Don't Bother Wiping Your Shoes

Thursday, January 29, 2009

1. Where is your cell phone? I don't know
2. Where is your significant other? On the bed
3. Your hair color? Blonde
4. Your mother? Excited
5. Your father? Probably snoring in his recliner
6. Your favorite thing? my new dremmel tool
7. Your dream last night? my sister-in-law was addicted to chocolate chips and OD'd and had to go to rehab.
8. Your goal? I already met met my goal....I got pregnant with #2
9. The room you are in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? unfortunately it's house cleaning, then comes creating and 3rd is wasting time.
11. Your fear? being rejected
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Right where I'm at now...maybe with a little more cushion in the bank.
13. Where were you last night? YoungLive's meeting
14. What you are not? materialistic
15. One of your wish list items? an alaskan bear hunt
16. Where you grew up? Japan....seriously.
17. The last thing you did? write an e-mail to my brother-in-law
18. What you are wearing? sweat pants, an old tye-dyed t-shirt and bright pink terry cloth robe...the perfect pregnant woman's wear.
19. Your TV? it's too loud..and has 2 clear channels, whatever the rabbit ears brings in
20. Your pet? Loki is wondering around growling at invisible things...Sasha is asleep on the couch, from end to end.
21. Your computer? should be off.
22. Your mood? Mellow
23. Missing someone? my sister
24. Your car? 3/4 ton Full size Dodge Ram with a tool box and oversized tires...for now, only because the lease on my Vue was up.
25. Something you are not wearing? my wedding ring, i took it off to put lotion on my daughter's pitiful dry winter skin.
26. Favorite story? The Christmas story
27. Your Summer? I pack for a weekend at the lake, get to the lake, unpack, stay as long as possilbe, pack up and come back and unpack, spend the week doing laundry and repacking for the following weekend at the lake.
28. Love someone? Yes, lot's of someone's.
29. Your favorite color? green
30. When was the last time you laughed? Actually it's been a few days
31. Last time you cried? when a special girl accepted Christ into her heart.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy New Year, something funny, and Good News!

This is late but...Happy New Year! I'm pretty busy with Riverlyn's school and freind schedule, church activities, weekly cleaning duties at my father's house and my Father's house, and now Younglives. A couple months ago I joined a wonderful group of girls in a ministry to pregnant teens / teen mom's in high school. We go to the school on a weekly basis to encourage them and ultimately bring Christ to them. Pray for these girls, they need it. They are amazing and charming and such a challenge.

Here's the things I had planned for 2009:
-Mexico Missions trip on Spring Break to build a home for a family in Juarez.
-Our annual crazy river rafting trip in May
-Possibly Colorado trip in June
- A leadership opportunity in September with BOW (Becoming an Outdoors Woman)
-Hunting season 2009

And here's why all of those major events won't be happening this year for me:


As most of you know, this is an answered prayer. God listened. I know it's so early so please pray everything stays "okay." This makes new baby's due date right around River's 5th birthday. She's so excited!

And for something funny:
Convo #1:
River: Mommy, you smell like a horse.

Convo #2:
My daughter may only be 4 but she's very aware of gun safety. The sight of one makes her a little uneasy but she's very educated about them and understands the dangers and pleasure of a gun. We talk about it often so she's aware of what it's for, what we do with it, and why it stays under the bed unless we are target shooting. After one of our conversations, I let her hold up the end of it so she could feel how heavy it was. Then I gave her a little quiz:

Mommy: What's the #1 gun rule?
River: Don't shoot it in the house.

(that's my girl!)

Convo #3:
River: Mommy, does God sleep while we're sleeping?
Mommy: No, He never sleeps.
River: Why? Because He doesn't have any sleeping brains?

Convo #4:
Mommy: Aren't you so excited you're going to be a big sister?
River: Yes! And I think we should name it Martha or Enchanting!
Mommy: Uhhhh......hmmmm.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy December

Jason's youngest first cousin from Nashville coming to spend New Year's Eve at our house. These girls have a great bond and they've been inseperable for about 4 days. Matt is Jason's other first cousin. He's Down Syndrome. He is incredibly smart, loving, fun to be around and will never fail to make you laugh. He's also very attached to Jason's brother and who doesn't love a cousin who'll get down on the floor and come into your world once in awhile? Nice move Brian!

My grandmother (85), mom on her 50th birthday, Kylie in front, and Riverlyn who needed to be sure and see every card. Happy 50th mom!

My sister got this dog nose for Riverlyn. She won't have anything to do with it. My sister thinks it pretty cool though!

Riverlyn Paige....ahem, I mean...Gabriella from High School Musical.

Her Christmas shoes. There's a very special story about these shoes so they really mean alot. But don't you love how she dresses herself, very festive!

Lickin the fudge spoon!

Grammy came over Christmas Eve and we made Christmas cookies together! Maybe the start of new tradition?

This my friend the Pink Gorilla. Actually it's my friend Heather. She shows up on people's doorstep unexpectedly and sings them happy birthday and maybe embarrases them a little. She does this for all the ladies in our church. Naturally, she needs someone to drive her around dressed like this. I get that job sometimes.

Our first snow. She had fun!December was a busy month. There was the YoungLives Tea; there was the gathering at Tobe's house (dad's girlfreind); there were Preschool parties, my daughter's friend's birthday party, then there was a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party at church in which Riverlyn was an angel; then there was advent in which I was dressed as an angel and memorized some lines and lit the first advent candle for the children at church; I also spent countless hours in the garage in 22 degree weather working on my gifts for everyone. I made them all this year and I'm going to attempt to do this every year. Then there was Christmas Eve at the Nelson's in which I forgot my camera, and Christmas Day at my house with my family; my sister and I put together a "Surprise 50th Birthday party" for my mom; then there's Jason's family in town from Nashville; and amongst all this, there was the weekly church vacuuming, remembering all the important dates and time, and of course....did you think I would be too busy to make time for hunting? Ohhhh no! There's always time for hunting! Hope you enjoyed your December as much as we did!