Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Silly Chappy

I asked Chap these questions, after reading them on Melodee's website. Is he cute or what? Gotta love an 8 year old!

A bird in the hand ...can fly away
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a…one small step
A miss is as good as a...Mr.
A penny saved is...saved by the cents
A rolling the name of a band
An idle mind is...a fake brain
As you shall make your bed, so shall you...clean your room
Better late than...Never
Better to be safe than.. Be killed
Children should be seen and not...heard
Don't bite the hand pitch with
Don't change the
Don't count your chickens...feathers
Don't put off till tomorrow what you...think
Early to bed, early to rise...that you are an early riser?
Happy the bride who...married the groom
I think, therefore I... know
If at first you don't succeed... then you need to practice at it
If you can't stand the heat...turn down the thermostat
If you lie down with dogs, you'll... get up with fleas (he said that one is from Hannah Montana!)
It's always darkest before... sunrise
It's better to light one candle than to... have a lantern
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry’ll be sad
Love all, trust... few
No news is... a bummer
Never underestimate the power of...Jesus
Strike while the...harp is playing
The grass is always greener..than the trees
The pen is mightier than the... pencil
The squeaking wheel gets...a lot of attention
There are none so blind as...a bat
There is nothing new under the...bed
To err is human...territory
Two's company, three'
When the blind lead the blind... the blind go to the people that CAN see
Where there's smoke, there's... fire
You can lead a horse to water, but... you can’t lead a horse to a valley
You can't teach a dog new... tricks
You get out of something only what you...have
You have nothing to fear but...someone to blame

Getting Back to normal

Ok, let's get back to normal:
-Had a few friends over for a "small group" get-together last night for dessert and coffee. That was a good time. The ooey gooey bars were good, and the Hot Chocolote, too! Thanks Susie for that recipe.

-Had quite a few things listed on ebay, they ended, and I have shipped most of it off! Yip!

-Training is going great. I am up to a good 4 miles, and my 5 mile run is Saturday..........getting ready for the Mercedes!

-All 3 of my QTGUYS have been sick, and that's surely no fun. Except for that maybe they NEED me a little more when they are sick, and I like to feel like they still need me!

-The house is clean!

-The laundry is done (for now)

-Gonna try to go crop this weekend atleast on Friday!


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sad, Sad Day

It's a sad day. I learned last night of the terrible news that Rick and Sherri's son had gone to be with Jesus. We (the 4 of us) stopped immediately to pray..pray that it was not true, pray that "cornbread" was safe and ok, pray that if it was true that God's peace and strength be with Rick and Sherri at this time.

I know the pain that Mason dealt with (and still does) when we lost our Elijah, and I can't even begin to imagine the pain that Sherri is dealing with right now.

It feels like I have seen their kids grow up. I rememeber when Rick announced that they were expecting the 5th child, and that it officially made them "white trash". I have loved this family, and laughed at their ventures, and today I cry with their pain.

May God Bless them, and Bubba and Speedy & D, and their families as they all seek God and clarity during this time.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

See ya Real Soon!!!

What great fun we had!!! I have no idea where to begin!

The trip down was great. Just a breeze. Scott and Jason took turns driving, and seemed like we were there in no time!

Note: in the picture, it is still dark outside. We had to be there quite early and we began lining up in our pace groups around 6:30am, fireworks, then Mickey gave us the great GO!!!

It was the most fun run in the world (pun intended!!) We just breezed right through the Animal Kingdom snapping pics along the way, waving at the cast members, lots of "characters" running with us! Too much fun!!

Running by Expedition Everest was great! So pretty, the sun was coming up, the path was clear and we just had fun!

Scott, of course, was waiting for us at the finish, bottles of water in hand..........they presented us with our medals, and we were done! Finished! Success!

So, we hung around for a little while, and then headed back for our villa!

Then--a few days in the parks and what can be better than that? We ate in Canada, got a Turkey Leg in Tomorrowland, kissed in front of the castle, watched Wishes!

Ahhh, life is good!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Runners.........get set............Off We go!

Well, the time is here! I am so excited. It seems like we registered for this so long ago. I thought January would be so far away. Yet, here it is!

So, Jason and Susie are running with us! This will be their first run! What a great one to start it off, huh!

Just us. No kids. No kids meals. No character lines (well, Maybe Mickey!), No glow-in-the-dark-gotta-have-it-way-too-much-money things. Nope. Just us, just adults! How cool.

Yes, I will miss them terribly. I will probably have a few times where I have to re-group. But, I really need this getaway. Great, great fun!

Mason asked us (in a pre-teen sarcastic tone) "so, what are YALL gonna do. Without us?" I said, "Well, I really don't know yet, but I know what we are NOT gonna do! We are NOT gonna ride Dumbo. We are NOT gonna stand in stupid long lines that we don't wanna be in"

We are gonna see Walt's Dream in a different light this trip!


New shoes! Check.

Ipod ready! Check.

Coffee and such! Check.

Outta here!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

How sweet is this?

Well, Chap was so excited with his new "house

shoes" that Santa brought him. As soon as he puts his "soft clothes" on at night, here come the house shoes.

Tonight, when I went in to check on him, I noticed that he had put them right at the foot of the bed. Just like he slipped them off right before he got under the sheets.

Gosh, I hope I never forget these sweet moments! I love to see it. I just stopped........looking at those sweet house shoes. Who knew they would mean so much to him!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

My pics of the day!

So, I am in a Pic of the Day challenge at Scrap Etc. Lucy issued a challenge, and I accepted!

Here are my 2 from the 2 previous days. At some point, I will put up a slide show to the right, and you can view them all there!

One is of Mas at the dr. A little nagging cough, and there ya have it! He told the nurse"my mom is crazy".

The other is of a special moment that Chap and I have every morning. I am glad that we captured it!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

One Little Word ---Welcome 2008

After thinking about it and pondering it, and giving it much thought..............

(spoken like Password):

the word is: BALANCE

Yes, that's my goal for 2008. Notice: I don't like the word resolution, so very hokey! So, goal it is!

Balance: I am striving for establishing better balance in every area of my life.

-balance my relationship with Jesus. My end is always low.

-balance my relationship with Scott. I just can't get enough (most days!)

-balance my relationship with each of my boys. The oldest is needing me in new ways.........that's surely in need of balance. The youngest is still so loving, and so cuddling, and I realize that it ends sooner than I had hoped. I need to balance (my end being heavier on this one-for sure!)

-balance my relationship with this computer. It sucks me in!

-balance my work / or ebay / or whatever brings in the $$..............and do what is needed, but not be consumed by the love of $$. God will provide it. Period.

-balance my play time. In two areas: I want to play with MY stuff. My paper, my ribbon, my albums. I need to make more time for that. It makes me happy. & I want to play with the boys more. I want to play with paint, I want to play on the floor, I want to whip their butts at the new basketball arcade game! I don't want to watch Scott and the boys play, or wash dishes, while they play. From now on, I am playing more, too! That's fun.

-balance my friendships. I don't want to hang out with negative. I only want to nurture the positive. That makes me feel good.

-balance my fitness, and new love for that. I love to run, I love to workout. I want to do it more.....and more regular. The running part, I am pretty good at doing that, but I want to get back to working out. Even if it means going back to the 4:30am deal! Yikes! Did I just say that?

Ok, so there you have it! Thanks, Ali, for the challenge!

Balancing the new year,
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