Month: February 2014

Time to mingle with the Stars

Well, we have had a dry spell here.  (No, I am not talking about drought!) Rather, I am talking about going to LA to mingle with the rich and famous!  Ha! Ha!  When we moved here, I was so smitten with LA, and the idea of getting to attend TV tapings and such, because let’s be real…I was meant to be on the stage and be friends with “those people”!  (I mean, don’t you feel like your life should be the next reality TV show?!  I do!  I already have a name for it…and no I’m not going to tell you!)  Last year, I got to go to American Idol and Sports Nation, which only whet my appetite to do things like that more!  It is super fun to get to see how TV works behind the scenes, and to get to see how ridiculously the “other people” live.  Remember, Mariah Carey and her make-up and hair crew every five minutes?  RIDICULOUS!  Experiencing things like this make me appreciate my simple life!

So there was drought, but the rain has begun…got my American Idol tickets last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yep, heading to the show on Wednesday.  This Wednesday, for the live performances of the Top 13.  Can’t wait!

Then…on March 3rd, Micah and I are heading to the “After the Oscars” live event with Kelly and Michael!  Soooooo exciting, except that this taping is at 5:00 am.  They start letting us in the doors at 3:00 am.  CRAZY!!!!!  And free my friends, all of this is FREE!!!!  I mean, you have to get there, so we do pay for gas, but there is no cost for the tickets!  Makes for a SUPER FUN and EXCITING date, that’s cheaper than going to the movies!  So, here’s to our time “mingling with the stars!”

After all of this banter about the “stars,” I just want to make sure that everyone knows, that more than anything I love sitting here with wet hair, no makeup and my t-shirt and blue jeans outfit.  I love getting to be home with my kids, love on my husband, and serve our staff as much as I can.  (Oh, and as I write this, Ben is placing a rubber snake on my head and laughing hysterically.  He got it at the dentist yesterday.)  I don’t HAVE to go to LA, EVER!!!!  I am just ever so grateful that the Lord is allowing us to get to have some fun in our new home, that we would have never experienced back in Texas.

Keep checking in, because I will have pictures to share!  American Idol allows cell phones in the studio now!!!!!!!!  I’ll do my best to take GOOD pictures!  Anybody have a favorite?  I’ll make a poster just for you!  (And…I will be making a poster for Harry, because I have been a fan a LONG time!)

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No Snow!

We have had NO SNOW this year!  NONE!  I mean, we have had some flakes fall from the sky, but nothing that stuck to the ground.  It’s crazy!  The rest of the country is getting pounded, and our sweet little mountain has gotten nothing.  I have to say, I am a bit sad about this.  I mean, last year it was a pretty perfect amount of snow.  Just enough to really play in!  I think that we actually had 6 snowfalls last year, and now that is what Texas is getting?!  What on earth?!  That is just crazy!  I am hoping that with this post, we get one snowfall.  You know, in March?!  That would be great, wouldn’t it?

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Craving spiritual milk!

Our church is going through 1 Peter right now, and let me just say…WOW!!!!!!  Every week I am challenged in a new way, and I am loving that.  A couple of weeks ago,  we read 1 Peter 2:2-3 and here is what it says:

2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Do you know what it feels like to CRAVE?  I do!!!!!  Micah and I have been working on our diets and trying to really change the way we eat over the past few weeks.  Right about the time that we were studying this passage, I was CRAVING some cookies, cake, chocolate…!  So I was really understanding the word CRAVE!  I think this is why it hit me so hard.  Do I crave Jesus the way I do chocolate?  I mean, do I HAVE to have HIM right now, everyday?!  Because the bible says, “crave that milk, because that spiritual milk is what is going to make me grow big and strong in Christ!”  (Okay, that is my paraphrasing, but you know what I mean!)  I want to be strong, how about you?!

I think, (no, I know) that I often just push my time with Jesus to the side and accomplish all those OTHER things I need to get done.  Then when I feel weak and tired, I wonder why.  I need spiritual milk daily in order to grow, and once I get a taste of that good milk, I only want more!  That’s so awesome.  I can remember when we began giving our kids whole milk for the first time, and then we had that one more bottle of formula left and we tried to give it to them.  They WOULD NOT have anything to do with that yucky stuff because they had tasted what was good!  I pray that I will be like that.  I have tasted that the Lord is GOOD and I want more!  I pray that for you too!

So, here’s to having a week of cravings, that can only be satisfied with Jesus!  

Here is a link to the sermon if you are interested:
Spiritual Maturity

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Hello, Again!

Well, hello my blog reading friends and family!  It’s been a while!  A long, long while!  I took a break.  I felt like the blog was something that needed to be done our first year here, and so I did it.  To be quite honest, I didn’t think anyone would really want to continue reading about our life or whatever “non-interesting” things I decided to post about.  (And, “anyone” may not want to read those things!)  But I have had a few people mention that they missed the blog, and to be completely honest, I did too.  So…here I am!  Hello, again!

How have things been?  The mountain is still absolutely beautiful, peaceful, calming, relaxing, and becoming a part of us.  It hasn’t snowed yet this year, and we’re a little bummed about that, but it is still amazingly beautiful and the weather cannot be beat!!!!

School is going really well.  (Well, let’s be real!  It is always difficult to be the teacher to your own children, but it’s so much better this year!)  We joined a charter school, Coastal Academy, and REALLY love everything about it.  Grace made a part in the school’s annual musical theater production.  This year, they are performing The Little Mermaid.  Oh, she’s excited!  Just found out, today, that she is a jellyfish (one of the most coveted sea creature costumes, I hear)!  She will be performing April 10-12 if anyone wants to take a trip to SoCal at that time!  LOL!

Ben is having fun being Ben!  Got to love my boy!  He keeps me laughing everyday, and daily says something that warms my heart.  Tonight, on our way back up the mountain, he said “mom, I have been having a lot of sins lately and I really don’t like that.  What do I need to do about it?”  I kept it together and didn’t cry, and we had a great little discussion about Jesus and what he did for our sinful hearts.  Don’t you love that?  I sure did!

Micah is crazy busy with camp right now.  Oh, have I said that before?!  No, but really, he has been out recruiting summer staff and campers.  We’re beginning to get really excited about what this summer holds for Palomar and each camper and staff member.  We can’t wait to see what God has planned!

As for me, I am back in the groove teaching the kids and doing all of those other things I do.  (Not really sure what all of those are.  Ha! Ha!)  I am going to start attending a women’s bible study at our church on Thursday mornings (while the kids are at their one school day).  I am SUPER excited about this, as I have never been able to attend a daytime bible study, and I am going to begin making friendships with the women of our church!  SUPER excited!  I also host a ladies’ bible study in our house on Wednesday evenings for the girls here at camp.  I have been so blessed by our time that we get to spend together growing in our friendships and in Christ together.

So, we’re still doing great up here on the mountain!  I hope all of you are doing well too!  Send me a message.  I would love to hear from you!

Here we are at Christmas in Thorndale, TX
Not the best picture, but it had all 4 of us in it!
And here are the little cuties that are growing up WAY TOO FAST!!!!!

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