Friday, October 9, 2009
On the first morning of the garage sale I got to help Jacob open before I went to work. It was dark when we woke up. It was chilly. There were threatening clouds. But even with all of that it was one of the better mornings I've shared with my husband. No one was waiting to dive into our "treasures" so Jac and I got to spend some really sweet moments - together - outside on our chair for sale as the sun was rising. It was my favorite part of the day. After people started showing up and the morning was underway, I had to head to work. Jacob did a great job on Friday with some help from our good friend Vivian and his mom Nancy.
Another way I saw God that morning before I went to work was through a customer at our garage sale. He walked up, asked if we had something specific, and then proceeded to talk to us. He shared with us that his live-in girlfriend, with whom he'd just bought a house, had just lost her battle with cancer. She left behind two boys that were transported to live with their dad. He had no one. He came to our garage sale to find a friend - an ear to hear. It reminded me so much that no matter what we're dealing with, Jesus is our friend. He's always there to lend a listening ear even if no one else does. He'll hold you up when you're hurting.
One of the best gifts you can give someone is to listen. I hope that wasn't the only gift that man got at our garage sale. I hope that he found Jesus through his sharing and our listening.
We should've taken pictures of our first garage sale as a married couple, but we only got one. And who could ever pass up a garage sale if this were in the driveway!!!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
He just turned 16 weeks old on Tuesday, but we already know the things he loves and the things he doesn't love.
We'll start with his loves:
1. Jacob and I
2. Playing with/chewing on/licking our feet
3. Pouncing on his new friend - the broom
4. "Playing" with the cat (He's not yet aware that Mac doesn't like him very much)
5. Digging for "treasures" in the litter box
6. "The Wiz" w/ Michael Jackson and Diana Ross
7. His puppy food
8. Crawling under the bed (he's not yet aware that he will grow into a 2 ft. 60 lb. dog)
9. Dandelions (they are like built in toys in our yard)
10. Sleeping like this...
11. The new neighbor Lilly, a golden retriever who is 2 weeks younger than him.
Things he doesn't like:
1. Hearing the word "no"
We are having so much fun with him, even though he is ornery! I like to think he gets that from his "daddy.
Our nephew trying to keep the dog from jumping on him
That's a nugget --B
Friday, May 8, 2009
That's a nugget. --B
Friday, April 17, 2009
We started out our date deciding where we would go eat. He wanted Zio's and I thought Charleston's sounded better, and after my suggestion, he did too! We proceeded to order our meals- Chicken Fried Steak, mashed taters w/ AMAZING chipotle gravy and broccoli (for Jac) and Steak, broccoli and salad for me. Mmm, mmm. We proceed to partake in our delicious meal and the manager comes to talk to us because he is a customer at The Underground and knows Jacob. It was nice to meet him. So, we're done eating, waiting on our check and the waiter comes and tells us that John (the manager) took care of our meal. What a great surprise blessing!
After eating, we had planned to visit one of two local coffee shops on the south side to get dessert and watch The Office online... both were closed. However, one of them was extremely close to an Asian Supermarket. Now, Jacob and I don't go to the Asian Supermarket everyday, but when we do go, we always get something new to try. This time = "pudding." I haven't tried it yet, but Jacob said it's more like jello and it has these gel cube thingys in it.
We also found a few other interesting snacks....
This is the pudding... notice under product it says "Pudding (Delicious Snack)" to make sure we know it's delicious.
This snack came with a warning! A whole box of warnings! "Do not eat while performing any physical activity" is my favorite.
This snack reminds me of a granola bar only instead of granola, it's dried fish floss.
The package says it all...
We thought it was interesting that Santa was the year-round giver of Cotton Cup Sweet.
Last, but not least, if the sweets and crackers weren't enough, you could fill up on some homemade vegetarian meat. Looks like something that the cat coughed up...
Date Night Week 1 was a fun success!
And that's a nugget. -B
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Lastly, to Megan McGuire for NOT giving me her opinion.