Thursday, March 20, 2008


This past year has been such an exciting year of firsts. Each time we come to a holiday, I am reminded that it is Benjamin's first holiday and that last year at this time, we didn't even know of his existence. God has been so good to us. So our next holiday is Easter and what an important holiday! I have been thinking lately of the amazing gift we have been given in Jesus and am overwhelmed that God deems it just to call me His own child because He sees me through the blood of Jesus. I am also a bit overwhelmed at times with how to teach Benjamin that. Matt and I truly want Benjamin to understand the gift we have been given and to know that God desires relationship with Him. Please pray that even as he is so young we would live out our relationship with God so that Benjamin can see and that we will be wise in teaching him.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hindsight is Always Better

I am discovering more and more that hasty decisions nearly always come with regrets and that hindsight is always 20/20. A year ago, our computer died and we had to have a new one right away. We did some minimal research, but due to the fact that we had just moved, we didn't have much to spend. So, we purchased just about the cheapest computer on the market, figuring that all computers are pretty much the same if you just need basic functions. We didn't need fancy media or anything, so we thought we could get by with cheap. Wrong!!! When you buy the cheapest computer, you get what you pay for. We have been groaning about our dinosaur computer ever since. It has been slow since the beginning and we figured we could live with slow. But it has gotten much slower as it has aged. Then the SD card reader quit working so uploading pictures became more difficult. But we were able to hook our camera up to the computer with the USB cable and it worked just fine. Then about 2 weeks ago, the USB ports on the front of the computer (a desktop) quit working. It was frustrating, but we figured oh well, we have four in the back. Then last Thursday the four in the back quit working as well. So now I have no way to upload pictures to our computer so that all of our wonderful friends and family can see Benjamin in all his cuteness. This is truly a disaster! Not only that, but we also cannot print from our computer, which is very frustrating for Matt being that he is trying very hard to complete his last semester of school. So, the moral of the story...cheapest is not always the better way to go.

Pictures will have to be put on hold for a while. However, I am still taking pictures and you will get a flood of them when we figure out our computer problems. Fortunately, we did our research with our camera. :)