Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Valentines

I was wondering what I would write about recently and so I decided that this would be a good day to blog. So I have had the best 10 years with my hubby. Granted we have only been married almost 8 years we have spent almost 10 together. His birthday and valentines day are very close together so I try to make both as special as possible while still watching our budget. But what I have learned over these past years is that Joel doesn't need extraordinary surprises or lots of gifts, he just likes to be noticed and loved on. So this year was his 30th birthday and I did throw him a surprise birthday party but to him his favorite thing was the thought that went into it. So this year I am going to focus in on how servant hearted he is and how he puts a ton of thought into everything he does. I love you Joel Leineweber!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


With this pregnancy I have experienced moodiness that I never remember having with the other 2 kiddos. It is the most frustrating thing in the world to not be myself. I wake up in the morning and I am just as grumpy as I was the night before and it last all day long. Then within minutes I can be the most happy person in the world ready to be joyful and take on the world but in just a few seconds it can all change. So after going to jazzercise yesterday and having a conversation with a fellow Christian she said Michelle you create the atmosphere in your house. If you are grumpy things are going to be hard and if you are joyful things will seemingly go better. So after thinking upon our conversation today I decided to start out my day with a word study on joyfulness and here is a passage of Psalms that I will hopefully be meditating on. Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2 The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD! 7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! 8 Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together 9 before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity. If anyone else who has read my blog and have struggled with this in pregnancy I sure could use any advice I can get. I am praying that it goes away along with the normal beginning pregnancy stuff.