Monday, November 27, 2006

"...He learned obedience from what he suffered, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him."- Hebrews 5:8-9

The strings of sin pull at my heart,and for some reason I follow.
Why can I not hold on to Christ's handsthat surround my heart?
There is hope!
But lest us not forget, atonement.
On a cross he bled and died, re-paid our debt,faced wrath of God our Savior!
Our Jesus made it feasible for a holyGod to be propitious, our scapegoat even though we are ugly, horrid, guilty sinners.
Oh, how great our Savior is,
so draw near to him and let him take a hold of your heart,
and though we will falter
as Satan pulls sins strings,
bring yourself back on hands and knees,
to be forgiven and wrapped in Christs arms again.
Live a real, vital, dynamic melding with our Lord that is not abstract but true!
originally written:October 3, 2005

Monday, November 20, 2006

Evan & Mom

recommendation monday: Mrs. Meyers

Who knew cleaning could be so much fun? With Mrs. Meyers cleaning products it can be! While this product is hard to find sometimes (our Target stopped selling it!) it is well worth the searh. I can only say I have used the dishwasher soap and hand soap, but I love them both! My personal favorite scent is Lemon Verbena, but I know they all smell good! It just makes household duties a little more fun when the products you are using smell sooooo good !

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Buying a home over the internet?

Maybe you think we are crazy and maybe we are, but we are considering it. We had friends of ours go and check out the home so we are not completely blind going into this. The thing is we have not had time to go and house hunt like we thought we would. We are moving just after Christmas, and by the time we would have time to go it will be like mid-December. We both love this home we found. It is on a dead-end street, it has a fenced in backyard, it has wood floors (a must for me!), and the master bath is awesome! Not only does it have a whirlpool tub it has a two-person shower. Justins dream come true. Two showerheads to use at once...what could be better. For a man who spends no less than a half hour in the shower this is a beautiful thing. So, this week we are hopefully going to make an offical offer, and we shall see. It is all still up in the air, but I thought I would give an update.
Plus, that awesome tree in the picture...would be ours! I have two boys...need I say more?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Free Documentry to check out!

If you have time (or continually hit pause like I did and came back to it) you should check out this really interesting documentry put out by the BBC. It is called Control Room (about 1.5 hrs.) and is about the war and the news network Al Jazeera. Here is the link.

three months

It amazes me how much this boy smiles...he can always make my day just that much brighter!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


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Shameless tears

"If this story leaves you cold, I don't think I can help you."- my cousin Jeff Heidkamp

Check out the story here.

oh yeah! a fattys update!

Alright so I am not going to lose 18 lbs. by was a bit much for me to hope for.
So my cousin (also working to lose the baby weight) had a goal of losing 10 lbs. by December 10 and I am shooting for 15 by Thanksgiving.
I have lost 8 lbs. since I started three weeks ago. I am pretty proud of myself so far, I lost 4 the first week, 3 the second and 1 last week. They say it gets harder as you get closer to the goal. I am proud to say I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight but let me tell body not so much the same even more different than from my first pregnancy. Ah well such is life
. I will never wear a bikini again...okay so I never wore one to begin with since I have swam competitively since like 5th grade and have always worn competitive suits but I am not big on the bikini thing anyway...a little too much nakedness for me. Anyway thanks for all the encouragement...and telling me I look know who you are. I appreciate it, even though I know my face will always be as round as a basketball! :)

ps- what is up with my hair? I have got to do something about that!