Sunday, October 26, 2008
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I just love this! Last weekend, Jakob was really fighting a nap, so Daddy fixed it all in the recliner. Daddy was out a long time before Jakob was!
This is my brother, Brandon, and Jared during Red River Rivalry (it will always be the Red River Shootout in my heart!) weekend. We had a great time with Bubba until he got the stomach stuff! We will be gracious Sooner fans, though. We are just hoping for a Big 12 National Champion this year! Maybe Tech will have their chance again the Horns! We'll see! Have a great week!
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Uh, oh! He's seeking wisdom from 'Brok-wee!'
Jakob helping Daddy out after the game!
Jakob ran around the field afterward yelling, "Mommy! I a Frenship TIGERRR!"
We needed to have a little conversation about mommy's needing a photo-op! Jakob just doesn't get it sometimes!
My two favorite Tigers on the "Big Bwue Paw"
We weren't even out of the parking lot yet! What a night!
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Saturday, October 18, 2008
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
So, in this thought process, I have just been seeking wisdom from the Holy Spirit, asking Him to reveal the areas of my life that must be changed in order to truly minister to those around me, especially my students whom I love so dearly. As I have wrestled with these things over the last few weeks, satan has been quick to attack. I have been anxious, scattered, and mostly...fearful. I have begged that God would show me the opportunities He orders in my day to minister to my students. But in these last days, I have been so incredibly fearful that God's name may be glorified in great loss...my great loss. In fact, last night, I was close to petrified of great loss in my life. What would people see if I had to walk down the road of losing my precious husband or my beloved child? Is that the most transparent way to show the Prince of Peace to an unbelieving world? I have been frozen in apprehension, beseeching God that He would allow other ways for me to show Himself to my world.
Last night, I somehow ending up on Bring the Rain, a blog that I don't even know how I got to! Goodness knows that I can blog-stalk with the best of them, but something was different when I went here. Know this...I sat for hours last night and into this morning reading this woman's heart. I cried. I worshipped. I sought out my God in my breakfast-bar stained recliner...and He delivered, just as He always does. Tonight at Bible Study, I had the privilege of sitting with a woman who lost her husband suddenly around 18 months ago. (That date is a 'to the best of my recollection' moment. Don't quote me on the time frame!) I listened intently as she shared her story, shared her encouragements to us. Here is what I know...my God is sovereign. He is in control, no matter how much this world reeks of chaos. He is my Comforter. My Provider. My Strength. My Refuge. My Peace. My Joy. He is all of these things and so much more. Am I still dealing with some crazy thoughts and fears? Yep. But, tonight, I have a renewed since of calm. My God is in the heavens, on His throne. I encourage you to check out the blog. She has an incredible gift with words and has quite a story to tell.
If you even came close to making it to the end of this...bravo. Next time, I promise to post something funny...
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Monday, October 13, 2008
Carla, 1952 I think I look a lot like my grandad here.
Carla, 1966 Is it just me or does this style make my hips look wider?
Carla, 1968 I actually like this one a lot! Too bad there is NO way I would spend this much time in the mornings to fix my hair!
Carla, 1974 Do blondes really have more fun or do they just have better lighting?
Carla, 1978 See, this is really just a bad hair day for me in 2008!
Carla, 1980 This is the year I was born, so I was sporting more of the bald and beautiful look!
Carla, 1994 I swear to you that my sister had this hair style, and I wasted many-a-bottle of Aqua Net trying to get mine to stay this way. I think I ended up looking more like a stiff, tangled mess, though! Leslee, however, rocked this look!
Carla, 1996 I tried SO hard to have this hair! SO hard! I knew it would have looked good if only my hair would have cooperated...well, maybe not!
Carla, 1998 This is the year I graduated. I wish I knew where my senior picture was. I would scan it in to prove that I kind of had this exact look...a little longer, a lot darker, and a lot frizzier!
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
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I apologize for the sad picture, but I wanted to give you a full image of what our home has been like over the last week. I mentioned two posts ago that my mom bought Jakob of ton of really great pj's, and that he wasn't taking them off. Well, from Spiderman to Batman on this day. He really didn't want me to take his picture which is why he has the awful face, but I just thought it was too priceless to leave out the full picture. Grey Converse and all...love it!
Jakob turned Daddy's chair into Jakob's chair tonight. Looks pretty comfy!
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Monday, October 6, 2008
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When Nana is here, one of Jakob's favorite things is to sleep in Nana's bed with her. On Friday night, as we were getting set for bed, my mom noticed that Jakob's feet were really dirty from running around barefoot all day long. She said in a joking voice, "You can't get in my bed with those dirty, black feet!" Jakob looked at his feet and said, "My feet not bwack...dey white. My friend Chief is bwack." Clarification...Kashif is one of our top students who is African American. I cracked up and was curious as to how he saw our other 'bwack' friends. So, I asked him what color Kandra was. Kandra is another of my private students who Jakob knows well. She is also African American and is much darker than Kashif. But, she always wears pink. Jakob informed me when asked, "Kandwa is pink." Then he began to name off other students...all caucasian in 'real' color. 'Bryce is yedow. Brokwee is red." He said it all so matter of factly. Then, it all made more sense when he started singing, Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world! I was rolling and so did our kids when I told them!
On Saturday, while Jared and I were gone for so long, I wrote Jakob a note for mom to read to him. He held it all morning long close to his heart and continualy asked Nana to, "Read Mommy to me." It was precious! He knows our choir kids so well, so it really did make sense to him to know that we were singing with our big kids. At one point in the day, however, Jakob was asking for us and mom was reminding him of where we were and what we were doing. She said, "They are singing with the big kids. You know, 'La!La!La!'" Jakob crinkled his face at her and said, "No, Nana! Its 'Sol-Mi-Do!'" Jared and I could have died! He is warped...no doubt about it!
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