Friday, June 29, 2007


My daughter never ceases to amaze me with her personality. You know, I prayed that God would bless me with a strawberry blonde little girl that had attitude and was willing to fight for what she was passionate about--note to self...don't pray for something unless you know what you are asking for!!
Anyway, the other day at teeball practice, she was hanging out with one of the teeball Moms. I wasn't there yet, but here's how the conversation supposedly went:

Kylie: Hey, Laura, do you like my skinny jeans (poses with hip popped out and hands on hips).
Laura: (trying desperately to not laugh outloud...) Yes, Kylie I love them!
Kylie: My Momma has a pair of dark skinny jeans and she wears them with her brown shoes and she looks SNAP!
Laura: (deciding she can't contain the laughter and is rolling at this moment...) Really? Well, I bet she does!

A few moments later...
Kylie: Hey Laura, check out how pretty my Mom looks as she gets out of the car (I have pulled up at this point)....
Laura: (Deciding that my daughter is a hoot)...Yes, she does, Kylie!

That girl is crazy!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Testament of Love

I recently read an article called, “Scenes From a Marriage” in which a lady shares a journal of happy moments that she collected during her second marriage. It was important for her to document these memories because it helped her to stay on course during tough times. I thought it was a testament of love, a representation of commitment, and a document of faith. She writes down small things, however it was in the small things that she found joy. She calls these memories, “The List.” It included moments such as her husband teaching his daughter to change a tire or how when she got mad, her husband would kiss her. It seems that in life it is so much easier to remember the bitter moments while we let the best ones slip our mind. She sums up love perfectly—being appreciated for appreciating her husband. Simple, but true. No one is perfect—but we are still lovable.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Please Pray

My Uncle Greg was in a motorcycle accident yesterday. He's pretty beat up evidently. I don't know all of the details, but he is in intensive care. He was comatose last night, has a neck fracture, had to have some of his intestines removed, and a broken arm. My Mom said he is talking today and doesn't know what hit him or even happened. Anyway, I was very worried last night--very scared he wouldn't make it. He sounds like he is going to pull through this, but they did have to do another surgery last night to remove some blood clots, so I know he's still pretty serious. So, please pray that he's alright!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Day Off!

Well, I took the day off today...I really need to catch up on so much stuff....however, I haven't accomplished much. I did go watch Weston's baseball camp today--that was worth it. He had a great time and is improving so much! Friday night's game against IC will be our toughest game yet! Our team has been the focus of controversy as other teams have tried their hardest to get us out of their way...and this is church league TEEBALL! It's funny!
Anyway, I am playing catch up today--although I have a feeling I am still going to be very behind at the end of the day....

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Progress...Well, sort of!

Ok, I have made progress first of all...but, not as much as I had anticipated! The living room/dining room is COMPLETELY painted--trim and all!! Yeah! Weston's room is COMPLETELY painted--Woo Hoo! However, I didn't get to setup the furniture and organize his room. The rails to his bed haven't made it in yet, so really it wasn't possible, but I did run out of time too. Oh well. I do want to scrub his windows and get the floor vacuum first anyway. That way, it's clean....for the last time! :)
The weekend went well besides painting--lots of teeball games, too.
I am so ready to move--it feels so good to have rooms w/doors, painted walls, and plenty of space.
My class is going alright. I just don't have the time/energy to put in it as I should, but I am managing to survive at least. Only 2 more weeks. Can you believe this class has passed this fast. THEN, I have ONE more course left and it's only SIX weeks long--I am ALMOST DONE!!! YIPPEE! I am SOOOO ready.
Well, I have some work to do, so that's it for this evening!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

Now how many people would say they would rather be at home instead of Las Vegas? I am one...why? Well, our conference was shortened, so for one thing, I didn't even get to see Vegas. Secondly, my new house is almost done, so I am READY TO MOVE! Plus, I've been to Vegas 4 other times, so I don't feel like I am missing out. Anyway, I started painting on the new house last weekend...slowly but surely I will get it renovated. Weston's bedroom suite has arrived, so I plan to put his room together this weekend--that's my big goal, to have his room painted and set-up by Sunday evening--I'll report back on that. Don't hold your breath either!! :)