Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Girl's Senior Year













It is so hard to believe Mikayla is a senior in high school, yet it seems she has been ready for this moment for a long time. She is not a typical teen at all. She prefers academics, hard work, and Bible study over parties and hanging out. Last September, she started her campaign to stop human trafficking. She organized a walk-a-thon, spoke on a local radio station, and began a blog to raise awareness. I am so proud of her!

Speaking on 89.7 Power FM in Dallas





Texas Wildfires







My husband and son are in Bastrop, TX this week helping wildfire victims sort through the rubble that was once their home. So far, 1554 homes have been destroyed and 34,000 acres. The fire is 70% contained at this point. Please pray for Texas. We need rain and a lot of it!





Thursday, May 13, 2010



My favorite photo (so far) taken with my new camera I got for Mother's Day! Jeff and Hatley got me the Nikon D3000 SLR camera. Mikayla got me something I LOVE...a special edition package for Tenth Avenue North's new cd!! It came with an autographed cd, a t-shirt, a journal/songbook, and a few free downloads. They have been my favorite band for a few years so I was THRILLED to get their new cd a day before it was released! Thanks family!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Help for Haiti

Just in case anyone reads my blog....
Please check out www.thirstnomore.org and consider giving to their efforts in Haiti. This organization is amazing, REAL, and doing life-changing work all over the world. Craig Miller is a man on a mission. He can be ready to respond to a natural disaster long before most organizations get a plan together. He is in Haiti (left the morning after hearing about the earthquake) and will be sending supplies and teams for as long as needed.
If you don't know where to give...check out Thirst No More. They are on the ground and helping in real, tangible ways.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Few Recipe Site I Love

I have discovered several new recipe site lately that I really enjoy.
www.therepressedpastrychef.blogspot.com
www.fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com
www.recipeshoebox.blogspot.com

Why I Don't Have an Ipod

I am so excited about the $7.99 cd sale at Mardel this Saturday! As I was thinking about what cd's I'd like to purchase, it occured to me that I am one of the few STILL buying cd's. Most of my friends buy songs on itunes instead of puchasing the whole cd. I know I may seem a little "behind the times" not owning and Ipod and all, but let me tell you something...I was the first one in my house to own one! Yep, many years ago (okay, a few years ago), Jeff bought me an Ipod for Christmas. I never opened it. Six months later, it became Mikayla's Ipod on her 12th birthday. Now Jeff is on his 4th Ipod, Hatley has had 2, and Mikayla is on her 3rd. They keep getting the "lastest and greatest" one when it comes out. I, however, still don't have one. Sure I could get one too, but WHY? In order to actually use the Ipod I would need to be alone or at least doing something uninterrupted. AS IN NO ONE TALKING TO ME. yeah. Not gonna happen for at least 5 more years. Enough said. Oh, Ipod, I long for the day it's just you and me. I feel it would be like cheating on you if I got you now and had to divide my attention. Ya know, pause you each time my children need help or have a question. Some day, my love. Some day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I am so excited about this weekend! First, I get to take my time getting ready this morning because I don't have to be at CERC to work until 10am. I LOVE getting up early, drinking coffee, starting some laundry, reading blogs, relaxing with time to spare. To top off a perfect morning routine, Jeff is off today. He is rarely off on Saturday, so it's a real treat to have him home. Of course he's off running, then he'll pull weeds in the yard while I do my own thing, but I love just knowing he's here. It makes me happy. Did I mention I get to work (like make money, people!) BY MYSELF for FOUR HOURS??? I am extremely thrilled about it! I haven't been alone much for 5 months due to a family situation that I can't discuss on here. If you know me well enough to even know about my blog, you probably already know what I'm talking about. We are still healing...all of us. Back to my lovely weekend...
After working BY MYSELF today, we are heading to Southlake to shop at Williams Sonoma (thank you Darcy!!) so I can use my gift card, eat at Anamia's, and then go to my favorite church, Gateway! There are times that I long to go to this church. It's just so amazing. I can't even describe how much I feel at home while there. My heart aches to go back. Jeff and I wish we lived close enough to attend every week and really get involved, but we don't. sigh.
Tomorrow morning we are attending a church in Plano to hear an author of a book Jeff is reading speak. I am anticipating a great service there as well. Does it get any better?? Time alone, Jeff off work to hang out with the kids, shopping, mexican food, and lots of JESUS! Woo hoo! I am pumped about this weekend!!