Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Catch-up, ketchup.

I guess I'm gonna R-r-r-rewind and tell you about our fun-filled weekend! :) Friday night I brought the kiddos over to Mom and Dad's (Aaron was hunting ... shocker!) and we made dinner and got to hang out with Rachel's new beau, John Marc. He couldn't be cuter and was so fun and I'm just super pumped that he and Rach are hanging out! :) Saturday morning we woke up and Aaron wanted omelets so we completely overtook the kitchen to make quite a mess and it was actually pretty fun! Then we watched Ratatouille and took some naps before Aaron's mom came to get the kiddos so we could have a much needed date night! We went to dinner and to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which I have to give major props to! It was soooooo good! I loved it! Caution: It is about 3 hours long, but such a great story and amazing acting. I was shocked that Brad Pitt didn't sweep the Golden Globes. We slept in an embarassingly long time on Sunday Morning, missing both services of church and got fast food for lunch before I broke into my new venture .... coupon clipping. :) I saw an Oprah episode about all the money you can save cutting coupons and I think she maps this all out on couponmom.com, I think she claims there is an "art to this" which I hope so bc I barely found any coupons for things I actually buy.
Anywho then we got our babies back and had a pizza night. (So it wasn't the most nutritional weekend). Yesterday was a cleaning day and my guilty TV night of the Bachelor... fav.
I am THRILLED to say the least that Moms 'n More has started back today! I honestly think it is one of the highlights of my week. We started a new curriculum based strictly on marriage and I just think it does wonders for me to be encouraged by so many young women who are in the same season with same struggles, same stuff ... love it!
I also started off the new year with a new challenge from Beth Moore's blog. It's to memorize a new scripture every 2 weeks. That way by the end of the year we will have memorized at least 24 scriptures. I've really loved mine for this time. I chose

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house it built, by understanding it is established,

by knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

I rather liked it! It was a pretty easy one to memorize too, and I loved looking it up in other translations and meditating on it. It just means to me that the only way to have a happy, functional home is if it is built on the Lord's principles.

It's almost time to find another one .... I'll let you know what I pick! It's not to late to sign up on Beth Moore's site to do the same! She tells you which verse she's memorizing and you can see all the people from all over doing it as well! It's really encouraging!

It's an easy way to stay in the word daily, and you just might surprise yourself at how quickly you memorize it!!

Have a great rest of the week!



Michelle said...

what study are you doing in your group? Mt community group is looking for a good marriage study?!

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