Monthly Archives: March 2008

Witness While Being Mugged

I just loved this video of this sweet lady! Hopefully I’ll never be put in this position, but if I am, I sure hope I can respond like she did. Enjoy!


Filed under Random


That’s right. My body was once again invaded by germs! This time I was awaken at 4:00 in the morning to the most horrible nauseous feeling ever! And let me just tell you (without being too graphic of course) what ensued afterwards was the most violent form of having food escape from my body that I have ever experienced! It was so NOT FUN!

Have I mentioned before how much I hate germs! Oh, I believe I have a time or two or three. And, yes, I do have an immune deficiency (my blood work shows that I am deficient in IgA). Guess we don’t need bloodwork to prove that when you see how easily and often I get sick, huh?

You know what is so bizarre to me is how that little, bitty, microscopic thing can manifest itself the exact same way in someone else’s body. It’s like it has it’s own little DNA map on it which allows it to know exactly how to make the next person’s life miserable. You see, Natalie did this very thing just the other day. She threw up, had diarrhea and then was totally fine. The germ is doing the same thing in me, although I do not feel fine!

In the midst of my experience at the crack of dawn, I said to Jason, “I definitely do not want to get pregnant ever again!” For those of you that don’t know, my two pregnancies were filled with puking every day for the whole length of the pregnancy. That’s right – 9 months, well, actually 18 months since it was times two! That’s a year and a half of nausea and throwing up! And let me just tell you, my body can not go through that again.

So, I am off to try and recover once again from the germ!


Filed under In my Brain

Happy Birthday Nicko!

Today our sweet Nicholas is 4 years old! It’s hard to believe, but I tell you, he is so proud! He holds his head high and says, “Today is my Birthday!” To celebrate we had a couple of his friends come to the park yesterday for his party. Everyone brought their bikes and we all played at the park most of the afternoon. It was a great day!

I was reflecting last night when we put him to bed how thankful I am for this sweet boy! We are starting to see more of his personality, which is really fun. He is a great encourager and is quick to say thank you to mommy for dinner. He is also very tender hearted and loving. And yet at the same time, he is more and more becoming a BOY! In fact, I have been known to think to myself when he is aggressive, destructive, or messy, “why do you have to be such a boy!” 🙂

Here are some pictures from his party:

spidey cake


golf clubs




Filed under About the Kiddos


The Girls’ Night Out event on Friday night was a SMASH! It was a huge success! I can’t even describe adequately how well everything went. The vendors were awesome and included massages, jewelry, financial planning, fitness tips, and eyebrow threading! I must say the eyebrow threading was my favorite! Then the food worked out great too, with three of our spouses serving on trays and an awesome chocolate fountain. And our speaker, Amanda Ober from WESH 2 news did a fabulous job! Her content was perfect and just right for our audience! We had just about 100 ladies there and 25 of them desire to have follow-up from us!

SO, I am very thankful for how well the evening went! But I would say, along with that, I am so thankful for how God helped me to stay calm throughout and even during set-up! Typically I can become overwhelmed and even start clamoring with things like this. However, I just went with the flow all day and night!

I must say one of my favorite aspects of the whole thing, was my renewed vision and calling as a believer in Christ. The day of the event, I was in my car listening to “From the Inside Out” by Hillsong United. I just cried out to the Lord in agreement with the words from this song. Here are some of the lyrics that resonated with me tremendously –

Your will above all else
My purpose remains
The art of losing myself
In bringing You praise…

In my heart and my soul
Lord I give You control
Consume me from the inside out
Lord let justice and praise
Become my embrace
To love you from the inside out…

And the cry of my heart
Is to bring You praise
From the inside out
Lord my soul cries out

As I looked forward to the event, I was renewed at how all I really want to do is bring Him praise! I want people to know Him and for His WILL to be done! And that definitely was the cry of my heart that day and I pray I will continue to hold that purpose true in my heart in the craziness of the world!


Filed under In my Brain