19 November, 2008

Mama Mia!

If you haven't gone to see Mama Mia w/a group of girlfriend yet, you NEED to!!!
Here's a little taste for ya...Mama Mia!

Here are some pictures of my crazy friends {I'm not sure how Deb and Emily were able to get out of being in any of the pictures...I'll get you girls next time!} the night we went to see Mama Mia! We had a pre-viewing "dance" party w/Jean and Cindy rockin' it. Then the wigs came out. Wowza, some girls are not meant to be blondes!

Now, doesn't this just make you want to run out and see Mama Mia? You'll love it!

18 November, 2008

2 good-for-nothing cats for sale...don't tell the kids

In our old, old house, there are many places where little rodents can get into our basement. Much to my chagrin, we currently have a little visitor. My question to you, my faithful reader, is how in the world does a mouse survive in a home w/2 cats and a dog? This is the 1st mouse we've had since getting the cats about 2yrs ago.

I HATE mice and I HATE thinking about all the places their tiny little feet have been when I haven't been looking. Oh, it just makes my skin crawl!

I have been known to pack up the kids and leave my own home upon sight of a mouse. About 5 yrs ago, I had Jean's oldest two kiddos for the day. Mags was taking her morning nap and I started lunch...hot dogs and mac & cheese. I got Emma and Brock set up at the table and went up to get Maggie. Before I went up to get Mags, I set her hot dog on a plate on the counter to cool. When I came back downstairs, there was a stinkin' mouse nibbling on Maggie's hot dog. Seriously!!! Then, like every good parent/aunt, I proceeded to climb on a chair, call Jean and whisper that there was a mouse in my kitchen eating Maggie's hot dog while throwing gumballs at the stupid thing. My husband got home from work to find gumballs EVERYWHERE!

I'll tell you the truth, seeing these stinkin' things makes me want to cuss...A LOT! I don't think I'm going to be able to make dinner for my family tonight b/c that dang thing was on my stove. GROSS!!!!!!

Why, oh why, don't Goldy and Pablo just do their feline duty and eat the dang thing?!?

07 November, 2008

I haven't been listening...

I read this devotional this morning in my Grace For the Moment by Max Lucado.

Are You Listening?
Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. Matthew 7:8

Once there was a man who dared God to speak: Burn the bush like you did for Moses, God. And I will follow. Collapse the walls like you did for Joshua, God. And I will fight. Still the waves like you did on Galilee, God. And I will listen.

And so the man sat by a bush, near a wall, close to the sea and waited for God to speak.

And God heard the man, so God answered. He sent fire, not for a bush, but for a church. He brought down a wall, not of brick, but of sin. He stilled a storm, not of the sea, but of a soul.

And God waited for the man to respond. And He waited...and waited.

But because the man was looking at bushes, not hearts; bricks and not lives, seas and not souls, he decided that God had done nothing.

Finally he looked to God and asked, Have you lost Your power?

And God looked at him and said, Have you lost your hearing?

How about you...have you lost your hearing? I think I have. I have not been taking the time to quite myself before God and listen for His voice. I have not been opening His word and searching for His answers. I have been sitting in church waiting for Him to show me what He wants for me. I have been looking in the obvious places. But He rarely turns up in the obvious places for me. He sits and waits patiently for me to get over myself and find Him in the places He wants me to be. Sometimes that does happen while sitting in a church service. More often than not, I find Him and hear Him in the quite of my living room...while my family is still asleep...before I let the business of my day get the best of me. I hear Him in the words of a song. I hear Him in the laughter of my kids. I feel Him in the embrace of my husband. I feel Him when in the presence of my girlfriends.

Lord, I'm so sorry I haven't been listening for Your voice. My ears are open.

03 November, 2008

{who lives in a pineapple under the sea?}

I'll give you three quesses as to who loves Spongebob.

1-It's not me.

2-It's not Rich.

3-And it's not Emma.

{oh, my emma}

I took Em w/me the other day to scout out some shoot locations. I can't believe how much she's grown in the last few years. She keeps telling me that she's almost as tall as me. Little does she know that her being able to say that she's taller than her 5'1" mom isn't saying much!

Enjoy these photos of my beautiful girl!


I've sat here for the last 45 minutes pouring my heart out and adding pictures since I haven't posted in forever. Then, all of a sudden, everything's gone! I don't have a clue what happened...it's just all gone! Oh, I'm so annoyed!

Do I have the patience to sit in longer and get y'all updated on the happenings of my life? I'm gonna give it a shot...we'll see how that goes!

Hang in there folks!