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Tuesday, January 24, 2006


I think Jason is hilarious. Seriously, he is one of the funniest people I know and I love being around him so I can laugh for hours. I would most definitely label myself as the level headed and even keeled one of our relationship. I believe this helps Jason stay in the world of reality, and he helps me loosen up and not be so serious all of the time. For this I am thankful, because without Jason I know my days would not be nearly as bright and beautiful. He has a way of putting a spin on things that I would never look at in the same way. Yet, I am bothered by something quite serious and need your opinions please. Jason doesn’t seem to think he’s very funny. I’ve been trying for weeks to coax him into having the liberty to humor you all on my blog, and post something light hearted and funny for your reading enjoyment, and he dislikes the idea. I know many of you out there must be appalled by this and I simply must ask you to voice your concern! Please! If you want to hear from Jason, let him know it! I simply have issues with being funny and sarcastic, so it’s only in the hands of Jason to make Life Is Bliss a humorous blog to drop in on. Help me, help you! Let him know!

Monday, January 16, 2006


My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:1-6
In my previous post entitled A Prayer for Peanut, I shared with you the amazing bond I had formed with my child through prayer. I still have to admit it’s been an amazing prayer time, and God has opened my eyes in so many ways preparing me to mother this new life. Continually I’m reminded that I have no control, and that God has only given me one stance to take on the behalf of Jacob’s development, and that is through prayer. In these last six months I have been stretched and have allowed my hopeless flaws to be pointed out, yet my heart for being a mother continues to grow.

However, when I speak of development it’s become apparent that it’s not just about Jake’s lungs and heart that need prayers. It’s also his character. A few months ago I decided to start reading The Word over Jacob during my quiet time, and I was urged to begin praying for the wisdom and integrity of my son. I immediately stopped reading because I knew the Lord was right, it’s so fitting to begin praying this over a little unborn child, especially for a boy. From there my prayers for Jacob were filled with how God might begin developing in him a character based on these things, and use him in ways greater than I could begin to imagine. I prayed that Jacob would have an understanding of his true worth, and that it’s not in what this world tells him it is…everything just kept flowing. It was amazing. Since then my prayers for Jacobs wisdom and integrity continue, and I have been reading Proverbs 2, 3, &4 to him. It’s powerful, and I don’t really know how to explain it that even begins to make it all worthy of a blog post, but I had to share this.

I’m so glad that we waited to start a family until we were ready. It was apparent when God laid it on my heart and my priorities shifted, otherwise I don’t think this one of a kind experience would be quite the same. Blessings.

Thursday, January 05, 2006


I’m a good girl I am! Just like Miss Eliza Doolittle, it seems that I have been accused of poor etiquette. Well, poor blogging etiquette that is. I confess that I have not posted anything in over a month, and for this I’m sorry. Things were busy with the holidays, but I really don’t have a good excuse as to why it’s been so long. I’m going to try to be better.

Many things have happened with our little family since I last announced that we were having a boy. My sister and her family arrived back in the states after living in France for a year. It has been great fun spending time with all of them, especially the nieces. Emma and Clara are loads of fun to be with, and they make me laugh. Our time with them is short since they are planning to leave for Africa March 1st.

Jason and I have been burdened to reach out to those in our neighborhood for quite some time. We hope to continue to reach out to them a lot in this next year. We kicked off our efforts in December by hosting a Holiday Tea for the women in our neighborhood. We had a wonderful turnout, and I’m thankful for how God is working in the lives of the women.

We spent our Christmas holiday with Jason’s family in Taos, NM. It was a lot fun to have his whole family together in one place. We got to play with nieces and nephews, and breathe in the mountain air. I of course did not do any skiing this year, and Jason being the sweet guy that he is sat out with me. We enjoyed the beautiful weather, and it finally snowed the night before we left.

New Years was a lot of fun, with our family and friends. We had everyone over to the house for a big bash! We played games and enjoyed a yummy Mexican dinner. The kids went outside at one point and threw poppers on the ground, and rang noise makers. It was very cute. Needless to say we were very tired the next day. Jason had to get up and drive the church shuttle at 7AM, and I was singing with the worship team. We were beat after services, but didn’t want to miss out on the fun at my parents. We got to their house in time for black-eyed peas, and more fellowship. No worries, naps were had by all.

The New Year has started off well, and we are looking forward to a great 2006.

Peanut Update:
We have a name! After much discussion, Jason and I have decided to name our little peanut Jacob Haws O’Quinn. Jason suggested this name the day we found out it was a boy and I have loved it ever since. I think the reason why it took so long to decide was because Jason wasn’t as sold on it as I was. We were able to come to an agreement as long as he would be called Jake, rather than Jacob. Of course, his mama will call him Jacob, but everyone else is welcome to refer to him as Jake. His middle name is a family name on Jason’s side, and we wanted to include heritage to our son’s name as well. I’ve already heard from people who have friends who have a son with the same name, but I really don’t care. This name is so fitting and carries incredible meaning behind it. We couldn’t be more excited! We love it!

I’m still feeling really great! I have hit my 6 month mark, and people are finally beginning to take notice that I’m pregnant. I’ve been really small up until recently, and my belly is finally giving it away. What a relief! It’s a lot more fun to relish in the moment when you don’t have to explain to people you are pregnant.

I’ve been experiencing some lower back pain, which has always been a nuisance in my life. Unfortunately, the pain comes more often since I’ve been gaining weight. Thankfully, my yoga routine has been helping my back.

Well, hopefully this post redeems me from being so bad. I pray you are all doing well and that your 2006 has gotten off to a great start.