Thursday, January 29, 2009

This time last year....

I am constantly amazed at how much kids change and grow! Reese is much bigger now, and that personality is coming alive more and more!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pain, Joy, Peace

I am so excited to have started a bible study! We are doing the Beth Moore study..."A woman's heart: God's dwelling place." The title drew me in for sure. It is a great mix of woman from our church...grandmas, moms and single women. We went around the table to introduce ourselves a little. As people were sharing I was listening and thinking about what I would say. When it came to me I surprise myself by saying "I have lived in Gig Harbor seven years and had my daughter 6 weeks early..." Really?! That is how I am introducing myself? Reese is a healthy, spunky little toddler now and I still feel the need to tell others she was early? Wow.

We got started in our study that night by reading about the Garden in Genesis...God asking Adam and Eve "Where are you?" No doubt he knows where they are, He is seeking to see if they can express to Him where they at...if they understand why they are hiding from Him.

Where am I? I have gone through the pains of a tiny baby and am now experiencing the joy of a toddler. I am starting to again seek His deep, steady peace to cover over all my fears. I am longing for fellowship/friendship with other women. I am trying to believe with all my heart that the Lord will provide.

Where are you?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Clothing options

Time for toddler fun! Reese has opinions about what she should, or shouldn't wear. Boy we are in for it!! But she is so much fun! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A new name?

Looking over the titles of the articles on my "Parents" magazine and "Parenting" magazine I think they should be renamed to "Mothers" and "Mothering"! No articles in there that my husband would find interesting.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Climbing...on anything and everything! Reese is determined to master this new skill. Up till now she had been satisfied walking and running. Then after Grammie and Gramps came to visit, she found an interest in climbing. Weird. I have no idea why! ;)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Changing my step at a time

I work on Fridays and Matt watches Reese for me...a daddy day! I had time to be alone in the car and alone with my thoughts. I turn 30 this year. That in itself is motivating me to take better care of myself. I have not been in running shape for two plus years. After having Reese and working to get back in shape, I found my new metabolism to be wonderful! I could run or just walk a little and still lose weight! That has never been the case for me. That metabolism has left now and I am back to work.

Motivation is the key for me. I don't have a great sense of style nor do I wear any make-up so looking fit is all I have! Yet I don't want that to be the reason I will always leave me frustrated. I want to run to teach Reese how to be healthy. I want to run to feel good again, to run with ease, to run long runs be alone with my thoughts. So here is to changing my life, one step at a time.