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Ally somehow got ahold of my wallet. How, I will never know. It was in my purse on the kitchen table, and my purse is still upright! I think she wants to go shopping!

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This one in hanging outside our apartment by the security door. At least the arrow is pointing the right way! (I did send it into the Failblog. It was too funny not to!)


Just Some Cabining (LOL) Pics

We went to the family cabin with my Mom, Dad, Steven, Aisling and Roddy. Here are my favorite pics from the trip.

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We Have A New Toy

I used to have a Hotsling for Alyssa when she was 2 months old to about November last year. We our grew it. So I figured the stroller would be enough.

Well, we are going camping (or cabining) this weekend and are going for a hike. The trail is rough and I doubt the all-terrain stroller would make it up, and if it does, neither Be, or I want to push it. I astarted looking at hiking backpacks, which we would use maybe 3 times a summer, or a wrap.

I decided on the wrap, which would take up less space. I narrowed it down with the help of a baby-wearing expert (no kidding it is an occupation) to 2. The Mei Tai Baby and the Moby Wrap. I had decided on the Mei Tai, until I thought, I should go look at some carriers in stores. I went to Maternal Instincts, which is a nursing/babywearing store here in Longmont, to look at some. They didn’t carry the Mei Tai’s but they had the Moby’s. Luck was on my side, as the owner happened to has one of each to let me try before I bought one!!! Turned out, the Mei Tai didn’t feel very secure. I could have sworn Alyssa was going to fall out th entire time I had it on. The Moby was amazing though!

My Lesson today. If you are looking for a wrap, go with a Moby. It may be huge, but it is very comfortable and very secure! I LOVE it and so does Alyssa. We plan on trying the back hold when Ben gets home. I can’t do it alone!

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This Has Been A Difficult Week

Here is the backstory:

I was contacted a couple of weeks ago asking if I wanted to help make calls to volunteers. I said yes right away. I was hoping to help out with Heavenfest in some way or another.

Fast forward to this week:

I get a message on my phone (because it was dead yet again.) about possible becoming a HR manager for Heavenfest. Tredessa must have a lot of faith in me for suggesting it! I have until Sunday (the 14th) to decide on weither or not to do it. I have been praying what seems like non-stop, reading my bible hoping that God will tell me what to do.

I have always been one to follow unless I had to take the lead. I’m the creative one like my mom. But I feel God telling me to go for it, that I would be great at it, even though I have my doubts. I have been searching verses, and so far these have helped me. 

God said: Solomon, I’m pleased that you asked for this. You could have asked to live a long time or to be rich. Or you could have asked for your enemies to be destroyed. Instead, you asked for wisdom to make right decisions. 1 Kings 3:10

We make our own decisions, but the LORD alone determines what happens. Pro 16:33

Because of Christ Jesus, I can take pride in my service for God. Rom 15:17
 Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. 1Pe 4:10
 I searched as much as I could through Alyssa’s nap today until I found this one last verse. I feel as if God spoke it straight to me.
What you are doing is much more than a service that supplies God’s people with what they need. It is something that will make many others thank God. The way in which you have proved yourselves by this service will bring honor and praise to God. You believed the message about Christ, and you obeyed it by sharing generously with God’s people and with everyone else. 2Co 9:12-13
After reading that, I knew what I needed to do. I’m going to take the HR manager position. I feel like God has it in his plans for me and He knows I will thrive.
~ all verses were found using E-sword and are from the CEV translation~

She Did It! She Did it!!!

Alyssa just took 3 steps all by herself before she fell!! I’m so excited and happy for her!

I’m Going To Need Someone To Go With!!!

It looks SO good already! Who is coming with me, because I know Ben will avoid it like the plauge!