Saturday, October 27, 2007


It was! It is the kind of movie that makes you think. If you go see it don't blink because you might miss a missing piece of the puzzle. I like those kinds of movies.

If you want to know more about the movie you can go here.

You can also go here to read the lead actor's testimony.

To get a review of the film got here.

The theater was packed by the time the movie started. I think they are only releasing it in certain cities to see how much of a response they get. We heard that the time slot we went to was sold out.

We couldn't confirm that but it certainly looked like it.

Friday, October 26, 2007


I dropped Mike of at the church this morning to go on an overnight golf trip. He was excited but apprehensive because he hasn't played in a loooonnnnggg time. (That is a long time:~)

He went to the driving range yesterday afternoon and he got a large bucket of balls. That's a lot of balls!!! I just looked at him and said, "Are you sure you want to hit that many?" He seemed quite confident that he did want to hit that many.

The girls and I sat in lawn chairs and watched. 5 and 7 yr olds get bored pretty quick when there is only watching involved. We had to go get blankets out of the car because they (me, too!!) were cold and whiny.

By the end of that LARGE bucket of balls, Mike was thinking maybe he shouldn't have set his goal so high. He was kinda sore this morning so I sent him on his trip with a bottle of ibuprofen and a note that says he is excused from playing if at any time he can not stand straight up:~)

I am going to the movies this evening with the other golf widows and we are seeing Bella. I will let you know how it was. We are hoping it will live up to the hype.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


My 10 year old nephew had emergency surgery in the middle of the night last night. Apparently his appendix decided it no longer wanted to be a part of his body and wanted out.

My brother and his wife got to sleep in the oh so comfy chairs at the hospital and I am sure they got the best night's sleep of their life.

We just talked to him on the phone and he sounds tired but good. He has been playing Playstation. That is one of the advantages of being at a children's hospital. My SIL said that the nurses have come in and asked if he wants pain medication and he has told them no. That is, until he got up and walked around. He decided morphine wouldn't be so bad after all.

He is a real trooper!! That boy is a BIG ball of energy. He gets that from his Daddy. Believe me! When my brother was little you couldn't tie him down with steel chains!! He was ALWAYS doing something! That boy couldn't sit still to save his life.

I, of course, was the complete opposite. I didn't like to run because I didn't like exerting all that energy and I hated to sweat. Yes, I was a true little southern miss. I didn't like sports. I didn't like to get dirty and I didn't care for anything that made me break a sweat.

I am thankful the Lord has answered our prayers. Steven seems to be on the mend and I am grateful that my SIL was able to act quickly before it got worse.

Monday, October 22, 2007


I needed some fall colors around here and I like this template. I am cheap so paying for one was out of the question. I will use the free ones thank you very much.

It is blessedly rainy here today. We are loving all this wet stuff falling from the sky and I am making a cozy meatloaf dinner to go with it.

What are you making for supper on a glorious fall day?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Tomorrow night is my Pampered Chef party and I would like to say my house is sparkling clean but it isn't!!! And~~ here I sit blogging. Go figure.

I am glad that I have one more day to get this place into shape.

Shelby got the new American Girls catalog and she just told me there is nothing that she is interested in ~ in it. Yeah, right!! For 30 minutes she kept saying,"Oh Momma, look at Julie's bed. Oh, Momma look at so and so's outfit."

I found a wool sweater at Goodwill yesterday for myself~~$3!!! It is beautiful and I love it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Today we went on an awesome nature walk with our friends. They have a wonderful trail that goes on for a couple of miles. The kids rode bikes and scooters. Ruthie and I took turns pushing the stroller with Baby Kylie in it.

The kids had a blast but we ditched the scooters halfway into our walk. We dropped them in a friends front yard and kept going. The weather is OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!! We came home tired, thirsty, hungry, and feeling incredibly blessed.

It was nice to get out and enjoy God's creation and spend time with our lovely friends.

Thank you, Lord for these incredible blessings.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Abby just sneezed on me and I said, "Bless you!!"

Then, she did it again!! I looked up to see her sticking her hair up her nose.

"What are you doing?"

"Making my self sneeze, Mama!!"

Okay, then!! We are so cultured around here.

I found some yummy jean jackets for the girls at the Goodwill today! Shelby's has a leopard print collar and Abby's has a design on back. I also found Shelby a jean skirt from Old Navy that looks like it is brand new. I don't think it has ever been wore!

Mike found a pretty fall plate for .99 and it a Mikasa! The name of the design is 'Burnt Orange'. I can't wait to put some pumpkin muffins or pumpkin bread on it.

While the kids were at tutorial, Mike and I got to spend three hours together doing what we love~~going to Panera Bread and cruising through Goodwill and a used book store.

We all had a great morning!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


and the red team lost.

Mike was on the blue team and Trevor and I were on the red team. Softball teams, that is.

We lost by one lousy point and Mike will be gloating for a long time.

We had a blast! After the game, we had a picnic and had singing and a devotion. Abby had a good time playing in the dirt like we were at the beach. Shelby just made the rounds socializing.

This past week we were driving home and Abby said she knew how Miss Kitty have kittens. I was curious to see what she had to say because she has been obsessed this for a while.

In fact, for her birthday wish she wished for Miss Kitty to have kittens.

Anyway, she said, "Mommy, we could take Miss Kitty to see some man kittys and she could pick one that she wants to marry. Then, her and her husband will have little kittens and be happy. So, can we take her to see some man kittys?"

Uhh, I don't think so, honey.

In other news, we thought we may have to move soon. The crazy people next door (we live beside a strip mall with a pet groomer and antique store) are having a big flea market sale.

We got a piece of their mail and I had to take it over there and they said that they were in the process of their property being sold and the buyers were buying our property to. Mike and I started talking about it because he only has til May and he will be finished with school.

There are some apartments available on campus so we went to look at the 3 bedroom one the other day while we were running errands. It was big and we know that if we had to we could live there easily.

Long story short, I talked to the couple we rent from and even though they have our property up for sale (which we knew about) they don't have any prospective buyers. They said not to listen to anything the crazy people next door say because they are after all~CRAZY.

It's nice to know we have a place we could rent if the need arises but also that we don't have to move right before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Friday, October 5, 2007


This is Debbie and I at the Deeper Still Event. We had a blast! She is one of me best buddies!

Here are the girls on their first day of tutorial. I could just eat them up. They were so excited and they love, love, love it!!

This is Shelby's "girls" the first day. There are only two boys in the class. I can imagine the drama that goes on with all these girls. Pray for the boys!!

This is Abby in her class the first day. She was all about coloring her picture.

Trevor goofing off during a never ending Parcheesi game!! Shelby and I FINALLY tied!! When I say it was never ending I am saying it was almost two hours long! We play to win around here so we kept blocking and sending everyone back to home. We are relentless! (in a good way:~)

Mike and Shelby posing during the cut throat game! We had to stop and take pictures, of course!

Abby singing a song from the Christmas play. She is practicing her solo.