People deal with change in their very own, unique way. Some people truly hate it, some people get all giddy over it. I am the kind of person who acts like I hate it but inside I am secretly all giddy.
Everyday I get to know myself a bit more. This time I have discovered that I actually really enjoy change, even if it’s scary or uncertain. I feel all excited that something is stirring and I am a part of it. I can always see the positives of the change. Always. Unfortunately somewhere along the way I have picked up a bad habit of acting really stressed and complaining about it the whole time. Why do I do this? I don’t know. It makes no sense. Maybe now that I see the truth, that I love change, I can stop pretending to despise it and start receiving it with giddiness and positivity.
Naive? Yeah, maybe. Oh well, I’ve definitely never said I wasn’t naive.
As David Bowie said:
Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace I’m going through
(Turn and face the strain)
Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers
(Turn and face the strain)
Pretty soon you’re gonna get a little older
More about these changes next week…
We stayed at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. We each got suites, a little upgrade action thanks to Judi slippin’ the check-in lady a twenty. Seriously.
Our cabana by the lazy river- special thanks to Mark and Judi.
The Coca Cola Store-Bear and I have never laughed so hard in our lives. That Judith can really tell a joke.
Under water adventures at the Shark Reef!
Finding the courage to reach out and touch the stingray.
My husband was brave and put aside all thoughts about Steve Irwin.
Pretty, pretty jellies.
Looking (sorta) normal next to the Bellagio fountain…but then…
THE FOUNTAIN TURNED ON!!! YYAAAA!!!
Lots of other stuff happened, but I hate being the trip photographer, so those events are not documented. Sorry! Guess you’ll have to just imagine me dominating the roulette table and taking the old men for all their money at Poker.
What a great trip.
Oh, we’re just here-
With these 2 people-
That’s all. NBD.
Be back Thursday, ya’ll!!
It’s inevitable, our baby is going to be one of those hipster kids.
Look at that kid on the right, he’s got Dustin written all over him.
Dustin and I are having a GroeneBABY!!!
After a little bit of a struggle and testing of our faith, which you can read about here and here, we are officially 7 weeks pregnant. YAY!!!!!!! The picture above is from our Dr’s appointment yesterday where we saw the heartbeat for the first time.
Just a little flicker on a monitor and it means our whole world has changed forever.
There is a verse that is close to my heart for all those who are going through what we experienced. I hope it encourages you today.
“What a wonderful God we have-he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.
And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
God is so faithful.
Where I would stay:
What I would do:
But I wouldn’t wear a suit, that would just be silly. Right?
No, no…I would wear my wedding dress.
I just read that Ryan Adams married Mandy Moore. Mandy frickin’ Moore. This better not change the love-sick, depressing music I have come to love from Ryan Adams. How can an artist continue writing about love and loss after getting married? I had the same fears when Chris Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow. Coldplay’s music was little less heart-sick with love and a lot more political. I do like the songs that are about Chris Martin’s kids, those are so great.
Well, congrats you two love birds. Hopefully this will make Mandy Moore’s music more credible and not make Ryan Adams’ less.
A tall girl with a short guy. I like that.