Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Pets??

These are hysterical! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Eventful week

We've had an eventful week around here! Hubby and I spent a long weekend in the beautiful Georgia mountains celebrating our wedding anniversary. (we've been married a looong time) It was wonderful! We still like each other. :-) Turned out to be chilly and sunny, an awesome combination! We hiked and took a scenic train ride...shopped and had hot drinks...rode bikes and ate out...and throughly enjoyed our time. Our cabin was incredible! the view! the fireplace! the hot tub! yes...I want one! And all only 1.5 hours from home, now that's really nice and easy. Having a cabin in the mountains is definitely on my list of things to do.

We finally booked a site for Bek's wedding! Yeaah! We are under the 6 month window and I was getting worried but this place is awesome. (how do you rename these things??) We liked it better than anything we had looked at and we can afford it! I couldn't believe it was still available. Now we can relax and do fun stuff.... like choose florists and

Bekah got a second job...big event since she has been looking since May...yeah. Now she can help pay for this wedding! :)
Jeff is home from tour for a couple of weeks. I think they leave for Europe in Nov. sometime. Got to chat with him by phone for a while yesterday. He's good.
Kate and Jadabear are fine too. Jada lost her balloon and was quite distraught...bad mommy for letting it fly out the window! I had to console her over the phone and hear all about the pumpkin she made for Gigi and Poppy at school. Love my little Jada pumpkin!

All in all, feeling pretty good about the week. Not much time to relax since we got home from the mountains but the weekend's coming and not much is planned, thank goodness. Perhaps I will get to work in my yard or watch a movie....nah....probably more like catch up on laundry and grocery shop. We'll see...
Oh I did get a new fall flag over the weekend and got it hung I was bringing my plants in to keep them from freezing...I can fly it through Thanksgiving anyway. Very fally around here, yummm!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Scent of Remembering

The smell of dirt...
The smell of cedar...
The smell of cigars...
The smell of cocoa...

They say that smell is the sense most directly tied to memory...
Just today I have been taken with these above named scents...For no apparent reason I have been acutely aware of them, ...each an isolated incident...distinctly and clearly defined...Strange that the memory that has come to me with each different scent is of My Lord.

How is that possible? How can cocoa remind me of Him?

But somewhere inside myself I know its true...
I have played in the dirt with Him by my side, experiencing Freedom as only a child can... inhaled deeply the scent of cedar as I cleaned up wood chips from my grandfather's carpentry and felt Security there......I have rested in my earthly daddy's lap with cigar smoke encircling my head and known Complete Contentment....I have made cocoa for my children on cold winter days and felt such Wholeness....

No wonder I thought of My Lord...all these scents speak to me of Comfort, Peace, and Joy....deep feelings inside...
So of course...they lead me back to Him!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Because I'm in Him

Last night in our sisters meeting I heard the Lord speaking something to me which came back to me this morning. He said "Dwelling in Me, you transcend the written word. Dwelling in Me, you dwell in the Living Word." Amazing to think that we as believers actually live inside the Word of God. Way better than just reading a book, eh?
Then I heard this chorus this morning on my way to work and thought it apropos. I might have modified it a teeny bit. :)

Because You're in me,
I will worship You!
Because You save me,
I will praise your name!
Creator of all things,
I will sing Your praise.
Because You chose me
I belong to You.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Lucky Girls

My engaged daughter sent this quote to me....
She obviously feels she has found just such a man. I am happy to say that she is marrying a guy much like her Dad in these respects....all except for the calling back when I hang up on

Find a guy who calls you Beautiful instead of Hot,
who calls you back when you hang up on him,
who will stay awake just to watch you sleep.
Wait for the boy who kisses your forehead,
who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats,
who holds your hand in front of his friends,
who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on.
Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you.
Wait for the one who smiles, turns to his friends and says..

I love my husband!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I'm back. No probs, just busy....:)

Hi All,

We went down to Jax this past weekend to try and make some wedding headway. Its not going very well. Every venue we've looked at is either not right or not available. We've been looking for 3 months and time is running out! Yikes! This is WORK!

We brought our JadaBear home with us. She has grown so much in just the few weeks since we have seen her. She is talking a blue streak...She says "my name is Jada Moore" "I'm 2!" :-)

She loves her Poppy and her doggie, Trooper and her Bekah and her Gigi...everything is hers, personally. :)
Be back soon with photos, I hope...
In the mean time, please give me some tips on stress management during wedding planning! What did ya'll do? (my Southern is showing... hey, I'm tired.... :)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Yes, I have removed such a depressing, non-edifying post....
My wonderful hubby, who has no knowledge of blogging :), has pointed out how it could be misunderstood by many...even hurtful to some...
and I wouldn't want that.....
I was venting, really years of frustration, and the situation has nothing to do with anyone in my immediate circle. Some reading this may realize that I have a wide range of contacts and hear from people literally all around the world.
This doesn't mean that I feel that the issue of ethics shouldn't be addressed in our circles, I do....just not from an anger standpoint. :)