Living Proof Live in Stockton

>> Saturday, June 27, 2009

Where on earth would I start with this kind of blessing?

I took my camera and was so blown away I forgot to even take it out of my pocket. (That wasn't much of a blessing, unfortunately. I really wanted pictures!) Here are some from the Lifeway site.

Andrea (Precious Daughter 1) and I  waited in line the first evening for 3 1/2 hours and made friends in the process, plus we got great seats--it was totally worth it.  Beth Moore is a fantastic Bible teacher--so humble, so real, and so gracious in bringing us into the presence of God. If anyone reading this hasn't done one of her Bible studies, really, I can't encourage you enough. They are life changing in the best way--I'm about to start the study called "Esther  It's tough being a woman".  I've already heard the introductory lesson and I can hardly wait to start the study part.

Okay, get started on any Bible study of Beth's and report back which one it was and how much you loved it!


Stupid Post Alert!

>> Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Well, that last posting was stupid, in all twenty kinds of ways. Angie doesn't even know I have a blog and wouldn't care if I did. And nobody else who reads this knows Angie. 

So here's an introduction of Angie:

She's been working in Awana at our church for years, signing everyone in, giving them high fives and encouragment for their achievements, etc. and Jason fell in love with her somewhere along the line. When she had her last baby Jason started talking about "mama" and we thought it was an imaginary friend. Eventually we found out he meant Angie, so now she is called "mama" by all of us.  Jason carries around a picture of the two of them we took at Awana and he remains infatuated. So much so, that when she moved away for a year or so he was terribly bitter towards her husband. Sorry JJ, nothing we say gets you out of the doghouse. Angie is gone and that makes you Evil in every manner. 

Anyway, she is a wonderful lady and I'm glad my boy has good taste. We miss you, Angie!



Good luck in the Navy, Angie! We will be praying for you and your sweet family while you are gone.


Saturday Morning Cartoons

>> Saturday, June 13, 2009

Boy, you know, my kids never grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, and it wasn't until I just wrote that title that I realized how much I had enjoyed them myself. I wonder about getting a DVD of different ones from Netflix and starting our own little tradition. Because, you know, they don't watch enough Blue's Clues, VeggieTales, etc. on a daily basis and they need more entertainment. Also sugared cereal because of the nutrition. 

And I think that Girlie Repair Tutorial was supposed to show a nicely finished product. Well, the pink dried to white, and that's as good as it got. At least there is no longer a gaping hole in the wall and that's what we are after, right? Progress, not perfection, etc. (gag...) Still, it's odd that I have had exactly zero requests to repair anyone elses drywall. 

But listen to this! I grabbed a DVD on drywall installation at the library because it looked fun (no comments needed) and the guy showed how to put it up from scratch and also how to repair it. It was so interesting we all sat and enjoyed it and I'm going down today to get some drywall actually do it right. I will definitely be taking pictures and if it comes out as nicely as I plan on it doing, this blog may change to a handyman type blog as I go world famous in the Fixing It department. I am very excited about this. 

I wonder if I should get some sugared cereal and another Fix It video for Saturday morning?


Girlie Repair Tutorial

>> Monday, June 8, 2009

Using a cheese slicer from the kitchen drawer, smoothly apply the spackling to the patch on the wall. I got the stuff that goes on pink and dries white so you can tell when it is dry, but it also gives it that nice girlie touch that goes so well with the cheese slicer. 
It's dry now and I need to sand it, spray on texture and then primer and paint. And find a way to upload pictures without taking three days each time. 
I'm going to professionally (without cheese slicer) repair a huge hole in the upstairs bedroom.  I'm prepared to be impressed with myself.


Garden Produce

>> Sunday, June 7, 2009

I just can't believe how delicious our salad was. I planted the mesclun mix and it was fantastic.
I have a lovely picture of the garden but it's not loading now.  I'll also post pictures of a sweet friend who is leaving to go into the navy for five years.  Anyway, that will  be next, when the uploading isn't being so fussy.


Awana Awards Night

>> Thursday, June 4, 2009

They finished their books with time to spare and I'm so proud of them.  That's a lot of memory work!   Congratulations, Sweeties!



Everyone knows you put down a protective something on the floor. We got a big sheet of plastic from the paint store when we bought the paint. It immediately got paint spilled on it, feet stepped in the wet painted plastic and then tracked all over the place.
Here is the cleaned floor. With lovely paint that--coincidentally--matches the walls. What are the odds? We are either going to have to sand and redo the floor in another varnish or paint it somehow.  It's the project that keeps on giving.  And here is the partly finished room. I love it in spite of all my mistakes and can hardly wait to finish.  We have throw pillows and wall accents ready and we'll do some curtain somethings and the closet doors and baseboards. Look for a completion date somewhere in early 2010...


New Puppy!

>> Wednesday, June 3, 2009

After waiting and praying for a couple of years, Tyler has been blessed with a dog! Some ranching friends of ours have a line of Border Collies that they have bred for four generations and they let him choose one of the litter. He's the smartest dog I've ever seen and we are happy to welcome Diggity to our family. 


These are morning clothes

Out to the trampoline for a pre-breakfast romp!  And it is *warm* outside. And dry, so the boots are just for effect, much like the helmet. 

Life is good for the fashionistas in our family.