Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ordinary to Extraordinary!!!

This week was an interesting week. We did have some extraordinary moments this week, but it was mixed in with the ordinary. I got a little down about the Michigan weather this week. A wind shield wiper blade on the Civic broke on Wednesday while the snow was coming down after I had to walk through all the slushy snow. It's also kinda depressing that the sun rarely comes out, but when it does... I can't get enough of it.

Maglee is a little chilly and is going crazy with the lack of time she is getting to spend outside. I think she looks cozy in the scarf. (She is not demon-possessed. It was the flash from the camera!)

Tuesday night we met my Aunt Cheryl in Kalmazoo. She treated us to BD's Mongolian Grill. It was neat that we got to spend some time with her. She lives in Washington state and was in town on business. Thanks for the fun night and the yummy food, Aunt Cheryl!!!

You got it... Thursday is date night. Matt treated me to homemade pizza. Don't get jealous as you look at all the delicious pictures!!!

Yes, it tasted as good as it looked. Yes, I ate all four pieces and enjoyed every bite!

I apologize this is the only picture I got of our wonderful dinner at the Bennett's for cell group on Friday night. We had corn cakes, rice, black beans, homemade salsa, guacamole, cheese (that's what we contributed) and tomatoes. This was followed with some fantastic juice and homemade oatmeal, coconut, raisin cookies. 
Our cell group meets every Friday night. We have dinner and then a Bible study. We just finished the book of Nehemiah. What a blessing!! Who knew all that good stuff was packed in those 13 chapters?

This morning we went to church. I never get pictures while we're dressed up. So I thought today would be the day, and we had a few extra minutes that doesn't ever happen. Probably the highlight this morning was the little girl behind us belting out "To God be the Glory". Awesome!! Nothing like children praising the Lord!

Today we wanted to truly rest and spend some time with our family. We read this afternoon. Matt actually started and finished a book. We also took a little snooze.

Then we headed out on a walk and decided to build an igloo. 

It was starting to get dark. So we stopped at three layers. 

The pup had a blast because she got to spend an hour and a half outside.

This is how we left it. But plan to return tomorrow with some extra hands. You can't build an igloo in the south!

Highs and lows this turned out to be a pretty good week. I even got some good running in too. Tuesday 3miles, Wednesday 2.68 miles, and Friday a 30 minute bike ride on the trainer and a 2 mile run. Tomorrow I'm doing 6 miles. Kind of exciting!!! 
The Lord has blessed us so much. I need to take the time to enjoy the small things in life that may seem ordinary but are really super extraordinary!!!!

1 Thessalonians 1:11 The Message
Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time -- pray that our God will make you fit for what he's called you to be, pray that he'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. 


  1. did maglee take that last photo of you guys in the igloo?? hahaha

  2. I'm so impressed with Matt's pizza and that igloo!