Monday, September 29, 2008

If You're Happy and You Know It...

Clap your hands!

Breck starts clapping when you sing the song. We have to get a video of it soon!

In other Breck news, he got his first tooth today! Such a big boy!

I don't like being an Aunt at all, can you tell? ;) we come!

Watch out NYC! Only a few more weeks until we will be hitting the big apple for fall break! Brittney Bates and I have been several times together and this time the lovely Brittany White (Fink) will be coming along for the ride. She has never been! I am already counting down until the trip. I sure do love these girls!

This is my Friday night...

This is actual video from an 80's night at the heart is happy just watching it. I'm dusting off my dancing shoes to spin me right round on Friday night.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Office!

The new season of "The Office" starts tonight! The crew is coming over for chili, cornbread and pumpkin pie! In honor of this special day, I leave you with this...

Daniel Bible Study

Last night, Ami, Jineane and myself started the Beth Moore Bible study, "Daniel." I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for us through this study. I am also really looking forward to getting to know Ami and Jineane better. We watched the first session last night and I did my first night of "homework" tonight. I am going to try and post at least one thing that the Lord has taught me at the end of every week. Stay tuned!

Turtle Man

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall!

Happy first day of fall!

*photo taken on my front porch this afternoon :)


Maria, Emily and yours truly

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Almost that Time Again!

(Wilma Flintstone, Jane Fonda and Betty Rubble)

There are 45 days until the Halloween Party! We (Em, Ria and myself) have already started the planning. Everyone is welcome! Friday October 31st, be there or be square.

Torture E-Mail

My sister is at the beach this week and I have requested that she send a picture of my main man at least once a day. I have already gotten 2 pictures from the first day and it just makes me miss my buddy! Here he is enjoying his bouncy seat on the front porch.
Seriously, how cute is he!?!

New Blog Alert

Mark (Maria's husband) has a new blog! You can find it here.
I can promise a good read from this guy!

Monday, September 15, 2008


First off, a very special thanks to Bret Foster for bringing this to my attention.

The Dame is set to reopen October 3rd. You can see the entire article here. Words cannot express how happy this makes me! 80's nights, fabulous live shows, you cant beat it! Horray!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


The Bluegrass Ladies Club!

We are a group of ladies who are making a conscious decision to get to know one another better. Besides Emily and Maria, I really did not know the other ladies at all. The lovely Ami came up with the idea and I am so happy to be involved! We all come from different walks of life, which provides for some interesting dinner conversation to say the least : )I could not be more thrilled that the Lord put this opportunity in my path! We get together for dinner once a month and are also participating in various other events together. Including, but not limited to learning how to knit, Halloween parties and trips to IKEA!

Thought for the day...

Tonight while perusing the internet I came across a blog that had posted this quote. It is actually from a book about marriage, but I believe the principles can also be applied to all other relationships. The book is Devotions for a Sacred Marriage and was written by Gary Thomas. This particular section really stood out to me, so I thought I would share it.

*I have changed any "marriage" related words to "relationship" related words just to make it more relevant to my situation, as I am most certainly NOT married :)

"Personal worship is an absolute necessity for a strong relationship*. It comes down to this: If I stop receiving from God, I start demanding from others. Instead of appreciating and loving and serving others, I become disappointed in them. Instead of cherishing my friends*, I become aware of their shortcomings. I take out my frustrations with a less-than-perfect life and somehow blame them* for my lack of fulfillment.

But when my heart gets filled by God's love and acceptance, I'm set free to love instead of worrying about being loved. I'm motivated to serve instead of becoming obsessed about whether I'm being served. I'm moved to cherish instead of feeling unappreciated."

I am the queen of this! It is a real struggle for me and I feel like the author really hit the nail on the head! Does this resonate with anyone else??