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Monday, May 26, 2008

If you reading this... Memorial Day

Tim McGraw wrote this fitting song for today and I just wanted to post it.

Thank you for your sacrifice... Words will never be enough for what you have given for us, but just know that we cared and appreciated it.
For those heroes still serving. Thank you and come home safely to your families and friends...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thinking about God today....

It's Memorial Day Weekend and I even get Monday off of work and that's cool. Unfortunately, I won't have my kids with me at all during all three days. It's their mom's weekend and Monday is their mom's birthday which means I won't get them half day, which is the norm for a holiday.

So it's Saturday and at first I thought, great - I'll be without my little people, which means I'm going solo, and it was a bit upsetting, and a bit lonely. Sure, I can call some friends and visit hang out, but it's kind of weird. When you're in your mid thirties, most of your friends are married and have kids and it's awkward to visit with them by yourself. I kind of feel out of place since my kids aren't with me and their kids are asking, "where are your kids?"

So here I am in my home alone. First I was a bit lonely, but then I thought about
God. He's with me. No really. He is, and he knows how I feel and I felt better about being alone. After all, when God's with you, you can't possibly have better company, can you?

I often think about God and just how wonderful he is, and why on Earth he'd want to hang with me at all. I mean, God's has EVERYTHING at his disposal, he made it all. Why would he be with me? Why would he love me at all, much less want to be near me?

You ever sit and think, holy cow, God knows about what I did, or he saw me doing that or acting that way? I'm ashamed of myself! He knows what I thought in that situation and it wasn't a good thing. But he still loves me?! How?! Sometimes, knowing this, it makes me want to run away from him, knowing I don't deserve to be anywhere near him. I mean, God is perfect and kind, loving and just... He created EVERYTHING including me, and he actually expects that I behave myself and love others like he loves us. Man, I'm so not close to that. But HE still loves me!

No way! There's just no way... I don't deserve him at all.

And yet, he still loves me.

Thank you, Lord...

Friday, May 23, 2008

How long can you hold your breath?

Have a great weekend, everybody, and enjoy the extra day, for those of you who celebrate Memorial day. Throw an extra hot dog on the grill for me!

Try not to eat too much, or you'll be doing like the girl in the commercial...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Great Outdoors

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We went to the Smoky Mountains a few weeks ago and really enjoyed walking around by the streams  and lakes.  Check out the kids "looking for gold!"

They didn't find any but they did find some really cool rocks they were sure they could "sell for millions" on Ebay.  Do I have nerdy children, or what?


Picture 046 Girlie was the bravest, going to the center of the river.  I think she was going after some insect that she saw.

She's so independent that it worries me.  Soon she'll be a teenager and, she's pretty, and, well... You know where I'm going with this, don't you?




Darn, they're growing up too fast!


Monday, May 19, 2008

Spring Break, 2008.

Okay, I didn't tell you a thing about Spring break 2008, because I didn't tell you a thing about ANYTHING for a long time. We had a great time! The kids and I stayed at a great hotel with the warmest indoor pool ever! The water was awesome.

Even girlie, who usually turns blue if the water is anything below 90 degrees, didn't mind staying in the water. I had to wait till 11pm when they closed the pool in order to get them out!

We went to the Black Bear Jamboree for dinner on one of the nights and had an dinner and even a great dinner show. Have you been there? If not, you better go as soon as you get to Pigeon Forge. It's worth it.

Then there was Dollywood, of course. The boys wanted to go on this really cool water roller coaster thing and I got a picture of them looking frightened on the way down.

They're the two in the back:

We also went to Magic Beyond Belief, a great Magic show in Pigeon Forge. This one was also worthwhile.

So, what did you do for Spring Break?

Friday, May 9, 2008

I'm back!!! Oh, Happy Mothers day!

Hi everybody and Happy Mothers day for all you nice moms out there. Walmart has a great sense of humor about Mothers day, don't you think?

Seriously, though. I think moms should be cherished and loved on Mom's day, and every day, for that matter. Moms rock.

Sorry I've been away for so long, but I had to help a friend and now everything is okay. That, and I've been busy doing stuff... (smile)

How are all you doing? I'm going around a bit later and visiting all you but as for me, I'm doing pretty well.

Let me tell you about tonight! I just got back from seeing Liz Callaway in concert!

It was so awesome! Here is the lady who played Grizabella the Cat in "Cats" on Broadway and she's singing "Memories" about 10 feet from me (I got the front row.) It was very amazing and she was so gracious and funny. If you get a chance to see her, don't miss it!

I'll be back tomorrow but I have missed you folks something terrible. Hope everyone is ok!