Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I.E. When 22 weeks pregnant with Bree the doctors told me that I was going to be having my baby that night and that she would not survive. I wasn't to laugh, hiccup, sneeze or anything. It was a bit crazy, but I knew/know that my God is bigger than that...but oh yeah I had to get Him out of the little box I had put Him in. So I had a heart to heart with HIM and made all these promises like the usual: quiet time everyday, deeper more intimate prayer life, reaching out to others in my same situation. Did I do any of what I promised God so that He would keep me and my Baby safe??? Not really. I did some things but not whole heartedly or consistently. He knew what He was up to all along. He knew exactly what was going on and had a perfect plan for me and Miss B. (The rest of this can be saved for another day).
The point is I know God can do big things, but when do I ask, or better question ...why do I generally only ask on the BIG things? I know He cares about little things to. Like where I placed my favorite bow of Bree's or to help the car to start when it won't. In the 25 years that I lived in a evangelist/pastor's home I've seen miracles, God's provision in people's lives time and time again. Why do I tend to not trust God with everything? This is a goal for 2010 and forever. Well, to get to the guts of the story our church this year did a big missions giving push in Mid-December. In my initial opinion not the right time with it being Christmas, but for Todd and I it was the perfect time. This year Todd and I had decided that we were going to buy new bedding for our master bedroom and redecorate a bit. We didn't really NEED anything and this is what we came up with. Well, more like what I came up with and he went along with. Anyway, when we started having missionaries come to our Sunday School Class we of course began to feel a burden to give. However, Todd and I have had several unexpected expenses with car repairs and bills come up recently. We began to pray and analyze our finances as to what we COULD AFFORD to give. We looked to see what we had given last year and we definitely couldn't repeat that. The church began to challenge the congregation on ways to save money to GIVE or areas that we could cut back on. Well, Todd and I decided that we didn't need to redecorate our room right now. That we could wait on that. That would be ok. Well we prayed and finally decided on a figure that stretched us, but God said to give this amount so we did.
All of a sudden things just started to happen. 1st: My parent's gave us a Cash gift for christmas in the exact amount of what we had given in the BIG GIVE. 2nd: My Brother, who joined the Army, gave us his bedroom furniture which is only a couple of years old and beautiful. We've been using my parents stuff from the early 80's. Totally helps with the whole wanting to redo the Master Bedroom 3rd: Todd got a bonus at work that we were not expecting at all. 4th: Our Tax Return is much more than we were expecting. All in all God in His infinite provision blessed us with more than 12 fold of what our original gift was. He truly is amazing. I Do NOT in any way write this to brag on us, but to give God the GLORY for his infinite and awesome provision in our lives. Thank you Jesus for giving us the oppurtunity to see ONCE AGAIN how truly faithful you are even when we are not consistent in our own faithfulness to you.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Well, so here are my goals for 2010:
1) Blog once a week. I think that blogging will help me express alot of what I tend to keep inside and also share fun things and good deals that I find. Thanks Heather for the inspiration and motivation to do this.
2)Document everyday of Breeleigh's life in 2010 with a picture. Basically, I'm going to take a candid random picture everyday. Thanks Jen for the idea on this one.
3)Redecorate my Master Bedroom and Bathroom by the summer. I say the summer because I have horrible wall paper in my bathroom that is going to have to be stripped off. Hopefully it won't take forever but just in case. Manageable goals!!!
4)Organize and decorate my house. When Todd and I moved in over 2yrs ago we didn't have alot of time to decorate the house before I was slammed into the hospital on bedrest with Bree. So I think 2yrs is long enough to go without much on the walls. Also, we discovered that we don't have much closet space in our house, so I've been on a bookshelf and basket rampage recently to store things and get this clutter organized. Now I just need some really cute chalkboard tags.
5)Lose Weight. Okay okay...I know this is everyone's New Year's goal, but seriously I need to drop a few pounds and mainly get in shape. We bought a Wii Fit a while back and I'm going to start using it. First manageable goal, work out twice a week. I feel great after working out and it motivates me to eat better. Who wants to do all that work and then blow it on some Starbucks Mocha Frappacino Ice Cream...oh yeah that's me. We'll work on that too.
Well folks that's it for the first post of the New Year. I've got some exciting things to share in the coming weeks about God's provision and just some cool new things I've found. Hope you stay tuned.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Breeleigh seeing her friend, Katelyn through the glass door.
I'm not touching that green stuff. It looks funny.
Seriously people I'm not going to touch it.
Well, if Katelyn is on the grass then
maybe I can try it.
Nope, I've decided that green stuff is not for me.
They make beautiful music together!!!
Our little prodigy...well a mother can hope.
Our little prodigy eating dirt. Yes that is dirt and not oreo.
She discovered the potted plant at the Wilson's house.
Friday, July 31, 2009
After the treasure hunt at Target we went to go play. We probably should have gone to play first, because it wasn't that crowded, but my Target craving got the best of me. Well no matter, we still had lots of fun. It is crazy to see her becoming so independent. She is awesome at climbing stairs and even sliding down the slide all by herself. She is getting way to big. Amazingly, she even held her ground around some of the bigger kids. She is definitely becoming a force to be reckoned with. By far though, my favorite part of this afternoon was that she would get so excited and just start running around laughing so hard. I love her sweet little laugh. It just tickled me and made my heart want to burst just hearing her have so much fun. We will definitely have to do this a little more often.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
End of day 1 and Bree was exhausted. She took a 3.5hr nap.
On the way home one day Bree got a hold of her name tag and
ripped it up and had it stuck all over herself.