Tuesday, December 23, 2008


MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS!!


I know I typed this last year at this time, but one of the coolest things about scripture, it never gets old and you learn something everytime you read it!

"The Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness." John 1:14


Merry Christmas. God is so good!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This time....

This time last year I was single and planning on getting married.

This year I am married and looking forward to our first Christmas as husband and wife. Can't wait for our 2nd Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Check this scripture out....

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

Job 8:21

Did you ever think that God gave us the gift of laughter!
I along with 5,000,000 other people will be shopping tonight. I have a list - I have checked it more than twice.

Whew.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thank you 'Pointes of Praise!


As you know I stepped down from Children's Choir - I miss my kids! Pauline and Diane are doing a great job - they are awesome women of God. Take your kids to choir - they will learn much and a have a lot of fun!

They sang Sunday - and I was so proud of them! They looked adorable and sounded great.

Last night, they invited me to choir - they gave me an awesome plaque and a gift certificate for me and Steve to eat at Chili's.

Thank you so much! I love ya'll!
Still sick.....

I am still sick. Went back to the doctor - I am on my 3rd week of Antibiotics. I can say, that my ears and throat are much much better. No fever! Yeah! I am back at work - playing catch up. With the Christmas and New Years holidays approaching - our deadlines at work push up a day or two - we are booking it!

Whew!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Breaking up is hard to do....

My daughter and her boyfriend have decided to "just be friends."

I'm proud of how Tori handled everything.

After it was done she and I went to the mall - she bought a purse (I call it a suitcase) with her birthday $ - we talked while driving. She told me she was glad she had me for a mom.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.....

Not quite finished yet-we will finish this weekend.

CHRISTIMAS CARDS...

Done.

BAKING....

I have tried a few "experiments" all have turned out like I hoped - my family has enjoyed the taste testing.
Almost 40 and Strep Throat....

Not a good combination!

I have been sick - and I can't shake this thing. I feel so bluuuuuuuggggggggggggg.

I have been sick for almost 3 weeks now.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ummm... a lot of updates.....

So sorry! I have been swamped with work. I am exhausted.

Hard decisions...

I have stepped down from Children's Choir. I came to the hard realization - that I was a stumbling block for growth instead of a stepping stone up. It my decision - I have cried a 1000 tears - but now that it is done - I know it was the right decision. The right team is in place. God is good. Crosspointe is an awesome church led by a Godly man! Come visit us.

Work.....

Our company has gone through so many changes. I've had to interview for my job - survived - but my work load has literally tripled. I am exhausted...mentally spent...my brain is fried. But now I am pacing myself. I just like things to be right the first time. And all the new stuff throws me! I know once the dust settles all will be easier - I just wish it would settle soon. My phone never stops ringing. I literally have not had time to read blogs or type. And once at home the last thing I want to do is look at a computer. So my dear cyber and blog friends and family - I will be playing catch-up!

The cool thing! I will soon be working from home two or more days a week. How cool is that? We are working on networking a laptop, phones, etc. The Internet is a wonderful thing.

Tori...

Tori is now 16 and has her permit. Ummm there is not enough medicine in this world to numb this mom while I am taking her out for driving lessons. Ugh!

She has a boyfriend. And has started dating. Ugh. Again... not enough medicine.

We are having a birthday/slumber party here tomorrow night - I will have 10 16 year old girls in this house - again...not enough medicine.

Sam....

He is struggling a bit in school - but we are studying. Of course it is all drama all the time. He could still win the Oscar for best acting.

He still wants to wear Axe cologne. I tell him he will still have to use soap. He looks at me like I am nuts.

He loves our neighborhood. He has tons of friends. Right now they are all into "nerf" guns. They have wars all the time - the other day - I looked out they all had on plastic army helmets and were in the middle of a strategy session!

Friendship....

I still appreciate all my friends. Since marrying - I know the dynamics have changed - but I still cherish them. From those precious friends from years back to those I have become close with just recently.

Momma Mia...

For an early Christmas gift - my boss gave Steve and I tickets to the production at the Memphis Orpheum. It was wonderful!

Gas...

Gas by my office was $1.49 a gallon yesterday. A few short months ago it was $3.89. Go figure.

Election...

My candidate did not win. But I firmly believe we should pray for our President and all our leaders. God is in control.


Thanksgiving...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This cook just outdid herself! It was nice being with the kids and Steve for a 4 day weekend.

Christmas....

I will post pictures soon...but we are decorated and it all looks great. And we are in the middle of shopping. (Shopping for Tori and Sam and Steve's three boys-whew 5 kids!)

Marriage...

Still going through those growing pains and bumps. Every one of them I learn something from - the ones that hurt the most are the ones I learn the most from. I knew it wasn't going to be easy -but didn't know it would be this hard. I cling to the love we have for each other..knowing God put us together. Knowing our future is bright and wide open.


I look forward to catching up with everyone. See you in the world of blog!