Friday, April 25, 2008

Please pray...

One of my dear friends has a friend who is in need of prayers for her family. Her fourth and youngest child, Jeremy, has been at John's Hopkins for almost a month fighting for his life. What started as a visit to treat dehydration has turned into a parent's worst nightmare.

Please visit THIS SITE to learn more, see how you can help, and sign the guestbook to help encourage this hurting family.

God is good!

Have a Blessed Weekend!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I've said this before, may be I should give up on the whole "guessing who's going home on AI" thing. Sheech!! At least it wasn't a huge surprise, like David Cook going home.

Anyway, my girlfriend Jen did this on her blog and invited us to do it if we wanted. Because I have nothing else to write about, here it is:

You’re feeling: Sore (the good kind)
To your left: Coby and Ella playing on their computer
On your mind: What I'm doing during the hours of 12:30 and 3:00 today
Last meal included: Quaker Weight-Smart Oatmeal (that was dinner)
You sometimes find it hard to: Deal with Ella's voice all the time
The weather: beautiful and clear
Something you have a collection of: NOTHING!!!
A smell that cheers you up: freshly cut grass
A smell that can ruin your mood: garbage from a nearby dumpster
How long since you last shaved: one day
The current state of your hair: finally getting long!
The largest item on your desk/workspace (not computer): My new handy-dandy printer/scanner/copier thingy.
Your skill with chopsticks: that would be non-existent
Which section you head for first in a bookstore: family, Christian fiction, Webkinz (for the kids, of course!)
Something you’re craving: My favorite sundae from Coldstone
Your general thoughts on the presidential race: I don't have any
How many times have you been hospitalized this year: none
Favorite place to go for a quiet moment: bathroom with the door locked!
You’ve always secretly thought you’d be a good: L&D nurse
Something that freaks you out a little: Centipedes (you know, "thousand leggers") blah!!
Something you’ve eaten too much of lately: caffeine
You have never: gotten a tattoo
You never want to: have to deal with cancer in any other of my family members

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

American Idol

Well, I have to say I really enjoyed last nights show! Ever since my middle school music director opened my eyes to the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber I have loved listening to them! The first CD set I bought was Phantom of the Opera. Wow!! And because I had no life in middle school I decided to send away for a copy of the script that was advertised on the CD cover and memorize the entire play. I wonder if I could still recite along.....????

Anyway, I digress. I'm not sure if there is going to be a bottom two or bottom three so, here is my prediction (and we all know how accurate I've been so far this season....ha!):

If there are only two, I think Jason and Brooke will be it with Brooke going home. I really did not like Jason's song choice tonight. There are so many other ALW songs that would fit him. Remember how Lord Webber had Carly try her 2nd choice? I wonder what Jason's was.....

If there is a bottom three I'm going to add Carly to the list:

I know Syesha has been in the bottom three before, as has Carly, but I think Syesha did an amazing job last night and will make it in the top three this week. I also think Carly did an amazing job, so it was hard for me to decide between the two.

And Paula is so right.....David Cook can sing anything!!

In other news, we are still looking for a buyer (!) so please pray for that. We are in an interesting situation where we do not have to sell. So, we aren't going to lower the price or advertise desperation or any of that. If it doesn't happen now, then God wants us in this house with Coby and Ella in their school for a reason and we'll embrace that. We are comfortable here and like the house. We really wanted more land for the kids and entertaining. So again, we'll see! I'll keep things updated here because I know some of you are following this process with me and praying for us.

I'm off to the gym this morning, finally. I'm going to be so sore tomorrow but I don't care!!

Random Fact of the Day: The song "Memory" from Cats that Jason sang last night was my first school solo in middle school. I got to sing the first two lines by myself.

Monday, April 21, 2008

House Showings...

So, being a mom of a preschooler means that I am also a mom house-hunting with said preschooler. To make this experience slightly more bearable I have tokened her my official photographer. We are scoping things out before we use weekend time to bring Jon and dig into the little family time we do have. It has become apparent; however, that the priorities Ella finds in a house are much different than mine.

For example, the lighting fixtures:


The toilets:

Random Photography (which we found out were all pictures taken from the flower gardens on the property....):

Random "baby" trees:

If you can believe it (I'm sure you can...), I actually deleted many other Ella viewpoints before I uploaded them onto the computer.

In addition to the property pictures, she also seemed to find delight in snapping some of herself:

Whatever keeps her happy, I suppose.....