Wednesday, September 1, 2010

simple woman's daybook 9.1.10

for today:

outside my window... i see my awesome honda odyssey parked in the driveway that i am so thankful the Lord provided for us.

i am thinking...about our weekend vacation to santa cruz coming up with my family.  we are going to have such a great time!  the last time we went on vacation with my family was a little over 6 years ago.  back then asher was the only little one... now there are 9 of them! 

i am thankful for... the Lord's constant provision.  living as a family of six on missionary support is stretching to my faith every month, and yet every month He comes through for us.  so many times provision comes from the most unexpected places and causes my heart to be amazed at His care for our needs.

remembering... all the things left on the "to do" list for this week... checking them off one by one reminding myself that they each get me a little closer to our fun weekend.

from the learning rooms... yesterday i taught david that green light means go and red light means stop.  i laughed to myself remembering that my grandma used to tell me when i was his age that yellow light meant hurry up!

from the kitchen... pretty simple this week.  since we are going out of town we are using up what is in the fridge.  lots of lettuce and spinach in the fridge, so we get some really yummy salads every night to use it up!

i am wearing... all brown.  i must be in an earthy mood.

i am creating... beanies.  i think i successfully made one that will fit one of my kids' heads, so now i go to work trying to get a bunch made for christmas gifts for them all.

i am going... to santa cruz!  i have mentioned in the past how much i love santa cruz and how i got engaged there, actually this weekend 9 years ago!  so fun to go back there and i am sure we will go by the lighthouse where we got engaged because i am sentimental like that.

i am reading... genesis.  i am right in the middle of the story about God's promise to abraham that he would have a son by his wife sarah.  in genesis 18:14, God asked abraham, "is anything too difficult for the Lord?" in reference to sarah bearing him a son in her old age.  it reminds me of when gabriel told mary the her cousin elizabeth was with child in her old age saying, "nothing will be impossible with God." (luke 1:37)  both passages refer to the barren womb being opened.  as a woman, it just blows me away how God is compassionate and hears and answers the longings He put inside women for children and how He loves to open the barren womb.  in fact, this is the most recorded miracle in Scripture.

i am hoping... that i am able to calm my thought enough to enjoy my beautiful baby boy and all his sweet smiles and coos right now.
i am hearing... the sound of my kids playing and giggling.

around the house...we are trying to get ready for our trip, so there is a big pile of clean laundry on the couch just staring at me waiting to be done.
one of my favorite things... is the first smiles and coos of a newborn.  simeon is so so cute right now and i am enjoying him trying to communicate with me.

pondering... how moses talked with God face to face like a man talks to his friend.  i am trying to imagine what that would be like.  

a few plans for the rest of the week: santa cruz!  and bill is going to the call sacramento. 

picture for the day: 

our family of six, taken by the amazing myriah grubbs photography



BARBIE said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I use to spend time in Santa Cruz while we were dating. You will be very close to me! I had to laugh at your yellow light story. My grandfather use to tell me the same thing. I still think it's true! I would love to experience talking with God face to face! Wouldn't that be something. Have a wonderful weekend and I will let you know how I am doing with my reading when I return from The Call!

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