Just thought I'd let ya'll know we're expecting a new little "Cinna-bun" around September 2012. We plan on doing a home birth (again) this time at our home. So we hired a new home birth midwife and we think she's a great fit for our family. God has blessed us richly! Tristan will be 3, almost 3 1/2 so I think he'll enjoy being a big brother :) Here's praying for a smooth delivery and smooth adjustment to a family of 4. We know there will be challenges but God will not give us anything we can't handle.
For those of you who are on facebook as well, I'm on hiatus. You might see me on for a little while next month. Who knows. Need to focus on other things right now!
Hope you all are doing well =)
When Jesus comes....
what's the first thing you would say to Him?
I haven't updated since last year. That's pretty bad.
Tomorrow begins the first day of the Women's Retreat on Beauty! I will be leaving my son with his Daddy for 2 nights and 2 1/2 days. It'll be the first time I'll be sleeping apart from him since he was born! It might be weird...or it might not...? He's practically weaned, aside from a pit stop here and there throughout the day =p I wrote up a long list of "things to remember" for Daddy on duty. So we'll see how it goes! I'm sure Daddy will be watching alot of "Choo-Choo" (as Tristan so fondly calls Thomas the Train) these next few days. Poor guy. lol. I'm sure these obsessions pass with time.
What was your childhood obsession?
Hope you all are well and growing in the Lord
Isn't it ironic how Thanksgiving (i.e. the day on which we are to "give thanks" and be content with what we have) is immediately proceeded by Black Friday, a day on which companies are shoveling out the "gotta have it" commercialism by the bucket loads? Funny. I guess it just goes to show that people can only be content for just so long (24 hrs.) before they release themselves into the wild month-long frenzy of Christmas sales shopping.
Personally, I think T-day deserves more credit than the public gives it. However, seeing how Christmas is over-commercialized, maybe I would be rather content to just see Thanksgiving left alone and overlooked.
As I step off my soap box.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, we had a lovely time in Colorado with the family. Jaden and Tristan might both have a future in hip-hop dance. They got such a kick out of turning on every musical toy in the room and parading around like little rap artists and music conductors. It was very amusing to see.
The weather was cold but it felt very Thanksgiving-y...so no complaints here. We broiled hickory smoked turkey legs with all the traditional sides. It came out yummy! Then we watched "Blind Side" and fell asleep on the couch, courtesy of the tryptophane. Overall it was a very relaxing vacation! No rush to go and do a bunch of touristy trap things. We just spent time together doing every day stuff like grocery shopping, walks around the neighborhood, ice skating, games, cooking, bible studies, movies etc. etc. Oh I did go skeet (sp?) shooting for the first time ever. Up until last Friday I have never shot a rifle before. It was neat, but I think I prefer handguns. It's Tuesday and I'm just starting to feel the bruise that rifle left on my shoulder. lol.
Tonight we watched Beauty and the Beast on Blu-Ray and it was amazing. It is, by far, my favorite classic Disney movie of all time. I still get goosebumps watching Belle descend the staircase in her yellow dress during the ballroom scene. Aah...I remember I always wanted a dress like that. And at the end, when the beast turned human...I remember thinking, "Wow...he should've just stayed a beast. He was much cuter before." lol. good times.
What's your favorite classic Disney movie?
Well, off to bed. Ya'll stay warm, keeping reading your Bibles and drink some hot cocoa!
...for an update!
The Bible study I was having with my friend is now over. La fin. She saw that we were not on the same page, in regard to what is acceptable worship to God. Out of all the scriptures we read on singing to the Lord with our hearts and our mouths, she still wanted to cling to musical instruments as an acceptable form of worship. I still wanted to continue studying on a different topic but she didn't feel comfortable doing that. So, I've just been praying that God will soften her heart to seeing His Word for what it really says and not just what she thinks. Goodness knows, I've been learning that too.
After much study and prayer, I've realized that I can't put worship in a context box. Meaning, there is no difference between singing to the Lord in church without musical instruments as it is singing to the Lord in my car while I'm listening to instrumental "worship" songs. It's all worship in God's eyes. So I need to worship Him in song with only my voice and heart, no matter where I am. There isn't a context on prayer because He tells us "to pray without ceasing", therefore I can't put a context on singing in worship to Him. That's just something I've been convicted upon.I understand others feel differently. Initially it was hard to give up my christian "worship" songs because they've been such a big part of my life, but now I just want to be pleasing to God. Let's hope I'm on the right track...
On a positive note, I did just recently start up a Bible study with a long-time friend of mine who has had a roller coaster relationship with Christ. We had our first study was this morning on "Fulfillment in God" and I think I learned more than her. She's got some really deep insight into God's Word and she seems eager to continue. So...Yay!
We are leaving for CO on the 19th, Lord Willing. Very excited. I'm looking forward to seeing my brother, my sister-in-law and adorable little nephew. My camera is going to be the first thing packed =)
It's finally getting colder here in the desert land because I now have to wear socks to bed. pathetic, huh? 60-70 degrees outside and my feet are freezing. I know all you eastern snow birds are laughing at me, but that's OK. I'm not ashamed.
Please keep her and her husband
in your prayers!