Friday, February 26, 2010

top 10 things I have learned as a new mom

1. Sleep is optional.

2. Calling it a "happy nappy" doesn't make him any more likely to actually take a nap.

3. Sometimes as a new parent you do things you swore to your parents that you would never do.

4. Who knew bathtime could be so much fun!

5. The Binky! Never leave home without one.

6. Make sure that "likes to change diapers" is a prerequisite for marriage.

7. sometimes it's a good thing your little one has no idea what you just said

8. Don't spend a lot of money on baby shoes - they won't wear them anyway.

9. Just leave the camera out all the time.

10. They do grow up too fast...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

66 Love Letters by Larry Crabb

66 Love Letters: A conversation with God that invites you into His story by Larry Crabb.
I was looking for a fresh look at the Bible to give me some new insight, but was left wanting a bit more after embarking on the journey set forth in Crabb’s book. As you probably guessed by the title, the 66 books he refers to are the books of the Bible which he attempts to weave together in a back-and-forth dialogue with God. As Crabb explains in the introduction, this book is best used as part of a LONG, thorough Bible study. He shows how all 66 books unite to collectively tell God’s wonderful story – essentially a love story. Through this book, the author gives you permission to listen in on the questions and longings of the believer’s soul. While this discussion may offer a deeper look into the mind of God for many, I believe it often trivialized the profound. Really, Crabb bit off more than he could chew by trying to bring God down to us rather than vice versa.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

more thoughts

Sometimes I feel like I have everything figured out and then something happens to change it all. I guess God is trying to teach us to depend on Him. We tend to ask God to help us figure out what He wants us to do with our lives and then our prayer life maybe slacks off a bit because, well, we know what we are doing now right? Anyway, though I am frustrated with our current "no idea what we should be doing" state, I am convinced that we will look back and see that Jesus led us all the way. . .
Though I tell my hubby that I am not as compartmentalized as he is, I feel like I am. I say that to comment that my life as a mom couldn't be better. We are proud parents to our first baby boy - and I love it. I thought I would be bored as a mom, sitting at home daydreaming of a more exciting life without diapers and drooling. Actually I find very little time to daydream at all. Currently, our little sweetie is sitting calmly next to me, oops well, as I look at him I see that he has managed to take his binky out and put it back in upside down (wish I had my camera nearby). This is his "wind down" time before his nap.
I spent a good bit of time yesterday doing a little more cloth diaper research. I have pretty much settled on Bum Genius 3.0 and Flip diapers, but I wanted to decide which I kind I should purchase a few more of. I also am looking ahead to the summer - if it ever gets warmer - and want to find some swim cloth diapers. - K

Thursday, February 4, 2010

First of all

This is my first attempt at blogging and I have to explain my title. I may be technically "grown up" but I still feel like I am at the beginning of this adventure I like to call - my life. Many times things go so fast and when I get the chance to stop and look around I realize that these really are the best times. I would classify myself in that stage between "this is what I want to do with my life" and actually doing it. We will see how it goes. -K