Friday, February 26, 2010

Catching up...

Over the past few months, we've...

*had a great time in ministry. We are so grateful that God has placed us where He has.  DCC was great for us, and it has been so fun seeing Him work in lives around us.

*been to our fifth marriage conference. This year, we went to a Weekend to Remember conference again and loved it. Such great stuff!! For our date night, we rode the NM RailRunner up to the Plaza in Santa Fe. It was a favorite Valentine's Day. :-) Next year, we hope to go to a Love and Respect conference.

*thoroughly enjoyed college basketball season...with K-State being ranked 6 and Purdue 3. Robbie Hummel's devastating accident last night may have ended the potential to go to Indianapolis in the Final Four, but one can still hope.  It makes me sick to my stomach to think about it.

*still loved living in New Mexico.  This place is so beautiful, and after spending a month traveling throughout the Midwest...we're not missing the cold at all.  I just wish our family and friends would move out here too.

*prayed through infertility.  I hope to update more on this relatively soon.  It always seems to be hard for me to put into words what has been going on here, and several started posts have not been completed.  Maybe now that I am putting this in writing, I can follow through with an update.  We'll see.

*seen Caleb's eye doctor.  He has complained of pain in his eyes.  So, we took him in for a check-up last Friday.  His eyes are still much improved and surgery is still not needed.  Thanks, God.  I was also concerned about Caleb's vision.  We checked it, and he has eye sight that is better than a four-year-old's.  We're so grateful.  The pain in his eyes were attributed to possible allergies or just occasional blurriness or double vision.  We'll see as he gets older and can communicate better what he is seeing.  The doctor's not worried about it though.

*dropped our external hard drive with countless pictures and files on it.  Okay, maybe it was me who dropped my external hard drive...but I couldn't change the subject of my original sentence.  I am hoping to be able to recover a lot of files, but many pictures are gone.  Bummer.  Word of warning:  be very careful with your EHD.  Dropping=Data Loss
*busted a power door on our minivan.  Okay, again, I can take responsibility for that one.  I was frustrated because Caleb wasn't listening to me.  He shut the door to the car just as I was putting some stuff in the car.  It is automatic, so I pushed the door back open with my hip as it was closing on me.  I heard it snap, and the result was a $1122 price tag.  Ouch.  And, it was because I was angry and not responding well.  Stiff consequence for my sin...but God is using it for growth in my life.

*been praying for Haiti and asking God how He would have us help.  That, along with the trials that so many of our friends are going through, give us perspective and remind us that "in this world we will have trouble.  But, take heart, I have overcome the world."  John 16:33