Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Before I run out the door to take Trev to bass class I wanted to blog some quick thoughts:
  • I am so glad it is fall and the weather is mild. I love fall mornings.
  • I am really loving the Bible Study~Stepping Up by Beth Moore. It makes me think more and dig deeper.
  • I have also enjoyed a Book Study I am doing at the Bible College~ it is geared toward minister's wives and the book is a real, where I am at book. Love it! (I'm not going to share the title yet cause I have something up my sleeve.
  • LOVE Goodwill!!! Best deals!!
  • I love the women at my church. They are always looking for ways to reach out to the community and they stretch me in the most blessed ways. Love ya'll!!
  • Mike's car has bit the dust~REALLY bit the dust~as in we went to pick it up from the shop because they couldn't fix it without, ohh a bazillion dollars~and the thing wouldn't start! It'll have to be towed home from the shop~now isn't that a hoot:~) Thankfully we have another vehicle that runs and we can share it with only a few adjustments in schedules.
Blessings, pure and simple!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Tonight we had this recipe and it was DELICIOUS!! We had homemade cheesy biscuits and blueberry delight.

This is for my benefit so I can remember what I fixed and when so that I can remake it if we like it. See my sidebar. I have made a new label specifically for this:~)

Not that you care.

That is the beauty of having a blog.

Nobody has to really care but you:~)

Monday, September 22, 2008


I am thankful for:
  • the opportunity to stay at home and serve my family.
  • the changing of the seasons.
  • the smells of good things baking in the oven.
  • books to read especially my Bible.
Go to Down on the Farm for more Count your Blessings Monday:~)

Friday, September 19, 2008


I have been meaning to update this dang blog but every time I have sat down to do it something else has come up.

I have some cute pictures and some really good stories I just need to sit down and post them.

It won't be today:~) Today was grocery day at our house and my parents came in from NC last night so we have been busy.

We went by Target today as part of the aforementioned grocery day. We do not go to Wal-mart any longer even though it is right across the street. Why? Because we don't want to have a stroke in the check out lane from having to wait 45 min to an hour just to PAY. Every time I try to give them one more chance I come away feeling worse than the last time I gave them one more chance. No, I will stick with Kroger, Sam's Club, and Target. Thank you very much:~P

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah~~Target had all their school supplies for 75% off. You may be able to walk away from 5 spiral bound notebooks for 12 CENT but I can't!! That turns out to be 2.4 cents a piece. I don't know about you but I can find 2.4 cent in the parking lot so I basically got those suckers for free!!!!

You can never have too many spiral bound notebooks, can you??? T~am I right??? You know I am right!!!! (T~did you go to Staples like I told you to????:~) I am a homeschooling mama after all:~)

Oh and don't get me started on the rulers for pennies! It was a toss up between those and the scissors. I was actually standing in the aisle debating on whether I could put those scissors in the shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child but I think they might frown upon that. Seeing as how they could be used as a weapon and all. But I was considering it hard.

Ya'll have a good weekend and if I have a minute I will post those sweet pictures:~)

Sunday, September 7, 2008


We went to the Greek festival today after church. We ate lunch there and it was soooo good!!!

We decided to bring our dessert home because Mike needed to go to bed. He had been up for over 24 hours. I honestly do not know how he does it!!!

We had Baklava (of course!!), flogeres, kataiffi, and saragli. They were all delicious! The bread is Tsoureki~Easter sweet bread.

They had olive oil soap for sale that was $1 a bar. I will use them in gift baskets (and keep at least one for myself). The ingredients are simple: olive oil, citric acid, aqua. It says on the the package "Pure Traditional Soap". I am intrigued and can't wait to try it.

Abby drew me this picture on the white board and she titled it, "God's Love".

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Let your teenager loose with your camera and two willing participants and here's what you get:

Those blocks are the Math U See blocks. They were supposed to be doing their school work but as you see they were goofing off!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Abby with her newly purchased fan on her first day of enrichment class.

Shelby on her first day.

The new building for Shelby and Trevor's music school. This is the library.

This is the beautiful performance hall. The lights were off but you can see how pretty and big it is. I love it!!

The waiting area. It is so much more luxurious than the hand me down couches we have sat on in a tiny room for 4 years at the old school:~)

The reception desk~~no more signing in at a table in a tiny corner of above mentioned room.

This building made me cry the first time I saw it at the open house. It is so wonderful to see an organization that works so hard to provide music lessons for students that would otherwise not be able to afford them get to enjoy such a beautiful facility after years of being crammed into two very old houses. (sorry for the run on sentence~~I can't help it:~) They deserve this and more.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Not really~~but kind of. Trevor has dual enrolled at college and as a senior in high school. He will take English at the college for credit.

So this will be how I send them off three days a week. Mike has classes on Tuesday and Thursday, also. I think this will be good for them. They aren't big talkers so this gives them time together without us big mouth girls around.
They were cracking me up with the looks on their faces. They knew I wanted a good picture so they did this on purpose. Such goof balls!!!!