Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Holy Experience

Since Seth and Taylor are in bed already (record for Taylor Ince!), I've been stumbling around the blogs I follow but only Angie has written, and it's short.  She leads me to a new site (in)courage and oh, am I in trouble.  She has relocated her book club, Bloom, that she does with Jess over there, so I went to check it out.  The problem?  Lots of good writers with links to their personal blogs all found in one place.  I had to come up with some sort of arbitrary limitation for myself to avoid breaking my new year's resolution to be in bed by 10 (it's 9:51). Because those of you who follow blogs regularly know when you find a new one you like, how hard it is to stop pushing "older posts." Crack.  That is what it's like non-blog addicted people. (No I don't do drugs, just love to read is all, and as a mom of a busy 7 month old, all I have time to read is blogs and my Bible. So I narrowed my search by only looking at the blogs of those who have abnormal amounts of children.  Read: 5 or more.

Don't misunderstand me; I don't mean this in a rude way. I am totally fascinated with large families.  We would love to be blessed with one ourselves eventually.  Taylor jokes that it's because I am obsessed with names.  Kaitlyn would wholeheartedly agree with this as well - she was subjected to many late nights when we were kids to playing the name game.  So what if I have our next 5 children named already?  It's the only part of my life that I have actually planned ahead for.  Only thing is each time I get pregnant, the Lord gives me a new name (sidenote: isn't that a glorious Truth?) - Seth was to be Jack; Tristan was to be Jack.  Think He is trying to teach me something?  Maybe some day I will have a Jack though it's been demoted recently for more Scottish sounding names.  No, I am not pregnant.

I digress.  Back to the reason I wrote this post.

Ann Voskamp.

She made the cut because:

a. She has 6 kids
b. She's actually the author of the next Bloom book club book, One Thousand Gifts
c. She went on a Compassion International Blogging trip with two of my old school (not old school - you know what I mean!friends that I kind of sort of keep up with, so we basically know each other already (Ann, not my old school friends)
d. When in college, my T Bar M women's director had the same last name

Men, if you haven't figured it out yet, it's all about the personal connection.  No matter how far removed it may seem.  Am I right girls?

Anyway, amazing choice, because as her blog is named, it was truly A Holy Experience.  Check it out and be blessed.  Susannah, I think that you would especially love it.

Also, go read an excerpt of her book and dare to tell me you are not going to join the book club tomorrow.

It also doesn't hurt that her book cover adds another hint to my new blog design/name...

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See!  We're practically best friends already.

Ahh! 10:01 - no time for editing.  This blog post is undoubtedly another confirmation that I need to get in bed by 10.  Please forgive if it makes absolutely no sense.

Here is a pick of Seth to appease:

(What I should be doing)
Night, y'all.


Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

ummm. . . love seth's sleeping positions! :-)

Caroline Cobb Smith said...

I just ordered that book on amazon the other day! I am hoping it will be a good answer to that question I posted on FB the other day too! Finding the sacred in the everyday, in what many would call the mundane. Fun to have a friend reading it with me!!

Taylor and Robin said...

Elizabeth, I know - he's a hilarious sleeper. I have so many photos like this! :)

Yay Caroline! Let's read it together though they are currently not selling it on, so I'm going to have to hunt for it a bit. Let me know when you start reading it - maybe we can have our own book club.

Leah said...

Um- Robin you are hilarious! First time reading your blog. Hope y'all are well- love Leah (Younis) massoud

SethMEhorn said...

Best picture ever. Makes me want to get a crib for myself.

WDP said...

I was biting my nails wondering if you were pregnant...

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

ok. . . . have you started this book. . .because i am OBSESSED?????

Taylor and Robin said...

Not yet - I am glad you asked because I need to remember to ask my sister to bring it when she comes next week!!

PS I've been cooking up your recipes like crazy lately! Yum! Thanks for the great resource!!

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