Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I was heading across town to meet up with a friend and had promised to arrive with 'bucks in hand for our get-together. She has the same favorite drink (!), so away I went to the only drive-thru in town, ordering two nonfat, decaf, grande Cafe Americanos. Magnifico! With kids in tow, I was off, coffee laden and quite happy to be venturing out on a Friday morning. No sooner had I turned the nearest corner, though (ominous music begins to play), but BOTH drinks tipped in the car and dumped all over the front carpet of our van! Ugh! It was a HUGE mess... But rather than get all worked up, I merely turned the car around and headed back to Starbucks to hang my head and get more drinks. (When the promise of a cup of Starbucks is there, I can't be without!)
So I pulled back up to the drive-thru and quickly placed my order. The girl soon recognized that, indeed, I was the same customer who had before ordered two nonfat, decaf, grande Cafe Americanos. I explained about my incident and without skipping a beat, she had me pull around to the window, unload my cups for a refill, and offered me two towels to mop up my car!!!!!! She couldn't have been any nicer. Moments later (and not a dime poorer), I once again pulled away from Starbucks, this time with two Cafe Americanos in a provided drink holder and also a WHOLE NEW appreciation for this larger-than-life franchise with small town courtesy.
Bravo Starbucks. Bravo!
And God bless you today! Drink up! :)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
At 6 weeks, our sweet baby J shows no signs of being sweet to his parents during the nighttime hours. Just last night he was up every 1.5-2.5 hours!!!! To say GG and I are slightly delirious today would be a severe understatement. Praise God for my supportive hubby who rode out a lot of the night with me!! Hopefully this pattern will break soon...
which totally makes everything worth it!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
We've sent it to a number of Christians across the county so would you also pray for Gov. Palin in this Esther-like time of her life? You might also pass it along or copy any one who might pray. If this request is offensive to you, I apologize.
A Psalm for Sarah for 66 Days:
Sixty-six Days of Intercession for Gov. Sarah Palin according to Psalm 27. Pray for Sarah, husband Todd, sons Track, baby Trig, daughters Bristol, Willow, Piper, from August 29 through November 4.
*Singleness of Vision, Moral Clarity
Ps 27:1a - The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
Ps 27:1b - The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
Protection from Libel, Slander, Hatred, Persecution
Ps 27:2 - When [not "if"] evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
*Confidence in Christ, a Guarded Heart
Ps 27:3 - Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.
*Priorities Devotions, Rest, Balance
Ps 27:4 - One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple.
Ps 27:5 - For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
*An Overcoming Spirit, a Higher Perspective
Ps 27:6 - And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
*Direction, Wisdom, Surefootedness
Ps 27:7, 11 - Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me. . . . Teach me Thy way, O Lord and lead me in a level path because of my foes.
*A Release of Faith, an Expectancy of Good,
Ps 27:13 - I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
*Strength, Courage, Endurance,
Ps 27:14 - Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord. And let Your kingdom come and let Your will be done.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So rather than wallow in sadness and fear, we are going to rejoice today in our working, loving, supporting daddy and praise God for every day we have with him! God bless America!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Back to Reality. Back to Life. Back to Reality...
I had this silly 80's jingle in my head this morning as I awoke to a new dawn in Gasperini-Ville.
GG was up and at 'em, getting ready for his first WORK day. Way to go, GG!!! We can't wait to hear all about it... M was down the hall, getting in his last minutes of home fun before heading off to his first day of pre-school. We were elated two weeks ago to receive news that he would be accepted off the waitlist at a school right around the corner. Yahoo! Here are a few glimpses of our precious student:
Status Report Post Preschool Day One: Not much. I could hardly get the little guy to dish up after his first day--a sign of things to come in our teen years? I'm sure. :) I did manage to find out that his favorite part of the day was playing with a car and the toys in the room, that he likes his teachers (I think--I totally fed him the line!), and that he rode a bicycle on the playground. How cryptic it is to be a mother of boys! Oh for a girl to chatter on and on and tell me everything! :) Maybe someday... :) In the meantime, I love my little boys!
T, J, and I ventured out for T's 2-year doc's appt. this morning (nothing like packing in our first morning of routine!) T is happy and healthy and right on schedule for all of his growth and abilities. He also boasts a hemoglobin level in the 14's (like his mother), despite never choosing to eat meat. Oh well, at least he's healthy, right?!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
On another note, the G-clan had our first family-of-five picture professionally taken yesterday for our church directory. Talk about a whirlwind to get 5 people dressed, coordinated, fed, diapered, pottied, and out the door. No sooner had we arrived, but GG pulled T-baby out of the car and realized we had forgotten the kids' shoes!! lol! :) It was almost comical to see GG and I each carrying into the church a non-shoed child. Thankfully all was well--we were running late (typical), yet the people were operating without a schedule and you couldn't see anyone's feet in the picture! :) lol! We love ourselves a good laugh and adventure.