Monthly Archives: March 2006

Storms and a 3 1/2 year old

Last night we had some storms again. Haven did great at first and told Micah she liked to watch the storm. (espeically the lightning) Once it got really bad, she came running into the living room and was crying, saying ‘Mommy, daddy, I don’t like the storm anymore’. We held her as we watched Charles Salser tell us the weather….once it was pretty well over, we laid her back in her bed and she was asking about the lightning that was still going on, and I said ‘Well, God makes it do that’. And she said ‘Is God outside?’ And I said ‘Yes, He is, and He’s with you too, even though you can’t see him’. I told her how we can always go to God when we are afraid or need Him, or even when we are happy, we can pray and talk to Him’. I think she was okay, but you could tell her little mind was thinking about God being in the room with her even though she couldn’t see Him or the angels that were protecting us. We prayed again and when I checked on her 5 minutes later, she was asleep.
I love her.

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My new favorite food


So, this is weird, but I just got through eating a cup of fresh cut strawberries. I usually put a tad bit of sweet n low on them instead of sugar, but we didn’t have any here at the office, so I used sugar. YUMMY! I especially like them when they’ve been in the refrigerator for a bit and they are cold. I have been eating a cup of them at least once a day for the past week. Just thought I’d share, plus it’s a lot better for my snack time than a brownie with cream cheese icing topped with m and m’s from Rick’s. Speaking of Rick’s, I’ve never been there for lunch, but I heard that you can get cake with your meal, or have it for lunch. That’s the kind of lunch I would like one of these days on my splurge!:)
Okay, so this was pretty much what my snack just now looked like. ‘Tis the season………

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An Ephiphany

Yesterday, while doing some research regarding APS, I had an ephiphany. Due to that, I have been watching what I eat to lose some weight, and just realized I don’t want to just ‘lose weight’, I want to eat healthier for ME, for my long term health. I know that seems silly and very common sense-ish, but for some reason, it didn’t hit me until yesterday. So, I am praying and asking the Lord to help me be a better steward of the body He gave me. I will be taking baby aspirin it seems for the rest of my life, unless God chooses to heal me before then, so I want to be fit and in shape. I am really excited b.c they are going to have a Pulse Fitness gym literally a minute from our house in Farmington. I am planning to join–it will be very convienient to be consistent with it.
So, there you have it, my ephiphany, or maybe the Lord, showing me how much I need to take care of this 27 year old body.
Oh, and on a totally different note. Micah and I watched Tuesday night’s A.I. last night, and I was so proud of Mandisa. No matter what those judges said, she knew what she was supposed to sing and I think America will respect her for that. I think the reason why they were so hard on her last night (Tuesday) is b.c she is a Christian and they know that, and Simon’s comment ‘That was too indulgent’?????…they all literally don’t get it. They are so lost. So, I said a prayer last night for all those that Mandisa is able to come in contact with, that others would come to know Him as a result of her radiance that reflects Him.

Have a great Thursday.
Kara

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Tuesdays with Mommy

Now that our Bible Study is over for the summer, Haven and I are getting to spend time together all day on Tuesdays. Yesterday, we slept in (until 7:45) and then got up and went to Target to find her some sandals. We were successful, so we came home to eat some lunch and play out in the back yard with the dogs. While we were outside, I painted a little side table that was in our kitchen-painted it black, and then distressed our kitchen chairs that have been painted since last summer. Haven took a nap, so I watched ‘The Notebook’ and chilled for a bit, then pulled some weeds outside until Haven woke up.
We then went to Sonic to get a drink and went to the park. We walked with my aunt and then let Haven play for a bit. It is always so fun to watch her interact with other kids, especially in a setting like the play ground. She had a blast!
And then to end the day, we went to our local Chinese joint with Kelley and Cambron for some Chinese food overload. It was good. A bath, some time with her daddy, and then to bed. It was a good, long, enjoyable day.

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Haven

We had a great time this week/weekend with my mom and Haven. Some cute things that she did/said this weekend that I didn’t want to forget:

‘Mommy, do you have a baby in your tummy?’
‘No Haven, I don’t.’
‘Why?’.
‘Well, because it isn’t God’s time yet.’
‘Well, when I get married, I am going to have a baby in MY tummy.’

Speaking of babies, we got to see the ultrasound pictures of my nephew this weekend. They are naming him Ethan Paul. (Paul is my brother’s middle name) Mom and I got a bunch of cute boy clothes-it was fun since we have just been getting girl clothes all this time.:):)

Another fun thing that Haven did is on the way to work this morning, she was doing the motions to a song she learned this weekend from her Super Stong God video and it was so fun to watch her in the car and it made me smile! Especially b.c she is worshipping the Lord and having fun at the same time.

We are in the process of doing a Bible Verse every few weeks and talking about it–in the car, ect. I need to be a more organized mommy and have stuff like this planned for her so she doesn’t get so bored and into things.:)
Anyway, another new stage of mommyhood…..
Also, she picked the Sesame Street kite over the Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bear one…..not much of a girly girl, as I am slowly finding out, little by little.
Happy Monday.
Kara

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Time for an update

It’s been a bit since I have last posted. It has been pretty busy lately. I cleaned out our garage this weekend and arranged some things, threw out some things, and cleaned my car out.
My dear friend, Natasha, had her baby early Sunday morning. Israel Christenberry Wood weighed 5 pounds and is perfect. I will have to post a picture on here soon. We saw them Sunday evening and it was so awesome to hold a newborn again……he was so sweet.
I worked Monday with Haven at the office with me–that was interesting and a VERY long day.
Yesterday Haven and I went to lunch with my aunt at McAlister’s and had a salad and some tea. It was oh so yummy!! I then came home and cleaned my house from top to bottom in preparation for my Mary Kay party that I was hosting. Not many showed up, okay, no one did but Kelley, but it was fun and we got some good stuff. I am hoping that it will help my complexion on my face……then it was off to work this morning.
My mom, Haven, and I are going to Tulsa/Owasso tomorrow morning through Saturday to house sit for my brother and sister in law. Should be fun and a nice little break.
Okay, update complete.

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Oh yeah…


We got this CD along with the DVD for Haven Saturday. She has been dancing along with the video and worshipping Jesus. She’s so proud of herself.:) I hav enjoyed listening to it too, and will sing along and worship in the car with her, so much so, that she keeps asking ‘Mommy, is this my music, or yours?’ She has her ‘boys and girls songs’ and then my worship songs. So, she gets a bit confused when I feel like I have to sing along with her.:) Max and Melody are the two puppet-like kids on the front of the cover–we have definitely been blessed and ministered to by the ministry from ‘down under’, no matter if it’s a 27 year old or a 3 1/2 year old.

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