Sunday, August 24, 2008

Abigail's Baptism!

Three down, one to go!

We had such a lovely day celebrating Abigail's baptism.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I love my husband

Ok, this is a bit of a departure, but really, with our 14th anniversary just passed, and our oldest daughter's 13th birthday just around the corner, it is time.

I wanted to write something flowery and beautiful about the love of my life, but you know, we're not something floral and beautiful. We're something else entirely. I think we're less like a boquet of flowers and more like artwork done by children on walls with the box of Sharpies pulled out of the drawer while mommy was in the bathroom.

We aren't beautiful, we're indelible.

Life in a marriage best described as unfading, steadfast, and indelible is pretty spectacular. It's a shame it doesn't make better copy. Girl Porn (otherwise known as Romance Novels) pales in comparison in every way to my life in this house, this marriage to this man, this life with this family.

So, please, ask me how long we've been married. Please, do, so that I can steal my grandmother's answer and tell you,

"Not nearly long enough"

Thursday, August 7, 2008

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Post Daniel Fast food ramblings

The pastor of our church ( Jeff Williams ) called us to a Daniel Fast for 21 days last month. It was a time of prayer for revelation of the Lord's will for the direction of the growth of our church.

I thought it was a really gutsy kind of fast to call, since this IS Texas. Calling us to be Vegan for three weeks was, in my opinion, inspired.

I made my lists for the groceries for my own meals, and realized that I was going to be in trouble if I didn't give up a long held prejudice about certain grains.

Now, here's the ugly truth. I HATE brown rice. Really, that processed Mahatma is my very favorite, but it was not on the fast. Whole grains only, you see? I have always liked those packages of Uncle Bens Long Grain and Wild rice, though. I went to the HFS and found this product. I really like Bobs Red Mill Whole wheat pastry flour, and pretty much everything else I've gotten from their product line, and this rice did not disappoint! It has a rich nutty flavor, and is not really like eating 'rice' as I have ever known it. I discovered, after I had eaten up the rice in the first package, that I can buy this kind of mix of rice in the bulk bin at my HFS, is just as good, and requires less driving on my part.

Now, if only my husband and children were as excited about it as I am ;)