Sunday, August 31, 2008

Every second

So...last week Bryce had to go to the emergency room. He is COMPLETELY fine now so don't worry. However, the whole experience was terrifying. I won't go into detail, but he got really sick all of the sudden. We thought he had swallowed or drank something that he wasn't supposed to. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced. We never did figure out what the problem was. I am convinced it was not a virus. I wish I could explain all the details of why I think this. You just had to be there or hear about his symptoms. It was not my son. It was so weird. Anyway...I really never even thought for one minute that I could love Bryce anymore than I did because it was so much. However, Thursday changed that for sure. Man, I love that kid. Thursday made me realize that I need to treasure every second with him...good and bad. Every second. I thank God for getting us through that day.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ten things...

Ten things about this weekend...5 good and 5 bad.

5 good things about this weekend:

#1 Chris was home...YAY!
#2 Bryce and I got some one on one time at the pool!
#3 Bryce said, "Hmmm...licious" and rubbed his tummy while he ate honey rabbit cookies.
#4 Chris got a movie Saturday night and surprised me with a coke and a new flavor of Ben and Jerry's Sorbet...yummy!
#5 We walked across the street with "da boys" to pick up a pizza for dinner tonight.

5 not so good things about this weekend:

#1 I took my car on Friday to get a weird sound checked out and they told me it would be $1000.
#2 My car broke down on the same day that I took it to get it checked out. We paid $70 to have my car towed ONE mile!
#3 We didn't get to try out another church because the boy's car seats won't fit in Chris' car.
#4 I was supposed to leave today to see my family but I don't have a car.
#5 Hmmm...ok pretty much the bad things were all caused by my car and I can't think of another one : ).

We were very blessed that I was by myself when my car broke down. The boys were all at home. I was just a few miles down the road picking up a movie for Chris. Also, PRAISE GOD for having the money to pay for my car to get fixed!!! He is SO good even in the bad!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stop praying??

Weird title, I know. That is what I thought when I first saw that it was the name of the first chapter of Crazy Love. I am planning on writing at least one blog on each chapter. It is more for my benefit because it will keep me accountable and help me to work through what I am learning. I think Chris is going to read this with me which will be really neat to do together. However, that means he is taking it to work with him tomorrow and I have to wait till tomorrow night to read chapter 2 : (. Anyway...back to not praying. Obviously, it is not supposed to be taken literally. It is just to stop and be in awe of God before even speaking. It is to "stop talking AT Him" and start by sitting in silence and just being in awe. What if every time before I pray (even when praying before a meal) I just sit in silence and think about how HUGE God is and then start praying to Him? Go and watch "the awe factor of God" video on the books website. Wow. It is the most amazing thing. I will forever have those images in my head to help me remember just how AMAZING and BIG God really is. As my friend, Mendi, would say...SHEESH! Francis Chan gives a long list of things in this world that are truly amazing. They are things that really make me wonder how people can think it was all an accident. I don't want to give any of them because I don't want to ruin it if you are planning on reading it. There was one thing he said that really hit home with me about this. He says, "His handiwork and his creation all echo the truth that He is glorious". Seriously...with everything in creation that is so incredible and shows He is way bigger than we can ever imagine, why can't I remember to scream His praises every second of every day??

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another link for Crazy Love...

You should also check out this video of Francis Chan interviewing a 9 year old boy that read Crazy Love. It is pretty cool! Click on the title of this post to go to the website and look for the video titled "Jacob Herren".

I'm addicted

Well, I think it is official. I am totally addicted to this blogging thing. I used to tease my friend, Jessica, about her addiction to looking at blogs. Sorry, Jess : )! I think it is pretty interesting everything you can do. I mean, I can write on my blog, driving down the road, using my cell phone. Ok...don't worry, I won't do that!

I am hoping to feel better tomorrow so I can go to the bookstore to buy a new book: Crazy Love by Francis Chan. You can check out the link under "Link Love" on this blog. I am really excited about it! If anyone has heard about it or has any thoughts on it let me know. He has done a video for each chapter of the book. I am hoping that it will help me to become more in love with my Savior!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I just thought this was interesting. I have never been one to "boycott" a business because of things they believe or for what they do with their money. However, my reason was because I always said if we boycott every business that does things we don't agree with, we will never go to any business. Well...I think this guys reason not to boycott businesses is MUCH better than mine :0)!! Read on the title of this post to go to the article.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My birthday

Yesterday, my sweet hubby reminded me (not that I needed reminding) why I married him. It was my birthday. He was being very sneaky. After he got home from running some "errands", he made me drive around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes. When I was told I could come home, he took the boys and put them down for their naps. Then, he walked me upstairs into our bathroom. In our new home we have a garden tub that I am completely obsessed with. He had bought candles and bubble bath from Bath and Body, my fav cookies (geneva...pepperidge farm), crackers, cheese, a bottle of wine, a book, and a girly movie. He also bought one of those trays that sits on the bathtub to hold a book and candles. It was SO thoughtful!! What an amazing birthday!! I had said at one point that I wanted some bubble bath for our bathtub and he took it quite a few steps further. It was very thoughtful of him to think about giving me some much needed alone time!!
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