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It’s Monday …. some memes & stuff.

Monday, November 26th, 2007

It was a pretty good weekend.  We kept baby Will for Julie on Friday night.  Her sweet neice’s life came to an untimely ending last week and the funeral was this weekend.  Please keep their family in your prayers, such a sad situation.  

Ten Things

Saw this over at Weaver mom and thought it would be fun…

1. Babysat baby Will…
2. Got a Christmas tree.
3. Went to church.
4. Cooked corn and green bean casseroles!
5. Trimmed Bailey & Emelia’s hair.
6. Took a nap.
7. Went to dinner at mom’s house.
8. Saw Julie.
9. lots of laundry.
10. Taxi-ed kids.

9 things on my agenda this week:
1. Rearrange furniture in den.
2. put up Christmas tree.
3. Wrap gifts.
4. Clean house!
5. shop for groceries.
6. make a menu.
7. balance checkbook.
8. catch up on bloggy friends.
9. clean out car.

8 shows I’ve watched (last week):
1. Andrew Wommack
2. 20/20
3. Amazing Race
4. Rachel Ray
5. Sesame Street
6. Dora
7. Backyardigans
8. Amazing Grace

7 things I cooked last week:
1. Green bean casserole
2. Corn casserole
3. turkey
4. dressing
5. gravy
6. spinach dip (not actually cooked…)
7. cinnamon rolls

6 things I read this week
1. bible
2. email
3. Andrew Wommack devo book
4. GH Mag.
5. Sale ads for black Friday
6. children’s book

5 Reasons to be happy today (in no particular order)
1. It’s Chilly outside
2. Christmas music is playing on the radio
3. God loves me.
4. I’m healthy & so are my kids!
5. I have great friends.

4 things I need to buy:
1. a laptop :o)!
2. cereal for Izzy.
3. groceries!
4. snack for Izzy to take to school for this month.

3 people I saw this weekend:
1. Julie
2. Alex (her daughter
3. Dylan (bailey’s friend from out of town who spent the weekend here)

2 things I am thankful for right now:
1. God’s love and forgiveness.
2. YOU!

If you haven’t done this yet, consider yourself tagged! (If you do it, please let me know.)

To Know Him” has started a new meme.  It is know and tell Friday!  It’s Monday, but I’m going to participate anyway!

What makes you crazy?
A messy house &/or car!!!
It drives me mad to be in chaos!

Best brand of jeans?
I dunno!  I’m so very tall that sometimes I just buy them in the men’s department so I  can find 36 or 38 in. length.  I like levis, but don’t have a favorite right now.  I’m thinking about trying a new brand!

What do you do on rainy days?
Carry an umbrella and put my hair in a ponytail! :o)!
Not much else, wish for a nap… love naps on rainy days.  It doesn’t happen often enough!

Remember to come back tomorrow to travel all the way back to your Thanksgiving memories!  I’ll have to put on my thinking cap.  (I sound like my mom saying that :o).

a long day…

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Well today was a LONG day.
We headed out of town late morning for Eddie’s funeral.
The family dinner was scheduled for noon, with the funeral at 2 PM.
I didn’t anticipate how sad the funeral would be…
The lunch was nice. The menu was baked ham, corn, baked beans, potato salad, salad, multi-grained rolls, and various desserts.
You never really feel like eating at those dinners, but somehow shove the food in to fill the void of conversation. If that makes sense.
I could hear laughter and conversations, I saw friends and relatives embracing and realized I haven’t seen many of these people since the last funeral in Blanchard.
Eddie’s daughter and son seemed like they were handling it all pretty well.
The funeral itself was very very sad. I cried a bucket of tears. Matt did too.
I still have a cry headache.
Those video montages always get me, it’s like watching someone’s life literally flash before your eyes.
I felt so sad for Evva, Eddie’s daughter. She is a sweet girl and loved her daddy so much. Bryce, Eddie’s son, spoke. I was amazed at how composed he was, how he had the entire congregation laughing and then how he pulled it all together and prayed. It was touching.
I’ve never seen so many flowers at a funeral. It was incredible. I sat and counted but lost track at 50 arrangements. He was loved.
We viewed his body. He looked 80, and was only 54. He had so much life in him, without it he was just a shell. I guess that’s always the case, just seemed more pronounced in Eddie.
It was a beautiful day. Perfect weather. We went to the cemetery and gave last hugs to the family. His sister Betty whispered in my ear as I hugged her, “I pray for your family every single night.” She was having a very hard time, she was the older sister by 18 years and was almost like another mother for Eddie.
We visited both of Matt’s grandmother’s graves while we were there, they have both died in the last year, then drove by Marmar’s old house. Lots of memories there.


Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

George Edgar ‘Eddie’ Binyon, 54, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, was the son of G.W. and Evelyn (Shelton) Binyon. He was born on June 12, 1953, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and died Sunday, September 9, 2007, at his home. Eddie was a 1971 graduate of Blanchard High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central State University in 1975. He was president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Central State University. Eddie was honored as a Former Distinguished Student by University of Central Oklahoma in 1996. He also received his certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner in 1997. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1975. Eddie owned Brown-Binyon Funeral Homes in Chickasha, Verden, and Cyril for over 25 years. He also owned Binyon Funeral Home in Blanchard for six years. He served as president of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association in 1987 and was also named Oklahoma Funeral Director of the year. Eddie also served as a district chairman and governor of the association. He was a board member of Director’s Life Insurance Company. Eddie was the football statistician for the Chickasha Chicks for over seventeen years. The Binyon family was the founding family of the Festival of Light in Chickasha, Oklahoma, in 1993. Eddie was a member and past president of the Chickasha Rotary Club where he was named as a Paul Harris Fellow, a member and past president of the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of Chickasha Certified Cities Steering Committee; he was past president and board member of Frontier Country Marketing Association and past treasurer and member of the Blanchard Lions Club. His latest accomplishment was being a licensed real estate agent.

Amy Wilhoite
Went home to Jesus yesterday
Please remember her family in your prayers.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
23 Psalms

menu plan monday ~ september 10

Monday, September 10th, 2007


Cheesy Mostaccioli
(thanks Lauren)
garlic toast


Barbecue chicken
scalloped potatoes
baked beans


refried beans


curry chicken


date night!

Okay, I’ve written three full paragraphs about things going on… Amanda’s adventure and scary text message last night; my latest weight news; etc… but keep finding myself backspacing the whole thing.

Matt’s uncle Eddie was found dead in his home last night. When we first started dating, Eddie and his lovely family were always around. We watched his children Bryce and Evva grow up. Somewhere along the way his path of life took a detour and he made some wrong choices. I’m sad for him. When Izzy was in the PICU for so long, Eddie was there every day. He would just sit and visit with us and was very helpful. He was really a funny and warm man. For many years he owned the funeral home in his home town and so he always had a funeral story to share, which I never particularly enjoyed… but it was just Eddie. A few months ago when Matt’s grandmother died, it was Eddie who saw to every detail, even fixing her hair to look “like marmar always looked.” My next line of thoughts is something like… the devil can really lead your life in the wrong direction and ultimately ends in death… but, we all know that. I just pray for his children, who are essentially grown now… but it was still their dad.

I’m not sure why I have a very heavy heart today, I think maybe some time on my knees rather than at the keyboard is a good idea.

Be blessed.

Goodbye to Marmar…

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Marmar, Matt’s maternal grandmother passed away this week. She was almost 93 years old and living in Methodist Manor Nursing Facility in Tulsa at the time of her death.
She was truly the sweetest and most content person you could ever know.
About 7 or 8 years ago she broke her ankle and this ended her years living in Blanchard where she was a retired 2nd grade teacher. When she was still living in Blanchard we spent many weekends piling in her house. Those were really good times and great memories. She loved the kids so much. I miss her.
Matt and I went to Blanchard yesterday to meet with the preacher who would be speaking at her memorial along with Paula and John. We spent that time remembering things about Marmar and trying to convey her spirit to him. Afterwards we viewed her body. Although she looked good in spite of her last few months, it was still only a shell and not marmar.
Today was her burial and memorial. It was a crazy burial, it was like a blizzard from no where and we were all shivering and huddled up in the tent. Afterwards we went to the Methodist church to visit and each lunch while waiting for the memorial service. The preacher used all the words we had spoken and delivered a great sermon. Paula and Jane Ellen both spoke of their love for Marmar. I remember Paula said that her parents were the two finest people she had ever known. They were both very good people. I never heard an unkind word spoken of either. Although I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Matt’s grandfather Raymond, I have heard so many wonderful things about him. He died when Matt was only a baby.
We left the service inspired to be better people.