Monday, July 28, 2008

Just sittin' here...

I am in the van on Main Street in Sylva, NC. Mom and Dad have the kids for 2 days..... That is a treat!!!!
Just wanted to say hey... my free 20 min of internet is just about up. I will catch up with you later!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Contractors and construction workers in general live by a different set of rules, I think. We have been working on the house this summer, and am amazed at the number of times people didn't show, or came late and didn't even call. I mean didn't show for DAYS or WEEKS. Or said they would be here at 7:30, then show up around 10 and not even apologize or offer any explanation. Or say the will call, and don't. Or not return phone calls. I shouldn't be surprised.... it happened when we first built the house too, but I tend to believe people. All I am saying is if your not going to do what you say you are going to do, at least call!!! aaauuuggghhhh!

On another subject.. I went to the viewing last night of Katie Burkett. Wow. I have never seen anything like it. There were so many people there.... what a testimony of her life, and how many people she touched. It was unreal. There were 2 lines, and each wrapped around inside the church for a long time. I went with Lisa, and stood in line with Vanessa, Monique and Jeremiah. We got there around 6:30, and by the time I got home, the digital clock in the bedroom let me know it was 10:45. But it was good to see Shelley, give her a hug and let her know we love her. BTW, I need her address, so if any of you have it, please email it too me... . Thanks.

And thanks again to Vanessa.... I owe you 55 cents and a pack of crackers!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

a few layouts....

Here are a few pages I did recently. They are from our trips,and one is just of my sweet kiddos!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Please pray...

The 17 year old step daughter of my friend Shelley died in a car accident yesterday. Please pray for her and her family. They will be needing lots of prayer. Thanks.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Twilight Trailer!!

I just found it- and can't get it to work on my blog.. Sorry Christa... I am a slow learner....!!!! But anyway... here is where you can watch it!!"

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Looky Looky!


We decided to go some place we had never been, so we headed off to Louisville . We went to Six Flags, the Zoo (which is AWESOME!) Churchhill downs, and some stadium... it had really cool huge baseball bats out front! We got to pet a wallaby and emu, and the orangutans were right up next to the windows... we were just a few inches from them... it was amazing!

There is 1 pic from the 4th... I think it turned out really cool. Hannah did a great job with her heart.
I love the pic of Holden I snapped while we were on a roller coaster ( the Roller Skate... he highly recommends it!)

At the zoo, my rebel battery died, but I also had my power shot with me, so no big deal... until it breaks! This is the one I got in May. I was so mad. I ended up taking some pics on my phone.... haven't even looked at those- I know it will make me mad. They will be horrible! But we stopped at Wal mart, hoping to swap out my faulty camera, but they didn't have anymore. So we bought another one, and I will take back the broken one as soon as I find the receipt!
We also drove across the bridge to Indiana just because. I didn't want to be that close to another state and not go!
Hope you are having a great weekend. I need to go unpack. Yuck.

Check out the gas prices there- we waited till prices dropped before we filled up. ouch

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I am certified...

Now I just need a job!! I received my official certificate yesterday.... I am so excited! But it seems it has come too late. I can't find a job.....
But I can sub. Which is nice- I won't have to work everyday or do lesson plans, but on the downside- no steady income, no benefits, no classroom to call my own....
I will keep checking for openings. Maybe some one will want to talk to me now that I am "official"!!

And FYI- If you ever plan on taking your family to the publix parking lot on the 4th to watch the fireworks from the Baron's game ( which has been done for 2 years), make sure the Baron's actually have a HOME game....... All I can say is I am so glad the kids saw fireworks on Wed.!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Where has this week gone???

I can't believe it is Thursday already! But we have had a good week- We went to the zoo on Monday- such fun! I got to ride a camel with Hannah ( I would have done it by myself if she didn't want to!) Tuesday we hung out, then went to meet Lisa at McD's. We sat in the play place for over 2 hours chatting and watching the kids play!! Then later the kids went swimming at the neighbors and had a friend stay the night, then yesterday, we went to Jason's Deli ( love their $2 kids meals!:-) ), saw Nim's Island ( love the dollar theater) then went to the library. ( Love free movie rentals.... do I sound cheap??!). We came home and expected to just hang out, clean and scrap, but we got an email from Monique asking if we wanted to go to her church for a 4th of July celebration with fireworks. I asked the kids, and Holden said "Well, duh!" So we went... it was crazy, but great. I sat with Monique and her family and Lisa. It was a great worship service, with an awesome prayer time. I am glad we went. The kids had fun, and the fireworks were beautiful. Now I am off to get some of that cleaning done I was supposed to do last night....
Have a great day and a fun 4th!!!