The light inside

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ready for Spring!

Let me start by saying that I have nothing to complain about. A lot of people here in Iowa lost power (and some still don't have it) on Saturday, but we were completely unscathed. I have a warm house, hot water, and lights!

But I have to be honest... I am ready for Spring!! We had 7 inches of snow here over the weekend. (Which caused us to miss Med School Prom, but I'll post about that later when I can upload the photos.) And before that we had about 3 weeks of high temps below freezing. Valentine's Day our high was 9. Tomorrow we are due to get another round of winter weather. We have a blizzard warning all day tomorrow. They are predicting at least 4 more inches of snow. Needless to say, this West Texas girl hasn't experienced a blizzard warning before. You would think this being my third winter here I would be more used to it, but somehow every year it surprises me one way or another. At least we're getting good use of our winter gear!

So, let me say thank you God that I am warm. And bring on spring!!!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Funny Girl

Justin's been really busy with school, and I don't dare try to post on my dial-up, so my apologies about the tardiness of my post.

I got the best Valentine's day present I've ever gotten this year. Justin and I don't usually do much for valentines, because his birthday is the next day, and it's just not that big of a deal to me. This year he gave me a project he has been working on for over a year. It was Justin's compilation of all of the funny stories of Elizabeth's life. Funny things that have happened, or things she has said. It was GREAT! The best part about it all, is that I had already forgotten some of these stories. Here is one of my favorites that had slipped my memory:

August, 2005
Elizabeth, being a gifted child, was potty trained (no thanks to us, she did it all herself), and has been potty trained since June. But, even being potty trained, she still had a few understandable accidents. Even with her accidents, however, we started to think that she was starting to have accidents on purpose, because she would say, “Potty, potty, potty,” grab herself and then give a little chuckle. We would rush her up the stairs and sure enough, she would have gone just a little bit in her panties. So we started to very gently (so as to not give her a complex about pottying) try to encourage her to tell us sooner because, “Big girls don’t potty in their panties.” Several months later, she had stopped having accidents. But one day Elizabeth had a bit of a relapse. As Allie carried Elizabeth upstairs to clean her up, Elizabeth said, “Oh fweety, tell us!” Apparently, she had heard that a few times.

Man she cracks me up, and she still does. Yesterday all day she sang "I'm a little Tea Pot, short and stout. Here is my window here is my spout." I never knew teapots had windows, but then again I'm not 3. Also this morning we were sitting in our living room, and she looked up at me and asked "Mama, why do we have to be quiet in libraries?" How many three year olds are concerned with the rules and reasoning's of the library days after they have been there?? What a goofball!

Saturday, February 10, 2007


I've become the blogger I didn't want to be. I haven't updated in almost a month. I have my doubts that many people actually read this, and might be sad. :)

We are all well. Caleb gets bigger everyday, and Elizabeth is funnier everyday. I am truly blessed to have two wonderful and beautiful kiddos. More on them later.

I have wondered since the day we moved here, what God's plan was for bringing me here . As we get closer to moving away I feel like I am beginning to get glimpses into the things He brought me here for. I hope I have been a faithful servant by doing what He needed. If I know you from here, I hope I have blessed your life with His light. And one day I want to look back on this (and every part of my life) and see just where God was leading me, how he was using me and how he was growing me to be more Christ-like.