Well, I'm really glad that a few of you lurkers came out of lurkdom. New comments (well all comments) always make me happy!
I guess I should clarify that my "future house in the gated community" is not really going to be my house anytime soon. It's only my dream house. But, someday.... Unfortunately for now we live in an apartment. But, my father-in-law (who is a realtor) said to wait a few years and the market should go down and it will be a good time to buy. Oh the California real estate market. If this state wasn't so great to live in I'd be tempted to move somewhere that actually has affordable housing.
Also, Jenna commented on my background a few days ago. It's Dick and Jane in honor of Judah. My mom bought him a Dick and Jane book and now it's ALL he wants to read. Seriously, before every nap, before bed, and all times in between. I know Eric and I are like junior high boys, but really now, how cannot you not laugh when it says, "Dick is big. Sally is little. Big, big Dick. Little, little Sally"? Ok, so I'm easily amused!
As for the pictures (dad!), Eric has had the camera in his van for the past few days. I kept telling him to get it out, but then we'd both forget. It's finally back in the house, so new pictures will be coming up! I'd like to get a picture of Samuel's teeth, too. His 5th tooth broke through last week (the 4th of January) and, if you've forgotten, number 3 and 4 were just a few days earlier. He bit me (while nursing if you didn't catch that one) the first time the other night. And, if you haven't experienced that before, it HURTS!
I've started a new label called "random" because it seems like that's what most of my posts have been lately. My goal is to have a theme for each of my posts, because I'm not sure how interested you are at just random about my day. Because seriously, I do the same things every week over and over. So, be watching for that.
The past few days I've been really struggling because one of my friends is going through a hard time. I know this is a blog that my friends and family read, so obviously, I can't say much. But, it's hard as her leader and her friend to watch her this way. I'm really learning to not look at people as they are in their circumstances, but to see who God created them to be. Also, not to worry, but to cast ALL my cares upon God. As I've been learning not to worry I've realized how much I do it. Seriously, most nights I stay up worrying about things (this friend, my kids getting sick, etc..), but I'm making a concentrated effort to say, "God, I trust you in this circumstance. I give it all to You. I KNOW You will take care of it."