Spring is here and even though there are days of sun and blossoming trees, there is a part of me that is waiting and maybe even yearning for the rain. I tend to be a pretty symbolic person and I feel the desire to wash myself of all the crusted stuff that has caked itself to me during the winter months and wash it off. Negative attitudes, periods of loneliness and just tiredness of the daily grind. I want the refreshing cleansing that happens in the spring time.

Just the smell of a rainstorm coming brings me hope and excitement. And I see that it will take many ‘rainstorms’ to wash off the grime I have on me. But I welcome it and wish for it…just some thoughts.

I am signing for the Easter program to the song, I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin. I am SO excite to be able to be apart of such a special song that will reach so many people. I think it will be on utube later sometime. I’ll hope to post the link. Most people don’t now that what we are signing is not the words that people sing. We have to translate it and as we sign something like…’I confess life good’ when you’re singing, ‘ I can say it is well’. It’s a heart translation. Anyways, after we translate it and memorize the signs we then have to combine the signs to the words you are singing. So event hough it looks like we’re signing what we’re mouthing…we’re not. It’s not that easy and a bit challenging. Most people don’t know that and say, ‘You did a good job dancing’. (Dancing!? Really?! Come on, really?! *Sigh, they meant it to be a compliment. I have to remember that. 🙂 ) Anyhoo, here is the song we’re doing and the words translated. Hope you can see the differences, I think it’s fun and interesting. But that could be me being nerdy. 🙂

Can you see which paper Emma got her creative hands on? 🙂

I made quesadilla’s for lunch because I wanted to eat sour cream. Pudding is my and Emma’s special treat today. 🙂

No, I have no idea what I was thinking when this picture was taken. Maybe I was trying to look tough…didn’t really work though. 🙂

I was curious if you have heard of or like/love Missy Higgins. She is one of my most favorite singers and there’s just something about her voice that captures me. Like it’s relatable. She has a song titled, ‘The Special Two’ and there is a phrase she sings that touches me every time I hear it. I can’t remember her exact words, but it’s similar to : ‘Life will lock you up and Truth being your only key’

Amazing huh. Oh, Emma just woke up. Gotta go. We might go to the park with all the other sun deprived families in Portland who flock to patches of grass on the weekend. 🙂


Knobb Hill in the Fall

Today is overcast and rain is off and on. Even though we haven’t ventured outside yet, and we will, we’ve had a fun time indoors. A few things stand out.

First: Emma has learned how to open all the drawers. Oh man…I was really hoping she wouldn’t care about that.*sigh. But of course she loves taking ALL the things out and then walk away like it will clean itself up. (my way of thinking too hehe)

Look what I can do mom!

Secondly, we have our local produce delivered to us (go here to see their amazing site) and in our latest produce box were mini kiwi. I have never seen/heard of them but here they are and of course Emma LOVES them. They have no fur or skinning needed. Just pop those little men in your mouth for a sweet tangy kiwi taste. I was amazed really. God is so creative.

eSee the kiwi seeds?

They're about the size of your thumb.

Teeni Kiwi

Lastly, I had a friend come over and she and I worked on a song I’m going to sign. I am SO excited about this because it’s 1 1/2 yrs in the making. I know God will do awesome things and move people’s hearts. It is a bit challenging though. Not just in signing (it’s way hard) but as a viewer, it’s not a nice cutsie song. It will challenge you for sure. She said that she will put it on u-tube so I’ll link to it whenever that is.  I apologize for the handwriting, I was in a hurry and didn’t think anyone else would be reading it.

Song being translated-what a slow process

~ What did you do today? Oh, and be sure to check out my blog on Saturday…I’ll be posting something really cool. No, not a giveaway, but soon I promise.