Thursday, August 30, 2007

Someone else's husband...

Today was a good day. Eva slept 10 hrs straight last night - hallelujah! And then I made a big meal for a family from church who just had a baby, and made the same for my own family. I find that I really enjoy cooking, and it makes me happy and excited for dinner time, but I just hate to clean up! I'm really looking forward to having a dishwasher!
Tonight we popped in to see my cousin, Holly and her husband, David, who are up from North Carolina for a funeral. We visited for about an hour and had a nice time. When Holly started dating David, he was a perfect fit for our family from the start and we enjoy them as a couple very much. On the way home, I was saying to Joey how much I enjoy talking to them, and I think David is so cute - he's just a sweet, round little teddy bear of a guy. I hear Lily pipe up from the back, "Mom you can't say that." I asked her why and she said, "Cause he's somebody else's husbin!". I really laughed, cause it was so sweet, but I was amazed and glad that she gets that concept at 4 years old! Obviously she doesn't understand the difference between this and attraction, but it's a good basis! I also think it's so cute when she talks about things she wants to do when she grows up, but always refers to it as, "when I'm a mom", so I guess all adult women in her mind are mothers!
Tomorrow will be a busy day, office work, schoolwork and housework - oh my! Wow-ee, in bed before midnight tonight - yay me!

Friday, August 24, 2007

She did it!!!

I'm just soo thrilled - Eva slept 8 hrs straight last night!!!! It's a beautiful thing...
Oh, and last night's meeting went fairly well, it looks like we should have our building permit in about 2-3 weeks, so hopefully we'll still be in the house by Thanksgiving!
Praising the Lord!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

What's your pizza personality?

Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.

In case anyone was wondering - I've got a craving for pizza....

What does your pizza say about you?

What Your Pizza Reveals

Your appetite is pretty average. You don't go overboard - but you don't deprive yourself either.

You consider pizza to be bread... very good bread. You fit in best in the Midwest part of the US.

You like food that's traditional and well crafted. You aren't impressed with "gourmet" foods.

You are generous, outgoing, and considerate with your choices.

You are unadventurous and boring. You should consider staying home when taking a vacation.

The stereotype that best fits you is stoner. You're a little wacky in the head, even if you don't touch drugs.

What candy are you?

Gummy Bears

You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.


Proverbs 13:12 "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
I've really been torn between the hope deferred and longing fulfilled this week. This whole house adventure has been a real emotional rollercoaster. Having to pare down our plans, waiting to see if our permits and loans will go through... those are the lows. Realizing that we could be getting a brand new house, 3 times the size of the one we currently live in...there's the highs. I realize that I will continue to have the ups and downs until it's all said and done, but today, I have peace. Which is saying quite a bit, since a lot hinges on the township meeting tonight.
I've really been praying over the last week for our hopes and dreams to be protected, to not have them snatched away or damaged by the enemy. (I've been praying this for you guys too, Jess...) And I was very excited this morning to read Proverbs 23:18 "There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." I felt that this was confirmation that our hopes, dreams and desires are safe in the One who gave them to us. It was nice to be at a place that I was able to encourage Joey last night when he was stressing about the whole thing. It has been a really cool opportunity though to see how God was preparing us for this journey, and putting things and people in place for just this time.
And I am continuing to pray Ephesians 3:16-21
"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strenghten you with power through His Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory, throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!"

Friday, August 17, 2007

I'm feeling particularly 'posty' today...

I think when I have such a crappy day like I did yesterday, it makes me appreciate the fairly good ones even more! Actually today has been quite good (if you don't count the screaming baby all through lunch at Wendy's!). Of course, when my day includes shopping with my best friend, how could it NOT be good?! And, to sweeten it even more - I shopped for school supplies! I LOVE school supplies! There is some genetic disorder that causes me to be completely addicted to most anything in an office supply department. I love fresh notebooks, calendars, new pens and pencils, folders, post-its, I even thoroughly enjoy paperclips! I do believe it's a sickness, but it's in my genes apparently, because both of my sisters and mom and Aunt Kay and possibly more of the Dalling women, all have the same affliction! I am quite proud to say though, that the only item I got for myself was a pocket planner - which I desperately needed! And colored pencils, because, well, I love colored pencils and they were only 78 cents, and I felt I restrained myself in only getting the box of 12.... now I want to go color...
Oh - and thanks to those of you who read my post yesterday and sympathized and supported me! Things are looking up, and I'll be sure to update on the house, once we really know what's going on...

What color crayon are you?

hahahahahaha! I don't know about this one - since when would anyone describe me as graceful?! I don't even really like purple!
You Are a Purple Crayon

Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors.
You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful.
People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you.
And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off!

Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.

Thanks Jess!

Jess posted these fun 'quiz' things, so I stole them... I think they're surprisingly accurate - especially the one that says I'm perfect!! lol Whaddyathink?

Birth order

You Are Likely a Third Born

At your darkest moments, you feel vulnerable.
At work and school, you do best when you're comparing things.
When you love someone, you tend to like to please them.

In friendship, you are loyal to one person.
Your ideal careers are: sales, police officer, newspaper reporter, inventor, poet, and animal trainer.
You will leave your mark on the world with inventions, poetry, and inspiration.

what dessert are you?

You Are Cheesecake

Rich, sweet, and simply perfect.
You're not boring - you're just the best!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bad day

Today is not a good day...
Company coming tonight; house is a wreck; kids have bad attitudes; baby doesn't want to nap; haven't showered in 2 days; sink full of dishes; house plans need to be reworked cause it doesn't fit our budget; can't afford new furniture; think I'm getting sick....

Friday, August 10, 2007


Well, first of all it is a wonderful day! Amazing how different your outlook on life can be when you get a good night's sleep! Eva slept from midnight to 7:30am! Then she was up for a clean diaper and a BIG breakfast (hee hee) and then went back down at 8am and she's just now up and it's 11am! Beautiful.
So, mom was here last night and we were looking through the girl's baby books and talking about stuff we don't want to forget....
Like how Joelle says 'kiss' - which sounds like "piss"; even if we say, "k, k, k, kiss", she'll say "k, k, k, Piss!" I think it's hilarious...
When Anna was little she used to like "Farmer John cheese" on her spaghetti, while most people call it Parmesan! Love that...
I love that Elle calls Joe's dad "Paw-paw", and her sister is "Babe-Eba"
But now that Babe-eba is ready to catch up on the missed feedings from last night, so I gotta go...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Well, we got our letter in the mail today informing us that we have been approved for the loan to build our house!!! **Doing a happy dance, shouting, singing and crying!!** I stopped at the mailbox on my way home, saw who the envelope was from and immediately opened the seal, then stopped and left it lay on my lap as I drove the rest of the way home, praying fervently. When I parked, I finally pulled out the letter and as soon as I saw the amount, I burst into tears! After we submitted all our paperwork a couple of weeks ago, Joey and I have been really praying that we would get the right amount approved. One day when I was praying by myself, I had a certain number pop into my head that was significantly higher than any numbers we had been quoted. I was kinda like, "ok, God, that seems a bit unrealistic, but I'll pray for that number", but lacking in faith, I didn't share that number with anyone, not even Joey. Today, when the letter came, it announced that we actually approved for $300 MORE than that number!!! What confirmation! "My God shall supply all our needs, according to HIS riches"!!!! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!!! If all goes smoothly, we'll be moving in the beginning of November and we will truly have a special Thanksgiving celebration this year!!
*A bittersweet aspect to our news: Daddy had so been looking forward to us building and wanted to help dig our basement when the time came, he would've been so excited over our news - I really miss him. But, EVEN SO, I will praise...