Sunday, October 18, 2009

I have decided to retire this blog and start a new one. One that I hope to update more frequently with posts on my day to day life. Thank you to those who have been faithful "followers"! And I hope you enjoy the new blog.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Random . . .
I started lifting weights this week - I've never done any kind of weight training before but we recently obtained a weight bench and as i'm rather on the flabby side than otherwise I thougt I should give this "excercise" thing a go (of course another motivation is that Stephen and I went bowling the other night and I was so weak I couldn't find a ball "light" enough for me ;(
So on Monday Stephen showed me how to properly use the weight bench - so I wouldn't kill myself - and I did it (ok, ok, so I can only bench press 20pounds - shut up!) And of all the suprises life has to offer I discovered that I actually REALLY like lifting weights!!!!!

Yes, me, the biggest wimp in the world, the one who thinks walking out to the garage to dump the trash is to much work, the one who whines and cries my way through 20 situps or even a 10 mine pilate workout, yes me! I like lifting weights!
We'll see how long it lasts (hopefully long enough to work off this "baby flab" and get my arms in shape enough to bowl!) But for now, I'm a weight lifter!
So watch out world here I come!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just for Fun I thought I'd post a few pic of David (and a crazy one of me!)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

~ David ~
My precious baby boy! What a sweet and precious blessing he is!
5months old

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I look into your eyes and grace is all I see
Forgiveness like an ocean, wild, vast and free

All I’ve ever done, all I’ll ever be
Palls in comparison to your outstanding love for me

I stand before you now, wild, weak and worn
But you in your power lift and fix the heart that’s torn

Such amazing love, such outstanding grace
Makes it not only bearable but fun to run this race

As the darkness gathers, as the storm clouds roll
I find my security in knowing that the world you hold

Your love is sufficient all I’ll ever need
I’m forever safe so long as I’m on my knees

Friday, May 29, 2009


We've done it! Purchased a house :-) I'm soooooooooooooooooo excited, Stephen and I are now the proud owners of the most adorable little house in Litchfield, MN.

God has worked wonderfully in providing this home for our small family! We began considering the idea of buying a house about 2months ago.

Our one bedroom appartment was just to small for our growing family. After all a baby takes up a lot of space!

We found this house in Litch and just LOVED it! Not only was it cute, but was listed at an outstanding price.

We made an offer, but unfortunatly complications arose and we began to feel we would not get the house after all. We had basicly given up hope on this particular home and had even started looking at other options.

But then the realtor called and told us that the house had been relisted with a new agent and for less - in fact for exactly what we wanted to pay!

What a GOD thing :-)

So now we have a bit of work to do - but are planning on moving into our new home sometime before the end of June!

~ Lydia

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I remember when I was younger and all i wanted was to grow up and get married. I wanted a baby sooooooooooooooo bad. I can remember one time in particular (I was probably about 14 or 15) looking in the mirror in my room and imagining seeing me holding my own child. Every time i'd hold a baby i'd wonder what it would be like to hold my OWN baby. At times the longing was so intense it translated into a physical ache. I know that may seem weird. But i longed so deeply and purely for a baby of my own that I could physicaly feel that desire.

Now as I look at my sleeping infant son, I again ache. Not an ache of unfufilled desire but one of abundant and overflowing love. Untill you've bore a child you can't possibly know what love is. The love that comes from knowing that this small innocent little baby needs you, completly trusts you, and is totally dependant on you is more amazing than words can tell. I can't even begin to express what I feel, all i know is that I ache with love for this helpless little child.