Some little known facts

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I always hate having to describe myself because I usually just list my roles in life and my accomplishments. I sometimes think I haven’t represented myself correctly on the Internet because, really, it all goes through the filter of ME.

So, here’s my About Me where you can read the roles.

But here’s some fun stuff because people who already know me are reading this too and I want to make it interesting for all

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I live at my church. We call it the compound. It’s crazy because the church sanctuary is right. below. my living room. Right below…as in the walls shake during youth group. The fun part is that some of our best friends also live here so we get this college dorm feeling, without the homework.

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My husband says I’m funniest on Fridays. I think it’s true too. This is most likely due to the fact that I know it’s the weekend and I tend to be less responsible. I get giddy with the idea of two whole days to be free. As a SAHM you’d think the weekends wouldn’t be that big of a deal for me. However the weekends mean that my husband’s home (and I love him!).

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I {love} stationary! When I was younger I would write letters to my cousin and never send them. I always dreamed about having a writing desk that opened up and had stacks of clean, crisp writing paper, fun pens, and sealing wax with a seal. A couple of years ago my husband partially made this dream come true by purchasing me the paper, sealing wax and seal for a present. But, unfortunately, no one writes real letters anymore. It’s all texts, email, Facebook, and Twitter — which I also love. So, if you have an unhealthy obsession with receiving letters in the mail (like me) let me know and I’ll be your pen pal.

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This blog is mainly full of myself, my family, and my God. I try to have more of my God than myself but I somehow find a way of slipping in to each post. Thankfully, so does He.

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Counting Down

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Time is running out!

These next few weeks are ones of major transition for our family.

They will include the end of a decade long pursuit of education, recognition and title. A goal that at times seemed out of reach, but which God has helped to bring to completion.

In just 19 days Josh will graduate from Life Pacific College.

When we began college we were single, naive and carefree. The completion finds us married, (hopefully) wiser and responsible for 3 (very soon-to-be 4) small people.

Which brings up the other transition.

In 48-ish days we will be welcoming another son into our family.

What was once 5 will become 6. What was once an office has become a bedroom. What was once meant for study and theology is now a place for play and make-believe.

There’s so much still to do in preparation for both of these events.

Papers to write, distance learning classes to complete, announcements to order.

Clothes to wash, sort & put away. A name to pick. Announcements to order.

Add to this list the normal daily chores, family and friends visiting from out-of-town and a handful of birthdays and we’ve got a crazy road ahead of us.

It’s all exciting though…and most of all it’s all in God’s hands.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

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Yeah for Grandparents!

We’ve been pretty lucky this year to have family come and visit fairly regularly.

A couple of weeks ago my Mom & Bob were able to come down and spend a few days with us before and after their cruise to Mexico. It was the first time Bob got to meet Ezra and the kids were really excited to have Grandpa there. Bob did a lot of reading books and watching Bugs Bunny, but he didn’t seem to mind.

It’s always hard when the family leave though, because the kids don’t quite get that they live in another state. So there’s about a week of, “When are your Grandmas going to come back?”

We had a great time visiting with them though and ate way too much food!

MarioKart

Eli would play MarioKart 24/7 if we let him. I thought that we’d have until he was a teenager to deal with this, but the video game obsession has struck young in our son.

We had friends visiting from out-of-town last week and Eli begged every one of them to play MarioKart with him. He’s really good! He was able to beat a number of our friends. It was so funny to see him go get the controller, turn on the game and then walk up to someone and hand them a steering wheel. Our friends had never agreed to play and he sometimes didn’t even ask; they were required to if they were sitting in the living room. Haha!

Thanks for humoring him, guys! You’ve made a best friend for life!