Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I was reading Real Simple magazine last night and they had a really good question in it this month. What is the last book you read in one sitting? I haven't read a book straight through in years but the last book I did read in one sitting was Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson and I can still remember it. All I can say about this book is "unforgettable."

Friday, March 26, 2010


This is one of my favorite Christian songs. The video that goes with it is awesome. I hope you all enjoy it. For more Then Sings My Soul Saturdays you can visit Amy's blog Signs, Miracles and Wonders.

Which Way to Heaven?

Reverend Billy Graham tells of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Dr. Graham thanked him and said, "If you'll come to the Baptist Church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to heaven."

The boy replied, "I don't think I'll be there... You don't even know your way to the post office."

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Can you say "gotta have vanilla"



Today I made these brownies. They were awesome. The best thing about them is they are organic. I coupled them with a scoop of Stoneyfield Farms organic ice cream I bought at Whole Foods. All I can say about the Stoneyfield Gotta have vanilla ice cream is "Oh My God." I will never, ever buy another brand of ice cream. For junk food, these two products are top of the line, and organic to boot.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Brandon's Birthday

At Bubba Gumps

Happy Birthday Brandon

It's my son Brandon's 18th birthday. Time really does fly. I am not sure what we are doing tonight to celebrate but he did get to celebrate with his friends last night. This picture is of him and his girl going to the prom last week.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Rielyn

Hoping my granddaughter has a great birthday over there in Mexico. She is 2 years old today. Praying for her to have a happy and blessed year.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meet Savannah...

This is my son's best friend Savannah. Today I am babysitting her and her 2 brothers because her mom has an appointment for her baby sister at the neurologist. Her 4 month old sister has epilepsy. Or what they thought was epilepsy but now have discovered may be something on her brain that is causing these strange seizures. Please pray for Haley who is only 4 months old has already suffered a grand mal seizure. Anyway Savannah and Darrian are enjoying a little snack and each others company.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 2 Spring Break

Day two of Spring break went well. We decided to go to the pool because it was such a nice day. What do you think the kids want to do tomorrow? The Ice Palace. So much for 70 degrees and sunny.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Farrell's

Today the kids were off for Spring break. With my 12 year old off to the pool with the teen center, I decided to take my 10 and 6 year old to lunch at the local old fashioned ice cream parlor,Farrell's.



Farrell's...part 2




Sunday, March 14, 2010

In search of the perfect green smoothie


Last week I bought a vitamix machine and now I am trying out every smoothie recipe for green smoothies that I can find. I think I've gotten pretty close to one my family will enjoy. The kid on the right doesn't like any vegetables at all including carrots, corn and mashed potatoes. Occasionally he will eat a salad made with only lettuce. Today I got him to drink his veggies. This smoothie contained cabbage, carrots and spinach. I'll be thanking God for this one tonight.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring break


The kids are on Spring Break from school this week so we should be able to do a lot of family things. Play games until late at night, go see movies, go to the beach, stay up late, and just have a fun time. The kids look forward to this and when they get back to school it will be only 2 months before summer break and 4 months until we move who knows where. Basically this is the calm before the storm. The storm of packing up and getting ready to leave. The Army still has not stationed us, but they will, they always do.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Welcome to my library


I spent a part of yesterday loading up my new bookcases. My daughter said I didn't have enough books to fill them. Obviously I do.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Yesterday I bought 2 large bookcases from Walmart. They're pretty nice and not to expensive. They should hold all of my books. My 19 year old daughter was nice enough to put them together, which only took about 4 hours to complete both. I think she did a great job. Now all I need to do is fill them.

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Little Taste of Oxaca....






My daughter Kira and her family are living in Oxaca, Mexico. I'm sharing a bit of the place not many people know about. The 5th largest city in Mexico.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


I will be starting this book this week. I am a huge Danielle Steel fan. What is everyone else reading?

Monday, March 01, 2010

First Assembly of God Moanalau. Vanessa was in a human video with her young adult's (The Reef) group at church. She is sitting on the stage in the front row with her friend and she doesn't get up until about 3 or 4 minutes in. It was really good.
Filmed from the left at night service:
Filmed from the right at the morning service.