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February 4, 2009

Skipping the Love Dare Blog today...

I decided to skip blogging on today's Love Dare. It was good, but not much to it. In a nutshell, it talked about how important it is to greet your spouse in a way that makes them truly believe you are happy to see them. Then the dare was to greet them in that way. Which is something Josh and I do. So I decided to not bore the blog world with that today and blog on something different. Probably just a few updates...not much else has been going on lately.
After several days, I finally (repeat FINALLY) got my Home Management Binder complete. It's small in comparison with some of the others I have seen, but definately helpful right now. Since Noah is still a baby and I don't have to worry about playdates and school yet, it was basically just for me to organize our budget and our bills, and to make out a general schedule for cleaning. I will admit that it has been a big burden taken off of my shoulders since I started incorporating it into my day. I feel better rested and more accomplished at the end of the day. It's only Wednesday and I have cleaned our entire house and have the rest of the week to relax. It's 1:30 right now and I already know what I am cooking for supper. It's the 4th and I already know what bills have to be paid when and how much money we will have left. It's a relief...really.
Josh and I went to 5th Avenue Baptist Church Sunday morning. It was like being back in Alabama at some of the churches there. We enjoyed it. It was a little more...I guess old-fashioned...than we were used to. But they have a Contemporary Service on Saturday nights that we are going to go to this week. We loved the preacher and he did a great message from Nehemiah 4 about how a church grows. We left Noah in the nursery for the first time...they said he did fabulous! I was a little bit antsy during the service, wondering if he was ok and all. I'm not too much up to leaving my son with people I don't really know. But God calmed my nerves and Ms. Edna (the lady in the nursery) has been there for 26 years, so I felt like she knew what she was doing.
Some people from the church came over last night to visit. They were really nice and Josh and I felt like we had known them for years. Very laid back and relaxed. I was glad I had gotten the house clean when they got here. (I'm funny about stuff like that.) They invited us to go tonight. They always have a meal on Wednesday nights and then do the service. Not sure if we are going to be able to make it or not...but we are going to try. Josh has duty this week, which usually makes for a pretty exhausting day for him. Oh well...we'll see.
We have officially made the transition from co-sleeping to Noah's bassinet. He has actually adjusted pretty well. The first 2 nights he was a little bit uneasy, but he's gotten used to it. He's sleeping really good. We started giving him 6 oz. of formula when he gets his "night-night" bottle around 9:00, so he gets up at 1:00 for a diaper change and then 3:00 for his bottle. I don't know if he will ever really be able to go all night without waking up. He hates to have a wet diaper...which is good because we haven't encountered diaper rash yet. Then he gets another 6 oz bottle at 3:00 and sleeps till around 9:00 most mornings. It's great. I feel so much more rested than I have felt the first 2 months.
Anyways...I guess that's all for now. I'm about to go dig into the Bible for a little while since Noah is napping and Josh is still at work. I am hoping I can get in some good study/prayer time before Noah wakes up to eat again. I'm working on a really good scriptural post on some things God has been teaching me that I'm going to try to post sometime this week. Hope everyone in blog world is having a great week!

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