Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Other then that exctiement (and the never ending sickness!) it was a super fun weekend! After the zoo Mark and I went to the mall. Malachy got a new outfit from baby gap that is soo cute. He also got his very first cup of Vanilla Ice Cream, he loved it! AND Malachy got 2 new stuffed animals at the disney store! Mark got to play his baseball game when we got home and I got some sleep!
Monday, August 29, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
1. I have gained 15 pounds in the past 3 months
2. I have zits covering my face
3. I'm ALWAYS tired or sick
4. I have been grumpy and emotional for the past 3 months
5. I talk about how I want to be pregnant so I don't have to do manual labor
All of these things are true and while yes it would look like I'm pregnant...I'm not. I may, however, be going slightly insane from the lack of sleep, nutrition, and quiet time. But be encouraged...I am still working on my action plan for a happier, healthier me and I do hope to be pregnant again in about 8 months. Until then I will try my best to be less lazy,moody, and emothional I can't make any promises about the zits or weight gain!
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
As promised... here are some pics from the big day. Sorry the quality sucks! Lighting wasn't our friend that day, it was sort of a Murphy's law sort of day!. . .and my scanners pretty dirty!
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Friday, August 19, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
WOW .... what can I say!! I don't even know what to think right now. I know people at Mars Hill who I really respect and reading all of the negative reviews has been disturbing and hurtful. It's sad to me that in the Book reviews there has been as much negative said about the congregation as the book! There have been a great many number of people saying that the church (Mars Hill) is full of pretty people, who are shallow, and only interested in a feel good form of Christianity. They are saying Rob Bell calls into question the validity of the bible and the truth of the gospel...I find that hard to believe. I have been to Mars Hill and if it is what people are saying...I must have missed it. People have gone way overboard (I think) in calling Rob a heretic who is on his way to cult status. Coming from Willow we are use to these sort of over reactions and negative backslashes.
For the record, on Mars Hills website they have posted what they believe and here is some of it just to calm your (and my) fears : We believe the Bible is inspired by God and is without error as originally transcribed. It contains His truth for our lives for today and tomorrow.
Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind. For all those who accept His sacrifice He gives the Holy Spirit as a guide toward personal growth.
Ok so everyone just needs to take a deep breath...Calm down...and back off my friends at Mars Hill!
With that said I haven't read the book and plan to this weekend so I can figure this all out for myself. I hope that there must be some sort of mis-communication going on. I'm scared to read the book because I don't want to find any truth to what people are saying. I think Rob has led many people to a deep fulfilling relationship with Christ. I believe he deserves more respect and courtesy then he has been receiving in the reviews. I also believe regardless of how things appear at Mars Hill the congregation there is NOT only interested in being the next new cool Christian thing. I do however believe they are a young Church full of broken sinners just like the rest of us. I have seen my own church grow so much in the past 15 years (and surprisingly the most in the past 2 years!) and I think all churches have some maturity issues they work through as they grow. I hope Mars Hill will not dismiss everything that is being said and see where they can grow. I'm confident they will because I know they do not want the reputation of being a church for the cool pretty "in" crowd but they want to be a community of broken people seeking God together. To find out more about what Mars Hill believes check out their website!
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Then this weekend I'm going with Kim to the art thing...should be interesting. I will let you know (as will Kim) how that all goes. It will be interesting to see our different interpretations!! I'm afraid she won't make any money...and not because her Art isn't Kick @$$!! ...but because the person who is organizing it said she can't price her "original art" for under $100. I just don't know any people who go to outdoor church art fairs with $100 cash looking to buy art? But who knows! I think regardless... the money, time, and ENERGY that Kim and the rest of us who have helped her have invested will be worth it. The experience is one Kim really needs! To be with other Artist and to just put her stuff out there! It's a brave new step! Her work looks amazing framed! I wish you could all see it! I'm sooo proud!
Then next week is mine and Marks anniversary as well as my B-day!! Kim will be babysitting! Mark and I will be partying! Can't wait! I had to post that crazy photo in honor of our anniversery! Marks friend Peter did that, it's from our rehersal and wedding. Hopefully next week I will have time to post some more wedding pictures! It's a sad story about our wedding pictures! I lost my favorite one!
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
I went on Superman, Mark's favorite ride, and while it was cool I will never do it again! Other then the lock down harnass thing there is nothing between you and certain death! It does feel somewhat like flying and is a great ride if you can handle it. It's terifying... for me!! I "challanged" the Raging bull 3 times...my favorite ride by far! Did the giant drop and American Eagle. Iron Wolf was a mistake if you have ever been on it you know what I mean. The other new rides I wanted to check out were closed....booo! We didn't go to the water park but with the mad heat we probably should have!!
Im glad I went but next year I'm gonna talk to Kevin about this staying open till close thing!
Friday, August 05, 2005
This is 5 days old home from the hospital. I picked this one because I think it looks alittle like Baby Mark. (I'm trying to help him out) I can't believe Malachy was ever that small...I miss it!
He definitely got his love for popsicles from me! And there is little Kimmy too! I totally look like Malachy in this one!
I can see alittle one month old Malachy in there.
Malachy would never make a face like that! Or wear yellow butterflies! Just kidding he dose both...often!
Where did that blonde hair come from? Look at those two little front teeth! So cute!
I didn't have any other Baby pictures of mark in the computer so I added this one. Isn't he cute! Malachy will be adorable no matter who he looks like! Im still hoping it's me though!