Friday, November 14, 2008

The Baby Bug seems to be Biting

Oh, no! Not me. I'm not the one preggers, folks.

But it seems that there is a Baby Bug flying about.
You see, 4 of my friends that I had met here in Mannheim (but who have all gone back the States) are pregnant. But that isn't the strange part because you see:
One is expecting her first child.
Another is pregnant with her second baby.
Yet another is just recently found out that she has her third bun in the oven.
and, yes, you guessed it- the last is expecting her fourth little bundle of joy.


How crazy is that?? Oh well, congrats to all of them. (I just wonder who- and where- that bug is gonna be biting next though!!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

2 and 1/2 Years

That's how long we've been in Germany- 2.5 years. It has been a pretty good time so far- with new travels, experiences and friends. God has blessed us something fierce (because He loves us something fierce) and I'm giving Him nothin' but praise for this time.
We aren't sure how much longer we have here. Technically the Army says we have another year and a half left (having us leave in May of 2010)- but we are aiming to be back in the States sooner if Robs gets accepted to flight school. (So for those friends and family who have been putting of seeing us- don't wait too long!)

This past week I had the joy of going with some of my fellow PWOC gals to Willingen for the annual Worship and Study Conference. This was my 3rd year (and sadly, possibly my last for the European Region). I can't begin to tell you how amazing these conferences are for the refocusing of the soul, the building up of friendships and the quiet listening and learning from the Spirit. Each time I come back and feel so hopeful and refreshed.
And luckily this weekend is a weekend due to Veterans' Day so I get to spend 4 whole days with Rob. We've rented movies, done some shopping, some lazy book reading and are planning to head out to Worms tomorrow if the weather agrees with our plans.
For now we are off to do some more reading. I have a pile of books waiting for me- but Rob and I are reading together "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo. It is the story of an unexpected hero, a tiny mouse with large ears, and his love, the Princess Pea. We are loving it so far and are looking forward to seeing the movie adaptation to come out very soon.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A week closer

Our week closer to home is over. *sigh*

Since Europe falls back the last Sunday of October and the States now don't fall back until the first Sunday in November-- there is a whole week that I get to be an hour closer to my family and friends back in Washington. (My mom swears she can feel the cord stretching and linking our hearts give a little slack during the week.)
But now that one special week of the year is gone.

On other news fronts:
Our kitchen was leaking for 2 weeks from the apartment upstairs (yes, it took the repair people 2 full weeks to figure out how to stop the water from coming down our walls.) Then it took a week to dry out. Now it is repainted and we are only in need of a new cabinet. (The current one is water damaged and stinky.)

I have a PAINful middle ear infection. And it hurts. I can't touch my ear or sleep on my left side because even if it brushes against the pillow-- OWIEEE! Not to get too visual for you but it makes we wonder if my brain isn't trying to be birthed through my left ear.
( Yeah, did I mention my left ear has quite the boo-boo?-- And all before I leave tomorrow for PWOC's annual Worship & Study Conference.)
I pray that my ear doesn't ruin my time of faith building and fellowship.
Well.. I'm off to pack and then bed. Just thought it was about time I did some catching up.