Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Humility is a requirement to be intimate with God. His greatness can be seen only by those who have none of their own. The less you see of yourself, the more you will see of God. it does not mean that you are not talented. It may be, in fact, that you are brilliant. What is does mean is that you are far more interested in looking at God than yourself. That is a sign of true humility.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This morning in church I was crying out to God asking him why so many things have to be hard right now for so many people that we care about. Why does marriage have to be so hard? Why do people have to get sick with disease that destroys? Why do we get so wrapped up in our wants as apposed to focusing on our basic needs? Then in only a way God can do he gently reminded me that he cares about all those things and wants us to lay them at his feet. It's not our job to carry the weight but to be his hands and feet.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I know this picture is dark but to funny not to post. Morgan had to swim all weekend so after two days of getting up in the dark Ryanne found a warm lap in the sun and was falling asleep like a cat getting her back scratched. She was SOOOOO good and such a trooper.
Oh and just a side note; if you have been trying to call me, text me, send me any kind of photo or left a message anytime today I won't be getting it. I went to return a text this morning and my phone exploded when I opened it. ooppsss. I guess I will be going phone shopping on Wed. Bummer huh? Oh and if your wondering no I am not that girl who is going to die with no cell phone for three or four days. Its not the end of the world. I will not need therapy, I will not talk into my hand for comfort or pretend to text in my sleep. I should be OK. Now if my blog was down therapy would be required. Hey, I have my limits people. :)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Here Dan is nice enough to pull the girls in the wagon out to the pumpkin patch since it was a long walk.
Last but hardly least Marines! Yup, you heard me right the United States Of America Marines.
We decided to take a before picture in case one of us died. Above you see Ruth, Jason, Dan, me and my sister in law Suzanne. Basically what they do is open up the Marine training base in San Diego one day out of the year and you pay actual money to go run your butt off and go through there obstacle course all the while being screamed at by Marine drill instructor's. I seriously thought I was going to die. No lie. I am NOT a runner. I never have been and try as I may probably never will be. I look stupid running and am slow, slow, slow! But being screamed at so close and loud that spit is hitting you in the face has a way to keep you moving. I felt like I was going to throw up. I prayed for God to come back, offered to pay a Marine to carry me, tried faking a heart attack, I did it all and no such luck. After it was over everyone kept asking if it was fun and I don't know that "fun" would be the first word that comes to mind. I am proud of myself and would do it again next year. I mean I am just getting the feeling back in my legs as I type so it may take me that long to recover. :)
Here are the three of us girls right after the race. See how red my face is!
Ruth, Me & Suzanne I mostly wanted to prove to myself that I could do this. That this stupid disease was not going to get the best of me and that I could still push myself to physical limits. I did all of those things I think. Physically I am sore but I don't feel as bad as I thought I would. The funny thing is for whatever reason the Marines did NOT like me and kept ganging up on me. When my push ups weren't good enough or right I had to do more, when I winced in pain they screamed at me for smiling. When I was going over the wall one jumped on top and screamed to go faster and some of his spit hit me in the face and he started screaming,"YOU WANNA' WIPE THAT OFF?? WELL DO YOU!!!!!" Ummm yes, but that's ok I'll just leave it cause it was not worth more push ups. :) A little dialogue to give you an idea of what my day was like. Oh and my husband would stay back with me (cause I was the slowest) until the Marines would start closing in and then he'd say, "bye honey!"
Marines: "WHAT ARE YOU SMILING AT?"
ME: "NOTHING SIR!"
Marines: "YES YOU WERE! WHAT'S SO FUNNY? YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME?"
Me: "NO SIR! I WAS NOT SMILING I AM IN PAIN SIR!!!!"
MARINES: "YOU HAVEN'T SEEN PAIN YET!!"
Me: "OK, SIR!!! WAAAHHHHHH!!!"
All the while they were running on my heels. I even had a bloody foot when I got done. They better never let me find out who stepped on me. ;) He,heeee! I think I will start training for next year. WHO-YA!!!!!!