Monday, February 25, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ben's in Africa

Don't forget to check Ben's blog as he updates it during his trip.
There's also a link on the side...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Family night at the Soc Hop

We planned on going to the soc hop at Emma and Aiden's school together on Friday before Ben left for Africa. Unfortunately, Izzy had a fever all day that day so she and Ben stayed at the house and had root beer floats, instead.

Emma's friend, Cimone, moved to California today so we crammed in as much time together as we could. She came to the soc hop with us. It was her very best friend here.

This was one of the times Aiden had fun during the evening. Most of the time he was crying about something or just grumpy. He was happier thinking about dancing at the soc hop than he was while we were there...

Here's Emma doing the limbo. She didn't win.:)

This was the only picture I could get Aiden to stay in. That was his face the whole time. Unless he was crying.

We had pizza and pop and root beer floats. They did a cake walk. Emma won. Not Aiden... They bought some raffle tickets to win a huge basket of stuff. We were in the wrong room when they called the winners... Maybe we won, maybe we didn't.

It wasn't the family event we planned on with some of the family at home, but Emma and Cimone had fun. The funny thing is, Aiden said he had fun when we got home!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Not, like, grafiti...

I've been "tagged." Tara "tagged" me and now all of you can learn more about the contents of my deepest thoughts and emotions.

8 things I'm passionate about:
1. My children. I love experiencing each moment I can with them. Watching them. Listening to them.
2. My husband. I love being near him. I can't get over him.
3. Learning who Jesus is. I want more than an "elementary age boyfriend" relationship. (Did you ever forget what your boyfriend looked like? I did.)
4. Changing who I am in Jesus. Allowing myself to be transformed into something better.
5. Worship. Being part of it. Writing music. Dreaming.
6. Finding people to love. As in friends. Finding relationships to sustain me.
7. Serving my family by maintaining our home and teaching my children how to be responsible for themselves.
8. Serving along side the community of believers at Sterling Drive Church of Christ. Learning how to be different and make an impact in our community. Changing Bellingham.

8 things I want to do before I die:
How shallow is this? 1. Go to Disneyland with my family.
2. Witness my children grow up and have families.
3. The music God lays on my heart to speak to others in this world.
4. Exercise daily.
5. Not have to worry about what I spend on my groceries so I can make the most healthiest and greatest meals ever.
6. Serve on a mission trip together with my family before they leave home.
7. Have a great garden.
8.Travel with my husband.

8 things I say often:
1. (this is a sound) clicking my tongue twice.
2. son of a ... :l
3. Izzy says I say "no" and "yes" all the time.
4. "Aiden, what did I just ask you to do?"
5. "No, I'm sorry. You have the wrong number."
6. I kiss my family a lot. That counts. It says a lot!

8 artists I never tire of listening to:
1. James Taylor
2. Norah Jones
3. Crosby, Stills and Nash
4. Casting Crowns
5. U2
6. Go Fish ( acapella kids group that's phenomenal)
7. Ask Ben who I listen to all the time. It's all on his ipod. I can't remember there names...
8. Brandi Carlisle

8 TV shows you love:
1. Lost
2. Survivor
3. The Office
4. The Bachelor
5. Desperate Housewives
6. Iron Chef
7. American Idol
8. Friday Night Lights

8 things that attract me to my friends:
1. They like me.
2. They're humorous. (Different than funny.)
3. common interests
4. good listener
5. Like to have fun
6. Don't need to be entertained.
7. strong personalities (obviously not all the time!)
8. They take on a part of pursuing relationship.

8 Things I learned in 2007:
1. There are blessings all around me. Wherever I am.
2. Texas is no big deal but the people there are fantastic!
3. My anal tendencies really are a hobby.
4. Life is fragile.
5. I'll always be thrown curve balls as long as I'm alive.
6. To shop for my kids' clothes a the thrift store always!
7. I can't remember...

I'm tagging :

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Things are lookin' up!

I went to the doctor today and will be fine for the next while. God was merciful and this has been the least amount of pain I have experienced thus far. I walked myself into the clinic and out today instead of needing a wheel chair... I am happy. I am thankful. And tomorrow I get to sing on the worship team which is always a plus and Ike will be up here leading worship for us. Life keeps going, we just roll with the punches.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Some things suck!

Would you guys pray for me over the next couple of days? Without going into great detail, I keep having to go into the hospital for the same thing-for the last 9 years. It sucks and I'm tired of it. I was hoping it would be over, permanently or for a long time, but I only made it a year. The next few days are going to suck.

That's it.