Today has been a good day. Most days are good, today just was fun. It was sunny and I sat outside on my best friend's deck and ate lunch while Noelle slept in the car seat and my friend's children and another friend's kids played on the swing set in the backyard. I think I'm slowly getting the hang of this stay at home mom thing. Over the past two years, since we were married in August 2002, pregnant by January '03, and had Noelle in October '03, life hasn't slowed down. It is good to have easy slow days with the baby and just enjoy that nothing is radically shaking up my life. Does that make sense? I feel like I am still trying to get the hang of being married, with a heaping helping of motherhood on the side, and I don't get either right on most days.

But then I go to Bible study and we are studying Samson - someone who I REALLY hope they don't make a Veggie Tale about some day! - and I see how he erred time and time again due to his indepence, pride and blinded by his lusts, yet God sent the Spirit of the Lord to him time and again to give him strength. And at the end of his life, when he is being humiliated and shamed and mocked by the Philistenes, God, in his great mercy, sends his Spirit again to Samson. How wonderful to know that it is never too late for restoration with God! No matter what mistakes I am making, whether with friends, in my marriage, or elsewhere, restoration is always possible through Christ. Much to think on . . . hopefully I make some sense here as I type.

Now for something fun that I stole from my friend Allie's site . . . I know you go by "Lexie", but I met you as "Allie."

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 5. Write down what it says:
"Bibliology", Systematic Theology by Lewis Sperry Chafer (would you believe p. 18 is an index page?!?!)
2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
Computer tower.
3: What is the last thing you watched on TV? Intentionally and committedly?
"Lyle the Kindly Viking," a veggie tale classic.
4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is:
9:15 p.m.
5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
9:14 p.m.
6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Travis saying "hi" to the neighbor outside.
7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
About 7:30, I took the dogs some dinner outside.
8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
My palm desktop calendar.
9: What are you wearing?
Old Navy long sleeved t-shirt and blue jeans.
10: Did you dream last night?
I can't remember . . . .
11: When did you last laugh?
About an hour ago, at Noelle making faces.
12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Family photos; a map of Franklin, TN; the Lacrosse schedule for Franklin Classical School; photos from a mission trip to Croatia...
13: Seen anything weird lately?
My sister and I tried on "formals" (I use that word loosely) for a church event this weekend. I was in my dress I wore to my Junior/Senior banquet in college; she was in a dress made entirely out of scarfs from New Orleans, circa 1968 - it was not a pretty site for either of us.
14: What do you think of this quiz?
Kinda random...
15: What is the last film you saw?
"Cheaper by the Dozen"
16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
A mini-van!!! Then a piano.
17: Tell me something about you that I don’t know:
I had a pet ginuea pig (I can't even spell it right) in 6th grade named Fluffy. He lasted about 2 months because I was disgusted at the stench from his cage and I gave him away. Ick.
18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Make Diet Coke as good for you as Water is.
19: Do you like to dance?
Yes, but I am VERY bad. VERY bad.
20: George Bush: is he (a) a power-crazy nutcase or (b) some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
21: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Noelle Joyce (what a coincidence, that's Noelle's name!!)
21: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
John ("Jack") Lewis, maybe...
22: Would you ever consider living abroad?
England would be cool . . .
23: Will you pass on this survey?
I guess not, I just spend 10 minutes working on it.


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