Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer, come on already! :)

I keep getting excited that we're out of our winter/spring thing that we've been in for so long... but then it gets cold and foggy like it was yesterday and I think we're back where we started. :)

Finally today, I'm feeling like a functioning human being after having strep for 5 days. And it's nice outside!!! My hubby's folks live nearby in a neighborhood with a pool... Let's go boys! (But they're napping... and that's a good thing.)

Now I'm just hoping that it stays warm and sunny long enough this season for my garden to start growing. It still looks pretty puny and it's almost June. :)

Other stuff: We've talked for YEARS (my poor hubby) about getting a dog. First it was, "Well, we're in an apartment, wait until we get a house with a yard." Then it was "Well, we have a house, but we're probably going to move overseas." Then it was "Well, we moved back from overseas, into an apartment." Then it was "Well, we moved back into our house, but now we have a 7 month old and I'm not ready for another 'baby'." Then we actually had another baby. Now.
Hmm. My baby is almost 2.
We're still in this house with a nice big backyard.
And (drumroll please)...

My hubby and 2 boys are allergic to dogs.


The latest update to the 'fam with no dog' saga is this. I had previously 'priced' labradoodles or goldendoodles online. We're talking $$$$. $2-3000 dollars! Yikes. So much for saving for adoption or paying down the mortgage...

But today, hubby emailed me a link to a labradoodle that needs adopting. He's trained, supposedly plays well with others, and only costs $450 with shots and all.

What will happen with this tidbit of information. Jesus. It is purely in your hands.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Swimming last weekend in Silverthorne

This is not the most glamorous shot of me,but it's so cute of the boys that I wanted to post it. It's so rare that they both smile at the same time for the camera... :) We had a blast! They have 2 water slides and a kids pool that varies from 1 1/2 feet to 3 feet deep. It was perfect.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I put my hubby on the internet... hope that's ok.

Here's the link to the HGTV room re-do contest I just entered... Hope we win and we can get a fun project for a week and something cool done to my living room. It's just me and thousands of other people hoping for the same thing... I guess the odds are better than Powerball. Considerably better since I don't buy Powerball tickets... :)

Click here to see the submission. Oops- they changed the website- so the link doesn't work anymore... It was on page 47 or so in the gallery. called "jacobs in toyland."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The fam outside by the crab apple tree in bloom.
But Mama, I don't want to pose! Now, here's the pose I was hoping for! :)
Dinosaur Resouce Center in Woodland Park.
My cutie digging for Dino bones.

Monday, May 12, 2008

What does it mean?

I've been thinking today, about how much I've learned about Type 1 Diabetes in the last three months. And how, at the same time, I don't want to do this. I'm not in denial about the disease and how we can manage it and help him to have a wonderful life... But I will admit that I'm having a hard time grasping the idea that we need to embrace it to move forward.

While I pray, I feel that God is saying "I want to heal him too." And that makes me weep all the more. If I want him healed, he wants to be healed, and God wants him healed, what is next? Healing? OK! Let's do it God! And I wait...

I'm also struggling with the idea of what Diabetes means for our family's purpose of doing missions. I know that there are many ways to be involved stateside, but we envisioned that we would be moving back overseas again... and thought that's what God had for us, and so now we're looking at the future differently...

Jesus, do your will, and don't let me get in the way. That's the best way I can think to pray over it all right now...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sold my first car...

Thank you Jesus, we sold it!

Well, we sold the Accord last week. I'm a little sad, but I know it was the right decision for the family. It gets us that much closer to adoption, and to a possible move to live closer to Steve's office.
Thank you Jesus. Hope it runs well and is as faithful to the new owner as it was to us. :)