Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Sweet Sick Boy

That's right. My sweet Cameron is sick. Tonight when I put him to bed I heard a little sniffle and just now, at 11:42PM, I had to ask Steve to take him on a walk outside because he could barely breathe. It's weird...he's not congested...he's just making a really weird breathing sound, like he can't get enough air. He's not complaining much. But that could either be a good or bad thing. He's either not complaining because he's not in too much pain, or he's not complaining because he's in so much pain that he doesn't care what we do to him to make him feel better.

Anyway...he's propped up on some pillows in the living room with the humidifier on full blast. It doesn't help that I can smell marijuana seeping through the vents in my bathroom from our new downstairs neighbors.

Now that I' m awake, I figured now would be a good time to talk about Cameron's growing vocabulary! The past few months have been fun ones, listening to this boy trying to make sense of all the words he knows smashed together in broken up sentences. With the exception of two bad words, the things that have come out of this boy's mouth lately have been nothing short of profound!

Just today, while driving in the car, Steve and I were talking (probably about church), both boys were in the back seat. Cameron starts calling us "Mom, mom, mom ... Dad, daddy, dad..." as I answer "Yes, Cameron?" He said "Mom you need to be patient." Having no idea what he was referring to, I told him "Okay, mommy will work on it." Then he said "Daddy...daddy", when Steve answered "Yes, Cameron?", Cameron then told him "Dad you need to be patient." In which Steve replied "Ok son, daddy will work on being more patient" Cameron then thanked us and told us that we needed to be patient about 10 more times on the car ride home. After that, he felt like he needed to tell us "Mom, I please need some peace and quiet in here." So I told him "Ok, mommy will stop talking". Then he told Steve the same thing. At which point then he started singing (at the TOP OF HIS LUNGS) one of his favorite songs from his Psalty movie "I read my bible 'cause, I love the Lord, oh yes I do, I love the Lord, I really do, I love the Lord...and I know that He loves me" on and on and on and on.

Tonight, I let Cameron call my mom, because he asked to talk to his Grandma. My dad answered the phone, and Cameron immediately threw the phone down and started crying. I asked him why he was crying and he told me "I don't want to talk to Grandpa... (tears)...I want to talk to GRANDMA." I felt bad for my dad...but oh well...he really wanted to talk to his grandma.

Anyway. I hope I can get this boy better...he's just not his normal self when he's sick and it makes me sad.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


It's 2am and I'm awake. Maybe that's because I went to sleep at 7:30PM tonight. I am REALLY terrible at staying up late. I actually fell asleep before Cameron tonight, which is pretty rare. Steve and I don't really watch too much TV at night because he knows that if it's past 6:30pm, I'll probably fall asleep watching anything (except Judge Judy. Love her.) we usually sit up and talk and record our favorite shows so that we can watch them on Thursday and Saturday mornings! So...what does this little brain think about at 2:00am. Hmmm... here is a list!
1. Thinking about my friends and VEGAS in a week.
2. Thinking about my sweet husband and his birthday in 2 days.
3. Thinking about my sons and how precious they are.
4. Thinking about my Cameron's growing vocabulary. Mostly good words. (post coming)
5. Thinking about my parents and my brother
6. Thinking about my sister in PDX (she told me that means Portland)
7. Thinking about work today. I have to remember to order more New Testament Bibles
8. Thinking about my INEVITABLE, RUTHLESS, cramps
9. Thinking about my 6 1/2 month pregnant friend who is working way too much, and trying to figure out how I can take a weekly shift at the Yogurt Mill and Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory for her.
10. Thinking about the fact that it will probably take at least another 2 hours for me to fall back to sleep after I finish this post.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!!

My mom turned a young 47 today!! WOW! I was thinking about her last night before I went to bed, reminding myself to call her first thing in the morning. If it wasn't for my momma, I obviously wouldn't be here, so...thanks mom for that. Here's some other things I'm thankful for.

Thanks, mom...for encouraging me to play softball when I was little.
Thanks, mom... for putting me in public school.
Thanks, mom... for putting up with me and my crappy grades/attitude in High School
Thanks, mom... for letting me stay in the house even when I wasn't going to college.
Thanks, mom... for putting food in our mouths and clothes on our back ALWAYS.
Thanks, mom... for not being a picky eater
Thanks, mom... for having a sensitive heart
Thanks, mom... for letting us go to Eric and Debbie's for Bible study when we were younger
Thanks mom... for always buying us the COOLEST trapper keeper notebooks
Thanks mom... for giving Steve a chance
Thanks mom... for loving my boys the way you do

All of these things have molded me into the person I've become. And, although I'm incredibly flawed, I can honestly say that I LOVE my life. I have peace and a SAVIOR. I love people and... most of all...I LOVE you.

Happy Birthday, Momma!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

My Soccer Team! and a few of my best friends started a soccer team. There are only 5 of us right now, but we're planning on having 12 players by April so that we can join a REAL league. It's a ton of fun and great exercise. Today we ran sprints, a couple of drills and played a pretty intense 2 on 2 game. Our Team name is The Kicking Bitches. BECKY came up with the name, and I really liked it. The other girls insist that we should at least tell people that our team name is The Kicking "Babes"...but...I like the name Becky came up with, so it stays. Although Tara had a great point when she came to me concerned that our name might need to be changed because when we're presented as the "champions of east county", we wouldn't want the announcer to say our team name out loud. I'll reconsider when we cross that bridge. We had team pictures today. Here's one of all of us!


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Steve's New Song

Not sure what to call it yet, but here's a little sneak peak. I also posted lyrics. I think it's pretty awesome.

Lord your power is so amazing
Through your perfect love I am changing
May my life reflect Your Majesty

Holy God almighty
Savior whose name is worthy
Lord we bow our hearts to worship you

Redeemer life restorer
Creator forever more
Oh Lord we’ll bow our hearts to worship you

Friday, February 9, 2007

Chicago Day Two

Today was a great day in Chicago. We had some GREAT breakout sessions and found out who's speaking at the Leadership Summit in August. After our meetings. We HIT THE TOWN! We drove round downtown Chicago and some street called miracle mile! I saw the Sears Tower and we got to eat the WORLD'S BEST PIZZA at GENO'S with some Canadian friends we met. I'm really having a great time with Rod, Jim, Jason and Sheri. I also met Kristen, the "Director of Ministry Development" at Willow. She's a pretty amazing person and I really hope we can keep in contact after this event, because she's full of some GREAT insight and has been influenced by some of the most amazing leaders in the world!
We're leaving tomorrow to be back home in time for our 7:00PM service. So...until then, here are some pictures from our day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007



I've never been to the snow in a city. It's pretty cool. We made it to our hotel and to the church safely and we're having a great time! Jason and I got to sit in the control room for Willow's mid week service, and I have a HUGE list of different things that I would REALLY like to implement into our weekend services!'s a picture of me in the snow at Willow and a picture of the team minus Jim in the worship center.

Off to Chicago!!'s 9:25pm, and I think I'm all packed. I probably won't REALLY know if I'm all packed until -25 hits my skin.

My friends/coworkers Rod, Jason, Jim and Sheri are all going to the National Strategy Event for the Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago for 2 days. Yes, short trip, I know. That's a good thing.

I am really excited to finally meet WILLOW. I've never been there, but I've been completely influenced by the way they "do church".

I'm going to really miss my 3 boys. It's actually been hard for me to get excited about this trip, because I really don't want to leave my kids and my sweet husband.

I have to keep reminding myself that this trip is ONLY 2 DAYS LONG. I better go unpack some stuff. I probably won't need my flip flops or my bathing suit.

I hope my trip to Chicago is as good as Michael Scott's trip to New York.

Monday, February 5, 2007

My Favorite Songs... today.

Journey Music 10.20.06

Came to the Rescue/Hillsong

Inside Out/Hillsong