Friday, June 22, 2007

Things about me

Here are some things to know about me:

1) I love surprises

2) I rarely get surprised

3) Somehow I always find out about the surprise

4) I'm nosey

5) Might be why it's impossible to surprise me

6) I love my husband

7) He's my most favorite person in the world

8) He is so good lookin' (you'd agree if you ever saw him)

9) I hate peanut butter

10) My oldest daughter Maddy1 is allergic to peanuts

11) I miss working

12) I miss the people at work

13) I'm sure I miss the people more than the work

14) The doctors told me I couldn't have children

15) They were wrong

16) I've had two

17) Without even trying!!!

18) We don't believe in birth control

19) Actually we do!

20) Must remember to take pill!

21) I graduated from highschool

22) Have taken some college

23) Feel like I'm never going to finish

24) Won't finish if I keep having babies!

25) I love the idea of working out at the gym

26) Just hard to get motivated to actually work out

27) You'd think this lumpy belly would do it

28) Nope, it just embarasses me

29) TMI!

30) I'm a born again Christian

31) I married a born again Christian

32) We are trying to raise God fearing, bible believing children

33) It's tough in this world to do that

34) I love my in-laws

35) My husband and I eloped

36) We went to Rome

37) Loved it!

38) He thinks otherwise

Now, you probably know more than you want to know!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. As if I don't have enough to do, I've decided to begin blogging. Mainly to keep out-of-town family members updated on our family. But also, as a mother of two and a stay-at-home mom, I'll take some adult conversation in any form -- so please comment!! If you are someone who does not know me personally, please feel free to read my profile.

In a nut shell (and I really mean "nut shell"!), first and foremost, I'm a loving wife to a wonderful Christian man. We've been married about two and half years. I'm also a proud mother of two precious little girls --- God's most miraculous gifts to our family. You'll see me refer to Maddy1 - my oldest daughter just under 2 years of age, and Baby Lulu - almost 6 months old. Of course, these are not their real names, but you get the drift - the number proceeding the name is their age (stolen from my bloggin sister-in-law).

You may be wondering why I chose "Striving for Divine Love" as the title for my blog. Well, Websters Dictionary defines divine as 1 a: of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god b: being a deity c: directed to a deity 2 a: supremely good : superb b: heavenly, godlike. I've been praying that God would guide me, as a mother and as a wife. How can I be better? What traits are important to be a good wife and mother. And the one thing that God keeps revealing is. . . LOVE!

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word . . ." Ephesians 5:25&26

"Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength" Deuteronomony 6:5

And the list goes on . . . and so, I believe that Jesus Christ is commanding us to love divinely. I know, that I'll never be able to fully accomplish "divine love". But, I want to constantly strive towards that -- not only with my husband, but also with my children, with family, with friends and even with strangers. As I continue in this blogging journey, you'll hear more about this ---

My inspiration for this blog comes from my sister-in-law. She's had her blog for a couple of years now and I love reading it. She always has the most interesting posts and I'm able to keep up with her family via her posts. So . . . I won't say that this blog will be interesting to most people, however, to my family and friends, thanks for reading!