Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oregon



Well, we are back home again. Too scared to jump on the scale this morning. Driving for 12-17 hours straight and snacking the whole time is not so good for weight loss. I am still not hungry from all we ate...
We were also able to stay with my sister one night in Washington and leave the boys over night with her. First time I have left Cody, and I only left Shane once when I had Cody. I am still nursing Cody even though he is almost one. It was very hard for us to be apart! I I was really hoping no one would look into my purse and see my manual breast pump! When my sister brought them to us the next day, Cody and I were very happy to see each other! =)
In the car on the way home I finished the book "Last Light" by Terrie Blackstock. Soooo good!! It is about, ALL technology going out at once due to a solar pulse that knocks EVERYTHING OUT, cars, phones, water in the home, electricity, planes, everything! So it is basically back to "Little House on the Prairie" days. Well, I found it very interesting, and thought to myself, "How would I do as a wife and a mother making food, washing clothes, taking care of the home in this condition?" So, it has really got me thinking. I want to garden vegetables, store can food and water, have chickens and cows and horses. If you had those things you and your family would survive. If not, it is survival of the fittest. They also have to bike everywhere, 20-700 miles home depending on how far away from home you were when the power went out. Could I physically do it? If my life and boys life depended on it, I would have too! Would be easier if I was already in shape and use to biking!
So I was talking to Davey about this, since I read most of it out loud for him to hear too, and I told him I wanted to start eating natural things. Not completely, but more of it. Such as, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, bread, rice, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables, etc. Things people ate that they had on their own farms. People back then were rarely obese because they ate whole foods and worked hard to produce those foods. Lots of hard manual labor. Now I am not wanting to go extreme or anything, I still want my coffee and coffee creamer every morning! :) But I am going to try and not buy Margarine even though it is really cheap, and I want to start a vegetable farm. I already have tomatoes.
We are praying and seeking God so much about where He wants us. It is an exciting and anxious time for us. We have been seeking much counsel. We will be making a decision by the end of this week. Please pray for us! :) I know where my hearts desire is to go, but it has to be God's will, and God must give my husband a peace about where He wants us.
The Triathlon is in 3 days!!! Yikes!! I am so nervous because I have only trained once in two weeks! But God answers prayers. I was praying for a bike I could use, and since we drove thorough Morgan Hill, we were able to borrow one from my in-laws! Yay. Wish me luck.....
"There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty men are broke, and they that stumble are girded with strenghth. They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble. The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S and he hath set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed." 1 Samuel 2: 2-10
That is my favorite passage of scripture! God is so powerful. I am trying to memorize it, I just love it and how mighty our God is!

4 comments:

blondevue... said...

Praying for God to show you both His will.
Have fun on Saturday!
Adorable picture of Cody!
Love,
Tori

Weightless said...

I've really had it in my heart to become more self sufficient too. We're going to have our own vegetable garden this summer - Mariyn's idea. We've been working on cleaning up our yard and making room for weeks. I'd love to live in the country and be a lot more self sufficient, animals, farm or something. Just figuring out how to start...and getting there.

So glad you guys got to enjoy Oregon. I absolutely love the coast. My grandma Geri lives there too.

adrienne said...

Me too, I would love a farm! I say that now, but then all the work... yikes! jk I would love it.

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