Around 7 AM Saturday morning I was awoken with a loud explosion sound. Very startling. Thankfully this has happened before so I knew it was the transformer (or something like that) from the power line outside our bedrooms. This has happened before in the middle of the night when it was terrifying so at least it wasn't as scary. But it did get us up and going nice and early on Saturday. The explosion knocked out our power for about 5 hours so we enjoyed a nice cold breakfast in the dark.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
So we ended up going with the thrilling option of dinner and a movie! Yay! No, really, we were looking forward to eating at Brio for the first time and getting to see a movie we had been wanting to see since October. Dinner was good - Brio is definitely as yummy as people said it was! On to the movie....
Gravity was good and pretty intense.
We really enjoyed our date. I got to spend a long amount of quality time with the love of my life. And if you are ever in need of someone to help you have a long detail-oriented conversation about planning a date, give us a call.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Alright here is my newest version of 5 on Friday. I am writing this during nap time on Thursday so it only seems fitting that my number one be.....
The "I Can't Sleep" dilemma. Scenario 1: You are exhausted and planning to sleep when your child naps, so you let your mind think about how amazing a nap would be. Then your child makes loud sounds and is highly energetic throughout her "rest" time therefore you never get to lie down like you hoped for. Scenario 2: You child falls asleep quickly. You have the time to rest. Your body is against you and won't allow you to actually fall asleep. Which of these scenarios is worse? I am leaning towards scenario 1 because your mind is so desiring sleep and yet with each additional loud crashing sound, you doubt that will happen. I wish I could help Eva sleep by cuddling up with her but I know from experience that doing so will only result in disaster.
TWOFriendly visits. We had another former student from our youth group visit us while she is home on break from college. We have known Mollie for years and love her so much! It means so much when students initiate getting to see us while they are at home. Mollie is about to hop on a plane to Spain for the semester and we are so excited for her!
MOPS. I've been looking forward to MOPS starting back all week! I love having this on my calendar and even Eva was excited when I told her that we got to go this week. She adores seeing her little friends and even thought to pray for two of them the night before we started back. I love that she enjoys going as much as I do. Also we played BUNCO, which is such a fun game.
The Bachelor. Yes, I will admit that I am usually a huge fan of the show. I am usually so excited to watch it on Monday night. But this season? For the sake of being nice I will just say that I am not a big fan of Juan Pablo. Some of the things he has done and said really bother me. I know it's a reality dating show, but still....have some class. For the record, I really hope Nicky the children's nurse is on of the top finalists (DO NOT TELL ME IF YOU KNOW) but then again, I kind of think she is way classier than Juan Pablo. I'm not even sure if I'm going to keep watching this season.
Chocolate cake. I just found a huge piece of well preserved chocolate cake in the freezer that is leftover from my birthday party. I had forgotten that I had saved this piece. It was wrapped really well and still tastes delicious! Also I realized I can just slice off tiny pieces and rewrap it so that I don't have to commit to eating the whole thing at once. I love some frozen chocolate icing.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Friday night we had some of our BSM students over for pizza. We have just selected 4 students to be our BSM Ambassadors (to act as leaders and be available for student ministry input) so we invited them over to hang out and go over everything. I did not get a picture :(
After they left we went to the high school basketball game. Usually the varsity boys' game is too late for us to watch but we were able to stick around and see some of it. Go Bobcats!
Saturday afternoon we had over our friends, the McKinneys. Andrew used to work with Ryan at Redeemer and they were friends even before that from Denton Bible Church. They brought their sweet baby, Eleanor with them. We hadn't seen Eleanor since she was newborn tiny. This girl is quite a cutie! Eva had a good time playing with her and even tried to share her favorite Buzz Lightyear toy, which sadly Eleanor is too young to play with.
5 on Friday that God has been doing great things and answered many prayers. I love having so many students in our home learning about how much God loves them.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Happy Friday! Trying to get back into blogging this year, starting with my 5 things on Friday.
Eva got the game Candyland for Christmas and since then we've been playing every day. I am loving seeing her get into playing a game and she does a pretty good job playing considering she is only 2. When I convinced her that the whole point was to get to the castle she decided that we should probably play 5 times a day.
Ryan and I have also been playing tons of the game Settlers of Catan. One of our friends got it for Christmas and we've been played it with him several evenings over the past 2 weeks. It may be nerdy, but we have so much fun playing! Also after loosing every single games for days I finally won the past 3 rounds that we've played!
One of the best part of the holidays is catching up with old friends. After Christmas we met up with some of my high school friends, some of whom I haven't seen in a decade. We've also gotten to hang out with many former students from our youth group who are home for the winter break.
Umm, yes that is a picture of a toilet, but no that's not one of my five things. Look down below the toilet and check out the new rug! I have been wanting a new rug for our guest bathroom for a while but it was always at the bottom of my list. I got a Target gift card for Christmas and found this one. Okay, this is actually the third one that I got in a series of exchanges - the first was too thick for the door to shut, the second slipped around too easily - but I love it the most of all 3! I had been looking in the bathroom rug section before and finally found this one in the home rug section. I love the color and design and it sure brightens up our little guest bath!
ANSWERED PRAYERS. I have been blessed to see God answer so many prayers lately, like having my cousin, Aaron, safely home from his tour in Afghanistan. God has answered prayers for friends finding places to live or jobs. Prayers for joy and communication. Prayers for our church. Seriously, so many prayers have been answered. Praising God today for all this!