Well the good news is that my Craigslist stalking has paid off. I think Ive finally found what Ive been looking for, for Jayna for Christmas. They dont sell them anymore and I saw it one day online and just fell in love ........ sooooo sweet. And it gives her a special place for all her girly toys :) Going to meet up with someone tomorrow to get it. He lives an hour away but I emailed to ask if he's ever in the area and he just "happens" to be nearly driving by my house tomorrow. so excited! Here's a picture:
Love me some indestructible Little Tikes! :)
So its a long story but Im going to be taking a little computer break until after Christmas. Noahs been asking for the computer a lot and Im telling him he doesnt to be on it every free second but not exactly --*ahem*-- modeling that to him. The computer is right here in the kitchen and its just too tempting for me. So Im sticking to just checking my email and anything photography-related that I need to do. No facebook, research, no blog-reading or blog-writing, etc. Im going to do my best to just keep it off all day until they go to bed. Feel free to keep me accountable! :) Ill be honest, it will be hard.
A speaker we had at Core recently said that we tend towards where we believe freedom is. What we do with our time and energy reflect what we really believe. I think I escape to the computer for mental breaks (really, can you blame me?! if you'd been a fly on the wall in my house today you wouldnt LOL) But I want to go to Jesus for that escape. I know the result will be more peace and less striving. I know freedom rests with Him. He is the only thing its truly healthy to be addicted to ;) But I go to my computer more than I do to Him. Its a useful tool but I need to step back a bit. Spend more time preparing for school and hanging with kids :) Looking forward to it actually.
Im also going off sugar and back to not eating after 8. Im feeling the physical effects (headaches, constipation - just keeping it real y'all) of eating it again and I dont like it at all. Its just not worth it! Im giving myself a few "passes" to use in the next 2 weeks for holiday events and treats and of course I plan to fully enjoy Christmas :) (and not get the stomach flu again - ugh, that was awful)
Steves parents come in the 20th. I just cant believe how quickly Christmas is coming! Thinking more each year about how we can keep it about Jesus. Check out this blog post my friend Anda directed me to. Love it. What Jesus Wants for Christmas One of my love languages is gifts, so I love giving gifts to the kids. I dont want to not get them something. But I want to make a bigger deal about what we can get Jesus for His birthday - that really blesses Him! I anticipate that this will get more and more exciting each year as they get older!
If you think of me ... please pray for wisdom about my photography. Please pray I can see clearly His will for the new year. Thanks!
Some pictures from our trip to Cabela's with my dad :)
ok. adios blog and my beloved blog readers (all 2 of you! you are the best mom and sister ever! hahaha :)). see you in a few weeks :)