Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 120 - Saturday, April 30

I made 3 batches of Puppy Chow today for the concession stand at the Mr. LRCA contest at school.  Of which I will also now be working since my son is in charge and has strep throat.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 119 - Friday, April 29

My neighbor and good friend moved out today.  This picture made me very sad.....not only is the room empty but I have always loved this chandelier.  She usually had fruit, lemons or limes, in the middle and bright colored beads strung around the outside.  I am really going to miss her and miss sitting on her front porch visiting.

Day 118 - Thursday, April 28


Soooo happy to see blue skies!!!

Day 117 - Wednesday, April 27

Our cable, phone and internet have been out since Monday's storm.  This is where I have to sit to piggy back on my neighbors internet across the street!  I do love my neighbors!

Day 116 - Tuesday, April 26

My roses took a beating in the storm last night.
Not one petal left on the bushes....so sad.

Day 115 - Monday, April 25

We were supposed to be having a Dyngus Day party with our staff and elders tonight, but this tornado and severe thunderstorm trumped the party!  ugh!  This was a pretty scary storm that 7 people in AR lost there lives in.  So thankful we are all safe.

Day 114 - Sunday, April 24

 So happy to have my brother and his family here for Easter!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 113 - Saturday, April 23

 Jason came home today with his best friend.  I love having a full house...even if they are all asleep!!!

And a full table is even better!!
I love having my brother and his family here!!
I am praying there will be many more times if Kayley comes to OBU!!!!

Day 112 - Friday, April 22

 we had a wonderful Good Friday Service tonight.
Our worship pastor had set up different stations to remember what Christ had done for us.
Here we remembered where Christ said he would take our sins/burdens as far as the deepest ocean.  The rocks represented our burdens and as we prayed we dropped them in the water.
Here we wrote names of friends/family members or areas of little rock that needed to know Christ's redeeming love and place them on this wall of rememberance. 
What a special night.

Day 111 - Thursday, April 21

My brother came in with his family and we took our kids to see OBU today.  Kayley was offered a position on the softball team for the fall!!!  Despite all the rain, it was a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 110 - Wednesday, April 20

 found out yesterday afternoon that the location for our Fine Arts luncheon fell through. It need to be a place close to the school (they were coming on their lunch hour), so I agreed to have the lunch at my house.  The food was catered so all I had to do was host 25 teachers and FA council members.  It really turned out nice!!
 Kind of funny seeing a school bus in my driveway!!

Day 109 - Tuesday, April 19

MORE storms tonight!!!
This turned into more tornadoes....ugh!!
I am really getting tired of this.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 108 - Monday, April 18

I am on the Fine Arts council at school and we are having an appreciation lunch for our fine arts teachers Wednesday.  this is our gift to the teachers!  Love these tumblers!  The cross is our Fine Arts logo.
We are also selling them as a fundraisers....so I have 145 of these in my dining room at the moment.

Day 107 - Sunday, April 17


Sunday was a great day!!
It had the potential of going in the other direction because it started out with the power still being out at the church.  The tornadoes on Thursday night caused this tree to fall on the power lines to our church.
 There are still lots of people without power in LR, so they didn't get to us before Sunday.  But the morning could not have gone better!
I set up the K-5th grades outside on the patio and once they were all there, we took them up to the basketball courts for their lesson.  The day was beautiful and they loved being outside!

And the service was one of the best ever...even without a sound system or lights!!
So wonderful when God shows up like that!
 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 106 - Saturday, April 16


I really can't explain to you how wonderful it is to worship in one place with 8,000+ women.  It just took your breath away.  
But here is just a sample of what it was like:
video
 
It really doesn't do it justice.

After the conference, most of our group walked over the Arkansas River to the other side and had lunch at the River Market.....what a perfect day!!!
 

Day 105 - Friday, April 15

Went to Beth Moore Live tonight with 30 ladies from my church.  What an incredible conference!!

 Beth was amazing. 
I will be writing a post about it later but, I was blown away by how personal she was and how she moved in and out of the audience through out her talks.

Day 104 - Thursday, April 14

 
No picture today.
All I had was frustration on EVERY side.
It even ended with terrible storms, 3 tornadoes and hail.
pretty much just want to skip over today.

Day 103 - Wednesday, April 13

Do you know what this is?
It is one of my favorite candies....caramel apple sucker!!
You can't find them ANY where any more and certainly not in Arkansas. But a dear friend found them in Texas and she shared her treasure with me......I love her!!

Day 102 - Tuesday, April 12

 Spring is so pretty in Arkansas!!!

Day 101 - Monday, April 11

God really showed up today by putting circumstances together so that I could encourage my son who was having a bad day.  I love that my son saw very clearly that God cares for him..even in the little details.  And I saw clearly that God loves my son even more than I do....wow.

Day 100 - Sunday, April 10

This is my friend Bill.  He had our CrossWalk kids completely mesmerized this morning with a monologue he did on Judas.  I don't think they moved an inch!!  He even grew the beard just for this lesson.  He has such a heart for these kids and I am so thankful for him!!!

Day 99 - Saturdy, April 9

Wow, today was a busy, busy day!!!
I worked all morning, got to go shopping with my friend Cyber Hermit, cleaned my house and celebrated my husbands birthday....he chose sushi and a movie! 
Great way to end a week!!!

Day 98 - Friday, April 9

Happy Birthday to my husband!!!

 I worked registration at the YoungLife Golf tournament this morning. 
It was HOT! But very fun!

Here is my husband teeing off....
.....playing golf on his birthday = perfect for him!!!
 

Day 97 - Thursday, April 7

This cracked me up. 
My neighbor (who cuts her trees like round balls) apparently mowed for the first time of the season and scalped her lawn.  The funny thing to me is that she left it like this for days before she finished the job.  I couldn't get a better picture of it because I didn't want her to see me taking it!!!  But those round tracks around the round cut tree is just to hilarious!!!

Day 96 - Wednesday, April 6

 My first rose bud of the season!!!  I can't wait to see it pop out!

Day 95 - Tuesday, April 5

 My azaleas are gorgeous!!!

Day 94 - Monday, April 4

We had some work done in our house.  While I certainly appreciate that the workman tented themselves so as not to get dust/shavings all over my house....they looked pretty funny!!!  This is one of 2 pictures I took on the sly this week!  :)

Day 93 - Sunday, April 3

 This is one spoiled dog.....but we love her!!!  And are glad she is well and back to her sweet self again!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 92 - Saturday, April 2

 I am sooooo glad spring is here!!!
My yard is bursting with color!
It was absolutely gorgeous out today.  And a good day to stain the deck....we put our good friend Mark to work since he is visiting....he may think twice next time! ha!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 91 - Friday, April 1

No April fools joke here!
I received this fun package from Amy!!!
Thanks so much!!!

Day 90 - Thursday, March 31

Marinated cheese I made for an appetizer tonight.  This was SO good.  You can find the recipe here.

Day 89 - Wednesday, march 30

Today to kick off our new bible study, we had a brunch at one of the member's houses.  It was so good....the food and the bible study!!

Day 88 - Tuesday, march 29

This is what it looks like when you have 3 kids and 2 are twins!!!
It's a handful!

Day 87 - Monday, March 28

This is the tortilla soup I made tonight.  I put leftover pork from last night in it instead of chicken.  This has to be the best tortilla soup (and easiest) I have made.  Find the recipe here.

Day 86 - sunday, March 27

Had to say goodbye to Jason tonight as he heads back to school.  :(