Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Madeleine is mature for her age; compassionate; sincere; honest; kind; giving; mostly self controlled; a bit bossy; and has a sense of humor that's hilarious. She is intelligent, talented, and passionate about God, piano, soccer and performing. How blessed are we to have such a great kid? So happy birthday, my sweet snuggle bug...you're 10 today and finally in the double digits!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I'm really kidding about the title. I didn't consider moving. Well, okay, for two seconds I did. I'll be very honest...I'm a bit fearful of what's to come with the new President. I don't trust him. However, I do trust God and I'm not fearful of what's to come with Him. So, with that in mind, I'm committed to pray for Obama, respect his position, and see what happens. Here's a verse that comes to mind concerning this...
1Everyone who trusts the LORD
is like Mount Zion
that cannot be shaken
and will stand forever.
2Just as Jerusalem is protected
by mountains on every side,
the LORD protects his people
by holding them in his arms
now and forever.
3He won't let the wicked
rule his people
or lead them to do wrong.
Now don't get me wrong...I'm not saying Obama is wicked. I'm just saying that Obama does not have more power over my life than the Lord and in that I find my comfort.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Yes, that's a beer in my hand...I had an uncle with a warped sense of humor...plus, the drinking starts early in my family! That's a joke, but unfortunately, it's not very funny because it's true!
Preschool...wasn't I darling?
My senior year Sweethearts Tolo Dance...our first as an official couple. February 1993.
Engagement picture, August 1996
Our wedding day, October 19th, 1996
Our 11th anniversary, in front of the hearth at The Stephanie Inn. After looking at those former pictures, I see the need for Weight Watchers again! Ugh!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hah! Gotcha...but you didn't really believe me, did you? These are actually all Teddy. I found a site called www.yearbookyourself.com and wasted way too much time tonight goofin' off! At least we know what Teddy would look like if he ever gained a ton of weight, and actually, my favorite one is the 10th one down, with the turtleneck and the bangs. These have made me laugh so many times tonight...I start to tear up it's so funny to me!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Rarely, very rarely, does a book change my life. Rarely do I read 2544 pages in a matter of 5 days (BTW, yes-my housework was neglected, as was schoolwork, my vanity and lots of sleep--all neglected). Rarely do I become consumed with the characters of a story. While I didn't completely agree or love everything that happened, I found that I learned something about family, loyalty, self sacrifice, and persisting in the pursuit honorable living despite your circumstances. So it was written for teenagers? I don't care--it was a great series and I can't wait to wait a few years and read it again. I also can't wait to see how badly my personal images of the characters and story are slaughtered in the upcoming movie!