Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday Tid-Bits

Oh man, I have been a bad blogger lately!! It was so much fun blogging daily back in November as a part of the NaBloPoMo challenge...perhaps I need to challenge myself in this area! :)

Here are some random thoughts swirling around in my head this Thursday afternoon.....

*I have some thoughts I want to share regarding the conclusion of my "Anonymous" book study this Winter. What an incredibly powerful book that really spoke to me and has challenged me. These thoughts kind of coincide with New Year's type resolutions so I am hoping to have these thoughts typed out this evening to participate in Kelly's Korner's New Year Resolution Blog Carnival, why not? :) I love me a good Blog Carnival.

*Our church has a ministry for expecting mother's called "Expecting the Best". I personally was blessed by this ministry during my pregnancy through the encouraging note cards, prayers, emails and meals when Emersyn was born! The director is stepping down and has asked if I would oversee this ministry. I am just thrilled!!!!!! I believe that pregnancy is such an amazing time in a woman's life and such an opportunity to be prayed for and draw closer to the Lord. Thanks Erika for thinking of me!

*Emersyn got her "big" present from her Nana and Papa this week. It is a darling wooden rocking chair that has her name on it! It is truly a keepsake. I asked her Nana to write on the bottom of the chair so that Emersyn will have it forever.

*We are going to FINALLY take down our Christmas decorations on Friday. I just haven't had the energy to do it after work this week. I am excited to get it all put away and then get Emersyn's play kitchen put together. That was our present to her. I will be sure to take pics of her initial reaction to the kitchen. I think she will be sooooo surprised!

*Speaking of surprised, look how cute she was when we gave her this chair on New Year's Day from her Grammy and Grandpa and us.....



I *heart* personalized items!!

"Did you say this chair is for ME??"

"I LOVE IT!!!!"

"It's just the right size for cuddling Twin!"


*I forgot I didn't ever blog about our New Year's Day! I made quiche for the very first time and it turned out wonderfully! We had Brett's family over and every one was there. Brett's brother and sister-in-law had driven up from CO and surprised everyone. I am sure it made Brett's parents so happy to have all their kids and grandkids in one room. Everyone had a great day, there were Scrabble games played, football watched, and I even managed to sneak away for some smokin' deals at Gymboree! I wasn't able to buy Emersyn's dress for next Christmas in advance like we did last year but I did score some other cute clothes for her to wear this Spring. I made friends with a cashier there that always sneaks me a 20% off your entire purchase coupon, whoo hoo! It pays to be friendly! :)

The Jensens- New Year's Day
All right....I think that's enough tid bits for now. Plus, I have another blog to keep up with now too! :)
Happy Thursday everyone!

9 comments:

Aimee said...

I love those chairs, I have been waffling about getting Jameson one. I, too, love personalized things! Looks like Emersyn is enjoying hers! Is it Thursday already??

Tyler said...

What a cute chair.. is that pottery barn?! Love it! I also "heart" personalized things.. they are the best

Katie said...

I love that chair, it's darling! Congratulations on being the new director for the expecting mother's class, that's so exciting. I know you'll do an amazing job :)

Carissa said...

That's the perfect position for you! You're seriously one of hte most encouraging people to talkt o about being pregnant and I see it totally being the kind of thing you'd love to do and be fabulous at.

sister sheri said...

Can't wait to hear your thoughts about Anonymous!

Chris, Dara, and Sydney said...

You will do such a great job with that ministry!

Sue and Kevin said...

Proud of you for taking on the "Expecting the Best" Ministry!

Melissa said...

I love the pics of Emersyn with her chair!!

Amy said...

I love personalized items too! Cute chair. :)