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time travel tuesday ~ favorite childhood pet edition

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

I’ve sat and listened to Matt talk about his childhood pet “Perp” all evening.

I’m not sure why he has been thinking about Perp, maybe because his family spent the weekend with us…

Did you have a favorite pet as a child? What was it?

Where did it come from?

What was the coolest thing about your pet?

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My favorite childhood pet was a dog I received from my parents when I was 17 years old. Sure, we had many different pets come and go through the years. Unfortunately they usually had some kind of tragic ending in our family… Like our little long haired miniature dachshund B.J. (I was very young and I named him after the mash character. thankyouverymuch.) We took him on a family vacation. He was very very small. We stopped at a road stop to stretch our legs and let him “go” and we literally let him go. We all loaded up to drive off and about an hour down the road realized no one had gotten the dog. My sweet daddy drove all the way back and we posted signs at the local stores. I cried the rest of the trip. My brother and I both though the other one had picked him up. Then I got another mini-dachshund. Dad decided to pull his van up to the house to unload something the first time I put him out alone. The result was a smooshed dog. D E A D! ugh. So you can see the pattern and I could go on and on… but I won’t.

Back to my favorite dog. He was a tiny teacup chocolate poodle. He could fit in my hand. I named him “COCO,” and he was adorable. I had him groomed often with pink bows and toenails. Matt thought I was nuts because he was a male dog. (We were already dating at the time). I didn’t care! He loved dressing up. He wore a little rhinestone collar. So cute! The coolest thing about Coco was he thought he was a big dog and obviously he wasn’t. He growled and showed his teeth! The other cool thing was taking him to school or the mall in my purse. I miss Coco!

time travel Tuesday ~ answered prayer edition!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Today we are traveling back to a time that a prayer was answered. I have had so many prayers answered and usually in a way that is totally unpredictable and not exactly how I imagined, but BETTER! So, let’s pick one and travel back to that prayer and tell about how God worked it out or answered it for you.

Like I mentioned, I have had so many answered prayers from little to huge… but the first one that came to mind is going to be the one I am writing about this time. I was pregnant with Emelia and Matt had been working as a computer engineer at the same company for about 12 years. His company decided to relocate. To Mexico. We already had Amanda and Bailey. I remember the day he came home and told me that he was being laid off. I was a little numb. I thought about the cost of giving birth. I thought about the lack of insurance. It was a little scary. I remember completely giving it to God, and letting it go. Not worrying. Not even a little. The job hung by a thread until after Emelia’s birth. He watched his friends get papers one by one. Finally his came. He found a job, making more money than his last job … and started it the Monday after his last Friday with the prior company. Not even one day off. Not only did he get more money with the new job, he got a big severance package! It was such a God thing at the time I just knew God had worked all the details out really perfectly. I think it is important when you are believing for God’s intervention in your life to look back at the times God came through for you. He always comes through. That reassurance helps build faith. Think about David. He knew he had slain the animals with God’s help and power so he knew that he would defeat the Giant. Regardless of the enormous size, he knew he would be successful.

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time travel tuesday ~ before your time edition

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

For this week’s time travel we will be traveling back really really far! Travel back to the oldEN days… how did your parents meet? I’ve heard some pretty interesting and almost unbelievable stories! Link up (if I can figure out how to put mr. linky on here) and share your parent’s love story.

My parents met when my mother was a little girl. My maternal grandfather always owned a car lot and salvage yard. My dad worked for him from time to time. My father was 6 years older than my mother. She was 9 (Emelia’s AGE!) and he was 15 when they first came face to face. Probably not very earth shattering at that point. I’m not sure, not being born and all… but, at some point in time… probably when mom was a hot pretty teenage girl, dad noticed her. I’ve heard tales about joy riding trips with cousins and siblings and from that love blossomed. At a mere sixteen years old my mother said, “I do.” to my father. Another mere 11 months later my oldest brother was born. And that my friends is love. They will celebrate 50 years in another year or so. Their love for each other and devotion and dedication to family has been a huge inspiration to me.

time travel tuesday ~ bestest day edition

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

What’s the best day of your life?
Was it the day your married … gave birth… ????
Was it a spiritual occasion?

Whew what a day… I planned to do this earlier in the morning. It’s 5:20 p.m. and I’m just getting online. You know, I never think things through. Like this post for example, I have no idea right off hand what my best day was. I think it’s coming. I don’t think I have lived my best day because the older I get and the more I grow in my relationship with God, the better life gets. Don’t get me wrong, marrying Matt was a very happy day, as was the births of each of my four children and special spiritual days have been especially joyful too. But I reserve the right to wait expectantly for my bestest day! When it comes, I’ll be sure to let you know!

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time travel tuesday ~ 2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Let’s travel forward this time! Where do you see yourself in five years? Will you be living where you live now? What’s going on in your life five years from now???

I went with Amanda to a job orientation banquet at Spencer’s BBQ last night. (Don’t worry, I saved my points all day so I wouldn’t go over) …. anyway, got home and remembered ttt. I asked out loud to myself where we should travel and Amanda said, “the future.” I decided I was only comfortable to go five years forward today :o)!

When I think of the future, my first thought is the list of how old the kids will be (am I not the only one who chronicles time by my kid’s ages?)… so it will be 22, 18, 14, and 10!!! WOW. I will have finished up my degree in marriage and family counseling that has been on hold since Izzy’s accident and will be almost finished with my first book which is titled, “Drowning in Faith.”

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time travel tuesday!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

It’s almost Valentines Day! So to give us all some good ideas, travel back to the funnest gift you gave your valentine and/or the most special thing your honey did for you on Valentines Day!

My favorite Valentine’s Day was several years ago. Amanda was only two years old. Matt secretly rented a helium tank and came home from work late and spent hours and hours blowing up hundreds of balloons. He said he only wanted me to see balloons when I woke up. They filled the entire living room and almost the house we lived in at the time! I don’t know who enjoyed them more, me or Amanda! It was such a BIG way to say I love you and a sweet gesture!

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time travel tuesday ~ special holiday moment edition

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

We’re traveling back to the most special moment over Christmas… was there a time that you had to bite your lip not to tear up? Did someone do something so kind it was moving, or maybe just finding that special thing your kiddo wanted really bad… maybe a church service you attended?

As odd as it may sound, I didn’t have an idea in mind when I wrote this topic… it was just off the top of my head. I guess I have Christmas on the brain and NO! I have not taken down my Christmas decorations! I always give myself a deadline of New Year’s Day and I may not make it :o)! I’m just enjoying the pretty lights and tree.

It was a good Christmas, lots of happiness! I’m so excited to be beginning a new year! I know 2008 is gonna be GREAT!

I think the most touching/special moment was the candlelighting service at church Christmas Eve. Growing up we didn’t ever go to church on Christmas Eve so this was different for our family. I loved when they turned off the lights and we one by one lit our candles. It was such a beautiful visual of letting your light shine. I also thought it was perfect to celebrate Christmas at church, it just felt right. From that candle lighting activity I set one goal for 2008, to let my light shine! You know the song, “don’t let satan blow it out I’m gonna let it shine!” Well, I’m not gonna let satan blow out my candle, nosirey! I’m gonna let it shine :o)!

Happy New Year!
2008 is gonna be GREAT!!!

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time travel tuesday ~ fraidy cat edition

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Travel back to the last time you were really scared!
Were you afraid to look under the bed when you were little, or even now?
When is the last time you remember being very scared?
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Well, the reason I chose this topic is because I was recently scared. My darling hubby was the offender and he will be paid back :o)! I came down to our house for a change of clothes for him. My parents were using a generator and could use their water during the power outage the last couple of days so we took showers there. It was so pitch black dark in our house it was eery… but I wasn’t really scared. UNTIL I was in the back of the house with one candle looking for clothes. I heard the front door open and close. I thought it could possibly be the wind… so I called out, “what are you doing?” hoping for a response from a familiar voice. NO response. I waited and then heard something fall. I immediately headed for the back door. There was no way I would go in there! Out came Matt. He couldn’t believe I was that scared!!! Just wait Mr. Matt… just wait!!!

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time travel tuesday ~ bad hair day???

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

We’ve all had them… the worst haircut or hair mistake ever! It didn’t just go away either… Travel back to that tragic day that your hair went wrong. What happened? How did you deal with the problem… did it take a long time to work it out or grow it out?

The first thought that came to mind when I was remembering bad hair was the Summer of 1984. I went with my mother to my aunts house out of town. Her daughter was taking care of a church member’s pool (my uncle was and is a church of Christ preacher)… I don’t think she managed the chemicals properly because one day (really one hour) in that pool and my hair was florescent lime green. It was terrible!
We tried a few home remedies that didn’t help at all. The front was still blond, and the back remained really bright green. I wore it frenchbraided that night for a movie outing. My braid looked yellow and green striped.
It was terrible!

The next day my SIL (who had taken cosmetology in h.s.) had the genius idea to pull hair bleach through all my hair. Gobs of green bleach came out of my hair.
It was terrible.

I was left with very very light, very very brittle, very very damaged hair. It took almost a year to recover back to normal. I cut it into a short bob to get the worst off and this all happened the weekend before I started my first year in High School.
It was terrible!

One thing I can say I know while traveling back to this situation in my mind is that it was all fine and my hair grew back… I also thought about my friend Melody. She got butchered years ago at the beauty shop and left crying with the shortest hair she’s ever had. I don’t know how long it took to live through that one… AND then the time I ruined Matt’s hair. We were newlyweds and I didn’t know to put the guard on the clippers, so I went straight over his ears and shaved his sides bald. He had really thick, black hair. We had to cut it 1/4 in. all over and blend the bald sides. It was pretty bad. The worst part is I couldn’t stop laughing. He didn’t appreciate that much. I think I laugh sometimes when I maybe should cry :o)!

Can’t wait to read about your hair follies.

time travel tuesday ~ thanksgiving edition

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Welcome back to Time Travel Tuesday!
Sorry I’ve been so “absent” lately.
Hopefully my blogging will resume soon!

Today we are traveling back to Thanksgiving Day!
It shouldn’t be a difficult trip given it was only a few days ago.
What was your favorite part of the day?
What was the best thing you ate for dinner?
What are you most thankful for this year?

(If mr. linky doesn’t come up… for some reason it doesn’t on this computer? Leave a comment and let us know you are participating so we can come read about your day.)

Pettigrew Thanksgiving 2007

Our day started pretty early. We had plans to drive to Tulsa, OK which is about a 2 hour drive. Matt’s mother lives in Tulsa as does his aunt Jane Ellen. Matt’s sister Jane Ann was driving up from Dallas, TX. Jane Ellen’s hubby Ron spent the evening before smoking a big turkey lovingly referred to as “tom.” I made green bean casserole, rolls, and spinach dip to take along.
We all loaded up by eleven, dinner was planned for two.
It was a delicious dinner. I always enjoy Paula’s dressing and although she did email the recipe, it somehow wasn’t the same here at home.
Tom was nice and tasty too, I love turkey.
We had all the usual casseroles and lots of yummy desserts.
I think the best thing I ate was the spinach dip, I love that stuff. Second would be dressing.
We stayed long enough to a. digest our food, and b. for me to color and cut Jane Ann’s hair.
Jane Ann’s transformation was a miracle to behold. She looked great!
I (being un-trained) never know what the hair will end up looking like, especially when asked to do a cerain style, but it looked really good. I colored it a light brown with highlights and then cut layers around her face and trimmed it all over.
After her hair was finished we headed home.
Emelia stayed in Tulsa until Saturday.
We came home and ate dinner late before heading to bed.
It was a good day.
I am most thankful this year for the blood of Christ, that covers me with forgiveness… healing… and love. I am also thankful for my wonderful family and friends. I love you all.