Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Sunday night Sam put up our Christmas lights. We turned them on to check them and Camden was so excited. He ran around and around and said, "I love them...They are so pretty...Mom, I think I'm going to cry....I love this house so much...I hope I can live here forever!!" It was such a genuine, heartfelt statement from him. He is so happy and content here. To him this house represents safety, and love, and....HOME!

Content...a word that has eluded me lately regarding this house. I would love to move however, my new house sits on the corner of 156th and Dodge and looks suspiciously like a church/school. This house is small. It is hard to entertain here due to the set up. It is not as nice as many of our friends' houses. Many times I have avoided having people over because I'm worried what they might think. Our basement (which was finished) is still recovering from the hurnadocane we had in 2008. We are small house people who go to a church where most are big house people.

None of these things should matter!! So many people would be overjoyed to live here. I know that!!! I also know that Sam is a good provider for us and when I feel/think like this I dishonor him and all of his hard work. Some people in this world live in one-room houses that are smaller than our entryway. I know this!!! I also know that God has blessed us beyond measure so.....

As Thanksgiving approaches, you will find me working on my attitude, having been inspired by my son's example of contentedness and the wisdom he unknowingly displayed by understanding that a home is more than the square feet or the value attached to it.

Praying......I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13

Monday, November 23, 2009


I'll admit it...I keep up on celebrity news and gossip. People is a guilty pleasure (anything to get through the work-out). You'll often catch me laughing at their shenanigans or shaking my head in displeasure over their idiocy or political views. But this guy???
Totally remember when he came on the scene in Thelma and Louise.....

Loved him in the Ocean movies.....

But I don't care how rich you are or how much charity work you do....beads in the beard....NEVER a good idea!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009


On the 12th anniversary of my 29th birthday I was hoping to come up with some words of wisdom I could share, not in a condescending way but rather in a helpful, "I've been there done that" way. I mean this getting older business should benefit someone right??

However, instead of the list I had hoped there would be, there is really only one thing I can think of to share. It has proved very helpful to me in numerous situations.

Are you ready??

Always, always, always check to make sure there is toilet paper in the stall before you sit down!!

Hey, don't laugh....that's good advice!!

Here's to spending next year growing in wisdom!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Per this little guy, it's "hug your mom" day.
Who knew?? :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


First let me say I do not watch this show. I've actually heard it is pretty bad. However, this commercial totally describes the kind of day it's been around here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I know, I know....Thanksgiving is the next holiday and I can assure you that I'm not forgetting it or downplaying it. Just really feeling the need to focus on the season of Hope (without the change)!!