Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Following Rachel's lead, I took the "What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like?" quiz and came out with a Charlie Brown Christmas. I'd have to say that is pretty accurate. Funny too, because we just watched it a couple of weeks ago. Bill and I were more into it than Sophie was.

I love Christmas time, but I, like Charlie Brown, gripe at all of the commercialism. Since I am not a creative gift giver, I get more stressed out than anything about gifts. I'm always up for not exchanging gifts! And how annoying that Santa just takes over the whole thing. I don't know how the birth of our Savior got coupled with a fat man who slips down the chimney and brings us everything we want...or does he? I can honestly say growing up I remember one Christmas morning where I was just overjoyed and awed by all of the gifts that were under the tree. Most of the time I was just disappointed. The magic ended one Christmas when all I really wanted was Santa to clean my room (how lame). I figured if he was real he would clean my room, but as it turns out my room was in the same condition on Christmas morning as it had been the night before. :)

Thankfully now I can celebrate and understand the real reason for Christmas! And don't get me wrong, I do enjoy decorating the house, baking Christmas cookies, listening to oodles of Christmas music, and of course spending time watching things like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, and Christmas Vacation. I am just glad I have a refreshed perspective on this wonderful time of year!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Finally...


I think it was about six months ago or so that I initially blogged about wanting to wean Sophie off of the paci. Well, it has finally come to fruition. After having to get up on 2 separate occasions Sunday night to find her paci for her, I had enough (not to mention we have been talking about doing it for quite some time now). Monday was the big day. For her nap that day I told her paci went bye bye. She was very upset. She screamed like I haven't heard her scream in ages. So again I cut the tip off and gave it back to her, but this time she tried it out and gave it back to me. Apparently, it did not suit her needs. She has been without it ever since, has slept pretty well, but still has trouble going down without it. I think that part will work itself out, but overall we are happy our big girl is surviving without her beloved paci.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kiss the baby

Here is a little snippet of Sophie's new favorite game: kiss the baby!


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A bit overdue

I realize that everyone has already forgotten about Halloween and is on their way to thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas (hence the background change) but I had to post Sophie's lone picture from Halloween. Our sweet little lady bug.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tagged

1. What is your husband's name? William Rocco Logozzo
2. Who eats more? Usually he does...but I have my moments!
3. Who said, "I love you" first? Bill, and it was the most beautiful moment. He first told me all of the qualities he loved about me and then finished it with: "and I think I love you"
4. Who is taller? Bill
5. Who is smarter? Most definitely Bill, he has a near genius IQ :)
6. Who is more sensitive? That would be me for sure
7. Who does the laundry? I do most of the time, but Bill will typically get the clothes out of the dryer for me
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do, because again it is farther from the door (which these days defeats the purpose because Sophie's room is the first room upstairs so if anyone came in they would probably go there first)
9. Who pays the bills? Bill, he's much more fiscally conscious
10. Who cooks more? I do, but he can hold his own in the kitchen very well
11. Who is more stubborn? Hmm...I'd say we're both equal
12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Bill
13. Who has more siblings? We both have one younger sibling
14. Who wears the pants in the relationship? Bill, and like Rachael I push my limits sometimes
15. What do you like to do together? Talk, walk, play scrabble, eat, hang out with friends, play with Sophie
16. Who eats more sweets? Oh me
17. Guilty Pleasures? Mr. Discipline doesn't have any, as for me: typically anything sweet
18. How did you meet? In high school, but more specifically on Physics Day at Cedar Point (how romantic)
19. Who asked whom out first? I guess Bill did, but I was a bit pushy to making sure that it happened.
20. Who kissed who first? I think it was kind of both of us.
21. Who proposed? Bill did - outside of an airport at night - it was meant to be very top gun-esque.
22. His best features and qualities? He is funny, kind, seeks with all of his heart to live for God, loves his family - I couldn't ask for a better man in my life!

I tag Crystal, Cathryn & Diana

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sin Boldly: Book Review

Hmm...is the best way to describe how I felt while reading this book. I was immediately taken aback by the title and thought it would be a guide for sinning. Instead, Cathleen Falsani calls her book a field guide for grace. Throughout the book, she goes on different adventures or has different experiences where she encounters grace.

Overall, the stories were interesting...with some being more Christian than others. I enjoyed my time reading her experiences and thought she had a good sense of humor and a very flowy writing style, but I guess ultimately I wouldn't use this book as a tool for growing my relationship with God. I think I would have preferred it if it was just a fictional book about her adventures and what she learned through them. It was a lot (not all) about her, and what she received from these experiences. It was as if she was trying to expand the reader's mind to show that grace comes in all shapes and colors. I felt like she was also doing a lot of soul searching. If something wasn't going her way, she would turn to other forms of comfort/panic/what have you. I just wanted to scream to her -- go to the Bible! Try the Bible! Try praying, try repenting....and God will most assuredly give you grace, the true grace you need for every day to live the Christian life.

We aren't perfect, we will never be on this earth, but God gave us His word, His Son, to help us through each day. And that is comforting for me, to know that I can find true grace in the God that loves me. I'm happy for the author and for all of her adventures, and the neat things she saw, but I don't think all of those instances and grace moments were unique to being a Christian. And although she was able to travel to many exotic places, or go on fun and unique trips, that is just not practical for my life. So how does a person like me find grace?

Thankfully, I don't have to travel to Africa or Graceland to find God's grace. It is with me each day. I need to live in obedience to His word and calling for my life, I need to seek Him, come to the throne of grace each day, and he will provide my life with the grace I desperately need.

To sum things up, it was an interesting book to read but it certainly didn't change my life.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Blessings

I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to blog about all of the wonderful blessings that God has provided lately, so here goes:

1. I only paid $2.28 for gas this morning!!! Pinch me.

2. I'm am feeling better, no more tissues glued to my nose, and no more chanting "Lord take me now!" I once told Bill that he made for a miserable sick person, but I was humbled because this time I realized I was so much worse.

3. I indulged in my favorite Halloween candies today: Candy corn and Reese's minis. Mmm, de-lish!

4. The house is looking and feeling clean again. I have to confess, for about a month now I have felt very behind in my housework from laundry to dusting to putting clothes away...I've been a mess. A praise to my sweet hubby for not complaining, and for vacuuming this weekend :)

5. Sophie is walking and showing major improvement with her feet. Over a month ago, the PT decided we needed more restrictive braces for her (right before she started walking) and from the moment we got them I hated them. They made her clumsy, they were huge and clunky...she didn't wear them very much. But praise God that after today's PT appointment she seems to be doing so much better and can go back to wearing the much nicer brace. And, we will only have to make a few more PT visits! Now if we could only get her to eat like a normal person....but that story does not fall in the blessing category so I will save it for another day .

So, I realize that these are not the most profound blessings, but they made me thankful and they made for a happy Monday.

And I leave you with some Monday morning hair:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Self-Discipline

Unfortunately, I'm not speaking about the kind of self discipline that motivates you right out of bed, gets you accomplishing everything that you need to do, all without anyone having to push you. I'm talking about punishing yourself for being a bad girl. Apparently, Sophie feels the need to reiterate to herself that she has been "bad". So, if she does something she isn't supposed to do (lets say nibble on a crayon - which is a new favorite) and I tell her no, and that doesn't work, I then give her chubby hand a little smack. She has picked up on this, and after I do it, she then proceeds to shake her head no as to agree with me that yes, she has been "bad" and goes on to tap her own hand. I guess my work is done here. I suppose I should let her handle the rest of the disciplining. If only she would listen and just stop the behavior in the first place...oh wouldn't that be nice...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oh baby!

Oh baby is right. Bill & I are happy to announce we are expecting another little bundle of joy, due to arrive June 2nd. However, it is likely that we'll have a May baby thanks to a scheduled c-section. We are looking forward to the gift of another child, Lord willing.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm joining in!

This election surely is an important one, and so I urge everyone to be well informed:

This video is Obama himself speaking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbRRd1tWbKo

Obama on the bible:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnmS_vULPxw&feature=related

Please, please, please carefully & prayerfully consider who you will vote for.

Also, please visit these blog postings:
http://mattandrachaelneal.blogspot.com/2008/10/vote-intelligently.html

http://kellyannglupker.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-will-make-dangerous-president.html

http://jenyrichardson.blogspot.com/2008/10/in-rolling-with-theme-here.html

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun on the Farm

This past weekend we enjoyed a trip to Benton Farms (just a few miles from our house)! They had a petting zoo, hay rides, and
a pumpkin patch. Sophie enjoyed the animals (especially Dave the goat) and loved picking out the pumpkin.

Sophie and Dave

Picking out our pumpkin

Sophie and her friend Josiah, or as she likes to call him "Ya Ya"

Friday, October 3, 2008

For the musically inclined

We don't have a record deal yet, but I think we're close. Just take a look and listen to Miss Sophie's first concert performance. Impromptu nonetheless - no previous preparation, no vocal coach...just pure loveliness straight from the mouth of the babe. :)

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's a lovely place

It really is. We just returned from being in Southern California for a family wedding. Bill's cousin Sean got married last weekend. Congratulations to Sean and Virginia!

We had a great time and enjoyed the many festivities that come with a beautiful wedding. The first of the festivities was a beach front rehearsal dinner equipped with a purely California theme (each table was named after a beach boys song - we sat at Kokomo).

The next night we enjoyed a dinner at Bill's Uncle's house. It was catered by Jerry's Dogs. If you find yourself in southern california, and you like hot dogs, you must -- i repeat -- you must go to Jerry's Dogs. Actually, even if you don't like hot dogs, you should still go. Absolutely delicious.

The wedding was of course spectacular. Unfortunately, I was not very click happy that day or really that weekend so I didn't take very many pictures, but here is one of Bill & Sophie at the wedding.


The next day we had a wonderful brunch at Uncle Roger's house again. Everything was just amazing.

Overall, Sophie did very well considering a 3 hour time change, lots of events, and lots of people around. That being said, she did not "perform" for anyone. Any time we asked her to say hi, give a kiss, wave, sing or do anything - she always rejected us by shaking her head no. As a matter of fact, there were often times when someone would just look at her and she would shake her head no at them for no reason at all. Terribly rude.

Some other highlights from our trip:

Fashion Island - the loveliest outdoor mall that I have ever been to. I often frequented there when I lived Newport Beach. This time our hotel was literally across the street, so I made many visits. They also have a beautiful carousel there, and our last evening we took Sophie on it. She loved every minute of it (and of course I didn't take any pictures of her on it)!


Seaside Bakery - It was so exciting for me to come back here. They have the best "butterfly" pastries. And the price has not gone up in 5 years!!! It is still $1.

Meeting Marley: We had the opportunity to meet up with friends who live in Huntington Beach and meet their 18 month old daughter for the first time. Marley was such a cutie pie and quite the little wrestler! Just barely 19lbs but she took down our 26 pounder plenty of times! Sophie was a good sport though and enjoyed Marley and her toys!

And I will leave you with the fantastic view from our hotel room:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Steps

Almost 3 months to the day after she started crawling, Sophie is now taking big girl steps all by herself! She started this last Thursday and has been more and more adventurous each day. Here is a little clip:


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Pumpkin Pie

Ok, here it is - the simple and delicious pumpkin pie recipe. I can't take the credit for it - it comes from Eagle Brand (they make condensed milk). They also have other amazing recipes such as Magic Cookie Bars...which are so delicious. Enjoy!

http://www.eaglebrand.com/detail.asp?rid=696

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Today was a day that reminded me to step back from the busyness of the urgent, and instead to pay attention!!! Example:
My friend, Crystal, was kind enough to watch Sophie for me today as I had a doctor's appointment. When I came back to her house we were just talking and hanging out and she got out a slide that Grant used to use when he was about Sophie's age. She said I could take it home with me for Sophie to use, and she also said "And you might just have to watch her and help her until she gets steady" and I of course said "oh yea, she definitely can't use it by herself"....

And then what happens? We are at home, the slide only made it half way into the dining room. Sophie naps for a couple of hours. The slide is still in somewhere between the kitchen (hard ceramic tile) and the dining room (carpet). Sophie wakes up. Mama leaves her just hanging out as usual in the living room by the toys. Mama goes to get Sophie milk in the kitchen. Sophie finds the slide. Tries to do who knows what. Mama ends up hearing some clunks...screams...find Sophie on the ceramic tile by the slide. Oops.

Thankfully, after about 45 seconds of the dramatic-I can't breathe-I'm going to turn blue cry, she settled down and was fine. Still, it didn't make me feel good as a parent. 2 lessons here: 1. Laziness (not putting the slide into a proper place) can create calamity. 2. Getting caught up in life's urgent details has its consequences too. I am thankful God uses these moments to teach me and bring me to the proper perspective on life's situations. Sigh. I will leave you with a picture of my little lady.

Monday, September 8, 2008

You know you're lazy when...

When you don't even want to blog! Ahh, I am slipping in frequency and creativity of my blogging. One of these days I'll try to post something with a little more substance or excitement...but for now, enjoy Sophie trying to say hi and have a bowel movement at the same time.
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Am I a mean mommy or what? Thankfully she is too young to know or be embarassed!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Say Cheese!

When Sophie turned a year old I wanted to take her in to Portrait Innovations (as I had done in the past) for her big 1 year pictures! I made the appointment, dressed her up, and drove to Crestview Hills with my mom, grandma, and brother in tow who happened to be visiting that weekend. We didn't even have to wait long, which was a blessing in itself. I was excited when our name got called for our turn! We even had Chuck as our photographer. Chuck did Soph's 3 month pics and those turned out great! However, all went down hill when Sophie sat down on the white mat and started screaming. She was not fond of Chuck, nor his clicky mouth noises, nor his iphone with the videos of Elmo he was trying to show her to cheer her up. She was not fond of anything that moment. Needless to say, nothing worked, and we left picture-less that day.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise however. The wonderful world of Facebook came through for us. I found out that an old co-worker of mine from P&G did photography on the side. I had seen some of his work through Facebook and thought we could give that a try. We met at Ault Park last weekend and had a great time at our "photo shoot" (not too mention it was extremely reasonable!) Here are some of our high lights:







Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Hint of Fall


I realize that it is technically still August and that tomorrow it's going to be sunny & 85, but today is the perfect reminder of how wonderful fall is. Slightly overcast & cool. Long sleeves, pretty leaves, cool nights, and my favorite: pumpkin pie! I can't wait for pumpkin pie season. I have a really easy & delicious recipe that I will share when the proper time for pumpkin pie gets closer. But not yet, because after all, it is still August.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Persistence



Sophie's new favorite activity is stair climbing. In the video below I tried to block her from going up the stairs by putting the ottoman in the way. She tried really really hard to go up.
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Well, she may choose to ignore me telling her no, but at least she's persistent! Hopefully that trait will be used for good as she gets older.

Monday, August 18, 2008

a case of the mondays

First of all, I am so un-tech savvy that when I tried to get a cute blog background -- this happened. If I have time and the patience I'll try again later but I might need some help!!

Onto other news:
So, gloriousness came and went. We are back to a perky wake time of 6:30am. And I checked, gloriousness is a word. It is the noun form of glorious. I hope to be able to use it as a blog title again someday.

Sophie started PT for her toe standing/walking. She has tight heel cords and will most likely need some braces. They aren't terrible looking and fit well into shoes, but it will still be a change! Please pray for us as we need discernment and wisdom on knowing exactly what to do, how much to do, etc.

Other than that, we are doing well and Sophie is starting to relate some sounds with things. For example in the video below, she makes doggie noises (woo woo), kitty (mow - it wasn't her best this morning but she's done it well before), and duck -dat dat is quack quack. She also started to say umm umm for yum yum but of course wouldn't do it the video.
Anyways, enjoy!

Oh, and if you're wondering why she's wearing a bib in her crib - it is because after 2 offerings of breakfast (in her high chair) that she refused (mind you I pureed fresh fruit for her cereal and she still refused), I decided to give her some yogurt but didn't feel like getting her out of bed and bringing her downstairs. A case of the mondays.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Gloriousness

I'm not sure that that's a word, but that is the only way I can describe this morning. I felt that it was my responsibility to blog about this morning since I had griped a while back about Sophie waking up at the crack of dawn. Not today! Actually the past few days, she has woken up a little later than usual, and each day a little later than the previous. We did have a busy fun filled weekend so Sophie ended up going to bed later at night, and was probably more tired than usual. Last night, she fell asleep around 8:30...and guess what time she woke up this morning??? 7:50 my friends. This is why gloriousness describes it so well. This has NEVER, I repeat, NEVER happened to us before. All I can say is that I hope it continues...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

the last of the celebrations

Sophie's Party at Orleans Park

Bill at the grill...we had some issues but managed to feed everyone :)




Sophie is still not a huge fan of cupcakes, she just wiped the frosting all over her hands but really didn't eat any of it

Friday, August 1, 2008

Our 1 year old!












Can it really be true that we have a 1 year old, a toddler, not a baby anymore!?!?! It is crazy how time has flown by and how big our little pumpkin has gotten. Sophie turned 1 yesterday, July 31st and here is how she/us celebrated:

- Woke up at 5:15am (who needs a rooster when you have a child?) to get the party started
-Found goldfish in the diaper bag and ate those for breakfast on the kitchen floor
-Took a rather short morning nap considering the fact that she had awoken so prematurely
-Ran errands with mama to get things for her party
-Fell asleep in the car, did not make a successful transfer to bed, was awake all afternoon
-Decided that screaming is the best way to get our attention, for anything and at anytime (i thought we were through that stage but not so much)
-fell asleep in the car on the way to pick up dada but woke up during the transfer
-bought a car (well sophie didn't but we did)
-had dinner with some friends (dinner as in a kiwi, and a piece of a cookie)
-finally fell asleep in the car at 9pm on our way home
- woke up at 11pm screaming...stayed up for about a half an hour....went back to sleep
-couldn't find her paci so woke up again at 1 screaming, got her the paci and went back to sleep and slept til 6:30am
ahh what a first birthday!

Some cute & fun things she has been doing lately
- when she plays with a phone (specifically my cell phone (i know, i know) she puts it up to her ear like she's talking to someone
- she tries to brush her own teeth - she has 11 of them
- she tries to brush her own hair
- she knows what to do with a wipe -- if i hand her a wipe she no longer tries to eat it, but tries to wipe herself! how productive!
- has been pulling up on furniture and can walk around a few things
- trying to feed herself with a spoon
- says mama, can say dada but when I ask her to say dada she always says mama instead, silly girl!

That is our little, lovable babe! We are so blessed and so thankful for her in our lives! And yes, we bought a car, and no it was not the Rav4. That did not work out, to say the least. We did however find a nice, used Highlander for a great price from a really lovely older couple! God is good.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Livin la vida loca!!

Probably not to the same extent as Ricky Martin, but we definitely did some crazy/chaotic "livin" this past weekend! (By the way, I'm sorry if the song gets stuck in your head).

We had been planning on going to Michigan to visit my family for quite some time now. The plan was to have a birthday party for Sophie in Michigan so we could celebrate with all of my family. As a major bonus, it turned out that my 3 best college friends/roommates were also going to be in Michigan that weekend and were all going to come to the party as well! This was extra special because we do not get to see each other often as they are all amazing girls, living in big cities, studying in Europe, or saving the world somewhere in central America -- they're on the go.

I was really excited for this weekend already and to top it off, we also sold our car....in Michigan. Thursday night before we left for Michigan Bill told me about a fleet sale at work (these are cars that managers at toyota drive for a while and then the employees get a chance to buy them for a discounted rate). There was a Rav4 for sale, and I really like them so I got excited and asked Bill if we could buy it, and he told me (after kind of laughing at me) that if my car sold by Tuesday we could try to get it. Well, we put the car on Craig's list friday night, and decided to post it in the metro Detroit area, and by Saturday evening we had a buyer. Crazy! The craziest part was that the title was in Kentucky, so Sunday morning we had to drive to Kentucky (5 hours), and then I turned around and drove back to Michigan (5 hours) all on Sunday so we could seal the deal on Monday. Thankfully my family watched Sophie on Sunday in Michigan so we didn't have to take her with us for the ridiculous amount of travel. Everything went smoothly and Sophie and I made it back to Kentucky last night.

Here's the best part of all of this: we are not even gauaranteed the Rav4!! Ha...we have to bid for it along with other interested buyers! We were also able to bid on another car too so hopefully something will work out. We should find out more info tomorrow. Even though this seems crazy, we did pray about it when we put the car up for sale, have continued to pray, and trust that everything is in God's control!

Now for some weekend highlights:






Sunday, July 20, 2008

Book Review

Bill's first post. Sorry, it's not a great story about my exciting life, or even juicy details about my excellent wife or lovable daughter. It's a book review. Our friend Jessica works at Zondervan and had a give-a-way over on her blog. Enjoying books and reading and being the sucker I am for things that are free, I signed up and below is my review.

Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli (Zondervan 2002, 2007)

The premise of this book is that the spiritual life is messy, cluttered, and inconsistent. The author shows us of biblical characters who were “messy” and had their fair share of flaws. It mentions the people who Jesus hung out with, saying that they were certainly not the “religious” crowd of the day. Although this is true and everyone makes mistakes (the result of sin in our world and in our hearts – reference Ecclesiastes 7:20, Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10-18), the biblical characters mentioned would not be characterized as living “messy” lives, but lives that were spent seeking after God.
Likewise, the people whom Jesus hung out with did not continue in their current state, they were changed by Jesus. Jesus welcomed them as they were – absolutely – but those that were His followers led significantly different lives from then on, especially after His death and resurrection. Readers should be warned that this book minimizes the importance of changing once God reveals Himself to us. The one place where this was discussed properly was in the latter part of Chapter 3, starting with the commentary of the man born blind. But after this, the focus on change is lost.

There are truths in this book. The fact that God loves us is evident throughout. That His grace for us is overwhelming is also clearly presented. But this book is dangerous. Sin is taken very lightly. Grace and our freedom in Christ is abused, as the author introduces us to “spiritual” people who aren’t worried about changing their habits, and keep on going because of “God’s annoying love”. Let us not forget that God has more characteristics than just love. His love is perfect and complete, but there are more references in the Bible to God’s wrath and anger than to His love and tenderness. The author chose to loosely demonstrate God’s love and grace through feel-good stories, instead of taking us to Scripture where we can see the real thing in action. 1 Corinthians 6, Galatians 5, Ephesians 2, 4, 5, Philippians 2, Colossians 2-3, and more and more passages that talk about the grace of God and the result that it produces in our lives.

These Biblical passages speak powerfully of the grace of God, and they speak of us. They tell us what we once were, and what we are now because of Christ in our lives. But this book wanders from the latter part (what we are now), and what a changed life looks like. The author tells us we are free to sin because of our freedom in Christ (in the “unspiritual growth” chapter). Freedom for me to sin thanks to Jesus who died because of my sin? That’s not in my Bible. The author also challenges us in the last chapter to resist God’s love, hide from His love, and run from His love, and God will always be there for us. Why would we ever want to do that? Why would we want to grieve Him who gave His son to redeem us by living in a way that does not honor Him? (Isaiah 63:7-10, Ephesians 4:25-32) Why would we want to excuse “messy” behavior in light of the gospel? Will we sin? Yes. Will God forgive us? Yes. Should we continue in sin so that grace will increase? No. (Romans 6:1-2, 15-23) Is this a good book for someone pursuing spiritual growth? No.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Would it be wrong...

To complain for just one minute...about Sophie's inability to sleep in? I mean, it is Saturday morning, 7am, and I have already been up for an hour and 20 minutes!!! Doesn't she understand that it's the weekend? It's ok to get up early during the week. 6 or 6:30, that is a respectable waking time, and as many have told me -- I will appreciate that when she goes to school. BUT, I don't appreciate it on Saturday morning. How do you get a baby to sleep in? ? ? That's all.

More of this please.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Beach

Part of our East Coast experience included Sophie's first visit to the beach. She did not enjoy herself to my dismay. I thought she would love it because she loves the pool. I think the sand really threw her off though, and the cold water didn't help either. Take a look:

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We will most definitely try again in September when we head to Cali. I'm sure by then she'll change her mind :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Back from Bean Town

Just in case you were wondering, I didn't fall off of the blogging wagon. We've been on vacation in Boston visiting Bill's family. We had such a great time and were able to do so many fun things! Bill's parents were gracious hosts and so wonderful to us. Here are some highlights of our trip:
Sophie's first ride on the T

Roaming around Boston, the Freedom Trail & the Harbor


Trying to watch fireworks from the rooftop


On the ferry to Martha's Vineyard


Sophie & Cousin Callie



Sophie's first birthday party in Boston, 1 of 3 to celebrate her first year!