Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Me: Thomas, are you helping with the Christmas Country Store at church tomorrow?

Thomas: I doubt it. But I probably should go since I'm a politician.

Me: You should just go for the children, not politics. I believe the children are the future. Lead them well and let them find the way. Show them all the beauty they posess inside. Give them a sense of pride...

Thomas: Oh, yeah, quote scripture and make me feel really bad. Thanks, Carol.

Me: Uh, that's Whitney Houston, not scripture Thomas!


This next conversation was happening while stuck on a patch of ice trying to pull out of the Walmart parking lot...

Andrew: Mom...we're gonna die. Just park the car and leave it here. We're gonna wreck and die!

Me: I need you both to be quiet. We'll be fine. I just can't get up this little incline.

(Meanwhile, all sorts of cars are slipping and sliding all around us. At this moment my dash shows the following messages: service stability control system, service ABS, service traction control. I'm also starting to wonder if Helen should get out and give us a push, although I'm fearful of rolling back over her, too. Then I start thinking about rewriting the song Grandma got run over by a reindeer to fit this situation...)

Me: Lord, just help us get up this little incline and get us safely home.

Isaac: Andrew, just play your game and you won't even see what's happening to us!


The last one happened last week, when Isaac went to a Christmas dinner with his Mamaw and Papaw.

Isaac: I sat on Santa's lap with Zoey

Me: You did? Wow (this is a first!)

Isaac is all grins. :)

Me: Did you tell him what you wanted for Christmas?

Isaac: No. (big grin) I couldn't because all I could think about was wanting to kiss Zoey!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The End of an Era

On Saturday the RCA Dome was imploded and this Indy landmark is now just a memory. I can remember taking a field trip in 5th grade to tour it, back in the good ol' days when it was still called the Hoosier Dome. :) I saw several marching band state finals there, and just last year had the awesome opportunity to visit one last time and sit in the Anthem suite. (Wow!) But, there's something bigger and better in town now, called Lucas Oil Stadium. I'm sure it is pretty cool, but I will have a soft spot in my heart for the old Hoosier Dome.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Theme Song Contest

Enjoy the wonderful voices of Straight No Chaser as they serenade you with some sitcom theme songs. Let's see who can guess all of them?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Tunes

Hello friends! Welcome to Tuesday Tunes. Today's song is Love Out Loud by Jaci Valesquez. This is also the theme song for the Chrysalis I'm working this winter. I love this song, and I hope you enjoy it, too. (even though half of my blog friends are working the same retreat and already know this song) But, for everyone else, enjoy!

Hear the cry, tearful eyes
Can't deny and wish it all away (whoa)
Will the pain ever change?
If we save love for another day (whoa)
This is the time
For us to see the vision
Now is the time
To break the silence and

Love out loud
Let your loving be your voice
Love out loud
Together we can make some noise
Love out loud
Without Fear
Sing a song and let the whole world hear
Love out loud

Be His hands, be His feet
Be the people we are called to be (whoa)
Take His love to the streets
Show compassion to a soul in need (whoa)
This is the time to break the silence and


Hush, listen to my heart
Can you hear me crying out
Willing to believe
That touch, is loving more than words
It's living out for all to see the light that shines through me


Leave me a comment and let me know what's on your mind!

Monday, December 15, 2008

What was he thinking?

The kids wanted to sleep downstairs Friday night, and since it was the weekend, they got their wish. Isaac went to sleep in pj's and laying on top of a blanket on the living room floor. When I woke up Saturday, this is how I discovered him:

He was lying on a beanbag (legs only), no pj's but wearing his winter coat. After I covered him up, I just had to take his picture. : )Not sure what happened in the wee hours of the night, and neither is he. Hopefully I don't have another sleepwalker!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thank you, thank you very much...

Thanks to my sweet friend Lauren for the FABULOUS BLOGGER AWARD!

Here are the rules to receiving this award:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous bloggers in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.

I am going to nominate five Fabulous Bloggers:

1. Bev @ Organized Chaos

2. Melissa @ Melissas Thoughts and Wonders

3. Rachel @ From My Perspective

4. Lora @ A Quiet Life

5. Crystal @ Dull Happenings

And now for my 5 facts:

1. I love, love, LOVE Dt. Dew...never really drank Mt. Dew, but a few years ago I fell in love with the diet one!

2. I ♥ Mario!

3. I'll pick Fazoli's any day over fast food burgers and fries.

4. I love my laptop! It can entertain me for hours on end, especially when sitting in a hospital room.

5. Caffiene and Jesus are the glues that hold me together. :)

Have a FABULOUS weekend, and thanks again to Lauren @ That Girl for the award!

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Let it go, let it go, let it go..."

Isaac was walking around singing this song the other day. He was singing it to the tune of "Let it Snow", and I started to tell him it was 'snow' and not 'go'. But, I knew he'd get upset if I corrected him, because honestly with his debating skills, the child should be a lawyer. :)

So, he just kept singing, "let it go, let it go, let it go". And I realized, he was really on to something. Wouldn't the world be a much nicer place if this became everyone's mantra? Can you imagine how different a day would be if everyone only focused on what's really important and let the rest go? I tend to be a little more like Mary than like Martha, but I'm working on it. I get wrapped up in all that needs done and miss the little moments. My Christmas tree is a perfect example of that. I have all the original boxes the ornaments came in, and the kids tearing into them to 'help' decorate usually stresses me out. I decided I want my children to have happy memories of Christmas, not of me being the ornament nazi. So this year, they decorated the tree - and I didn't even give my opinion on which tree to get, either. They only used about 1/4 of the ornaments and told me I could do the rest. I was tempted, but I left it alone. It's been that way for a week now. Sure, I'd like to make it look prettier, but why? Instead, I wrapped some presents to put under the tree. This is something I usually procrastinate on...and a little thing I could do to really get the kids excited.

When Christ returns, he's not going to make sure my tree was perfect, or that my house is either. I know that He wants me in His Word, and taking care of the beautiful gifts he's given me in my children. Even though it's early for resolutions, I am going to try to sing Isaac's little song and "Let it Go" if it's not important or eternal.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (New International Version)

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Crafty Christmas?

Somehow I came across this website tonight, and thought it was blogworthy. Maybe not anything I'd make, but certainly worth telling my friends about, at least. I must admit the little ghost is kinda cute...although not too sure he should make an appearance at Trunk or Treat. :O Let me know what you think! :)

Snow Day

I woke up early this morning to hear rain falling and the phone ringing. I knew it was Courtney telling me there was a 2 hour delay, and I was right. Woo Hoo! Not that I went back to sleep, but the boys got to sleep in and I came downstairs and enjoyed some peace and quiet. By the time they got up, school had been cancelled. I can't say either one was too sad. We made cinnamon rolls for breakfast and ate them while watching the Grinch. We will finish decorating the tree, although right now it's pretty lopsided after the cat's overnight adventures. :( It's a good day to be inside together. I, for one, don't mind the occassional snow (ice) day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Looking forward to a good laugh tonight!

I like to laugh and have a good time. Even when things in my life aren't going so hot, I can still joke around and laugh. Today has been a very emotional day. I've been on the phone with the school and the mito team trying to figure out where to go next with Andrew. It seems we are at a crossroads and his good days are becomming fewer and fewer. Then I find out our med. waiver app I did online in Oct. is lost in limbo land...which will push the effective date back now. Ugh!

So, I am really looking forward to a girls night out tonight. We are going to Vincennes to see Anita Renfroe. I've said for years when I grow up I want to be her. :) She will induce the laugh until you pee your pants kind of laughter, which is exactly what I need.

If you don't know who she is, here is a clip. She's a hoot! (if you want to go, get in touch with me...there are still some tickets left with our group) Enjoy!