Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Prayer

Today started with me actually getting up before Noah. I ate breakfast and showered...all by myself without anyone opening the bathroom door and visiting me while showering leaving the bathroom cold, or even opening the shower curtain to just say hi. It was like being at a spa. So this is what it feels like to shower by oneself.

Dave came home from his overnight shift...we chatted for a few minutes. After Noah woke up, he started carrying around the book that Dave had made for of course Dave had to read it to him before heading to bed.

Now, I am just finishing getting ready for the day and will maybe start picking up (what I do every hour of every day it feels like). I am going through a faze where I hate clutter. Eventually, the futility of this faze will hit and I will sit in clutter and kids toys once again. But, for the immediate future I am determined to stay on top of it.

Heather Martin will be coming over for lunch around 11ish. Then I head for Champaign this afternoon to meet with my friend Melinda for some intense prayer time concerning my spiritual well-being the last month or so. It's time for this to reach some sort of head. So, if you're thinking of me this afternoon (and why wouldn't you be? :-) ) Say a prayer that God really meets Melinda and I in a powerful way tonight. Pray that I am willing to "go the distance" to fully submitting myself to God again...for I feel that is part of the key. I'm tired of swimming in the muck and need some fresh faith in my life.

Thanks my blogging friends. I appreciate it!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

My day (in bullets)

  • Chatted with Sara P. this morning while she was on her way to work.
  • Received phone call from Becky C.: Yes, I can watch Caed for her today while she teaches.
  • Had playdate at my house for 2 hours with my neighbor.
  • Becky dropped off Caed (who slept the entire time minus about 15 minutes at the end).
  • My neighbor left, Noah went down, (picked up, swept/mopped the kitchen floor) Caed woke up around 12:15.
  • Jonelly was having car problems-but I couldn't get to her because I didn't have an extra carseat for Caed.
  • Jonelly's car gets fixed...she offers to come over for a bit.
  • Meanwhile, I am feeding Caed-Jonelly comes over. Chester goes crazy and barks and scares the snot out of poor Caed who cried inconsolably until his mom came home 10 minutes later.
  • Noah wakes up early from his nap from all the hubbub.
  • I got the offer to have lunch with Becky and Jonelly, but I was a little pooped afterwards, so I declined (they were really understanding).
  • Attempts #2 and #3 fail to get Noah back to sleep. I gave up.
  • Did 3 loads of laundry, folded, and put away clothes.
  • Ironed ~10 of Dave's dress shirts.
  • Cooked a well-balanced meal (chicken, noodles, and peas)
  • Ran to Meijer to get more eggs to make cupcakes for tonight.
  • Cupcakes are currently in the oven.
  • Noah is bathed and closing in on bedtime (I hope!)

As an aside...I am normally not this domestic. For instance, I haven't ironed in...well a really long time...and making meals for my picky men is not always fun, so I sometimes get lazy. Today, was just a busy I decided to keep staying busy before I completely crash this evening and give in to my guilty pleasure of watching a little Grey's Anatomy and settling in for some "mommy quiet time".

However, I will currently settle for Wheel of Fortune and a chocolate cupcake to start the evening out. :-)

All in all, it was a good day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wild Child

For the last hour, Noah has literally been running around our house at full speed. He did about 10 or so laps around the chairs in our living room, chased the dog for awhile, splashed about half of his bath water out of his bath, sprayed lotion everywhere, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

I finally went back to Kohls today and tried to use my Kohl's bucks. I had to take some stuff back too...well I took the stuff back first. In doing so, I negated over half of my bucks back...It was incredibly sad. So, the NB shoes that I ended up buying were $20 instead of free (still a good deal though).

On the bright side, Dave and Noah ran to Meijer for me (yea!) and cleaned up after dinner. That was a nice treat.

I went to the doctor again today. Everything is looking good. The baby has been really squirmy and kicking a lot lately. Today was no different. My doctor told me that at our next appt. she will do a quick ultrasound to check the status of gender. YEA! Our appointment is scheduled on Dec. 24 at 10:00am. So, we'll see if we get the gift of finding out. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, in case it doesn't actually happen...or junior is stubborn again. However, its nice to know that she is so willing to do it (and not sock on extra charges). Dave and I want to do something nice for her for Christmas...any ideas? The other good news that she told me is that I can take the sleep-aid, Unisom. Now, I really don't want to over-use this...but taking 2 hours to fall asleep and having restless leg syndrome (according to the MD) as well as waking up every 45 min-hour all through the night...I'm tired, and long for a good nights sleep. Especially knowing that once the kiddo comes, sleep will be non-existent anyway.

Dave put some outside lights on today. He hung icicle lights along the line of the roof. It looks fabulous! We also finally got the stockings hung and the last of the inside decorations taken care of. I LOVE IT! It's so homey looking. I love this time of the year. :-)

So, now I need to take the wind out of Noah's sails and start readying (sp?) him for bed. I'm hoping that eventually, he will sleep really well tonight. Here's hoping.

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Imp Infestation

We have an imp problem. We have this imp that keeps showing up in random places. He is a troublesome imp too. No matter what we do to keeps coming back....

In the dryer...
In the laundry room trying to escape out the cat door....
In our cupboards....

On top of the changing table...

Yep...we have an imp problem. But, for some reason, we keep this imp around. He's one of those pests that we can live with. :-)

Happy Holidays

This is my favorite time of the year. The christmas tree is up glowing in the living room. I love just sitting in my chair and watching it. Noah is doing an OK job of not messing with the ornaments...although he's given into temptation a few times and gotten into trouble. This time of year is even more important to remember why we celebrate it.
Thank you Jesus for being born of this earth, leading the life you did, and dying on a cross for our sins. You are the true reason for the season.

Glorious Sleep!!!

Last night I banked a consecutive 7 hours of solid good sleep. No bathroom breaks, no laying in bed for 2 hours trying to fall asleep, even no leg pains. I woke up at 4:45 to use the bathroom and felt like it was morning. It was WONDERFUL! I haven't slept that well in months.

Perhaps it was because the night before I woke up at 3:30am to hit the after Thanksgiving sales. Every year, I vow that I will not get up early to do it...and every year I get sucked in by the good deals (Dave and I are very frugal...and bargain hunters to a fault). I arrived at Kohls and almost stood in the middle of the aisles crying and shaking like a scared child. It was a mad house! Last year, Summer and Bill went with me and it made for a much more positive experience. This year...not so much. I almost just walked out. Yes, I realize that it's consumerism at its worst. However, there were a few glimmers of the Christmas spirit that still eeked out occasionally. For instance, as I am waiting in line, the women behind me were very helpful in helping me push my stuff forward (one was pregnant too). They even held my place while I ran to get some last minute things. We started up some good conversation and by the end of the line, I felt that I had made friends. The couple in front of me also started helping me shove my stuff towards the end of the line. Small acts, I know...but it was nice to know that there was a "team" effort in it...and that perhaps the Christmas spirit hadn't been completely forgotten in the midst of bargain hunting.

Dave and I managed however to get a good jump start on Christmas shopping and were able to mark a lot of people off our list. By last night though...I was so bone weary I had no problem's falling asleep. This morning, Noah and I are having a lazy Saturday morning. We have no real plans for today, so we may just stay put for awhile. Dave will be coming home from work shortly and will most likely be camped out in bed for most of the day. I imagine he's pooped.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

It's been a nice day here. Dave has the turkey in the oven, my apple crisp just went in. Soon, we will be headed to the Pool's to celebrate the thanksgiving meal with other friends from RVC.

We have scouted out the day after Thanksgiving ads. I am still trying to decide if I am going to make an appearance tomorrow. There are only a few places that I would consider hitting. We'll see what the day brings.

In light of the day, I thought I would reflect on what I am thankful here is my list:

1) My family...especially my men and the little one still to come. They make me laugh and bring me joy.
2) For sleeping in this morning (give thanks for little perks!)
3) For our church family and all that God is doing through it.
4) For the lessons I am learning and the knowledge that God does not desire us to "stay" where we are at.
5) Good friends who bring joy and guidance into our lives.
6) For all these and more.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dr. Dave to the rescue!

To get ourselves out of the house this afternoon, we decided to head to Columbian Park. Dave met us there from running his errands. As we parked and were getting out, a small dog ran out into the road and all we heard was the thud as a car rolled over it and the dog started yelping in pain. I yelled to Dave and he went over as the owner was running out of the house. The driver of the vehicle never stopped. After explaining to the owner that he was indeed a veterinarian and not a crazy person trying to get involed, Dave ended up doing a roadside exam. He had his stethoscope in his car and listened to the dogs heart/lungs. Although the dog seemed stable, he wasn't putting pressure on his back end. Dave was concerned there was some damage there. He recommended that the guy take it in to have x-rays and a more thorough examination. It was the strangest experience! Seriously, if anyone was to be around when it happened, it was sort of amusing that it was an emergency vet. So, after the guy agreed to take the dog in, we headed over to the park to play.

We had a blast. Noah really really needed to get out. It was also really nice to see Dave too. He worked 36 of the last 48 hours and slept this morning. So, I think he enjoyed being outside and playing as well. We had a great time. Now, we are just enjoying a quiet evening at home.

I'm the dork that posts Melodic Monday on a Tuesday. I have no concept of days this week. It's been a strange start to the week. With Noah being sick, we haven't gotten out much. His temp was down (but still present) yesterday. He whined basically the whole day and slept a lot still. Poor buddy. It made for a long day...for both of us.
Thankfully, Summer and Halie came over in the evening to help break up the day and give me some adult company.

Both Dave and I are experiencing some depressing days. Dave is tired and can't catch up with sleep...He's being overworked at the clinic and is trying to juggle too many things. Along with technicians leaving and having none of them wanting to cover their holiday shifts...he is feeling the stress. Mine is just being home with a sick kid, trying to work out my spiritual issues, and finding my joy again. It's been an interesting few days. Tomorrow, we are hoping to go see a movie together and have some "date" time. I am really really looking forward to it.

Ann called last night and we had a good chat. She listened and prayed for me, which was much needed. Melinda and I are also going to try and meet next week to talk and pray. It's time. I'm ready for something to give.

I ended up cancelling lifegroup tonight. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, people getting sick, work schedules, etc. It just seemed like everyone had a lot on their plates. For those who were planning on coming, they can now have a night off to relax. Noah is still not feeling 100% so it would have been hard to take him to childcare as well.

Dave is off meeting with Tony now, but I am hoping when he comes back that I can maybe sneak off and get my myself. It would be wonderful. We'll see if it happens though. He hasn't had much sleep and seems to be pretty tired right now. He may come back home and crash for the rest of the afternoon.

This is kind of a rambly blog...sorry about that.

Melodic Monday

Jonelly is a rockstar in her creativity...I too am stealing her Melodic Mondays.

U2's "I still haven't found what I am looking for" is my pick for the week. 1) It's an AWESOME song. 2) It speaks to me right now.

I have climbed highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you

I have run I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire
This burning desire

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
Well yes I'm still running

You broke the bonds and you
Loosed the chains
Carried the cross
Of my shame
Of my shame
You know I believed it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Down for the Count

The wedding yesterday was lovely. It had some Irish themes to it complete with a bag piper and Irish dancers at the reception. Dave and I still made it an early night...I just feel old sometimes. We were home by 10pm. Oh well.

Noah woke up this morning running a 101 degree fever. It was enough that he just laid on me right off the bat and not knowing the source, I decided not to bring him to church today. His nose is really running and he has a bad cough as well. I am doubting its a teething fever. My parents stayed with me for part of the morning, but as soon as they left...Noah fell asleep. That was at 10:45am. It is now 1:40pm, and although he has woken up twice, he can't seem to get out of bed. The first time he woke up, he cried so I went to get him and he had fallen asleep again in an awkward position. So, I rearranged him and he slept for another 30 min. He just woke up a few minutes ago, but when I went to carry him from the bed, he demanded to be put down down and went screaming back to his bed. So, I just laid him back down again and he is passed out again. The poor dude. He is clearly not feeling well. Any good parenting advice for the day? I am letting him sleep as long as he needs it. I figure his little body is a better indicator of what he needs then his "I'm not sure what's wrong with him" mom.
It was an interesting morning. I truly can't remember the last time I missed services at RVC...I think it might have been February when we attended a wedding out of town. But, here I was taking a nap with my son at 11am this morning, right as the second service was about to begin. I admit, it was kind of weird...but given Noah's state...I think I made the best decision. I'm sure Summer appreciates me not bringing my sick kid to the breeding grounds. :-)

So, if you need me, I'll be camped out in my pajama's cuddling a sick little imp and watching movies on the tube.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Yesterday, Dave spent the whole day at home. We all hung out (I was even able to take a nap at my leisure!). It wasn't a highly eventful day, but it was nice to just be together as a family. We did some planning for holiday stuff that we just haven't had a chance to sit down and discuss prior to that was good. We watched a few movies throughout the day. Dave made a cheesecake and chex mix and we got to have some silly time with Noah. All in all, it was a very nice day.

I am still having problems sleeping at night though. It takes me over 2 hours to actually fall asleep. My left leg keeps feeling a little numb, but it causes a lot of discomfort, therefore restlessness. It's driving Dave crazy as he is not getting a good night's sleep either. Frankly, I'm not too excited about it myself. I'll have to call soon to find out if my MD will let me take anything to take the edge off so that I (and Dave) can sleep. At best, last night I had a 4 hour stint of sleep...beyond that I woke up every hour or two for some reason (bathroom, Noah, uncomfortable). Hopefully there can be some resolution that allows Dave and I to both get rest for the next 4 months.

Today, my parents are coming to watch Noah while Dave and I attend a wedding in Indy. I am going to have to wade through the closet and find some appropriate maternity clothes for the occasion. The wedding is for one of Dave's technicians.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Chilly day thoughts

I just woke up from a nap...and on this crazy chilly was awesome. I have been feeling a little under the weather the last few days. Hard to tell if it's pregnancy or something else though. Anyway, Noah too has been napping for awhile...I wonder if he isn't feeling a little off himself. We rented a few movies that I would love to curl up and watch this afternoon whenever Dave gets home. But, the crazy guy is seriously considering playing frisbee golf in this weather (it's around 39 degrees here).

This kind of weather makes me want to put up the Christmas tree, string some lights, and drink hot chocolate. I am so ready for the Christmas season this year! For years, I worked retail...and hated the Christmas holidays. But in the last few years, my heart has softened and I love so much about it. Perhaps too, I am maturing in realizing the reason for the season. I want to find some cool family traditions to start with Noah to help him understand the true meaning of Christmas. Ideas for the table anyone?

So, now I am just waking up and waiting for Dave to call and let me know his plans. I still might make some hot chocolate and stare at the place where my tree will soon sit (day after thanksgiving baby!)

I am 20 weeks along pregnancy wise...for those that don't see me often, I will try to get a belly shot posted soon. The baby moves often every day. I am getting excited...especially after hearing about Kaitlyn Marie. I am also smart enough to sleep as often as I can right now...because adding the second one will surely be an adjustment for awhile.

OK, clearly my tiredness is directing my rambled musings. Off to go check the mail and get on with my day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Yesterday was definitely an interesting day. I met with Tony at Starbucks in the afternoon. The difference between guy/girl meeting and girl/girl meetings: We discussed EVERYTHING that was on my mind, then some stuff about the church, then some other stuff that was also really good...and still were done in an hour. I can't make that happen when I talk with other women. :-) We always end up digressing, coming back, yelling at children, reconvening, cleaning up a spill, back to conversation, etc. Perhaps it wasn't the talking to a guy as much as it was I was child-free for an hour and the distractions were minimal. Anyway, I left feeling like I had a little bit more sense of direction and that I am on the right track.

I came home to find out that our friends, Ryan and Becky's basement flooded...with a lot of fairly expensive band equipment down there as well as leaving a BIG mess. I ran over a few fans and to survey the damage. That kind of thing just stinks all the way around. But, they are both handling it much better than I think I would, so kudos to them.

I ran and got some pizza, since at this point, I didn't really have time to make dinner (oh darn) before Dave had to leave for the BIG annual homeowner's association meeting, which he is/was the president of...and I had to leave for lifegroup. Dave, for the last year, has been the president of our neighborhood homeowner's association. It's pretty much a no glory position...dealing with a lot of complaints...most of which he could do nothing about...etc. Well, he presented last night at the annual meeting and facilitated it.

Meanwhile, I ran was such a strange night there last night. We were all a little off and goofy. It's nice though that our group is comfortable enough to laugh together. Our group ended the earliest it has ever, so I (like the good leader that I am) shot out of there as fast as I could to catch the end of Dave's meeting.

When I got there, he beamed me a great smile that made the whole trip worth it and I got to watch proudly as he fielded questions and kept the meeting going forward...not an easy task when you have a lot of hot-headed people in a room who all want their issues addressed, but don't want to handle it themselves. (Pretty impressive run-on sentence too) I was really proud of him. He still put himself on the board for next year...but he has vowed that he won't be the president. We'll see what happens. There are at least 8 board members as opposed to last years four.

So, it was a crazy night, but it all turned out OK. Dave worked last night after all this hoop-la, so is now snoozing away the morning catching up on some zzzzz's. Noah is dressed...I am still in my pajamas. At least one of us is ready to start the day.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Kaitlyn Marie

That is the name of our newest niece! Dave's brother and sister-in-law...Mike and Laura, just had their second baby today! She was born 8lbs 8oz (2 weeks early!) and 20in long. Everyone was doing well when I got the call and she had a healthy wail going on in the background. Tyler is now an older brother. :-) It's nice, because now I can get the skinny from Laura on what having a second one is like. Congratulations Mike and Laura! We are so happy for you!

Cool storm

Last night, I was awakened by the storm churning outside. I am convinced that at one point we had a little bit of hail. However, at 3:45am...I wasn't really in the mood to check it out to verify. I have had huge problem's sleeping lately...mostly not finding a comfortable position. However, last night...even though the storm woke me up, I found it rather soothing. And it actually lulled me back to sleep. Sweet.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Mall playland

This morning, Noah and I went with Dave on the search for a new pair of brown shoes. Noah did a great job at the mall, so when we hit the Sears side, we decided I would sit with him at the play area while Dave shopped the last few stores. The 20-30 minutes I was there were memorable. First, I had some lady get in my face and ask me if I wanted an Avon book. I politely said "no thanks" which she seemed completely taken aback that I would have the audacity to say no to such an offer when I was confronted in the middle of a play area and she was blocking the view of my kid. Seriously lady.
Then, another mom comes in with a little girl around Noah's age. Mind you there are some older children playing now (4-6 years). Clearly, the little girl was not very interested in the play area. However, the mom sat her down in the center of the floor where she was promptly bumped into by the running pack of children that were racing around. Of course, the girl started crying and the mom swoops into rescue her while yelling at the children. She then gets this look of complete anger, and stalks out of the area. It wasn't the seeking resitution that bothered was how she stalked out of the play area like she couldn't believe that such ruffians would be allowed to play there. Listen lady, if you are willing to subject your child to the bowels of the play area, you might have to deal with the likes of bigger children with no manners. Not to say that you shouldn't protect your child and seek restitution if necessary...but come know what you walked into.
Finally, this was my favorite one. After this incident, one of the older boys does end up getting in trouble for running the girl down. His mom makes him sit down in a corner where he proceeds to throw the biggest whiniest fit I have seen in awhile. I, personally, laughed...thankful that it wasn't my own kid at that moment. There was another mom sitting looking at the whole scenario with this completely open look of disgust and disdain...for the full duration of this experience...which lasted a few minutes. This woman's face was if she had never seen a tantrum before and couldn't believe that this mom was allowing such a thing to happen in public. I am sitting across the way, covering my mouth, trying not to her! Sure, the boy was a little old to have a tantrum...but as a parent, I have learned that children have a mind of their own and sometimes they don't always do what we have trained them to do. The disgusted woman didn't even try to school her features...she just sat there with her perfect little child clinging to her side and just watched with her mouth hanging open in disbelief. If only I had a hidden camera in Noah's juice cup to catch the moment. It made me think of all the expressions I have most assuredly received without noticing when Noah acts out in public. If this lady's expression was any indication, I'm glad for my indifference. Parenting is hard lady.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

It's been a fairly uneventful last two days.

Yesterday, Dave and I went out to dinner with Noah...then ran a whole bunch of shopping errands. We managed to pick up a Christmas present or two off the list. I like getting an early start. I can't wait for Christmas this year! I'm super excited to set up the tree...not super excited to see what the imp will do to it and subsequent presents underneath. We had a lot of fun as a family though. It was nice having Dave home for a few days in a stretch without any major plans. He was able to relax and just be...which was really nice for him (and us).

Today, I met with Tiffany S. for lunch at the OG. Noah was actually really good. I think since we have transitioned him to a booster at the table, he has started behaving better when we eat out at restaurants. Afterwards, I was so beat that I came home and slept 2 hours when Noah was napping. I woke up still feeling pretty rocky and just "out-of-it". Dave has been fighting something. I don't know what's going on, but I have just been feeling "run-down" yesterday and today. The nap helped, and I will probably make it to bed fairly early tonight.

I made cookies this evening, while Noah (in a rare moment where the pots and pans weren't "locked-up") found and played with them for a good 2 hours. I decided to just let him since he was playing so nicely. He cooked all sorts of things including a few animals, his monitor, and the nose sucker. He was a busy boy.

Dave's at work tonight and I'll be putting Noah to bed here in about 15 min. Then after a quick pick-up (and putting all the pots and pans away)...I am going to revel in some relaxation and try and get some rest to ward off whatever this yuckiness I feel is.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sleepers and the Sleepless

Yesterday was a good day. I met with Leah in the morning and Abby in the afternoon. Both were really great conversations and times to bond. Noah didn't make it very well at Abby's. When we left at 5, he fell asleep in the car...and well...pretty much slept through until this morning. I tried waking him up last night around 6:30, but he was just not having it. I finally gave up and put him in his jammies and tucked him back in. I was worried that he would wake up super early to start the day. 6am is fairly early for our family, but, since I had had such a poor night of sleep myself, I decided to just get up with him.
My night consisted of being exhausted by 8 and falling asleep by 9pm. Apparently daylight savings is effecting us all in various ways. Noah coughed in the middle of the night and woke me up from a very intense dream with Booth and Brennan (from Bones) trying to solve a murder mystery having to do with a boating accident. It was very vivid. That was about 1. After that, I didn't fall back asleep until 3:45. My dreams then consisted of a Russian or Jewish (it got blurred in my sleep) concentration camp that was apparently in my house. I remember the kids pouring out of a bus and coming in. My heart was breaking. However, the woman in charge was a Christian and purposefully brought the kids there because she knew that I would be kind and teach them about Jesus and that they wouldn't have to endure any "rough" treatment. It was as almost as if they were hiding in my house from whatever the "enemy" was out there. It was incredibly BIZARRE. It was fitful sleep at best last night. When Noah woke up, I was just laying in bed awake here we go. He woke up with a smelly surprise to kick off the day. The poor kid is now downing food like its going out of style since he missed dinner last night due to his sleep-fest.
In other news, I am getting a root canal this afternoon. I have mixed feelings about this. I have had one before, and its not the "funnest" experience I have ever had. But, my tooth is hurting and I know that it's necessary to alleviate the pain...I'm sure there is a spiritual analogy in there somewhere...I just can't wrap my fog-induced brain around it this early...Feel free to extrapolate one if you can.

Have an awesome Tuesday!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Fall Conference

Fall Conference was great. There was a lot of good teaching, some GREAT times of ministry, and some really good fellowship. I got to talk to people that I know, but never get a chance to connect with much anymore and got to meet and get to know some new people. God really showed up a lot there...and many people received some really great prayer.

Today (Sunday), a friend of mine, Becky W., who was also at the conference called and said, "This is random, but yesterday I really felt that God was telling me to prayer for you this I just wanted to let you know that I will be doing that." It was such an interesting way for God to answer my prayer. If you have read the earlier blogs, you probably know about my Peter moments and also my wrestling with God. I still feel the wrestling, but in a way I almost feel like its a good thing. I feel that at the end of this, that God will reveal himself to me and the questions I have will be answered or at the very least I will have peace about the not knowing. I'm just not there yet. So anyway, I explained this to Becky and was so encouraged to know that God has asked her to intercess for me. Perhaps the end of this wrestling will come soon.

There are lines to a song that say... "There is hold on...there is hope. God has sent me here to tell you...there is hope."

I am holding on to this hope.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Noah was doing better today, although still required 2 naps as opposed to his normal one per day. By this evening though, his temperature was starting to rise again. I gave him some more medicine and put him to bed early as he was a little beside himself.

I watched Caed during the day...both he and Noah slept the entire time. Noah in his bed, and Caed on me. It was fairly easy babysitting.

Kelsey came over a little later and brought Olive Garden soup for lunch. We had a really good chat and a good time of prayer. It's interesting how God uses events in our lives to relate us with other people. That's what it was like with Kelsey a good way. It brought out some really cool biblical discussions...especially about main man these days.

Afterwards, Dave got home from playing frisbee golf with Dan. He played with Noah for awhile and we watched, "Reign over me". Good movie...but deep.

That's essentially my day. No big news. Tomorrow we head to the Fall Conference through church. I am really excited and anticipating God to work in cool ways there. It's going to be awesome!