Sunday, January 28, 2007

Happy 5th Birthday Julia

Yesterday was Julia's 5th Birthday. I can't believe how time has gone so fast. We had a wonderful Princess Tea party with her 3 friends from school. It was fun to get to have them over and see what God naturally created in these girls. They loved dressing up and feeling pretty. Julia had a great time and definitely a birthday she will remember.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rest in Peace

Today was a sad day for me. My basil plant (pictured below) died . Those of you who have eaten in my home over the last 6 months will know how important that basil plant was to me. Some friends have made fun and said that I loved it more than my first born child. While that was not completely true, it was close!! I cringe at the thought of paying $3 for a tiny sprig of basil at the store. My heart and tummy long for the spring when I can try to grow one again.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

This is my sleeping beauty. For several months I would have to put her back in her bed because she would be sleeping on the side of her bed. I was able to turn the light on and take a picture without her waking up. Since Harrison got his Fire Truck bed...which, if you step foot in our house you are grabbed by the hand and told to come see his "Ire uck ed" any way, since he got his bed we moved her bed and she hasn't done this since. She is so funny.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Last night in group we discussed Mothers/sisters in our Captivating book. It was a great conversation that really made me thankful for my sisters. No, not my family sisters - they have not spoken to me in a couple of girlfriends.
I am thankful that God has given me several really close friendships in my life. He gave me people when I needed them most. I miss some of them dearly. Yet, God has provided new friendships. They are not the same as before, but they are also good. The different levels of friendships are interesting. What makes us so drawn to one person immediately and others it takes time and work to get there?
I have some really wonderful friendships right now. The girls in my group are amazing. Each relationship is just a little bit different and they are all unique in their own way.
I treasure each one of them. I am thankful that God has put us together for this season.
I am sad to think about us not meeting together after this book is done. I know that God will provide new relationships and perhaps deepen some of the old ones.
I am looking forward to the future but also sad about chapters closing.