Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To Be Honest...

Browsing through my facebook I see people posting statuses, writing on people’s walls with the acronym “TBH.” I was first unsure as to what they mean but come to find out they stand for “To Be Honest.” This sparked an idea. I’ve decided to write some “To Be Honest” posts to share some things that about me. Since today is National Honesty Day I thought of no better day than today to start this. So here it goes….

To be honest, my daily walk with the Lord is neither what I want it to be nor what it should be. When I first got started in a daily quiet time, in my teen years, it took some work to get the routine going. Once it started it changed my life in so many ways. Seeing the changes it made in my life and the closeness I felt to my Lord and Savior I strived to continue to do to it every day. Things were going pretty smoothly until I moved back to the states and went to Bible College. Now you would think that going to Bible College would strengthen my relationship and improve my walk with God but for me it seemed to have a reverse affect.

I grew up in a Christian family, went to church every Sunday and lived overseas as a missionary with my family, but the year I went to Bible College it seemed my view on the Christian world was shattered. No, I’m not saying that I started to doubt God but I did start to question people. While at school I was surrounded by people who called themselves Christians and I’m sure many of them were. They would read their Bibles, discuss scripture passages amongst themselves, pray for each other for every event that came by and yet in my eyes I saw it all as a show. They did all these things yet I saw what went on behind closed doors, things they said and how they treated me. This started my doubt in people. Leaving college many challenges followed me that again hindered me in my walk. Ever since then I’ve had this great struggle. Slowly but surely, improvements have been made. Relationships with people and with God have been mended. Though my walk is still not where I want it to be and I still struggle with it, I’m happy to see and know there has been major improvement from what it used to be.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Patio Makeover

Oh goodness gracious me, where has the time gone? Life just keeps getting busier and busier, with doctor appointments, errands and just life piling up those few free moments I can grab for myself I spend trying to rejuvenate myself for the next series of life’s adventures. So I have not had the time to be able to sit down and write a post. It’s funny how life can slip by so fast like that. I won’t bore with day to day activities that have been going on. Recently, we were (finally!) able to make our back patio a nice relaxing place to enjoy during the warmer weather. Last summer we had Mozzie (and I was pregnant) and he was using the area for his “bathroom breaks” so we were not able to spruce the area up. But since we no longer have Mozzie I have been itching to get out there and place my little magical touch on it. Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture, but believe when I say it is now a major improvement from before and that’s just with a few simple changes!
The neighborhood stray cats decided to visit ;)

My little garden 
Theo LOVES his new pool
We have a chair out there that is not in the pictures. I just love that I can now go and sit outside, relax and enjoy the outdoors especially in the mornings. We're hoping to get a new little grill out there sometime so then we can have cookouts during the summer. So excited!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Theo at Five Months

Theo at five months:
-Sits up by himself unsupported
-Since learning to sit up, does not like to lay on his playmat, so it has now been turned into a ball pit.
-Loves to eat bananas
-Loves food, he’ll want anything that you’re eating, I can no longer eat in peace haha
-Smiles a lot
-His hair on the back of his head stands straight up
-Likes music and lots of noise :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Family Vacation

We’re back after a week and a half of vacation. It was a really nice trip. It was also a very long trip. We went to Hyeres, France to visit Michael’s family and then on our way back we went to Florida to visit mine. We took eight flights in ten days! This was Theo’s first time flying. For being as young as he is he did really great! People on the plane would comment on how quiet he was! I’ll do a later post on some tips that I found helpful while flying with infants. Although he traveled well on the plane, he did not handle jet lag very well. Let’s just say a jet lagged baby is NOT a happy baby. Thankfully he got over it after a day or so. We really enjoyed our trip but we are so glad to be back home and getting back to everyday life. Looking forward to the next adventure we will have!