Archive for August, 2007

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Friday, August 31st, 2007

I took Iz to Bear today. He works very well with her and gave me some tips to try this week. When Camilla had izzy walking in the walkable the other day I noticed she was pulling her leg in and I talked to Bear about it today. He gave me some great things to try and a good explanation of what she was doing. We showed up to that appointment an hour early ya’ll. That wouldn’t be a big deal, but I was really frantically driving to make our appointment (thinking it was an hour earlier). I even got stuck at a train! It was a long long train. I counted 25 cars and didn’t start counting until it was at least half way over. Anyway, me & iz ran to T.J. Maxx (thought of you Julie) and I found a cute purse… and lots of really cute stuff. But, we couldn’t shop all morning.

While I was checking out the girl in front of me had a little girl about 2. She had the same shoes Izzy had and the mama had the same shoes I had. lol. We got a good laugh. It was even funnier when we were both loading up strollers in the backs of our identical suburbans!

So we made it back to Bear and then headed to the credit union and guess what????
Remember last time I blogged about being frustrated about being in line so long there and the van in front of me? I looked up and was behind that very same van! Can you believe that? There were 8 lanes open, about 20 cars in line in each lane. What are the odds that I was behind that same van that last time sent that capsule up that shoot about fifty gazillion times? But, they only sent it up once and me and Izzy did a happy dance and went on our way.

faith lift fridays ~ twenty third psalm

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd = That’s Relationship!
I shall not want = That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures = That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters = That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul = That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = That’s Guidance!

For His name sake = That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death =

That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil = That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me = That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me = That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies =
That’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil =That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over = That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = That’s Blessing !

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = That’s Security!

Forever = That’s Eternity!

Encourage others and yourself!

Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I saw this over at Elizabeth’s blog and wanted you to see it. I was literally sobbing by the end of this video. Like Elizabeth said, it is long… five minutes long. But it is such a powerful illustration of the fight we are fighting. If you start it scroll down on the sidebar and hit the pause button on the music player.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I peter 5:7

bloggy fun

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Nan over at Life is Like a Lunchbox is at it again with yummy bloggy giveaways! Last time is was adorable aprons. This time is yummy delicious soap. I love soap. I have a thing about smelling soap. You can ask Julie… or maybe don’t ask Julie (lol)… Anyway, click on the button below to sign up for Summer Soap Celebration!

I mentioned Haley’s avon contest the other day! There’s still time to sign up here.

Five minutes for mom is giving this away! You can sign up here!

A tag ~ meme

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I’ve been tagged by tasha

Some Facts About Me:

Three names you go by?

  1. Annie
  2. Mother
  3. Mom

Three physical things you like about yourself?

  1. my eyes
  2. my height (6’1″)
  3. my hands

Three parts of your heritage?

  1. irish
  2. american indian
  3. dutch

Three things you can’t stand?

  1. trash
  2. fruit
  3. germs

Three things that scare you?

  1. guns
  2. being approached at walmart by scary looking people asking for money.
  3. the possibility of #2 and #1 combined.

Three of your favorite shows?

  1. top chef
  2. monk
  3. project runway

Three movies you watch over and over again?

  1. beaches
  2. steel magnolias
  3. sleepless in seattle

Three movies you would like to watch?

  1. the one before flywheel, on my bbuster queue
  2. the ultimate gift
  3. the nanny diaries

Three of your everyday essentials?

  1. bible
  2. coke and sonic ice
  3. laptop

Three things you are wearing now?

  1. nightshirt
  2. ponytail holder
  3. unders…

Three things you want in a relationship?

  1. respect
  2. love
  3. honesty

Three physical things about the opposite gender that appeals to you?

  1. Eyes
  2. lips
  3. smile

Three bad habits?

  1. crunching ice constantly
  2. blowing bubbles (gum)
  3. doing things too fast.

Three career you’re currently considering pursuing?

  1. christian
  2. wife
  3. mother

Three of your favorite hobbies?

  1. blogging
  2. blogging
  3. blogging

Three places you want to go on vacation?

  1. Disneyworld (going Oct 3!)
  2. Hawaii
  3. Greece

Three kids name you like?

  1. Isabelle
  2. Bailey
  3. Emelia
  4. Amanda

Three things you want to do before you die?

  1. see Izzy walk & talk
  2. get ‘it’ right.
  3. raise my children to be happy Christian adults.

Three things that stereotypically prove you’re a girl?

  1. I hate to be wind blown.
  2. I always wear lipgloss.
  3. I hate to get my hands dirty.

Three people I tag?

  1. you
  2. you
  3. and you!

time travel tuesday ~ honey we’re having a baby edition

Monday, August 27th, 2007

How did you find out you were pregnant, how did you share the news with your hubbie… how did you tell your family?

Come travel back to the day you found out you were pregnant and share it with the group!

I’m not sure why I chose this topic, I didn’t have anything in mind…
I have friends who were so incredibly creative in how they shared the big news with their hubby or family.
Take Mendy, she found out she was preggers right before Christmas. She bought little baby items like bottles and bibs all decorated for the holidays and wrapped them for each family member. She asked them to all unwrap at the same time. I think it took them a minute, but they were very excited. Especially considering she had waited a while to get married and have children.
When we found out we were pg with Amanda it was time for Matt’s sister Jane Ann’s wedding.
Before the wedding we were served champagne and I remember thinking I had to pretend to sip the champagne because I didn’t want to take away from her special day by announcing our news. (and yes I know a single glass of wine or champagne was fine, I had discussed it with the dr. I was just being very careful).
We waited until they returned from their honeymoon to tell Matt’s family.
With each child I had a shirt made for Matt to wear that said “COACH” on the front and “PETTIGREW” on the back with “01, 02, 03, and 04” He still has those t-shirts, although his 01 shirt, being 17 years old is pretty thin. I always thought with each of the next babies after Amanda this would be a wonderful way to tell Matt about our new baby. . . I just couldn’t wait long enough to go get the shirt, being the big mouth that I am :o).
I remember Amanda let the news slip to Matt’s family when we found out we were having Bailey. Maybe a little earlier than we would have. By the fourth child I think we were starting to scare some family members. My mother’s mother had 14 children. When asked about why she would have so many her reply would always be, “who would I send back?”
Matt and I pretty much had always said we would have four children.
After Isabelle was born, Matt suggested five wouldn’t be a bad number either.
I called my OBGYN that day to schedule a tubal.
Four was the perfect number.
For us.

mpm ~ august 27

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Why am I up at 11:55 p.m. writing my menu???
Well to answer that question you would have to address it to my sidekick Isabelle, who will not go to sleep!!! She must be excited about pre-k tomorrow, I guess I shouldn’t have mentioned it as I was laying her down to sleep, huh? She’s much too cute to be irritated with, so I am trying to make productive use of this time that I would normally (and happily) be dreaming of ice cream and unicorns…

refried beans (fat free)
mexican corn


unbelievable spinach calzones


Jenna’s Teriyaki glazed chicken

what else do you serve with this Jenna?


Taco meatloaf
spanish rice




Paula & John coming and cooking my favorite pasta because John was at a golf tournament my birthday weekend and offered a raincheck on my meal! woo hoo!!!

Pot luck at church
Italian in theme
Taking Barb’s spinach pasta… don’t know if it is italian, but it is yummy!

To join in on mpm, head over to org. junkie!

weekend reflection~

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Is it just me or has bloggville been super quiet this week/weekend?
I haven’t been on much either, Matt got this new thing called an internet tablet or nokia n800. Have you seen these things? It’s like a little portable computer… anyway, Bailey has been turning his dslite into a mini computer by doing something with some kind of card and they have been using my laptop for all their little experiments. I was so busy yesterday I hardly missed it, but today I finally asked to see my laptop for a minute. :o). There are other computers here! I think I did two thousand loads of laundry yesterday. Not really. It just felt like it. Maybe more like 10? Everyone’s bedding. Everyone’s clothes. UGH.

I mentioned Emelia has started playing softball. I ran down all the supplies required (bat, glove, helmet, face mask, bag, balls) and then yesterday I had to go to ‘town’ to find a certain pair of nike softball shoes. I found them! Came home, more laundry, picked Emelia up from the Kid’s conference. She met the bible man. She said he changed her life. Don’t you love kids? We ran to the ball field to meet the coach and give her $$ and the birth certificate and she wasn’t there. So we went shopping some more, the rain last week resulted in a green pool. again. I’m so sick of that pool. Seriously.

Our neighbor across the street called to wake us up this morning, she asked if we had looked outside yet this morning. We hadn’t. So we did. She got teepeed. She is 71 and on oxygen. She thinks the neighbor kids did it. I just hope it wasn’t meant for Amanda (since teenagers usually do it to each other) but Amanda assured me anyone meaning to teepee her would know our vehicles and would not make that mistake. Who teepees a 71 year old? weird.

Church today was great. Me and Iz lasted the entire service without a trip to the cry room. She doesn’t cry really, just gets tired of being there so we go sit in the other room so we aren’t disruptive. She did great today and looked so cute. Jenna, I put that polka dot bow you sent on her with a hot pink sun dress today. She looked so cute and we thought of you all morning.

So this week was great, every day when I picked up Izzy from school I got good reports. I wrote about some of them here. She is doing really good and loves pre-k. All the kids love school. There have been very minimal complaints. I told ya’ll that Amanda made a 100 on her trig test. She is in an act prep class with a goal of making at least a 33 on her act. Go Amanda.

I feel like I have to explain the harpo marx comment. He was playing. But, after I looked at the pic of Harpo, he may be right :o). It’s really going to take some getting used to. Thank you all for your sweet comments about it. You are really great friends and so sweet. I’m going to straighten it next, maybe it will look cute like that? Several people asked how hard it is to fix, well… I wash it, comb it, and then put some mousse in it and scrunch it up a little and that’s it. Pretty easy. It’s just so big. Enough hair talk.

Guess what I did last night when my computer was hijacked, Izzy was asleep, laundry was done and it was too late for anything else? Worked on goodmail! I have a bag by the front door ready to take to the post office tomorrow. I love sending goodmail probably more than getting it. I had so much fun writing notes to my friends.

In the kitchen this week, I stuck with my menu all week! It all worked out great. I love making progressive meals like that. Makes me feel like susie homemaker. Today I wanted something to be ready when we got home from church and had wiped out pretty much all our food (well, not really, but a box of mac and cheese or scalloped potatoes and peas didn’t sound great) so I put an onion in the crockpot with butter, sliced a pound of mushrooms, pressed some garlic, threw in a few cans of tomatoes, some spices, some parm cheese and cooked it while we were at church. Came home and cooked some pasta and broccoli, I had pulled a loaf of ww french bread out of the freezer so I sliced it up, melted butter with a couple of cloves of garlic, a dash of italian seasonings, a pinch of crushed red pepper, and a palm of parm. Poured it down each slice and poured the cheese in the bottom across the top. Wrapped it in foil and baked at 350 for 25 min. It was a yummy- meatless meal. Even Bailey ate it. Tonight we’ll have grilled cheese and tomato soup after church and then I have no idea. I haven’t made my menu yet… Guess that will be a job for late tonight or tomorrow.

I am adding a new part to my weekend reflections. Prayer requests.
Here are some of the people I am praying for now…

  • Izzy’s healing.
  • Parker
  • Heather
  • Luke
  • Abbie
  • Kat’s travel
  • Marcia’s recent loss
  • Jenna’s cold and adjustment to school
  • Collin
  • Judi
  • Julie (joyful days), loss of her mother
  • Susan’s granddaughter Oksana, and Susan
  • Darla, one of my oldest bffs from way back who is a minister’s wife and stranded in a place she is not happy. (sorry Darla, love you too)

Praise reports…

  • Julie’s (gigi’s little blog) mom’s good test results
  • Izzy’s great week at school

If you have any prayer requests, please add them in your comments so that I can add them on. I think prayer is so important and a wonderful thing to do for each other.

God’s love
great friends
loving family
cool house
clean car
happy kids
sonic ice
big hair

image meme

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Lorie tagged me for this image meme, and I keep forgetting to do it… so here it is!
Here are the rules:1) Go to Google.2) Click on Google images.3) Type in your name and search.4) Re post (w/ a link) the picture of the oddest, craziest, strangest, coolest, oldest, etc. person that shares your name. Post multiples if you find a few you like.5) Pass it on to at least 5 other people.

This one said Annie O’Donnell 1925

Annie Lennox
Annie is on duty?

I expected to find this image…
You’re tagged!!!