Life as of late.

In case you missed out in all the Facebook updates, two of my most awesome girl friends were here this past week – Jen & Caryn. We spent 6 months in Africa together. Jen’s from Pennsylvania, Caryn’s from Texas.

We spent 2 days at the beach, which were great.
Except that I can’t lay on the beach comfortably…
Can’t lay on my back without it hurting, can’t lay on my belly without this bulge in the way.

It’s crazy to think that the next time I see these ladies I’ll be a mom.
I’ll have a little girl.

Friday, John & I will drive to Atlanta to see my sister before she leaves for California.
It’s crazy to think that the next time I see her, I’ll be a mom.

Mom is just a category I can’t imagine I’ll be in so soon.
But, I am oh-SO-excited.

We had so many wonderful & exciting conversations over the past 2 weeks.
I don’t know if I mentioned that other friends visited us the previous weekend: Drew & Kadi.

So great to have community around that we’re free to share our hearts with; so beautiful to be challenged in the way we think, live & love.

I want to write about many of those conversations, so I think I will.

Beep, beep…

{That’s supposed to be a busy signal…}
Because that’s what this Thursday is: super busy.

I am driving to Orlando early on in the day.
Meeting, lunch, meeting, time with Mom, Nomsa Laundry Days, Nomsa Thursday dinner & Bible study.
Then drive back to Lakeland at like, 10 p.m.

{Side note: the laws were changed yesterday & it’s now illegal to feed the homeless in Orlando, again.}

Anyway, since I don’t have much time for a real update, it’s going to be

Random Thought Thursday

Our dresser broke. We need a new one.
I want: an ice cream maker, a sewing machine, & especially: nice kitchen knives.
I have  bags/baskets of toiletries & cleaning supplies to give/throw away. Any takers?
Our futon is driving me crazy. I’m ready for a real couch.
We had new friends over for dinner tonight.
{We kinda met via the blog, but, as it turns out, have lots of friends in common.}
John is currently playing a new song on the guitar.
This song comes from a list we’re making of songs we’d like to sing to Baby Roque from day 1. {or, before.}
John felt the baby kick, for real, tonight. Super cool.
I’m almost done with my first real WordPress theme customization.
The last couple of weeks has been the most amazing as far as community goes.
{Real conversations, comfort around people to be vulnerable & honest, more people in our lives…}
I hope my car makes it through the day. It wouldn’t start yesterday.
Today, we received our 100th comment on the blog. {Not counting spam.}

& Random Thought Thursday brought to you by John

If I played guitar 4/7 days a week, I’d probably be pretty good.
It will be strange {when the time comes} to see my wife not pregnant anymore.
Education without action is pointless.
Jesus wasn’t American.
I struggle daily between the things that will effect littlest’s physical world vs. littlest’s heart.
I need to take my shirts to be dry cleaned.
It amazes me how little time it takes to clean as you go.
Also, how little time it actually takes to just clean something that’s messy.
My favourite part of sleeping is dreaming of my wife.
My favourite part of waking up is seeing her face, first thing.
My newest favourite thing is the baby’s “dancing” to whatever we’re listening to.

PS – John’s now singing “Your Body is a Wonderland” of course, he’s improvising…
About how I need to get off the computer, how we don’t sleep through the night.
He’s the cutest.