As i stand here writing this Im feelin like becky home-ecky cookin a pound of hamburger for dinner tonight (decided to make real food tonight for once). But even better than that, I have the washington illinois sermon streamer going. Listening to Bro. Fred Witzigs afternoon service from last sunday. As i stand here listening to it i cant help but be thankful for the opportunities that we have to listen to the word of the lord whenever and wherever we are. speaking of where ever...My little fun fact for the day is that.. last sunday i complete my 6th sunday here in the midwest in Eureka. Marking the 5th church that ive been to out of the 6 weeks ive been here! The list is as follows: -West Bend, Oakville/mediapolis, Lester, Morris, and now Eureka!:) My goal by the end of this 9 month journey is to attend all of the churches in Iowa and as many as i can in central illinois.
This past Friday Rebekah Jones and I set out for Oakville around 5:30. Several bags of candy, fits of laughter, and 5 1/2 hrs later we arrived at Joel and Abis!:) This excited auntie would like to announce that the Belly is getting quite large and has predicted baby Steiner to come into this world sometime in the next 10 days..! ok so thats actually her due date, but by the size of her belly and the amount of uncomfortableness she is enduring its very possible that this little booger will be here sooner:)
Saturday morning we had a leisure morning getting up and getting back on the road for Emilys. I hate cutting my time short with any of my sisters but since i already have 2 wknd in october set aside for abis it was only fair to give emily more of this wknd. Bekah and I got to Emilys around 1:30 and were met by a diaper cladden , wiggly little worm. Miss Brielle:) The auntieness in me kicked into high gear and that poor little squirt was showered in hugs and kisses and was hauled around for most of the afternoon (when she wasnt crying). Bries been fighting an earache so as long as i kept her out of the view of her mother she was pretty chill. It was so crazy to see how much shes grown though since july. Her hair is so long as well as the rest of her body. Shes army crawling around everywhere and has begun pulling herself up on just about anything thats at a comfortable height. Shes such a little gift from God, and im so so thankful to call her my niece!:) The anticipation is growing rapidly to hear whether ill be an auntie of 2 nieces or a niece and a nephew. Baby steiner sure is teaching me patience:)
After we left the singing Em was still up so bekah and i spent the remainder of our evening chatting with her and eating mac n cheese:) Never underestimate two 19 and 20 year old girls. Mac n cheese takes better at 10:30 at night! try it sometime:)
Sunday after a great day in Eureka Church we headed back on the road with a 7 1/2 hr trip facing us. Im so thankful to have bekah here in Iowa with me, since were both Oregonians we can relate on every level that only oregonians can understand:) Shes such a solid girl, its a joy to have her nearby!
2 bags of gummies, 1 bag of jerky,2 blizzards, 1 disgusting dq box of chicken strips, numerous chocolates, cookies and 14 hrs later. We arrived safely back to Spencer. It was a whirlwind of a weekend but fun none the less:) God is so good! He continues to shower blessings down upon this little abode here in spencer iowa each day!
TOTW: Carly Wag sent me this today so i thought id share it:) " You are the only person on earth who can use your God-given talents and abilities"
- definitely something to think about.
May God bless you all in the remainder of your week and on through the weekend!
****10 weeks and 6 days till Oregon!:D ****