Monday, March 30, 2009

Joel's Birthday

Today I am making treats for my husband Joel, to celebrate his birthday. I have cupcakes cooling on the counter for his track throwers. I made peppermint icecream cake for Men at Worship. I made one batch of bars last night for the teacher's lounge and have one more batch to make today sometime. Tomorrow morning I am making plunkit for the girls track team. It is some work, but I really don't mind at all. I feel like I do so little to really help and support the things that he does, that I like to do things like this. It makes me feel a part of what he is doing. I am so grateful for Joel and feel blessed to be his wife. We were able to go out Saturday night and went for dinner at the Blue Mountain. We had fun together. I do not take for granted to time we get together and the fact that we enjoy each other. I know that sometimes he feels last in line, competing for my attention amidst the demands of four loud children! I keep praying that I can show him in meaningful ways that he is the love of my life.


Saturday, March 28, 2009


It is 2am. I am on the computer instead of asleep. My 9 month old daughter cannot figure out how to sleep through the night for more than 2 nights in a row. I didn't realize how precious sleep is. It affects my whole day. I have to fight to have the energy to do anything. All I want is to sleep all night long. I don't know what else to do for her. Lord, help her sleep.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Simeon's thoughts

Yesterday Simeon was sitting by me on the chair while I was feeding Evelyn. He had a book on his lap and Ezra was bugging him to play football with him. Normally, Simeon would be all about that, but today for some reason, he didn't want to. So, he told his brother, "No Ezra. . .the Bible says I can not play football." Where's the reference for that one? :-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Beginning

I have finally decided to start a blog. I really want a space to remember what is happening in my family - from the things my children say, to what our daily life looks like, to what I am pondering at the moment. I don't want to forget these precious, busy, sometimes really hard days and I think this is a quick easy way for me to put a few thoughts here and there. So, as Mary pondered all these things up in her heart, I give this space to ponder what God is doing and to remembering what He has done. May He be glorified above all else.