Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
1. Have you ever been so lost that you were really afraid?
When I was 16 my parents let me drive to the thriving metropolis that is about 20 minutes from our house. I was going to my boyfriend's house. On the way home, and desperately pushing curfew, I realized that I needed gas. So, I did what any normal person would do; I exited the interstate and began looking for a gas station. It took me all of 20 seconds to realize that I had definitely picked the wrong exit. There were absolutely no businesses in sight, and suffice it to say, I was in the wrong part of town. I called my parents from my Zach Morris cell phone and my Mom was like, "Why did you get off at that exit?" My Dad was able to get me back to the interstate but I definitely learned my lesson about interstate exits that are unfamiliar.
2. Have you ever been to an island?
I have been to both Cozumel and Puerto Rico twice, the Bahamas once, and in just one week I'll be visiting St. Thomas and St. John with Jeremy. I'm so excited!!!
3. Are you more of a thinker or feeler?
I think I'm a thinker, because I definitely have a problem over-analyzing stuff.
4. Do you tend to see issues or situations in life as black and white or shades of gray?It all depends on the issue. Some things are definitely black and white, and other things are completely gray. So vague, I know.
5. If you were stuck on an island, what book would you hope to have with you (Let's pretend the Bible is already there, so you can't say that.)
I would have to say the Harry Potter or Twilight series. I love them both. If it could only be one book then I would say Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
6. What are you most afraid of?
Losing my family.
7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?How about neither...
8. Pretend I'm looking at a scrapbook page about you. There are three spaces for you to drop in individual pictures. What are those pictures of, and why did you select them?
My wedding portrait with Jeremy because it was such an important day, a picture of my family, and a picture of Jackson and Anderson.
9. If you were re-doing your wedding, what would you do differently? (If you're single, tell me one thing you would do if you were planning a wedding OR huge party.)
I think the only thing I would have changed would have been to make sure that I had a picture done that included both Jeremy and my immediate families together. We have shots with his family and shots with mine, but not all of us together. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.
10. Tell me one thing you know/believe about forgiveness.Forgiveness is not easy, but forgetting is harder. And although people hurt us in life, we need to be aware that if God can forgive us for all the things we do, then we need to be gracious about forgiving others.
11. You're waiting in a doctor's office. What is your favorite way to pass that time?
Reading a magazine or book, or trying my best to entertain Jackson and/or Anderson.
12. If there were a clone of you in a parallel universe what is one way you hope she/he would be the same as you and one way you hope she/he would be better?I would hope that she still loves her family and her God with all her heart, and I would hope that she has an extra set of arms to multitask better. Cause seriously, with two kids, two hands are just not enough!
Y'all have a great weekend!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This coming Saturday, Auburn University’s beloved landmark, the oaks at Toomer’s Corner, will be rolled for the last time before the 130+ year old trees are cut down after being poisoned by a lethal amount of herbicide back in 2010. I wrote about it back when it came to light in early 2011, and the wound is still as fresh as ever. As an Auburn graduate, I’m so sad that someone would intentionally destroy a landmark and tradition for another school. I’m all for rivalries, but this went beyond a rivalry. This was malicious, and thankfully the man responsible for this has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. It’s not nearly enough time in my opinion because he’ll be out of jail in 6 months, but at least the perpetrator has been brought to justice.
So this weekend Auburn fans will have one final chance to roll the trees before they are cut down on April 23rd. I can’t make it because Jackson has a baseball game, but I know that I won’t be alone with my thought that one man might have single handedly destroyed an Auburn tradition, but it was never possible for him to destroy the Auburn FAMILY. We might have to cut down our trees at Toomer’s Corner, but our roots go much deeper than that!
WARRRRRR EAGLE ALWAYS!!!!!!!
Monday, April 15, 2013
This past Wednesday night on the way to church Jackson said that he wanted to speak with our pastor, Brother Bruce, about asking Jesus to come into his heart. We're Southern Baptist, and our pastor likes to speak with children before they make a public profession of faith, just to make sure they understand faith and salvation. Bro. Bruce met with us after RA's and GA's and talked with Jackson about his faith. Jackson answered Bruce's questions about Jesus' and knowing that Jesus died for his sins. Then Jeremy, Jackson, Bruce and I knelt in the floor of Bruce's office and Jackson prayed the sinner's prayer to ask Jesus to come into his heart.
It was such an emotional moment for me as a mother. I've prayed for this child of mine since before I was pregnant, and I'm so proud of the little boy he has become. I cried listening to him pray because of how this will impact him as a person for the rest of his life. Yesterday at church Jackson walked the aisle and made his public profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and I cried again! We plan on him being baptized this Sunday morning. We are so proud of his decision and ask that you pray for him as he begins this new journey in his life.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
1. If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be? The song, “Amy” by Pure Prairie League. Our friend, Mr. Robert, used to sing it to me all the time and I love it, or "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. I love both.
2. Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse? I have a pair of pink flowered yellow box flip flops that are so comfortable, but I also love my knee high black leather boots. I have a pair of beautiful black sling-backs that rub terrible blisters on my toes, but I can’t give them up because they are too pretty, and look great on.
3. Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced. I love planning and pulling off my kids birthday parties. So much fun, and the excitement level of kids is so contagious! Anderson's 2nd birthday is around the corner and I'm already planning. Trying to keep it simple but cute this year. We'll see how that goes!
4. If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be? Rainbow sherbet.
5. Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing? I’ve never had a crush on a movie star that I can remember. Is that weird?
6. Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be? I may be the one person in the world that actually didn’t mind wearing braces. I loved them! And oddly enough, I have 20/20 vision and I’m always disappointed that I don’t need glasses. Now, if I really needed glasses that might be a different story.
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I love living in the south, and I wouldn’t change it even if I could.
8. If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive? A new car, a trip to Africa, or a new wardrobe!
9. What is your favorite birthday meal? Either Japanese hibachi or a steak dinner.
10. Do you still send hand-written thank you notes? Absolutely.
11. Name something you've done that you never thought you'd do? Ummm…give birth in 4 hours.
12. Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? If I’m answering politically, it would have to be Ronald Reagan because he was a political genius. If it was a religious person, it would have to be Jesus for obvious reasons, except that none of us actually knows what he looked like.
Have a great day!
Monday, April 08, 2013
Friday, April 05, 2013
P.S. I got the red dirt stains out of his pants on the first try. Whoo-hooo!