Monday, February 27, 2012

Today Was the Day . . .

Today would have been my due date if I hadn't miscarried in June.  It still makes me sad.  It's sad to know that we could have been a family of 5 instead of 4 today.  I know that I will someday get to meet that sweet baby in heaven, but until then I will just think about him or her and smile knowing that he or she is wrapped in God's loving arms waiting for me to come.  

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

This is a beautiful song by Selah about the love and sadness of losing a baby.

For now, I will just wait to see what God has in his plans for me, for us.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Many Buttons Necklace

I am so excited!  I actually won the giveaway that I entered at Mine for the Making.  I won a $25 credit at the Johnny in a Dress shop.  She has some really cute stuff over there and you have to check it out!  Also, check out her blog.  She has an amazing story and it so much fun to follow.  Plus, she's one of the cutest pregnant ladies I've ever seen!

So, this is what I picked....


So super cute, right?  I can't wait to get it (and then you won't ever see me take it off)!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I first found the Cooking Mom when I was watching Twin Cities Live one afternoon.  I love her website... it has lots of great recipes.  Here's one that I came across when searching and have been dying to try.  This has to be the easiest peanut butter cookie recipe on the planet!  

Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
(recipe from Cooking Mom)

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Beat all ingredients together.  Drop onto baking sheets.  Press down a bit with a fork.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (I did 12 minutes).  Cool about 10 minutes before eating.

Here's a picture of my cookies.  I know, my photography skills are AMAZING!  Can you sense my sarcasm?!?!

My family was thrilled to have some new cookies in the house and I was thrilled they were so easy!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is. . .

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
(1 Corinthians 13:4)

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!  I hope you are able to spend the day today with those you love most!  We are going to have a nice quiet evening at home with the boys.  We're going to make homemade heart shaped pizza's for dinner!  

Because this song means so much to me right now, I wanted to share it with you.  Not always does God answer our prayers the way we want Him to.  

Laura Story - Blessings



Friday, February 10, 2012

I did it. . .

I took a leap of faith on Wednesday and sent my questionnaire into Holy Yoga and set up my phone interview for Thursday, February 16th at 2:40pm (prayers please).  I still don't have everything figured out, but after all of the things that have happened in the last week God was definitely telling me it was time to get moving and continue to trust in Him.  

What happened this past week?  
I've had offers from people to help with my kids during immersion and retreat (a total of 10 weeks combined),  my pastor supports this ministry in my church (this is HUGE), my family and friends are supporting me through prayer and some financial support has been received.  


"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight"  (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

I look forward to sharing Jesus through Holy Yoga with you all! 


Monday, February 6, 2012

Fire Station Tour

The other day the boys and I got to go to the Minnetonka Fire Station for a tour.  My childhood friend Kevin is a fireman there and we had so much fun exploring the station with him.  Here are a few pictures of our adventure!

Barrett driving the firetruck. 
Kevin making sure my kids don't fall out.

Testing out the headset.
Myles too!

Thanks Kev!  We will have to do that again!  We had so much fun!


Friday, February 3, 2012


I originally went to Holy Yoga to get some yoga for cheap and get some me time.  I didn't expect to find Jesus there.  I know that sounds crazy... it is called HOLY Yoga!  It truly has sparked something in me and I want more.  More Holy Yoga, more worship time, more Jesus!

My last post was about me feeling called to become a Holy Yoga instructor.  I thought I would share a little update with you.  In the Holy Yoga class I went to on Saturday morning I had a vision of myself teaching holy yoga at my church in the lakeside room overlooking the lake.  My mom asked me if I was 31 or 32 in my vision (trying to figure out when I'm supposed to go through the Holy Yoga immersion and retreat).  Ha ha!  I told her my vision wasn't that specific :).  I very strongly feel that this is what God is calling me to do, to be able to share Jesus and my faith thru Holy Yoga.  If it's right God will provide me with everything I need!


I am doing the Love Dare as a study right now and this was in my reading this morning... 
"As you walk with God, He will put dreams in your heart that He wants to fulfill in your life.  He will also put skills and abilities in your heart that He wants to develop for His glory (Exodus 35:30-35).  He will give you the desire to give (2 Corinthians 9:7) and to worship (Ephesians 5:19).  As you put God first, He will step in and fulfill the good desires of your heart." (page 211 in The Love Dare)

I find it amazing that the studies I'm doing (that have nothing to do with Holy Yoga) always seem to touch my heart and tell me this is right, to keep praying about it and to move forward.  

At my study on Wednesday night we talked about Mark 12:30...  
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind 
and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30)

That is the verse I talked about in this post.  It keeps weaving it's way into my life.  

It's a God thing!  There is no other way to explain it!

I thought I would share the verses from the Love Dare study with you too... 

Exodus 35:31 (NIV) 
 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Ephesians 5:19 (NIV)
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord

My prayer for you today is that you allow God to put dreams in your heart!