Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Ya'll Bloggy Giveaway

Hey girls I am taking part in the Fall Y'all bloggy giveaway. I am giving away Franklin Graham's autobiography Rebel with a Cause . In Franklin Graham's autobiography, you'll hear what it was like being Billy Graham's son, why he rebelled, and what turned him into a committed evangelist and Samaritan for the suffering people of the world.

IF you want to join in the fun go over to Shannon's for more great prizes. I will leave my giveaway open thru November 4 and will announce the winner on Monday the 5th. Just leave a comment to be entered.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Christmas Ornament Exchange

Kathleen over at The Open Window is hosting an ornament exchange. It sounds like fun ! If you are interested just go here to get all the details. Hurry it ends November 16 !

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another great giveaway

Kim over at Life In A Shoe is hosting an awesome giveaway. You can go to Vision Forum and put together a list of $150 in products and put that list on your blog. Then link back to Kim's blog. Go here for all the details. Oh I almost forgot, here is my list :
The Anti-Historical Revisionism Homeschool Kit
Virtuous Daughters Kit
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
The Wise Woman's Guide to Blessing Her Husband's Vision
Raising Maidens of Virtue
Good Luck Girls !

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Update on the Hallooween Costume

Ok ladies (and any lurking gentlemen) here is an update on my hallooween costume. If you read my meme and the comments you know that I have been talking with Jennifer about dressing up like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth for hallooween. Well my husband will not agree to be Dog or Beth. Another guy at church asked me if it was ok if he dressed up like the Dog. I said sure. He had already found a costume online but had not ordered it yet. So I decided to be Beth instead of Dog. I set about today getting my costume together.
We had a church yard sale for VBS today and as we were packing up the leftovers I ran across a bag of Bras. So I looked inside and found a 48DDD, that's right a 48DDD! My head would fit in one side of it, now granted I have a small head but not that small ! So my question is do you think that is big enough ? After all Beth is one blessed woman ! LOL
The rest of my costume (right now) consists of a sleeveless top, a pair of turquoise leggings, pink flowered heels and a blonde wig. I still need fake eyelashes and I am thinking of making a different shirt. I don't like to spend a lot of money on costumes so I am open to any creative suggestions that you might have. I will do my best to post pictures post hallooween !
I almost forgot to tell you I will be sporting this outfit at our church trunk or treat that we host every year. Last year we had about 300 kids come through. It is an awesome outreach to the community. We may however have to offer counseling for any emotional damage that my costume does ! LOL I just hope I don't scar someone for life !

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I finally Won something !!!!!

First I want to say thank you to Gina and her son Caleb for picking me to win ! I won a giftcard to Starbucks (woo-hoo) and an Elisabeth Elliot book of my choice. I picked "Shadow of the Almighty". I will add this to my Fall into Reading challenge.
Ok now here is the funny part that some of you will understand and others of you will not. I am sorry I cannot go into detail about it for those of you who do not understand. Just trust me on this one and know that God has an incredible sense of humor. Ok here goes....Patty you are going to love this. The name of the blog I won this from is called Chats with an Old Lady . Now I love the blog and mean no harm or insult to Gina. And she is definitely not an "old lady". Her blog is full of wisdom and is based on Titus 2: 3-5. To give some semblance of explanation while protecting the guilty let's just say there have been some wonderful Titus 2 women in my life and there have been some that wouldn't know Titus 2 if it......well let's not go there. Anyway thanks again to Gina ! Have a blessed blogging day !

Friday, October 12, 2007

Word for Today

Psalm 30: 1-2, "I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me." (NIV)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Meme about me

1. Four jobs I have had in my life: I worked in a furniture factory making dining room chairs; I worked in a Beauty salon doing hair and nails; I worked in a Beauty Supply as an office manager; I worked in a Home Health Agency entering Dr's orders in the computer.

2. Four movies I can watch over and over: The Sound of Music ( If you could hear me I am singing "The Hills are alive with the sound of muuuuuuuusic ah ah ah ah); You've Got Mail; Facing the Giants and Ms. Congeniality

3. Four shows I watch on TV: Dr. Phil; Reba (reruns); Survivor; Dog: The Bounty Hunter(singing: He's the Dog, the big bad dawg, the bounty hunter !)

4. Four places I have vacationed: Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Myrtle Beach; Bahamas; Singer Island, FL

5.Four of my favorite dishes: Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and biscuits; Roast Beef with potatoes and carrots; Dried Beef Gravy; Kraut and Wienies

6.Four places I would rather be: Heaven; Destin, FL; In the audience at the Dr. Phil show; locked in a Godiva Chocolate store with all the chocolate I could eat !

7.Four bloggers I am tagging: George; Tabitha; Holli and Brooke

Monday, October 8, 2007

I Love Coupons !!

Everybody loves coupons right ? Well I am reminded of a story of last Christmas. As some of you know my BFF Patty and I and a couple of others loooooove to go out on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to shop. Last year we were out very early and I mean early. Well there was a certain Little People toy that my youngest daughter wanted and 1 store had it advertised. When we got to that store it was gone ! Oh NO! What was I going to do ! Well I ended up after much fretting going on the Fisher Price website and they had it at the same price !! Even better I got free shipping using a coupon code and then I got $10 off using another coupon code !! Woo-Hoo ! I got her what she wanted and more !
Now the reason I was reminded of this is that Everybody Loves Coupons is having a contest. Go here to get all the details and enter to win a Wii !

Sunday, October 7, 2007

That was a Great Story !

Tonight at church we observed the LORD's Supper. There is a little boy named Micah the ended up sitting with me. Let's just say Micah is a little rambunctious. He has recently moved me up on his list of favorite people. Anyway he is just 2 so he could not partake of the elements. I explained to him that he could when he was a bigger boy and he would understand about it then. He was a little frustrated at first but he was ok with it. Anyway after we observed the LORD's Supper we had a video presentation of scenes from The Passion of the Christ movie. I told Micah that there might be some pictures that would scare him and if he got scared he could hide his eyes. I attempted to shield his eyes a time or two but he was having none of that ! He sat real close to me and held my hand . I had my other arm wrapped around him in case he did want to hide his eyes. He watched intensely. He did not make a sound except to whisper occasionally "I'm not afraid". The slide show lasted about 5 minutes and as soon as it was over there was dead silence....that is except for Micah's little voice and he said "That was a great story !" How profound the words of a 2 year old can be. Praise you Jesus for the suffering you endured for us !

Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's Half time and we are winning !!! Update: We Won ! 35-14

09-03-2005 - TN Trip - Big T vs UAB
It's a great Vol day ! We are winning 28-0 !! I am in shock ! I almost feel sorry for the Georgia fans because I know how they feel !

We have seen a lot of the checkerboard endzone today !! Rocky Top you'll always be Home Sweet Home to Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Good Ole Rocky Top ! Rocky Top Tennesseeeeeeee!

Neyland Stadium

Look at this beautiful sight !!! I love it !

Friday, October 5, 2007


My man is on his way home even as I type from a mission trip to Pass Christian, Mississippi. Woo-Hoo !!! My girls and I have worked our backsides off this week to clean and I mean really clean the house ! He loves a clean house and lets just say I lack in the desire to clean ! So with all the stress that has been in his life lately I decided and God motivated me to get this done this week. My girls have been great and they have worked so hard ! I am so proud of them.
Well he should be calling soon to say he is getting close, I better go dab some Pine Sol behind my ears !!! LOL Oh and Patty I already lit the "Clean Linen" candle !



Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

This is all I have to say at this moment

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11



**Update** about half an hour ago my girls and I were cleaning yes I said cleaning downstairs. We are getting rid of some clutter, which I might add will thrill my husband when he returns home from the mission trip he is on. Anyway back to my original thought..... I was throwing away some papers and right in the middle of them was a random index card. It had my husbands handwriting on it and here is what it said...Do Not Say, "I will repay evil;" Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. Proverbs 20:22
My response "Oh snap !" I heard the voice of the LORD and my Husband loud and clear and I will now shut up and some of you know about what !!! Now I will sit and wait for the LORD and He will save me! In the Mighty Name of JESUS!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Kids Choral Connection

Here are some pictures from our road trip. 1st we got our name "up in lights". Well everybody did for that matter !

Here are Lydia and Hannah showing off the bags they got to carry their song notebooks.

Here are Lydia and Hannah on Saturday with their Kid's Choral Connection T Shirts.
Lydia and Hannah got speaking parts ! They were so excited ! They made a CD and the girls wil be on the CD !
This is Mrs. Dora Ann. She was one of the music directors that worked with the kids. She did a great job.

This is Mr. Terry. This is a funny picture ! What he is showing the kids is how to make their words come out north and south and not east and west. He did a great job as well.
There were 411 total in attendance. The number of kids was probably about 350. The next 4 pictures are parts of the whole group.

This is Jingles the Clown. He was sooooo funny ! The kids really enjoyed him