Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Today I was looking for clip art for a presentation I am creating for work and I found some stuff that I liked ... just for me ... not for my project. Anyway, I was looking at all the ones I liked and I described myself in a way I never have before. I just never realized that I am a flower person. I don't mean real flowers or gardening or growing anything (don't panic Chris) but I mean designs. I saw all these today and pictured them as a mural in our home and decorating a whole room based on one of them. I pictured stationary and note cards. I pictured a cute purse that I would want or a picture I would want to put in a frame for a big wide mat and hang up in a center spot in our home. Anyway, I think it is official, I am a flower kind of girl. No apologies. I think they are beautiful.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Chuck E Cheese

Tonight is the last night for our big family of 8 to be together under one roof. Elizabeth and Keith are closing on their house tomorrow and staying in their brand spankin' new house tomorrow night. I am so excited that they are getting to finally have a house to call theirs but they will be missed. We have all had lots of fun this summer.

We decided to go to Chuck E Cheese on our last night together. Of course, after we ate we all went our separate ways to play all different games so I only got pictures of Hannah but we were all together. It was a fun evening.

Pray for Keith and Elizabeth during the move this week. Pray for little stress and safe and successful moving!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Hair Do

Today, for worship, I tried to do Hannah's hair a little different since it has grown so much. It was fun but looked a little funny to me because I had never seen her like that before. It did help the bow to stay in longer this week. She didn't pull it out until we were close to the sermon!! That is pretty good. So, what do you think??? (Ignore the booger.)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Site

I have added a new site to my "Favorite Site" list. You all should check it out. It is babyblogaddict.com. It has tons of neat info about babies and kids. It was fun to check out. One of the best ones is "Why Dads shouldn't Buy Baby Clothes." I laughed out loud. Enjoy.


I have made it to where if you want to comment on my blog or see the comments it is in a pop up now instead of changing the whole screen. I like that better when I am commenting on other's blogs. However, when you click on it it usually takes you to where you can comment which is at the bottom of the pop up. I just wanted to let you know that you can still see all the other comments, you may just have to scroll up.

I may have confused instead of help. Just know you can still do all the same stuff even though it looks different. Let me know what you think.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Evening With the Moss'

We went over to Sara Jo and Matt's house last weekend and I am just now getting to share the pictures. I am sorry it took so long. Sara Jo and I decided to dress Savannah and Hannah alike and take some pictures. There are a couple of things we were not expecting.

First, Hannah is drooling like a champ and so her outfit looks a little different color than Savannah's because of all the drool.

Second, I am not sure Savannah knew what was going on behind her back!!!

Favorite Friday

This week's Favorite Friday is Favorite Recipe that my mom has given me. My mom has given me a lot of good ones.. AND easy ones too. Those who know me probably won't be surprised to know that my favorite is the one that is the easiest and involves Doritos.

Taco Salad

Ingredients (I am not sure how to make a small amount?)

1 pound of ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 head of lettuce, chopped up
1/3 a big block of cheddar cheese shredded
1/2 a big bag of Doritos, crushed
Catalina Dressing
1 can of sweet corn (optional)
2 medium size tomatoes, chopped up (optional)

Mix lettuce and cheese in big bowl
Add Meat
Add Dressing and mix to taste
Add Doritos to the bowl and mix
If you want corn and/or tomatoes add them also.

Yummmy! It is so good and so easy!

Thankful Thursdays

Last night and this morning, my Internet was down at home, so work with me on this post…..

I am going to give you all a weekly challenge. I am going to call it Thankful Thursdays. Every Thursday I think we should post 3 things we are thankful for. Anything from hair straighteners to family to the United States to Jesus that you would like to share that week. And for those of you who don’t have blogs feel free to put a comment in ours telling us something you are thankful for.

I am going to start this week… Sorry that I did not actually start on a Thursday. I had every intention to but was not able because of the Internet problems. Hopefully is it all better by the time I get home this afternoon.

#1 I am thankful for my eyelashes. They do a great job of keeping the dust out of my eyes. When Sara Jo and I were counselors at Bible camp together one of the ideas we wanted to get thru to our girls is that God gives us all we have and so we can be thankful and pray for the smallest and biggest of things. One of the ways I would get this point across is when leading a prayer I would list some things I was thankful for and I would be sure to list small and big things even if it wasn’t the types of things we normally thanked God for. Well, one day I thanked God for our eyelashes. The girls thought that was great and so they would call us “the girls who pray for eyelashes”. We kindof laughed about it but I think it made a lasting impression. Thank you Lord, for giving us our eyelashes.

#2 I am thankful for my daughter’s health. I know that God will get me thru anything that comes my way but when I read the struggles of Ethan Powell’s parents on their website (Thank You Elizabeth for introducing them to me.) I just wonder if I could really get thru that. I feel like I am not sure I could. Please pray for Ethan Powell. www.ethanpowell.com Thank you Lord, for Hannah’s good health.

#3 I am thankful for the girls in my church family here at home. Sometimes I think about them and all of the different ideas we have and all of the different situations we are in and all of the different kinds of families we have and wonder how we can all have so much fun together even though we are SO different. Then I realize that we have so much fun together because we are all SO different. I wish I could spend more time with them than I get to, and know them even better than I do but with all that goes on in our different families I think we do a pretty good job of keeping in touch. I really feel I could turn to the ladies within the church for anything I needed. I love all you girls very much. Thank you Lord, for my church family.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hannah's New Thing

When Hannah is very serious about something or just sitting there she will stick her bottom lip out. Well, one day I stuck my bottom lip out back at her and she thought it was so funny. She will do it back to you and then we both laugh and then we do it again. The funny thing is when she tries to stick her bottom lip out while she is still laughing and can't because she is smiling. It is so funny. I am so thankful for the simple laughter Hannah brings to me and Chris.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


3 Years ago today I married the perfect man for me. (Ladies, you know I think he is the perfect man ever but I understand you may think that about your hubbies too so I added the "for me" part just for you.) We have had a wonderful 3 years and I look forward to spending many many many more with him.

I did realize, as I was trying to do this post that I do not have a lot of wedding pictures of Chris and I on the computer. I have a lot of wedding pictures but they are all in albums. Weird. Anyway, our wedding was absolutely perfect and beautiful. Everything was done ahead of time, I did not stress, I enjoyed every minute of it and remember it all. We had SO much fun!!

One day when we were dating (I don't think we had been dating very long), a song came on the radio and Chris informed me that he had decided it was our song. We played it at our reception. Chris is so sweet.

I Fall
Brooks and Dunn

I breeze through the day
And nothin' much seems to get in my way
I don't have a care at all
You walk in the room
It's always the same
You call out my name
I turn
You smile
I fall

I'm at home at night
Just me and the moon
But doin' all right
When out of the blue you call
I hang up the phone

I lay down in bed
Your still in my head
I dream
You smile
I fall

Oh what could this feeling be
Could it really be love
That's happening to me
Oh yeah yeah

The closer you get
The harder it is to keep it together
I don't have a chance at all
It's out of my hands
Oh but what can I do
I'm crazy for you
We touch
You smile
I fall

Oh Yeah
We touch
You smile
I fall


This morning, on the way to work, this song brought tears to my eyes. It is so sweet so I thought I would share.

Craig Morgan

She’s in the kitchen at the crack of dawn
Bacon’s on, coffee’s strong
Kids running wild, taking off their clothes
If she’s a nervous wreck, well it never shows
Takes one to football and one to dance
Hits the Y for aerobics class
Drops by the bank, stops at the store
Has on a smile when I walk through the door
The last to go to bed, she’ll be the first one up
And I thought I was tough

She’s strong, pushes on, can’t slow her down
She can take anything life dishes out
There was a time
Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough

We sat there five years ago
The doctors let us know, the test showed
She’d have to fight to live, I broke down and cried
She held me and said it’s gonna be alright
She wore that wig to church
Pink ribbon pinned there on her shirt
No room for fear, full of faith
Hands held high singing Amazing Grace
Never once complained, refusing to give up
And I thought I was tough

She’s strong, pushes on, can’t slow her down
She can take anything life dishes out
There was a time Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough

She’s a gentle word, the sweetest kiss
A velvet touch against my skin I’ve seen her cry,
I’ve seen her break
But in my eyes, she’ll always be strong
There was a time
Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough

Monday, July 23, 2007


I am not very big on the forwarded emails thing but I do participate every once in a while. I got one that I just had to giggle about - you can call me a nerd if you want - but they are funny little "one" liners. I have heard a lot of them before but I needed to see them again. Hope you enjoy!

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger.
Then it hit me.
When fish are in schools sometimes they take debate.
Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off?
He's all right now.
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The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement.
He became a hardened criminal.
Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.
The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.
The dead batteries were given out free of charge.
If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.
A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.
A bicycle can't stand alone, it is two tired.
A will, is a dead giveaway.
A chicken crossing the road:
poultry in motion.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
Local Area Network in Australia:
The LAN down under.
A boiled egg, is hard to beat.
He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
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When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
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Sunday, July 22, 2007

You make all things new

I just read the blog of someone I don't really know and they had a YouTube song on it. I didn't listen to the entire song but I read a quote she put in her post from the song. It moved me.

"You make all things new"
Jesus heals the scars of the abused,
gives a name to the forgotten,
lifts the face of the ridiculed....
He truly does make all things right and whole again.

Thank you, Lord, for all you do and all you have given us.

Too Thankful?

I am so thankful for Hand - Me - Downs. A friend of Chris' Mom handed this dress down to Hannah (along with a bag full of other things) and we just love it.

I think I have blogged about being thankful for Hand-Me-Downs before a couple of times but, really, can you be too thankful??

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hannah Update

She still likes Macaroni and Cheese. And she now eats balls of watermelon like we eat apples. It is wonderful.

Favorite Friday

Yes, it is BACK! Favorite Friday. I want to encourage all readers who are also bloggers to blog about the Favorite Friday topic. Anytime!!

So, I know it isn't Friday. Sorry, Sara Jo. I will be honest, I just got too lazy last night. This weeks topic is Favorite Vacation Spot. Mine is hands down Marco Island. That is where Chris and I went for our honeymoon and we are so excited to get to go back this year. It is BEEEutiful! If you have a chance to go --- GO!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

What Do You Think?

I have been thinking of changing up the colors on my blog for a while. I wanted to change it for the Spring if that tells you anything about how long I have been thinking of it. Anyway, I was afraid it was going to be too much trouble. I found this link on someone else's blog that has some really neat templates. Go to Shabby Tulips and see what they have. You can look at examples and they give you really easy instructions on how to get on your blog. It also tells you how to make your own template. I didn't tackle that yet!!

Here are a few hints. Look at how much room it gives for all of your things. I am a little disappointed that some of the titles to my posts now don't fit on one line. Also, I kinda wish I had chosen something that is wider for the actual posts.

Here is the kicker. If you have any links on your blog, a counter, or use google analytics you have to put it all on there again. You do not loose your google analytics stuff, you just have to find the URL for it again. Also, you have to put your links and friends on it again. This is why, once I discovered the things I didn't like about it.. I didn't change it. It takes a while. BUT I really love the BIG polka dots so I am excited about the change for a little while. We will see if I get use to it or not.

What do you think of mine?
Go to the link above and look at the ones they have..
(Click on the words "Shabby Tulips")
Which is your favorite?

I think we should all change it up every once in a while.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Interesting List

I came across this interesting list and thought you all would be interested also.

The Most Popular Christmas Present Toys
from 1921 to 1999

1921 Buddy L Express dump truck and Parker Brothers Wonderful Game of Oz.

1922 Doctor Play Bag and the Tortoise and Hare game, .

1923 Chinese Checkers game and the York Western cap gun.

1924 Bye-Lo-Baby doll and Barney Google scooter.

1925 Felix the Cat, and the Arcade Mack dump truck.

1926 Peter Pan board game and Bonnie babe doll.

1927 Spirit of St.Louis model airplane, and Tootsie Toy dollhouse.

1928 Metalcraft Zepelin model kit, the Yo-yo, and the Sunbeam Race pedal car.

1929 American Flyer model train set and the Popeye Paddle and Ball toy.

1930 Rodeo Joe Krazy, the Little Orphan Annie paint box, and Mysto Magic Set.

1931 Keystone Ride Em Steamroller and the Betty Booper doll.

1932 Fisher Price’s Granny Doodle and Flash Gordon Ray Gun.

1933 Mickey Mouse radio and Tom Mix Straight Shooter pistol.

1934 Lionel electric train and the Shirley Temple Doll.

1935 Parker Brothers Monopoly board game.

1936 Tom Mix Rocket Parachute and Baby Ruth’s baseball game.

1937 Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tea set.

1938 Gene Autry guitar and Fisher Price’s Snoopy Sniffer.

1939 Princess Elizabeth doll and the Daisy Red Ryder air rifle.

1940 Tootsie toy camouflage ambulance and the View Master.

1941 Marx U.S. army airplane and the Kiddilac pedal car.

1942 Disney Donald Duck Choo Choo and Jack Armstrong secret bomb Sight.

1943 Gilbert Chemistry set, the Jane Russell Paper Doll, and the Buddy L fire truck.

1944 Little Lulu doll, and the Dick Tracy junior detective kit.

1945 Captine Midnight magne matic code-o graph and the Slinky.

1946 Disney Donald Duck camera and the Tonka toy truck.

1948 Scrabble board game and Cootie.

1949 Clue board game, Marx Mickey Mouse Meteor electric train.

1950 Hopalong Cassidy cap gun, Silly Putty, and Cinderella toys.

1951 Disney Alice in Wonderland phonograph.

1952 The Mr. Potato Head kit, Roy Rogers hat, and Howdy Doody marionette.

1953 Superman play suit and the Wiffel Ball.

1954 The Matchbox toys and paint by number kits.

1955 Davy Crockett rifle and coonskin hat.

1956 Daisy BB gun and Play Doh.

1957 The Tic-Tac Dough game.

1958 Hula Hoops, and the Frisbee.

1959 The Barbie doll.

1960 Chatty Cathy doll and Etch-A-Sketch.

1961 Barbie’s Ken doll and Frankenstein monster kit.

1962 The Yo-yo and the Pogo Stick.

1963 Easy Bake Oven.

1964 The Electric Football game, Skateboards, and G. I. Joe.

1965 Super Balls, James Bond Aston Martin cars, and Rock Em Sock Em Robots.

1966 Lego Train, Twisters, and Tiny Tears doll.

1967 G.I. Joe Nurse and Kerplunk.

1968 Fisher Price little people and the Spirograph.

1969 Talking Barbie doll and Hot Wheels.

1970 3-D Chess and the Nerf Ball.

1971 Checkers and Ten Speed Bicycles.

1972 Hacky Sack balls and Magnavox Odyssey video game systems.

1973 Dungeons and Dragons cards, Masterminds game.

1974 Mood Rings, the Atomic Man, and the Pong video game.

1975 The Pet Rock and home Pong Video game.

1976 Mork and Mindy dolls and the Happy Days play set.

1977 Slime, Othello board game, the Atari 2600 video game.

1978 Star Wars toys and Battlestar Galactica.

1979 Mettel Intellivision and Legoland Space kits.

1980 The Empire Strikes back figures.

1981 Donkey Kong and the Dukes of Hazzard car.

1982 Pac Man, the Rubik’s Cube and He-Man master of the universe.

1983 Cabbage Patch Dolls, Return of the Jedi figures, and Rollerblades.

1984 Lego Technic, Care Bears, and Temple of Doom.

1985 Nintendo, Transformers, Ewoks, and the Pound Puppies.

1986 Pictionary and Sega Master video system.

1987 Thundercats, Freddy Krueger dolls, and So Soft Ponies.

1988 Ghostbusters car and Marshmallow man.

1989 Sega Genesis, Nintendo Gameboy, and Tetris.

1990 Teenage Mutant Turtles figures and Video movie.

1991 Constructicons, and Super Nintendo Video game.

1992 Barney dolls and WWF Wrestlers toys.

1993 Star Trek characters, Deep Space Nine figures, and Jurassic Park dinosaurs.

1994 Lion King animals and Power Rangers.

1995 Playstation Video game, and Pocahontas

1996 Tamagotchi, Nintendo N-64 and Buzz Lightyear figure.

1997 Sing N Snore Ernie, Teletubbies, and Share a smile Becky doll.

1998 Beanie Babies, Furby, Playmobile video system, and Lego Robot’s Revenge.

1999 Pokemon, Frby Babies, and Sega Dreamcast video system.

I thought that was pretty interesting.
Who Knew?? Silly putty has been around for a long time.

Sara Jo, the picture of the Donald Duck toy is for you!
Hope everyone had fun down memory lane. I sure did.