Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bible Study VIA Phone

I had another late night last night...but it was all good! Ryan made it back from Colorado Tuesday night & he had called to check on Ricky & his new job. They talked for awhile & then, being nosy & talkative, wanted to talk to Ryan next. I get on the phone, & the updates of the past week happened - & then we got talking. As from previous posts, when we get to talking - it can last for HOURS! Next thing I know, I'm telling him to grab his Bible so I can show him what we talked about at Joe's Bible Study. I wanted his insight. One thing leads to another - then another - then another - & before I know it - we talked for over 2 hours going through the Bible looking at things & questioning & discussing - it was some good stuff - let me tell you! (And I have to note - I am LOVING my new Study Bible! Thanks Christy!)

But something we ended up hitting on was the talk of discipline. In our Study Group - we've ran across that idea referred to as "pruning" - but Ryan found it in scripture as another way. A direct "God telling you why" sort of scripture.

Proverbs 3:11-12 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)

11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father [a] the son he delights in

So - when I'm being disciplined - its because God loves me - not as a punishment or as an "I told you so" sort of attitude - And then with the help of my great new Bible - it led us to Hebrews where we found a WHOLE chapter dedicated to this idea.

Hebrews 12:4-11 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)

4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
"My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Maybe you had to be there - but we were excited about this verse last night - maybe it was the lack of sleep (hehe!) I particularly like the way it says in vs 11 - for those who have been "Trained" by it. For those who work out & train in exercising, its not easy getting there - its tiring, makes your body tired, you have to have the DRIVE to push forward - to not quit. God is "training" us all the time with discipline - because He accepts us as His CHILD (hello - do I hear a Princess comment somewhere) - how cool is that!

.......Ryan makes me miss my friend - but how much he is like his mom - keeping that Word of God close to the heart. I see her living on through him - and am so glad to still experience that DRIVE to always learn more. It pushes me as well - the Love of the Lord is so contagious!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Types of Christians?

I was reading an article from Christianity Today about the "types" of Christians that people seem to be in today's world. As I'm sure you can guess, its not like the good ole' days! It really is an interesting read if you have the time - but whats funny is I was talking to Ricky this morning about the conversation (or at least part of - it was good & LONG last night at Joe's Bible Study) we had regarding people who dont use their "talents". It ended up in a round about way leading us to a discussion about people who think they are a Christian just for the "fire insurance", as Mickey said, or are they "true" Chrisitians. Ricky & I were discussing that same thing this morning.

For instance, we know people who BELIEVE in Jesus - BELIEVE he's the the Son of God who died & rose again - but yet, they dont ACT like Christians. You would not see the face of Christ in them - with their words or attitudes or actions - so are they a Christian?

The one thing I see from this article & how today's world has put different "categories" as Chrisitians is to sort of sugar coat their Christian walk. It shows me the difference between someone like I talked about before & someone who you can see, can tell, they are walking with Christ. Its not just the "Believing" - its the "Accepting" of Christ. Accepting Him to be in your heart & lead you to do His will. That's a HUGE difference!

Its amazing to see how the "church" how changed in our country & people's attitudes. Not all changes are bad - don't get me wrong - but people's attitudes changing is the bad part. Just like this article says, we are a age of tolerance. Again, not all bad, but there has to be a line somewhere - or you end up with "Culture Christians" - & what the heck is that!
Here is the example of how they break down how people see their "Christianity". Which one are you?

Active Christians 19%
Believe salvation comes through Jesus Christ
Committed churchgoers
Bible readers
Accept leadership positions
Invest in personal faith development through the church
Feel obligated to share faith; 79% do so.

Professing Christians 20%
Believe salvation comes through Jesus Christ
Focus on personal relationship with God and Jesus
Similar beliefs to Active Christians, different actions
Less involved in church, both attending and serving
Less commitment to Bible reading or sharing faith

Liturgical Christians 16%
Predominantly Catholic and Lutheran
Regular churchgoers
High level of spiritual activity, mostly expressed by serving in church and/or community
Recognize authority of the church

Private Christians 24%
Largest and youngest segment
Believe in God and doing good things
Own a Bible, but don't read it
Spiritual interest, but not within church context
Only about a third attend church at all
Almost none are church leaders

Cultural Christians 21%
Little outward religious behavior or attitudes
God aware, but little personal involvement with God
Do not view Jesus as essential to salvation
Affirm many ways to God
Favor universality theology

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

First day of the rest of your life?

My poor husband! I thought he was going to have a panic attack getting ready for his first day of his new job! He started this morning. After 27 years, he closed the door of the building he's been going to for so long yesterday. He said he just sat in the parking lot for awhile - just sort of numb to the fact that so much time, so much familiar surroundings, so much of what he's done his whole life - was over. Its been really rough on him - & understandably so.

He was WIRED last night & couldnt lay down to rest. When I finally got to bed around 11:00 - he was still struggling to go to sleep. Then I hear him up & moving around at 4:00 AM this morning. He probably didnt get any sleep at all.

When he left this morning, I told him to play nice & make new friends. He wasnt in the mood for light heartedness this morning! So hopefully, he's doing well today. He's been there a few hours this morning & I havent had any phone calls with him freaking out - so I'm praying things are going well for him. New beginnings....they can tear you up!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanks Mike!

I was so surprised at church yesterday - I came around the corner to tell Ricky something & saw he was talking to our former youth minister, Mike Tolle. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning - the look on my face was shock & I just ran to hug him & had to find where his wife, Toni was at as well! They are just the cutest couple who loves the Lord & have changed my life in knowing them.

When Mike was at our church, he put together a new team to help in the youth group. I was blessed to be one of the people he chose (along with many other AWESOME people!). The funny thing - he had us take a spiritual gifts test to see where we had our strongest parts & then he would decide prayfully where we should serve. Going into this, I thought, I'm good at behind the scenes stuff - thats always been my forte! I also felt like I would be best serving with the Senior High group. I don't know why - I just felt like I would have life experiences I could share with them that they would understand.

After taking the spiritual gifts test, we had to share our top three gifts. My number one by far was Mercy, with Adminstration & Service rounding off the top 3. I had to laugh because far down the list was the gift of Teaching.

The day came when Mike told us where we would be. He put me as the Small Group Leader with the Jr. High Girls. WHAT? This isn't where I wanted to be! What about what I want! I even went & told Mike - "Did you not see my Spiritual gifts list? Do you not see that "teaching" isn't the best thing for me?". I'll never forget what he said. He looked at me & told me he sees something in me - something that tells him I can do this. I was scared to death. Now, I know I'm good at talking (you can ask almost anyone!) but to "teach" is something different. Mike reassured me that teaching these girls involved talking & getting to know them -it is a main part. He asked me to just give it a try - how could I saw no?

Fast forward almost 2 years now & I am so blessed to be in the position I am in. I still may not consider myself the best "teacher" in the world - but I do enjoy leading these girls in some great God-discussions & getting to know them & who they are - & more importantly, seeing them grow into young women of God.

And ironically, I feel even more blessed I am with the Junior High gang & not the Senior High. First - I TOTALLY love the giggly, fun loving attitudes of the younger kids - & I have found that I am doubly blessed because they will go to Senior High knowing that they are loved by me & by all the Jr. High leaders & can always come back & talk to us - which I have already had the wonderful chance to see happen.

So when I saw Mike yesterday, I see someone who changed my life - someone who had faith in me to be a vessel used by God. I am thankful for Mike & Toni for who they are & for changing who I am!

Friday, November 23, 2007


The day after shopping....loading & unloading packages...wrapping.......TIRED now.... (Cant wait until next year!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

When we think of Thanksgiving, I think we all are so thankful for the things in our lives - family, friends, our homes, all the BIG things! I was driving to work this morning thinking of some of the little things that I'm thankful for. Its pretty fun to sit & think of some - things you dont really pay much attention to - but are so thankful they're there.

Here are a few things I thought of I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving season:
* Hobby Lobby 40% off coupons
* Tide Stick (that little bugger can get anything out!)
* Finding money in the washing machine
* Getting hair washed at Audrey's (aint nothing better than that scalp massage!)
* Radio to sing with in the car
* Getting the mail & finding no bills!
* the DVR (how did anyone live before these things?)
* my yarn & needle stash!
* pictures that capture memories
* Comfy, warm pajama's when its cold outside
* The smell of burning leaves
* A dishwasher that saves the hassle of dish-pan hands!
* Books
* When gas prices drop (Do I hear an amen somewhere?)
* Blue skies
* Getting just the right amount of wrapping paper out for a package - the corners fit perfectly!
* Two!

I could think of 1,000 other things .... its fun - think of the little stuff - it all adds up to big stuff!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Where does the time go?

I was just reminded this morning that I just had my 15 year anniversary at my job over the weekend! 15 YEARS! Oh my goodness - where does the time go? I can remember when I graduated from high school & the prospect of college was there facing me & I couldnt imagine what 4 more years in school would feel like! 4 years - I laugh in the face of 4 years! How the heck does 15 years fly by so fast!

When I started my job, I was 20 years old (giving my age away here) - not even married, starting as a receptionist. To think of the changes in life during that time & to think how much has happened since I've been here. I've changed my name (getting married - not joining the Witness Protection or anything), have moved to Indiana, have lost pets, grandparents, aunt & uncles, friends, pregnancies....have became an aunt, a grandmother, gotten more pets (yipee!) have seen people come & go here(stayed in contact with some still). To think of how far I've come in the company. Starting out in that front desk answering the phones & greeting people, to becoming the Billing Manager of our company - to the position I'm in now in our Accounting Department. Its just funny to see where life takes you.

When I started here, I never thought it would last this long - & now, its just like home. I'm sure I spend more time here than home - thats for sure. It just shows that you can never predict how the road of a job will go. Now as I sit in my Beauty & The Beast decorated office, looking out my window (it took me 13 years before I got a window!), I do know that I am blessed to have the job I have. Blessed in so many ways I can't even explain. So when I walked in this building as a young 20 yr old - I'm so glad God had this plan already laid out for me.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I dont wanna grow up

I've been teaching the girls in the Jr. High from a series called, "The Gospel in Disney". Its been quite fun with lessons that are very interesting & something to learn from legendary movies - the good early stuff like "Sleeping Beauty" "101 Dalmatians" "Cinderella" "Snow White" "Dumbo" & "Peter Pan" just to name a few. At the end of each lesson, I have some questions that the girls can pull out of a bag & then we discuss. Each question goes with one of the movies we've talked about. The other day, someone got the question, "If you could, would you choose not to grow up?". As usual, it got us on a roll of some interesting talking. The girls all instantly said they did want to grow up! I asked them what they thought the perfect age was - & it was almost unanimous - 18 years old was the age they thought would be perfect to stay at forever!

I thought it was so interesting to see what these young girls between the ages of 11-13 thought was the perfect age. The idea of 18 means they will have a drivers license & will be considered an "adult" at that magical number - that's all that they can see as the perfect life.

Funny, isn't it? How being an "adult", you can see so much more than they can see? To know that at 18, you still don't know that much in life - have the life experiences that make you grow & learn things that only age can bring. For me, a great age to stay at would be around 23. But it made me think - what would others say would be their perfect age? Would an older person in their 70's think the perfect age is in their 40's? It would be interesting to see. And maybe its what year someone had that perfect time of life - that's the year they would like to go back to. These kids just wanted to be older though - how many of us want to go back?

Does God look at us & laugh when we think we want to be older? Or younger? He knows the whole story, the ending anyways - does He look at us & think, "Oh, wait until you're here with me - that will be the happiest time you'll ever have - not an earthly age" - we dont think about that though, do we?

For me - I just know that no matter my age - I'm always going to be young at heart - that's what I love being with these girls - they keep me that way!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


At our Small Group Bible Study Tuesday night, we discussed the verse that talks about the branches being connected to the Vine. Of course, there were tons of ideas & thoughts about the matter, especially when it comes to the idea of being PRUNED - OUCH!

Then yesterday, I started a new book that I've been so anxious to read. I was just waiting for it to get closer to the Holiday's because it involves Christmas & 3 angels named "Shirley, Goodness & Mercy" - (How cute is that!) It is by one of my favorite authors that I've mentioned before, Debbie Macomber. I'm going to love it because these angels are always doing something mischievous when trying to answer prayers for people on Earth. .....I have to tell you, its so cute how they are introduced. Gabriel hears the familiar voice of Shirley. And it says, "Shirley was visiting, & where Shirley was, Goodness & Mercy were sure to follow" - I'm going to LOVE this book!

Anyways - the person they are going to help in their time of need is a Wine maker!!! It starts off immediately talking about vines & fruit that is produced & how a disease ruined the branches destroying the grapes that are so vital to this man's career. Talk again of how important it is to be connected to the vine to produce fruit. Is this man being "pruned"? God is already sending these angels to help him with this pruning-process!

I just thought it was funny how the timing of it all works out. I love when God throws "coincidence's" in life - a message to be learned? A whisper from God? I'm anxious to see how the story ends. I'm suspecting his branches are going to be producing a great deal of wonderful grapes!

So in our own lives - we need to stay connected to that vine, even when we are going through the process of our own pruning - because as the verse says, "apart from it, we can do nothing!" And I think God does send "angels" to help us through the whole pruning process too - whether it be Heavenly or Earthly ones. I just hope my angels are as energetic & mischievious as "Shirley, Goodness & Mercy"!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Where Babies come from

Look what my son in law, Steve, did to our little baby!

He had the caption under it - "How babies are delivered!"

Isaac actually looks pretty comfy & snuggled up there - thank goodness the mailman didnt drive by!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Interview with God

Nina sent me this email this morning - I think I've seen it before. The words are so profound & touching. The pictures are absoultely amazing! I ADORE photography & to see the world God created in still frames. How beautiful His creation is! (Look at that picture of the waves - WOW!) This is just very soothing & makes you think - Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Making a switch

My poor husband! He is about ready to face one of the biggest things in his life. He has been at his current job for 27 years! He started there when he was 18 years old - just a young teen - & is in the same place all this time later! It's all he's ever know. They are now selling their building which is on Main Street in Downtown Louisville - its where the new mall will be going up - right down the street from the new Arena that is being built. The business will be going to the factory which is the size of a garage - big change! Needless to say, they wont need Ricky anymore. The good news - he's already been offered a job; the bad news - he's scared to death! Can you imagine - being at one job for your whole life & to make a change now? He's comfortable with his job, of course, because it's all he knows - & now he'll have to learn everything new. So needless to say, he's a nervous wreck right now. He was planning on sticking with the business until the end, but this opportunity has come up & his head is spinning on what to do. Some people think its a clear cut decision - but if you know Ricky - nothing is every clear cut! His mind has thought up all kinds of scenarios & situations...only confusing him more. So please pray for the guy - he needs it bad. He has to put in his 2 week resignation by tomorrow if he's going to do it! Talk about stepping outside of your box - whew wee!!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Britt Nicole

I just got an email linking up to this new video by Britt Nicole. She was the opening act at the Winterfest in January - if you've never been, you've got to go! Tickets are just $10 & its the top Christian artist! Last year was my guy, Steven Curtis Chapman, along with Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, New Song, & more - its fantastic! But when Britt Nicole opened, not alot of people were in yet & she didnt get the attention she deserved. Ricky said right off, "She's going to be big" - I remember her because she had on knitted fingerless gloves! (its the little things!). Afterwards, she was at her booth signing autographs - not alot of people were there to talk to her so me & Ricky went & told her how awesome she was. She was so kind & sweet - a great model for teens. Well - she's making it big now just as Ricky predicted & I'm excited to see her first video. I just wanted to share - Christian music is just the best!


Oh, how I dread this time of year! When that clock sets back & its dark at 5:30 - I cant stand it! I want to just go home, put on the warmest, snuggliest pair of sweats & socks & huddle under blankets - my own personal hibernation.
Isn't it funny how when the sun is down, it makes it harder to do the "get up & go" things. My mind tells me its time to settle in, do the night routines & get to bed. Not to mention the chill in the air that REALLY makes me want to stay inside & not come out!

I always look forward to December 21st because that's when the sun starts rising 1 minute earlier each day - & setting 1 minute later. Only 42 days away - but who's counting?

I did see an article in the Courier Journal yesterday about this whole topic - see, I'm not the only "Solar Energy Person" in the world! You?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Study Bible

I finally did it - I went & got me a new Study Bible yesterday. I've been wanting to do this for awhile & Family Christian is now having a one week only sale where certain Bibles are 50% off! The reason I wanted to finally break & get a Study Bible is because when I'm in one of my Bible Study groups - I see people reading other notes their Bible has & find other verses that correspond to this one verse - I'll admit, I was jealous - I wanted to learn more too!

Yes, I have other Bibles at home too, but none are Study Bibles. I have Bibles from where I was young growing up (my mom still has my first Bible sitting on her table at home!) - I have different translations of Bibles, I have Bibles that were gifts, I have my pocket Bible that is good for quick references - especially listening to the radio & they throw out a verse - I got that handy pink Bible right there to find it!

And then, there's my ole' faithful - the one I've been using for 18 years! My mom's best friend, Myrna, bought me this Bible when I got baptized. It also is an NIV Study Bible - but its not like the study Bibles of today. As everything does with time (most everything) things get better. My ole' faithful just isn't up to par when it comes to "studying". But now, I'm torn - I hate to retire my dear Bible to the shelf. Its been to so many places with me - so many trips, studies, sermons, through so many struggles, joys.....not to mention, every note I have taken during lessons are marked, checked, circled & noted in the margins. And just for note - I am a One Bible Person! Even though I do have those other Bibles - I like to keep all my stuff together in one nice package - so everything is in there from the past. Do I just let those go? A friend of mine told me to look at this Bible with "new eyes" - see it afresh. But I like my notes & my thoughts from before....ohhh, I get so worried over the stupidest things!

Tonight is the Women's Bible Study - I guess I'll try out my new NIV - give it a go. I'm already feeling guilty leaving behind my old gal...changes - I'm not good with them!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I just finished my latest book, "Doesn't She Look Natural" by Angela Hunt. She is one of my favorite authors that writes cute little contemporary Christian novels. She also has some biographies, historical works, a prophetic collection - she does it all. I also saw where one of her books is being made into a movie that will play on the Hallmark Channel this Christmas - based on the book "The Note" - which is an EXCELLENT book! One of my favorites - actually two - are "Uncharted" and "The Debt".... she has some great books.

I have to say though, I was sort of disappointed in this book - it was OK - but not my favorite. Maybe I'm just use to higher standards from her - but there was one point in this book that really touched me & made me think - (so I guess all in all, if it made me think - it couldnt have been too bad!)

In this book, the main character's husband cheated on her with their nanny leaving her alone with 2 sons. Towards the end of the book, he came back to see the sons with some news. Upon arriving, he is talking to his mother in law. Just these two sentences between them really hit me.
"I never meant to hurt them," he says.
"Of course not," she answers. "Hurt is a by-product. It's what gets dished out on our loved ones when we seek our own way."

WOW - what we dish out on our loved ones when we choose our own way! I guess it hit me right at a time when I'm hearing so much about obedience & obeying our God. I actually typed in the word obey in one of my favorite Bible look up sites, and 223 different scriptures came up on that one word!

How important it is to try & obey God & what he commands & not what we want & what would make life easier for us!

How many times have we been hurt because someone has chosen to do something the way THEY wanted & not the way God intended? I bet you can think of a dozen things right off the bat - in an instant of a thought. But think now, how many people have you hurt because of doing things YOUR way? That's not an easy answer you'd probably like to ponder on. Think even how many times, in the end, you've hurt yourself choosing your own way - the way you THOUGHT would be best - consequences - a whole other topic! I know for me, it gives me a reason to want to better myself - to listen to God & obey HIM more - so others around me don't get hurt. That's the life God intended right there!

So even though it wasnt my most favorite book ever - with just 2 sentences, it touched me. Now, onto my next book!

Sunday, November 04, 2007


I have to say, Joe & Ryan did one of the best lessons in our Jr. High group that has ever been given - & I'm just not saying that - I heard with own ears some kids say so!

Joe came prepared with donuts. The kids were instantly intrigued what they had to do to enjoy! First he started off with the verse everyone seems to know - even people at every sporting event - John 3:16 - how God loved us so much he sent his son so we may have ever lasting life. A verse probably all the kids had heard before - but never SEEN in this way.

Joe went to the first kid & asked if he wanted a donut - Of course he wanted a donut! Before they could eat the donut though - Ryan had to do 15 push ups. At first, giggles & laughter about the event was going around the room. Next person - sure, they want a donut too - another 15 push ups from Ryan before it was to be eaten. Then it came to a person who didn't want a donut - OK - they didn't take it, but wait, Ryan still had to do the 15 push ups. A lot of curious glances when that happened. The laughter was dimming & everyone was watching.

At one point, one of the kids even said "Can some of us leave so he doesn't have to do the push ups for us?" - they were slowly getting the message. After 9 kids (135 push ups) Ryan was slowing down. Sweat was coming up on his back - his arms were starting to show some veins popping out. It kept going.

In the end, there was 18 people in the room - Ryan had to do 270 push ups! Towards the end - it became painful to watch. Ryan would have to take breaks in the middle of the 15 push ups before the person could enjoy their "gift" of a donut. It was even brought up - "Can I do the push ups for my own donut?" - the answer given, "No, Joe & Ryan had an agreement beforehand". When those last few people getting their donuts & all of us watching Ryan, it was dead silent in the room - no more giggling at all!

The message was learned. Whether you took the gift that was given or not, it was paid for anyways. And it made it even harder on the ones who didn't take the donut when they realized that the struggle & pain was there anyways - & others got to enjoy their fresh donut, while the ones who turned it down got nothing.

It was a wonderful lesson!!!! Thinking of what Jesus went through for us - & how people just shun it away like it was nothing. I just pray that the kids remember this always - which I feel like they will - & always hold it close in their heart. Good job Ryan & Joe - it was truly a blessing!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Back home

I'm home...a little happy but a little sad. Glad to be back home - In honor of my mom's Wizard of Oz world "There is no place like home" - but I miss holding that little wiggle worm! When I left, I just bawled - didnt want to leave him at all.

The flight home was MUCH better (thanks for the prayers guys!) It was smooth & quick - just the way I like it - if you really consider me "liking" it!

But here are some things that I learned on the trip!

1. I miss Julie & want her home with us or at least CLOSE driving distance!

2. Isaac is probably the cutest little boy in the world (bias?)

3. I learned that a baby's cry can make Ricky jump quicker than anything I've ever seen before! Even though I think that little "lamb"cry has to be the cutest thing - & I promise, I didn't pinch him just to hear it! I also learned Isaac loves the outside to quite down that cry QUICK! He's going to be an outdoorsman!
4. I learned that dogs can remember people after long periods of time - when Pippin saw us, you could tell it was the first reaction of "Oh yipee, visitors" - but then you could see it CLICK - & he knew it was us & got so excited. That is one smart puppy!

5. I learned I could sit for hours just to watch a babies facial reactions - & get so much joy out of the smallest smirk.

6. I learned that I love my small town of Greenville! Holy cow - people drive like maniacs in Houston! I'm not a 'big city' type of person anymore. I enjoy the quiet & fresh air of the country.

7. I learned I have the best friends & family in the world. Friend would call & make sure I was OK or leave messages via phone, email - just to let me know they were praying for me & my flight & the visit - is that the best??? And my parents - they stayed with my doggies & took care of them while we were gone & spoiled them like they can only be spoiled.
All in all - I learned I am so blessed! In so many ways! And I'm just thankful for technology too - where I can see pictures of Isaac quickly & hear his voice & video - & who knows- maybe I'll do it again soon just so I can see that face (oh, my stomach just flipped thinking of it!) I guess I need to recuperated from this trip first!


Just a quick note on this last picture - this was my perfect morning....I just woke up, got to get Isaac after his morning feeding & hold him while he feel asleep. The pugs got right up there & feel asleep in my lap too. This is the picture of pure happiness!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Modern Day Nanny!

Oh yeah - I'm a modern day nanny here - I'm blogging while holding little Isaac in my lap - what a world! I've had the best 2 days because I've been in charge of baby sitting! Last night, we tried to go out to dinner together but Isaac was having NONE of it! He screamed like never before once he got in the car seat - Nanny to the rescue! I told everyone to go out & do what they need to do & I'll watch Isaac. It was the best night, sitting holding him, my grand-pugs sitting with me, watching Ugly Betty - could there be a better night? I dont think so! Today, I'm baby sitting again - not for a great reason - Julie is sick & Ricky took her to the doctor - so I'm glad we're here right now. I've got some great baby time in. The downfall of this -Its going to make leaving even harder! I've already gotten use to the feel of this wiggle worm in my arms! I'm just going to enjoy my last day with him - all I can do! Everyone - lift up a prayer for Julie - being a busy new mommy while having a sinus infection - not good! My little snugglers is wiggling around right now - time to love on him even more!

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