Some random facts…

December 31, 2007 at 3:03 am | Posted in Random | 8 Comments

* I have been loving the newest Nelly Furtado album. Love her. Sometimes when I am in my car alone I pretend I have a microphone and that I am Nelly and sing really loud and put out some awesome dance moves! My favorite song is “Say it right.”
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* I just bought a northface fleece/small jacket thing (with Christmas money- thanks mom!) and I think I could wear it everyday of my life- I just might!

* I am about to majorly downsize my closet. I am hoping to cut it in half. I waste way to much of my time trying to find something to wear! I want to simplify!

* My mom bought me this statue thing of 2 parents and a baby (supposed to be August and us- I love it!!) and I was trying to figure out how it goes together and I just broke the dude’s arm off. Sorry mom! I hid it well though- anybody got any superglue?

* I have the 2 half gallons that the Ivey’s brought over the other night of disgusting egg nog sitting in my sink. I put them there and forgot about them and now they are spoiled!

* I was laughing to myself this morning when Steven left because he was wearing a black/gray scarf, black tshirt, black hoodie, NAVY BLUE pants, brown/white belt, black socks and gray shoes on!! Does anybody see anything wrong with this picture? Oh lets not forget the black beanie on his head! I can’t believe he mixes these colors and gets away with them! I really think that the guys need to have an intervention talk with him.

* Steven won’t let me take the Christmas tree down until he gets home. I am fine with this but I plugged it in and the lights won’t work. I don’t think I ever got ready for Christmas this year.

* We have SO MUCH leftover food in our fridge from this Christmas. My pantry and fridge have never been so packed and its all going bad day by day. I am excited about the package of oreo’s I found up there hiding!

* My tags expire Tuesday. Do I have time to get them renewed? No. Ohh Steven…

*I bought a book from Target today- “Knitting for Dummies.” Can’t wait to read it! Maybe I could have a career at knitting after I read this book.

*My house is a wreck. I will clean tomorrow.

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My mind is spinning…

December 31, 2007 at 12:10 am | Posted in adopting august, adoption, Life, Thoughts on God, Updates | 5 Comments

I can tell God is doing some MAJOR work on me here lately. Jamie over at dreamingbigdreams.wordpress.com (I have to do that because Steven won’t show me how to do it the cool way!) posted the words of one of Spur’s songs that will always be such a song of surrender for me. We went to Chattanooga with the guys this weekend and this song gets me everytime. It makes me stop and surrender.

My mind is spinning with adoption, life, money, being a mom, work and anything else you could throw in there. I had a cool convo this week and it reminded me of what life is all about. For the last couple of months I have been looking for ways to make a difference in this world with my life. I have been caught up dreaming of ways that could be momumental in other’s lives and show them of the love that has changed me. I have dreamed SO MUCH about our family. I have dreamed of kids that I long to bring into our family and give them a home. This touches a very precious part of my heart.

I have done nothing but think for about a month now (hence no blogging- not on purpose but I feel like I can’t even touch what all is spinning through my head.) I have so many questions. I feel like my life question right now is “well how is this going to work?” I know my faith is there but my patience is lacking. I feel like we are at a stand still with our adoption and have to wait a while until we get more of our debt out of the way so that I can stay home and this is where I feel God working on me the most. I know He has access to money- I know how big He is but I feel Him making me wait. I have been the kid in the corner sitting in timeout watching her friends play and wanting SO BAD to be out of her chair but its not time to get up yet! So here is what I have come to:

Good grief we try to do good things. We try to make an impact. We run around trying to figure out our lives and I don’t know that we should be spending any time “figuring out our lives.” I have been driving myself crazy going around and around and I don’t know if I am supposed to being doing that. I want to do big things but I can’t miss the small things today!! I am trying to rest and go along for the ride and see where it takes us but my nature can’t do it! Its so hard for me. This is where I feel him working. Was I even created to figure out what comes next? What am I created for? What am I to be doing daily? I feel like over and over the answers scream LOVE to me. I have been asking all of these questions and the only answer I ever get through my convo’s with God is LOVE. Over and over and over. So in order to keep me from pulling out my hair I am focussing my life on the word LOVE. I decided to just go with it. I might even get it tatooed on me so that I never forget it. I am trying to love every person I come in contact with everyday in some way. It is a challenge. It keeps me focussed on today. It is refining me like crazy. It has made me not question as much but gives me something to do. Perhaps all that I am supposed to do. So I am confessing that I am trying… I am trying not to figure out how things will fall into place. I am trying not to figure out money. I am trying to leave it alone- keep working hard with what we have and to focus on LOVE each day. So I will have to let you know how I do this week. This is my goal- to work out this week and to LOVE!!

we’ve got shirts!

December 13, 2007 at 6:44 am | Posted in adoption | 3 Comments

many of you have been asking us when we would be getting our shirts, and we’re glad to say they’re here! please click the link below to go to our shirts page and order yours today.
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My first taste of Christmas

December 2, 2007 at 3:50 am | Posted in adoption, Christmas, Family, Life | 5 Comments

Well I was REALLY missing my baby tonight while he is in Austin and my wonderful parents came to the rescue!! I love my nights out with my parents. I don’t know what I would do without them. We went and grabbed Pei Wei and headed over to the Avenue. It was great walking around with both of them at different times. I love my different relationships that I have with my mom and dad. I love how much God blended their personalities and how I am a little like both of them. I am so very very thankful for their support and prayers as we walk through life all together. They have been wonderful about adoption and I know its not the norm but I know how much they are really trying to meet us where we are and I am so grateful for that. I love our talks and their encouragment.

While we were walking around I realized I have been out of the whole “Christmas” season so far. Yes I know its only been like a week but still. I am just soooo not in the Christmas spirit this season. Maybe it is good for me to remember the fact that it is a time we celebrate God sending His son that saved humanity to this earth. I hate that that part of Christmas is so over looked. I have not put ONE thought to Christmas gifts this year. Maybe I will make all of them. That sounds so fun to me 🙂

I don’t mean to be a downer but I just can’t stand all this hype. This one lady tonight was in this store and I was overhearing her talk about all the candles she was buying ($25 a candle) to put all over her house. They were all Christmas scents and she was very loudly talking about all the rooms in her house she needed these candles in. One of them was a certain color and she was saying that it would look great on top of her granite counter tops. I bet she spent like $150 on candles. I know I know that was so mean for me to vent about but I have a point.

I know that some people get tired of hearing how poor other parts of the world are and how the homeless could really use our help but I think it is healthy for us always to be aware of the needs of others. I know that I can get so caught up in my own self centered world and not see needs right in front of my face. I guess I would just like to encourage people to maybe not spend as much on gifts this year and maybe think about taking part of that money and doing something to bless someone with a NEED. Like a real need. Whether it be someone at work who needs help with groceries, a homeless man walking down the street, the children that Compassion International has to sponser or maybe a neighbor who can’t buy anything for her kids this Christmas. There are needs EVERYWHERE. If you are not around needs then maybe you need to get out more!! Maybe some of you would even think about being a child’s forever family and adopting them into your own home. I know that there is a major need for several families at Bethany Christian Services right now. They sent out an email this week! Maybe you could send them some gift cards to help out some of the sweet girls who walk into that office as mommies faced with a tough decision. There are needs everywhere all of the time. Not just at Christmas. Steven and I are working on this being the habit of our life. When we see a need we try our best to meet it.

I LOVE buying gifts for my friends and family. Really I do. I really like the idea of doing meaningful gifts this year. Gifts that I make or a gift that somebody couldn’t just run out and buy for themselves. I am trying to not be such a downer. My Christmas tree is still sitting in my attic and I honestly don’t know if it will come down this year. Its so big. Maybe something small. I just want to use this commercial holiday to make a difference in people’s lives!

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