Saturday, May 3, 2008

I've been 'tagged'

I have been 'tagged' by Erin.  I have to admit that I don't normally do these things.  It's like receiving all of those emails that need to be forwarded or else . . . It's just another person asking me do to something - too much pressure. BUT, this one was quick & fun to see how radically my life has changed! Enjoy!

4 Things I Did 10 Years Ago (1998)
** Was living in Santiago, Dominican Republic leading Young Life in English.
** Met a really cute (& skinny) boy named Arturo who became my best friend then husband.
** Was still in the beginning stages of starting Young Life in Spanish in Santiago.
** Was living by myself & teaching new leaders how to play guitar.

4 Things I Did 5 Years Ago (2003)
**  Had my second daughter Jillian (Abigail was 1 1/2 years old).
**  Arturo and I bought an apartment in Santiago.
**  Had changed my role in Young Life to more training & special projects.
**  Experienced my first major earthquake - registered about 6.5. It was the freakiest thing of my life!!

4 Things I Did Yesturday
**  Built a castle out of leggos with my daughters
**  Changed 10 poopy pampers
**  Read half of a magazine while in the bathroom
**  Had a great family from our church over for dinner & didn't burn anything!

4 Shows I Love To Watch (in no particular order)
**  The Office
**  Soup (on E-channel)
**  America's Funniest Home Videos (b/c I watch it almost every night with my daughters - they love it)
**  Top Chef or Project Runway (whichever is on)

4 Things That Make Me Really Happy
**  When my kids listen to me the first time & don't whine
**  Conversations with my girls that are fun, unexpected & unplanned
**  A great Bible study where I feel like I not only learn something, but can apply it to my life
**  Having great conversations with Arturo & hopefully I'm eating something chocolaty

Wow - I had a lot of things come into my head that make me happy - how fun is that.  These were just the first 4 that popped into my head. We really have a blessed life & I am excited to see where God leads us & what He has us do in the next 4 days, years, decades . . .
OK, my turn to 'tag' someone.  jeesh - no pressure people but, Deb (b/c she first encouraged me to blog), Kate, Connie, & Jocasta.  Enjoy.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Jillian, Jillian, Jillian

Jillian, or as we call her, GiGi.  She is 41/2, and very full of life & emotion.I did say emotion right?  I could go into some exact details, but let's just say that she may b/c a famous actress - or at least I'll b/c the most patient woman in the world!  Jillian has been calling herself the 'babysitter' lately, and honestly has been an amazing help with the twins.  As for Stella, . . . it's hit or miss.  Jillian LOVES to help with Chloe & Claire - in any aspect - and at times her 'help' is a bit unsolicited - but I cannot complain really b/c she adores her little sisters & has helped saved my sanity a few times.  Ironically she has also been the loss of my patience & sanity most times, but I guess it all evens out.