Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday Musings....

Is it Thursday anyway? I thought with the internet at home, I would be better at keeping up with my blog, but I have also been exposed to the thousands and millions of blogs out there and how all of the have a purpose. Mine is kind of like a rambling pointless blob of words, with a sprinkling of pictures every now and then. So I'm looking for a purpose. But in the meantime, you get my blobbly words and picture sprinkles!

By the way, I entered two more giveaways at the Pioneer Woman. I don't know why I keep doing it to myself. Sam says not to get my hopes up, but what's the heck reason to enter a giveaway if I don't have my hopes up?! I'm going there now to see if I won. My guess is that I didn't. I'm working on not getting my hopes up! Sam says that you have to look at your odds... I told him yesterday that my odds were like 1 in 3000...(then I realized I was trying to exagerate and that wasn't enough to exagerate, so I threw in there an extra "hundred!") (But in reality, no exageration, my odds were 6 in 30,000!) Pitiful isn't it? Ok, the winners are still not posted, there is still hope for me!!! See what I mean, while most people are blogging about something important or a how-to for something, I can waste an ENTIRE paragraph on the woes of not winning a giveaway on the Pioneer Woman. I need help!

On to bigger and better things...
This was Tuesday after Sam watched Gabe for me in the morning. I guess it was a rough day!

Let's see if I have another one....

What a cutie patootie!

Well, gotta run...

Keeping busy in the Tundra,


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's been forever, feels like....

Who needs a pair of these?

That's right, oh yeah! Can I get an amen? Anyone? Anyone? Oh well.... at least they make me happy just lookin' at 'em. And my boy's got 'em! That's right, feast your eyes folks - the little man is styling it!!! Yesterday, he was sporting his homemade tie-dye onsie, denim overalls and these babies on his feet! My all time favorite outfit - I'll get a full body picture one of these days before he grows out of it, don't you worry!

Here is one more "just for fun" picture that I took yesterday!

Gabe doesn't really look like he knows what's going on, but that's because his old wrinkled up mama was taking a picture from the back of his car seat!

I thought I'd give y'all an encouraging verse that I got via long story... So here it is...

II Samuel 22:20
"He also brought me out into a broad place, he delivered me because He delighted in me." emphasis mine....

Do you ever feel like the Lord DELIGHTS in you? Or do you feel like He's only out to get you and make your life as miserable as possible? Or maybe you just feel like He's there...somewhere. And you are here, right now. And as my great grandmother would say..."never the twain shall meet." Well, I just want to give you a bit of encouragement. The Lord does delight in you. He does. I promise. He not only tolerates you, He not only likes you, but He DELIGHTS in you! What do you delight in? I mean what really makes you feel pure joy? (I'm pretty sure Sam's answer to that would be Starbucks!) But I'm not talking about Starbucks... I'm talking about what makes you feel like all is right with the world - what DELIGHTS you? I am here to tell you that the Lord DELIGHTS in YOU! How awesome is that? So when you are feeling confused, alone, worn out, used up and good for nothing, remember that God has rescued you and delivered you because He DELIGHTS in you!

Whew... that felt good. I feel like I can breathe a little easier. Not to get that off my chest, but just to remind myself that there is so much in this world working against you but Romans promises us that "...If God is for us, who can be against us?" (8:31) You've already won the victory - just remember it and live in the freedom that He offers...

Thank you for that moment on my soapbox. Do you have any verses or experiences lately that really have encouraged you? I think we need to share them with one another since you never know what someone else may be going through... Share your story with me! I'd love to post them to share with others!

Kind of chilly in the Tundra,


PS. I was telling my dad this story, but thought it was kind of ironic and thought I'd share it with you. The other day, they were giving the weather report on the radio - "it's 14 right now with a windchill of 4 above... In other news the Polar Patch is going on today, so get on over there and enjoy this weather!" (The Polar Patch is an outdoor winter playland.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend Adventures...

Good Monday morning to you all!

Well, we had a great weekend. We went to Fargo to celebrate Ruth and Ethan's birthdays. We started off on Friday night with a Mystery Dinner....

We had such a good time. Then on Saturday, we started off doing a little bit of swimming and then off to this beautiful park for cross country skiing and riding a horse drawn sleigh!!!! It was so magical - except the part where Gabe was so dang tired that he was screaming his head off the whole sleigh ride, but don't you worry, as we were pulling up from our ride, he fell fast asleep! (Isn't that just like kids, no appreciation for any of it!)

Then for our Sunday afternoon adventure... First of all, who can find the horizon line?

Here's a little action on the road....


Sam, don't you think that is a LITTLE too fast, considering we can't see the road???

Oh well, at least I'm here to tell you that we made it through safely! We got to the Dwyers for the Superbowl party and we're are safe and secure at home now! I hope all of y'all had a great Superbowl Sunday! I'll see if I can drum up some more interesting adventures!

Livin' it up in the Tundra!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Some 4 month pictures for you!

Here's what we've been up to lately!

Living it up in the Tundra,