Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mobile? Yes please

It's about time!!!! Someone has finally created an app for Blogger!!!! Yay, now I can blog on the go instead of writing in my notes app and posting later.

So this is basically just a trial run to see what it looks like and how efficient the app is!

Welcome to the 21st Century Blogger

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cliché Prayer Life

"Do not pray for easy lives, 
Pray to be stronger.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers,
Pray for powers equal to your task."
--Phillips Brooks

Prayer has been on my mind a lot lately. Up until about 2-3 months ago I found myself praying the "You know whats on my heart God" prayer-so cliché no? Yes, God does know what is on my heart...but how cold and impersonal is that type of prayer! Not only do I feel like its impersonal...but in a way its like saying "God I don't really have time to talk to you, but I know I should, so I'll just say You know...that thing I'm dealing with...HELP!"

When I was in high school, my bible teacher had all of us keep a prayer journal. It was a class requirement!!!! At the time I thought it was completely're going to grade me on prayer!?! But now, looking back, I cannot thank him enough! Granted, the majority of my prayers were about my current boyfriend, or drama at school-really petty stuff. But at the same time it taught me to express my thoughts, feelings, and emotions to God instead of just assuming He knew it!

After realizing and being convicted about how vague and impersonal my prayer life had become, I decided something had to change. At first I started just really telling God everything...and somewhere in the process I was reminded of my old prayer journals. When I moved out of my parents they boxed up all my stuff for me and brought it down to me when we moved in to our house. Well I figured my old prayer journals would be in the boxes...but I can't find it!! Makes me sad because I would like to go back and read about different life events and different prayer styles that I had throughout high school.

All of the above is to say I have started journalling my prayers again! And let me tell you I LOVE IT!!! I totally look forward to it! Sometimes they are just short simple prayers...and other times (like the other night) they are 2 pages worth!!! A big reason why I started blogging again was to be able to express myself and get things off my mind through writing it out. Well, lets face it...sometimes there are just things that cannot be publicized but you feel the need to vent, express, and flat out ramble about!! Journalling and telling God about it has been a HUGE release for me. I totally encourage you to take up Prayer has made a huge difference in my walk with Him and I look forward to re-reading it someday to see how God worked in and through my life.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Catch up and Ketchup!

"If evolution is really true, how come Mother's only have two hands?"
--Milton Berle

Ok so obviously I have not updated my blog in FOREVER!!! So sorry about that, but things have been quite busy/new/hectic/fun/overwhelming/ just to name a few!

Anyways, we are all adjusting quite well to the new lifestyle change. My last blog post was about the decision to quit my job and the overwhelmingness-is that a word?-that all of that involved! I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions we have ever made! I found a part time job, if you want to call it part time...I clean office buildings in the evenings 3 days a week. I currently have 3 accounts; A real estate office that I clean on Mondays; a bank that I clean MWF; and a KinderCare facility that I clean MWF! It took a while to adjust to the time frame...but now that I've been doing this for a little over 2 months I have it down pretty good. Mondays take the longest obviously since I do all 3 accounts..but even at that the longest I'm out is from about 4-8:30! Not too shabby! :) I am very grateful for the income this job provides, however, I look forward to the day my income will no longer be necessary! :)

Now that the "catch up" has been updated, on to more exciting things! lol

Being able to spend all day with Wesley has been such a privilege that I am SO grateful for! It has been fun watching him learn and grow and watching him discover new things. The end of our summer was spent going to parks and water features around town. He is OBSESSED with water. One day I was sitting at the computer going through emails when I heard water splashing. Thought to myself, "hmmm I know the dogs water bowl is up, how can he be splashing in water?" Got up to see what he was getting in to...turns out a glass of water had been left on the end table from the night before and he was sitting on the couch with the cup between his legs HAND INSIDE THE GLASS splashing in it!!! hahaha welcome to being a stay at home mom I told myself! 

One thing that I was excited about being home for was watching him go through the Milestones-and the mini Milestones as well. About a week ago, Wesley decided 'I don't want to eat anything while I'm sitting in my highchair!' So just out of curiosity I put him in one of our kitchen table chairs, that he ALWAYS wants to climb in to, to see if he would eat! Sure enough he ate EVERYTHING...even though it wasn't covered in ketchup lol! So...with that said, last night I purchased a booster seat for him as well as a big boy sippy cup! He has 2 sippy cups, the straw kind as well as the regular water bottle type! Well they both leak and I was tired of cleaning water spots off the couches! So far he's doing pretty good with the new cup...took him awhile to realize he had to suck pretty hard to get the water out, unlike the water bottle type where it just pours out! 
He decided his hat was necessary while eating dinner haha

All of this to say...after I put him to bed last night it hit me....HE'S GROWING TOO FAST!!!!! I know its cliche but its so true...time flies!!!! But I am loving this new stage in his life where he's learning words and learning how to express himself...haha and I'm learning how to understand his new found "language"! 

Thank you to all of you who prayed for us during the transition...they were definitely felt and appreciated!