Monday, April 27, 2009

It will be worth it all!

When We See Christ (It Will Be Worth It All)
Esther Kerr Rusthoi
Oft-times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,We're tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,All tears forever over in God's eternal day.
Refrain:It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;One gliimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,So bravely run the race 'til we see Christ.
Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,We're tossed and driven on, no human help in sight;But there is one in heaven who knows our deepest care,Let Jesus solve your problem — just go to Him in prayer.
Life's day will soon be o'er, all storms forever past,We'll cross the great divide to glory, safe at last.We'll share the joys of heaven — a harp, a home, a crown,The tempter will be banished, we'll lay our burden down.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


It is amazing how much creativity God has given the human race. Everyone is so different with likes and dislikes that are sometimes similar and sometimes unique. I can't even wrap my head around the fact that every single person is unique, never like a previous person or a person to come. That's pretty amazing. I enjoy hearing about different spots or moments in life that other people really enjoy. Here are just a few that got me thinking, I never would have thought someone would like that. Truly precious and amazing are the different people in our lives:

- enjoying lay-overs in the airport and actually picking flights that cause long lay-overs to soak up people, airport atmosphere, ect.

- vacuuming walls, although this may have been more out of necessity then a liking ;)

-planning a spontaneous trip. meaning going to the airport and just picking someplace to go and jumping on the plane. Not knowing where or any other details. That's pretty cool

Getting to know people beyond 'hi, how are you' opens up a whole other world. Very cool

Monday, April 20, 2009

5 years later

It was Andy and my anniversary this past weekend. We've been married 5 years and where did it go!! This last year has probably been the most enjoyable for us as we have finally, finally been able to work through issues we have had in the previous 4 years in regards to ourselves and other people.

To celebrate we went to a bed and breakfast up at the Lake. I love the fact that you don't have to drive far to get to lake Tahoe but it seems like a world away. On the drive back home, we stopped by one of the beaches and sat on some rocks just soaking in the beauty. An interesting note, we spotted another guy and girl sitting aways off and Andy and I spent nearly our entire time there trying to figure out if they were smoking pot or not :). Ahh good times! The final verdict was they were.

Cheers to the past 5 amazing years with a even more amazing man and onward to the next year!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Like That....

It's amazing how our lives can change in just one day. What we cling to for security is amazingly superficial. There has been alot of lay offs at Andy's work. Today a gentleman got layed off who was a good family friend of my family of origin and who had been there 10 years. We never thought he would be layed off but he was. He's in his 50s so starting all over again at a job from the bottom I couldn't even imagine. Just like that, he's gone. I saw the truck he use to drive parked back where there are rows and rows of vehicles that the company isn't using. It struck me as how empty it is what we cling to. Andy and I have said how we'd like to think that his job is secure enough that what he does can't be replaced, but that's just a security we put up in our mind. Whatever tomorrow brings it makes me grateful...

That Andy has a job to go to and that we serve a God that loves us and will provide, even if it's in a different way then we could ever imagine.

That what we see here right in front of us isn't all there is

That God has good things for our lives not based on how we perform but just because He loves us :0)

I'm also grateful that up till now, I have been able to stay home with my kids and I'm cherishing every moment.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


This year's Easter was very enjoyable. Morgan is almost 3 years old so she is more involved in all the activities and really did enjoy stealing her brother's eggs and candy. Lucky for him, just one egg and he was quite satisfied. Oh the weather though probably did make it extra special. I recall that the past years, the weather has been either cold and windy or cold and snowing. Come on spring!

Another reason for an enjoyable Easter was I enjoy when my family of origin comes and visits Andy and my church. They get to meet our friends and hear and see what we talk about and also see Morgan have fun with her friends running and screaming in excitement, sorry about that :(.

Combining both sets of grandparents and what we got Morgan, she has enough candy to last until Christmas, which Andy is already planning on hiding so I don't eat it all before July. But I will find it!!! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Random Thoughts

I'm so glad that our weather is moving closer to spring even though we still have some relapses into winter

I never thought signing up for swimming classes could be so tough. I swear the pool does not want to make it easy for parents to sign up. example

"can I sign up for the Tuesday/Thursday class?"

"we canceled our tuesday/ thursday classes because there were not enough kids"

"can I sign up for the monday/wednesday class?"

"well, you'll have to be put on a waiting list for that one"

Where is the logic in that

Although more then the majority of the time, Andy's boss is very crude and rude, he does have some funny moments. Andy told him that there were 2 bums peeing on the building outside and his remark was "good for them, saving water and going green."

Friday, April 3, 2009

No more Blood Bank!!!

I have never given blood nor do I really have a desire to but I almost did once when I was at my previous job. The incentive was if you did give blood you got a gift certificate to Starbucks so I thought I could endure the pain for that. I sat and answered their almost entire questionaire. All of their questions about where I have lived and if I had ever been in the UK in the 80s walked in cattle fields gone to Japan (yes to that one, no didn't walk in cow fields). It seriously took like 10 minutes of constant questioning. The guy was almost done and he asked are you pregnant and at that time I was pregnant with Morgan so no I couldn't give. Wish that would have been the first question. But lucky for the blood bank I was in there system so every month for the past 2 1/2 years they would call asking if I would give blood. Mostly they would leave messages and sometimes I wouldn't answer their phone calls. I know I know passive aggressive and I'm NOT doing that any more :). Thanks Andy for reminding me :)

So I picked up the phone last night and told the lady nicely that they could just stop calling me as I 'm not able to give blood right now. She told me she would take me off their list for at least 6 months. Great...So no more constant messages on our phone.

Now I just have to start answering the phone for those stupid auto warranty messages, credit card advertisements, and Dean Heller and all those other folks. No more passive aggressive! Although it is harder to get through to a machine that you're saying no then to a live person. oh well