Sunday, July 31, 2011

The employer

While I was driving to pick up Shauna the other night I was having a conversation with the Lord about my struggles and fears regarding our upcoming trip to Guatemala. Yes, I have been there numerous times however not one trip has been the same. My heart has been broken and changed on every trip in different ways. But this time, I am struggling in ways I can not put into words. So, during the conversation the Lord revealed to me....Greta Jo, You applied for the job. I am your employer. You went through a series of interviews. I read over your resume' and you fit the job description. I offered you the job and you accepted it. Now go to work and if you have questions or need guidance seek and he shall find, ask and it will be answered, knock and I will answer. Well, my first day is August 3 at 4:30am, I am packed and ready to work for the Lord.

Friday, July 29, 2011

I love

a good early morning rain.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

wordless wednesday

Greta Rebecca

Monday, July 25, 2011

Borders- happiness vs holiness

Jonathan and I went on quick dates to Borders bookstore for years. We loved to get a cup of coffee and walk around the store gathering books. We would skim the books at the table as we drank our coffee. Most of the time we would go our seperate ways in the store and meet back at the table with very similar books. We were very comfortable with short conversations regarding what we were reading. I also enjoyed sitting at the table and people watching. Those days are coming to an end as our local Borders store is closing. I will truly miss frequenting Borders with Jonathan.

I am struggling right now with happiness vs holiness. I am trying to understand the difference as a Christian. My prayer lately is that happiness vs holiness would be revealed to me. Does anyone else struggle in this area? Can someone please give me their view on the differences between the two?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Guitar player

Oh my sweet boy loves to play his guitar.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

wordless wednesday

heartbreaking and meltdowns

Well, I started back to work today. I put on a good show however my heart was missing my children. I wanted to be with them all day. I had their cute little smiles in my mind as people were talking to me. There were many times today when I would be listening to people however my mind was focused on the children. I know this will pass with time but for now its an adjustment. I remember the first time I dropped Carson off at the daycare. I had to pull off the road as I was crying so hard. As I have mentioned before I am only working three full days during the week for a few months until my FMLA expires.
Carson has bible camp all week. He is loving it. However he is coming home very, very tired and having full meltdowns over everything. He is getting so dark this summer. We apply SPF 100 on him and he is still tans.
Greta Rebecca will be seven weeks old tomorrow. She is 9lbs 20 ozs and 21 inches long. Wow, my girl is growing... She is tracking people and objects with her eyes. Her smile lights up her cute face. She is making all types of cute sounds. Everyone is so in love with her.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back to work already...

Tomorrow I am going back to work. I can not believe how fast eight weeks went. What the heck?

Monday, July 18, 2011

loving my blue eyed girl

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pure cuteness

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Tonight we had white pizza with spinach
Carson: Mommy this is good but I do not like seaweed on my pizza.
Me: Honey its not seaweed its Spinach
Carson: Well, its seaweed and it needs to stay on the beach.

Pool conversations:
Carson: Mommy the pool is jealous
Me: Carson the pool is jealous?
Carson: Yea Mommy feel it.
I still do not know what he is referring to...

Dinner conversation
Me: Carson it's time for dinner
Carson: What's for dinner?
Me: Pasta and salad
Carson: I do not like salad
Me: Honey, you loved it the other night
Carson: No I am it

Kiss Cinderella
Carson: Mommy I just kissed Cinderella on the lips
Me: That was nice of you
Carson: Oh it was gross.
Me: Why was it gross?
Carson: because she is my sister and has girl lips

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 11, 2011

Can I please....

play football this year?

can not sleep

The dog in
The dog out

Checked on the kids

Turned off the alarm clock

checked emails

fed the baby x2

checked on the kids again

turned on the tv
turned off the tv

packed Carson's lunch

did a few loads of wash

folded the wash

looked out the window...wondering why I can not sleep

praying to fall asleep

back in bed

back out of bed

The dog in
The dog out

and you are sound asleep....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

another busy weekend

boarwalk, swimming, baby shower, watching Noah at football camp, sleeping (in Carson's old swing), shopping, etc...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

finished my post graduate course

with an A. I am going to take a few weeks off before starting the next course. For the past few nights Carson was saying... Mommy when is "our project due"? I pray he is a good (if not great) student.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Getting my bags ready.....

we are leaving for Guatemala the first week of August (lots to pack). Carson and Cinderella are staying with my parents and Best.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday