Thursday, February 28, 2008

It works for me

This stuff is wonderful. I tell you it has kept me cold free all winter season. The moment I feel a cold coming on, I run for it and immediatly apply. I have seen both Adam and Bryson get so sick, but thanks to this wonder drug, I have avoided the germs. I don't know how with Bryson coughing directly into my face and all!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Truely Bittersweet

The past 7 months have been like no other. Our little family of 3 was relocated to Chadds Ford, PA from sunny (a nice word for "stinkin' H.O.T.") north Florida. To my husbands complete surprise, I was on board almost immediately. I was up for the challenge and actually was looking forward to change of scenery. What I didn't know is how much I would, in all reality, enjoy being here. The summer was so pleasant, I only remember one day thinking the heat was unbearable instead of days upon days of the stifling heat in Fl. Bryson and I spent a lot of time out doors going from park to park. Bryson and I really liked this one. We also joined a Gymboree class. It was there I met some very nice girls. They took me under their wing and really accepted us. For that I am eternally grateful. I also stepped out on a limb and met a girl here and also another here. I also joined a woman's Bible Study through this church. It really wasn't hard establishing a life that was enjoyable, and now one that I will miss so much.

I will miss:
  • Church on Sunday - I love Fellowship Church. The Pastor there is doing amazing things. They clearly love and put God first. They are real and relevant and are breaking down the misconception that church is boring. This church is anything but. . .their praise band is rockin! (am I too old to say that???) I knew we were in the right place when they busted out this songs by this band the first Sunday I was there. Bryson even warmed up to the nursery quicker than expected.
  • Gymboree on Mondays
  • Lunch with my friend, Jane on Tuesdays
  • Playdates on Wednesday
  • Trips to this beautiful place on Thursdays with Maureen and her boys
  • Gymboree free play on Fridays
  • Trips to fun places on Saturdays with our family
  • Did I mention church on Sundays?? :)
  • Occasional snow fall
  • Girl's nights outs
  • The cooler weather
  • Having a smaller place to clean
  • No yard work for Adam
  • Being closer to extended family
  • My many new friends. . .I hope I get to see them again or at least stay in touch via email

I will miss Chadds Ford, PA, but I am looking forward to being back home in my bed and seeing my friends and most of all going back to my church. God is so good and faithful. He does provide for all our needs and can do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or think!

Monday, February 25, 2008

My GPS and My Savior

Since moving (only temporarily) up to Pennsylvania I have found out just how difficult it is to get around up here. Some streets do not have signs, others may have a sign but it covered by a huge tree, or the sign is just eency weensy. I cannot tell you how many times I have been LOST.

I bought Adam (me) a GPS for Christmas. Nothing fancy just that popular Tomtom that was cheap(er) at Christmastime. It has changed my life up here in the north.

I was driving to a girls' night out the other day just thinking about how cool this gadget is. I had no idea where I was going, but I put full confidence in this small piece of technology. It was taking me to a place I had never traveled. I wasn't sure where I would end up, but as long as I followed the directions I would be in the right place at the right time.

Then it occurred to me. . . if I put even half as much faith in God that I do in that small GPS, my life would change dramatically. He loves us so much and wants to head us in the right direction, all we have to do is be tuned into him. It makes me even more hungry for his word. I desire to have more faith, I desire to live everyday more like him.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

To Scream or Not to Scream. . .

I think my son needs to do some re-prioritizing in his life.

Twice this week during his nap (oh, blessed nap time), he has awakened to fitful screaming at the top of his lungs as if someone was coming after him with a knife. I rush in to see how I can be assistance only to find he is holding his sock high in the air screaming "SOCK, SOCK!" Of course I rush to his aid and immediately return the offending sock. He then is able to go back to sleep. PTL!

However, I go to get him out of the bed yesterday morning, only to step in some very cold, squishy. . . something. . .YUCK. B stands up holding something dark saying ever so matter of factly. . ."poop." Ummmm. . .that isn't poop. My child had at some point during the night thrown up and promptly gone back to sleep without the slightest whine nor whimper. . . How can that be?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Thanks. . .I think. . .

My thanks go out to my High School friend for unknowingly pulling me into this land of the blog. . .I have been reading hers for over a year now and from there have found many others that I am interested in. . .I guess it is my turn. I all ready spend too much time on the computer as it is. . .why not blog?