Thursday, May 29, 2008

awana awards

Yep, my boys got their Awana Awards last night. And as one of my good friends said, "those are gonna be on your blog tomorrow aren't they?". :) Yep, they are.

David finished his first Sparky book and Daniel finished his first Cubbie book. Aren't they sweet!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

good morning planetarium

This is one of my favorite songs right now. Reminds me that when we're feeling alone, cold, and imcomplete, God is calling to us, wanting to make us whole again...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

please pray

Please remember to keep Steven Curtis Chapman and his family lifted up in your prayers. And hug your children a little tighter today. This tragedy has made me realize the importance of telling my kids every day how much I love them and how blessed I am to be their mother. You can read the story here. I can not imagine grieving for one child while consoling another. I pray that God give the family courage and strength to overcome this tragedy. And I pray that He give them peace and rest, and surround them with His love many times over.

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Wish

For all you LOST fans... this one is pretty cool. :)

Before the Throne of God Above

We sang this song at Christmas and it's been resonating in my heart ever since. I hope you enjoy it and are blessed deeply by it... (this version is sung by Selah)

the last of our kind

Wow. It's an unreal feeling. And very lonely. When we joined our church 6 years ago, we never dreamed that we'd spend much of that time saying goodbye. It's hard. It's no fun. Yesterday we said goodbye to the last remaining "original" class members. We're all that's left. Looking around I don't see all the familiar faces that were once there. It's sad. I miss all our "old" friends. I miss how things used to be. I miss it all. I know change is part of growth, and I am glad we are growing, it's just that letting go and moving on are hard hard things to do, and today it's weighing just a bit heavier. We said goodbye to another couple last night, and it was hard. I wanted to stall them longer, keep talking longer, hug the kiddos longer. This morning I woke up feeling heavy. We've said goodbye so many times. I guess it's just a sad morning for me. I hate when friends move away. I miss all those familiar faces. We talked with a few "new" friends last night after the "old" ones left about how much the face of our church has changed. That's when we realized Scott and I were the last of our "kind". Six years ago there was a solid class of awesome people, and now we are all that's left. Many have moved on because of military transfers, others have moved on to be closer to family, others for various reasons, but all have been sad. And as one more leaves, it just gets sadder for me. I am missing the way things used to be. I'm missing Debra's smile on Sunday morning, Ernest and those ties; Annette's laugh (bunko! oh that bunko!), Steve's violin; Bernie and Becky simply being Bernie and Becky; Pugs... oh man, there are not enough words to say all I miss about them; the Flippo's stories and Michelle's incredible way of making me laugh even when things were not so peachy; and the Fortson's... I miss my friend and confidant. Things will get better and we will move on. Today though I'm taking time to remember the good old days. I pray that wherever they have ended up, they are doing well and are being blessed beyond measure. We pray for all of you and miss you more than words can say. And to the ones who just moved... ya stinkers! :) We love you guys and are praying that someday the winds change and you get to come back. Our kids will be older, we'll have time for Starbucks!

Friday, May 16, 2008


Okay, so today I'm feeling a bit blah. I've been doing nothing but laundry for days, and there's still no end in sight. You know how you get that "great" idea in your head to wash all the sheets and blankets in the house. I believe I'm now certifiable. I'm on my 10th load of laundry and I think 3 loads ago my dryer began mocking me while my washer screamed out for mercy. :( You know it's bad when the appliances revolt. I'm in such a funky mood I just can't shake it. The list of things I should be doing is so long it's daunting, but I can't shake the blahs and so here I sit. I'm tired. Very very tired. I think my body and brain are finally beginning to un-wind after these last few months of stress. Kids choir is done for the semester and a few things on the horizon don't start for a few weeks. So at least I have time to rest. And blog. About nothing in particular. What I really want to do is go grab my camera and my kids and have an afternoon of fun. My washer & dryer might enjoy the break. So if you're still here with me, and still reading this nutty-ness, thank you. You're more precious than words. Because obviously today, my words are not there. I think my brain is on hold or something. Anyone have cures for the blahs? That or a way to make the brain function again. Either one is welcome. :)


Oh yes, and please be sure to go to the Siesta Fiesta blog and order your shirts and totes! Patty and Kim are doing an amazing job over there and I'm super excited for August! Just click on the link on the right side of my page and go check it out. Saw my girl Leigh on the Siesta spotlight - shout out! :)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Siesta Fiesta!!

Are you going friends??? Be sure to check out the Siesta Fiesta blog. You can click the image on my sidebar and it'll take you to the fun fun blog for all of us Siestas! I can't wait to meet some of you! (I'm lookin at YOU Shonda!) :)

We're staying at the LaQuinta on Blum St. Any other Siestas staying there???