Sunday, August 30, 2009

Picture of the week(end)

It's a little fuzzy, but yes, that IS DJ Tanner... Candace Cameron Bure. I worked the klove booth at the Extraordinary Women's Conference on Saturday. Cameron spoke about her testimony and she was wonderful!!! Very polite (and tiny!) woman. :) By the way - the only reason she was taller than me was because she was wearing five inch heels. ha!

The end of.....

When I first start rolling this blog through my mind, I immediately had a friends moment. The one where Monica and Chandler are telling Rachel and Joey that they're moving in together. Rachel doesn't cry and Monica says, "It's the end of an ERA!" Rachel doesn't think that the time they've lived together can be classified as an era. Later on in the episode, Joey says, "It's the end of an ERA!" An 'era' is defined as a period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc.; or the period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned. I thought I would describe the end of "my era" that was described in yesterdays blog.

I am a monitor in a chat room on a Christian dating site. I've been on this site for five years, four of which I've been a monitor. I have made a lot of friends there (not just guys), some I know that I will have for life. We have quite the eclectic group when we're all together, yet we know that God put us together for a reason... we just haven't figured out that reason yet. :)

Friday night I was discussing with one of my fellow monitors and close friends about how I just wasn't feeling it... in fact, when I was participating in chat, I was almost bored. I had been praying about it and I made the decision right then there, that this chapter of my life was done. It was time to move on. So, I emailed the guy who runs the site and asked hm how many extra days I had other than what he gives us each month. I'm sure when he reads it tomorrow morning, he's going to be like "huh?".

Thus... the end of my era. I think I can call it an era because this place has been such a huge part of my life. Like I said, I've met some of my best friends there, been to a lot of get-togethers with them, etc., etc. It may not seem like a big thing, but it really is closing a chapter in part of my life.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Six Word Saturday!

Here's how it works: describe your life in six words. Visit Cate at Show My Face to read all about it and get started! :)

Chapter closing, beginning a new journey.

It's not a big thing, don't freak out. :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Last week my little brother went away to college. The school he's attending is only an hour and a half from my parents. When I first went to college, I lived 3 hours from home. Scary!!! Over the weekend I texted him a bit and he said things were good. According to my mom, he isn't liking it and wants to come home. Poor guy! Now, my first thought is I don't want him to be like me. I lasted one semester at college before I moved home. I was soooo miserable (so I thought).

I regret not giving it more of a fair chance - I think my college experience there could have gotten better. I waited six months before I attempted college again... and I don't regret going to this school, because i never would have met some of my best friends otherwise.

So, my mom asked me to talk to him... what good can I be?? Any advice from parents who have been through this??

And to the follower I lost this week -- please come back!!! I'm sorry I'm boring! lol

Monday, August 17, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday


Click here to Join Titus 2 Tuesdays!!! I had this one alllll ready on Monday night and then never finished. Boo. :)

What have you learned from a woman this week (or ever)?

This week I'm sharing about my friend Jaclyn. I picked Jaclyn because on Friday, she and her husband, Kirk are coming to KC.

Jaclyn is a lot like me... short, sassy, and HILARIOUS... wait, I'm hilarious, right? :)

Jaclyn is one of my "internet buddies" that I met 5 years ago. I immediately loved her. She had just separated from her husband and was in need of some Christian fellowship. She came to the chat room I frequent... people immediately started ragging on her because she wasn't divorced yet. The chat room is for singles only and people got in an uproar over her being there. I stuck up for her because I thought what she needed was friends...

Our friendship quickly grew into phone calls and random cards in the mail. A couple of years later, she and her husband decided to try again... just 'dating' for quite some time. It took three years of "knowing" one another before we met.

I was actually going to San Antonio and had a layover in Dallas. She and her sister-in-law picked me up at the airport and we went to dinner... and laughed the entire time. {I don't have these pictures on my computer, but I so wish I did...} They took me back to the airport and I continued my journey. On the way HOME, I had a twelve hour layover in Dallas (that was planned) and stayed with her for the twelve hours... and also met the boyfriend.

Since that trip I've gone back to Dallas every year to visit. Kirk and Jaclyn got married (again) two and a half years ago. Here are the three of us last year after church:

One of my most favorite couples ever

Jaclyn has a heart of gold and would do anything for everyone. She always says I understand her... she gets me too, so I think we've both learned a little something. :) Her husband? He's absolutely amazing. A true gentlemen (yes, ma'am; no, ma'am) and funny as all get out. I can't wait for them to get here!! AAAHH!!!

Not me!

Not Me! Monday was created by MckMama. Check her blog to get started!

What have I NOT done this week? Well, I did NOT finally finish reading Exodus and begin Leviticus. I did NOT get rejuvenated at church yesterday and it was NOT awesome!

I was NOT so ecstatic that Chima got asked to leave Big Brother. Who was she kidding?!? I was also NOT glad of the move Jeff made -- very smart!

I am NOT excited about the new vibe in my office - our team is gonna rock!! :)

I'm NOT getting ready for company to arrive on Friday - very excited about that!

What have you NOT done this week?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I must say....

My Sunday was pretty fabulous.

I woke up listening to thunderstorms... spend some time with God, talking and reading His Word. Went to church and spent some time with kids... then went to the other church and listened to an awesome sermon that spoke to my heart .... made me cry through the last half of service. :)

It's all good!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Picture of the Week

It's been awhile, but here's my picture of the week. :) Hope everyone had a great weekend!!! This is me and my brother Kyle when I was in Nebraska last weekend. I couldn't get him to smile... :)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Here's how it works: describe your life in six words. Visit Cate at Show My Face to read all about it and get started! :)

Sleeping in is the best EVER!

Still recovering from Bible School and a short trip to Nebraska. Did I sleep in today? You betcha! :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

In one month.......

I will packing to go here........

Boston Pictures, Images and Photos

and wearing a shirt that says:

Real Women DONT Date Yankee Fans Pictures, Images and Photos

and I couldn't be more excited!! :)

Not Me Monday!

Not Me! Monday was created by MckMama. Check her blog to get started!

In the last week I did NOT go to bed after midnight... every night. I did NOT have fun with my 26 kids during VBS. It was NOT crazy night after night and I did NOT enjoy it!! :)

I did NOT spend the weekend in Nebraska. It was NOT my mom's 50th birthday and she was NOT loving all the pictures we were taking! I did also NOT spend the week catching up on Big Brother... and OMG to that show!

I did NOT watch "More to Love" tonight and was NOT annoyed at all the women crying... are we for real??

What have you NOT done this week?