Verse of the Moment

Matthew 6:33

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Grilling Goodness #10

1. How many Christmas parties have you attended or will you attend?
Let's see, we have attended three and have three more to go......I think!

2. What is your favorite dish to take to a party?
Soup. I love making different sous to take.

3. When you're at home and your feet are chilled, do you wear socks or houseshoes?
Socks. All the time. Houseshoes make my feet sweat. TMI I guess!

4. What are your plans for this weekend?
Friday-Wait for my sister to come in town with her family.
Saturday-Celebrate Christmas at my mother-in-laws during the day and then off to my grandmother's for Christmas that night.
Sunday-Church, Christmas at my house, then our Choir Christmas program that night.

5. What is the most expensive Christmas gift you are buying for your children this year?
$80 Castle for my son

6. Do you have a family portrait made each year?
No, but I have pictures of my kids taken each year.

7. Do you drive your kids around looking for decorated homes?
I would like to, but we don't usually get a chance.

8. What is your least favorite thing about cold weather?
Snuggling in the warm house watching TV under blankets.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

How many does it take?

We started uploading our Christmas picture last year and making our Christmas cards at Wal-mart. I love it. I get to show off my kids and pre-print our names, etc.

Here was the adventure in trying to get two kids to make one good picture.....

The last picture is what we edited and ended up using with a cute Mickey Mouse Merry Christmas Card!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Don't be shocked

Yes I am actually blogging. I was sitting here working and watching "The Librarian" and I thought I should take a minute and log about something.

I am going to blog about my new camera. As some of you know, my camera broke a while back. I was sill able to take pictures, but I had to go old school and look threw the view finder. Then the zoom got stuck and would go all the way in or all the way out. Time for a new camera.

While I was at the mall Saturday, I decided to go by Wolf camera. I ended up getting a Nikon 52S (I think) and so far, I am not impressed. I am having the worst time with it. I can't get it to focus half the time. AHHHH! I have tried everything in the manual, I am either going to have to return it and get another or go in and see if they can figure out the problem. Either way, I have to go back to the mall. I guess I could use the time wisely and take the kids to get their Santa pictures. I have the worst luck with cameras.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Night Off!

Well, we (Benjamin, Rachel and I) took the night off from church tonight. We had our morning service and the deacons (Kevin) and their families (us) stayed for a nice lunch. I came home with the kids and the deacons stayed for their yearly budget meeting. We probably got home around 1:20. I immediately put Rachel down for a nap, but that didn't happen. I finally got her up around 3:30 after she played, talked, cried, sang, etc. for two hours. (By the way, she woke up early this morning as well) So anyway, Kevin called when they had a break and I told him that I didn't think we could come, but he would need to find a ride home. Rachel was so touchy (her feelings) all night. I am glad we didn't go.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Been A While

I know, I know, I know, I know it has been a while since I posted (like over a month). I choose to use my free hours to catch up on TV (Survivor, Bones, Heroes, Etc.). Anyway, I thought I would post a few pictures from this last month.

Well, I am still trying to do some great creations with Rachel's long blonde hair. Some of these may be repeats, but here ya go:

Here are some cute pictures of Benjamin and Rachel wrestling together on the floor.

We went on our yearly couples retreat to The Wild's in North Carolina. Donald and Tina Golden (see Golden Goodness) went with us. Here they are on the 10 hour long bus drive. I didn't take nearly enough pictures. I always forgot to bring my camera with me. I need a new one anyway. I can never tell how the picture comes out since I am having to go "old school" and look through the view finder. AHHHHH! I miss my digital pictures on the little screen.

Here are Benjamin and Rachel at the pumpkin patch picking out one of their very own.

I think that pumpkin might have been a little heavy for Rachel.

And now on to the Fall Festival events. We had a Fall Fest at our church on Wednesday, Oct 29th where the kids had games to play during our Master Club time. They also were able to dress up in any non-scary costume. On Friday night, we went to Donald and Tina's church for their annual Fall Festival. Here are some pictures of Benjamin, Rachel and Ella and Evan (Donald and Tina's kids).

Well, that was October. Hopefully I will do better in November.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday

We visited my grandmother's church this past Sunday for a homecoming service (I went to that church from the time I was born until 15).  The pastor preached a message about having a grateful heart.  I thought I would just list some things I was grateful for:SalvationLoving, Involved, Godly HusbandHandsome, Obedient SonAdorable, Rotten DaughterBeing able to be a stay at home momWorking out of the house to make extra moneyAbility to purchase what we need and most things we wantChildren that make me happy (and laugh)A husband who loves me and puts me firstFriends that make me laugh and cryA friend that I can literally tell everythingI could really go on and on and on, but it makes you think of everything you have instead of dwelling on the things you don't.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

26 Random Questions?

My favorite number is 26 (not sure why?) so I thought I would ask 26 random questions.

1. Salty or Sweet?

2. Give an example of your favorite from question 1.
Popcorn or a bag of chips

3. Early riser or Night Owl?
Night Owl for sure

4. Coke or Pepsi?
Neither, but I guess Pepsi

5. Who is your most favorite person in the whole world? Tie, Benjamin (my son) and Rachel (my daughter)

6. What is your favorite color?

7. Why is the color in question 6 your favorite?
Not sure, I guess I was always a tom boy and it didn't help that I was raised a tiger fan.

8. What is your best childhood memory?
My sister and I on a ferris wheel yelling down at my brother and trying to embarrass him. Also, my brother and I tying string licorice together and making a maze in his room.

9. What is your worst childhood memory?
They all involve getting a spanking.

10. What is the most embarrasing thing you have done?
I am sure there are many, but I have the worst memory and can't think of one.

11. What is something you do for someone else?
Besides doing the normal housewife, stay at home mom duties, I would include all the activites I help out with at our church (Sunday School teacher, Master Clubs teacher, E-team member for the teens, etc.)

12. Who is the last person you tried to witness to? Benjamin (my son)

13. What is your favorite song?
I love music so much, but right now, it would be "Amazing Grace" by Chris Tomlin

14. What is your favorite movie?
As corny as it sounds, I have three movies, two are from the '80's. "The Pirate Movie", "Xanadu" and "White Christmas"

15. What do you like to do in your free time?
Read, Scrapbook, Cross Stitch, Play Benjamin's DS

16. What is the name of the last book you read?
I am currently reading a series by Karen Kingsbury. I think I just finished Spring and I am reading Summer?????

17. What is the last bible verse you read?
I Thes. 5:16-18

18. Do you have all 10 fingers and 10 toes?

19. Is your current hair color natural or faux?

20. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
One older sister and brother

21. When was the last time you had family portraits taken? Officially, July 2007

22. Do you know how to read music?

23. Do you play a musical instrument?
Yes, Percussion and Piano

24. If you do play an instrument, when was the last time you played it? If you don't play an instrument, then what do you wish you learned how to play?Percussion-the last time was right after I graduated college about 10 years ago, Piano-just played it last week.

25. Do you have your ears pierced?

26. Do you like your given name?
Not so much when I was little, but I do now


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Just a Thought!

Everyone knows that the letter "I" is also the word "I".

How come the letter "U" is not the word "U" (YOU!)?

Just a thought!