Thursday, March 29, 2012


So the other day, we watched the season finale of 19 Kids & Counting, on TLC. For those of you who don't know, the show's about a very strong Christian family who doesn't use birth control (thus, the 19! kids they have).

We've not been watching the last few episodes because the mom, Michelle, miscarried their 20th baby and it's been really sad to watch their excitement over the baby (before they discovered the miscarriage). The season finale was about the miscarriage and how they grieved and dealt with it.

All I'm going to say, whether you agree or disagree with their beliefs, is that the episode and family were treated with such huge respect and dignity, and was the most honest, real, and compelling thing I've probably ever seen on TV. Their emotions were shown from excitement to 'deep sorrow', to quote Michelle.

Having never been through that, I could only imagine the pain and agony the family was experiencing, but I say all this to explain that God was so glorified through that episode that I'm still thinking about it.

As they all kept repeating throughout, "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." God knows all and He knew this would happen to that family. Yet through it all they give glory to the Lord and grieve the loss of this life they never knew but loved so much.

It was pretty powerful, if you can catch it as a rerun or online or something. Isn't it amazing what God uses to get people's attention and what's used to give Him glory? A TV show. Crazy amazing to me.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's On My Mind

The hubster let me know this morning that I was woefully behind in updating this here bloggie. I didn't realize I'd put a time frame in the post about my return, but apparently he's not yet sick of me and wants an update. So here we go!

Basically to catch you up to date, things have been CRAZY busy for the past month especially, at work. We've spent the month of March launching two new venues on Sunday mornings, and gearing up for Good Friday and Easter services. To put this in perspective, I turned in my timesheet this past week, and I've worked an entirely extra week in the month of March! On top of the regular work month. Craziness, I told ya.

So to that end, when I've been off, I've been recovering, keeping up (or trying to) with stocking clean clothes, awaiting the Hunger Games movie, and a few other key relaxation techniques like the ones below:

Stalking people, er friends, is what I do best. Be warned- if I think you're uber cool, you will be stalked. Just sayin'.

Creepster bunny is going down. I refuse to tell you how many creepster bunnies had to die before this photo was taken. Let's just say the chocolate companies are doing very well this year.

Miss Diva KNOWS that she is only allowed ON the bed, not IN the bed. Rebellion has been getting the best of her- she tried FIVE times yesterday to snuggle up under the pillow (so she wouldn't get busted) and under the blankets. Rulebreaker. She might have gotten mixed signals though when I kept taking her photo and laughing about it. She finally pouted ON the bed later. Then proceeded to try again this morning. Gotta put the beatdown on her, I suppose. (For you PETA lovers, I'm just kidding.)

So that's what's been going on over here. Hopefully even though Easter's coming, I won't go MIA again for a while.

Friday, March 02, 2012

An Unwanted Hiatus

Hi blog world friends!

I want you to know that due to unforeseen crazy busyness this past week and the next upcoming week, I am on an unfortunate bloggie hiatus. If I find a chance to update, I will, so please keep checking back. Otherwise, I'll try to fill you in next week.

In the meantime, you can keep up with me via the following (easier-to-update) methods: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Love to you all!