Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bloggy Lunch/Fasting Update

Okay, so I haven't posted in a couple of days because I just can't remember to take photos these days! My memory card is full and so if I want to take a photo I have to go through and pick a picture to delete and I just can't do it! So, tonight I copied my photos to a CD because we have a busy weekend that will need to be blogged about. Haha. Funny...but true! I even had to borrow this next picture from her blog...so I have seriously been slacking on the photo ops. I promise to do better! Anyway, yesterday Lilly and I had lunch with our sweet new friend Jenna and her son Brayden. It was so great to get out of the house--we had cabin fever BAD--and get to have some adult conversation! I am looking forward to seeing them next week at my first MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) group. Yes, as crazy as it is--Lilly is considered a preschooler to some--to me she is still my baby girl!!! I have enough trouble accepting that she is a toddler and not an infant. Ha! Anyway, we had a great lunch and I must say that....
this little guy is just as cute in person as he is in pictures!!!! He was such a doll!
Reid had lunch with Daddy yesterday because I wasn't sure I would be able to eat if I had both of them much less have some conversation. He was pretty happy about getting some one on one time with Daddy.
Soooo....he has ALREADY outgrown his sleep sacks! I went to The Children's Place yesterday and they were having this amazing sale. I seriously got these PJs and like 10 other pairs for $2.99 a piece and then they gave me an additional 15% off!!!! It was exciting!
And, after not skipping a feeding for weeks, Reid slept through the night for the last two nights. Admittedly we had to let him fuss a little when he woke up two hours into the night--but once he got back to sleep he didn't wake up again to eat until sweet sweet morning. It is funny how even the dead grass under the layers of snow looks so much greener and fresher after a full nights sleep. Haha! I crack myself up.
Now, for those of you wondering about what we are fasting, how the fasting is going, and if we are learning anything through fasting...here are the answers.
(1) I am fasting all drinks except for water and online games.
Matt is fasting all Sonic beverages. For those of you wondering, yes that is a big deal as we usually have Sonic drinks daily.
(2)...The fasting has been tough. For some reason when I decided to only drink water, it did not occur to me that I would be giving up caffeine by ONLY. DRINKING. WATER. So, the first week was tough. However, this week it has starting getting easier and easier. On the bright side, the fasting online games has been pretty easy!
For Matt, I think the first week was fairly easy and it is now getting tougher...tonight, he wanted a Sonic drink sooo bad.
(3) Here are what we have found to be the highlights of fasting:
----A: It really keeps the Lord on our minds all throughout the day because anytime we want or think about whatever we are sacrificing, we think about the Lord. For me personally, that is about every 10 minutes when I think about guzzling a big glass of sweet tea. Seriously, I think there is going to be a Hallelujah chorus when I have my first glass of tea! But, I do like that it keeps my focus on what is important!!!
----B: Added prayer time throughout our day.
----C: Huge Praise: It opened the opportunity for me to be a witness for a friend.
----D: It has started Matt and I reading our bible together at night which has just majorly improved our communication and guaranteed that we take time out to converse with each other at night. Not that we have issues but you know some days between work and babies by the time the kids are in bed are so exhausted that we just want to zone out and stare at the tv.
So, we are only a little over a week in (it is a 21 day fast), but it has been a HUGE blessing for us and I can't wait to see what He has in store for us over the last week and a half! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

3 comments:

Jenna said...

Aww, thanks!! It was so great to meet you and Lilly and I can't wait to meet sweet little Reid!

The Neffs said...

It looks like you had fun! I know what you mean I need to print out pictures so badly and delete some too! I am so excited to hear your joining MOPS! Yeah! You will love it. I am excited to get in the Mops group here. I miss it already...Have a great week! I've missed you!

Rebekah said...

I know what you mean about accepting that you have a toddler. I kind of crushes my heart to think about it! But, everyday gets more fun, too. So fun that you met Jenna! Yay for MOPS! I wish we had it!