Saturday, October 3, 2009

I HEART circles!

I did not realize how many circles I had in my house until I started looking around. I know when I'm out shopping, my eye is just drawn to them...

This is the shower curtain that I have in Luke's bathroom. I bought the fabric at Hancock's and had it custom made and it was an ORDEAL!!!! But I wanted one that went from ceiling to floor and I love it!

This is a metal piece that I bought at TJ Maxx when we were in Memphis.

More circles in the living room...

Eric picked this clock out a couple of years ago when we redid the house. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but now it is perfect!

Pic of Luke...this came from Pier One. I should buy stock in their company...SERIOUSLY!

This also came from Pier One and it's hanging in my bedroom!

This is my bedding...more circles! In the winter, my comforter is the brown with the circles. It's just too heavy unless it is cold out. Love blue and brown combo as well...

This also came from Pier One and I almost didn't put this picture on here...can you see ALL THE DUST on my furniture!?! GROSS!!! Our bedroom furniture is so dark and it literally needs to be dusted 15 minutes after you finish. Oh well...

Do you have any circles in your house!?!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Best Friends Forever!

Last week, Sylvan Hills High School celebrated it's 20 year High School Reunion. I cannot believe it has been TWENTY YEARS since I graduated! That just seems crazy.

The morning of the reunion, I was able to meet two of my former BFF's from junior high...Mary Anne and Haley!
I don't think the three of us have been in the same room together since 1986. We ended up graduating from three different high schools and just drifted apart. Facebook has been wonderful at connecting people (and horrible for my blogging...seem to spend all my time over there!). We met at Mimi's Cafe and had the best breakfast.

We were cracking up at Haley because she had on such tall sandals! She was towering over me and Mary Anne.

Haley is the mom of four, home schools and lives around here.
Mary Anne lives in sunny Florida and is in Advertising like Eric.

We had the best time remembering our friendship, talking about memories we had of each other, thanking the Good Lord that we didn't end up with former boyfriends and laughing the whole time.

So glad to have reconnected with these sweet friends!

Proverbs 17:17 says, "A friend loves at all times...".

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Visiting the nieces

Here are Leslie and Patrick's sweet little babies. These are our new nieces...Geneva Marie and Lexa Joy. Geneva has the dark hair and Lexa's is blonde (Oh my goodness...I didn't even take one picture of Leslie or Patrick. I was too busy taking pics of the babies-sorry!).

We took took turns holding them even when they were sleeping. Geneva's dress said "Miss Independent". They both had on little Fourth of July dresses. So cute.

Lexa seemed to smile more in her sleep. Wonder what they dream about?

Luke was really sweet with the girls. He's used to being the youngest on my side of the family, so I think he was just amazed at how tiny they were.

So sweet!

Proud Uncle Eric-he loves babies so much.

Aren't babies so fun to watch?!? Lexa and Geneva's due date was actually July 14th, so they technically aren't even supposed to be here yet. But I sure am glad they are!!!

It looks like Geneva is signing "Mommy". I taught her how to do that! :)

Lexa looks like a little baby doll!

We had so much fun visiting with Leslie, Patrick, Geneva, Lexa, Whiskey and Corky! We are sad they live so far away...just have to make more road trips.

Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Vacation Bible School

Just a quick note to tell about our church's Vacation Bible School this year. We had the Crocodile Dock theme and it was soooooo good. I was a crew leader, which means I had the same group of kids each night (usually 10-12 of them) and myself and a helper would go from activity to activity with them. They had Bible lesson, snacks & games, crafts and music. The music was amazing this year! All of the props, teachers, leaders, games and activities were so appropriate and everything pointed the kiddos to Jesus.

Luke and I picked up two of his friends this week each night. It was a little tiring going straight from work, picking up Luke, eating dinner, changing clothes, picking up his friends and going to church each night but as the week comes to a close it was SO WORTH IT. One of the little girls in our group got saved Thursday night after the lesson! She was from a divorced home and her grandma had been bringing her each night. She was so sweet and it was neat to experience.

Luke is still at the age where the group activities at VBS are very fun! He really gets into the music, crafts, games-just all of it! He loved having his friends Sadie and Jalen with him each night. He really listens well most of the time and only occasionally gets so hyper that I have to rein him in!

Last night, when we gathered into the sanctuary the whole group (approximately 160 kids and 100 adult volunteers) sang songs. The first two songs were pretty high energy. But the last song called "Faith" was slow and sweet with great lyrics about how we have faith that Jesus is going to do great things! Earlier in the night the kids had gotten these little battery operated flame candles that went along with their Bible lesson. As the song "Faith" was being played along with a slide show of pictures from the week, I looked around the dark sanctuary. I don't know how it got started but almost all of the kids had taken their little flame candles and they were swaying their arms back and forth with the music. Just like at a concert! It was funny and sweet at the very same time. I'm usually not emotional at the times I'm supposed to be (i.e. weddings, first day of school, etc.), but I think I got a little tear as I looked around at all those kids singing about Jesus and shining their lights. It was definitely a moment that I wanted to freeze. I thank God for my church and for giving me a little boy to love and take care of. It is my prayer that someday he grows to know the Lord in a personal way. I believe the Lord has great and mighty things for Luke!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Day of School

Ever since Luke has been in kindergarten, I have had him pose on the first and last day of school. It is so neat to see how he grows so much throughout the year.

Here's Luke hanging with some of his best buddies: Sadie, Isaac and Jeremiah!

Luke had an amazing 2nd grade year. The theme for his school this year was God's Top 10:The Ten Commandments. They had songs for each commandment and I pray that they stick to his memory. Luke is such a rule follower and I pray that knowing what God's rules are will help him as he gets older.

Second grade was very busy for Luke. He learned how to carry and borrow 4-digit numbers and even multiply and divide! He finished a history project in the fall and a science project in the spring. He is writing more creatively as well. Last week he had to complete this writing assignment.

Tell what you want to be when you grow up: Ice cream Truck Driver
Tell why you want this to be your job: 1. Because I get to eat ice cream all day 2. I only have to work in the spring and summer!
What can you do now to prepare for this career: Practice scooping ice cream and drive slow!

Ha! We thought this was great! Now ask me again in 10 years if I want him to be an Ice Cream Truck Driver...

Eric and I are so proud of Luke and thankful that he LOVES school.

Good times...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Favorite Foto Friday

This was us last month at Luke's school when he was the Student of the Week. We were there along with Aunt April, Nena & Papa. He had to show his poster that he made about his interests, we brought snacks and he even brought along his guinea pigs, Bailey & Tulip! Such a neat way to make the kids feel special. We are so thankful for his school!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

8 Things

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1. Luncheon on Saturday with some friends

2. Going to Branson in a few weeks

3. Going to Wild River Country next month (except for getting in my bathing suit...ugh! Ha!)

4. Getting a tan

5. Retiring! :)

6. My high school reunion in July-Class of 1989!!! TWENTY YEARS!!!

7. Watching Luke in a musical this Sunday at church

8. A day on my calendar with nothing to do

8 things I did yesterday:

1. Took Luke to school

2. Read my Bible (Philippians)

3. Met my sister and thrift store shopped at Savers and Goodwill

4. Ate at Red Lobster

5. Read to Luke's class at school

6. Went to the Mall

7. Almost forgot to pick Derek up for church. Had to circle back around and get him! Sucky sister!

8. Went to church

8 things I would like to do:

1. Go back to Disney World (we were there this time last year)

2. Work 2 days a week instead of 4

3. Be able to focus more time and attention on my Sunday School class and the girls that are in there with me

4. Organize my photos!

5. Scrapbook every week

6. Hire someone to clean my house every week (no...make it twice a week!!!)

7. Spend more time with my family

8. Fit into a size 8

8 Shows I watch

1. Biggest Loser (just had finale this Tuesday...what am I going to watch for the next few months)

2. American Idol (just started watching the last few weeks)

3. That's it!!! No more TV. Occasionally I will watch SpongeBob with Luke, but only if he forces me to! Not my fave!!!!






8 things I do to fill my time (that causes me not to be as productive as I need to be...). Leslie...I added this since I don't watch TV. You know I'm doing something that is wasteful! Ha!

1. Read blogs (notice I didn't say post on my's virtually nonexistent! Sucky blogger!)

2. Spend way too much time on Facebook

3. Read the Twilight books (I'm on Number 2 right now...borrowed them from my 16-year-old brother...he probably didn't want everyone knowing that! Ha!)

4. Laundry...laundry...and more laundry! Most of the time it makes it to the dining room table

5. Talk on my cell phone

6. Make many To Do lists

7. Rearrange my piles in the house (i.e. mail, magazines, books, pictures)

8. Text

I'm not going to tag anyone on this, but did you learn anything new about me?