Saturday, December 30, 2006

Head in the clouds

so as I was flying home today I was looking out the little airplane window and couldn't help but feel like a CareBear. I mean...all those puffy white clouds as far as the eye could see?! I could just picture myself floating from cloud to cloud and then joining the carebears for a carebear stare! woohoo! I would want to meet Love-a-lot for sure! slide down a rainbow or two! couldn't you just picture it! and no I have not taken any drugs recently...

Friday, December 29, 2006


So I am here in St.Louis with Ira, Ashley, Beck & Evie. We haven't done anything major, other than play around, make faces and occasionally stop to eat but it's been one of the most fun times I've had. I adore my nephew, he has been such a little joy in my life. Now meeting my darling baby girl, Evie...just wonderful. There's nothing like holding a tiny newborn and seeing all the potential and the unconditional love and trust all wrapped up in soft pink blankets. It will be fun to see what her little personality will be, will she be like Beck or completely different? :-) she doesn't really look like him...which I was a little surprised about...but then again I look very little like my sister so I guess I shouldn't be that surprised. Anyhow...I could go on and on but the point of this blog is just to say that it is nice to be with my little darlings and I just feel so peaceful and it's great.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


So I had to renew my drivers license, happy birthday to me. Of course they took another bad pic of me to add to the annals of the DMV...then again, no picture could be as bad as the one I currently I guess I won't complain to loud or long about my new bad one. But seriously, don't you think they could take a couple and let you choose? I mean I'm stuck with it for years! ish.

on another note...I get to fly on my birthday so that's fun!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006


So I saw Rocky today...I luv him. (pause and take in some of the luv)

I laughed, I cried, I was inspired...what more can you ask for?!

I was talking to Beth (we went to see it together) about it and it's rare to find a movie (and maybe real people too I suppose) nowadays where the main characters are consistently good and kind regardless of circumstances, where they fall in love with one person and that's it for them and more than enough, where they don't just expel people from their lives because they've screwed up and keep screwing up (adrian's brother!). I seriously love the Rocky movies...I don't even mind all that boxing! :-) LOL...but is a great movie, especially if you are a Rocky fan!

chant with me now..."Rocky Rocky Rocky Rocky..."

Thursday, December 21, 2006

winter wonderland

well...I have been having a bit of a hard time getting into the christmas spirit...partly because I was out of town after thanksgiving and didn't put my tree up right away like I usually do and partly because it's been so warm out...well, it all changed today with the snow. As the girls and I were driving back from having lunch in the snow we turned the music up and sang along "walking in a winter wonderland" and all of a sudden it felt like now my tree is up and the snow is here. I love christmas!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. today my heart is filled with how thankful I am for all the abundance I have in my life. God has really been teaching me that it's not about what I don't have but about what I do have and what he still has in store for me. Yesterday I was beyond was a day filled with benefit meetings, retirement plans, taxes and receipts...I went to bed thinking about all I didn't understand and about all I didn't have. Today was filled with reminders that it's not in my hands but in God's. And the icing on the cake happened in a way only God can work. I have also been sad since Evie was born knowing there wasn't any way I could get to see her and thinking it would end up the same as it did with Eliana where she was 2 before I had an opportunity to see her...well, I guess God had different plans. I sent out an email to all my friends who I knew would care that I was excited about being an auntie again and jokingly said that if anyone wanted to figure out a way for me to see her for a day and kiss her sweet cheeks to let me know..well I actually had someone respond and say they would love to fly me to see her! dang! so next week I am spending thursday friday and saturday (also my bday) with my new niece and my darling Beck and of course I&A too. I guess the Lord knows what I need and he supplies as he sees fit and I couldn't have planned it better if I'd done it myself! Just one more reminder that my life is filled with an abundance of good and for that I am thankful.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Evangeline Faith

my new niece...born at 1:03. 7'14oz and according to Ira she is beautiful...can't wait to see for myself! dang I wish StarTrek was real...minus the aliens and plus the transporters...beam me to St.Louis Scotty!!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

just for mean fun

for some truley grinch like fun...try the above link...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

the things I do for money

so every day this week I get to sit in a room in front of a huge mirror eating chocolate for an hour with a bunch of other people. I'm not sure if it's a dream come true or sort of creepy. I mean, who is watching us and what are they watching for? and why aren't we allowed to talk? hmm...either way I get paid so I really don't care...and so far the chocolate has been quite yummy.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


That's what the Roto Rooter man said as he took my credit card and arranged for the next person to come tomorrow with a camera to see why he could go no further. Dang. When it rains it poors.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

long live the king of rock'n roll baby

So to end the road trip by seeing the King was great. I mean...he's the king of rock'n roll! Jess and I got all decked out for the tour. Jess found this great floor length blue satin skirt with a white ruffle on the bottom at a thrift shop, add her converse high tops and wild t-shirt and she was ready to go...I merely had an Elvis visor and t-shirt...oh yeah, and a pin that says "hunk a burning love" teehee. It was one of those self guided tours with earphones and a digital recorder...I liked it because you could spend as much time as you wanted and didn't have to follow someone through and go where you were told.
It's strange that we were walking through his house, where he lived and slept and peed and yelled and cried and loved and ate dinner. I doubt anyone will ever walk through somewhere I have lived just to see how I decorated and where it all began...and I am so fine with that. Jessi's eyes got real big when we went through all the trophy rooms...I think she would love to have some rooms like that some day...I think she will.
After visiting with Elvis and catching up on old times (oops, just went to imagination land...where anything I say happens happens...I love it here) we got back into the car and headed home. We did stop in St. Louis long enough to see Ira and Ash again, me to get the car stuck in the snow and Jess to refuel up on coffee. Then it was drive through the night...get lost in Iowa (sound familiar?)...visit a few more gas stations and vwala. home sweet, thank God I'm home, home. I do not like driving through the night, it is a painful experience when you are freaking tall and in a tiny toyota...needless to say I got home, sorted through all of Jessi's and my mixed up stuff, said good bye to Jess who was off to play a gig and then headed for bed at 6pm...I could have slept until noon today but I didn't. Back to work, back to church, back to all my babies and back to life as I love it.


So Much to Love

I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.

Always On My Mind

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Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wing. Only one thing endures and that is character. 
~Horace Greeley