So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:17-21

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mi Vida Loca

As many of you know I have been fighting the nasty flu bug for over a month...think I'm over it and BAM...back with a vengance. I spent most of last week out of work..out monday...attempted tuesday only lasted about an hour...missed wed & thurs. Feeling some better I decided to give Friday a shot ( I had debated going in at all but determined, I went) On the drive, my boss called and said she didn't need me that day as several babies were out. I turned my car around and headed home to share the "good news" with Phil, who was leaving that afternoon for Germany to escort Margie and her boys to reunite with Bret on his R&R. Upon arriving home and sharing the wonderful news (looking forward to getting more rest)...Phil said why don't you just come with us? A new energy consumed me! An opportunity to travel abroad! I packed an overnight bag for me and Chaz, grabbed the passports and headed to the airport! Frankfurt here we come! The boys did great thru the airport and on the 8 hr flight. They watched a movie and slept most of the way...they were awesome (thank goodness for dvd's)! Upon arriving in Frankfurt, Margie and the boys went to stay with their friends until Bret arrived. Chaz was disappointed that he wasn't going to get to see Uncle Bret. Phil, Chaz and I headed to our hotel. We took a nice nap to catch up on our jet lag. That evening we took the train into downtown and had a nice dinner. Phil had schnitzle (kinda like a fried pork chop) and Chaz wanted a hotdogs in Germany so we ordered him a Brautworst and explained to him it was like a German hotdog...thats all he needed to know...he loved it (guess thats the German in him coming out). The next morning we headed back to the Airport for our return flight. Another 9 fun filled hours...Chaz was an angel he slept probably the first 2 hours of the flight then watched cartoons and played with his toy airplanes the rest of the way home. After deplaneing in ATL Chaz said lets get back on the plane and go back to Germany....Oh My, I think we have created a monster!

Dalton, Chaz and Logan in ATL

Chaz pouring his Sprite in Frankfurt (he thought the glass bottle was cool)

Chaz and I after dinner (there is a really old Church in the background, if you squint you can see it :)

Chaz playing on the cool spaceship playground at McDonalds at the Frankfurt Airport

Friday, February 13, 2009

Now That It's Valentine's Day....

I figure it's about time for another post. So, here goes... Christmas was a blast! Watching Chaz was a true Blessing. Coming home from Sunday School one Sunday I asked Chaz what they talked about he replied "Baby Jesus and that man slammed the door" So, for a 3 year old, that about covers it :) On Christmas Eve Morning he woke us procaiming Santa Came. He was more that thrilled with the tool bench and kitchen Santa gave him. He proceeded to cook us the most delicious Christmas Breakfast. He may just be the next Carter Oosterhouse or Bobby Flay. Grandma and Paps came over that morning for "our Christmas". After exchanging gifts (all of which Chaz had to help open) we went to the Duluth Rexall Grill for breakfast. That afternoon we headed to Columbia to be with Phil's family. It was a great to be with his family. We don't get to see them often enough. I have the Best Sister In Laws in the world and Love every chance I get to spend with them! On New Years Day we had the family over for Greens and Peas YUMMY!!! It was truely a Blessing to have My Grandparents there as well. My Grandma is a true Miracle! The rest of January Flew by...before I knew it, it was the last weekend in January and Oh what a weekend. My Sister Cheryl and yougest son (for a couple more months) Caleb were in Town. Chaz spent the weekend with Caleb at Grandma and Paps...I went to a finding your P.L.A.C.E conference where we did personality and spiritual gift profiles. I am a Sanguine (go figure) with the gifts of Mercy and Evangelism. Then on Sunday Cheryl and I went to Woodstock First Baptist to see Travis Cottrell and Beth Moore. What an awesome time of Praise and Worship...A glimpse of what Heaven will be like....Can't wait for the DVD!!!!!! So glad I got to share that experience with my Sister and Best Friend!!!! Then I Blinked or sneezed or Something and now it's Valentine's Day! Holy Moly! Hope you have a Blessed Valentine's Day...and reflect on the Greatest Love Story....JESUS!