Tuesday, May 25, 2010


ok so i stated a while back as goal for this upcoming new years to spend more time reading... however i have fallen off the wagon... but partially because the time i "thought" i would be able to read, during the boys naps, has quickly been shaken. Eli evidently believes he is "too big" to nap, which in part is a good thing because now he sleeps better at night, whereas before it would take ages to get him to fall asleep and he would often wake up between 2-5 for hours on end wide awake. pretty sure the sleeping disorders going on between our two families have been compounded in his little body. taking the nap away has helped immensely. all that to say is my reading time is very limited... and maybe because i would like to be a reader much more than i actually am a reader it might not be the first thing i choose to do after a busy day.

so i figured i would give myself some homework for the summer:

RADICAL by David Platt (my new favorite pastor)

ADOPTED FOR LIFE by Russel D Moore

i know for some of you avid readers this seems like a menial task but for me who its an effort to sit down and read im starting with two and if i make it then i will add to the list... but i dont want to get overwhelmed with too much

Friday, May 21, 2010


so what is this world coming to???

7 year olds performing VERY provocative dancing to Beyonce's hit song, Single Ladies. Not only do these little girls "dancing" make me puke, their "uniform" is right out of some langerie store. it's no wonder so many guys struggle with pornography if this is considered acceptable, not to mention that this is along the lines of kiddie porn. this confirms the tug in my heart to adopt little girls to keep them from sex trafficing or selling their bodies in order to eat.

one of my favoritest (yes i know, not a real word) singer and songwriters came out of the closet as of recent... what a hot topic. makes me sad. God has used her so much in my life and one of the things i love about her music is that she is raw, real, and open... yet clearly not necessarily as honest as i once thought.

another artist who is also a worship leader at a well renoun church has had an affair on his wife. my heart breaks for their family as they now face the reprocussions and aftermath of this shocking news. makes me realize just how much more i need to pray for my own marriage an those around me who are in leadership roles.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

next 5 minutes

Next Five Minutes from David Platt on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

searching searching searching...updated

for................................ plane tickets ............................. to africa .............kenya & uganda to be exact!

with both boys

with my husband

with my dear friend Christen

to visit my dear friends Rachel & Mandie

to visit my dearest older brother Solomon

to visit my friends from when i went to school in Kenya

to share the prettiest beach i have ever seen with my family

to love on orphans

to help educate women about infant mortality

to share my heart with my family

to rejuvenate my senses that miss every aspect of africa!

Friday, May 14, 2010

hasta luego

hasta luego = see you later


at least for now

its been over a week

much easier than i thought

i dont miss the drama

dont miss the wasted time

do miss seeing friends babies

and knowing how to pray for people

but for now this is for me

Thursday, May 13, 2010

40 cents

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a year ago today...


first kiss

first family photo

looking back at pictures from a year ago just amazes me and reminds me of the blessings and grace that the Lord has shown me and blessed me with a wonderful family. i cant imagine life without levi, but this time last year was the first day i met him face to face. he is so precious and sweet spirited.

birthday boy

its my birthday and i will cry if i want to

birthday breakfast: homemade buttermilk blueberry pancakes with fresh whipped cream... delicious!

this stuff is so yummy mama... thanks for not stressing about those raw eggs!

what? you gave it to me mama!

my little dr in the making... or more like mad scientist in this picture

i dont quite like this sugary sweet stuff! yuck

mama can you please clean my face and arms... its sticky!

mama loving on me... she likes to do this alot!

its my birthday, i can pick my nose if i want to!

precious blue eyed charmer!

Monday, May 10, 2010

licking the beaters

so some of you mama's are so ashamed that i would even dare allow my children to lick the batter off the beaters... you know there is something about raw eggs causing salmonella... if it means anything i get fresh eggs from chris' cousin and they are cage free, free range, organic, homemade, deliciously fresh! ok so basically my rule of thumb is im depriving my children of awesome childhood memories if i didnt allow them to lick the beaters! so here are the boys on their first birthdays... see they look nothing alike. side note... i actually like baking when they are not around as i LOVE eating the batter way more than the actual cake!