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manic monday

Monday, August 11th, 2008

How would your friend describe you to someone who has never seen you?

Tall. Blond.

Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?

Ultimately I trust God to protect me, but as far as people go I trust my parents because I know they love me and Matt, for the same reasons…

For the LORD God is our light and protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the LORD withhold from those who do what is right. Ps. 84:11

If you died or went missing, who would miss you?

Same, parents and Matt. and the kids. And as janet pointed out I do have lots of friends who would miss me too and Betty 🙂 .
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Monday, August 11th, 2008

The kids are heading out to school, one by one… It just seems odd for school to start so early. Everyone here, well technically not everyone… just Matt and Emelia are very sunburned from the slip n slide Saturday at church. There were so many people there it was crazy! They had almost 200 backpacks loaded with school supplies to give away and they were gone in the first 20 minutes. They served 600 hot dogs. It was a great outreach. The goal next year is to have 500 backpacks ready for the school kids. Matt helped all day and got so much sun, all the kids and teens at church yesterday looked like sore lobsters. I went up there around noon, it was my birthday. I left and had lunch with mom… and we went to JCPenny’s. She’s redoing her kitchen and wanted a new topper for her window. We decided to shop the fabric and make one instead of buying one. That’s the plan for today. It was a nice day.

Sunday morning Matt and Izzy stayed home from church. So I had a fun class with all the jr. high kids. We studied about things that are temporary and things that are eternal. We talked about what we would do if we found out we only had a short time to live… would we run buy a new fancy car to drive for the one day? It was unanimous that a new car would be our last priority and it was a great perspective into what is really important. From class we went to church and had the guest. Nathan Tasker is a singer/songwriter from Australia. He was awesome and his message between songs went right along with what we studied in class. I bought both cd’s afterwards. I have been listening to them a lot. He was so good and so are the words to the songs.

After church I grilled some burgers and corn for lunch… and then went down and colored and cut mom’s hair and trimmed dad’s hair… and made corn casserole for my SIL Terri. Her dad was in the hospital this weekend. They came over for dinner and a little birthday party.

Today I have plans to have lunch with my friend Laura. Her birthday is tomorrow and we always get together for our birthdays. I think we’re going to have German food…

Tonight I’m grilling chicken, a light dinner with some fresh broccoli.

I will grill extra chicken and have grilled chicken salad Tuesday (can you tell I’m on diet mode… after all the birthday goodies?)

Wednesday I’m going to make a batch of black bean burritos.

Thursday is brats and something light on the side.

Friday we’ll grill burgers.

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So much to do this week… hopefully with the kids back in school things will slow down during the day enough to get some projects done. I have a stack of CADs calling my name… and a bed to make, and clothes to fold blah blah blah! Have a great Monday.


week in review

Monday, August 11th, 2008

week in review text
Week’s Weather … !

Sunday Sermon special guest from Australia.

Life lessons … Summer goes too fast.

Favorite Meal(s) Baja chicken tacos with rice and corn cakes at Cheesecake Factory thanks to my sweet brother Mike who treated me for my birthday!

Treasured Moment(s)…Lunch with Mike, lunch with mom, lunch with melody.

Simple Pleasures… snuggling and kissing izzy, hanging clothes on the line.

Talked with mom, melody, julie, miki, matt, amanda, bailey, emelia, antoinette, edna.

Impacting National News… edward’s indiscretions, Summer olympics starting.

Personal my birthday, getting ready for school to start.

Things I Read : still working on Twilight. Bailey has started on the second book and is really pushing me! Devos. Bible.

Movies/Videos the stranger “mary & martha.”

Places We Went Ted’s (melody & bailey), orthodontist for bailey, cheesecake factory (mike), sante fe (mom).

Budget Savers/Busters savers/gas is down a little. I paid 3.37 a gallon! got $100 lamp for 14!

Blessings: people who love me.

Challenges getting my closet cleaned out! yikes!

Accomplishments: Did more hair… another girl from church needed hair done for school and couldn’t afford going anywhere so I highlighted and cut it for her. It turned out really cute! went five days without using dryer.

Family Happenings SIL’s father in hospital, school starts monday!


my pedicure… yes, the tips of my toes are pink with white polka dots… what about it?


Mike took this when we were on our way to lunch…


Some fun mail I got today from Nancy, Jodi, and the Internet Cafe girls! Thank you so much!!!


A few of the girls at the slip n slide!



birthing and birthdays…

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I always say (when the kids have birthdays) that I should be getting a present since it was such a painful day in my life LOL! So today when I went to my parent’s house to go to lunch, and was given my birthday present, I gave mom a present too. I told her happy birthday and that it was her day too since she birthed me years ago. I think I’m going to do this every year. I don’t think it’s about giving a big gift, just acknowledging the day for the mother too. Us moms remember those days of birth so clearly.

Mom mom gave me something on my wish list. The shark sweeper! I have been considering buying one for a while and am excited to use it.

Well, there are eleven whole minutes left of my birthday…. so I guess I’m heading to bed. Goodnight.

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Monday, August 11th, 2008

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