Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September 26th- 26 pounds lost!

I don't know if I have a good picture of my new '26 pounds lighter self'- but i'm only 4 pounds from my goal! I just need the motivation/drive to get those last 4 pounds off!

yippee again!

Fishing with Dad...

My 3 year old holds his first fish! How slimy and exciting!
Proud moment for a father: Fishing with your son. I know my husband is just about bursting at the seams to be experiencing these things with his boys. Thank God we live in Colorado! :)

Could my kids be any cuter in their little life vests? :)

The Spirit of Adoption

I have been focused lately on the earthly thought of adoption and the corresponding thought about God's spirit of adoption...

In light of earthly adoption, I have been thinking a lot about it for the last month (a resurfacing of something that I've thought about off and on for the last 15 years or so...). But this instance is interesting to me, because I'm finally in the place that I've always considered 'the ideal time to adopt'... and it's really challenging me. It challenges me to trust God beyond my external circumstances (financial, preparedness, etc.), it challenges me now that I have two children-- to pray and believe that I can 'adopt' and love another child EXACTLY as my own.

God is such an inspiration in this... He took a scraggly bunch of people, gathered him under His wings, and brought us in, as His own, with unending Love, even when a lot of them didn't love him back... Can I do that?
no... not in my own strength or power at least.

So, I pray that God would begin to work this in me, this supernatural ability to 'adopt'- and prepare me to walk that path, in every way that I need to be ready.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Is it September Already?

Oh... look, it's September! Can you tell blogging has been far from my list of priorities lately!?

Well, I just read my husband's updated blog and felt like I should probably update the teeming masses who read my posts... oh wait, it's just my husband and anyone who might accidentally stumble on it... :)

Kinda proud of this triceratops cake... don't have much by way of supplies, but I do have imagination...