Monday, July 19, 2010


Having a loving family is so great. A few cousins, sister and I went and celebrated my cousin Cindy's birthday tonight at the Cheesecake Factory.

Man oh man is their chopped salad divine, and I don't use that term loosely. I want to go back and eat another one as soon as I am hungry again.

It occurred to me that I don't know how old Cindy is now. Does it really matter though? Seven of us got together. We chatted, laughed, ate, drank, and had a merry 'ol time.

I'd write more about what we chatted about, but frankly, I believe that was just between us girls. If you are a girl, you know how it is. Some things aren't meant for the public, only for us girls.

So, thanks Cindy for having a birthday. Thanks Becky for arranging the dinner. Thanks guy who brought me my yummy food. And, thanks food for being so yummy. Seriously. Get the Factory Chopped Salad. It will make your taste buds sing and allow a little extra room for a glass of wine and some cheesecake.


Sunday, July 18, 2010


Man, I love my iPod.

I don't know what I did without it before.

I just feel badly for my family. They have to hear me sing to it without hearing the actual music. It's like karaoke without the music.


Or, I listen to sermons and make agreement noises, or disagreement noises.

That doesn't seem as bad though. Maybe just a little curious to those who don't know what I am listening to.

I just started downloading free clips from news shows. I was so excited because I am at my mom's just waiting to leave to go to dinner and I thought now would be a good time to listen/watch some of these clips. Well, something went wrong. I must have turned it off before it fully downloaded onto my iPod. Now I am crying. Except I'm not. I only had two clips semi-downloaded so far so it was a total fail.

It's okay though because I still love my iPod.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Live on Your Toes!

This is my new life motto.

I discovered it last night.

Dan and I were chatting about the world ending soon, or not ending soon.

(Isn't that what you do on a Friday night with your husband?)

This was all on the heels of discussing the recent earthquake in MD and people thinking the world is coming to an end as a result of the earthquake and the blizzards they got this winter.

It isn't a secret that the world will end one day, at least not in my mind.

So, I simply said that we should focus on living in a way that we are not surprised when Christ returns. We should be expecting Him to the point where when He comes we are able to say, "We've been expecting you! So nice to see you!" To which I then said, "You just need to live on your toes!" Then I got excited and made that my life motto.

Don't be surprised if you hear those words come out of my mouth a time or two with a little giggle attached. Because while I believe it's true, Dan and I did have a good laugh over it. And, I was able to use it again before the night was over.

Good times with my hubster. He's the best.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Green Eyes

Elijah commented about my green eyes today. His favorite color is green. Next thing I know he says, "I am going to say a prayer about something real quick." This is what he prayed ...

"Dear Heavenly Father, Please make my eyes green. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

A few minutes later he said, "Are my eyes green now?"

Dan took this one. He explained that God is not like a genie who just grants wishes. He only gives us what He knows is best for us, just like he and I only give him what we know is best for him. For instance, we don't let him play the wii all day and night like he would if we let him because we know that's not good for him.

Elijah went on to talk about a woman in the Bible who prayed in a quiet place for a baby and God gave her one so he thought that God would give you a baby if you prayed for one.

We had the sweetest conversation with Elijah. His mind amazes me with what he asks questions about. I love it. And, I love Google. How else could I have explained to him how our eye balls work and how the sun works? Thank you Google for making me seem smart. And thank you God for giving me such a tender hearted curious little boy.