Friday, January 30, 2009


Wow, talk about the coolest thing ever. Check out - it is a streaming audio website that essentially allows you to build a customized radio station. You can put in artists and songs that you like and it will play tunes that are similar. While they play songs, you can push a thumbs up or thumbs down button and it will continue to try to revamp the types of music you hear. I've been hearing a bunch of sweet Christian tunes I've never heard but are close to the kind of music I like. No commercials or anything... and if you make a login, you can get to your station anywhere you've got a puter.


Friday, January 16, 2009


Well, seeing as my darling husband sees fit to post info about his underwear instead of our gorgeous child's second Christmas, I'll have to take things into my hands. Here goes the highlights:
  • Santa was less than impressive even the second time around on Christmas Eve
  • Rocking chairs and kitchens are big hits with 18 month olds
  • Anything, including the wrapping, counts as the present
  • Ballerina skirts and Papa rank number one on the Christmas list
  • Christmas dresses are way cuter than boy Christmas apparel. I'm sorry but they are.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I put my underwear on backwards this morning. I found out when I went to go to the bathroom and was perplexed for about 20 seconds before realizing what I had done. Good thing I caught it before I went to work!

No big moral or thought, just found it humorous!

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year's Resolutions?

In a desperate attempt to prove that someone is reading this blog, I'm asking for your feedback. What are a couple of your New Year's resolutions this year? Come on, it will feel good to put it someplace in writing. I'll hold you to it!

My big one is this - doing the Loving God journal our church puts out. The big portion of this is reading through the Bible in a year. J & I have been doing it for over a week now - wowsa it is a lot of Bible (like 4ish chapters a day), but hey, the more I read this book, the more I find out about myself and the world.

The other part of the journal is the, well, journal part. I'm not a big writer/journaler, so this is new to me. You write a pageish a day - so far it has been really sweet writing down thoughts, observations, etc. This journaling thing might stick.

Also in the resolution department is to keep on running... I just feel better, sleep better, and am more disciplined in life when I'm running strong!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Confessions of a Drive-Thru Mom

So I have an addiction to fountain Coke. It's just so superior to Coke out of a can and so occasionally I pop through a drive thru (why don't we spell it 'through'?) and pick up a fountain beverage. And occasionally (insert nasty nutritional comments here...) I'll pick up lunch for Addie and me if we're on the go. I generally order her chicken nuggets which she has so termed "nuggies." The only problem is now, when I just drive through for a pop she's yelling from the backseat "nuggie, nuggie, nuggies." Don't worry...I don't cave in and buy here the slightly unhealthy treat if it's not lunchtime...however, this tells me that I go through the drive thru way too often. Nuggies, nuggies, nuggies...ooops....pretty sure 'real' moms would be serving beansprouts and humus and not nuggies.

Watch your mouth

So one of the things God has been show me the last year-ish is that Christians (esp. me) need to be really careful how they speak and what they say. A scripture I saw today is from Matthew 12:36-37:

"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Ouch. Words have serious power - looking at Genesis, when God brings the universe into existence based on His words alone (and God said, let there be...) shows us that words have power. Man, we have to be careful - careless swearing, undue criticism, I think even sarcasm can build people up or tear them down...