Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A small challenge.

Life has been a little bit crazy in the Bradley house this last week! We have a bad sewer line problem that comes up in spring and summer. Roots grow into the line and slowly clog up our line. It's ok for the first few weeks, then usually Brian snakes it out and we are up and running again. The last time he snaked the line was early spring.. maybe April or so? So we've had lots of water access since then, but this last week was the end of that! Whenever we turn on our sink, do laundry, whatever, the line gets so backed up it comes up our bath tub drain and toilet. So this last week was tough. I had a sink full of dishes with ants (we have an ant problem) crawling all over them for well over a week, because I couldn't use the water to wash them. I had LOADS of laundry that needed to be done, but there was no chance if we wanted to take a shower. So all the household work got way put on hold this week which was a challenge to me! I hated being around the house, because there wasn't much I could do. We finally got a plumber to come yesterday and he cleared our pipes. :) I think I'm on my 5th or 6th load of laundry now, dirty dish free and happy as a clam! We are convinced these very minor problems are just a glipse of what we might face in the future. Church planting is our heart, and we are feeling like planting in other nations may be in our future. All of these small trials are just to prepare us, we're sure. So we take them as light-heartedly as possible and "laugh at the days to come" (Proverbs 31:25b).

Learning how to "consider it all joy..." (James 1:2)


Friday, July 8, 2011


Can't get over it! This is our first dance at our wedding, and I love watching this video. My amazing friend Alex McInerny has such an incredible voice and Grae harmonized with her well. The music was one of our favorite parts of our wedding day. So blessed to have such talented friends. Now, if only Alex would make a dang cd!!!! :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Almost 4 months!!

Here I am at 15 weeks and 4 days! On Saturday we will be officially at 4 months, I just can't believe it! I have been dying to start showing noticably, and I feel like sometime this weekend it happened. I prayed that it would happen soon. :) I started having round ligament stretching / pains on Saturday... after all I know about pregnancy, I for some reason had no idea what this was. I panicked a little bit on Sunday because it didn't go away for hours. Apparently though it's the most common thing first time moms call their care provider about. :) I was one of those...

Anyway, that's about my thoughts for now. I haven't been blogging as much lately because we canceled our internet last week. I have a slight connection to our lovely neighbors wifi right now though. :-p Thanks neighbors!