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What I’m doing while I wait

In my previous blog post I talked about some of the things you can do while you wait for baby. Since I’m not working right now, I definitely find it helpful to have a project or two on the go. We’ve lived in our place now for over 3 years (I think that’s a record for us!) and I’ve been feeling the urge to clean out all our closets and go through the boxes we’ve had in storage some of which we haven’t even opened in 3 years! I’ve been finding lots of stuff I forgot I had and getting rid of stuff I no longer want or need. All of this will of course make room for the new stuff we will accumulate once we have kids. I still have a lot to do, mostly because I work at it pretty slowly, but I guess that’s good since it will keep me busy for a while. I also love to sew, but since my table is full of stuff right now, I don’t have the space to work. I’m looking forward to making a few things once this organization project is done.

She’s alive!!

Sometimes there’s just not much to say…or it takes too much effort to think of something to write.  That’s how I feel right now.  I’ve been working on alot in my personal life, including the change of diet.  That’s had it’s frustrating moments as I haven’t seen the results I was expecting, yet.  I’m still hoping that things will improve and I will begin to feel better soon.  How can it not be good to eat more fruits and veggies and cut out fast food??  Anyways, I’m sticking with it and I have noticed a decrease in my cravings this week.  Now I would like to see an increase in my energy level and less irritability.  Maybe my body is just slower in responding to the change than I thought it would be.   I guess there’s a reason why it’s a 6 week program, but one I hope to continue for much longer.  Isaac told me that one positive that has come out of this change in eating habits has been that we’ve discovered what a good cook I am.  Well, I don’t know how true that is (thanks for the compliment), but it’s been fun to try out new recipes, especially when they turn out well.  I think another positive is that Isaac is eating vegetables 🙂  If you know him, then you know that this is, in fact, quite shocking!

Anyways, I’m still out here and alive, in case anyone was wondering.

Wordless Wednesday – flowers

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Lake Tahoe

Over Labor Day weekend, we went to South Lake Tahoe for a night. We’ve lived here for almost two years and we figured it was time to go! We had a great time and I’m so glad we went, even though we weren’t there very long. It is such a beautiful place and we plan to go back again soon.


Our hotel was right off of the beach and our room had a partial lake view.


Sunday night they had a fireworks show over the lake and it was so amazing to lie on the beach, watching the sunset, and the stars come out.


On Monday we rented a paddle boat and went out on the lake.


We also walked around Heavenly Village, and drove to Emerald Bay, which had an amazing outlook area. It was packed with tourists, but we were able to stop and enjoy in spite of the crowds.


Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Isaac and I tested this saying this summer. In August we were apart for 4 weeks, while he was in Israel, studying Hebrew. I went to visit my family in Canada for three of those weeks so that definitely helped ease the loneliness that I was feeling. The first few days being apart (before I left for Canada) were the absolute worst. I was miserable and missed him like crazy. I thought about how much I missed him, loved him, and longed to be with him and it made me think about my relationship with God. I realized a few things – I want to have the same longing for God that I had for Isaac when we were apart. Secondly, I realized how much God loves me and longs to be in relationship with me. Those feelings I was having for Isaac are the same feelings that God has for me, only multiplied way more than I can even imagine.

So, we survived the 4 weeks, I learned a few things, and we proved the saying true. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

Psalm 139:17-18a
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!

O Canada, my home and native land

Tomorrow night, I’m heading up to Canada to visit family. Here are a few things I’m looking forward to:

My favorite place to shop
Iced Cappucino!

Dill pickle & ketchup chips – yum!

Oh yeah, and of course being with my family!!

Wordless Wednesday: View from Golden Gate Bridge

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