Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Favorite Song!!

This is my new favorite song right now. It is from the movie Fireproof! (Why haven't you gone to see this movie yet?!?) It is just an awesome song! So listen to it!!

BONUS-Trailer for the movie Fireproof!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Be Kool, Meg!!

Meg has had some type of bug for the past two days. She started running fever again tonight, so I went to Wal-Mart and found these Be Kool Patches. They have this cooling gel on them and then they stick to the forehead and helps cool them down. Here is a link. Anyway, she loved the thing. She loved the thing so much she won't take it off! Thing is I am hoping she is not running fever tomorrow so that A. she can go back to school and B. I can get my hair done and c. I don't have to take her to the dr and have her pick up gosh only knows what other germs!! YUCK! I am afraid I am going to have to pry it off her head so she can go back to school. She actually looks pretty cute, but really not the fashion statement I would want her to make. So here's hoping Meg is better tomorrow and her love of the Be Kool patch has ended. If you have a kiddo that is sick and running fever I would highly recommend these, they were pretty dang awesome! They make them in adult sizes too! They really should have to pay me for this endorsement as I know millions of my adoring fans will run out and buy soley on my recommendation! LOL

Friday, September 26, 2008


We went to see this tonight with our church, and it was wonderful. Here is the website You can check out the trailer there. It is made by the same people who did Facing the Giants. It stars Kirk Cameron, who was my biggest crush when I was younger. My wall was plastered with Kirk Cameron posters. I even wrote him a letter and was devastated when he never wrote me back, LOL! Anyway the movie is about a firefighter and he and his wife are having maritial issues.They decide to get divorced but before he does his dad asks he to take 40 days and do the Love Dare. You guys it is so good, it made me laugh and cry. Just a really really good movie. I would urge anyone who is married to see it with their spouse!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Shack-William P. Young

I bought this one back in the summer, and it was one of those books that I kept putting off in favor of something or another. I finally picked it back up a couple of weeks ago, and I am so glad I did. This book is a wonderful portrait of how a relationship with God would be without the interruptions of the world.

The premise of the book is this, Mack who has lost his youngest daughter Missy in a horrific event, think every parent's worst nightmare, and is now dealing with all the repercussions an event like this will bring. One snowy afternoon receives a noet in his mailbox presumably from God. Telling him that he will be at the shack (the place of Missy's death) this weekend if he would like to join him. Mack decides to take the chance to return to the Shack and what results is story of relationships, forgiveness, and resolution. It is to me a very allegorical tale, but the relationship that it portrays between Mack and God, Mack and Jesus, and Mack and the Holy Spirit will really cause you to take pause and look at your own relationship with them. It is a different perspective on what that relationship would be like.

Now, while there were things that theologically I did not agree with, the message is still a beautiful one. This book is a work of fiction it is not meant to be read as doctrine, it is just one man's perspective on what a relationship with God could look like. There were many parts of this book that I had to go back and reread, many parts that caused me tears, and many parts that made me say I never looked at or considered it in that way. I think this a book that everyone should read. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book.

"Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly. Not something I want for you. Mack, pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly. And if left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place." -PAPA

New Book Review Coming Soon!!

As soon as I finish it that is! LOL

Meg, the Spitter!

So Meg busts in from school the day before yesterday just bawling. I am like what is wrong, and she says I had to pull my stick today. (This is their behavior system at school.) So, I asked her why she had to pull her stick, thinking it would be for talking, and she said because I spit at C. I said you what, trying not to totally lose my temper. Then I precede to try to get the story from her, why would she do that blah, blah, what exactly happened, etc. So she said it was an accident she was just talking and accidentally spit while doing that. So I told her we don't do that blah blah, grounded her from the computer for the night, and then called my mom to see if her teacher said anything to her when she picked her up. Mom said no but she would ask about it. Yesterday Meg comes home and mom tells me what her teacher said happened which is a totally different story than I got from Meg. She spit at 2 girls and she did it because she was mad they were playing together and then when one of the girls laughed at her for getting her stick pulled she hit her. UGH! So, she lied to me which in my house is an infraction of the worst kind. I mean they know punishment is going to be way worse if they lie about it. So I grounded her from the computer for the rest of the week and she also got a spanking. She also has to apologize to her teacher, as well as the 2 girls. Which she has today to do on her own or I am going up there tomorrow. I was just floored that she would do that, and feeling like a failure as a parent. She knows better than that! What the heck was she thinking?!?

Friday, September 19, 2008

The gall bladder it be coming out!

October 15th is the day! Oh, and my surgeon is so not twelve! Much to my relief. Anyway he says it is no big deal in and out there you go. Of course he is the one doing the surgery not the one having it! I really liked him, so that was good. You know the really brainy dr types sometimes don't have the best personalities, but he did so that is good. I am still not thrilled about having to be put under, but someone told me to look at it like a really good sleep, and we all know I could use a really good sleep. I feel better about it now that I have met the dr. So, I will soon be gall bladderless let's hope they don't make a mistake and take out my appendix or a kidney or ovary, but heck I really don't need the ovaries anymore anyway, unless by some miracle of God the vacestomy didn't take, and then well honestly I would have bigger problems. Like a padded cell, cause one more kid would do me in! LOL

I love...

all these people that get to my blog via the Daddy has a big penis entry! Boy aren't they disappointed! Ya perves! LOL

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Surgeon Tomorrow

I have an appointment in the morning with the surgeon. I am pretty sure he is going to tell me that my gall bladder has to come out. I am not looking forward to that, but in the grand scheme of surgeries I hear this one is not too bad.

My gyno, whose office diagnosed my gall stones, called the other night to talk to me and I wasn't home. He proceeded to tell Bruce to make sure I make it to my appointment and not to let me cancel it, and take me himself if need be. So, I guess I should go, huh, LOL!

Anyway prayers would be appreciated! Thanks!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jesus Be Mad at Chew!

Okay so, we are sitting in the living room tonight, and I was trying to watch the Big Brother finale and my kids were being WILD! I had asked them to please be quiet no less than 500 times. When finally I lost it!

I told them if they were going to stay in here with me then they were going to have to keep their mouths shut!

To which the boy replies OMMMM Jesus be mad at chew!

I said what? He said you be mean and Jesus be mad at chew!

See I have used this on him a number of times, not that Jesus would be mad at him but that Jesus would be sad or cry or whatever. I hate when they use my own reprimands against me. It really isn't fair. LOL Especially when it works!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Carried to the Table

Which is exactly what I got to do this weekend. I and 9 other lovely ladies from my church headed to the women's fall retreat this weekend. It was awesome and something that I totally needed. I got to hear some wonderful speakers, some awesome music, spend time was some wonderful ladies and most of all spend time with God. I had several ah ha moments this weekend that I pray will result in an renewed commitment to God for me. I mean I am devoted to my church, involved in several different ministries within the church. We go as a family Wednesday morning, Sunday morning and Sunday night, but God revealed to me that while I may be devoted to my church I am not devoting myself to my personal relationship to God with the same fervor. I hope to remedy that. I go about life with all these that keep me busy all these things that I think I have to do, but what I realized while many of those things are good and many even important they aren't the most important thing. I mean I have the I got tos and the I have tos and the I need tos and the I want tos like no one's business, but the thing I realized I was neglecting the one thing that I HAVE to do, the one the thing that is going to make the only type of eternally lasting impact on my life and that is letting my relationship with God have its rightful priority in my life. He so desires to have me make him a priority in my life, and I have so let Him down, but what is so awesome to me is that that no longer matters anymore, he is going to meet me right where I am right now with all my blemishes and imperfections, and he welcomes me back with open arms with a sigh and a I missed you, it has been way to long. Praise God that is so wonderfully forgiving, even when I make mistakes, and Praise God that he still wants a personal relationship with little old insignificant me, because to him I am not insignificant I am LOVED and DESIRED and IMPORTANT. So Lord here I am and I am opening myself up to be used by you in whatever you desire to use me for. I pray that you can use my imperfections to glorify you!

I wanted to share this song that just really sums up my gratefulness for my salvation and for my God. See I am wretch forgiven by grace and nothing that I could do in my own strength can save me, but praise the Lord he carried me to table!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Book Review- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I will admit I was totally prepared to not like this book. The topic really didn't interest me, or so I thought, but this book is wonderful and I will would recommend it to anyone! Okay back to the topic this story was centered around a depression era traveling circus. They traveled by train which was a pretty neat plot line as well, and it was a love story, and I LOVE a love story, especially a good love story. I say it was a love story but not in the traditional sense, I mean it was in the traditional sense, but there is also other love stories that shine through in this book. (That sentence doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but I hope you get the gist, hence the reason I am not an author!) This author really did her homework and the historic details and antedotes she added to the story especially those that were somewhat factual really added to her telling of the story. The thing that I loved most is that I thought that I had it figured out and I was wrong, and in this case I loved that I was wrong! It has a really neat twist, that I didn't see coming. Anyway great book, great writing, fairly quick read, and it made me cry, and in my estimation that is is a sign of a great book!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You Say It's Your Birthday!!!

Why, yes it is! I turned 31 day. I celebrated by having a day out with my friend Melody. She took me to lunch and we did a little shopping. She is fab company so that alone made it a pretty spectacular day, except for the craptastic service we got at Applebee's but I am not going to complain on my birthday! I might complain tomorrow, I will let you know.

My dear hubby brought me roses and a Whitman's Sampler, LOL, plus some IOUS for when we have some more cash. My mom got me a new comforter set and a gown, and some cash. I am going on a women's retreat this weekend so I am going to go get some new shirts or maybe some new tennis shoes.

It still surprises me as I get older how much a non event my birthday is anymore. I just remember waiting for them when I was younger and now it is just kinda like EH, although I certainly prefer having birthdays than to the alternative! Oh well, I am now 31, and seems like just a bit ago I was turning 16! Now I have 3 kids, my life still kinda startles me at times, I am kinda like when did this happen, LOL!

Anyway it has been a pretty great birthday, and my dad will make me a birthday dinner Sunday my choice, which was chicken and dumplings! Yum I can't wait!

I wanted to end with the sweet email my darling hubby sent me for my birthday today.

Thirty one years ago you were born.
Fourteen years ago you met me.
Ten years ago you married me.
Eight years ago Alexa was born.
Five years ago Meg was born.
Three years ago cooper was born.
Last year you turned thirty.
This year...
Is another year Alexa, Megan, Cooper, and myself get to spend with you.
Somehow it seems like we are the ones getting the presents.
We love you "oodles",
Alexa, Megan, Cooper, and Bruce

Friday, September 5, 2008

Procrastination, It's an Art.

Okay here is the dealio (did I just use that word?), my house is a wreck! Since I haven't felt well, it has just totally piled up. Bruce is usually pretty good about helping me keep things straight, but with three kids it is really a never ending battle! Plus the 2 older ones were home an extra day this week and this does not help organizational matters especially when the 2 older ones are BORED! Which they told me they were about 500 times on Monday, to which I replied I guess I should have just sent you to school, to which the middle one replied Well, you should have, there is just no arguing with that one, it is a lost cause.

So, my point and I do have one, I need to be cleaning, and what am I doing? Writing about procrastination to procrastinate having to clean my house. See this where the art comes in, now when my husband comes home and looks at what I have accomplished to day, which at the rate I am going won't be much, and he goes honey what exactly did you do today, I can say I had a pressing matter to blog about! That is where the art part comes in, see this writing thing kinda keeps me sane, keeps me zen, keeps me from being a big old witch, he will not argue with the power of the blog. See I will have successfully procrastinated my cleaning until he is home on Saturday and has to help me. It is an evil plan, and mean since the house is kinda supposed to be my job, since I don't have an actual outside of the house kinda job, but see this is my view on things. I am a stay at home mom, not a stay at home housekeeper, so for me a good job performance entails the young one being fed, clothed, bathed, and happy, if I can do those things and maybe play a little train or watch Cars for the 2,00oth time, or sneak a little nap together, I count it a successful day. Although at the moment he is only wearing a pull up, dancing madly on my couch screaming I want Nick JR, hasn't been bathed, he refused to eat anything but a tube of yogurt for breakfast, oh and he is a potty training drop out! Maybe I am not as successful as I thought I was, but he sure is happy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I am a Gall Stone Machine!

Yep, you know it is bad when the ultrasound tech puts the wand on and immediately goes "Oh girl!" I was diagnosed with gall stones today. I have no idea how many, the nurse just said several so I am assuming that could be 2 or 200. I have an appointment with the surgeon on the 18th, and my surgeon seriously looks like he is 12, I am hoping the picture is from a while ago! LOL I guess that means he will be really up to date on all the latest trends! Right?!?

I have only been put under one other time and that was to have my wisdom teeth removed, and I was young and dumb then! I am a bit terrified of the prospect of even having to have surgery, even though if they have to do it they will do it laproscopically. Still though I don't know that I want someone poking around in my guts! I mean would you want someone checking out your guts?!? And really I would like to lose about 30lbs before the surgery, think that is a valid excuse for putting it off!?! I just pray I don't have another attack before they decide what they are going to do, which most likely will involve them seeing my guts!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Remember that dr's appointment I posted about earlier today, well yeah, its Thursday! I felt so stupid when I went to check in and they were like yea, ummm you can come back Thursday. No more pain meds for me, LOL! I can't take it! So prayers Thursday please. Thanks!

Doctor Today

I am headed off to my OB/GYN and he is going to do an ultrasound on my gall bladder to see if there are any stones, or what may be going on. Maybe then I can figure out why I feel like crap all the time! Anyway prayers would be appreciated! MWAH!