Sunday, March 30, 2008
Well, we came to Ohio 18 months ago at the same time as our friends Ward and Dawn Willis. At that time, we thought we'd be leaving at the same time. It turns out, that God has something different in store for us. This week, we will say farewell to our friends and neighbors. They leave for Georgia on Thursday. My prayer for them is that they will get settled into their new home, church and neighborhood and that God would bless their time in Georgia. He goes before us and prepares the way just as He has done for Ward and Dawn. We have enjoyed having them as neighbors here in Ohio and wanted to send them off with our prayers for their future and a few memories from the past. We'll miss you and hope to see you in Texas soon!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Time for lunch, YUM!
We have had such a fun day today. We went to church this morning and then invited some friends over for Easter lunch. After lunch, the dads went to the park to hide the eggs and we had an Easter Egg Hunt for our kids. After all our Easter festivities were over, I took Hayden and Rachel back up to the park so Hayden could ride his skateboard.Happy Easter!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Rules are:1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I used to watch Hee Haw growing up. When John and I were in Florida, we actually played the 'corn field couple' in a church skit. Hee Haw!
I love Clearance racks! And Thrift shops.
I talk to my sister Candi almost every day. We went 4 days this past week without talking and it felt like something was missing. I love talking to her and hearing about her day. We've always said that if we outlive our husbands, we'll move in together and do everything together.
My all time favorite candy bar is a Symphony bar with toffee and almonds.
I have a fear of public speaking. That being said, many of you have heard me do it several times.
I love to cook, but I hate to bake. Kind of funny since baking is a science and has to be exact. If you know me, you know I like things neat and organized, but when it comes to cooking, I like to play in the kitchen, come up with my own recipes, test things for freezer friendliness... Baking does not work that way. I remember coming up with my own dishes when I was in middle school and high school and testing them on my family.
My favorite thing to do after the kids are in bed is to sit down with my husband, have some popcorn and m&m's and watch HGTV, Food Network or TLC. He is so sweet to spend time with me doing something I enjoy. (I love you John!)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thank you all so much for humoring me. I got comments from people that had never left comments before. Feel free to leave comments on other things. For me, since my blog is only open to friends and family, it lets me stay connected to you. You can kind of feel like you're my neighbor even though you're thousands of miles away. I hope that you enjoy getting a glimpse into our lives. I encourage you all to start your own blog. It is not difficult. You just follow a few simple steps and then the actual posting is like typing an email and attaching photos. You don't have to do anything fancy. You don't have to know Html code. Just think, if you all had a blog, I could feel like your neighbor! It has been a great way for us to keep in touch with our friends and family.
Jenni, I'll drop your goodies in the mail next week. Thanks for being a great friend! Hopefully we'll be closer soon so we can visit your family. No word yet on a job, but I'll let you know when it comes.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Boy Band
John on drums, Keith on bass & Ward on guitar
Celeste and Kate
On Sunday, after we got the huge snow storm, we decided to go sledding again. We went outside at about 1:00pm and stayed out until 4:30. The sun was out, the wind wasn't blowing, it felt great. The kids had a ball playing in the snow in the backyard. Dawn and I decided to build a snowman! I have always heard that you start with a snow ball and roll it to make it bigger. Well, if you are from the Texas panhandle, snow just doesn't work that way there. I remember trying to build a snowman a few times and pretty much had to pack it all into a big ball. The rolling thing never worked for me. Even last year, we tried and the snow was too powdery. Well, I tried it again this year and it worked. The snow was perfect for rolling a giant ball. It was so exciting to see that it came together so quickly. We ended up building 2 snowmen. We did make them each have 2 faces- one to face Dawn's house and one to face our house. We had a great day and I wanted to share some extra photos.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Well, I never knew I'd have so much to say... In honor of my 100th post, I am having a give away. It's kind of like a blog door prize. My sister did the same thing for her 100th post, so I thought it would be fun to give away a few of my favorite things. In order to be entered in the drawing, you have to leave a comment that includes your name and one of your favorite things. The deadline to enter is March 14 10pm Eastern time. I'll put all your names in a hat and let one of my children draw a lucky winner. I'll post the name of the winner on March 15th.
A few of my favorite things...Creative memories (Mini heart maker), Pampered chef (a Season's Best cookbook), Vera Bradley (a Bermuda blue zip ID case), Bath & Body works (Juniper Breeze body cream), Chocolate (Mint Chocolate Truffle kisses)