Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Thoughts


I am moving.
I like the fall season best of all.
I do not like to talk on the phone.
I am in serious need of a workout!
I love the new fried turkey lunch meat from Butterball.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Milestone...

Last weekend in Maryville, LilBlue tested up and went from a permit to an intermediate she drove herself to how the times are a changin' in my world...I just hope we have prepared her well enough for what's really out there cause it sure ain't no cakewalk!

Clinging to the verse Proverbs 6:22 and knowing that we have put forth much effort in trying to give her a solid foundation.

"Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Monday, September 22, 2008


LilBlue and the boy went to homecoming this weekend. They went to Red Robin for dinner then off to the dance.

Friday, September 19, 2008

No Thursday Thoughts...

It's already Friday...

Thursday was just too busy as we left for our trip to Maryville to visit the college. We are now home and I am tired. It was a very nice campus, small and lil'blue liked it so that's what counts, now we move forward with finalizing the admissions application and start working on the the housing application form due in mid October.

Instead of a Friday Flashback, I have a picture from today...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Busy, Busy Busy

I feel like it's been forever and yet it really hasn't...but this thing called life is happening and I am consumed by it. I have been a DIYer lately at my house, painting, patching drywall, caulking, cleaning, sorting, purging, more painting, trips to the Goodwill, and Menard's. I have only begun to scratch the surface. Faucets must still be changed out, new carpet picked out and installed, more cleaning, sorting and Goodwill trips, packing and more painting. Yes, we are moving...where you say, good question? That is still the unknown, but the choices are known...just waiting to hear where. I have my druthers but will stay mute on that for now as really it won't matter much what I want. Anyway, I feel like a crazy woman with a huge mission and I am baby steppin' my way through it one tip toe at a time!

This move will be drasctically different in so many ways...we will need to sell our house and soon, MiB will go on to new locale without us, Lil'Blue and I will stay so she can graduate here in May. She will not join us at the new location, she will go to many changes, so many prayers, so many challenges.

The verse I have clung to many times in the past is in my thoughts today...Philippians 4:11b

"... for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

WARNING...I'm whining

My leg hurts...I am trying not to whine but it does hurt. I am in the process of cleaning out the basement so I notice it a lot. I am taking a break to whine. It is still swollen and is very tender. Yesterday it didn't seem to hurt much so I went for a run but I felt it was more sore again this morning so don't think I will do that again for a day or two, maybe just walking for now. I am done whining so back to work!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Flashback

The year was 2003, the location was AL and this was the church directory picture...oh my, LilBlue has changed so much.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Thoughts


Where were you? Where was I?

We were living in Millbrook, AL at the time and I was on the phone with mySherry, didn't even have the TV on so knew nothing, it was surreal watching the second crash.

Our assignment prior to moving to AL in February had been the Pentagon so our families fielded several calls as to whether MIB was still there and affected by the events, thankfully, that answer was no, however, he knew the area well...

My thoughts today are on that day just 7 years ago. The forever changed moment that certainly has forever changed our life as Americans and for us our life in blue. Many a prayer has gone out for those who were injured and for the families of those who perished who are also forever changed. I pray that they are doing well in spite of these tragic events, that they have found a comfort and a joy in their life and that they are able to live again, though forever changed. It happened, it was horrible, and we should not, cannot forget that day or those who died.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Yes, it hurts...and it bled and it's swollen...the drywall mud bucket and I got in a tango today and it won! But I still finished the job. Not only that job but several others as well. I have a freshly cut lawn, painted attic access panel, new tubs for LilBlue to start sorting things in and I patched five nail pops, hence the tango with the mud bucket. I think I had a pretty productive day.

Tomorrow starts our new fall season of ladies Bible study so I will be at least taking the morning off to go to that and then I have another "to do" list that I hope to get a good start on before AWANA tomorrow evening. I will be looking at new colors for new carpet over the weekend. Their could also be a new dishwasher in my future...hmmm, I'm gonna be busy the next few weeks.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Looks like a new adventure is on the horizon and will involve the East Coast...again, I hate to leave you hanging but that's all I am going to share for now.

Today was rainy, but the SON was shining in my life...I attended the Mom's In Touch Rally in NorthWest O and it was inspirational and uplifting for me and just the dose of what I needed to calm my spirit and refocus my thoughts on truly important things. I am confident that the days ahead will be controlled not by me and my control freakness but by my God and I have the faith to trust Him completely with the plans he has made for me...

Stay tuned :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Senior Pictures

Well, this is just a was a very good day for photography! The weather held together for us with just a few rain drops near the end, but we've never been afraid of a little rain so we just pressed on and got a few more shots in the grass laying down, can't wait to see those! Lil'Blue really liked the photog (and with a teenager, you know that is half the battle) So if you are in the Omaha area and need photography services we recommend checking out Andrea, she did a great job for us! I hope it's okay with Andrea that we posted the picture...if not we will take it down, but I made Lil'Blue put her name on it so you all would know who took it and I am linking her site...again, she did a great job!!!

There is so much more to write about right now but I am going to save it for another day when my thoughts and emotions are not on a rollar coaster; suffice to say that change is in the air...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Flashback

June 2005
Fun was our last visit to the Maniago house before we cleared the housing office! We were in the borrowed convertible of the Fellhauer's and Lil'Blue and MIB loved it!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's here!

THE SMART CAR has arrived...

Thursday Thoughts

Again, randomness ...

  • I really like to read
  • I do not like to drive
  • I enjoy planning/organizing
  • I married my highschool sweetheart
  • I do not know what I want to be when I grow up

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mail Call

Lil'Blue got a package in the mail...she was pretty thrilled with it's contents. Way to go MIB, I think you did good on this one! She has had it on since it arrived which was actually one day last week, she was just not wanting to cooperate in the picture making process but finally I won out and this is the result...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Follow Up-Matthew 13

Okay, so this may make no sense to anyone but me, but my thoughts are my thoughts and these are my thoughts...

I think my teenager (and probably others) feel like Jesus. Yeah, I know I may be stretching this a bit but as it was being presented in the service yesterday I thought, wow, I think my teen could feel this way, not really respected in her own home, ouch that is harsh, as I AM the mom...but I think for a teen it may feel this way even though it may not be the reality...I really believe she has the mindset that she "don't get no respect" at home (their hometown). However, when she is not at home they are treated really cool, well thought of, liked by other people, it is all sooooo much better not at home. I know that I often hear things about my teen that astonish me (in a GOOD way), well, maybe not astonish, actually usually the things I hear make me proud, very proud, but sometimes it is things I find hard to believe because frankly I rarely see that type of behavior exhibited at home. So when I hear how responsible, caring and friendly she is and that she is the individual who goes out of her way to include others I think wow, that is not the same child I live with. Because trust me at home it doesn't quite go that way, in fact it is not on many occasions that she will help at home, speak friendly or go out of her way to be nice. So maybe this doesn't make sense to you, but it was a mini lightbulb moment for me and reminded me to try and do better in my treatment of my own teen, make her feel a little more respected in her own home and let her know that I do very much see her value and worth despite other circumstances and attitudes that I get from her...

That's it...that was my take away from J-time yesterday!