My cat Dolly is such a loud cat. I'm not sure if this is typical for a cat, but she is so loud sometimes! It is pretty funny at times, but not in the middle of the night! She is quite the quirky cat, but she is such a sweet thing. She drinks water by dipping her paw in her water and licking it off her paw. I should video tape that sometimes! She just turned 9 years old on Saturday. I have had her since she was a kitten, so we have had a lot of years together. Anyways, here is a video of my sweet cat "talking" to me...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We had a wonderful anniversary. Jeff took the day off of work, so that made it even better. When we got up this morning, he made us breakfast. He bought me a beautiful azalea for our anniversary, and I can't wait to plant it in the yard. Later in the morning, we went to Lowes and bought a bunch of perennial flowers, bushes and shrubs. We bought them to landscape the area in our backyard around the new window Jeff put in the basement. We also bought a fountain today for that area. Jeff put landscape fabric in the flower bed when we got back to the house, and got the plants ready to plant. Evie helped me weed the front flower bed.
Tonight Jeff's Mom watched Evie, and Jeff and I went out to dinner. We went to a new Italian place, and the food was wonderful. Afterwards we went to a nursery and looked at more plants, and sat and talked while we enjoyed the beautiful weather. Mom took a picture of us today, for our anniversary. I am so thankful for these past 14 years. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. He is so good to me. I couldn't ask for a better husband. He is truly one of the best gifts God ever gave me.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
She had homeschool gym class at the YMCA today, and after that she decided to free the ants. Maybe she felt bad making them stay inside on such a nice day :). Jeff took Evie out for a date tonight, so I have had some time alone. For Evie's first 4 years of life, I was always with her and never left her. Jeff kept trying to get me to have some alone time, but I didn't take him up on it. I realize now that alone time is very healthy, and I am starting to really enjoy it again. It took me awhile though! I hated it at first because it felt so foreign. Jeff is trying to take her out or completely take care of her at least once a week because he knows I need some breaks. He is so thoughtful :).
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I go once a week to Healing School with my Mother-in-law, and it is such a blessed time. There is usually a small group of us, most of the time just ladies (probably because it is in the morning when men have to work). I had actually starting going to the Healing School before I started to go to church there, and it was such an awesome study that Jeff and I decided to try the church. We are so glad we did! We have all grown so much at our church. It has helped me to have a hunger for the Bible like I have never had before. At Healing School, I met a wonderful lady named Ida. She is in her 80's and just the sweetest thing ever. She is from Alabama, and has this soft, southern voice. Evie calls her Miss Ida, and she loves her to pieces. Ida received healing from diabetes after going to Healing School. She had had the diabetes most of her life, and had to take insulin every day. Now she doesn't have to take any at all! She is such a dear woman, and loves the Lord so much. Here is a picture I took of us today...
And here is a picture of the group of ladies today. Evie got in on the picture too, even though she wasn't in the room for the study :). My Mother-in-law is the blonde with the blue sweater. She has been such a blessing to me. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful Mother-in-law! We had an awesome study today. One of the ladies shared a healing testimony that happened to her recently that was amazing. We had a wonderful time sharing about the Lord, and learned so much.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I got a few pictures of Evie playing outside. She loves the trampoline, and goes on that a lot. She is also my little tomboy. She loves worms, and the whole time we went for our walk today she kept trying to save the worms that were on our road :). They were everywhere because it had rained last night. I took a picture of her with her worm (which she named "Wormy"). She finally buried it in my flower bed so it wouldn't die. I have been typing this post for about 15 minutes, and during this time it went from super sunny, to pouring down rain, to super sunny. Very weird weather we are having!
Jeff and I are going out on a date tonight. Yippee!!! It has been way too long since we went out just the two of us. We finally found a babysitter here, and we would like to start going out once a week. We really need that. We are going to go out to eat, and then we are going to go to Lowes and look at fun stuff for the house. We are wanting to landscape the back yard, and so we are going to look at plants and fountains. It should be super fun :). I am really excited that we get to go out. I kinda feel like this....
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I think that moms can sortof lose their identity sometimes, and that can be a joy stealer. Before Evie was born, I was so adventurous. When I was 19, I took a job as a nanny and moved to Wyoming. I loved being outdoors, and actually wanted to be a park ranger for Yellowstone. When Jeff and I got married, he also was very adventurous, and we ended up moving to South Dakota after being married for a year. We lived in a camper about 9 miles from Mount Rushmore in the middle of winter. Boy do we have stories to tell! It seems that I have lost a lot of my adventurous spirit, and I want to get it back. I want Evie to know me as being someone who is fun loving and exciting. Not someone who is boring and dull. I can say that I have grown up a lot, and that part is good. I don't want to be the immature person I used to be. But I do want to be adventurous again. I'm not sure how to get that back. Skydiving maybe? Just kidding. I guess I have this person that I want to be in my mind, and I don't know how to make that happen. Maybe it is too high of an expectation. I think I want to be this mega spiritual, super fun homeschooling soccer mom that is a creative genius and is 100% fun and excitement. I guess you could say that is high expectations. I look at some other homeschool moms who seem to have it all together, and I so want to be like that. Can you hear me sighing? I have retyped this post about 50 times, trying to put my thoughts into words. I must be having writers block. Maybe I will be able to put things into better words tomorrow.