Friday, November 23, 2007

Heading West

Well, sorry so long since the last post. We are back from a wonderful vacation in DisneyWorld and we are now up to our ears in cardboard packing boxes. We will drive away from Green Ray Drive and head to E. Camino de Limon Verde next Thursday evening after the girls get out of school. I know, the street name is weird, it might take a while to get used to. In English, it means the Eastern Way of the Green Lime!
Ha, hilarious!!!!!I will post pics from Disney and everything else after we move since right now that's all I can think about.
Our little Grace is 3 as of the 18th and she lets everyone know it! This weekend is supposed to be really cold and rainy so if you're a Houston friend of mine, come over and drink some hot cocoa with us...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Why I Loved My Job Today

Today, I especially loved my job as a postpartum nurse. I had a 17-year old pt. trying to deccide between keeping her son or placing him for adoption. I got to be right there when she looked at me and said she wanted to take him home. She said the father of the baby was going to start working and she was going to finish schoolThe cool part was that she never got to nurse him yet because she had planned to give him up. When we offered her a breast pump, she filled up a whole bottle and the look on her face when she realized that she was able to give something so awesome to her preemie baby(he was 7 weeks early)! I walked her out to her car and got to say goodbye. I'll think about her alot. She's so young but I have no doubt she'll be a great mother to her son. I also thought it was so great how supportive her parents were. They were right there the whole time, supporting whatever decision she might make. They were great parents.

Pizza, Pizza!

So, I just had the BEST pizza last night! I can taste it right now. My my mom had us for dinner last night and we all made our own little mini Boboli pizzas with fresh toppoings and fresh cilantro. It was heaven on earth. I think I'll start a weekly pizza night!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Someone's Grace


We don't watch the news much, but the following story makes me want to write and write and write.
About 3 weeks ago, a little girl was found in Galveston in a box. She had been dead for 2 weeks at that time. Since then, NO ONE has come forward to acknowledge that she belongs to them. Absolutely, no one claims to know her.
Well, a police detective who specializes in these cases, took it into his hand to giver her a proper burial with a beautiful wooden cross and pink flowers.He named this little girl Grace.
The ironic thing is she is suspected to be between 2 and 3, closer to 3, she has long blond hair, blue eyes and her name is Grace. The computer-analyzed picture makes her look just like our Grace. That hit home. Life is so precious and this little girl deserves to be remembered, to be honored. I'm so thankful she's with Jesus now.They held a beautiful service for her. We will think about her when we celebrate Grace's 3rd b-day in 2 weeks.
Please pray they find someone who knows what happened.

Arizona, Here We Come!


so the good word is that we sold our house!

This weekend while we went camping, a couple from Europe made an offer, we countered, they countered, we accepted and we roll our little wheels from the grassy flatlands of Texas to the sandy dunes of Arizona of November 30, approximately, if all goes as planned. Wow, are we excited and freaked out all at once?

My biggest concerns thus far has been to make sure all our friends know and that we get to hug all their necks!

I don't know what we'll do to guarantee that but if you could pass the word along, that would help.

To be honest, out of my whole life, this is THE biggest faith journey I have ever taken with God. I vascillate between trusting Him and deciding what I can do to "make things work out."

Honestly, I think I have a hard time simply being in Him. I always have to be doing something. This'll be good for all of us. The girls are pumped about seeing Mr. Austin(they thing he's funny). Glory can't wait to see my cousin, John Mark, who lives there(she calls him her boy), Grace, can't wait to have Finley over to eat popcorn and watch High School Musical, and I can't wait to get there and blog to all my friends about the rocks in my front yard and the gym membership included in our rental! Not to mention the amazing sunsets.

Ha, if I can just GET to the gym!!!!!!

The job transfer is being worked out as I write..Jonathan's boss took the news great and is supportive. He's quitting his job soon to attend seminary, so like-minded, I guess you could say!

I'll tell my managers tomorrow and that'll be strange. Memorial City was my first job after receiving my nursing degree and I've been there over 4 years.

If you get a wild hair to pack and drink a daiquiri, please tell me. I'll give you whatever you want if you want to help. We have alot to do in the next few weeks!

Thanks for your prayers and your support. We love you!

It's a Cat-Cow Halloween!

Here's the Halloween pic. We sure had fun at our church's fall festival! Tons of candy to prove it and I got a kick out of watching Grace smear her balck cow spots into gray all over her.
Maybe next Halloween I can dress up and share in the candy-getting. Glory asked me this year, "Mom, are you gonna be anything or just a leggier mom"? Leggier means REGULAR. We're working on our consonants!