Thursday, May 28, 2009


Emmanuel is taking great pride in our lawn this year!!! I need to also get motivated and clean up the beds, mulch and plant some flowers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

International Friendship Connection

Last weekend at our church the whole atrium was set up for Global Outreach. Emmanuel and I hosted the International Friendship Connection table to get people interested in volunteering and hosting International students from nearby Kent State University.

We had a great time and got to know our neighbors quite well. They were a missionary family from Mexico and just delightful to talk with.

We are looking forward to many more events for IFC!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In Step with the Spirit

Tonight in our Young Professionals bible study we are discussing a short devotional on walking in "step" with the Spirit of God. Not rushing ahead, not lagging behind. Somehow finding that perfect timing of knowing exactly what the right thing to do is.

Doesn't that sound like you need a crystal ball?

After reading the brief article and thinking on the subject I realized that I would much rather rush ahead of God and see if things work out, then sit around and wait for a voice or thunderbolt from Heaven. But is that such a wrong viewpoint? I tend to think that if I start to pursue something, having peace as I proceed, if at one point God does not want me on that path He will make it abundantly clear.

I think it is oftentimes easier to see the wrong decision then to see the right one. I feel in life that in most areas, once you can discern blatant sin, we are faced with a multitude or right decisions. Probably all of which God will bless! We would drive ourselves crazy if we always contradict the "what if's" in life.

I also have experienced heading down a path that ended up being "wrong" only to have it lead to "right". Take for instance my decision to go to Law School in San Diego. After 7 months, I realized this was not the path for me. But I didn't regret starting down it. Instead it led me to my Graduate program that was a perfect fit for me. I would have never ended up in that program or in San Diego if I hadn't first started in Law School.

How do I know if I am "step" with the Spirit? I guess as long as I have peace, am not in sin and can see God's hand in my life then I am on the right path.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Really good Picture

We got a new camera and I thought this was a really good picture of our living room!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One Track Mindset!

I have to admit to overwhelming excitement about my upcoming cruise/30th birthday in 19 days!!!! Even though I will be 3.5 months pregnant with a slightly protruding belly, I plan on being in my swimsuit and sun hat for as much of my vacation as I possibly can.

Tonight I plan on getting the luggage out and taking stock of my current sun dress, flip flop, hat, tank tops, shorts and sunscreen stock to make sure a quick trip to Target is not in order.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What is for dinner?

So you know life has drastically changed when your husband eats 8 chocolate chip cookies and two glasses of milk for dinner on a Sunday! Well at least the chocolate chip cookies were semi-home made. Haha

On the upside- I got one bathroom and the kitchen floor cleaned!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Kentucky Derby Hats

You may or may not know this about me but I LOVE hats. I also have very fond memories of Kentucky Derby parties at my Grandparents home growing up. It was always a cross between Thanksgiving (lots of food) and Easter (pretty dresses and hats).

So this weekend- I plan on being on my comfy couch, watching the Kentucky Derby, wearing a hat just because I can!