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!


video

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