Showing posts from December, 2009

Oooh... Aaah...

I'm inspired.

Thanks, KojoDesigns!

My favorites

These are some of my favorite gifts I received this Christmas...

Clockwise: 1. Sonicare toothbrush. 2. Clinique perfume pencils. They are seasonal and come in packs on three. My sisters and I each got one. So genius! No spills or messes. Just fresh smelling! 3. All You magazine subscription. Always filled with tons of thrifty things, which we all know I love! 4. Cold Tangerines. I heard this was a good book. Sounded intriguing! 5. Starbucks gift cards. These make me so happy! 6. Food processor. You know you're an adult when an electric toothbrush and a food processor are on your list of favorite gifts!

Four Christmases

We have tons of family. Between my husband and I we have FIVE families. I think when people hear our story, they feel sorry for us. And most people don't get, which I don't expect them to. For example, I mentioned how we have all five of our families in Houston, so even when we go in town for a weekend, we are constantly trying to see everyone - just to make time for at least one meal with each parent. To this, my friend responded that she understood because when they visit her husband's family, they have to split time between his parents (still married) and his brother... People don't get it. But that's okay. I've accepted that. And I know my friend meant well. Maybe it's better that people don't quite get it. I don't want people to feel sorry for us. This is just how life is. I've never known differently. In college, I came home for a weekend and tried to divide my time between three parents.

So yes, Christmas is crazy... and sometimes a bit …


I am done! I am finished with school for the semester! And I am completely finished with Bible and theology classes! Yea!! I love both of those classes, but they are a ton of work. So it's nice to have those out of the way. Only counseling classes left. And now I am actually on to my internship at Grace Community Church, Plano, where I will actually be counseling clients! So exciting, yet so scary, right?! I'm excited to finally be using my degree.

Sammy and Her Squeaky Toy

I got this squeaky toy free in the mail. I was going to put it in Sammy's stocking, but it appears she's afraid of it.

Sophie Annabelle Lungwitz

Read about Baby Sophie (mentioned in the previous post) at the site her parents set up:
Your prayers are appreciated!

It's one of those seasons... prayers are needed left and right... for grieving, for healing, for comfort, for good prognoses. None of it directly affects us. But many of those we love are affected by the hardships of life now and in need of prayer now... therefore it does affect us. We hurt with them.

A friend sent me this verse. Much appreciated. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

Sometime's life is hard.

I just sent an email to friends for prayer. Rather than retyping, I'm copying and pasting. I'm drained.

Hi friends,
I just wanted to send you a quick update on Ian, Tarryn's dad. He's not doing well at all and is back in the hospital. They are looking into hospice care, if he gets to come home. It's all just really sad. I know they aren't expecting it to be much longer before he dies. So I would just ask for your prayers over the next few days for the Macpherson family. Pray for comfort and for God to use this to bring them all closer to Him.
And on another note, I also wanted to ask you to pray for my friend Holly. She was pregnant and due in March but went into labor this week and had the baby at 25 weeks, which is the (I believe) the week that doctors say if the baby is born, it actually has a chance of living. While that's a praise, 25 weeks is incredibly early, and there is a ton of developing that still needs to be done. So please keep Holly, Ryan, …

Birthday Pics

My birthday was almost a month ago, but I just wanted to share some pics!