone they've been foolish and I've had to live with the regret.
The decisions I struggle with the most are those "BIG" decisions. I think I know what's the right thing to do. I think I know what God wants for me regarding the decision, but...then I question...is that me talking because I want/don't want something or is that God whispering to me? Ugh! Like I said I just wish God would write it on the wall, and He might as well write it in a couple of places because I'm probably just too bull-headed to believe I actually read the first one right. Ryan's room is painted in chalkboard paint so that wall is a good place. I'd even go for burning the message in my grass!
I've been faced with one of those really "BIG" decisions recently for which I must present an answer within a few days. I've spent most of the day thinking about it. I've presented it to my family to consider, seeking their advice. Trust me I've weighed the pros and cons, and they pretty much cancel each other out. Now I just need to know the right thing to do!
I'm not going to give the details of what this decision is at this time. Please pray for me. Pray that my mind would be clear. Pray that my heart would be open. Pray that the "noise" of this world would fade away so I can hear what I need to hear. I've worked myself up almost to tears considering what I should do. I can't even think straight. Pray for wisdom. Pray for peace.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
14. Own a suitcase.
23. Own a pair of jeans you can wear out to dinner.--I have a pretty nice pair and I can wear them out to dinner especially since most the places we go out to are places where shorts are okay.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here is a set of twins that I made. I'm giving them to their mother as a gift. These babies were born at 30 weeks gestation and weighed 2lb11oz (girl) and 3lb9oz (boy). I'm very excited to give these away soon.
I used Sandy Eding's pattern.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
We got to see them feed the alligators. These beasts are fed every Tuesday and Thursday. It was fascinating to watch, but not nearly as ferociously exhilarating as I was hoping.
This albino catfish isn't exactly a zoo "exhibit", but it was something unique to see.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Ryan participated in his first baby pageant. It will probably also be his last for I am not one for pageants, but who knows...I could possibly be swayed to think otherwise. He didn't win, but it had to be rigged because he was the cutest baby on stage. It was decided by landslide vote taken in my home. All four of us agreed unanimously! The winners were all very cute babies, and many of the babies who were chosen as the cutest I'd have to agree (fully understanding that I still think my kid is the cutest). Several of our friends won!
Since mom said, "no" he had to resort to the next best thing....
Check out his new outfit. He's all ready to go for a ride on his Harley."Cool Dude!"