Thursday, November 30, 2006

Signing off...for now

This will be my last post for a while. I am trading majicfam in for a new blog. I hope you will bookmark us over there and join us on our journey of hope. Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from all of you while we walk this new road.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A Rockin' Good Time

I feel as though I haven't posted in forever and this may be one of the last as I am finding this more of a chore than anything else.

Anyway, if you have been to my hubby's blog you saw we were in NC for the hols and let me tell you...WE had the greatest time. Remember, the familiarity blog a few months ago? It was so refreshing to be back in the saddle again.

We arrived early Thursday morning, like 3 am and of course went straight to bed only to be up by 7 b/c just like a little kid I couldn't contain my excitement to be back with some of the best friends we have ever had. We started the day with hugs and kisses all around (the kids lol) and then ate pancakes and sausage and began to prepare for our Thanksgiving feast. For the most part we sat around and relaxed, ate, played numerous games of skip bo, watched tons of junk, ate tons of junk, did a little shopping, ate some more, drank some Starbucks, jumped on the trampoline (which I am still paying for), made pancakes everyday, drank a ton of coffee and most of all...LAUGHED like I hadn't laughed in ages.

It was, without a doubt, THE most refreshing time we have had in I don't know when. It's rare in life to find people who you can go through stuff with and come out the other side better then when you went in but when you find them, hold on to them, treat them with respect and treasure them always. I pray in your walk through this world you will be blessed enough to find forever friends.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Proud Moment

Sunday was a very big day in the life of our teenager. He was baptized. He gave his life to the Lord when he was 7 but had never taken the "plunge" so to speak. We have been having baptism's at our church since we opened our doors and he has heard our pastor speak on the subject many times. Somehow a week ago when he spoke on it again something clicked in him and he signed up. It was interesting b/c he didn't even say anything to us until the middle of the week. I think the timing is perfect after all he has been through. Not to say he will lead a perfect life from this point on but it's a start. An obedient start. When he went up and climed into the water I was holding it together really well and then our pastor did this little mini speech. He told everyone what a great kid he was and how he is such a leader in his own right, which is true. He leads the set up every Friday night and its his responsibility to make sure it gets done. Anyway, it was just so awesome for him to have that recognition. So, the kid got dunked and we all cried like babies b/c of it. We were so proud of him. I really think he has made some great strides in the last few months and am excited to watch what God is doing in his life.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Just for fun, hey it's Friday.

This was kinda cool. Put in your picture and you get to see all these people who they say you look like. Try it.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I'm Lost

Here's the deal...I never watched Lost before. My knowledge of the show was basic to say the least. Everyone on a plane is stranded on a deserted island b/c their plane crashed. I am not kidding when I say "I have never watched one episode." However, last night all that changed when I was out to eat and they had it on their big screen. No sound, just visual. Here's what I gathered. They were doing flashbacks of people's lives before the crash. The main focus seemed to be this very pretty brunette and her husband who I think is a cop. It showed their wedding and so on. Then it showed her in some sort of jail. Then it showed her behind some sort of plate glass talking and crying to this cute guy (he was on party of 5 back in the day) and there was a camera watching them. How in the heck are there camera's in the jungle? Next thing I know she's back in her jail and she's looking across to this other guy who's even cuter with semi-long hair. Then she's climbing like a monkey out of her jail and into his. What was the point of the jail thing if she could get out? Then they are making it like jack rabbits and I am wondering...wait, I thought she was married to the cop and what happened to him and didn't I also see her take a pregnancy test that was positive? Listen I know there are LOST fans out there so you better start talking b/c none of this makes sense and I am way curious. Someone must be able to give me the readers digest version. Please I am begging. Hook me up. Thanks.

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Deepest Ache

I remember feeling this right after I watched my mother go home to be with the Lord. They finally convinced me to leave the hospital and Brian and I drove home. I went into my bedroom and layed down. It's almost somthing I cannot even describe. This ache went to the very depth of my being. I actually felt pain. It was as if there was no where for it to go and even settle in my body, it was somehow bottomless. It just went on and on, I couldn't even cry, the ache was so deep. The ache was hopelessness. I feel that ache this morning. Last night my mother was in dreams as real as the day she went home. I was talking to her, I was trying to get to her. I was sobbing uncontrollably and when I woke up this morning I felt pure exhaustion. The ache was back. I haven't felt it in a while and knew I would need to get a hold of it before it got a hold of me. In my quiet time I questioned God again, something I haven't done in about a year. Why, when she loved you so much and served you wholeheartedly, would you let her die? Don't you know I need my mom. I feel like I can't breathe yet somehow this will be therapeutic for me. I may for a moment feel hopelessness but it will not overtake me b/c HE is my Hope. I am not foolish enough to think times like this will cease but I do know He gives me the strength to handle it and to somehow be better for it. I will be be honest though, I need this ache to turn back to hope quickly. So, when you think of me today pray.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Let's Eat!!

My new favorite past time is going to Let's Eat, making all my meals for 2 weeks and then going home and resting easy b/c I don't have to worry about what's for dinner every night. Brian and I just went tonight and made all kinds of yummy meals. All I have to say is this...if you have one of these places close to your house I highly recommend it, especially for you mom's. Brian and I go together and it's so much fun and they clean up right behind you as you work. Whoever came up with this concept is my new hero (well not really but I'm pretty impressed). The nicest thing about this besides the convenience is I wouldn't make any of these recipes normally b/c the ingredient list is way to extensive but this way I get to try all kinds of new meals I could never come up with on my own. It's great for people who love to cook or hate to cook, it doesn't matter. You'll have a great experience no matter what. Anyway, so let me know if you have one where you live and if you ever try it I would love to hear what you think.