Thursday, March 31, 2011


Well, I keep telling myself that I am not going to let time go by without blogging. This once was a place where posts were written frequently, but I have to be honest, life is busy these days.

All is well and we are even enjoying Spring break this week in spite of the fact it is very cold and we had snow flurries yesterday. I have to admit that being able to sleep in a little later is making me want summer to be here sooner than what the calendar is telling me.

I'm still focusing on the word I choose at the beginning of the year - DISCIPLINE and what it really means and looks like in my life. While there are still areas that I struggle with, I do see growth and have completely embraced the difference it makes.

I can remember having conversations with friends of mine when my children were just elementary school age and them telling me how busy my life will become once they are teenagers. Well, we have arrived at that time. What a job it is staying on top of schedules, being emotionally prepared and present for their needs, homework, friendships, and with two growing boys, just keeping the pantry stocked.

Baseball season is officially here for the boys so that means it's time for me to have an abundant supply of Oxy Clean, Gatorade, and quick and easy meals.

Our oldest son, Sam has also joined a cycling club so we are really looking forward to watching him race in time trials, criteriums, and road races. This is a new sport for him at this level, but what has been amazing to watch is how this is a passion and interest all his own.

Ben is keeping up with his guitar lessons and playing in the youth worship band. There is music being played just about all the time, and I love it. 

And then there is our oldest daughter, Jessica who is preparing to leave in July to attend Hillsong in Australia. This past year has been such a tremendous time of growth for her and I see over and over again God's provision for her and that He has so much more in store for her. 

So, in this season in which we are parenting two teenage boys, letting go of a young woman to live a life all her own, I can honestly say, life is good.


  1. so many things to be proud of! :) you rock, mom!

  2. So glad, Christy! Still think of and pray for you and your family often~

    With love,

  3. Christy...
    I too say to myself that I don't want to let too much time go by w/out blogging. Many posts were written in the past and I haven't had as much time these days! Shoot... my blog header still is in "winter season" mode! Time to update and get to writing!!!

    I actually stopped by your blog today to tell you that I pulled out my "He Is Risen" Banner you made for me last year! I love it as much today as I did when I bought it last year! You have so much talent!

    I am soooo excited about your son and his cycling. Cycling is a passion of mine and I elect not to race (even though I am asked to a lot)... however I have a lot of friends who race. Not too many gals I know race. The gals that do are about 20 years younger than me. I will ride fast and ride in the race training rides, but no racing for this old girl! Let me know if he plans on riding any of the crits here in Indy! I'd love to come out and watch him - and meet up with you and your family!

    Love your little man's passion for music and of course I continue to think of Jessica on occassion and the journey God is preparing for her!

    Much love to you and yours as we journey toward our Easter Celebration!

  4. What Bea-utiful children! Teenage years feel SO far away to me...but I hear they creep up quickly. :)

  5. I love that you enjoy your children so much, it's an encouragement to me. Discipline is something I've been learning a lot about in the last year as well. God is showing me discipline sets the stage in my life for encountering him. I hope you will have the opportunity to blog more often. I enjoy your insightful posts and your pictures are amazing!


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