Saturday, July 24, 2010


We had a great trip to Oklahoma! My girls were thrilled with the suite we had. They thought the decor was fabulous and the bathroom was "the coolest ever". I think Abby said awesome a hundred times and Shelby couldn't get over the round pillows on the bed. She called them "bumpers" because they looked like the bumpers at a bowling alley.

Mike, Shelby, and Abby taking a break and lounging on the couch in our room.

We drove on Route 66. We ate at Pops where they have over 500 kinds of soda to choose from. The picture above is only the bottles above our table.
The Round Barn is a cool barn that they have restored. We met Mr. Sam, the man keeping this cool attraction open. It was 200 degrees outside and he was wearing a flannel shirt, jeans, big belt buckle, and a cowboy hat. He had to be in his late 70's, early 80's and he was a character. I loved hearing him talk and I wish I could have stuck around all day but it was hot.

Friday, July 16, 2010


In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime.
Strolling through the shady lanes with your baby mine.
You hold her hand, and she holds yours,
and that's a very good sign.
That she's your tootsie-wootsie,
in the good old summertime.

Here's what's going on today:
  1. The girls are done with Music Camp and they're sad. We went to see their "Art Gallery" and "Choir Performance" yesterday. Mike only got about 4 hours of sleep~blah.
  2. I can't get use to Abby's two top teeth being gone or part of her eyebrow. When she came home from camp last Wednesday (7/7/10) she just pulled them both out. I think there was a little peer pressure for her to do it since I have been telling her she needed to pull them and she flat out refused.
  3. We are preparing to leave on Sunday for Oklahoma City. Shelby is competing on Tuesday at our national convention. She is singing "Gentle Healer" by Selah
  4. Westboro Baptist is protesting at our National Convention. This should be interesting. (don't click on the WBC link unless you want to be repulsed)
  5. I have decided to hang out all my clothes this summer to try to help cut some of the electric bill. I hope I last longer than a day. Cause it's hot.
  6. It's hot.
  7. Did I mention it's hot and I wilt in heat?
  8. I have a lot to do today so I should just end this and get moving.
  9. But I can't because I have to make it to 10.
  10. Have super, mellifluous, happy day!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


It's been a good summer around here and we have had a good share of fun.

The girls are at Music/Arts camp today. They've enjoyed it and so have I. No, I didn't go to camp but I have enjoyed them being at camp from 9am-3pm...ahem. Moving along.

This is probably totally random and off the wall but it's my blog~ so here goes.

I try to write out a to do list everyday, well, most days. Err, on days I want to feel productive.

Anyway, I write out my to do list and at the very top I write, "Devotion" *side note: I am an over thinker but bear with me you may get my point.

When I write that on my to do list I get a little pang in my heart because sometimes I feel like I just write it down to cross it off. Like it's just another chore on the list of a hundred other things.

I don't want it to be just another "thing" that I do to get brownie points with God. I want it to be something I thirst and hunger for. I was reading the blog of a friend and her husband last night and they told a story of real thirst. One that was literally the difference between life and death. Their post started me thinking about how often I thirst after God and His Word. I mean really getting to the point that if I don't get a "cup of it" I will die.

I want to have time to devote to having a strong relationship with Christ and so I HAVE to make sure I start my day out with Him or all the other things take over and I lose that special time with Him.

The image I get in my head is being in a huge crowd and being pushed forward by it. You try to go against the flow and get back to the person you came with but unless you perpetually keep moving and fighting to get back to where you were you'll be taken along with the crowd and end up in some place you don't want to be.

Questioning myself about where I am in my relationship with Christ and being TOTALLY honest about it is something I need to do daily.