Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
HelfixDopo (12:06:25 AM): I still don't know...
HelfixDopo (12:06:37 AM): I discussed it with mom, dad, and robyn and still answerless lol
HelfixDopo (12:06:48 AM): Here is my deal
HelfixDopo (12:06:55 AM): not like deal deal
HelfixDopo (12:07:00 AM): w/e
HelfixDopo (12:07:52 AM): i want to go over there after breakfast but im concerned that if we go over before nap time... it could be a hot mess. But even worse then that would be if we waited till after naptime and she didnt take one or waited till 4 or 5 to take it...
HelfixDopo (12:08:05 AM): so maybe the best plan is this
HelfixDopo (12:08:11 AM): and i just now thought of it lol
HelfixDopo (12:09:05 AM): maybe we could go to my parents after breakfast and we get ready and then go over there. then at nap time, we could drive around delivering presents to people's doors (like fed ex) lol or just drive around talking about how pretty you are. i dunno.
HelfixDopo (12:09:09 AM): or best yet...
HelfixDopo (12:09:15 AM): go to your parents'.
HelfixDopo (12:09:23 AM): but i have not touched base with them.
HelfixDopo (12:09:37 AM): ugh you need the new version of aim on this laptop
HelfixDopo (12:09:41 AM): the old one sucks
HelfixDopo (12:09:52 AM): my rambling looks way more sad and disjointed.
bobatwork(12:10:05 AM): lol
bobatwork (12:10:42 AM): ummm yes?
Note: Those timestamp times are inaccurate.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
(i called the yurt reservation desk) "we have a few available" for june 6th and 7th.
She was very friendly, likes the name "Gilbert".
bobatwork 4:38 pm
lol mmm k
how much to reserve?
HelfixDopo 4:38 pm
"payment in full is due within 7 days of making your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to the trip date." hmmmmm?
bobatwork 4:39 pm
uhhh what? lol
you know i dont speak spanish
HelfixDopo 4:39 pm
its due at this time ... and also at this time.
HelfixDopo 4:40 pm
well at least they are honest.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Me: Man when she naps the day is waayyyyyyyyyyyyy better. The last two days have been EXHAUSTING!!
Bob: Well take a nap then!
(some time passes)
Me: Ok, I'm going to rewire both my beveled mirrors, do the dishes, finish the laundry and then play wii.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Luke 23:28-31 (New International Version)
28Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'30Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" 31For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
Another needed devotional.
I find myself frequently wishing I was able to run around like I had no child. I keep waiting and looking forward to the days where she will be independent enough to be on her own (without me, not ALONE) for some amount of time. Even though I know when I get to that point I will miss these times. When she wants my company all the time and wants me to hold her and nurse her.
I need to stop whining because these are the best of times and I am thinking of them as a trial to be dealt with and left behind. How foolish is that?
I need to not be jealous of my friends who are not parents. They don't have it better than me. They have it different than I do and would I REALLY want to trade it all in? No. I have never been capable of being this happy before. I'm grateful for what I have now and where I am going. I am glad it happened in the way that it did, because the alternative no longer (really) holds any interest for me.
I am going to attempt to end my constant waiting for tomorrow because I think I may be missing today.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Marley is the most femme baby ever. She loves to carry around her dolls and squeeeeeeeze them, she loves to carry around purses, wear bracelets, necklaces, bows and hats. She likes when I use my blush brush to tickle her nose. But, what she loves most? SHOES.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
...Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalms 30:5
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The last 3 mentioned books make the lack of Bible Scholarship more pronounced. Putting into context the people, their actions and God's actions/reactions is difficult when you have so much trouble knowing what their lives & laws are like. I'm not saying I won't learn eventually about it but for now, it is a steep undertaking to even consider learning it all.
My first note is about Exodus 32 when Aaron (naughty boy) makes the Golden Calf and God is ticked (in a divine righteous way) and talking to Moses. God is saying "Leave me alone because I am going to smite these people and make some new ones who don't suck so bad." But Moses DOESN'T leave and he asks God to reconsider. Would I have done that? Probably not, I would have tucked my tail (and maybe felt a little high and mighty). The part that REALLY blew my mind was that God "relents/repents/changes his mind". God changes His mind?
I have not found any satisfactory explanation as to the whether God actually changes his mind or not but I did find an interesting commentary on God and His workings.
"God often waits until something happens before He "makes His move." In the Garden of Adam and Eve, God waits to come on the scene until after Adam and Eve sinned. God promises Abraham he would be the father of a great nation, but waits until after Ishmael is born before he allows Abraham to have Isaac. Jesus waited until Lazarus died before going to resurrect him. In fact, Jesus' incarnation did not occur until the time of Roman oppression and Pharisaical legalistic apostasy. Can we not also expect that God had Moses wait on the Mount until the people of Israel feel into idolatry so that He might desire to exterminate them, and so that Moses might intercede (as a type of Christ), so that God might show His mercy? Notice how the intercession of Moses is an appeal to the grace of God in face of the Law of God which had already been given." -From Here
"Then he shall take the two goats, and set them before The Lord at the door of the tent of meeting; and Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats, one lot for The Lord and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for The Lord, and offer it as a sin offering; but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before The Lord to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel." Leviticus 16: 7-10
Thursday, September 17, 2009
"When your kid is freaking out give them a wet cookie and glass of water." -Toby
Can YOU prove him wrong?
A quick word on where Marley is at right now.
She is still no where near STTN (sleeping through the night aka 12am-5am), she refuses almost all solids, she is at about 2.5 teeth, she just started walking while holding one of my hands but not officially walking yet. She loves the little puppy and she loves to howl and then he howls back at her. She loves to dance, drum, make rabbit face but MOST OF ALL she LOOOOOOOVES to hug babies and kiss them and squeeze them.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. 21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Marley's sleep is going much much better! She is regularly doing 4+ hours in a row. Yay!
I coloured my hair dark brown and I like it (so far).
I have had a few setbacks with nuptial planning but all of the setbacks have been immediately followed by positive alternate ideas.
I had been reading 1 kings and 2 kings in the Word but I have moved to reading Genesis because I need more chronological order in my life.
I feel like something needs to go wrong because life may not be perfect right now, but it is going better then anyone has any right to expect for themselves.
All of Marley's grandparents are blessings. Many people are not that lucky. Praise God!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I have made a blog specifically for wedding stuff because I don't want to clutter up this one with flowery rambling.
We just woke up from the third night of Marley's great sleep. 1st night she went to bed without nursing and slept for 4 hours (a record for her), the second night she slept after nursing for 8 consecutive hours (one of the only times she has done that), and last night she did 7 hours consecutive!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Yesterday I realized that while child led scheduling may be a loving parenting style, I still have to be the one to recognize when enough is enough or when enough is too much.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
So I have officially named the room that has until now been referred to as "the office", "extra room", "yellow room", "murphy's room", "other bedroom", etc. I am now going to call it, MY OFFICE. Since I don't get an office out in the real world, I'll take one here on Pameleen.
It is currently (and you might have guessed this) yellow. I don't care for it. I know one thing for sure. I am going to somehow frame this super-humongus street map I have and hang it up. It was the map the realtor (aww Reg) gave me during house hunting and anyways I freaking love maps. I have a world map hanging in our bedroom (but our bedroom has no style at all whatsoever)... What was I talking about? Oh yeah. So I was thinking about painting the walls a very saturated mediterranean blue. It is a small room but sometimes it isn't about making the room look bigger, it's "embracing your small space".
I just feel like I need to anchor the room with a dark colour. Hey look at all these sentences and I still have not arrived at a point. That is because there isn't one.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sometimes it feels a bit like wisdom overload. And sometimes I just don't understand what is going on at all. But mostly I just feel like I am learning about someone who gets it, someone who gets me.
Last night I was reading Matthew 13-24 and Jesus is telling the disciples about how he is going to be arrested and crucified in the future and this overwhelming thought hit me. He was thinking of me when that happened. When Jesus the man was bringing himself to terms with the knowledge that he was going to be tortured and killed, he was thinking of me. That was how he dealt with it. He knew that because he loved me, that it was something that would have to happen. That is a love worth knowing. A love worth dying for. A love worth living for. REAL love. Not the shade of love we treasure during our lifetimes but a lasting love that is more forgiving than romantic love, more forgiving even than parental love (though I find this hard to comprehend).
I have also been struck by the way Jesus is moved to compassion. People constantly seeking him out and asking more, more, more of him. People who need to be healed and begging him to give them health and wellness. He takes care of them. Seeing to their needs, even though they seek him out and ask so much over and over again. He does not let his exhaustion effect his capacity for compassion. He does not let his frustration keep him from being the patient shepherd of his flock.
I feel like I am saying very little for how much I feel about this book. It keeps me (nicely) overwhelmed. Humbled.
But my favorite part so far?
Jesus taking out his righteous anger on the fig tree.
18 Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry.
19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it
except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately
the tree withered.
I like this. I can relate to this. When I am hungry, I want to destroy things that get in my way too.
Monday, July 20, 2009
The lunch sandwiche buffet, Bob made all the sandwiches.
(turkey cranberry & brie, egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, pbj, pb and banana, cucumber sandwiches; fruit salad, broccoli salad, fruit flowers made by my mom; wagon wheels & puffs)
Table set up with photo albums and mementos from their first year.
Aimee, Noah & Marley enjoying some new toys.
Marley went nuts opening her gifts. She did very well with the bday chaos.
Smash cakes! Jenny made mini cakes that looked like cupcakes, so cute! I made the banner over their heads.
You see why I said Marley had chocolate up her nose?
& the smash cake video...