Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ok, it's really a parking lot as I'm sure most of you already knew that but it looks a bit odd in this pic. :)
Here are my 3 beautiful daughters getting ready to pounce on a bunch of candy bowls at the Journey of Joy. Just what we need...an EXTRA night of gathering all the sweet cavity producing junk. Emma and Reagan had fun but Livie really got into it. It was loud in there so she was yelling "thank you" with all her might every time someone gave her candy.
Had to get some fall pictures. Yesterday after school the girls started raking and jumping in the leaves. It's nice to finally have some real leaves in our yard. The GI house had pathetic little trees. Today I spent time scrubbing grass stains out of knees. You might notice they all have slacks on not jeans. And Olivia has on her brand new shinny black church shoes. ha ha She loves them and I just couldn't make her change.
Christmas is not that far away, so those of you who have saved up your pennies over the last 10 mos, you now can to go spend that money on your loved ones. The rest of you...start saving for next year. You think the economy is bad now, try it with a bunch of unpaid credit cards. Be smart people! This holiday is about Jesus Christ coming to earth to save us all from eternal death, not "let's see who can buy the biggest, baddest toys and then spend all your time away from the family working just to pay for it." Love you all, just needed to get that out of my system.
So If I had wheat berries I might go grind them to make some fresh bread. Instead, I'm going to grind some of the yummiest coffee beans, set the coffee pot timer and head off to bed. One more random thought...is it kind of quiet where you are sitting? Where did my music go?
Thought of the day:
You know if you have a pride issue when you are NOT ok with someone else taking the credit. Not my words/idea, something I heard Beth Moore say this morning. She said it more eloquently and with bigger hair! :)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday was my birthday...it's been a wonderful weekend. So many friends have sent cards, emails and posts, thanks for the bday wishes. I am all about birthday's being special. It doesn't have to be a big expensive celebration but certainly a special event. Thursday I had a great day with Olivia, we even went out for lunch with my girlfriend Susan. (Thanks for lunch!) That evening we did the cake thing with some neighbors. No pictures but there were LOTs of candles to blow out.
Friday I met Kimberly and Susan in a nearby town for lunch, shopping and visiting. Mostly we sat in the kiddie play area to watch our babies play so we could have some peace. It was wonderful! I got back into town just in time to pic up the girls from school. We dumped them at Nana and Papa's house and went to Ted's Nebraska Grill. OMGosh, it's fabulous!!! (aka Ted's Montana Grill) You've gotta go.
Today we watched the Huskers play :( with some friends and now I have a little time to myself. I was so blessed by my family this week, what a lucky girl!
Somewhere in that birthday weekend I happened upon a scrapbook store that I didn't even know existed. Look at what I bought today with my birthday money. Precious Treasures carries everything...I am in love with the store. I found Teresa Collins, Jenni Bowlin and she even accepts competitors coupons. SWEET!!!
Alright friends, I'm going to curl up and read some more of my new Karen Kingsbury book. I need to know what happens with the Baxter's and Dayne Matthews. ha
Prayerfully consider your responsibility in the upcoming weeks. We have an important election coming up. It's hard to live without money or in this crazy economy however don't settle for things of this world. Do you really think one candidate over the other can fix your problems? They can't! Let me suggest that we take responsibility for our own actions...good or otherwise.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm so into the 21st century. I have a blog. I do facebook. BUT I don't text. It's so tiring trying to keep up with all this technology. Just smile and nod!
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
It's free for you and could make all the difference for someone in need.
October is also pastor appreciation month. Don't forget those pastors in your life who work LONG hours all week (not just Sunday morning). They minister to everyone in the church and seldom get ministered to themselves. Remember, these guys and gals are just like everyone else, they need a pat on the back, a hug and for once a positive comment instead of a complaint. We miss our pastors from GI. Hugs go out to you Scott, Josh, Nick, Drew and Lora!
My last bit of information....
I finally talked to the doctor's office about Olivia's EGD last Tuesday. The doc is out of town until Friday...grrrr! The nurse said the biopsies look good but we'll wait until the doc reads the results. Praise God, He is good! So...finding nothing is good but then where does that leave us?
My words for today: rejoice trust and serve
Monday, October 6, 2008
This first LO is of the girls when Olivia was 9 mos old. I bought these matching outfits before Olivia was even born. ha ha I'm always trying to get a good deal. My girls will probably hate me some day but I love to dress them in matching/cordinating outfits, especially for pictures. Notice everyone has bows in their hair. Yep, those days are over too. Emma has her own style, I don't always like it. I bet my parents weren't always crazy about the way I did my hair either. I have several LOs of my family reunion that need to be completed. This is page #3. I don't know when we'll all be together again so I cherish these pictures.
Ok, time to get the girls in bed. Nighty Night friends!
My thought for today: cherish the ones you love and tell them often that they are special.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The girls wanted their pictures taken before the game started. We got to the Colliseum about 45 minutes early. The girls had their snacks eaten BEFORE the game even started.
The huskers beat Colorado in 3 sets. It was pretty amazing, I know I didn't ever hit like that back in my day.
Thank goodness we went to the volleyball game and not the football game. YIKES! The game didn't start until 8pm and the Missouri Tigers KILLED us. So sad!
My BIL and SIL are in town for the football game. Talking to Angie (who works for Homeland Security) is so interesting. She has such an incredible knowledge of what is really going on in the US and abroad. I hope everyone out there has registered to vote...pick your ticket carefully!
Happy Birthday to my dad!
Eric and family, we are thinking about you!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I know we will!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This is what Emma, Reagan and I are about to go see. Chris scored some Husker Volleyball tickets for this afternoon. I think the girls are going to love it. It's been 15 yrs since I have been to a UNL volleyball game. It's in a new location, I've heard it's just awesome! Can't wait!!! Oh it'll take me back to my college volleyball days.....ha ha ha ha ha.