Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Good Day

Sue L. funeral was very special today. I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but being at funerals makes me think about what kinda've funeral I would like. Andy and I both agreed that Sue's was just perfect. The slide show that Dennis showed was really wonderful and the sharing about Sue as a person was real.

I started to think that I didn't know what type of songs where Andy's favorite. I know this is something that most people know in their sleep, but I would say both of us like alot of music in general but don't have favorites that we live with and love talking about. So that's what we talked about at dinner. What type of songs, in particular, we liked. It's funny how we have changed since we've known each other our tastes have changed as well. Like usual, I don't know recognize the artists when he names them but would recognize the tune if I heard it. Me, I have to humm out the songs I like and then he recognizes them.

Even Morgan screaming in the back ground during dinner was ok.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Huge Success

The garage sale was a big success. It was surprising as it was raining most of the morning and was dreary and cold. Of course people arrived before our time of opening. It amazed both Andy and I what junk, yes junk, some people buy. Of course their choice to buy it. For example, Andy was selling a old overhead projector, like the kind they use to use for worship at church where you had to stand and switch out the transparent lyrics, this lady bought it. She had no idea what it was or it's purpose or the name of it and was asking Andy how to use it and what it was for. Still bought it. OK whatever floats your boat.

Another surprise buy was the ladies who bought my old scrubs I wore when I worked in the hospital. Of course they've been washed but all I could think of when the ladies where talking about how they love to wear scrubs is what had been spilled or dropped or thrown up on them...you get my point. Laura, go for new scrubs ;)

There was surprisingly not much haggling and I hope I gave everyone the right cash back. Our garage looks empty! which is great. It's the cleanest its ever looked. We'll see how long that lasts but for now we'll enjoy it.

With the money we got Morgan a fish tank that she thinks is the coolest ever.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Garage Sale

In order to make more room in our house for baby boy, we are having a garage sale this Saturday. So this week, we've been clearing out closets, boxes underneath beds, and discovering how much stuff one collects. Andy and I have an agreement, we obviously can't keep everything that we use to own so we each can keep a few select items and the rest, even if it's difficult, we will part with them.

Isn't it amazing, you haven't seen or even thought about an object in years and yet the moment it comes to part with it, it's ''ooh no! I could use that!" and back it goes into the space it was until next year when the same conversation takes place.

I heard a organizer specialist (if there is such a job) say people keep unused stuff for two excuses ( and yes they are excuses) 1-what IF I might need it one day and 2-sentimental attachments.

We may not have a huge turn out tomorrow due to the lovely spring Nevada weather...we'll see, drop by if you want more junk/stuff :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Interesting Drive

As I posted previously, my husband went with his rambo friends for a 24 hour mission/camping trip. I had the privilege of driving him and another rambo dude out and back from the camping site. That was interesting.

This remote location was out in the boon docks! 30 minutes past Spanish springs and then another 20 minutes on a dirt road. My husband and his rambo buddy were talking while I drove (so I'd remember where to pick them up). They were each finishing each other's sentences and using so many military abbreviations that I lost track of what the heck they were talking about. All I could think of is oh dear God there's two of them!

No flat tires or blow outs and I didn't get lost in the Nevada desert plus Andy had a great time and came back so filthy Morgan barely recognized him and there was a trail of dirt he left where-ever he went in the house.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Random Thoughts

I love this weather, thank you God, that spring has come! The change of season is good to see, but spring after a long winter is sweet!

Hubby is going off with his rambo friends to do a 24 hour recon today. For normal people, that means staying up for 24 hours and doing missions/projects with a group.

For me, after working night shift for awhile, the mystery of staying up all night is forever gone. But I'm glad he is having fun.

Yesterday was our last small group for this semester. next semester I won't have my fearless co-leader/friend with me. it will just be me heading this group next semester. I'm glad that she is heading into a new season of life although she will be missed :)

Morgan will be two in a few weeks. Two years has gone by very fast and I have enjoyed almost every minute ;)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pictures of San Fran

Well here are pictures as promised. It was a quick but good trip. Traveling with a toddler makes any trip interesting. Of course we walked the streets alot and caught a Giants game and they won! Morgan hung in there for 7 innings which was better then we expected. It's a great city although having a map versus not having one makes a world of difference. I think I could write a small booklet about this trip and it would be titled " how to travel San Francisco without a map". A few tips for you future San fran goers
1- hold onto your map for dear life
2- Don't recommend wandering the streets with a 6 month pregnant woman who has to go to the bathroom :)
3- cheapest 24 hour parking is at 5th and Mission

At least the trip was memorable! We ate at a place called Joe's Crab Shack which has a great view of the pier and is a bar/grill restaurant. We'll have to try Jeni's recommendation next time ;).
Great city. Tim, we'll give you a list for you and Sue. You both have to go, it's a great get away

Friday, May 9, 2008

We're Off

We're going to get a break from the routine and head to San Fran. We never get tired of that city, and even if it's just for one night, we come back refreshed. Something about being around so many people and having a seemingly unlimited number of restaurants to choose from adds spice to life. Plus pushing a stroller in big crowds and finding the right trolley/bus to take makes it interesting. Farewell-

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cute Pictures

I haven't posted pictures in a while. The ones below are special as Morgan is now out of the crib and in a toddler bed. She loves to lay in bed and look at her picture books. I believe she is going to be a book worm. It's exciting to see her grow into this new stage of life. And she isn't just hopping out of bed each morning to wake us up at 5 am..rather she calls out from her bed...mama...dada...at 5 am repeatedly until one of us goes to get her :).

The cake picture is of my birthday and Morgan helping me blow out the candles. My husband baked the cake and it was the first one he has ever baked. It came out very yummy and Andy said it was so simple it was scary. Special life moments.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Innermost Parts

There have been a turn of events in the last few days that have made me think about that verse in the Bible where the writer states how God wants us to have truth in the innermost parts.

I was thinking what are my innermost parts and how do I want to know truth? I know that the opposite of truth would be living in denial or refusal to acknowledge the truth. Which doesn't change anything, I just refuse to admit it. The truth doesn't go away or change but one's denial just becomes deeper.

This is my best thought on what innermost parts are. For me that would be those places I don't want to go. Characteristics about myself, decisions I've made. Skeletons in the closet. Do I want to know the truth in those areas? I say yes but when it happens will I accept the truth? What if it's in area that I have denied for so long that it becomes a false reality for me.

I don't want to think that is the only place to be. The truth may not always be good news but pain to me and how I thought things were. One needs courage and hope to face the truth, that I've come to realize.