Saturday, August 30, 2008
Saturdays are football Saturdays.
A captivated husband.
High fives (hopefully).
U of M has to win otherwise we don't have a happy household, and we like a happy household.
So, Go Blue!!! (for the sake of everyone's happiness in our home).
Added Note Saturday Night: Post Game Update....No good news. This might be a long season.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
speaks to us in our conscience, but
shouts to us in our pains;
it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
Words cannot even describe how much I/we are learning these days, as individuals, as a couple, and for our future. So much has changed, and we are liking the change. We are excited. We are alive. Jerry is taking this time to be still, to say no, and to recharge. I am taking this time to/too...
I know that Jerry is longing to speak, but I overheard a conversation on the phone last week asking him to preach at a citywide service, and he turned it down because he said he doesn't have God's permission yet. Jerry is taking this time seriously. He is being restored. God is working on him. He is under construction. But he will be back.
Jerry has these lyrics on his blog from Over the Rhine "What a beautiful piece of heartache this has all turned out to be" and that it so true.
We are starting to hear again...and we are listening to so much.
...and we are grateful.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
That brings me to my question...
In college, my roommate and I had a discussion about tootsie rolls, you know, those chocolate flavored nougats (we were definitely serious scholars).
Can a Tootsie Roll satisfy a chocolate craving?
Not sure if this is "blog worthy" but it got me thinking when I was eating a few today.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I'm smiling here, but the whole time I am thinking..."I have sand stuck on my feet and it is driving me crazy." Ok, the thought only lasted a second before I started having fun again.
Mariah was absolutely glued to the whole ceremony, as it was her first wedding. She loved every minute of it, but then the princess wasn't such a princess anymore when she figured out she wasn't going to the "party" and had to go home with the sitter.
Mariah and Brianna looking pretty.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So, while her teachers were here, they were talking about how they sing and dance in class and of course Mariah was pumped about that. Randomly, she walks over to me and whispers in my ear...
"Mom, I think I am about ready for karate"
(I just raise my eyebrows as if to say "wow" )
"Because I like to kick and punch"
...Preschool should be interesting...
Sunday, August 10, 2008
So, the other day, we were in the kitchen drying dishes and I dropped a spoon on my toe from counter top level. Umm, yeah, it hurt for real. Jerry started laughing and said "oh, come on, it is just a spoon." So, I said, "you try it."
Ok, so you try it. Drop a spoon at counter top level (vertical position not horizontal) right onto your toes and let me know your exclamation.
(Warning, you might swear, cuss, and/or cry...or laugh when you think of this post and why you are dropping a spoon on purpose on your toe).
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
The cousins were so excited to see each other and Mariah started jumping up and down and squealing as soon as her feet hit the floor this morning (only to get in a fight with Malachi at the beach and say that she "wasn't going to be his friend anymore!" Welcome home, Malachi).
want to be friends with Malachi
We are home now so the girls can take naps before the excitement continues tonight. Grandma is going to take on the task of watching all 8 grandkids so us adults can go out. Good luck with that one. (We love you, Grandma!)
It is great seeing Jon, Sara, and Malachi again. Next time, don't go away for so long!