Monday, May 28, 2007
what a day
who doesn't need more friends...people enrich our lives if we let them and hopefully I can find ways to add value to the lives of some of the people I met today.
oh yeah and there is this great salsa I ate today that I think I must have the recipe for...yum.
kind of ironic that a day all about remembering and grieving for lost soldiers is also filled with so much life. I am so thankful for the freedoms I enjoy every day and especially today I was so thankful.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
There are a lot of great lines in this movie..my personal favorite though is when Rhett says to Scarlett "No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." and then doesn't kiss her. oh my.
What a great flick. And what fun to see it with Amy.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I started off the morning at the New Babies Tea, eating a fancy breakfast and sitting around chatting with some nice women while holding and feeding tiny precious 3 week old Amelia.
When I got home I did all my phone calling for nursery and amazing amazing people actually called me back and I found enough volunteers pretty fast.
I then decided to go shoe shopping at Target and of course that went well...and as I was driving there I saw this 200 lb lady riding a bike, rocking back and forth and slowly moving ahead...I just smiled and thought "good for her!" and then a couple minutes later I saw this really really old lady walking down the street, dressed up very nicely and looking very cute...except her skirt was tucked in her panties I think...lol...if I had been walking near her I would have stopped and told her but it was a quick pass in my jeep so I couldn't..probably would have scared her if I'd flipped a Uey and told her what was up...lol...
My neighbors were selling tomatoe plants and flowers out of their garage today so there was a steady stream of people around my house, lots of people to smile at and wave to. I saw four darling children climbing a fence...they looked like they were on an adventure. A couple houses down had a tent set up in their parking area with beautiful tables set and flowers and candles...not sure what was going on but it sure looked nice.
then I got a call from Ira and his interview went great and there is a strong possibility him and Ash could be moving back...I know it still might not happen but for today on this day that has only held good things I choose to believe they are coming home soon :-)~
you know, I did have one bad moment. trying to program my universal remote...yeah...I need a boyfriend or a brother or a dad or a really bored man who is into electronics to figure it out I think...gosh.
then I organized my closets and put away winter and pulled out summer and eliminated things I haven't worn in ages...then cooked myself a great dinner and now I'm blogging and watching StarGate and soon I will be heading to sleep.
I hope tomorrow is half as good as today was.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Then today as I was leaving for work I decided to drive around my block to look at my house from all angles in case something really had happened to my house...as I drive around the front of my house I see a man wearing a jacket that says "ARSON" in huge yellow letters on the back. He was walking up to my house so I drove around the block, reparked in my alley and walked around the front to see if he wanted to talk to me or something...he was gone but he had left a letter that said there was an explosion next to one of the garages behind my house and to call if I had any information about who might have done it.
what in the world?! I guess the sky wasn't falling...but I was close...
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Here's the devotional I read...
Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah. - Judges 11:29a
We've all heard stories of individuals who have overcome extreme hardship during their childhood years. Children of alcoholics, orphans who never have parents, loss of parents to a fatal crash, childhood disease - these are all difficult circumstances to overcome.
Jephthah was a man who overcame his obstacles and refused to allow his circumstances to prevent him from becoming great in God's sight. He was born to Gilead , a result of his father's adulterous encounter with a prostitute. Gilead 's wife, who had bore more sons, decided to reject Jephthah, and drove him away from their home saying, "You are not going to get any inheritance in our family because you are the son of another woman." Imagine the rejection this young man felt as he was cast away from his own family.
This experience taught Jephthah to become a hardened warrior. Today he probably would have been part of a street gang. As he got older, his reputation as a warrior became known to those in his country, so much so that when the Ammonites made war on Israel , the elders of Gilead went to Jephthah and asked him to be their commander. Jephthah had to fight off those feelings of rejection from previous years.
"Didn't you hate me and drive me from my father's house?" he responded. He overcame his hurt and pain, and responded to the call God had on his life.
It is said that if we were to help the butterfly remove itself from the cocoon, the butterfly would not be strong enough to survive. It is the struggle that prepares the butterfly to become strong enough to fly. Without the struggle in the cocoon, it could not survive as a butterfly.
The Lord prepares each of us in similar ways. Some of our childhoods seem to have been harsh and born from a seemingly unloving God. However, the Lord knows our struggle and will make our life an instrument in His hand if we will follow Him with an upright heart. He does make all things beautiful in His time if we are willing to be patient.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
There were a couple funny moments worth remembering...like my mom dancing all night and somehow ending up wearing a crazy hat (lol). Ashley being danced with by one of Jessi's friends whose job it was to get people on the dance floor. her face was priceless. (lol) Ira standing there wanting to dance-especially between sets when Shania started singing "Man I feel like a Woman" (lol). Ashley finally convincing him to dance with her...it was that or dance with that one seriously funny but very drunk lady whose name I have now forgotten who was persistently after him to dance. (lol) When I had jessi sign my stomach because she's always signing people in the funniest places and telling me about it later or showing me pics that are quite funny. (lol) When Jessi's friend Mark realized "that tall girl over there" was her sister. (lol) when I was video taping the band and this lady next to me yells out about the drummer "that's my boy" and I yelled back "that's my sister" and we high-fived. (lol)
gosh there were a ton more moments but I just know Ira is already annoyed by all my (lol)ing lol lol lol !!!!
Jessi looked radiant and it was fun to see her excelling in the gifts God has given her. Can't wait to get the CD and DVD !!!!
oh yeah, and the next night Jess won 2!!! Madison Area Music Awards...she's on a roll!!!!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
and now I have to go thump on my moms head (don't ask..it has something to do with the yeasty beasties...I merely do as I am asked) before I go to sleep...
tomorrow I get to see Ira and Ashley and the kiddo's. and jessi's show will be great. I'm sure I'll have stories to tell later...heck, I have stories from today but I'm to tired to formulate thoughts so I'll save them for later...
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
ps. if I ever die (pretty much guaranteed) I have my funeral planned, just look in my recipe box under "F" for funeral. that way someone else doesn't have to and people know what I'd want. you're welcome.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
figured since I blogged about going to the doc I should update the results...as paul harvey would say...that's the rest of the story!
Friday, May 04, 2007
the best part was that it was unexpected fun...which is the most fun if you ask me :)
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
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 jessilynn.com. 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.