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070516 – 070716: School prep!

This will be a hodge-podge of pictures from our past couple of days. 

I heard Judah squealing in his room for help… He was stuck. 

After my class at Michaels I walked out to a beautiful sunset. I like ending class with a little daylight to spare. 

And then Wednesday. 

I spent almost all day working on making Judah’s preK booklets. I got through with his first 99 days. 

I glanced over and saw our two inside furries napping together. 

And finally…

I cut Judah’s hair. And it… Got outta hand. 

Now he’s got a basically shaved head and he doesn’t look like my Judah! It’s taken me a lot of getting used to. He likes it, and that’s what counts. It will not be this short again, as soon as it grows out… I miss his long hair. 🙁
He looks so grown!!

Ok. I’m off to tackle Friday. Y’all have a good day! 

Devotional: Job 38 // Isaac

And who took charge of the ocean when it gushed forth like a baby from the womb? That was me! I wrapped it in soft clouds, and tucked it in safely at night. Then I made a playpen for it, a strong playpen so it couldn’t run loose, And said, ‘Stay here, this is your place. Your wild tantrums are confined to this place.’ Job 38: 8-11 MSG

I read this last night at church. I felt it was appropriate for the impending storm that is headed our way. Mr. Isaac is coming and we will get something – hopefully just rain, but if more, then we get more.

Either way – we need to remember who is in charge of it all anyway.

I love these verses. This is God talking to Job and God is asking him questions that he cannot answer. He then starts talking about himself. And I absolutely love the way the Message describes it all.

God describes the ocean as a baby, or a toddler.

There are places in the ocean that we have never even seen yet. Species of fish that we haven’t even named.

And God calls it a baby.

That definitely puts Isaac in perspective. We are making Isaac out to be bigger than our God, and our God is thinking, why are you scared of lil ol Isaac?

I trust in my God who is much bigger than Isaac and all the oceans combined. I’m not afraid of what Isaac will bring. My God will take care of me and my family. He has so far, right? Everything else is replaceable.

Pray for those who will be out in it helping others, and if you know someone who needs help, let me know and our church will do whatever we need to do to get them the help they need.

Please remember to check on the elderly people that live near you and remember your pets as well. If this does get bad – keep them in mind.

We can pray Isaac to pieces.

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Life Blog

So, the funniest thing that has come from Isaac so far is the comment from The Weather Channel, that Isaac will probably hit “The land mass between New Orleans and Mobile.”

Seriously? Yeah, it’s called Mississippi.

This is so funny to me that they literally didn’t think to say “Mississippi” instead. This has caused some major flack. And I heard (because we don’t have satellite) that TWC has been saying Mississippi like 10 times every hour now. They feel bad, y’all. Let’s cut them some slack.

Not much new going on here – Lucy’s starting to really warm up to Judah. I think she sees us being sweet to him, so she wants to be sweet to him too. Last night she kissed him on the head 3 times, without me asking her to! It was precious.

Lucy enjoys their baths, more than he does. That’s for sure.
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She puts bubbles on him and makes loud noises so he wiggles. Then she laughs. Then I set him back up right. It’s our process.

He’s getting cuter by the day.
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And more wide awake by the nights.
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Saturday night I slept on the couch with him. I knew Wesley needed the sleep, so I brought him with me to the living room, in which we didn’t sleep good, but 2 1/2 hours isn’t so awful right?

Uh.. who am I kidding?

Then last night he started again. Just couldn’t get full I guess. I don’t make as much milk in the pm apparently. So I ended up breaking down and giving him a bottle of my pumped ‘liquid gold’ and it helped me get a good 45 minute nap in, before he woke me up again around 12:30am.

He ate again, then finally slept good. He let me get about 4 1/2 hours, then I woke up around 5:30, fed him then decided that if I was going to get any stuff ready for this store, I’d better go then.

So I went to Hattiesburg and got as much stuff as I could. Sam’s was the only place I could find water, and I got lots of food and stuff from Walmart. Poor stock guys were all complaining because that was the 3rd time during their shifts that they had stocked the shelves. Poor guys.

I bet it’s nuts now. I’m glad I got home at 8:30 instead of shooting for maybe more sleep. I’ll just take a nap later today. I’ll recover. I wouldn’t recover from a crazy lady giving me an elbow for the last can of chili though. I’d throw some ‘bows myself. Ah, just kidding 😉

Alrighty – if I don’t post tomorrow, which I may try and sleep in tomorrow then I hope y’all make it through safely! (I’m honestly expecting lots of rain…)

See y’all on the other side!

Devotional: Isaiah 26 and Lucy’s adjustments

The path of right-living people is level. The Leveler evens the road for the right-living. We’re in no hurry, God. We’re content to linger in the path sign-posted with your decisions. Who you are and what you’ve done are all we’ll ever want. Isaiah 26: 7-8 MSG

This will be short this morning. I’m typing with one hand today. (Got a baby in the other).

This verse is simple. If you are following in God’s will like you are supposed to, God will make your path easy.

If you are constantly struggling, constantly fighting, constantly striving to get your life right, then you are probably not in line with his will.

It didn’t say He paves it with cupcakes and frosting… There will still be a couple of loose rocks, but your overall life will not be full of struggles.

He cares enough about us to make our lives not miserable. If your life is miserable… take a step back. Talk to God about it. See what His will is for you and see what steps you need to take to get on the path he has paved for you – not the one that the devil has for you.

Trust me – God’s path is much better.

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Life Blog

Sorry about Thursday and Friday. No blogs. You can pretty much bet that if there is no blog on those days – that’s because of  little man. He keeps me up some nights and I just can’t make myself get up and get going til around 10 or so.

But I’m here now, and we had a good night (relative good… you all know how newborn life is.) Even a great night with a newborn is still a poor night for any other adult standards. Last night I slept about 3 hours, then like 3 hours and 10 minutes, and then like almost 3 hours. Which added up seems like 9 hours of sleep… that’s plenty right?

Yeah.. except three 3 hour naps don’t equal 9 hours solid sleep. But It’s better than last week, so I’ll take it!

What else have we been up to? Not much.

I sang in Church on Sunday. It was interesting. Tricky sort of, to get the timing right. Judah hasn’t had a bottle at all, so I don’t even know if he would take one, and so I have to time the feedings and make sure that he isn’t hungry when I’m.. you know.. on stage singing. I did it with Lucy though, so I can do it with him.

Bedtime routine is getting a little more lively – with Judah finally starting to spend some of his time awake. Little awake boy!

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People keep asking me how Lucy is handling Judah.

She’s doing alright. Every now and then she wants to see him, or touch him. Most of the time she doesn’t.

She seems to be a little more on edge than normal. I think it’s because of him. Her temper is shorter, her patience isn’t quite what it was and I think it all stems from not having me at her beck and call like before. I still make time for just her. We sit and read books, and I still rock her from time to time.

She’s becoming quite the daddy’s girl too. She wakes up from naps and in the morning and says, “Want Daddy.” Then when I tell her he’s in the living room, she RUNS to the living room. I’m glad she is clinging to him and not just me.

She’s getting adjusted, but so are me and Wes. It’ll all eventually be a smooth family dynamic again. I’ll be glad when it does.

And, lastly, I cut bangs again!
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When I get pregnant, I get all this new weird hairgrowth, and it was all about the length of my bangs now. So to hide it, I have to just cut bangs. It looks better than having little whispies all over the place. You’ll see in pictures right after I had Lucy, I did the same thing. Dern pregnancy hormones making my hair nuts.

It looks better now, so that’s all that matters.

Ok – We’re going to the gym for me to do my light workout. Wes chose the workout last week, and it was too much. I’ll be choosing my own workouts for a while, thank you sir. No more sore for 3 days, Hubby… A good sore, but too much.

Hope your getting more sleep than me!

Baby Days

Man, oh man. The baby days. They are sweet. And long.

It’s a good thing Judah is adorable… If anything else made me lose as much sleep, I’d wanna hurt it. But I kind of enjoy my midnight minutes with my Judah bean. I don’t LOVE them, but they are tolerable.

It’s so much easier the second time around. The ‘dealing with a baby’ part is. Everything else is… harder. It was much easier to schedule life around one little person, but now, with two little people.. the scheduling is much trickier. Usually, we still go with Lucy’s schedule. Just easier.

So… what have we been up to?

A little playing on the slab…
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A little awake time…
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A little book readin’…
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A little shoe wearin’…
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A little eatin’ out…
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A little mat time..
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A little bit of boxing?
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YEP!
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I’ve started back working out again. Nothing real major, mostly getting ready to work out again. It feels good/bad. It’s a good bad, if that makes sense.

Nights like last night, don’t make for easy days, but I still got most everything done that I wanted to get done.

I think my kids conspired against me to keep me up. Lucy woke up crying last night, and that is very unusual for her. So I’m hoping tonight is better. We’ll see.

Well, I’m off to bathe a toddler!

Hope your weekend is great!

Devotional: 1 John 3 and A litte catching up

My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. 1 John 3:18 MSG

MAN! It feels good to be blogging again. I cannot promise that these will still be daily, but they won’t be every two weeks. Promise 🙂

And, might I add, MAN! This is a great verse. Spectacular.

The part that stands out most is this huge way that God works.

So, we love others, because God loved us first (boom on your theology!), and when we do that, we can really live.

And then the best part… We can really live, even when we encounter other people who try and make us feel like we aren’t worthy of living this way.

I love the part of this verse – “Even if there is something to it.”

Even if we aren’t worthy, and someone points it out.. maybe points out our most recent sin, or something that we struggle with on a more frequent basis, even if the person who is calling you a sinner is right, God knows that and tells us to keep on loving. Of course, this isn’t an excuse to sin, but we all slip up and just because someone catches us in the middle of it doesn’t mean to give up on living for Christ.

He is bigger than our worried hearts! He knows us in and out. Better than we know ourselves.

And look – if God says don’t worry about those people bringing up stuff about your life (again, even if it is true stuff!) then DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT! Just keep on loving.

He is bigger than your worried heart.

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Life Blog

Well, last night wasn’t too bad. I slept like 1 1/2 hours, then woke up, then 3 1/2 then woke up, then 3 1/2.

Never thought I’d say 3 1/2 hours is GREAT sleep, but when you have a 2 week old.. its awesome.

Ahh… 3 1/2 hours of sleep. Awesome. Those shouldn’t go together. But, they do.

A quick catch up of the past week. (This is mostly pictures)…

Lucy is starting to like Judah a little more every day.
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She likes to watch him with hiccups, and she likes to jump on the bed when he’s laying on it. (Which terrifies me).

Judah pretty much sleeps all the time. And no, I did not position him. He literally sleeps like this a lot.
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But he is waking up every now and then to show us his big pretty eyes.
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We finally got our slab poured!
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Judah was a lot less interested in the slab than we were.

Lucy, on the other hand, is quite excited about the slab.
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She rides her four wheeler (it goes on its own, and is SO funny watching her ride it!) and she makes daddy chase her and ride her on his bike. Which wears him out more than her!
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This is blurry, because I was letting her ride under my leg. She thought it was really funny.
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And Daddy got some one on one time with lil Judah bean.
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Pretty sweet.

Ok – that’s about it. You are pretty much caught up.

Life with 2 is… different. Harder different. I’m feeling good though – especially if I get two 3 1/2 hours stretches at night back to back! Judah’s umbilical cord thing fell off (FINALLY.. ugh, it was gross) and his little.. ahem.. circumsision ring thing came off too. This makes diaper changes, SO MUCH FASTER. I was having to doctor up his little.. wee wee.. and put alcohol on his little belly button, but now its just wipe and diaper. So, my night time feedings/changing’s have gone from around an hour, to around 30 minutes. Which lets me get back to sleep. And sleep is GOOD.

Ok, off to do some cleaning since I feel good and awake. Since I’ve been blogging, Lucy has attempted to take “Broly” (thats how she says brother) his paci, and has petted him on the head and said, “Broly. Broly.” Pretty sweet. I didn’t even coax her into it. Ha!

Hope your day is awesome!