If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Another Successfull Ewing Trifecta Weekend

Twenty-three years ago when I had nary a wrinkle or cellulite or a care in the world, I fell madly in love with this cute guy who was transferred to our office from, of all places, California.  We had obstacles (no inter-office dating and we both were dating other people!) but love conquers all and six months later, we were walking down the aisle and honeymooning in Taos, New Mexico where I took ski lessons with "Sven" while Brad-the-professional skied the black diamond slopes.  Best decision I EVER made (the wedding and the ski lessons).

Eight years later, we had a precious two-year-old boy and another one on the way when my birthday (3/13) and our anniversary (3/14) rolled around.  Cole's due date was March 17th so to say that I was huge is an understatement.  Brad and I decided to celebrate at Shogun's Japanese Steakhouse and because I have the most loving husband, he invited "acquaintances" to go to dinner with us.  Not close friends.  Actually, we had only met the husband a couple of times and never the wife.  But I digress.  We all meet at Shogun's and let's just say that I was beyond ravenous.  I ate all of my dinner (and if you know their portions, you know they are HUGE), then I finished Brad's and then I proceeded to eat "Larry's" dinner.  Larry.  Our "friend".  Who looked at me as if I had two heads.  Two heads that were simultaneously finishing his dinner. 

After everyone's dinner had been consumed by moi, we decided to go to Cafe D'roma (I miss that place) where I may have eaten a piece of triple layer chocolate cake and had three glasses of milk.  Larry didn't have any cake.

At 2:00am, I woke Brad up and told him I was having contractions.  He said it was probably indigestion.  Then my water broke.  Ha, I knew I was in labor.  Eighteen hours later, my Ob Gyn informed me that the cord was wrapped around Cole's neck and I was wheeled in for an emergency C-section.  I may never have a flat stomach but I have the most precious boys in the world.

So this weekend, as we celebrated my 48th birthday, our 23rd wedding anniversary and Cole's 17th birthday, I am reminded how incredibly blessed, blessed and blessed my life is with these precious men in my life.  And I'm wondering if Larry and his wife have had time to recover from our encounter.

Love that my family and friends know me so well...flowers, chocolate and cards alluding to how much I love coffee and wine!

"Love is patient and kind.  Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.  Love does not demand its own way.  Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged."
~1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We sold our house! Let the adventure begin!!!

Awestruck, terrified and frantic; the first three adjectives to race through my mind when Brad called and said that we had sold our house.  We were so sure that after seven months on the market, our voyage into the land of keeping-your-house-clean-just-in-case mode was sure to last much longer.  But, somehow in the midst of life's chaos, a couple fell in love with our dream house and decided they could not live without it, and now we are planning our next adventure of living in the city.

Of course, the timing on this whole situation was not MY timing; somehow God's schedule and my schedule rarely coincide.  Whereas, I thought that the best plan would have been to sell our house last summer when Brad was finished with all of his projects and we were all ready to move to LA, obviously, God's plan is different and better.  So, we will be renting a house in Little Rock while we get Spencer ready for college and Brad will finish his current projects.  Then, a move to the state of sun and sand is definitely on our agenda. 

Our last winter on the mountain was quite memorable and after a total of 11 days stranded due to snow and ice, we can honestly say that we had the BEST winter ever.

We used the sled and the toboggan...
video

We walked to Kanis so friends could pick us up to go in town...

and, we had marathon Monopoly games that Baby Kitty felt the need to supervise...

In the midst of Spencer's college prep, scholarship applications, selling our house and moving, Cole needed to be in Los Angeles so he flew out today and will be there for five weeks.  FIVE WEEKS.  Without me.  And when he does return home, it will be to a new house and a new room. 
So many changes but does he look worried?

After ten years in our dream home, we are so excited to see where this new adventure will take us.  Stay tuned for all the fun!

"Praise the Lord, I tell myself, with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.  Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me."
~Psalm 103:1-2