Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A new turn in life

Wow, I feel awful. 4 months have gone by and I had done nothing with this blog. I hope in the days to come to do so much more with this. I truly have had lots of Blog postings go thru my head....even articulated just how I would say things....cute titles....pictures I wanted to add, only to fall into bed each night and say I will do it tomorrow! Sounds familiar on to many occasions on to many things. I think I sometimes make myself out to be more productive than I actually really am. The Lord is really working on that area in my life. So this blog is going to just be a quick (yes, for those that know me I CAN CUT TO THE CHASE SOMETIMES) overview of life changing things and some hopes to accomplish better things too.

1. DEVOTIONS: This is an area I am SO EMBARRASED about. I wish I could say I have always just dove right in daily to GODs word. But I haven't been that disciplined. But in the last almost 2 weeks I have only missed a few days and God has been so faithful to me. I thank God for being patient with me in this area.

2. MARRIAGE: Jonathan Thompson! Wow love being married to that man! He drives me crazy, crazy in love,makes me laugh, makes me cry....and loves me unconditionally. Having a child only makes me love him more BUT it makes marriage only that much harder. Finding time for just US is hard and is taking a lot of discipline especially on my part. I tend to be a loner when it comes to late evening and usually have a plan for how I WANT TO SPEND MY EVENING. But beginning to realize time is short and I need to make the best of the evenings I have with my wonderful hubby. I am a blessed woman to have a great man! And a great father for my little girl.

3. COOKING: I am having a blast in this area! Learning to cook with alot of fresh ingredients. Fresh garlic,peppers, and several other things. I am really learning to adjust things to my liking. I plan to share some of those on here soon. I have a dessert I have fallen in love with and have made it so much that my husband made m promise not to make it for a month! It's nothing extra special just gooey and chocolaty!!!! (need I say more to get your attention?). Than a savory soup that was supposed to be just meat and noodles...but the drippings were so good that I made more of  the  broth  and added some veggies (and plan to add more next time too)  and made such a yummy pork soup!!!!!! Plan to share SOON!!!!!

4. BEAUTY: Ok I kind of put this topic on here thru gritted teeth....but I decided at the beginning of this year that it was OK for me to care about me...my face, my skin, my teeth. My motto until than was basically just MAINTAIN. I found some products that I have now been using for about a year and I can see huge difference. And where it is a bit more money I am liking the skin change I have seen. But I will share more on that and give a huge shout out to my consultant who is also the greatest neighbor a person could have!


5. PARENTING: Who knew that one precious little girl could bring so much joy to life. When I feel that little arm drape over my shoulder as we are eating out and she has ketchup on her mouth and greasy chicken finger hands I resist the urge (most of the time) to move her arm, when she purses her lips and says "kisses" I can't help but lean in and oblige her, and a sleepy little girl,who is starting to have morning breath, gets placed in bed beside me as daddy gets ready for work looks at me with squinty eyes and a huge smile says "Goo Moe-ring Mommy" usually followed by a huge hug and a cold wet kiss... I am reminded just how blessed I am! Discipline is beginning to be a great challange and am finding how sometimes a mom whose nerves can be so on edge over someone she loves so much...and also feeling like her heart is hurting too!


6. LASTLY........ We are EXPECTING a new bundle of joy in the late spring approx May 11!



9 comments:

Queen of the Castle said...

Great post -- it's so easy to get busy with life & forget to LIVE & savor each moment! And, of course, CONGRATS!!!! ;-)

Jen Alexander said...

I'm so excited to read your new blog post! A BIG Congratulations on your wonderful news! I'm very excited that we will have children so close in age - how fun! Also, thank you for being transparent. Sometimes I know that is so difficult, yet it is good for each one of us. I, too, need God's help and strength in my devotional life. You would think this area would get easier as we get older, but I don't think it does. So thankful for God's patience and love in our lives! Looking forward to more blog posts from you!

Jenny said...

Just wait till #2 comes along... :) Yes, I'm speaking from experience. Not sure how women with twins do it. LOL! "One day @ a time" and "We are so blessed."

Liz said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you guys! I so enjoyed our chats at camp (even at the laundromat), and sure hope you'll be able to make it next year...new baby and all! As for the rest of your post, be encouraged and keep up the good work. It's so easy to let "life" dictate our priorities rather than being intentional about what we know is important. Have a blessed week!

Sharing My Thoughts said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. I think all of us, if honest, can say that there are times we struggle with devotions. Especially, when you're raising a family. God is faithful, tho! I'm looking forward to your recipes. (I plan to blog more, and think of what I'm going to blog, only to put it off, too! lol)

JenniferD said...

Congratulations Janella! I was due May 11th of this year, but was 5 days late. :-) Enjoy your 2nd pregnancy!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your news....may 10 would be an awesome day....lol....(that is my bday)...

Constance said...

congratulations. You will have a very big helper.