Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I know about the hope I have in Christ and all that, just some times I feel sad.
Like right now.
Not sure why.
But I do.
Some times the natural changes in life usher in new, wonderful seasons and when they do I can be saddened by the leaving of the old.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
In 1 week I am going to go back through the study "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George. I know it's VERY last minute but if you have the workbook and are looking for some accountability please join me. If you have the book I will have a plan for you to follow as well.
Here's what we'll do:
a.) Each Monday check in here at Thus Far With God and leave a comment saying you did all 5 days of homework
b.) share a scripture that spoke to you or type out "This weeks verse to remember", listed at the begining of each week.
Here's what you'll receive:
a.) a habit of spending time daily in God's Word
b.) encouragement as a wife, mother, friend
c.) friendships! a blog can do things like that
d.) much more
I will give you time to either get a book or pray about joining this, so meet back here on Monday November 2, 2009 and introduce yourself. Please read the introduction on page 5-6. Since we won't be watching the video, the "video notes" area will remain empty.
So that's it. Local ladies if you know of anyone who was in the study when we did it almost 2 years ago let them know. To my friends from far away, please join me if it works out for you.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The monotonous day-in, day-out mixed with the lively ever changing life with other people, for me teenagers! Not that I don't love them, I do; it's just some days I
So that's what I did today.
I was exhausted anyway and took a 1-hour morning nap and then again the the early afternoon a 2-hour nap. The other time I was a wake, I just laid around.
I did get up to cook and do dishes, we do have to eat.
I even took the night off from youth group.
I don't like to do that, but some days I need a break for all things teen.
Now a little office work, then...
My birthday can take on many different faces. Most often I get a few days of celebrating in, mostly because I plan all the events around here so I can plan what I want and when I want it. Monday was my 35th birthday, but you know it started before Monday.
Saturday night we went out to eat with the boys and we laughed like crazy! Nights that that remind me how much I just adore my family.
Sunday we went to the shooting range with my father-in-law. I shot a few new guns and hit the bulleye!!
Monday my mom, grandmother and father-in-law came over for cake and presents. Presents were fun! I got money, money, money, which I have already spent some on fabric and patterns- *smile* and from my mom: thread!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I've been busy sewing and cleaning and am now designating today laundry day!
Steve is feeling much better and back at it,.
Here are some pics form bowling:
Then I woke one morning this week to find this:
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Whichever it is he has been getting some well needed sleep over the past 2 days.
The cat has 5 kittens and has moved them to 2 different parts of my bedroom; apparently they are getting too big to deal with all 5 at a time. She keeps 3 in one spot and 2 in another, alternating feeding them. I wonder if my friend Allison does this, she has 5 kids, does she manage them in groups of 2 and 3? hmmm
I'm letting Justin sleep until he wakes up, it's 10:34 right now.
I figure I sleep in, he can too. I rolled out of bed to squint my way to drop Vaughan and Branden off at school then headed right back to bed.
I love Fridays, I may do this every Friday?
Here's how mine has played out so far:
I was up in time to get coffee on and watch Regis and Kelly. That's 9am for those of you non-Regis and Kelly watchers.
After that I headed for my garden and time with God, creation is amazing!
Now spending time in my cyber-life, checking blogs, updating my own blog, drifting around FB. Speaking of FB I found a long-lost friend on FB, actually she found me! We lived 6 houses apart on Altus Air Force Base over 10 years ago, we share memories and a love for scrapbooking.
So that's been my lazy Friday.
Now waiting for a friend to stop by, I think I have a project in the works for us!
Have a great Friday and stop back by- a new Thus Far is in the works and I will need your input!
PS Justin just woke up, it's 10:45am
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Day five was my last day. I woke up and faced the fact it was time to head home. I was sad. I mean I did miss my family but vacation is always hard to leave. While I was moving slow the rest of the house was not. Lexi had school pictures and so the getting ready for school process took a little longer than usual.
Here they are in the bathroom.
One last picture before we say goodbye.
Now onto airplane pictures.
Am I the only one who is still fascinated by the view from an airplane? Perhaps it's my love for maps? Whatever the reason, I took a few pictures that I wanted to share.
I just can't help think of the Simpson's when I see a nuclear power plant.
Local New Smyrna people, can you make out this aerial of NSB?
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Steve and I got a good laugh tonight when we heard Vaughan say to his friend on the phone, "Back when my mom and dad use to collect Pokemon cards."
We busted out laughing, kids having kids.
PS for the record: I use to have this rare Holgraphic Charizard.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Day three was a roadtrip day.
It was an: over the river, into Vermont and through the woods, the Adirondacks to be exact, to Nana's house we went, kind of roadtrip.
My dad picked me and all my stuff up and we made the 3 hour roadtrip across teh Green Mountain State to my grandparents in upstate New York.
On the trip we pass through Whitehall, NY. There are some things that just just stick with you and the armory in Whithall, NY is one of those memories. Isn't this building neat? Whitehall also claims to be the birthplace of the US Navy!
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Wow! I woke up on day three and was thrilled that I wasn't headed home to Florida. See, I've made the NH trip several times this past year. Each and every time waking up on day three to head back home.
Steve was going home on day three so I still made an airport trip. After coffee with my dad, and dropping Steve at the airport, I had a grand idea to head home via a little roadtrip. Since I hadn't been to Keene, NH since Yo! MTV Raps was there in the early 90's I decided to leave Manchester and head toward Keene.
Let me tell you, and if you've made that trip you know this, the distance on the map looks way shorter than the actual driving distance, especially when you take back roads through New Boston. It was a good though, I followed signs towards historic markers, found an Air Force base in the hills of New Hampshire and also ran into this sign:
If you are above the age of 30 and don't know or hang with any teenagers you may not know that the Journey song, "Don't Stop Believin' " has made a comeback. Chances are you will find this sign on my son's Facebook soon.
Driving out of Keene on Route 10 I hit the brakes after passing the Christmas House. Not sure if it's even still called that but this house, or I think it's an event rental place, has beautiful landscaping and architecture of the Victorian era. Here I am with the house and the car of my roadtrip 2009!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Day two was the wedding day! We woke up and relaxed around Steve's mom's place.
Here's the view we sat and stared at for hours.
Peaceful and quiet.