Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scrap/Studio Closet

So I've been following a couple creative type blogs for a couple weeks now. They have REALLY inspired me to get creative again. I've gotten so caught up in being a mom I haven't really taken any time for myself to do the things I enjoy. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't change being a mom for anything. I love it with all my life, but I also miss having Cassandra time. Anyways, I started cleaning out the scrap/studio closet this past weekend. Man there was so much junk/clutter in one closet. It is ridiculous! I really want to get serious about scrap booking again. Honestly, I haven't even started Leah's baby book yet and she's 8 months old. Man I have a lot of catching up to do. Yikes :( Hopefully I'll get it all organized and ready to use by this weekend.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Struggling with God

I am struggling with my relationship with God and it is really bothering me. Before I moved to California I was really involved with a church. I went on a regular basis, I attended bible studies and was very involved with the youth groups and whatnot. Since I've been here(almost 4 yrs) I have gone to church maybe twice. I can't seem to find a good church. Granted I've only visited two. Granted I haven't looked very hard. At any rate it is really starting to bother me. It would be nice to have Tim go with me and find a church but he doesn't like going to church. He thinks that your relationship with God should be personal, there is no reason to go to church. I on the other hand feel differently. I feel so awkward going to a church I know knowing about. I'm not a fan of walking into a situation I don't know much about. I don't know if I should take both girls and hope they have a good, clean nursery or leave them at home. Why does it have to be so difficult? I suppose I should just bite the bullet and try going every Sunday until I find one that fits. I'm not a fan of "church shopping" but at the same time my relationship with God is dwindling. Settling for a church I'm not happy with is just not an option for me. My ideal church would be...
  • clean, well staffed nursery
  • friendly congregation
  • a pastor who doesn't "preach so to speak"
  • this one might sound a little odd but, young couples with or without kids. (One of the churches I visited was mainly elderly folks. Man I felt so out of place. I was literally the only one under the age of 50)
Perhaps I was just spoiled with my previous church. Ugh I just wish I could find one and make it my new church.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our Family in a Nut shell

It seems everyone in my family has a blog so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do one as well. Bare with my while I learn the ins and outs of this whole blog thing. I feel like an old foogie (at the ripe ol' age of 23 lol) when it comes to this. I suppose having a blog is another way for all my family and friends in Washington to keep up with our life.

For those of you who don't know me or my wonderful little family let me introduce ourselves. Tim and I have been together for 5 years now! We have been engaged for three years. I'm hoping within the next year or so we will be husband and wife :)

We have two amazing little girls. McKenzie, who is two and Leah, who is 8 months. McKenzie is a carbon copy of me its crazy. I'm not just talking about looks either. I'm talking personality and all. Leah is just like her daddy. Kenzie is high strung and DRAMATIC. Leah on the other hand is so laid back. LOL its so funny how opposite they are. Kenzie takes such good care of her little sister. I LOVE it!

Well that's our family in a nutshell.