Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beautiful day & Bible Study

Had a fantastic day. The weather was beautiful and I spent much of the day outside. I went to Grandpa's new house in Sayler Park where Ma and Dad were then went to their place. Walked around the garden and tried to think like Anne of Green Gables. It was a relatively easy task because of the setting.

Robyn, Aimee and Toby joined us and we all had a picnic dinner at Fernbank park and it was a lot of fun. Marley got through the whole day in a good mood despite having had no nap at all to boost her spirits. We talked about vacations, weddings and such things that are pleasent to talk about.

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Been reading the old testament lately (decided to go from Genesis 1 and carry on mostly chronologically for now) and I was struck by several things.

Sometimes I feel like it is just impossible to keep track of all the members of my family because (now) there are so many more of them. Then I read about Jacob and his ENORMOUS (Duggar proportions) family. Now I feel like I should be able to manage.

Also towards the end of Joseph's story when his brothers are begging him not to take revenge on them. Even though they plotted to kill him, got him sold into slavery, landed him in prison for 3 or so years, and the like. So they beg him to be merciful and what does Joseph say?
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.

Wish I was that forgiving. Something to work on. Not an east undertaking to be sure.

Also when I was reading about Moses I was struck how Moses was afraid to be God's moutpiece because he didn't feel like he was elequent enough. How often do I not say something because I think (/know) I will mess it up. Afraid to sound foolish. But God told Moses that the words would be provided to him and perhaps even better than that Aaron was brought in to help Moses. Nothing helps bolster courage like having a friend to stand with you.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Picture Post

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This isn't super current but I love it. Taken at the Duebber's right before the birthday extraveganza.
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No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But, grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here. ~ Whittier
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

http://photooftheday.hughcrawford.com/

Amazing. He took a polaroid nearly every day from 1979 to 1997 when he died of cancer. His wedding polaroids were shortly before the pictures stop in his hospital room. Life is short.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Swimmingly

So life has been pretty nice these weeks.

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!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lafe lawl

A good friend of mine and most likely you know him too.

neighborhood watch ruff cut

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bathing suit envy


I want this bathing suit!
By Camilla and Marc
Found at chicandchivalrous.com
So I thought I already did this but...

I have made a blog specifically for wedding stuff because I don't want to clutter up this one with flowery rambling.

Wedding Smorgy.

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

Rock Your Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JZUKcnb7s

Parenting is complicated.

Marley is sick. Sinus infection/cold? Plus they are checking her platlet levels to see if she may have some clotting issues that are causing the bruises on her lower half or if it is just standard almost-toddler bruising.

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.