Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Last week, we finally had some warm days so Amanda and I headed to the beach. She was not as excited about the lake as she was last year. She didn't like the feel of the squishy sand, or the rocks or all the bugs and shells that were on the beach. How girly! It's back down in the 60's this week, so it is unlikely we will go out again soon. It's too bad. Her swimsuit is so cute!
As soon as we get the call to travel, I will need to book flights and a rental car online, so I should have a minute to post a note that we are leaving. So, if you don't hear anything from me it means we are still waiting.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"Be not afraid, O land; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things. Be not afraid, O wild animals, for the open pastures are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you a teacher for righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten -- the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm -- my great army that I sent among you."
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
But did He not make [a husband and wife] one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. “ For the LORD God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” says the LORD of hosts.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
I am overwhelmed to see the promises of God being fulfilled in such a mighty and awesome way. It has left me speechless. It is worth reading the entire passages. You will be so blessed.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Isn't she cute? She looks a lot like Tony and Tyler. Tony's eyes and Tyler's nose. Anyways, she's been really sick and is going to be spending a lot of time managing morning sickness. So, don't be suprised if you don't hear from her much.
The great news is that the expectant mom in Florida thinks that we will be great parents to however many babies we end up with and that Amanda needs a similar race sibling and she still wants us to adopt her baby!!! Wow!
Please pray for her. She has been struggling with high sugars and actually went into labor this week. They were very worried that if her labor continued she might go into diabetic shock, so they stopped her labor. She's on a strick diet and if her sugars are low enough on Monday they will induce her. Pray for her safety and health.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
What? I thought that's why he was working so much lately to prepare for being gone for up to two weeks!
We're hoping the baby holds out until Tuesday. Mike's coaching Tony's baseball team but his co-coach is camping until Tuesday night. The boys have a game on Monday night and Mike would hate to have to ask some kid's dad to step in a coach a bunch of kids he doesn't know.
But you know babies! They show up when they want to.
Fast forward to last winter when I'm visiting with a new hair dresser about my annoying flakes the never seemed to go away despite using dandruff shampoo and washing my hair only a couple of times a week. She told me the flakes weren't dandruff and I just needed to exfoliate my scalp with good brushing with a boar's hair brush. She also suggested using baking soda as an abrasive.
I finally decided to give it a try and was impressed with the results. I loved the process and was amazed with how soft my hair felt after squirting on the vinegar water. I still hadn't remembered apple cider vinegar so I just used some white vinegar.
This combination is also great for keeping Amanda's scalp flake-free and I love using an inexpensive natural product on her hair.
Next experiment? The oil cleansing method. I've already stopped my use of soaps and shampoos for Amanda because they are so drying and damaging to her skin. I just scrub her with a wet wash cloth and apply nice smelling oil.
I love simplifying our lives!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
When mom isn't looking, pop a handful of this dry mixture in your mouth.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Yep, it takes a special kind of person to put all that in the back of his head and work really hard, get things done, play hard and sleep peacefully at night.
It's a good thing I married to one.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is such wonderful news! Mike is so excited that we are adopting another girl and I am, too. The earlier due date means there's a better chance we'll be in Florida before our friends in Tampa and Orlando travel to Minnesota during the first week of July.
The reality of adoption is never far from my mind, but I am really beginning to plan for this trip and caring for a new baby. And praying that this is the one God has chosen and that he is guiding our steps.