Sunday, March 18, 2007

Trying again to post pictures...

I can not for the life of me remember how I did this before lol. Nice eh?! Anyway, here are those beautiful (read with sarcasm) shots of me and my gals...

does anyone know if I can go back in and edit/add too my blog after I've uploaded it?
Where to start?

I was freaking out last week because I'd signed up to go on a women's retreat with our new church. As the day got nearer, I found myself feeling all those high school, teen aged feelings again. "What if no one talks to me? What if I don't like them." Or more importantly, "what if they don't like me?" "What if it sucks and I'm stuck there?" Mostly I was just worried about no one liking me. VERY much like high school for me lol. Shows how mature I really am, eh?!

Well, it was wonderful! I left with new friends. Not just acquaintances, but honest to goodness friends. We laughed, cried and prayed together. I also left feeling challenged to live my life in a more deliberate way. What does it really mean to be a Christian wife, mother, friend in 2007?! And encouraged in my faith. God is bigger than all these petty little challenges that come my way. He's never asked me to even do anything really hard, not really.

Oh and I laughed until my tummy hurt. Here is a group of us at the "What not to wear ball" We all got dressed up in our finest...

I went '80's, others dug the prom dress out, while still others found truely disgusting combos of just what NOT to wear (Debbie we're all looking at you!).
Here's the whole team. We didn't win but we had a blast on the journey!

All I can say is that, "God is good." I was hoping for an okay time and I had a wonderful time:)

I came home to a houseful of people and kids and life resumed full force right away. It's so good to have some regrouping and refreshing time! It made the rest of the week much easier to manage.

The rest of the week flew by in a blur. I had extra kids staying here, a couple of groups of people over and a birthday celebration. Here we are back at Sunday and I'm having a moment, thinking of the week to come...

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday thoughts... it Thursday again already?! Where does the week go?
We are all happy (mostly) and healthy.

I've had a bunch of thoughts, ideas prayers going around in my head this week so forgive me if I'm even more disjointed than usual.

Littlest girl-y is hungry, again! I swear this kid has a stomach the size of a thumbtack, or she asks for food when she bored (read: tv goes off).

We got SNOW! Again. Last year when we lived in Calgary, this would not have been even notable, this year, in Langley, it's a bit weird. I'm so cold and anyone who knows me knows I'm a serious whiner about the cold.

I've been thinking a lot about what kind of parent I am. Does this every plague anyone else? What will my kids remember about me? Do I spend enough real time/energy on them? Am I kind? Do I yell to much (I already know the answer is yes - yikes!) We have been studying women in the Bible at my Wednesday am bible study and I'm starting to feel some conviction. My life does not alway reflect God's love especially not to the people I love the most. I'm so inconsistent sometimes it kills me.

The weight is coming off soooooo slllloooooooowwwwwwwwlllllllyyyy. I'm a bit frustrated by it! Kev says he sees a difference though and my pants are way loser - yah! New clothes shopping in spring! I ate a pbj for lunch and it made me feel like I weigh 600lbs. Silly but true. Why is weight/looks such a big deal for women in our culture. We get so much positive attention for weight loss and outward beauty. It's not eternal...I am hoping to learn perseverance through all of this. I really suck at that OH and patience too- yikes!

I should sign off. My house looks like a small bomb (well 4 small bombs actually) exploded and I need to shower and get ready to go out.

God Bless on this winter, but almost spring day:)