EDIT: (4:00pm) Hey, all! Just wanted to hop on really quick since you left all these fab comments, and I’ve been gone all day long. Not ignoring you! Going to go check out all your blogs right now. And I absolutely, positively want to do a xanga girls get-together! WOOHOO!!
Thanks for listening to me whine, for offering words of encouragement, and for saying a prayer on my behalf. Today was so much better.
My friend Courtney came over and held a mini-garage sale for me in my living room. Her daughter Chloe is three and her summer clothes from last year are the perfect size for Nina this year. I could get used to this kind of shopping! Dump out bin, ooh and ahh over the bright, cheery, adorable little clothes–pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, onesies, dresses for church, cute little outfits–pick out the ones you like best, pay an obscenely low price for the batch, and voila! Nina doesn’t need another thing until September–except for a bathing suit and sandals. I think I can swing that. Thank you sooooo much, Courtney! And not just for the clothes, but for your friendship (and running out to get Chipotle!).
Ava’s nose is looking a little better. I really don’t think it’s broken. Bad Mommy didn’t call the doctor today. First thing in the morning! Bad Mommy also neglected to schedule Nina’s 15-month check-up and shots. First thing tomorrow! Happy 15-month birthday, Nina Gabe!
Got a cool e-mail from a woman today. She’s loving Is That All? after one chapter and is already feeling convicted. I like e-mails that have nothing to do with my distaste for cats. I also got 2 interview requests. One is a radio station out of Duluth, MN and the other is actually a pre-interview screening for a national radio show to see if they like me enough to interview me. Details to come–I’d so appreciate your prayers!
Our Easter get-together with Gabe’s dad’s side of the family was cancelled for Saturday–well, postponed until next Saturday in hopes of better weather. They do a big egg hunt for the kids. Gabe got free tickets (for him and the older two girls) to the Columbus Crew game (professional soccer) Saturday night. They’ll be sitting in the front row (and freezing their buns off). He’s excited to take them to a “real” soccer game. Nina and I can’t decide if we’ll clean out the laundry room or watch a movie.
This whole Lent thing has been good. A conscious reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for me. And I’ve enjoyed reading Reliving the Passion each day. I still want to feel his suffering in a deeper way, but I’m so thankful for my good health, my healthy family, and the fact that I can still worship Him in this country without physical persecution. I love Jesus more than I ever have, but I want to love Him more!
I told Gabe we’d be stopping at McDonald’s on the way to church Sunday morning to get me a Coke! Mmmmm….
Gabe had to work late tonight. He got home at 8:45 instead of 5:15. The girls just couldn’t believe it. They asked me where he was every 5 minutes. I about killed them. Then I realized how incredibly fortunate we are. Gabe never, ever has to work late (well, 30 minutes or so every now and again). He often has a lot to do at home in the evenings, but our girls get lots and lots of Daddy time. They are so blessed.
I’m doing a little sex pep talk for a moms’ group at my sister Bethany’s church on Tuesday. (catch all that?) I’m looking forward to it. I have found talking about sex to be quite fun. The girls and I get to hang out with Bethy for lunch and all afternoon. I love my sisters and don’t see them nearly enough.
I’m in a chatty little mood tonight, but maybe I’ll go work on an actual writing project and save all of you from having to read any longer.
Have the most wonderful Easter! Tell your family you love them! Tell your Savior you love Him! And I love all of you!