Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Welcome to the land of solid foods.

Here you will find strained carrots, squash, prunes and peas.

More updates to follow.

Friday, July 27, 2007

And the truth shall set you free

It's been a while since I posted my true feelings.

And since I'm in a very honest mood today, well.... here we go.

I'm so exhausted. I just am. It's a season in my life where I'm tired when I wake up and I'm tired when I go to sleep.

I've been sitting here at the keyboard trying to think of something uplifting and encouraging to type to you...and falling asleep as I do it. I'm asking God "Please help me come up with something to write!" and God says "Just be honest. Be you."

So here I am.

Sometimes, it's hard for me to be on the radio, day in and day out. There are days (like today) where I'm barely able to put a sentence together. I just looked at Tom and said "I have nothing left to give" and he smiled at me. That's our little song we made up a while ago. We sing it to each other when we're at the end of our rope.

You know the ironic thing? On days like today, when I'm just feeling low, those are the days I rely on music about God the most. Those are the days that I hang on every word in every song, and usually pray my heart out.

So in a way, its days like today that remind me of why I love what I do so much. I'm able to play music to bless you - and in the same way, I'm listening right along with you and being blessed myself.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Chris Rice drops by

So it's my new favorite thing to do when Spirit artists roll into town.

Today, Chris Rice stopped by.

So I made him hold Olivia.

Hee Hee.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Exhausted from the day? Overwhelmed with kids?

I thought I was yesterday. Until I went home and sat on the couch and flipped on the television to my very favorite show: Jon and Kate plus 8.

I'm in love with this family. Have you seen this show yet? Click here for details. http://health.discovery.com/convergence/gosselins/gosselins.html

Tuesdays at 10 pm.

:-) Sarah

PS I want more kids. Joel, you hear that? More kids, please.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Olivia Curtis Chapman

When Olivia was about a month old, I put her in her carseat and we drove off to do some errands. I was listening to Spirit 105.3 in the car, and on came "Fingerprints Of God" by Steven Curtis Chapman. I've heard the song at least 100 times - but for some reason, I listened with new ears as I looked in my rearview mirror and saw a sleeping baby in the backseat.

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by Gods hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what hes been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living breathing priceless work of art...
and your covered with the fingerprints of God

So today, when Mr. Steven Curtis Chapman stopped by, I attacked him like the Paparazzi and made him hold Olivia. He graciously smiled for my camera - and you better believe I'm off to one-hour-photo to get that thing printed up and slapped in a baby book.

By the way, you can see the webcam interview from this mornings broadcast - it's somewhere on the Spirit website: www.spirit1053.com

I'm divin' in,

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is that a fan or a heater?

How'd you do in the sun yesterday? Yikes. My house was an oven. We have a three-story townhouse - so you can imagine what happens when it's time to go to bed: heat rises. We had three fans in our room, and Olivia sleeps in a cradle next to the bed - and it seriously felt like we were turning heaters on. I had a squirt bottle of water - which made our kitty nervous, she kept thinking she was in trouble. Poor thing! I'm so glad it's cooling down a bit today. Too much heat yesterday. Too much. Bleh.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Olivia says: "Today I discovered grass for the first time! It's very interesting. It's soft, and very green, but feels kinda soggy and prickly against my skin. I tried to put some in my mouth, and Mama said 'No No!'"

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Day by Day

My mom watches Olivia during the daytime while I'm here at Spirit. It's such a gift. I'm really really really thankful that I can still be here, and really really REALLY thankful that Olivia is in such good hands. In fact, I often joke with my mom that Olivia spends the day at "Spa Grandma." Leisurely stroller rides, long naps on Grandma's chest, and an outdoor swing with a soft blanket to stay comfortable!

Today, Grandma set up these stacking cups for Olivia - a new toy! She sent me these pictures in an email today. And she always makes me smile, because she words the email as if Olivia were writing in baby talk:


Hi's Mama! Look! Granny hides the yellow ball and I find it! I am so smart! I always find it Mama! I likes the Hide n Seek with the color cups game. Plus I laugh cuz Granny has to pick up all the cups off the floor. It’s a funny game.

Love you, Mama!

Isn't that sweet?