Sunday, September 30, 2007


The Game of Tag about your MAN

1. Who is your man? Michael Christopher
2. How long have you been together? We fell in love 18 years ago and been married for 16.
3. How long did you date? On and off for 2 years.
4. How old is your man? 34
5. Who eats more? Mike unless I am REALLY hungry.
6. Who said "I love you" first? I did only because Mike didn't say things like that back then. He does now and he tells me every day without fail.
7. Who is taller? He is almost one foot taller than me.
8. Who sings better? He does. He has a very nice voice
9. Who is smarter? He would say I am but I think he is. We love a good debate and we look at some things differently because I am a woman and he is a man.
10. Whose temper is worse? Definitely mine. It takes a whole lot for Mike to lose it.
11. Who does the laundry? I do but Trevor folds all the clothes I wash so we both do.
12. Who takes out the garbage? Our son
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? We both do during the week because Mike works nights but on Saturday night he does but sometimes we switch.
14. Who pays the bills? I do. I have done the bills since we have been married. We just started a different kind of budget and I am excited to use it.
15. Who is better with the computer? He knows a lot ore than I do.
16. Who mows the lawn? Mike does and I am thankful for it. I don't even touch the lawn mower
17. Who cooks dinner? I do mostly but I love it when Mike cooks cause he is really good at it. He grills because I don't know how and he makes a mean batch of pancakes.
18. Who drives when you are together? Mike unless he is real tired.
19. Who pays when you go out? Depends, usually Mike.
20. Who is most stubborn? We are both pretty stubborn.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Let's see I have seen my parents 3 times this year and my in-laws twice so I say it is about equal.
23. Who kissed who first? We just kissed
24. Who asked who out? Mike asked me to a Christmas party so he asked me out.
25. Who proposed? He proposed to me at Ryan's Steakhouse in April 1991
26. Who is more sensitive? Me, me, me!!!!
27. Who has more friends? Me.
28. Who has more siblings? We each have a brother and a sister but Mike also has a half brother and sister that he doesn't know very well.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Mike, absolutely and I love the way he fills them out!!! I love you, baby!!!

I am tagging Seven4Heaven and anyone else that wants to participate!!

Monday, September 24, 2007


A couple of weeks ago, our church started Christmas play "tryouts". That is a term we use loosely because it is not really a tryout.

Anyway, Shelby and Abby got a CD with the play on it. I believe I have listened to this CD a million gazillion times!!!!!

I am not exaggerating!!!

I am SO ready for Fall!! We are still having 90t degrees and that does not mix well with my Christmas music listening.

I am convinced that summer is grasping at straws, not wanting to let go of this unbearable heat that has plagued us for almost 2 and a half months now.

On to other things, I was reading over at JellyBellyBeGone and I hate how people have control over the way that we think about ourselves. If I had heard that about myself, I would have probably went straight to the food, too.

I am trying to not let things like that control me, but it is hard to do!! There are people that will be cruel like that no matter what they personally look like.

There is a young girl at our farmers market and she has some physical deformities. When I see her I want to go up and give her a hug because I am sure she probably gets lots of stares and comments. She looks to be in her late teens early twenties but I am not sure.

Then, I see so-called "normal" looking people ALWAYS dissatisfied with the way they look. I just wonder what they would do if they had the challenges this girl has.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I am sure that is what the people at Panera Bread thought this morning. I was there listening to the BigBoo podcast and I accidentally laughed out loud. I am sure my face was 50 shades of red!

It was such an escape because they really don't talk about anything serious. What I was totally laughing out loud about was a certain bobcat that Big Mama's husband had killed but if you want listen for yourself just go over to Big Mama and click on the BigBoo Cast button. It will be the second podcast but all three are funny in their on right.

Now, on to other topics, I found a yummy Gap blue jean skirt at Goodwill today. It is knee length and in a size I haven't worn in awhile. I am excited to wear it!!

School is going well and we are keeping our enthusiasm up longer this year. We have fallen into our routine better this year and earlier. I think it is because this is our third year and we have gotten over a "hump" so to speak.

Mike is plugging along at school and work. I am glad that he will be done with school this year I don't think he could handle another year of this.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


*Update~if you want to read more in depth notes from Deeper Still go to Boomama and she will direct you where you need to go. Keep on keepin' on, sistas!!!

Now, if you know me in real life, you know that it must be something big, right? I have been trying for 4 days to write a post about this and I have just now been able to sit here and do it. I have been at a loss for words that would do this past weekend justice. I have made a feeble attempt but here goes~~~~~

I went to Deeper Still The Event Friday and Saturday with my good friend Debbie.


I received a rhema (that is "word" in Greek)

I didn't want to leave!!! The music was great. We got to see Mandisa, live and rocking the house. Well, we were at the Curb Center at Belmont University but she rocked it!! Also, the praise band was great and Anthony Evans is awesome.

Let's see how many times I can use the words awesome and great in this post.

Priscilla Shirer talked about David knowing who he was and whose he was. I am telling you right now the Holy Spirit met us right there Friday night! I could have jumped out of my seat and ran the aisles!! She was giving us words that God wanted us to hear.

Beth Moore talked about cooperating with God, returning to whole-hearted obedience, and having the courage to see the fulfillment of God's promise to you. Again, she brought us the Word of God. I could have shouted that place down.

Kay Arthur talked about being at a crossroads and using David as an example of having many crossroads in his life. She, also, brought us the the Word of God. Again, the Spirit was evident when she spoke.

I don't want to even try to post all the notes I took and all the things that God has given me to "chew" on. I got some meat from these ladies this weekend and I will chewing for awhile to actually swallow it all.

Two things that really impressed me this weekend was:
1) they did not promote their books. In fact, it was said that to hear from the Lord don't read their books you need to read your Bible.
2)we had a question and answers session. One of the ladies in the crowd asked how to get her husband to speak her love language. Kay Arthur said just start speaking his and he will be so full and overflowing that he will want to start speaking yours. She also said have s*x with him. She said, "Ladies. our bodies are not our own!!" People, that is from Scripture! Nowadays women don't want to hear that but it is the truth. When you are married your body belongs to your spouse. That is not popular thinking but it is Biblical thinking.

Oh yeah, one more thing, my pretend BFF Lisa Whelchel was there. That was an added treat. She doesn't know it but we are BFF in my pretend world.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to got this weekend. Thanks to Mike for doing without me for a whole Saturday and doing it lovingly. Thanks to Debbie for getting the tickets and being excited with me.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Yesterday, Amy Wilhoite went home to be with the Lord. She has had the ultimate healing.

I am sad on one hand, but rejoicing on the other. She was suffering so much and she had fought a good fight.

Please pray for her husband, Brandon and baby Gary.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


We started our tutorial today. I was proud of myself for preparing last night. I laid out clothes, took out breakfast burritos to thaw (recipe over at A New Chelsea Morning), made sure we had our backpacks filled, and did my little cheerleading routine about how much fun we were going to have.

Getting up and getting started went real well. ( A side note: my kids are late sleepers, well, Abby gets up before Trevor and Shelby, but she sleeps till 8 usually) We made it there 20 minutes early, which, again is great for us considering the church is 30 minutes away and we are ALWAYS running behind.

We found where Trevor was supposed to go, then we found the girls' teachers and got their name tags. Abby's tag said Abigail and I had to tell the teacher that she goes by Abby. Not a problem! I only call her Abigail when she is in trouble so I didn't want her to think she was in trouble all day.

Shelby didn't need me at all. She was already in deep conversation with another little girl in her class. I took lots of pictures. I didn't get any of Trevor. He would have been mortified if I had started snapping pictures in front of all those high school kids.

I have three hours to kill while they are in their classes so what's a girl to do with three hours of free time in the morning. Go to Goodwill!! That's right!! I found some sweet little things that were just too cheap to pass up.

I got 4 plates, a carafe with grapes on it, 2 white cotton pillowcases that feel like heaven~brand-new I might add, and a large light pink cloth napkin to put on Abby's dresser as a doily. All for $7.02.

One of the plates has a neat hand painted Oriental pattern that I will use when we have Chinese food. The other three plates have cute little snowmen on them and they will be used as Christmas presents when we add cookies to them.

After looking over everything at Goodwill, I stopped at Jack in the Box for a Diet Coke and a little bit of reading time.

The girls loved their classes and Trevor gave me the typical cool teenager response, "It was okay."

When I went to pick the kids up, the girls were so excited to tell me what they had done. Abby said, "Mommy, it was fantastic!!" Shelby didn't want to leave. We were back home by 12:45. We ate lunch and talked about EVERYTHING that went on at school.