Friday, December 25, 2009

Tulsa Christmas with snow!!

Rob is still in training for Schlumberger in Tulsa, Oklahoma and only got two days off for Christmas.  So Molly, Jiggs, and I shlepped up to the flatlands to see our Rob.   Since a lot of the guys wanted a Christmas dinner, I was asked to 'bring the basics' from the kitchen.  The CR-V was packed to the gills with Christmas presents, kitchenware and two dogs.  (We listened to 'My Life In France' on CD, Julia Child's autobiography about her early cooking years in France-  so good!)  To cheer the dreary apartment, Rob and I found a tree lot and a Kmart.  Even if we only had duct tape with which to hang the stockings and lights, I think it turned it nicely.

Our reward for the five hour drive was a heavenly snowfall on Christmas Eve!!  Tulsa was dumped with 8 inches and it stuck around for Christmas Day, praise the Lord.  Jiggs had never seen snow and Molly had been in it only once so Rob and I took them for a snowy walk earlier today.  They were SO FUN to watch playing, racing, and eating snow.  

Friday, December 4, 2009

I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!

You know when I sit down and rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar...
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.  
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!   

-Psalm 139:2,13-14

This little life inside of me keeps wiggling and demanding I acknowledge his presence.  More and more often I can look down in anticipation of his kicks and actually see a bump of movement!  How can a person deny the existence of an Almighty God, an Artist who used unimaginable creativity to shape every thing on earth after seeing through ultrasound and feeling a life inside of them?  

Wyatt, my dear, I can't tell you how impatient I am for you to be here in my arms.  I feel like time is dragging on and perhaps maybe I might not ever see you in person.  Everyone keeps telling me that once you get here my head will be spinning and I won't sleep for eons.  Like it's a bad thing.  Come on, little buddy, I'm ready to be BUSY. 
On second thought, we did have to move again to a different and vastly more comfortable rental house here in Graham.  I have been somewhat busy getting the house re-settled.  It was truly God's hand that we found this rental at the time we did.  Mom and Dad came up to help us move over Thanksgiving.  The last time they were here we were moving as well; so I told them jokingly that I don't want to move again and could you please stop coming up?  But we had such a great time with Mom, Dad, Rob and his friend, Dave that he invited from the training center in Oklahoma.  The guys even put up the old fashioned giant christmas lights that I love while Mom and I were cooking!  
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I'll get pictures of the inside of the house up soon!