Monday, April 28, 2008
Then on Saturday, Troy took me out. We went to Applebees and just had their appetizer platter, because neither of us were very hungry. That alone was enough to fill us both up. Then we went to see Forbidden Kingdom. It was pretty good. It was interesting to see both Jackie Chan and Jet Li together in a movie. I love martial arts movies, so it was pretty much right up my alley.
On Sunday we went to Troy's parents house for dinner. His mom made me a birthday cake, which is nice, because it's likely the only one I'll get. We usually have ice cream cakes for birthdays (Troy and I and the kids, I mean), but it's usually me that goes out and gets them. So unless I wanted to buy my own (and I don't), I'm not having cake.
Anyway, it was a busy, but nice weekend, and I'm so blessed to have great family and friends.
Friday, April 25, 2008
After that you'd think he'd sleep in a little bit, but noooooo. He was awake before 6. And I'll tell you what. I like sleep. I mean, I really, really like sleep. I'm a night person, so sometimes I stay up really late, but once I'm in bed, that's it--I don't want to get up again until morning. And even then, I'd rather morning not start until about 9 or 10, but nowadays sleeping until 8 is sleeping in for me.
So, even though I really enjoyed sitting and cuddling with Ethan in the rocking chair last night, I would like to think we could do the same thing during the day. I don't even have anything clever or witty to write, because I'm just that tired.
And also not especially clever or witty at the best of times.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This was the first fairy I ever got. My parents gave it to me, I don't remember how long ago, but it's been awhile. I've always loved popcorn, so it was perfect!
This is one set of the Guardians of the Glen faeries from Faerie Glen. I've gotten these from various places. Some I bought for myself, most of them Troy gave me for various gifts, and some from my mother-in-law.
This is the other set.
These fairies I bought while Troy and I were on a trip. We took a day tour to Ghent and Bruges, Belgium. I got these ones in Bruges.
I'm going to guess on this, because I can't remember between this and the next one where Troy got them. I'll ask if he remembers and update, if needed. I know how important it is to everyone for me to get it right. (Actually, it'd be nice to have it somewhere, because I will forget, obviously). This one Troy brought back for me from Toulouse, France. He took a lot of trips to Europe for work (when we were in CA), and this is one of the cooler things he brought back.
This one Troy brought back for me from Brussels, also a work trip.
These ones I bought for myself, when a Hallmark store that was near us in CA was going out of business. I really liked that store, because they had all kinds of fairies.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Anyway, it really, really wasn't my style of music, but it wasn't too bad. It didn't make me want to shoot the TV, or myself, so there was at least that. Apparently David Cook sings my kind of music, from what I hear, so for his sake, I hope he doesn't win. I got all invested in the show when Chris Daughtry was on it, and I really hoped he would win, but then when he got out, and went on to be, well, awesome, I realized it's probably better to not win and have a little more freedom.
Other than that, some of those singers are not very good. Maybe it was just the theme, but if you can't at least sing a broadway tune decently, you have no business being a singer. I should know. I have experience. In the no business being a singer category, I mean.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Here's Ethan putting on a hat. Can you see the eczema on his arms? It's getting really bad lately. I've dealt with it with both my boys, so I know what to do for eczema, I just don't know why his is flaring up so bad. Maybe the weather?
Friday, April 18, 2008
The weather has warmed up enough again for the boys to play outside. It's just been really windy. In California, I thought wind was my least favorite weather element. That was before we moved back here and I remembered what snow was like. Snow is the clear winner, but I still dislike wind. So wind can be the silver medal winner. The jury's still out on third place.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Oh well, at least I can count on the first two.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Job 27:10 Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
Psalm 35:9 Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in his salvation.
Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
Psalm 111:2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
I was just thinking today about how I let so many little, insignificant things annoy me. Sometimes to the point where I forget to take delight in the Lord. I forget to look around at all the little details, each one showing me how much my God loves me. If I remember to focus on all the many, many delightful things, and not focus on or worry about things that don't matter, my life will be filled with so much more happiness. God is in control, and His plan for me is delightful!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Reusable tote bags at the grocery store! These are so awesome, and I lub them. So much nicer than plastic (and even paper) bags.
Granted, the characters can be a little annoying at times. But I guess since they're teenage girls in a finishing school, that's to be expected. Anyway, the books take place in the late 1800's. There's a little bit of fantasy, which I love, of course. It's young adult, and I'm finding there are a lot of good young adult books out there. But what I'm also finding is that I don't like the ones that everyone else seems to love. The ones that receive all the hype. I didn't like Eragon (couldn't even finish), didn't like Twilight (made myself finish). Oddly enough, A Great and Terrible Beauty was on the New York Times Bestseller list, yet I still never heard of it. I wonder what other good books I've never heard of.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
|You Are Clogs|
You seek and almost always achieve a really sound balance in your life.
You are stylish yet comfortable. Mellow but driven. Excited yet calm.
You are the perfect mesh of contradictions.
No matter what happens, you have the ability to stay well grounded in your life.
People know that they can truly depend on you.
You should live: In Europe
You should work: At a company dedicated to helping the world
Friday, April 11, 2008
I'm on the check-in crew, which means I help people check their kids in, and I also help new visitors fill out the required paperwork and show them around. I love what I do. I've been thinking I want to volunteer in the nursery (babies) as well, or maybe the toddler age. We have such an awesome children's ministry program at our church, and it's amazing all the things these kids are learning.
This whole week, Kevin has been saying "we can pray to Jesus anywhere". He learned it in church last Sunday, and it stays with him all week. I love that! He even told me the story about Paul and Silas praying in prison. And when we're driving around in the car, I often hear him singing along with the songs. We listen to KLove (a Christian radio station). He's got such a sweet little spirit. My other kids do as well, but I think Kevin's just at the age where he soaks it all up like a sponge.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This is also the only new picture I have since last time I blogged. Christy came over, and the kids were playing dress up. So here's Kaitlyn, Sunny, and Kevin.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Kevin was very selective in his hunting. He'd pick something up and walk past a bunch of eggs and stuff until he saw something else he wanted. I had to go in there and tell him he couldn't do it that way. There were some kids with full baskets, and Kevin only got as much as he did because I told him to pick up whatever he saw.
Here's the pinata. We had originally thought we'd do most of the party outside, because we were silly, and thought the weather would have warmed up by now, not that there'd be snow that morning. Ethan loved wacking at the pinata.
Here's Kevin opening presents. I need to teach the boy some manners, though, because he just ripped into present after present, without so much as a thank you.