Monday, March 30, 2009

Comic Relief!

I'm so proud of our youth! They rocked the church house today! I don't know if I'm still on a high from the church service this morning or what, but I totally have insomnia! Its almost 2 (fast time) in the morning, and I have to be up in just a couple of hours for work. So I decided I'm just not going to sleep. Mondays suck anyway, so I'll just be a little sleep deprived. Whilest entertaining myself in the wee hours of the morning (there's only so many infomercials I can watch), I came upon these videos. They are stinkin hilarious, so I thought everybody's Monday could use a little funny! Here ya go, enjoy!

Glad I'm not the only one who's technically challenged:

Mean but still hilarious!

These last two are from Tim Hawkins, nuf said!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


P.S. I had a few complaints about my last background and not being able to read the font. Hopefully, this one's better...let me know!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Playin catch up!

Since it's been a while since I posted, I have a plethra of nonsense to spew! It's all quite random, so bear with me.

First of all, have yall seen the new Beyonce video? It's the most sensual, but not raunchy, video I have ever seen. I know Beyonce and Michael Ealy are just actors, but DANG they are hot together!! I told Jason if he would look at me the way Michael looks at Beyonce in this video, I would never have a "headache" again! Click the first image on the right ---> on the guys face and it'll take you to the video. I think it should be in The Love Dare that you should look at your spouse that lovingly everyday! Sometimes Jason and I are so tired by the end of the day, we barely speak must less sit down and gaze deeply into one another's eyes. Maybe after the kids are grown we can have that sort of utopian relationship????

Second, I had a wonderful time on our ladies retreat a couple of weeks ago. I really needed to get away. I roomed with one of my bff's in the world, Tammy Pike, and we had a blast. Michelle Phillips and Brooke Smith kept us laughing the whole time, while Jenny Mann's songs and Lisa McKay's messages brought us to tears (in a good way). Snow tubing was a new experience and sooo much fun (even though I had snow in my underwear, my socks, and my hair looked a mess when we got done). Imogene Green totally rocked the dance moves while Brooke and Jennifer sang karaoke. Here are just a few of my fav pics from the trip.

Tammy and Lisa- just beautiful!

Lori, Brooke, and Michelle- I have no idea what they were doin??

Me, Tammy, and Jenny-snow tubing

I have a bunch more, but I promised some of my friends I wouldn't post them!

Third, I had my first Lap-Band adjustment today. I am down 21 lbs, 1 pants size! Yeah me! The adj. wasn't very bad at all, except for drinking that barium stuff. Yuck! I am still mourning my Diet Mtn. Dews more than food, but other than that I still eat pretty much what I want to (just a lot less). BUT...every time I get an adjustment I will be able to eat less and less. They tell me by the time I get to my last adjustment I won't be able to eat things like soft bread (only toast), popcorn, raisins, and stringy vegetables like broccoli stems, asparagus, and celery (oh darn, heeheehee).

Fourth, I am so excited about youth sunday coming up! We have the greatest youth in the world! I am so proud of them all. I'm trying to find someone to switch nursery duties with me that day so I can watch mine and Jason's sunday school class and the youth. Anybody out there know of anyone who might be willing??? I've called several people with no luck!

Fifth, we have some great things coming up in the church. The True Love Waits program will be starting soon. For those of you not familiar with the program, it is aimed at our young people to promote abstinence and purity in God's eyes. We also have the big Easter egg hunt and festivities at the park. We will have free pony rides for the kids, cupcakes/koolaid, and a huge egg hunt with prize eggs. And last but not least, we will be doing a new church directory soon! So, get geared up and prayed up about all these things as we as a body of christ reach out to our community!

Whew, that was a long post. Sorry! Love you all!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A few pics of my favorite little people!

I always miss photo friday, but I wanted to share these photos of some of my favorite kiddos from church (and a few of my own)!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I wish I could tell you this...

Grief is getting the best of me this week. Taegan and I have both been sick and I really needed some momma lovin this week. Apparently, Jason hasn't gotten to the part in the "The Love Dare" where he is supposed to take care of his sick wife (without wanting something in return). I wrote these to make me feel better, read them if you want, or if not, please just say a little prayer for me to have strength and peace this week.

It's been almost a year since you've been gone. I still think about you every day. I miss you so much sometimes it feels like my heart has been stolen from my body. You left me so quickly, I didn't have a chance to tell you goodbye. But, I know your body was tired and you were ready to go Home.

I am thankful you didn't have to suffer anymore than you did, but I still need you! I know that's selfish but I wanted you to see Cohen and Taegan grow up the way you saw your other grandchildren grow up. You would be so proud of them. Cohen is 5 already and has started t-ball. It makes me so sad you'll never see him play. I look at Taegan's big blue eyes and I see you. She still remembers you painting her fingernails when she stayed with you. She's quite the little princess.

I wish I had asked you more questions and I wish I had listened more when you gave me advice. I made so many mistakes growing up and I'm so sorry I wasn't a better daughter. If I could take back every second of worry that I caused you, I would. I think you would be proud of me this past year though. I have grown up a lot! I am trying to live my life like God wants me to and my faith has kept me sane. I try very hard to be a good person in general and especially a good wife and mother. Losing you made me think very hard about what kind of legacy I would leave and what people would say about me when I am gone. So many people honored you after you were gone. I can only hope that you felt that love while you were still with us.

You were the glue that kept our family together and now that you are gone we are slowly falling apart. Sunday dinners are gone and the holidays were just not the same. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't take you from His Throne if I could, but I just wish I could at least relay a message or eighty to you every now and again. So, until I see you again, I love you and I will keep your memory alive and pass the love you gave to me to my kids.
Your Baby Girl

Why did you go? I'm so angry at you! You left me when I needed you most. I had not even processed the thought of losing mom, and then you were gone. Why did you call ME that day? Why did I have to find you? Did you mean for me to find you that way? Having to do CPR on you still haunts me. I can't get that image of you out of my head. I know you missed mom more than life itself, but could you not stay for me, for Cohen, and for Taegan. I might not have had your DNA, but you were my dad. You got your life right a long time ago and I grew outta my bratty teenage years, we were as close as any father and daughter. Why did my love not out weigh losing momma? I still wait to hear your voice on the other end of the phone. I still expect you to come drivin up in your truck to see the kids, but your not there and your not coming. What do I do with that? Cohen still ask about you all the time. He misses you! We all do! My heart was already broken and losing you too just about drove me over the edge of insanity. But, watching you mourn mom was harder than dealing with my own grief. I don't know how or why, but I know you are with mom now and that's exactly where you always wanted to be. Your side of family sure is making things hard on us girls right now, so if you or God can, can you please send them a signal to layoff! I love you, keep taking good care of mom, and I'll see you one day soon.
Your Daughter Now and Forever