Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Those aren't naughty initials! That stands for "finished object" in knit/crochet world.

This is Georgia's finally finished afghan. Jude's is in the works.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Country Music Marathon

I'm so proud of Steve! He completed his first marathon (and he says his last!) yesterday with a time of 4:08. Pretty darn good for a 39 year old man.

His cousin, KC, came up from Texas to run it for the 2nd time. Steve's best friend, Mike Gillespie and his wife Amy, also ran. Amy ran the half marathon.

I'm proud of everyone...especially Steve who is walking kinda funny today but says he'll run mid-week! He inspires me. I love you honey!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fun Survey

1. What bill do you hate paying the most?

I am just learning to pay the bills online. How easy is that?!

2. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?

Probably here at home grilling out after the kids were in bed.

4. If you could go back and change one thing what would it be?

I can't live that way

5. Name of your second grade teacher?

Mrs. Stafford. She was great.

6. What do you really want to be doing right now?


7. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A mom

8. How many colleges did you attend?


9. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now?

Still in my ripped Titans sleeping shirt

11. If you could move anywhere and take someone with you where would it be?

To the beach with my family

12. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?

You don't need an alarm when you have kids

13. Last thought before going to sleep last night?

I love snuggling with Alex

14.What do you miss about being a child?

swimming and playing all summer

16. What errand/chore do you despise?

What!? I don't understand this question

17. If you didn't have to work, would you volunteer?

I guess I do at church (volunteer)

18. Get up early or sleep in?

I'm a night owl, but don't get to sleep in much

19. What is your favorite cartoon character?

Wonder pets

20. Favorite thing to do at night with a girl/guy?


21. When did you start feeling old?

When my body started aching a lot

22. Your favorite lunch meat?


23. What do you get every time you go into Wal-Mart?


24. Beach or lake?


25. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?

No! but I wish it was taken more seriously.

26. Do you own property?


27. Favorite Guilty pleasure?


28. Favorite movie you wouldn't want anyone to find out?


30. What's your drink?

Dr Pepper and McDonald's Iced Coffee

31. Cowboys or Indians?


32. Cops or Robbers?


33. Who from high school would you like to run in to?

Any of my youth group friends from Penn Valley

34. What radio station is your car radio tuned to right now?

Ipod all the way!

35. Grey's Anatomy or The Office?

The Office. I heart Dwight

36. Worst relationship mistake you wish you could take back?

Wow, where to start....

37. Indoors or Outdoors?


38. Have you ever crashed your vehicle?

I've been in two car accidents. None caused by me.

39. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?


40. Last book you read?


41. Do you have a teddy bear?

nope, but I do occasionally sleep with the kids' animals.

42. Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth?

I'm not that strange

43. Somewhere in California you've never been and would like to go?


44. Do you go to church?


45. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or a new relationship?


46. How long have you been out of school?

17 years!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jude ran into our fence while riding his bike. I couldn't even tell where he had hurt himself until later that night when it started appearing on his nose. Now it's at the gross scab phase!

Georgia's afghan is basically done. I have 8 more squares to sew on, but I've kind of lost my enthusiasm....too bad I have started Jude's. I have 3 squares done, about 50 more to go! Woo hoo.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Casting Crowns with Georgia

Steve had gotten tickets to the Nashville Casting Crowns concert. I tried every babysitter I could think of and couldn't find anyone to watch the kids. He really wanted me to go. I'm not that familiar with their music, but enjoy what I hear on the radio.

I decided to take Georgia. Now I know I have the most remarkable 4 year old child ever but.....don't take a 4 year old to a show that lasts way past bedtime. She complained a lot, but hung in there between "Mama, I REALLY, REALLY want to go sleep in my bed" and "Can we leave now Mama?". Finally fell asleep after the intermission and I carried her out to the car.

Did I mention we were in Section 1 about 15 rows from the stage? It was cool. Leeland opened for them and they were great also.

Casting Crowns all have real jobs as youth workers/church workers and I'm so impressed with their concert. They really led you to worship the Lord, not just be entertained.

They had an AMAZING artist on tour with them. You have to check out Mark Eckel. And here

You won't regret it!

By the way, Daddy and Jude had boys' night out complete with car races and pizza. Jude loved it!

Be sure to watch both videos!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Our dear friends Cathy, Theo and Josie were visiting with us this past week. The kids had lots of fun playing together and hanging out. We also celebrated Josie's 3rd birthday with all of her Tennessee friends.

I had to get a picture of Cathy holding Bertie the snake for the first time! She was holding him so lovingly it cracked me up.

And lastly, Georgia is SO ready for her blanket to be finished. I have about 30 squares sewed together. It's going really quickly, thank goodness! I'm happy with it and it's so cheery-looking. She modeled it on Alley Cat and he seemed indifferent, as only a cat can.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Horses Horses Horses

Georgia really loves horses. She prays every single day for a white horse, a black horse and baby horses.

Thanks to Grandmother (who is a horse lover and owner herself), Georgia has gotten some really cute toy horses lately.

I'm still working on the granny squares for Georgia's afghan. I'm addicted to it! I have almost 60 squares and I guess I'll make it bigger while I'm at it. I have to learn to sew them together with the "whip stitch"!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Weekend Fun

Grandpa Finn and Grandmother came for a visit on Thursday. They brought all kinds of cool toys for the kids.

We had a horse themed birthday party yesterday for a little friend. The kids had fun stuffing their own animal (like Build a Bear).

The weather is gorgeous today. We went to the park and came home and played with the neighbor boys...all 5 of them!