Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yes. Definitely.

Corrie: "Mom, if I was thrown in the fiery furnace, would you call the fire department?"

Friday, January 23, 2009

SoCal in January

It was almost impossible for me to wrap my mind around the fact that Wes was wandering the backyard at my parent's house in *January* dressed like this. Yes, I grew up in Southern California, but the 100 degree temperature difference between our new home and old home was unbelievable.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

9 Things to Love About Joel (on our 9th anniversary)

Drumroll, please . . . . .

9. He makes me laugh. Hard. Regularly.

8. He comes home from work singing disco songs that he hears all day on the 70's satelite radio station. (This invariably leads back to #9)

7. He is always complimenting my appearance, even when I have the most horrid case of bed head, and am wearing clothes that have been soiled or stained by one of our offspring.

6. He makes a really good batch of nachos. Nachos are important in a marriage.

5. He listens to me. One reality of life for a stay-at-home (not to mention homeschooling) mom, is that there can be a distinct lack of adult interaction in one's day. Joel comes home from work, where he has been talking and listening all day, and never fails to listen to me blather on about the kids, politics, theology, or whatever is rattling around in my head at the moment.

4. He is a great source of information on everything from the Old Testament to good wine. Very handy for a gal like me.

3. He is a great daddy to our little ones. He is always willing to take care of the kids in any way, whether that be by changing a diaper, supervising bedtime, or helping with a math lesson.

2. He encourages me to try new things, and to break out of my habits (OK, ruts). Without Joel, I would be deprived of so many things I now enjoy . . . like foreign films, Indian food, and any number of vegetables.

1. He is committed to Christ and His Kingdom, and is my brother in Christ, as well as my husband and dearest friend.