Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dancing Diva

The Combo 2 class recital Spring 2009
(performing Mickey Mouse's birthday party)
Olivia is 4th from left

Olivia shows me their final pose!

After much wetting, spraying and some serious combing,
we got those wild curls into a smooth bun!
(adding a net and some MORE spray of course)

So pretty!
Another year of dance is over. Our Olivia is really enjoying ballet and tap. She LOVES to dance. Her smile is so big onstage you can tell she is having so much fun. We are looking forward to next year. . . Moriah will be in it too!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I believe

God has had me listening to "I believe" over and over today. (Barlow Girl) "I'm feeling doubt and losing faith, but giving up would cost me everything. . . . I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. I believe in God, even when he is silent. I believe" "I stand in the pain and the silence and I'll speak to the dark night. . . . . I believe!"
I am feeling like the sun is not shining. I am feeling like every time I try to love I feel so vulnerable. And I feel like God is silent for the moment. But I do believe the sun still is there- showing HIS faithfulness. I believe that love is not an easy choice, and it does make us vulnerable, but without it we are not even living.And certainly not knowing God(for God is love!) I have chosen to follow God and love two little girls I have not even SEEN. I have missed their 8th and 13th birthdays! My heart breaks for them not knowing a mother's love or a fathers protection. I have opened my heart to be broken. But I know in my weakness HE is made strong, and HE will be glorified. And "though hope deferred makes the heart sick, when the desire comes it is a tree of life". So my heart is sick at the moment, but He will heal it. And even thoughI feel He is silent, I know He has led me and will continue to light my path one step at a time. My trust in Him is nt easy, but I know His love will cast out all my fear, and He will bring the desires of my heart to pass. We are not forgotten. I believe!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hit and Run, or WET and run!

I have been the unsuspecting victim of a wet and run, What is that? Well that, is when you wake up in the middle of the night and realize yor pajamas are wet. You groggily wonder if YOU wet the bed. When you fully come awake, you realize your jammies are soaked on the side and it is your top. So you discover it was not yourself(with some relief I might add). But there is no little body next to you. So you mutter and get up to change. The little one in question has happily changed and gone back to bed. Husband snores loudly on his dry side. So, you realize you have been a victim of a Wet and run and NOBODY cares. lol So you mutter something again, and go to the sofa for the rest of the night. (which by the way is pretty darn cozy.) But I did think there goes that last shred of dignity. I wondered when it would be eliminated.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


OK, so remember when we were kids and had underoos?? I was thinking, I remember in my wonderwoman unders, I felt invincible. I remember them so well because I wore them for like 3 years straight. lol Until the blue undies were no longer royal blue and the stars were hard to see. I am thinking, everyone always says we moms are trying to be supermom. We try to do to much. I agree. Shoot, half of it never gets SEEN anyway! So, I propose we STOP trying so hard. We do less work, but we wear adult sized super woman and wonder woman underwear. Then we go around with smug smiles knowing we are super heroes, incognito. . . Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive. . . . and really hot. lol Sorry there are no pictures to accompany this Lori, as these lovely unmentionables have not been made in adult sizes yet. But if the demand were great enough. . . we might just be able to get them to market them again. AND since we wore them as kids, they would be RETRO! so thus trendy. lol