Saturday, January 20, 2007

Rainy Day

It's been raining most of the day, but it has been a great day for us. Joel has been out of town, so it's just been me and Jonah hanging out. The Lord has been so sweet to give us a great time together. Jonah has been very pleasant. He usually is, but if he ever acts really difficult, you can be sure it's when Joel is out of town and I have him on my own! So I'm a very thankful girl today. Last night, we ended up spending the night at my parents' because my aunt Jan was in town and spending the night there. It was great getting to visit with her. This morning, Mom and Dad took Jonah to a basketball tournament. They said he played with his cars on the bleachers for most of the time, but he had fun. During that time, I went to the grocery store and then to Lifeway to pick up a book for the Bible study I'm going to be doing at church, starting in a couple of weeks. And I didn't leave with any other books, that's a big accomplishment for me! My husband probably won't believe me. My goodness, there were probably at least 15 women's Bible studies to choose from at church this semester! I love that there are so many women in my church who love being in the Word with each other. I'm going to be taking "He Speaks to Me" by Priscilla Shirer, and we're going to meet at a lady's house and have brunch together each week. The Bible study I took in the fall was mostly young women, which was so great - it was the first time I'd been in a church Bible study for women where there were so many women in their 20s and 30s who not only were passionate about it but also committed to it. It was very encouraging to connect with those girls. This time, however, I think I am the only youngish one.....and I'm excited about that too. I really was blessed by spending time with my "older" lady friends on the women's leadership team at Grace in Bartlesville and miss that time with them so much. So I think it will be really good to have some mentors and for me to be intentional about making Titus 2:3-5 a reality in my life again. I'm probably pretty weird, but I really enjoy being friends with women in their 50s and 60s! I just learn so much from them. And some of them are pretty psycho-fun too! (i.e. Betty!)

Earlier tonight while I was talking on the phone, I caught Jonah after he had taken out every dirty clothing item of my overstuffed laundry hamper, and he had put them in the drawers of the chest with all of the clean clothes. Evidently, he thought he was helping to put away laundry! He made the cutest face like he was really proud of himself. Aw man, I forgot to take a picture of this little mess. Oh well. Also this weekend, he has begun to walk around with a play phone up to his ear, saying "hello" a bunch of times. Actually, it sounds like "hwo, hwo?" It's so funny. Tonight, I asked him who he was talking to, and he said "Amy" - so he was thinking about his Aunt Amy! He also has been talking about Nanny and his uncle Eric (Urck") a lot lately. He always starts saying family member's names and wants me to tell him everybody's names and then asks "wort?" (which means "work") to know if they are at work or where they are. He loves his family! And he knows who goes together. If he sees or talks to Gigi, he immediately says "Papa" and vice-versa. He does the same with Blake & Amy, and Jen & Eric. All right, well, I'm off - just thought I'd share a few of the cute things Jonah is doing right now! I just talked to Joel, and he's less than an hour away, so I'm happy about that!


Courtney said...

how are you feeling