Friday, October 27, 2006

My "baby" turns 3!

Lincoln turned 3 on Thursday. We had a great time at Chuck E. Cheese for dinner... then on to our house for lots of goodies and presents. It's hard to believe that he is 3 years old now. Three years ago was such a tough day... life is so good now it's hard to believe we ever went through all of that.

If you click here, it will show you the photo album from the day. There is a slideshow tab that will take you through all of the pictures. To stop the slideshow, wiggle your mouse and hit "exit".

Monday, October 23, 2006

Fall Fun, Oct 23

The neighbor kids came over to play in our multitude of Fall leaves. It was a great time, although you won't see any pictures of Lincoln outside - he was having a "moment" and wouldn't play along.

Monday, October 16, 2006

My Daddy's Birthday...

Today would've been my dad's 65th birthday. However, he passed away shortly before his 64th birthday. I cannot accurately describe my father with mere words. It's exhausting to even try. What I can tell you is that he was wonderful, unique, loving, funny, and never met a stranger.

So, I woke up this morning and thought about my dad, as usual. Instead of being sad and upset like I was last year on his birthday (since his passing was so fresh), I felt a peace. As I went about my day, I kept imagining what a great birthday dad must be having in heaven. I could just picture him standing with people all around him as he cracked everyone up with his great sense of humor. As much as dad was loved on earth - and he was - I know there was a great celebration when he arrived in heaven.

So, happy birthday, Daddy. I'm so thankful you are no longer suffering in your earthly body. And I'm so thankful you are with your Lord Jesus, whom you love.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Strawberry Hall's

Today before church during band practice, I consumed a number of Strawberry Hall's cough drops. They are so good! But that's not why I ate them. I have suffered greatly from hideous allergies for 4 weeks in a row.
Besides coughing my head off every day and night, I have had some interesting moments during worship.
2 weeks ago my gravelly throat made me sound like Joe Cocker on his last leg.
Last week, to my horror, I practically hacked a loogie (sp? I'm not sure one should know how to spell this word...) right into the mic.
Today, in spite of downing several Hall's, I cracked at one point. Fabulous.
I suppose I'm doomed to suffer the evils of allergy season in Tennessee until the good Lord delivers me. Even so, Lord, come quickly.

Toilet Paper McMuffin

Another funny thing happened Sunday morning. Each Sunday, the band goes to the back/side room just before service to pray and do a quick pow-wow.
For once, we were all back there waiting for Aaron - he's usually rounding us up.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Alex, our drummer, unwrapping something that at first I thought was an Egg McMuffin. I whipped my head around to tell him he wouldn't have time to eat it, only to find he was unwrapping a roll of Industrial Toilet Paper.
Random, but funny.
At that moment, Matt, our electric guitarist, decided to grab a duster and pretend to karate-chop Alex with it... and he called it a dust-mop in the process.
It wasn't a dust mop, which made it all the more funny.
Amazingly enough, we managed to get into the Spirit and lead the church in some pretty good worship! Never a dull moment with these guys around...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A trip to Prestonsburg

We went to my hometown of Prestonsburg, KY to visit and see my nephew, Mason, play football. Aaron ended up going to the game without me, because it was butt-cold! We were only there for 36 hours, but it was on of the best trips we've had! I stayed up late laughing and talking with my mom, sister Mona, and aunt Mary on Friday night. Hilarious fun!