Saturday, September 27, 2008

Movie Review

I loved Fireproof! Get over Kirk Cameron having been on Growing Pains. He is truly believable in this movie. It was very well done, simply shot, and the story will hit home to anyone. If you believe in marriage and the sanctity of it, go see this movie with your spouse. God is all over it and in it. I can pretty much guarantee that God will move on your heart if you let Him. I wish I had a bunch of money to buy tickets and give them away. In a day and age when marriage is seen as something easily left behind and hollywood ideals dominate hearts and minds, this movie takes a different stand.
I hope that you make the time to see it. I believe that you will be blessed. Warning-you might need a box of tissues. 

Monday, September 22, 2008


I am excited about this movie! I mean, Kirk Cameron might be cheesy sometimes, but the message shines through. I hear that this movie tackles some tough issues and really puts the focus on God and a God centered marriage. Let's support this in the media.

Dave and I are going to see it Saturday morning at AMC Barrett Commons 24. It is cheap date time as tickets are $6 before noon. Wanna come join us? We would love to see you there! 

Monday, September 15, 2008

One Month From Today...

It will be my birthday. I am really excited about it this year. I wanted to have a big party at first. We didn't do much, well anything with friends for my 30th. But after thinking about it, I want to have a few small birthday gatherings so that I can spend quality time with my friends. Cheesy, maybe. And hopefully cheese will be involved at least once! So I am starting to plan. Time flies by you know. Dave and I have almost been married for 3 years. That anniversary is coming up too. 
For now, I am going to sip my tea and relax for a moment. 

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I think that I have finally recovered from three weeks of a miserable cold and and a bout with pink eye. And what did I do? I cooked all day! One of our good friends had a baby last Thursday and I thought that I would make them a meal plus some extra for us. I suppose I only cooked for about 5 hours, but I am wiped out. I think it was worth it though.
Part of my problem is that I have a ritual. On Sundays I try to pack most of our lunches for the week. It takes a huge load off of me and allows me to relax after work. The only drawback is that I push myself to do this even if I am tired. And that was today. Oh well. We have lunches packed. And I have dinner for 2 or 3 nights in the fridge. 
Does any one else cook like this, in cooking sprees from scratch? Just wondering.
Get ready week-Here we come!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friendly Flower Faces

I took these photos at my sister-in law's house when we went up to NC for Olivia's birthday. She grew these flowers from seed in her yard. They make me smile.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Secret Sewing Project Revealed!

This is Bebe. She is the doll that I made for our niece for her first birthday. I think that she turned out quite nicely, although a little smaller than I had hoped. She is just a bit shorter than a Barbie. I used a pattern for the body. I made the pattern for the dress and had to tweak it along the way.

I followed directions for the face and hair. I am so thrilled with how her hair turned out. I hadn't been sure how to make the hair, but found some directions on a web site. It was really easy and went pretty fast once I got the hang of the stitch.

I hope that she brings joy to Olivia for many years! Maybe I will make her some friends in the future!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Oh a holiday. How did I spend mine? In a car on the way home from a family reunion in Jackson, TN. We had a great time. I only wish that I hadn't come down with a nasty cold right before the weekend. I coughed, hacked and sniffled all weekend. I saw family that I hadn't seen in 18 years and family that I had never met. Dave picked up a brick from my grandmother's old house, a treasure for sure. I rode through cow fields with my Dad's cousin and ate apple pie with my great aunt in her 185 year old house. Dave stumbled across and bought a sweet old amp that needs a lot of love for very little moola, perhaps a little gift from the Big Guy. West Tennessee is beautiful. I just wish that it wasn't so darn hot! We'll go back before another 18 years go by I am sure of it. Pictures are in abundance, I just have to get them off of the camera and on here. 

For now, I am off to bed. Gotta give this ailing body some rest before I have to go back and see those ragamuffins that gave me this cold in the first place. Gotta love school. 

How did you spend the holiday?
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