Thursday, March 18, 2010

'baby on board'

We are officially telling everyone that we are expecting again!
I am due on October 26 which means I am about 8 weeks along! I have known since I took the pregnancy test almost 4 weeks ago and slowly over time I just couldn't keep my mouth shut anymore. I didn't tell any of Shaun's extended family or people at church, only people at work and a couple friends. But now, if we have mutual friends, I give you permission to tell whomever you want. I will write more later, I'm just too tired to concentrate right now (surprise, surprise)!

Monday, March 15, 2010

What really matters

My sister was talking to me about how much she misses the way everyone at college was more outgoing in their worship. That really challenged me to think about why I'm not more outgoing in my worship lately. I cant remember the last time I regularly raised my hands during worship every week and just totally focused on God during that time. Lately I find myself trying to close my eyes and focus on the words but then I realize I'm thinking about something silly like what we're going to eat for lunch, or even things that have already happened like what I ate for lunch the day before. Anyways...Ive been trying more lately to read my Bible daily, but I could be better with my prayer time. I still feel like it's hard to focus on God throughout my day, but what really matters is that I'm trying, right?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Thanks for sharing this Sara!! :)

1. What are your middle names? Mine is Ann and his is William.

2. How long have you been together? Our first date was in November of 2005. We liked each other before that, but both of us had just broke up with our ex boyfriend/girlfriend.

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? 2 months

4. Who asked who out? He asked me out of course

5. How old are each of you? I'm 23 and he is 26

6. Did you go to the same school? No, I grew up in Concord (Riverside High) and he's from Mentor.

7. Are you from the same home town? Nope, see above.

8. Who is the smartest? He is, definitely.

9. Who majored in what? I dont have a degree, but aspire to be a doula soon. He has his bachelors in Middle School Education (teaching) and is going to get his Masters in Gifted Education.

10. Who is the most sensitive? Me, no question there.

11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Las Vegas almost a year ago (Matthew was 6 months old).

12. Who has the worst temper? Me. We're both very stubborn, but he can remain calm and I blow up easier

13. How many children do you want? 3 or 4.

14. Who does the cooking? Mostly me, but he cooks when he has to.

15. Who is more social? Both of us, but usually at church he's the one talking to people 1/2 hour after the service is over and Im ready to just go home.

16. Who is the neat freak? Neither of us! We have a messy apartment, although he cares more even though he wont do much about it.

17. Who is the most stubborn? mm...its pretty even. We both are able to pick our battles though.

18. Who wakes up earlier? Him, but mostly cuz he has to for his new teaching job, which is not good because Matthew tends to wake up whenever Shaun gets up.

19. Where was your first date? He would say Chipotle. But Bravo was our first official date!

20. Who has the bigger family? Immediate family is me, extended family is him. His family is huge. But, I have one more sibling than he does.

21. Do you get flowers often? on special occasions.

22. How do you spend the holidays? Oh goodness. We try to do both, but luckily our families live close to each other and everyone gets along so sometime one of our families will invite the other one over.

23. Who is more jealous? Why would we be jealous?

24. How long did it take to get serious? A few months, I guess. We decided to wait to say "I love you" but he told me he loved me before I thought he would.

25. Who eats more? Probably him, I have this thing where I dont think I should be eating as much as my husband.

26. What do you do for a living? I work in child care and he's a teacher.

27. Who does the laundry? We each do it at my in-laws house. I'm sure mostly my mother in law and Shauns great aunt who lives with them does it, but I usually try to get it started if we bring laundry over there.

28. Who's better with the computer? It depends, but usually him.

29. Who drives when you are together? Generally him; I prefer not to drive his car and he prefers not to drive my car, so it usually depends on who's car we have to take.

30. What is your song? We have two, 'God Blessed the Broken Road' by Rascall Flatts and 'The Luckiest' by Ben Folds. Those were the 2 first songs we danced to at our wedding.

quiet place

"Dear Lord, help me know You are good. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

Mark 6:31, "Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'" (NIV)


Monday, March 1, 2010

Today's Devotion

Taken from

"God is glorified through His people, and trying to shake off the personality with which He created us is dishonoring to Him."

Lord: "Allow us opportunities to use our talents for Your glory and the good of the people around us, both those who are part of Your body and those who do not yet know You. Let our uniqueness be a light for You in the darkness. In Jesus' Name, Amen."