Thursday, March 12, 2009

SPRING (we're actually going somewhere) BREAK

We are going somewhere for Spring Break on Tuesday. I can hardly believe it, since in our whole married life I can't think of a time where we actually scheduled a trip on this holiday. Rich just reminded me... we were supposed to go two years ago but that trip was cancelled since Richie's dear friend Raymond died. Actually, it feels so good to be able to say that sad, sad day happened two years ago... the further we could get away from that horrible time, the happier I am. Okay, enough of that... now on to our anticipated trip. We get to go to Denver, Colorado and spend a few days with my aunt and her family. Her children are Belle's age and they are really the only cousins (second cousins) she has. We can't wait... we're going to get to do a little sight seeing and who knows what else. I have another cousin who lives in Colorado Springs and she just had a baby girl... we're going to get to meet her. It is a ten hour drive but we are planning to catch up on some reading and Goef and Jan Jackson lent us their animated CD series "The Chronicles of Narnia". What a delightful idea... can't wait! Is it Tuesday yet?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Grown Up Bedtime Story

I'm almost embarassed to be "posting" since it's been a long 5 months since my last post. Oh well, it's still my blog and I can do whatever I want to with it, right? Tonight has been fun. Richie has been reading to me for the past 2 hours. It's a simple thing that I can honestly say means more to me than the usual sitting on the couch and vegging out in front of some Nick at Night reruns. Not only does it bless me, but I can tell that Richie is enjoying it as well. Neither one of us are "readers" but we have been persuaded to read "The Shack" which is a book traveling through the Christian circles right now. Wow... we are really taken by it. So far we have been emotionally choked by the despair of a father in his love for his daughter and intrigued by the passing thoughts about God from the main character. I am amazed at the way the author has described God and I can't wait what the next chapter has in store. Interesting... I really see how we could use segments of the book to illustrate the love of God and I am truly blessed by the truths retold in a fictional story and the by the way they are presented.