23 October 2008
Today we went to the pumpkin patch. My hubby couldn't come - but I ventured out with some friends and the boys had SO much fun. We were there until lunchtime - not like I didn't have anything to do at home!! And now - the boys are at their grandparents, and we are finishing up the final details of packing. We're off for the airport at 7am and heading for Miami.
It all seems surreal ... is it really happening?? Have we really left our boys *sob*?? Will we really come home refreshed and ready-to-go?
Sure hope so!
Here are some pics of our day ... sorry - but I really think we have the cutest little guys in the world. Oh dear - is that a tear??
22 October 2008
The toes are still good, but my mani is no longer *grin*. It got ruined during my piano playing at the WA Conference ... ah well!
my leg looks weird ... that's because there's CHOCOLATE on it!!
my stubby little piano fingers.
our happy toes.
And finally - last night, we carved our pumpkins. My hubby and I each took on our own project, and had SUCH a great time with our boys. Because we're leaving for the Caribbean in 2 days, this will be the last "fall" thing we do before November comes. And that makes me a little sad. I LOVE October - and can't believe we're missing Hallowe'en with our kids. That just seems wrong. But tomorrow, we're going to the Pumpkin Patch, and we DID do the carving - so hopefully not too much will be missed!!
SO - I'm off to pack, make lists, clean, bank, make dinner and have some trampoline time with Tias in this GLORIOUS October day. Hope your day is full of special things ...
20 October 2008
Sicker than sick and heartbroken that I had to bail out of leading worship at the Women Alive Conference on Friday night. Thank GOODNESS my friend NL was able to save me (after what seemed like a million turn-downs from others...) and it all worked out. I was able to lead on the Saturday and it was a really fantastic time. I love being a wife, a mom, a friend - but at the very core of me, I am a worshipper. And that is where I feel that I am WHO I am the most.
And coming up? Well - we leave for Miami on Friday morning and are off to the Caribbean on a 7 day cruise for our 10th Anniversary. Wait. Did you see me jump up and down? NO??? Look again .... see. There. I did it again.
SO - Phoenix was LOVELY - full of "family time" and sunshine. AND I was able to get a lot of digipages done ... here are a few to enjoy.
click images to enlarge
15 October 2008
12 October 2008
11 October 2008
I did "The Biggest Loser" a couple months back, and have sadly gained a couple pounds back *sigh* and it totally taints how I feel about myself. What is WITH that??? When I walk into a store and eye a top I'll think "Hmm ... I'm pretty sure those sleeves will cut the circulation off of my heifer arms," or "Nope - you have to have a chest to put it that one ...". And I don't try things on based on my vision of what I think I look like.
Now - it's true - there are things about each of us that we don't like. Maybe even things that we would all agree arent, well, attractive. And we cover and disguise those flaws as best as we can. We feel GOOD about ourselves when we master those disguises, and even brag about them: "Oh this top?? It magically covers the hairy mole that dangles from my shoulder." Ok. Well, maybe not exactly THAT. But you get the idea.
I saw something on t.v. a while back. This lady, who lost a bucket load of weight, had a distorted view of her body. So the host asked her to draw a life-size outline of what she thought she looked like. Then, he laid her on it, and sketched the TRUE outline with a different colour marker and had her stand up and evaluate it. The comparison was shocking. She saw herself so differently than what she really was.
Isn't this the case? Bad skin, stretch marks, small feet, big feet, honkin' nose (oh, I know all about that one) - whatever it is - how do others see you? I'm sure it's different than how YOU see you ... and most importantly, it's not how our Father sees us.
So, tomorrow, when I put on that shirt that is 2 pounds too tight because I chose to have dessert 3 days ago (ok - and a few other things too ...) I am going to chose to see myself the way He does. And when I put on my makeup and get frustrated with the crooked face (oh yes, it's crooked) and do my hair that separates in lumps if I don't wash it daily, I will choose to see myself the way He does.
At least I'll try.
Tomorrow - I'll post some pics. I've got some super cute ones, but it's already almost tomorrow *11:40pm* so I'd better post THIS one now ... so I can post that one tomorrow *grin*. Did you get that??
Nighty night friends. And if you have any thoughts on this - would love to hear them. Wisdom from many brains is better than just one *wink*. That is, if you consider any of that grumble wisdom *wink wink*.