Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Polar Bears

Luke came in the kitchen yesterday morning and told me:

"Mommy, when King Jesus comes me and Wevi are going to pet the polar bears."

Yes, my little love, when King Jesus comes you and Levi can pet the polar bears.

Isaiah 11:6
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

C.S. Lewis

I just finished a biography on C.S. Lewis and wish there were more hours in the day to read! I want to read so many of his books and the books that inspired him.

This week I requested a book by George MacDonald. He was one of the first writers to influence C.S. Lewis, way before he even became a Christian. He writes science fiction with spiritual themes. Like Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings. I think he wrote in the late 1800's so it will definitely be different than what I normally read. I am excited though. Hoping Rach will read it with me.

And back to Lord of the Rings...it was interesting learning about Lewis's and J.R.R. Tolkien's relationship. I think I need to be in a book club...I always want to talk about what I am reading. And I am sure it doesn't make for too interesting of a blog post. I sure hope my kids LOVE to read someday!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Luke!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful little boy!

Thank you Lord for the precious gift you entrusted us with. His tender generous heart, cute smile, child-like faith, and fluffy hair. His sweetness towards his sister and snuggles towards us bring us so much joy.

To my little fence building, nonny loving, thumb sucking, cassette listening, sandbox playing, cow feeding, kitty squeezing, m&m eating, popcorn making love of my life. You'll never know how special you are to me!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I don't know why I can't get spaces to post between my numbers on my last post. So when you are reading it, know it bugs me too!

7 Quick Takes - Jan 6, 2010

1. I made this! It is for Luke's birthday and it is a crayon roll up. I am going to try to rip out a stitch and put a small notepad on the left side. Since he will be 3 next week (sniff sniff) Matt and I would like him to start sitting in church with us instead of going to the nursery all the time. Maybe this could be just for Sundays...
2. I had not gotten on my blog in awhile and just realized Jess, from the Making Home blog I talked about left me a comment! Fun! Now it's fun to get any comments, but one from someone who I don't know, but REALLY wish I was friends with. That's fun!
3. And speaking of friends...I am super sad about our friends Jackie, Josue and Moshe moving! Like really sad. Matt and I had said before when other friends have moved away that "at least Gomez's won't move, they built a new house beside her parent's." I guess anything is possible. Although we are looking forward to them moving back with more babies someday!

4. I took the kids to the toddler nursery at church with me today and we cleaned house! I am "in charge" of taking care of that nursery and it felt so good to go through the cupboards and the toys and clean things out! It looks good and I am excited about that.
5. Matt is building us an entertainment center for our TV that has doors that close! WAHOO!!
6. I am looking over my goals for 2010 and I completed some of them. A few more I did great at the first 6 months, not so great the last half. And the one about losing my baby weight was good until about December 25th. So I think I will still count it. :)
7. I started my couponing again after taking a little break. It felt good to go to Rite Aid and score on lots of free or extremely cheap items.