Wednesday, February 24, 2010

my life

so i am writing to apologize for the lack of posting. my life has been insane the past few months. we hired an amazing woman to be my new boss and we are knocking projects out of the park BUT we have been busy busy busy!

the next little bit of my life looks like this:

  • training for my outside volunteers this coming weekend
  • assimilating those volunteers and the ones who trained last weekend onto teams
  • my bug is turning 3 in a couple of weeks
  • planning for and going to cambodia march 18-29
  • planning for good friday, easter AND strategic service sunday (the biggest sunday of the year) BEFORE i go to cambodia bc i get back from cambodia on march 29
  • strategic service sunday happens while i am OUT OF TOWN! UGH!! i LOVE strategic service!!
  • good friday is april 2; i dont think i need to do the math for you but that is only about 96 hours from when i get back. not too mention that i will still be in a fog from the time change
  • easter is april 4!
  • emailing and following up with the 150+ new volunteers we will get from strategic service
  • the amazing Drive conference is may 3-5
while i have all of these things going on that have dates attached to them i also have a marriage, a 3 year old, a house to keep clean, 3 blogs to keep up with here, here and here, i volunteer my time with redeemed (a ministry that helps women come out of the bondage of human trafficking) and we just recently went through a merger with wellspring living and i am the one making the schedule for march housing. i also work for a church and sunday is always coming!

so if i have been a bad friend or a bad blogger or a bad twitterer or a bad facebooker, hang in there with me and ill surface in mid may after i contact all of the amazing new volunteers that will want to join our teams!

things are so crazy i have TWO episodes of Lost on DVR and ONE Grays that i have not even thought about watching.

still love me?

ps. check back in about a week or so and i will have posted the link to our cambodia blog!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

words of wisdom from lucy

so we enjoyed a presentation today from a dear friend who has spent the past few years interviewing people who are 100+ yrs young! he encouraged us to find a centenarian and interview them. and while i do plan to do that i also thought i would ask my sweet grandmother, lucy, some of the #58 questions he gave us to get to know her better and see if i could soak up some of her wisdom.

stay tuned for part one later this week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

be my prince

there are some moments that make everything else worth while. this is one of them. my dad and my bug dancing together.

bug: will you be my prince OB? and dance with me?

brushing her teeth

so the other day i was brushing bugs teeth {i confess we DO NOT do it twice a day every day} and as i was brushing them her gums were sore and red so i made a note to myself that i need to make it a point to brush them every day no matter what.

so tonight it was time. i told her the other day that in order for her to not have yucky gums anymore we had to brush, otherwise her teeth would fall out. {gotta scare them right :)} so tonight before bed we went into the bathroom go the brush, put on the toothpaste and then sybil came out. you will remember her from when you met her here and here :)

so i told her she could brush them or i could OR i would hold her down and we would still brush them. she fought me and fought me so we held her down. went to bed, all was well. as she and i were cuddling up in bed doing our nightly routine she said:

bug: mommy im sorry i got mad at you
mommy: for what bug, me brushing your teeth
bug: yes, the next time, when i am a bigger girl, i will just do it by myself and not cry

then end :)