Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

My teaser today is from one of the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
These are in the young adult section and my daughter and I have both been reading them out of order.

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

My two, actually three sentences are from page 168
"I was born to fly. And yeah, I know tons of people before me have said that, thought that. But I was literally born to fly, made to fly, created with the purpose of being able to propel myself through the air as effortlessly as any bird."

Now and go visit MizB at Should Be Reading for some more Teaser Tuesdays!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me Monday


Well evidently it’s Monday and time for Not Me Monday hosted by MckMama! In case you didn’t know NMM is where you get all your little secrets and imperfections out in the open while still denying them of course, as in “Who me? No Not ME!”

So what did I NOT do this week I’m sure you are waiting on the edge of your seats to find out…….well wait while I try and remember something……….

Okay I did not forget my daughter’s reading group because I forgot  what day of the week it even was! I did not have a conversation about said forgetfulness on Saturday with my friend to later realize I’d forgotten the place I was supposed to have gone on Saturday! There is no way that I’m that forgetful!

I’m not super glad that the friend I just mentioned is doing so well after her recent second surgery! I’m not going to go call her in a minute because I want to check and make sure she is still doing good! She is not a wonderful friend that I’ve known since I was 12 ! I don’t want her to start writing something on the blog she created so I can link to her and be able to read it of course!

I’m didn’t make breakfast for dinner tonight again and my hubby didn’t have to run to the store to get syrup because I hadn’t thought about it.  I’m more prepared than that!

Whew, I didn’t just stop and unlock my boys door because they locked themselves out for the 100th time this year!

Curly and I didn’t take these pictures of ourselves this week, he did not want to help me with the camera one tiny bit. And he’s not missing his front two teeth because he had to have them pulled because he hurt them a few months back! He is not a super wild, happy, silly  and sweet child! He does not love to use the F word, you know the one young boys (and some old ones too) love to use because it refers to one of their favorite things to do! Fart of course!

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I didn’t try and create a new NMM logo for MckMama  and she didn’t send me a nice email thanking for me for my pathetic attempt, no seriously she didn’t do that, she was sweet and said she liked them both (maybe I’ll post them sometime)! I am not looking forward to seeing who’s she did pick though!

I’m not finished and I don’t think you should go and read more NMM’s!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday

I love Martina McBride and many of her songs have a great message. Here is one of my faves of hers.

Go visit Amy at Signs, Miracles & Wonders for more TSMSS!

Friday, June 26, 2009

His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado

His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado is a beautiful gift book that I received to review. It comes in a sturdy reusable cover to help protect it. This book is full of stories, chronologically ordered of Christ's life retold by Max Lucado in a way that only he can write. Though much of the book is in Lucado's own words there is still quite a bit of scripture and it is all based on scripture. This book is 191 pages of magnificent pictures, stories, quotes and scriptures. One minute this book has you rejoicing and another crying. It covers Jesus' Birth, Mission, Death, Resurrection and Legacy.

This is a book I would love to lay on my coffee table, if I only had one and didn't have a toddler running around that would rip it up! So for now it will remain in the bedroom. Here is a quote from page 68 the topic is Jesus Calls Peter to Walk on Water
"Those drenched men don't look like a team of apostles who are only a decade away from changing the world.... They look more like a handful of shivering sailors who are wondering if the next wave they ride will be there last."

I could go on just because I want to share, but you will have to read it yourself! Oh and I had to take a few pictures of it, so I will leave you with those!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!
So I keep missing this middle of the week meme that the other Erica does! I’ve wanting to put up this old picture because it is hilarious to me! This is my husband and I when we were dating about 15 years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long!
I swear we neither one look anything like this now! He  is wearing a leather necklace, which is just weird for him! And of course then there is his hair and the fact that we were both thinner(more so me) and I was a strange shade of blonde with a funny look on my face. I want to fix my hair and change my shirt!
Next week I’m going to find one of us like 5 years later, I had one out but don’t know where I put it.  This picture was taken on my parents front porch at Christmas time, I’m pretty sure the year was 1994, that was the year we met!

Monday, June 15, 2009

not me Monday


It’s that time of the week again, time to confess all your imperfections and adorable little quirks via MckMama’s Not Me Monday blog carnival. 

First off I’d like you to know that I’m not starting this post on Friday so I won’t forget  to get write something in time! We all know I’m always on top of things and never forget anything!!!

My kids aren’t starting  VBS at another church next week, if my kids don’t like it I’m not going to make them go!  Me and Baby Boy aren’t going to get to spend some one on one time together!

I’m not applying to go back to school in the fall, I’m not hoping it all works out and that I qualify for some grants instead of just having loans!  I’m not pretty sure what I’m going back for, but still not going to reveal it here until I’m closer to absolutely sure.  I’m not hoping to be able to have a job that makes money when my littlest starts kindergarten in the year 2013 ( that doesn’t sound even a tiny bit futuristic to me either)!  In 2013 my oldest will NOT be turning 14! No that is Not possible! And no doubt she won’t be needing more and more money for things too!  And it is not possible that I bought that child deodorant this week , because she is not old enough for such things, no way!

Another thing that didn’t happen this week was me making yummy sugar cookies and Curly helping me decorate them at 8:30 at night so we could eat them at 9:00 right before bed! Nope that would never happen in this house! We would not eat icing and sprinkled covered cookies right before bed (and for breakfast the next morning)!

I did not give Baby Boy a pony tail!


He is not adorable no matter what!


I did not sew 21 cloth napkins Sunday night because I was on an extra frugal kick!  I’m not a bit thankful that I have a serger (even though my computer doesn’t know that serger is a word)!


And I don’t like this shot of PJ in his PJ’s!



I’m not feeling extremely tired at the moment so I’m not going to stop typing and leave it at that!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I'm here and busy, sometimes it takes effort to write, sometimes I just think it does so I delay. But I'll being posting more soon. I'm trying to get our summer started... house clean and on a cleaning/learning/play routine with the kids. Once we get more into our summer habits I'll probably post more! Or maybe I'll post again tonight ;) one can never say for sure!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I’m not going to complain one tiny bit in this post!

We didn’t take our whole family on an overnight campout with the Cub scouts this weekend!

I don’t feel like I’m cheating to say I went camping because at 9:30PM I decided to take Baby Boy and myself home to sleep!  (We were approximately 5 minutes from our house) I wasn’t back promptly at 8AM the next morning!

Their were not a gazillion, billion mosquitoes at this campsite!

I would not have dressed my family in pants and long sleeves if I’d realized the mosquitoes were a much bigger issue than the sweltering heat!  My children did not come home covered in bites! The guy at the grocery store did not ask what was wrong with my son’s face this morning!

Did I mention that it wasn’t a 10 minute walk to the bathroom or any running water!

After carrying Baby Boy on my back (in my mei tai) during a hike to the visitor’s center I didn’t get overheated and have to hand off Baby Boy and sit down the whole time we were there and drink a ton more water before I felt like I could walk back.

I didn’t enjoy tying the mei tai on my hubby for the way back! I don’t really wish I would have thought to take a picture of it!  (He wore him on the front instead of the back).  He didn’t end up knowing the park ranger from high school either (he knows somebody everywhere we go)!

I did not still feel exhausted the next day, even though I got to come home and sleep in my comfy, mosquito free bed!

My camera did not get lost because I left it with my husband who didn’t know I left it with him! I’m not praying we get it back and I don’t feel the slightest disappointment that I don’t have any pictures to go along with this post!

Oh wait, I didn’t almost forget that I got about 3 pictures with my hubby’s older camera, here is one of Baby Boy moving a horseshoe stake around!