Monday, October 27, 2008


I thought this kind of stuff only happened on myspace or livejournal! Here goes anyway...

-Link to the person who tagged you.
-Post the rules on your blog.
-Write Six Random Things about yourself.
-Tag six-or-so other people at the bottom of the post.
-Leave comments on their blogs, letting them know they've been tagged!
-Let the person who tagged you know when you've written the post.

Karen tagged me.

1. I can't stand to sleep in socks. My feet can't breathe!
2. I always told everyone through high school and college that I never wanted to get married and definitely never wanted kids.
3. I am an insomniac - can't get to sleep before 2 a.m. on any given night, unless I'm sick.
4. When I was in high school, I had a daybed. I would take a stack of books and hide underneath it to read.
5. If I have something I really, really love (like a cd or book), I almost always have to give a copy to a friend.
6. I miss my mom.

Tagged: Jennifer, Jacie, Lisa - can't tag more people 'cause I don't know many more people on here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bad day.

Well, today wasn't a terrific day, as most days go. Lexi has been coughing since Sunday morning, so today I finally broke down and took her to the doctor. They think she might have WHOOPING COUGH, because apparently there has been an outbreak in this area of it. MAJOR SUCK for the little girl. :( She had to go to the hospital and have a test done, and we won't know the results until Friday or Monday (at the latest). Either way, no more school this week for her, which bites, because she ADORES school. She begged me to call her teacher and have her work sent home. Ah, my baby!!! <3 She is on medication now (antibiotics), but is still hacking like crazy. Please pray for her!

On another note, she's wicked excited she gets to be home Friday... which is my 32nd birthday.

Friday, October 17, 2008

God is SO GOOD!

You will not believe this story! I am just amazed at the way God works, and this is proof that His hand is in everything, no matter how big or small! Last month I was going to give my sister Josie's old crib (it had never been used, since Josie slept with me). Her mother in law went ahead and bought her a brand new one, even though she'd known I was giving mine to Jennifer. I was mad at the time, but thought, "hey, she deserves a new one," so I let it go. Well, I had my father in law come over today to put it together so I could sell it to Once Upon a Child, and wasn't sure they'd take it, since there were tiny chinks in the wood. He was missing a part, so I looked online to see if it was replaceable, and found out it had been RECALLED in 2007! I HAD NO IDEA!! Apparently several babies had died because of a flaw in its design! (Thank GOD Josie never slept in it, eh?) Well I called the 800 number to get the repair kit, and got no answer. So I called the CSPC hotline, and they said Simplicity (the manufacturer) had gone out of business!!! He told me to take it to Wal Mart or Target, since they seemed to be honoring the purchases and either giving repair kits or new cribs. I took it to Wal Mart, and they REFUNDED THE PRICE OF THE CRIB. I got a gift card for $158.66!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS SO GOOD. He knew the danger of the crib and prevented my sister's baby from being in it!!! So I got some groceries, and the girls got to pick out Halloween costumes, and I FILLED THE CAR UP WITH GAS.

I feel like a millionaire, I am so blessed!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


My current favorite song: Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser

Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet
toward home, a land that i've never seen
I am changing, less and less asleep
made of different stuff than when i began
and i have sensed it all along
fast approaching is the day

when the world has fallen out from under me
I'll be found in you, still standing
when the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you

Theres distraction buzzing in my head
saying in the shadows it's easier to stay
but I've heard rumours of true reality
whispers of a well-lit way


You make all things new
You make all things new
You make all things new
You make all things
You make all things

When the world has fallen out from under me
I'll be found in you, still standing
Every fear and accusation under my feet
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lottery winner? Maybe...

I really feel rich this week. I know I am far from it, but I feel like it!!! Thursday night I went to a bible study on the book of Ruth, led by the fabulous Liz Curtis Higgs. Then Friday, I picked the girls up from school and took them to the library. We got there just in time for storytime - "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day." Then we won two tickets to Derby Dinner Playhouse to go and see the play of the book!! Then today we sold some old toys of Josie's at Once Upon a Child, and I was thinking, "If I'm lucky, I'll get $10 for all this junk." I got $25! We stopped at the mall and Gracie used her gift card from Claire's that Amanda got her, and she bought a best friends necklace for herself and her little friend, Isis. Then we had lunch at McDonald's, which we never do because we never have money! Tonight we're going to church, and then we're going to walk around Harvest Homecoming.

I don't think I've ever felt so rich or blessed in my entire life. <3

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pillowy Puffs of Pumpkiny Pleasure!

Pillowy puffs of pumpkin-y pleasure - as Jason told me, that's a lotta "P's." But that's just what these cookies are; little pieces of pumpkin-flavored heaven!

Pumpkin Cookies

2 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t salt
1/2 c butter (1 stick), softened
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c canned (or fresh) pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

Add butter mixture to the flour mixture, and blend just until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

I used some cream cheese frosting that I had leftover from last weekend's pumpkin cupcakes, and it works so well with these cookies. However, they're also every bit as good when not frosted - heck, they're even good with a spoonful of cool whip between two of them! YUM! I love fall, I adore October, and pumpkin is just way underused as far as I'm concerned. So far this week, I've made pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin pancakes. Tomorrow? Pumpkin bread! Muahahaha!!!

So, so yummy!!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I woke her up this morning with singing, and then after she got dressed, I brought her a chocolate cupcake with a candle in it for breakfast. She was so tickled, she giggled the whole time we sang again!!!