Sunday, March 29, 2009
They also have a fried goat cheese appetizer that'll knock your socks off....and the chili braised pork pasta is to die for. SUCH an awesome meal. All things that I wouldn't order all by myself because, I gotta tell you, those things just don't totally appeal to my taste buds......braised pork pasta??? Olive oil ice cream??? But they are AWESOME! Great restaurant.....gotta try it.
Ecco is offering a buy one entree get one free deal right now - but only for like the next week.
I've wanted to do reviews of restaurants for a while now....in a very amateur just let me give you my opinion on some food type of way.....I mean, I'm always looking for good places to eat around here. Maybe you'll swipe an idea or 2 from here! I have another blog friend that has a list of some of her favorites....I'll hopefull try some & let you know what we think. Does that sound good? In the meantime, PLEASE let me your faves in the area...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Not even complaining that she can't play like the big kids play. She just wants to be a part. So so happy. Not that I blame her - i mean, what would you give for someone to sit you in a comfy bouncy chair in the shade on a Spring-like day & ask you to just hang out. Just relax. Don't lift a finger......just sit there & look pretty. I think you could get that smile outta me.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
1. for me to just look at her
2. for daddy to just look at her
3. for either of the bigger kids to just look at her
4. for complete strangers to just look at her
She just really wants you to pay attention to her.
She's noticed that there are 2 ahead of her & she refuses to get lost in the mix.
I was at Bible study the other day & she was in the nursery. I ran up there to get a bottle to her & the nursery worker was holding a crying baby & my baby was on the floor. The sweet lady just kept saying "I'm right here. I see you." She laughed when she saw me & said, "That baby just wants to know that you're looking at her!"
She rolls all over the place & almost holds her bottle by herself....I think she can do it, in fact I KNOW she can. I think she knows it means that I can walk away & therefore take my eyes off of her for just a moment if she does it. She's smart. And I think she still looks mostly like her big sister...but she's changing......
the jury is still out on that one.
Happy 6 months sweet girl.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
It started out with a deep look at the 23rd Psalm. Those infamous words that many of us know by heart simply because it is often spoken at funerals. The shepherd & his flock & how He promises to care for us. We like to translate "care for us" on our terms....like so many other promises in the Bible....making God fit into our version of the story rather than the other way around. The last lesson was about wisdom & discerning wisdom & the books of the Bible where you find much insight here.....Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Solomon & Ecclesiates. Good....I wrote it all down. Because I do desire to walk with wisdom....I want my eyes to see clearer & my words to be those of, well, wisdom. And then one thing she said has stuck with me....suffer well....and teach your kids to suffer well.....
Oh, the idea of true suffering for me is more than I can write down. It's those haunting fears that creep up when I can't sleep at night...my greatest fears of suffering - I truly don't think I can talk about. And to do that well? Honestly, I don't really want to suffer - much less to do it well. And I trick myself into believing that if I just avoid the whole topic of learning to suffer well all together that I will never have to really put it into practice. Like that's my call.
And then there's this girl that I knew back in college. A truly remarkable girl. One not too different from this girl. And she was on a road that required much suffering.
And she did it well.
She had a place like many of us do - online where we share our thoughts & stories - and I'm so glad she did so that so many can be a part of her journey. Her amazing amazing journey.
This is just a part of it.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I was driving down the road the other day & a song by the Cranberries came on. I was immediately back in college. And then I thought about who I am today. I'm so different that I barely recognize that girl of 22. Isn't that crazy? and I wouldn't go back. It's like without Lee & these kids I wasn't who I really am yet......and I finally feel like I'm on the right road. Life before these miracles....these four miracles......is just blurry.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
You have GOT to be kidding me????
I wish I could say that it all ended there. Daddy flew home & all was right with the world. I got the bug in addition to this neck condition & got to go to the ER.
So that, my friends, is why I haven't updated my blog.
It's good to be back.