Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I'm leaving tomorrow for a tennis tournament in Pinehurst. Yippeeee!!! My sweet little team won our 3.5 adult league division and now we get to play with the big dogs. There are 12 of us in all and four who are 70+ years old. Can you believe it? Talk about inspiration. We play four matches and if we win we'll play a few more. I'll be away from home for at least three days and...drum roll please...sleeping in a hotel and not cooking or cleaning!

This break from the norm is just what I've been needing but I'm gonna miss my kiddos something fierce. They are staying with my sister and brother-in-law for a few of nights (Hubby, too, will be out of town) which is Dylan's dream come true. He adores his older cousins. Emory has never been away from me for that long but I know she'll be loved and cuddled until I return.

Oh, I'm so lucky!! Thanks God!!

Monday, June 28, 2010


from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Rest with Me a while. You have journeyed up a steep, rugged path in recent days. The way ahead is shrouded in uncertainty. Look neither behind you nor before you. Instead, focus your attention on Me, your constant Companion. Trust that I will equip you fully for whatever awaits you on your journey.

I designed time to be a protection for you. You couldn't bear to see all your life at once. Though I am unlimited by time, it is in the present moment that I meet you. Refresh yourself in My company, breathing deep draughts of My Presence. The highest level of trust is to enjoy Me moment by moment. I am with you, watching over you wherever you go.

This devotional spoke volumes to me today so I thought I'd share it with you:)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lessons Learned

Cookie dough after breakfast is o.k. if you are willing to give up all that is peaceful.

You can take a four year old boy to see a play. Halfway through the performance he looked at me and said, "I can't believe I'm getting to see this!" Afterwards he said, "The Beast was my favorite because at first he was mean and then he turned nice."

Baby oil on a slippin' slide sure is fun. However, be prepared to explain to your hubby why there is a long strip of brown grass in the back yard.

Happy Father's Day!

Meet Blue Phish.

He is Hubby's gift from the kids for Father's Day. He survived the car ride home and seems to be enjoying his new pad. Dylan welcomed him home with This Little Light of Mine (one of his favorite songs) and four pellets of grub. Hopefully Hubby will be happy with his new pet...he'll be introduced to Blue Phish tomorrow when he returns from another concert.

Friday, June 11, 2010

"I Poo in Blue"

This cracks me up!!

Friday, June 4, 2010


So, the new playlist makes for a fun run except when a sketchy car from Georgia made me change my route. Weirdo. Now I'm a scared and will have to wait a couple of weeks to run my normal path. At least the new music makes the treadmill more bearable.