Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's been awhile

I know I've been gone for a while. I've been really busy with work. Anyways here goes.

New: I started working from home on the days that my husband is on shift. Yeah

Good: Pastor went to MD Anderson and will have surgery to remove tumor from kidney on July 10th

Bad/Good: We have to pay the IRS $1,600 by July 11th, and we just found out 2 weeks ago. (we'll have the money thank God)

Humor: What's the difference between a rectal themometer and an oral themometer? the taste

Think On It: Children need to know they have secure love. Sometimes our love is incomplete because our children feel they constantly have to compete for it. We tell them we love them and then they watch us make decisions regarding our careers, our friends, or our pastimes that directly undermine our ability to invest the time in them that love requires. For example:
We might declare that we have HAVE to work as much as we do because of bills, but then they see us deliberately making poor financial choices.
They don't question that we love them; they simply feel that we love other things more.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Catch Up

It's been a while so here goes.

Humor: The other day Emma looked down my shirt at my chest and said "Oooh mommy, you got big muscles like Daddy. (Those aren't muscles)

Prayer: My pastor just found out that he has a cancerous tumor in his kidneys. Pray that they can take it out and that it hasn't spread.

New: Our company moved to a new building. I've got a new desk. Building is great. The only complaint is that you can hear airplanes flying overhead all day long

Finally: Isabel's ballet/tap recital is tomorrow. Yeah!

Wisdom: The more we count the blessings we have the less we crave the luxuries we haven't

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

2 Kings 6:16

be afraid
the prophet answered
those who are with us are more
than those who are with them. 2 Kings 6:16

It is not the darkness that blocks your vision so much as what is between you and God.

This will remind me of the importance of proper spiritual focus in my walk with God

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Legacy - My Goal

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...

Monday, June 04, 2007

Hint Hint

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What a great Anniversary Present, since we are planning to go to Disney World next year.

Family Day

Yesterday, we hosted Family Day at our house. Our church came over and we had a ton of fun. We started off with games and then we ate fajitas, rice, beans and tortillas. For desert we had Arroz con leche (a favorite of mine). Durning the game segment, I got out the water gun and went on a shooting spree. Then my sneaky pastor went into my kids playroom stole a bucket, filled it with water, and threw it over my head. The war was on. I took his wife hostage and she became the next victim. By the end of the day everyone was attacked, we had no mercy on anyone. My sister even locked herself into my bedroom, but we managed to breakin and pull her out. She put up a good fight, but we got anyway. After everyone left a few of us hung out made nachos and watched Apocolypto. Let's just say that I didn't want to wake up this morning. I slept in which is like 6:45 for me, and then took my time leaving the house. It was a fun-filled day yesterday.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

More Re-Organizaing

Here was what I tackled today. See my church is coming over tomorrow, so I wanted the house to look it's best. I organized the office, which is a project and Eddie and I started last weekend. Then this morning I brought in my wicker furniture from outside, painted it white, brought some new pillows and put it in the area of the kitchen where a dinette set would go. I gave up on buying a dinnette set, I just buy some bar stools next month and eat breakfast on the island.

Cleaner Office

New Sitting Area