Sunday, November 30, 2008


This week!

KMart is doubling coupons up to $2!!!!


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hannah Funnies

I don't have all of my pictures from the Thanksgiving holiday ready to share yet, and I am not at my computer yet but I thought I would share some of the Hannah Funnies of the week. (She just cracks me up!)

Normally she knows all of the men who are leading and serving during worship. On this past Sunday, however, we were visiting at another congregation since we were out of town. We did our normal and gave Hannah some money and told her to give to God. She looked up at the man standing at the end of the row passing the basket to our row and says "OH, HE'S GOD??" What a confusion!

"Coca-Dots" = Polka-Dots

Nannah: Your Mommy is My Daughter
Hannah stares at Nannah
Mommy: Nannah is my Mommy
Hannah stares at me.
Papa Joe: AND Nannah is my wife!!
Hannah: NO! Nannah is MY wife!

Hannah: That is my Baby Justus
Maw Maw: Well, this is my Baby Chris.
Hannah: NO! He is my Baby Daddy.
(She is talking about Chris obviously. We tell her not to call him Chris but to call him Daddy.)

Chris and I don't talk that much about holidays. We don't build them up like we might should with a child. (I realized the day before Trunk or Treat we had not mentioned Halloween to her at all...) SO, lots of adults decided to talk to her and ask her about Christmas this week while we were visiting our parents. She decided she wanted to go sit on Santa's lap. On our way there she was asking about him and Chris told her to tell him what she wanted for Christmas. That did not make sense to her because we have not really talked about it. Since we know what Santa is bringing her, Chris said "Don't you want to ask him for a new computer for you?" She was then very excited. Well, she was ALL talk and did NOT want to be near Santa, however, she did, thru her crying, yell over to him "I WANT NEW COMPUTER!" Then on our way out of the mall she says to us "Wait, I forgot my new computer." Whew! Confusion!

As I remember more - I will let you know.
I KNOW there were more!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Chris and I have now officially seen the movie EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed. I highly highly recommend everyone seeing it. (Even though we may be the last people to see it.)

I knew that it was not about teaching God and the Bible. I did know that. However, I must say I was a bit surprised at where the documentary went with the information that was received. This issue of only teaching Darwinism and believing that Darwinism is fact regarding the origin of life is a lot more serious and dangerous here on earth than I thought.

(I did already know how seriously dangerous it was for your soul.)

Watch It.
Watch. It. Tonight.

I plan on watching it again!

Dishwasher Detergent

SO, we ran out of Dish- washer Detergent, I did not want to wash everything by hand, and we are a little short of the funds right now.

SO, I looked up ways to make my own Dishwasher Detergent and I just happen to have all of the ingredients already.

SO I did it!

Here is what you need:
A container
1.5 cups Borax
1.5 cups baking soda
1 cup table salt

Here are the directions:
Put all ingredients in the container and shake well.

I did see where the salt is the scrubber so if you want to add a little more then that would be OK. Also, you can use White Vinegar as the rinse agent if you want.

The Detergent I made for washing our clothes turned out great so I hope this will be just as good. It is definitely cheaper, even if I did have to buy all the ingredients!

Let me know if you try it and how it goes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Justus 2 Month Update

Justus went to get his 2 month shots today!!
If he is anything like Hannah, that means he will sleep all day and all night!

Weight: 11lbs 5 oz - in the 50%
Height: 24.5 inches - in the 95%
Head Cir: 41 cm - in the 75%

She said he was doing GREAT! YAYAYAYAYAY!
(We all fight for his attention)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Don't Know What To Tell Ya..

.. Justus.

Seriously, Just get use to it!!

(They ALL love you!)

Our Sunday Pictures


We were not all together Sunday morning since Chris and I went on an adult retreat (which was absolutely wonderful). SO, Sunday afternoon on our way out the door for Sunday evening worship these were the pictures we snapped quickly.

This "Sunday Pictures" post, by the way, is dedicated to my beautiful friend Sara Jo! (See what happens when you ask for the Sunday pictures instead of waiting patiently for them? he he he he!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I totally forgot that the Flu Shot hurts!

(I guess it is better than getting the flu!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Comparisons

Hannah & Me

Me, Chris, & Justus

Chris, Hannah, & Justus

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008


I think these two sweet children are related - don't you?
Hannah's head is a little bigger but their features are so similar!
(Hannah is the one with the bow in her hair. Justus is the other one.)

New Book

So, when you have a cold and can barely talk, much less sing, what do you do while you are feeding your newborn? You read your book - that's what. SO, it did not take me long to get thru Collateral Damage. It was great and just like the other Sisterhood books, remember it is a good guy vs bad guy kinda thing so there is some language in it. All of the sisterhood series books are just good reads. And once again, Fern Michaels has a really great imagination.

So, the next book I am reading I have been putting off (even though I have had more than one friend tell me it is good and even though I know I like the author) simply because of the name and the fact that I would have to tell you the name. I am just going to say it.

Don't Judge Me By The Name Of the Book I Am Reading


I am reading Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner. I have read her other books Little Earthquakes, In Her Shoes, and Goodnight Nobody and really loved them so here it is. Most of her books are about women. Not necessarily love stories but just about women. I enjoy them.

I will let you know how it is - don't worry!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Get Use To It

Dear Sweet Sweet Justus:

I am happy to say that I think Hannah has found a great friend for life. I think they will grow up together in the same bible class and maybe even in the same class at school. I think they will love each other and be great friends for a long long time. After all, they would have known each other since they were one year old!

Why am I telling you this?

Well, I think this may be a slightly unfortunate thing for you. You see, I think they will, together, be bugging you for a really long time. And, I am sorry to say, I believe it has already started.

The only wonderful and wise motherly thing that I can think to tell you is to get use to it. ((AND be on the look out for a great Christian friend of your own so that you two can bug Hannah and Reese right back!))

With all my Love,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

John 14:1-3

New King James Version

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you will be also.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Our Sunday Pictures

It was an especially Kissy Sunday morning.
Love It!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Book

Where the River Ends by Charles Martin was a different kind of book for me but it was good. I will say that it was not the greatest "postpartum" book. If you are even just a little weepy then this will really get you. At first blush you may not call this a love story but I have officially decided it is a love story. A love story that shows just how far true love will go.... all the way to the end. I am definitely interested in reading some of Charles Martin's other books in the future.

Has anyone read any of his other books and have a suggestion?

My next read is not going to be so emotional. It is the next one in the Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels, Collateral Damage. I am very excited. There is another one in the series after this one that "may" be the last one - they say. It comes out in January!

As always, I will let you know how it is.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What'd You Do Today?

Let me tell you what Chris and I did.

We Mr - Clean - Magic - Erasered red crayon off of 3 walls and a bookshelf in the play room today.

Hannah came into the Bonus Room from her Play Room with a red crayon in her hand. Chris was downstairs and I was bouncing Justus in his bouncy seat there in the Bonus Room. Something about the the way she looked, the look of the crayon in her hand, and the odd noise I just at that moment realized I heard a moment ago made me ask Hannah, "what are you coloring on?" She immediately replyed "the walls." (( At least the girl is honest! )) I went and looked in her play room and, yes, she was telling the truth. There was red crayon all over the walls in her playroom and on her shelf in there.

She got a small spanking that hurt her feelings, a talking to about only coloring on paper, the crayons taken away, a time of solitude and silence in Mommy's lap while we waited for Daddy to bring up the magis erasers, and then a piece of the magic eraser for herself to help with the clean up. No playing until it was all cleaned.

She definitely knows now not to color on anything but paper. Hopefully she will not test us on this one.

(( I did ask Chris to also bring up the camera with the Magic Erasers, but he forgot so you can blame him for no real pictures of the crime committed. ))

Note to Mom: Where would she have gotten this kind of idea to color red crayon on something light colored and have so much fun with it? I just can't think of any possible way she could have something in her genes that would cause this - can you? Surely you don't have any pictures of anyone in our family committing such a crime as this? Right?


My friend Kelli tagged me and so I think I am going to try it. There have been a few of these I have wanted to do lately and I just have not gotten around to it so ..... I am getting this one done for sure!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you. 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Write six random things about yourself. 4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. 5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog 6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six (6) Random Things about me in no particular order:
  1. I have gotten my hair cut by the same person in NC since I was in high school and I am scared to have it cut by anyone else. This is why my hair only looks OK for 6 weeks every 6 months. I really need to find someone local!
  2. I really like cereal. But I don't like all cereal. My favorite is Cheerios. Plain. No, I do not mean Hunny Nut. I like Plain Cheerios. NO, I do not put sugar on them! Just Cheerios and milk! Yummmmmmy!
  3. I am not a big fan of concerts. They are just not that great to me. I think it is because I don't know enough of any one person's songs to really know what it going on. If you don't know the songs at a concert, it is not like you can learn them there. You can't even understand the person on stage. However, I believe there are a couple of exceptions to this. I could definitely go see the Eagles if they were playing their old stuff and I could probably handle seeing an American Idol tour as long as I watched all the shows!
  4. I learned how to eat chicken from the best! My Grandpop. AND, I do not leave ANY chicken on the bone. None. At all. He taught me well.
  5. I think that people who "entertain" us get paid way too much money. And I think they get paid that money because of us, the people, who are willing to spend so much money on it. Vicious Circle. I wish there was a way to regulate it. I wish we didn't want to put our money into that. I worry that we show where our heart is by what we give our money to. What does that mean about me?
  6. I really like taking pictures. Not sure if you all knew that about me?
Well, Kelli tagged most of us TN Girls (except Laura but she doesn't check hers enough) so I will go with a few others: Sara Jo, Kathy, LeeAnn, Melissa, Wendy, and anyone else who has a blog and hasn't done it yet!