Saturday, August 30, 2008

Planning the party......

So, Chap's bday is not until December, but he thinks about it all year long. So far, it was going to be:
Indiana Jones party
Jonas Brothers Party
A party in a gym with a live band (Floodgate!)
A party at Burger King (quickly shut down by mom!)
A party here, sleepover with every boy in the 3rd grade (shut down by dad!)
And, he browses the most recent Oriental Trading catalog (no matter how much I throw them in the garbage, how does he still find them??!!) he has decided that he will have a huge party, and invite everyone he knows.

And, he so sweetly says "mom, if I don't invite EVERYONE someone will get their feelings hurt".

So, i sit, and i think to myself, he really does get it!

And, then, he says, "and I think on the invitations, i will just write at the bottom nicely, No Presents....Just money"

**Well, I guess he DOES NOT get it!


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Gretchen tagged me! So, here's the deal:

(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (I've also seen 6...)
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

So, here goes girls:


Ok, kids! Don't try this at home!

First off, let me say, that if you know me at know JUST HOW MUCH I use my pampered chef stoneware! I have 4 pieces that I use, nearly everyday, and then I have a ton of pieces that I use when needed (ex: bundt pan, loaf pan, etc)

So, being the fabulous housewife that I am........I was in a super cleaning mood last week, so I set out to have a good looking kitchen! Yes. That's right!

So, I set my stove to self-clean....but then, about an hour into it, I realized that I had to leave before it would be finished. So, I turned it off, let it cool (because I am too fire-phobic to leave it going!) and left.

Then, came home, and went about the rest of my day. All is well.

So, that night after dinner, Scott left for band practice, and so Mas and I worked on getting the kitchen tip-top. I mean, spot-less. C-L-E-A-N.

Had the lamp on, to greet Scott when he returned. Lovely. Yes, just lovely.

So, as I was heading out of the kitchen, I saw that stove, and remembered......and TADA, I pushed that little button......self-clean. Set for 2 hours.

I thought to myself, when he gets home, he will surely be impressed. And, went about my business.

The problem you ask???? Well.......................I typically "store" my pchef IN the oven, because I use it so frequently.

Yes, that's right kids. The stoneware was in there. Chemically treated. Heated to ridiculous degrees.

So, now what? Well, I called the "test kitchens" at Pampered Chef, and they have been "researching" it, so we will see what they find out!

*please, Lord. We will starve without it!*

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Oh well! It was fun while it lasted...............

Just posted on the site:

Birmingham Show cancelled, August 28th, due to flooding!

Who has the best husband in the world?!?!

I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look who I am going to see Thursday night!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, Susie...........can I take you up on that "you can borrow my camera anytime" offer?!?!!!!!!!!

Geez, Louise! How exciting!

Guess it looks like things are looking up for me! God does love me! I know He does!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Missing him in the mornings!

So, total dork, I know! But..........I love me some Rick and Bubba!

And, I am already missing this guy!

D.........come back soon!!! I will bring you all the Cookies and Cream Mayfield Ice Cream you want ;)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Totally Random Post

Is this the coolest chic evah? The answer: Yes.

**So, Scott was guest-teaching in a class........and everyone was raving about the O's last night, and about how she ran that in 2 hours, etc, etc. Then, they looked at me and said"it's crazy. would you ever consider doing that?" ..............."um, i am gonna do it. In January" she said, "you are crazy. that is solid running for 2 hours" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I said, "no, that is solid running for 5 hours"


So, the cat is out of the bag.

This cool chic is gonna run, too. Now, mind you, she has already done it ONCE. And, to be honest, was the original inspiration for me doing it this time! I am stoked that she is gonna run it too! Now, if we can stick together (that's my plan, g!) that will be the funnest run in the world (pun intended!)


And, this whole bunch is running the 1/2 the day before:





I am a little bit sad..and a little bit, umm, not sure how to be. A good friend of mine from high school died last week, age 32, a wife of only 1 year 2 mos. Now, let's tell the truth. We have not kept in touch or anything like that, and I did not even know that he was sick. I found out Saturday......and his funeral was that day. So, it's not like, I am still involved in his life at all.
But, all that aside, it makes me very sad. He was a great guy. He was everyone's bud. And, I am just sad that he was so young, and it hurts me when sad things happen.
The Lord is rocking my boat.
Yes, that's right. I learned that in church this morning. Now, I did not have to go to church to know that God allows us to have trials, and such.
But, it was brought to my attention (thanks, Holy Spirit!) that God is rocking my boat right now. My camera died. My SUV died. My ankle has been needing some attention (and then requiring some ultra expensive orthotics). Mason's braces (whew, those aren't cheap!). The rental house had to have a new floor in the bathroom. Must I go on.
So.......I have moaned. I have groaned. I have complained. I have grumbled. And, yep.
That was the ENTIRE sermon this morning!, actually, tonight). I am seeing it anew.
Thanks, Lord, for the test. My goal is to pass with flying colors. I know that we will come through it, and I know that YOU will receive glory from it!
So, bring it on Lord! A car......that runs anew! A camera, even better! Mason.......straight teeth! Fresh feeling ankle! A good looking rental property! Yeah, Lord! Thanks! I am looking forward to what you have in store!
Ok! enough for now! See, I told you this was random!
Maybe a little something more interesting later in the week!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Let the training begin!

Well, it is officially 5 months away! And,the training actually began last week......but even more serious this week!
And, maybe even a little work in the gym! Oh dear. This thing is gonna get serious, huh?
Well, I setup a blog with my training plan. If I can look at it, it will help me!
So far so good!
Lord, help me. Give me good knees, and legs, and ankles. Help me to achieve this goal I have set before me. Thank you in advance for the satisfaction in the training. U
Let the fun begin..........................

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Scrapbooking IS therapy!

Well, I made this book (inspired by one I saw at CHA) and might just do a little "Mom's day out" class at Scrap ETC. Of course, that just depends on if we have some daytime moms that wanna come make this little book!

Sorry for the blurred pics, but we all know that I am using Mason's camera (thank goodness for a teenager with a super cool camera) and it just does not do these closeups real well!

Geez........why can't I win the "WOLF-CAMERA-COME-BUY-ANYTHING-YOU-WANT" sweepstakes!!!
Oh well! Peace out! I've had a long day!

Back to school

Well, another First Day of School. Ahh, these are so hard. Although, I have done really well today. Only a few tears, and I am feeling good enough to type about it! That, my friends, is progress.

I prayed hard last night. I prayed for good days, for all, I prayed for nice friends, I prayed for kind teachers, and kind words from other kids, I prayed for wisdom and clarity, and that God would let me let them go! And, that I would be ok with it. And, I kind of am!
And, then.............we were walking down the hall to class, and he said, "Mom, you are going to have a great day!" And he grabbed my hand, as we walked. I mean, that may not mean alot to some, but to me! It means the world! That kid. He is so sweet. He does love me! He does need me! And, I know it.

And, he will have a great day. They both will. Of course, Mason hardly had much to say as he piled out of the go hang out with his friends. Ugh! That kid. Teenagers. I love him just the same.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

No pictures attached.........I am in mourning

Well, for those of you who don't know camera died.

Yes, that is correct. It is a sad day here. Actually, it has been a sad several days.

I picked up my camera to take a pic, and the shutter was making a ticking noise! Gasp! I took it straight to the doctor (wolf camera) and he examined it, disected it, assesed the situation, and looked at me and said, "the shutter is broken". I said "what do you mean" He said (in a very male voice) "the shutter is the main mechanism that allows the camera to take a picture"


So, I said (in my nearly emotional voice) "i know what the shutter does" "how long will it take to send it off and fix it" he said "oh,no, it can't be fixed" WHAT?!WHAT?! he said "Sony bought out Minolta over a year ago, and there are no longer repairs for Minolta" so I said (after I took care of the lump in my throat "so, then what do I do" and he gently handed me my camera back ( I think he could tell) and he said "it's over".


I just took the camera, and walk out, almost in a fog. The boys looked at me, in shock, thinking, what will she do?! They were quite for the rest of the ride. They knew it was serious.

So, needless to say, I have been without a camera for 5 days now.

Woodstock 5k.
Atlanta Braves game.
Steven Curtis Chapman concert
Last day of Scrap ETC at Patton Creek
Last days of Summer for the boys
Chapman's meet the teacher day

****************all of these with NO camera*****************
So, pardon me, if you talk to me and I seem a little disconnected. It's because I literally feel like I have lost a part of my being.

Is that sad, or normal?

Oh my!
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