Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Night Plans

It's Friday night! And since Stephen is off to Secret Church tonight, Caleb and I are gonna play! I took a few pics of my sweet boy and just had to share them. I know there's at least two grandma's out there that will love them as much as me.  :-)
 Caleb has been extra happy, talkative, and full of laughs this week and I am loving it! He was sick with his first ear infection last weekend, and that was no fun. Lots of pitiful crying and whimpering which was enough to break this mom's heart. But thankfully he's all better now and I think the quick change from ear infection Caleb to healthy Caleb has made me even more aware and thankful for the smiles and laughs.
So my plan for this Friday night is to get as many laughs and smiles out of Caleb as I possibly can. So far he's on board with the plan.  :-)

*I was just holding Caleb over my head in the air and laughing and a drop of his drool fell IN MY MOUTH. EWE GROSS!!!*

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Love You, Honey!

Just wanted to take a minute to give a shout-out to my wonderful husband.

I love being married to him. He makes me smile and makes me laugh, even when I'm in a bad mood.

He helps me so much around the house and with Caleb. He is such a servant. He is a fantastic Daddy - I can't tell you how much joy it brings me to watch him and Caleb interact. Caleb literally lights up when Stephen gets home. I love how silly Stephen can be and how he and Caleb play together.

I love that he can have a long conversation with absolutely anybody. I love that people feel comfortable opening up to him and that God has blessed him with wisdom and discernment to counsel others.

I love how he stands up for what is right and true. I love that he is passionate about the things of God.

I love all the incredibly random facts he knows about pretty much everything. I always think he's making them up, and then he gives this perfectly logical explanation of how he knows that completely random fact. Amazing. I love his awesome memory and that he can give details of just about everything that happened yesterday, last month, last year, and even twenty years ago. He'll rattle off names, places, dates and details like they just happened. I can't even remember what I had for lunch yesterday.

I love that he has MORE books than I do - WAY more. I always wanted to have a library in my house (one little way God blessed me with more than I even thought to ask for in my husband).

I love all these things about my husband and a million more.

Thank you, Lord, for Stephen. What a precious gift you have given me in him.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Book Review: Captivating

Unveiling The Mystery of A Woman's Soul
By John & Stasi Eldredge

I just finished reading Captivating and I really, really liked it. This is a book about restoring the heart of women to live full, beautiful, captivating lives as God created them for. It's a book about femininity and God's specific design for woman.  It delves into the wounds and lies that steal hearts and reveals the freedom that can be found through God. It's a great book and I would definitely recommend it.

I was a little skeptical of Captivating before I started reading it because I knew it had been popular a few years back and I tend to be weary of "popular" Christian culture - feel good ideas with very little biblical Truth behind them. I also thought that a book about "being a woman" was going to be overly cheesy and sentimental. I was very pleasantly surprised by Captivating. While there were a few moments in the book I thought were a little over-dramatic, the majority of what I read was biblically based and rang true to me. I especially liked the way they described womanly beauty in this book - as a reflection of God's beauty and coming from a heart at rest in God. So good. I could go on, but I would suggest you read more for yourself. I think you will enjoy it!

I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So Wonderful

Thank you for the flowers, honey! You are too good to me. I love you more every day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

5 Months

Our little man is 5 months old! What a big boy Caleb is becoming. He's very active and has started rolling over some, although every time we try to catch it on camera he stops. I think he's getting cuter every day! His hand-eye coordination is really developing and he's getting very good at reaching for and grabbing things he's interested in. He absolutely loves his daddy and lights up anytime Stephen is around. He's also gotten very good at eating cereal from a spoon - if we can just get it in his mouth fast enough! He still loves to eat!We're so thankful for our precious baby boy!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rick & Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Grub

It's time for another book review! I just finished reading Rick & Bubba's Big Honking Book of Grub. When I requested this book, I thought it was a cookbook by two of my favorite radio talkshow hosts who call themselves "The Two Sexiest Fat Men Alive." I was a little surprised to find that it was actually a book about food - specifically Rick & Bubba's thoughts on food - with a small selection of recipes at the end. I listen to Rick & Bubba on the radio every morning on my drive to work and I think they're pretty funny. This book is obviously meant to be comedic, but I honestly didn't think it was that funny. I kept thinking that if I heard them saying these things on the radio, it would be great, but reading it on paper just isn't the same. I liked that each chapter was split into short sections, so you could pick it up and read small sections at a time. I would use this book more as a time-passer - stick it in the kitchen or on an end table to grab for a few minutes at a time. I will say this though - knowing how much these guys love food, I'm looking forward to trying a few of their favorite recipes in the back of the book!

I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review.