Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 303 - Saturday, Oct 30

We hosted a family that came in for the conference.
It was so much funny having small children in my house!!!  I really can't wait to be a grandmother!!  And kids, if you are reading this...that doesn't mean any time soon!!  :)

Day 302 - Friday, Oct. 29

 Our church hosted a conference on the book of Romans this weekend.
We had a professor from DTS come to teach it.
My brain is not used to working this hard, but it is so great!!!
I am just soaking it up!  I will have to post on it on my other blog once I get all my thoughts together.

Day 301 - Thursday, 0ct. 28

No picture today.
I worked a full day and honestly can't even remember what I did other than that!

Day 300 - Wednesday, Oct 27

Got this recipe off of Pioneer Woman's blog this week.
Beef and snow peas......SO GOOD!!!

Day 299 - Tuesday, Oct. 26

 Our marching band taking the field at regional competition
This was our very 1st competition and we took all 1st in each category!!!!
The kids were so pumped!!!

Day 298 - Monday, Oct. 25

Happy Birthday to my son!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 297 - Sunday, Oct 24

Our Hall of Faith is growing!
This week we studied Noah and the kids got to build and ark with food and then eat it!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 296 - Saturday, Oct. 23

I am making lasagna for our life group tomorrow and one of the ladies is on a gluten free diet.  So I got these to use instead of regular noodles.  Anyone ever try these?  I guess I will let you know tomorrow how they are!

Day 295 - Friday, Oct. 22

Tonight we attended evening out for couples put on by MOPS.
There was, of course, a Halloween theme.  
They had planned to have a big fire out on the patio with hay bales to sit on and s'mores to enjoy........but since it has been scorching HOT here in AR with NO rain....there is a burn ban in place.  So this measly little gas burner had to suffice.  It was actually pretty funny and seeing as it did not cool off much tonight, this was much more pleasant!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 294 - Thursday, Oct. 21

 Our football game was an hour away and televised tonight!  
All the band parents caravaned down fun!!!
The band did GREAT!!  I love these kids!!!

Day 293 - Wednesday, Oct. 20

We had someone steal money from our tip jar at work...really?!  It really made me sad that an adult would stoop so low.  So we have now come up with a more tamper-free tip jar.

Day 292 - Tuesday, Oct. 19

Saying goodbye to Jason and Seth
goof balls!!!

Day 291 - Monday, Oct. 18

Jason is home for fall break and he brought a friend of his.  So of course that means a game of Settlers!!!

Day 290 - Sunday, Oct. 17

 Had to say goodbye to my sweet daughter this morning.  But it's just over a month till Thanksgiving when I will see her again!!!!

Then my Besties took me to dinner for my birthday since we were all together!  
I love these ladies!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 289 - Saturday, Oct. 16

 Today was very fun.
A lot of hanging out.  
Watching football was interesting as one of my friends is an HUGE Auburn fan and the other is a HUGE Arkansas fan.....I had more fun watching them!!!
We had a wonderful dinner at a Tai restaurant...yum!

 My great friends Susan and Wendi

My awesome daughter and me!

Day 288 - Friday, Oct. 15

 What a GREAT day!!!!
Alyssa and I spent the morning touring and interviewing at the University of Houston.  She really likes the program and it was a great morning!
 Then we met two of my blogging friends for lunch...
 You know it is a strange phenomena spending time with someone you have never met and yet you feel like you have known each other forever.  Two hours went by in a blink.  I loved getting to know these two ladies in person and also talking about our ministry connection.   They are both as sweet in person as they are on their blogs and I am so thrilled that they took the time to meet me!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 287 - Thursday, Oct. 14

Flying to Houston tonight to see my girl!
The sunset was so beautiful landing in Dallas!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 286 - Wednesday, Oct 13

My college boy will be home this weekend.
I will be seeing my college girl.  
So I decided everyone needed some homemade cookies!

Day 285 - Tuesday, Oct. 12

Since Jared is sick (and I am not feeling to good myself), I am home for the day.  So I spent the afternoon putting together a photo book of my Boston trip.

Day 284 - Monday, Oct. 11

These 3 items = one sick boy!  :(

Day 283 - Sunday, Oct. 10

Our dear friends the Schellhases are back for a very quick visit.  It has been a year since we have seen them and it was so good to give them a hug!!!  They are missionaries in Niger.

After a great visit with Jason, I had to sadly say goodbye to him.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

day 282 - Saturday, Oct. 9

While I made pumpkin bread, I listened to Jason practice for a voice exam next week. Then later in the day, we went to hear Jared play in the all-region orchestra. They were awesome!

Day 281 - Friday, Oct. 8

So many great things happened today....
marching band

...but this was the BEST part for this mama!!!
my college boy asleep on my lap.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 280 - Thursday, Oct. 7

This one will be home tomorrow!!!!

Day 279 - Wednesday, Oct. 6

My friend decorated for Halloween.
But she did it in a way that would cause someone to ask questions and then she could share the gospel. See the cross in the center...

What a great idea!

Day 278 - Tuesday, Oct. 5

We had our worship pastor and his family over for dinner tonight. They just had twins and Steve and I enjoyed holding them and cuddling them. Steve put M down long enough to eat his dessert. I think she wanted some!! She's a girl....she's got to love chocolate!

Day 277 - Monday, Oct. 4

Can you tell what time of year it is?
signs are popping up everywhere!

Day 276 - Sunday, October 3

Our Hall of Faith is growing!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 275 - Saturday, Oct. 2

We did an out door, drive through flu shot clinic this morning at the Pharmacy. It was a bit slow at first, so Riley decided she would drum up some business!!

...and only in Arkansas would someone drive up to a flu shot clinic with a deer in the back.....yuck!!

Day 274 - Friday, Oct. 1

Do you get a bit down when you come home from a trip?
I do....I'm tired, the coffee doesn't taste as good, there is a mound of laundry to do, I have to jump back into my schedule.... cream always helps!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 273 - Thursday, Sept. 30

Today is our last day.
We decided to take it easy in the morning and enjoy our last cup of coffee in Boston and then head to the airport.

And we got on the plane to head home....
..but not before we purchased our last lobster roll at Legal Seafood in the airport. They wrapped it up for us and we dumped the lobster on the salad we were served on the plane for dinner. It ended up being the last lobster roll, but the BEST one we had!!

Mom and I had to split up in Dallas.
So hard to say good bye...not knowing when we will see each other next. But we had such a great time in Boston. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful mom!!!

Day 272 - Wednesday, Sept. 29

Today was our prettiest day ever and perfect because today was the day was was to meet these two friends!!!

Lisa and Karin!!!
Karin and I lived near each other in Indian, but hadn't seen each other for over 5 years. And this was my first time to meet Lisa in person!!! Definitely a highlight for me!!
Lisa brought her kids and Karin brought 3 of her TEN!!

Aiden loved my bracelet!!!

Though the kids had never met, they were fast friends!!
I am a bit jealous these two ladies live relatively close together!!!

After they had to leave, mom and I took a trolley tour of the city.

We ended up at a restaurant my friend Wendi told me about. If you get there before 4:00pm, the lobsters are $10. We loved this place, the Purple Shamrock, it was open air and the people that worked there were so fun!!

We ended our evening at Blue Man Group!!!
What a GREAT day!!!