Archive for February, 2009

The day of rest
The day of worship

Douglas was baptized this morning at church.
I cried
This is something I’ve been praying about since I’ve came back to God.
When our marriage was struggling Elizabeth let me borrow a great book (which I still need to get back to her)
It’s called “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian

I never really thought to pray for my husbands salvation. Which just shows how selfish I am truely. So I started praying for him. Especially when things got tough.
I also prayed to God to change me, to make me a better wife, to understand him and to be a light to him.

I don’t think it was me fully. God was amazing and placed some great Godly men into Douglas’ life. David && Phil mainly. Those guys are great.
Doug started going to “breakfast with the boys” on Saturday mornings thanks to Dave.
Then Dave invited him to a bible study with Phil && him.
That really started opening Doug’s eyes to God’s word.

Doulgas wasn’t going to tell me he was joining the church && getting baptized until today. But I found out, mainly becaues its hard to have a private word with Douglas at church when we are inseperable lol.

But today he stood up there with about about 6 other people. Some were re-affirming their faith and becoming actual members of the church (like Dave) and then there were others who were professing their faith for the first time (like Douglas and a few others)

Doug was the only one to be baptized today.
Here is a scripture reference I found on baptism;

1 Peter 3:21

21and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

I can not express the exact feeling when Douglas was professing his faith, nor can I tell you the feeling when I watched Pastor Rodger lay his hands on him and baptize him.

I cried.
I’m not ashamed.

I am beyond proud of my husband. I knew he has been a believer for awhile, our marriage has been getting amazingly better ever since he started…but watching him profess his faith, gave me such peace.


The man laying his hands on Douglas is Pastor Rodger. The other man is Phil. I’m so glad we met Dave && Phil.

I also love how in the picture there is the American Flag.
This is who Douglas is now.

Not only a solider of the United States Army.
But a Solider of God.

On a totally diffrent note. I watched Prince Caspian.
I love it.
No, it does not totally go along with the book, but what movie does?

I loved it more then the first one. I cried (no shocker there)
Also am in LOVE with the song The Call by Regina Spektor.
It was in the last scene.

I have downloaded it and have listened to it for the past hour.

Its beautifully composed && her voice is stunning in this particular song.

The lyrics also make me cry.

Gosh today has been emotional.

Seriously listen to the song.


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Been awhile

Its been a few days since I’ve posted anything.

We were in Jackson for a week and it was just alot of running around with our heads cut off.
It was great, but I’m glad we are home and relaxing…somewhat.

Tobin has a cold which sucks so bad because he’s supposed to have surgery Thursday but now they will probably reschedule it because of his cold. They won’t go anywhere near him with anestisa when he’s hacking up gunky stuff.

Tonight we had a “grownup” part over at the DeKrygers. It was a blast! We had a potlucky type dinner and then we played CatchPhrase for about 3 hours.

Its sad but that is the type of fun that really makes me happy now-a-days.

I guess I’ve changed.

I’ll update more later. I borrowed Prince Caspian from Dawn && Now I really want to watch it!!!

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Groupies Vs. Boobies

Ok so we have all seen the commercials for the Kidz Bop cd’s
(kinda like the Now Cd’s but with “kid friendly lyrics”)

Key word is KID FRIENDLY!

Well I was watcihng the commercial for the Kidz Bop 15 && saw that they had the song
“When I Grow Up” by the Pussycat Dolls.

Made me think…”how are they going to make those lyrics “kid friendly”?

So I went to their OFFICAL site && listened to a clip of the song.

These are the original lyrics from the pussycat dolls

“When I grow up I wanna be famous I wanna be a star I wanna be in movies, When I grow up I wanna see the world drive nice cars, I wanna have boobies

*I do love this song. Its a great song to do Zumba or Sizzle to…just not entirely great for little ears”

Here is what I’m  hearing (I can’t find lyrics ANYWHERE…if you stumble across them feel free to correct me)

“When I grow up I wanna be famous I wanna be a star I wanna be in movies when I grow up i wanna see theworld drive nice cars I wanna have groupies

Seriously? GROUPIES…is that better then Boobies??
I wouldn’t care if my pre-teen wanted boobies whenshe grew up. I’d be super concerened if she wanted GROUPIES

I dunno.

I was thinking about getting some of the CD’s cuz’ Tobin really likes the music on the raido && I was worried about the lyrics at his age….now I wonder about Kidz Bop

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My house is never organized.
I know i just say that I don’t care…but I really do.

I want to have a home that my husband can be proud of.
Something that when he comes home he can relax && not worry about anything.

Until about 3 mins ago we couldn’t even use it.
I’ve got dinner all planned out && I’m trying to get it done before Doug gets home (whenever that  may be)

For some reason I’m really freaking out about this.

I HAVE to get the house clean and stuff done before he gets here.

So off I go

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My son is a fish. I swear I got impregnanted by a merman who looked alot like Doug.

Yesterday we went to the family swim at the gym. It was so much fun. I’m not really that into actual swimming but I LOVE playing in the water.
Tobin was very confused when we got there && we didn’t go to the treehouse (daycare) instead I took him into the locker room with me. He just kept looking over his shoulder like…”um mom I’m supposed to be over there”
So I got him ready first (just easier that way) and he just started trying to open all the lockers, wasn’t until he saw a lady do her combination that he realized how to work it.

After we were dressed && showered we went to the pool. Tobin got this excited look on his face the minute he saw the pool. Started squirming and wanted down.

We found a life jacket for him (which wasn’t what he wanted at all)
Got into the pool. Doug took a bit to catch up with us (he chats worse then a woman does in the locker room)

Tobin was very timid at first. Kinda clingy and wouldn’t let go. Then he saw a girl a little older then him playing with some pool toys (they provide them) and she started playing catch with him. That made him giggle && want to move around a little bit more.
So I made him stand on the underwater bench && he walked along on that for awhile then toyed with the idea of letting one foot float off the bench.

Then all of a sudden just started jumping off thebench into my arms.

Scared the crap out of me the fist time he did it!

But he jsut had a blast jumping continuously and kickin his feet.
We saw a little girl a few months older then Tobin literally swimming underwater (no jacket just goggles) it was INSANE!

Later we found a basket ball and the net to go with it.
Tobin LOVED being lifted into the air so he could “slam dunk” the ball into the water.


After awhile we didn’t even have to hold his jacket anymore. We just stood very very close by. He was kickin && balancing very well. I think if they offer a toddler swimming class I’m going to enroll Tobin. I think he’d enjoy it.

So after drinking some cholorine water and swimming for over an hour Tobin was starting to get tired so we left.

Getting him back into his normal clothes was a fun…expierence I’ll tell ya what.
He wanted to stay in his swimmies. Not understanding that it may be warm in the pool area…but its NOT that warm outside. (this was at night time so it was a bit chilly)

We went home && Tobin && I took a shower (which was great because usually he hates getting his hair wet…but by this time he was still wet from the pool so he didn’t mind.

After dinner he went straight to bed. He did play for a bit but didn’t cry or aything.

I think we will be going to the family swim more often.

That was totally better then working out

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So Angela invited me to join this group on facebook today.
Called 40days of prayer for our husbands.

I joined it while it was on day 6…but I’m still going to do it every day anyways.

Today I’m supposed to;

To help you get started, have you ever thanked your husband for choosing you above all other women? He found you attractive as a person, and appreciated you. Though many circumstances in your marriage may have changed, let your husband know that you are glad God led you together, and that you want to be a blessing to him for the rest of your marriage. Let him know that he can trust you to be in his corner. One of the best opportunities to express your gratitude is first thing in the morning. How do you greet your husband each morning? Is he confident in your love? Give him a “wake up call” that he’ll never forget—a big “I love you” and an “I’m so glad I’m your wife!”

I’m also supposed to pray for Doug to grow spiritually.

I think I’m gonna like doing this.

On a side note;
Doug officially signed paperwork yesterday (Friday the 5th) to become a United States Solider.

He leaves for basic training (boot camp) on March 3rd. That should take about 9-10 weeks. He will be stationed in Ft. Benning Georgia
After that he goes for his AIT to Ft.Lenardwood Missouri.
That should take 9weeks.

So a total of 19-20weeks. I’ll be staying up here in Fremont.

Until he comes home to get me.

Could use some prayers

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Bugger Butt


My little man. ♥

Tonight was really the first night I’ve had him all to myself with no help. Douglas isback in Lansing (again) this time tomorrow he will have been sworn into the Army. ::woot::

So far its been a great day. Not very prodcutive but fun bonding none the less. Usually I kinda just push Tobin off on Douglas because I’ mtoo tired or I don’t feel like it…

Not today.

I really regret shoving him on Douglas now. I’m irked that I missed out on some fun moments with him.

Today Tobin&& I did dishes.. I rarely if ever will do dishes.
But tonight it was so much fun!
Tobin “rinsed” the dishes for me (I pretty  much just put his rubber duckies in the sink && did the dishes myself) but he was so fun splashing around and taking all the bubbles out of my water and putting in on his side of the sink.

I really want to become a better mother.
Stop spendng so much time on the computer and really be with my son.

He really is  my pride && joy. Reminds me of his dad on so many leves. That little cheesy grin of his.

So yah. new resolution. Spend more time with son.

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