Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This past weekend we went to the Muddy Buddy where they biked, ran, did obstacle courses and crawled through mud. I did this a long time ago with Becky Vermillion...we were BeBe's (Beaudet/Basinger at the time). I was not in a good place in my life...so it was interesting to compare the two experiences...both they were both fun. This was my first time to just be a complete spectator. I took pics and videoed everyone crawling through the mud. That was even a competition for me. I wanted to get the best footage and I yelled SO LOUD and when I heard myself on the video, I thought...OMG, I am LOUD! I was thinking about myself at my children's athletic games and how they will be mortified with my yelling!!! I just cannot curb my enthusiasm during competition. I love it! Should be interesting! Luckily Rich is very subdued or we would be a crazy couple. :)
If you want to be like Jesus, you must care about what he cares about most; you must have a heart for the whole world! You can't be satisfied with just your family and friends coming to Christ. There are over six billion people on earth, and Jesus wants all his lost children found. MORAL: WE ARE HERE ON THIS EARTH TO HELP OTHERS, NOT JUST OURSELVES AND OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY! :)
Well, it's been awhile since I've written...I kept meaning to and then something would get in the way. Anyway, lots of things have happened lately...I went to the doctor and they did 2 ultrasounds. Both doctors thought they saw a "boy part"!!! So we might have a boy!!!!! :) I am excited...we have NO boys in our family and I don't think any of us will know what to do...but we will see! I just hope he is a gentleman and respectful, smart, healthy and athletic! I guess I want the perfect boy, huh? Well, I do hope he is healthy, most of all. It is hard to come up with names for boys...you want it to be a strong name but not too trendy. So far we've come up with... Richard Lee Elsasser III and call him "Tre" or "Trey" for the Third...Tre is French and my dad is French. Rich also likes Mason, Logan, Brayden, Ethen, Logan, and Landon. I like Bo or Beau (for my maiden name), Trey, Brayden, Aiden, and Jackson. I like A.J. Elsasser (Aiden Joseph - my dad's middle name) but, don't think Rich will go for it. I also try out names by while acting like a football announcer is saying it, "Number 84, A.J. Elsasser!!!!" LOL! For girl names I like Drew, Kendall, Aiden, Addi and Josie.
Last weekend for Mother's Day we went to San Antonio and spent a couple of days with Rich's sister and his mom and dad. They own a cool restaurant in the Botanical Gardens in San Antonio and we took some cool pics there. Rich's sister, Erin, is also having a boy...so I think that would be so fun to have them be the same age and gender...they could always play together. BUT, if I go back next week and they say it's a girl...I will be just as happy!!!
This week I feel so sorry for my parents as my Nanny had to go to the hospital with severe stomach/intestinal cancer and tumors. OH the joys of getting older. I have watched the pressure of being an only child has had on my dad my whole life. It is not fun! That is why I never want to have just one child. Even 2 kids seems very small. I just pray that she is not a lot of pain and is able to be with her husband, Paul, and that my dad has peace with everything. Sometimes I want to make so much money so I can take care of my parents and they don't have to worry about another thing for the rest of their life. My dad did not grow up with money and he has worked so hard to make money. I wish my child could meet my entire family (including my Paw Paw) so they know where they come from.
One of my girlfriends from San Diego emailed me today and she said that she has really been praying a lot lately (since her recent break-up from her boyfriend)...she said she felt the presence of God and I was the first person she thought of to write and tell! (I was so honored because I don't talk to her that much). But, this is a sign from God that I am doing the right thing and "planting the seed" and let him do the rest. I just hope that my children get this relationship with God at an earlier age than I did. This is the only thing that will hold them accountable.
One Door Closes..Another Opens
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.