Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Just wanted to let the world know that we are about 6 weeks pregnant! And yes, it was planned. We think this is it, but you never really can be sure. I'm feeling pretty miserable, which is standard operating procedure for my first trimester.

We leave our sweet house by the airport to attend training on Monday. I will be sick for half of training, but will hopefully feel better by the time we have to fly overseas.

We had some friends visit us this last week....I'll post some pictures and stories later.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Fun of Being a Christian Parent

We had seminary in our house last night. It was a fun suprise to us. As we were coming home, Malachi asked why Jesus had to die. Selah asked 2 questions. "Did God make some people so that they don't love Him?" Second, "If God wants all people to love Him, why didn't he make all people to love Him?"

Many adults aren't curious or sensitive enough to ask these questions so it is espeically refreshing and challenging to see 2 young kids explore the wonderment of God's sovereign grace!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Arbitray Parent Rule #131

Ok, so Malachi likes to run around the house with his pants off. Typical male, I know. Anyway, the other day he runs up to Selah (without his pants on), turns his rear to her and declares ,"Booty fight! Booty fight!"

Now, we have had to inact APR #131, "No booty fights!"

Will Power

One thing will-power has never changed---my will.

Monday, January 15, 2007


So I've realized of late that I, Carrie, am really quirky. As I get older, the more I seem to want things just so. I'm becoming the grandmother that alway frustrated me because she just couldn't adjust quickly. For instance:

My coffee has to be really hot or I can't drink it.

I always leave about an inch left of every drink I get. The cold ones get too warm and the warms ones too cold, so I give up on them before I'm finished.

Pillows must be flat.

Chips and Salsa must be accompanied by lime.

I can't handle when one instrument in a band is out of tune.

Hair that is one shade off of normal coloring is a complete distraction to me.

I love peeling the skin off of a sunburn (mine or anyone else's).

Hamburgers and pizza have to be eaten with a diet coke.

I have to wear flip flops in the house.

When I wake up at night I have to see what time it is. I'll even get out of bed to turn the clock if need be.

These are just a few of the many. As I continue to realize this aspect of myself, I continue on the humiliating blogging experience of self-disclosure. I'm starting to feel like Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally," where she orders the pie with no ice cream......

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lone Star Christmas

Here's a few pics from Christmas. I was so glad to get to spend some time in TX with my family. We didn't tell many people we were in town b/c my grandmother is really sick and we wanted to be around The Woodlands to spend time with her.

My parents poor house goes from quaint and quiet to tornadic activity when we arrive. My sis and her family also spent the week with us in my parents house. So there were 6 adults and 5 kids ages 5, 3, 3, 1 and 4 months.

We did Karaoke, played games and spend a little time in the spa. It was rough. :) It was a really nice visit because we weren't running around like crazy. I really valued my time with my sister as it seems we get less and less of it these days. She's an amazing photographer and it was fun for me to get to watch and learn.
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