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Family Friday: Dollhouse Thoughts

Today is Friday, the day before Noah’s birthday party.  ML and I have been busy all week long putting the finishing touches on her dollhouse.  It’s been kind of like finals week in college without the endless eating of junk food.  We’ve been pulling some late nights and making a pretty big mess of the house.  And through all of this God found a way to speak to me this week.
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Wednesday night when I was admiring Noah’s dollhouse I got to wondering what her expression will look like when she sees it.  Will it be a look of shock and awe?  One of those “wow” moments? Or will she simply notice it and head straight to the cake and ice cream? With so many hours invested in it I really hope to see her fall in love with it instantly but I realize she may just simply take note of it and continue on enjoying the rest of her party.

God loves to speak to me through my relationship with Noah and Michael Luke.  For instance, when Noah repeatedly whines about something and refuses to listen to me I am reminded that often times this is how I respond to God when I continue to disobey him.  And in the case of the dollhouse He reminded me how much time, thought, and detail He put into creation and most days I go about my business without even noticing it. Without telling Him thank you or what an awesome job he did.  He creates each new day for us to enjoy!  So wether you live in the country with a wide open view of God’s canvas or the city with a glimpse of the bright blue sky above and neighborhood park down the road take time to notice the work of our God.  He designed it for you to enjoy!
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What part of your creation are you going to enjoy today?  I am looking forward to watching the colorful array of leaves falling outside my window, the wind blowing a gentle breeze into he kitchen, and the musical sound of the birds in my neighbors trees.
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Take time to enjoy the beauty around you and have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I’ll be back next Monday with another awesome giveaway and later in the week I’ll be back sharing all the details about Noah’s 2nd birthday party.

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God Pulled the Plug

Yesterday, God decided to pull the plug on our laptop.  I wanted to send it one of these.

I tried several times to get it to turn on but never had any success.  Finally, I decided just to let ML deal with it when he got home.  It’s really not that surprising that it could be gone forever though.  This summer our little Apple Powerbook G4 will be seven years old!  That’s ancient in computer years.  Up until yesterday we haven’t had any problems with it.  My sister gave it to us three years ago after she bought herself a new Apple laptop as her graduation present to herself.  You can’t unplug it because the battery ran out of life years ago, but that doesn’t matter since we have it hooked up to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

I considered this pulling of the plug God’s way of giving me a chance to slow down… and take a breather.  All this week I have felt frazzled.  My to-do list was full and only kept growing.   I have been scrambling to and fro trying to gather supplies to make a gift for my sister who is getting married soon.  I have really been struggling with what to get her.  I wanted it to be something special… especially since she asked me to be her matron of honor!   I have made a couple of trips to the craft store, debated what I wanted the gift to look like, and stressed over if I could rise to the task.  All of this has led to a hectic week.

It has felt like finals week in college… except with a little more sleep and less junk food.  I am not a perfectionist, but I really want to do a good job on her gift.  Especially since she is a perfectionist.  So I have been fighting my tendency to do things “good enough” and instead have been very careful, cautious, and precise.  So far so good!  I can’t tell you what it is though.  I don’t want to spoil the surprise for her.

Needless to say, I really enjoyed God freeing up my time yesterday where I could focus more on her gift and my other chores for the week instead of working on a blog post.  And to top it all off, when Michael Luke finally checked on the computer last night, he thought I was joking.  All he did was press the power button, and it turned on immediately!  All I could say was, “I guess God didn’t want me using the laptop yesterday.”

Before he “fixed” the laptop, I was able to start this post on our Mac Mini downstairs.  We use the TV as the monitor for it, so we can watch Hulu on the big screen.  It is nice to have a computer to fall back on (especially one with a 40″ monitor), but I am really glad to have my laptop back.

Thankfully, everything is back up and running now.  It’s probably not a bad idea to go ahead and back up all my pictures though.  Incase this happens again… permanently.

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