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25 Mar

If your life were a soundtrack, what would the music be?

Here’s how it works:
1. open your itunes library
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for every question, type the song that’s playing
5. new question — press the next button
6. don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool

opening credits:
“If My People Pray” – Avalon

waking up:
“Fat Bottomed Girls” – Glee Cast

first day at school:
“Ever After” – Carrie Underwood

falling in love:
“We’d Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover” – Annie

breaking up:

“Forever” – Chris Brown

“Silent Night” – Sarah McLachlan

life’s okay:
“With A Smile and A Song” – Princess Lullaby Album

mental breakdown:
“White Christmas” – Dean Martin


“Mourning Into Dancing” – Tommy Walker

“Like A Virgin” – Glee Cast  (lololol)

getting back together:
“We Will Overcome” – Jaci Velasquez

“Only Natural” – Steven Curtis Chapman

birth of child:
“One Short Day” – Wicked

final battle:
“Redeemer” – Joel Engle

death scene:
“The Journey” – Steven Curtis Chapman

end credits:
“God Is Always With Us” – Crocodile Dock VBS



6 Dec

one, two, three?

Is this thing on?

I’m a slacer.  A slacer who has to start thining of other words that don’t contain the letter ” “, ’cause mine isn’t woring.


But that’s oay.  There are exciting times a comin’.  Starting with a surprise trip to Disneyland tomorrow for the ids.  We haven’t been since January, and when you’ve had passes, and let them expire for that length of time you will understand that we are well overdue.  Especially when there is a 2 1/2 year old in our midst.

Speaing of 2 1/2 year olds…  He’s officially 2 1/2 years old today.  Excuse me while I go wipe the tears from my eyes.

Alright, I’m bac.  I’ve also been neglecting my blog, because I’ve been obsessed with this one for the last two wees.  My bestie and her family were in China, retrieving their newest little girl, sweet Lauren Grace.  The highlight?  Getting to see and tal to them via webcam the very next day after Lauren was first in their arms for good.  It was simply the best.

What’s the next exciting thing a comin’ you might as?  (Did you just giggle?  Don’t laugh at my missing letters.)  In a crazy, weird, still inconceivable way, I’m accompanying three other friends, and we’re going to Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways Christmas Show.  The 12th day I might add.  Yeah.  Haven’t felt lie sharing simply because I didn’t want to seem as though I was bragging, but I’m simply beside myself with excitement and cannot eep it in any longer.  Teehee!

So, I now there are some who enjoy pics of the fam as well, so here is an update through pics.  We’ve had Esther’s 9th birthday and Thansgiving.  Enjoy.  Until I get a woring ” “….

November 2010

It’s that time again…

17 Sep

Birthday time.

Time to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

She’s a whole year older today.

Time to celebrate my surprise arrival to my parents today.

I’m also a whole year older today.  (If you haven’t heard the story yet, do tell.  I can share.  I’m certain the four readers I have are familiar with it.)

Time to “celebrate” my blog’s existence.  Today is my blog’s birthday too.  It’s a whole  four years that I’ve had this thing.  I actually like to go back through my archives and see what my life was like 4 years ago.  Kinda neat. (Thanks, Ben.)

So, one big fat HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to all of those babies born out of the love of the holidays. 😉 September is a good month.

Back at it

15 Sep

Back at the routine, the schedule, the early mornings.

(Although the boy gets up early regardless of the day)

Back at Haven.  Our ‘arts academy’ where the girls get their drama on.  This year’s fall show?  ANNIE!  And I have four members of my family involved.  Sarah will be playing Molly, Esther will be July, and Abigail earned the part of Annie.  The fourth member of my family?  That would be Buddy.  Our dog.  He will attempt the role of Sandy.  Oh my.  We shall see.

Back at school.  Three girls in school.  Three different start times.  Awesome.  And back at the homework.  Middle school homework.  Yeah.

Back at just being the boy and me for the day.  It’s been nice.  It’s weird, but still nice.  Especially when nap time comes.  🙂

Back at trying to get and keep the house in some sort of order.  Seems like a never ending job.  But it’s my job, and I do enjoy it.  Especially, when I can get at it without interruption.  Like the other day when I purged toys and books without a whimper, whine, or wince.  Because they weren’t here, and the boy was napping.  🙂  Good times!

So, gettin’ back at it.  Back at blogging too.  Gonna try anyway.  I’m potty training the boy right now, so we’re staying close to home.  🙂  And hopefully back to getting crafty too.  Libby and Mindy keep me motivated in that area.  🙂  Thanks, gals.

Now – back at it!


15 Aug

What?  Pictures from Oklahoma?  I know, it’s hard to contain your excitement.  As soon as the girls were out of school on their last day, we were loading up a borrowed RV and trekking to Oklahoma to visit with the Markmiller’s.  We had a wonderful time with them and can’t wait to get back again.

Here are some pictures from our trip.

Oklahoma 2010


9 Feb

I simply cannot wait to see this girl

sitting in the middle of this family!

It has been confirmed that she is on a plane in the air, flying to America and to her forever family!

I spent the day with this brood while the momma and daddy were on their way across the country for Lovely.  She will, no doubt, be loved by her new siblings.  It will be a sweet sight to see her with them all.  SOON!

Thank you, Lord Jesus!

What to say?

28 Jan

I just don’t know what to say about the struggles our friends, the Benedicts, are having at getting sweet Lovely home.  Hearing she would be arriving in Utah either Thursday or Friday, our friends flew to Utah to be there for her homecoming.  However, they were notified that no children would be leaving Haiti today or tomorrow, and they’re not actually sure when.

My heart breaks.  It is entangled in this family’s plight for getting their daughter home.

Act as you feel led (pray, contact officials), and read the latest post to the parents of these children awaiting their forever families.