Tuesday, May 4, 2010

 I have a case of the randoms today

Enjoying some amazingly beautiful spring days here. Really, really take-a-deep-breath-outside-and-feel-like-you-could-burst-into-song beautiful. It's going to get cold this weekend, so we are just soaking all this beauty in as much as we can now!

Just finished my third blog design. I did this one for my friend Kristy and think it turned out really fun! You can check it out here.

Last Thursday I started an in depth study of Ruth. On Sunday our pastor started preaching on Ruth. Today my sister and I talked on the phone and she began telling me all she was learning in her study of... Ruth. Thinking God might be trying to tell me something... from the book of Ruth.

Realized as I began to dig deeply into God's word how hungry I was for it and how soul neglectful I have been lately.

 Enjoyed our first family date at the zoo on Friday. It was baby Kai's first time and his eyes were huge and full of awe the entire time.

Was sad that I forgot to put my memory card back into my camera after downloading pictures - thus have no pictures of Kai's first trip to the zoo. (I know - {gasp} {gasp})

 Loved having our college kids over Saturday evening. It's fun to have little kids and college kids. Dave has two student employees each year and we enjoy making meals for them and hanging out with them. Our boys always go crazy over them too - and this year they have formed especially close attachments.

Have been honored by a nomination for a blog award with a monetary prize. The other nominees are phenomenal bloggers - and if nothing else I am just all smiley to have my blog title listed next to theirs. There are five different categories and the one I have been nominated in is "awesomest inspirational blog". The end result is determined by voting - and if you wish you may vote here. Do I feel like I have the "awesomest inspirational blog"? Um...no. Is it fun to have been nominated? It is. One of my favorite blog writers, Katie @ The Baby Factory, has been nominated in the awesomest parenting blog and awesomest overall blog. She is doing great in the polls (last I checked she was wining on the awesomest parenting blog!!)- be sure to give her a vote too! It's really quick and easy to do.

The song playing right now is a current fav of mine. It is me. I almost didn't like it the first time I heard it because of  how much I could relate to it. That doesn't make alot of sense - but if you can relate to the words of this song, you will get it with out explanation (I am going to put the lyrics at the bottom of this post). I now listen to it often and God is using it. Quite alot.

Have realized that many of the computer issues I have been having seem to be Internet Explorer vs Firefox issues. And surprisingly I am leaning towards going back to Internet Explorer as all of my glitches are happening while using Firefox.

Fitting into clothes I haven't fit into in a long time. It's nice.

Been sitting down with calendar in hand and planning our summer. It is shaping up to be busy - but we are also trying to be very conscious of our family and our marriage. We have had some weeks in the past couple of months that have been just too busy. No way around it - it was too much! In recognition of this we are striving to protect at least a part of our weekends and never have our time spread so thin that our family suffers.

Have been so moved lately by this really great thing called grace. It's crazy good and I am so undeserving. - But that is what it is all about. Crazy. Good.

Been thinking alot about this weekend - specifically Sunday. It seems that every year I am impressed more and more with how blessed I was growing up with such a dedicated, loving, and Godly mother! She continues to be a great blessing in my life!

And now the kidlets are going down for their afternoon naps and I must feed my soul.

Lyrics | Tenth Avenue North lyrics - Healing Begins lyrics


Amy@My Front Porch said...

I'm fitting into clothes I haven't fit into in a long time too...maternity clothes, that is ;)

Excited to hear what you're learning in Ruth!

Kristin said...

Ok, seriously. Design a blog for me. K? Thanks. See you Thursday.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Totally voted for you, girl! I think you absolutely deserve it. Do you know if we can vote more than once?