Thursday, August 28, 2008


This is one of our dogs, Abby. It is kinda hard to tell from her new haircut, but she is a poodle. I was quite shocked when I picked Abby up from the groomer looking like this with shaved ears. I've never seen a poodle with shaved ears before. We had to go to a new groomer because our old groomer is no longer working. I thought any groomer could groom a poodle, but I guess I was wrong. I take part responsibility in the new do. I did not speak to the groomer, but I gave a description to the receptionist. I said I like her body shaved, but still a poofy head. I never mentioned the ears. Next time I'll be sure to give a detailed description and will probably take in this old picture.

My Wonderful Husband

Yesterday I had a bit of a minor crisis. Looking back now, it wasn't too serious. But at the time, it seemed much worse. Anyhow, I called my husband at the beginning of this crisis and told him where I was going. He immediately said he'd meet me there, but I quickly cut him off. I told him that I would be fine and didn't need him to come meet me because I knew he had a lot to do. I know I probably sounded harsh and rude, but I really did not want to burden him.

Fortunately, my husband does not always listen to me. He ended up meeting me and I was so relieved. I truly needed him and he was there for me. Thanks again, T, for being there when I needed you. I'm sorry that I'm not always the sweet and loving wife that you deserve.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Me and My Hubby

I found this on Creative Momma's blog and thought it would be fun.

What is his name? Trey

Who eats more? Him, right now.

Who said I love you first? He wrote it first. I said it first after we argued about who was going to say it first. We both refused to be the first to say it, but I gave in first.

Who is taller? He is

Who drives most when you are together? He does and I yell at him a lot for his reckless driving.

Who’s more sensitive? me

Who does the laundry? For the most part I do it, but he does help when I need it.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does.

Who pays the bills? I do most of the time.

Who cooks more? He cooks more often than me, but I do cook some of the time.

Who is more stubborn? Me

Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Him. Remember I'm the stubborn one.

Who wears the pants? I like to make him think that he does. :-) Honestly, he does.

What do you like to do together? Watch tv especially Law and Order: CI and SVU, go out to dinner, go to sporting events, play trivia

Who eats more sweets? Again, me

Guilty Pleasures? Him-Sudoku Me-The Hills

How did you meet? Church bonfire

Who asked whom out first? He asked me out.

Who kissed first? He asked on the first date. I said no, but I eventually let him kiss me.

Who proposed? He did after a year and a half of dating. He proposed on the train at Stone Mountain.

His best features & qualities? handsome, great father, sense of humor, intelligent, he rarely gets mad at me even though I know I drive him crazy at times

Who I tag: Anyone who wants to do it

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bailey 1998-2008

Well, not a great day around the house. I went out this afternoon and discovered that one of our dogs had passed away. From all indications, it was as peaceful as it could be, but it is baffling as she had shown no signs of even being sick.

Cheri was amazed that I have never had an animal of mine die while I had them. This is the first time I have ever had to worry about burial, etc.

We decided not to tell A about it until tomorrow after school. We are gonna hold a short "memorial service" after we all get home. I worry a little about how she will handle it, but maybe her love of the movie "All Dogs Go To Heaven" will help us out a little.

So, I say goodbye to a good friend. The next time I pick up a tennis ball, I will pause for just a second and remember how many times you ran after any one that I threw and remember that I loved you.


Thursday, August 14, 2008


T showed the condo to a prospective buyer this morning. They are meeting with him again right about now to look at it again. What an answer to prayer it would be if we could sell the condo! If you happen to read this in the next few minutes, please say a little prayer for us.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

T and A went swimming, so I have a few minutes to blog about our weekend adventures. We had a very busy, but fun weekend.

Friday night we headed to Stone Mountain for the laser show. A was super excited. The laser show was good, but I was disappointed that they took out "Proud to be an American."

On Saturday, we met up with some friends at a nearby state park. We celebrated the 7th birthday of their son. A again had a great time and we only had to put her in time out one time. I'll try to post some pictures from the park soon.

Sunday morning, A woke up excited about going to church. This was a relief after some of her recent comments about not wanting to go to church anymore. On Sunday afternoon, we had a Sunday School ice cream social. It is so great to be in a Sunday School class with so many young children around the same age as A.

Family Devotion

We started our family devotions last night. I really like the book and think it is very age appropriate for A. The devotion has a short scripture reading plus a story to go along with the scripture. Then there are questions to ask after the story. Plus, we have a memory verse. This week's verse is Genesis 1:1.
A enjoyed our first family devotion last night. She paid attention, answered the questions and even asked some questions. She even repeated the memory verse for us a few times.
My only dilemma is when we should have our family devotion time. In the ladies Bible study group that I was in this summer, one of the ladies said her family does the family devotion at dinner time. So we had our devotion time at dinner last night. It worked out pretty well last night, but I wonder if we should just do the devotion at bedtime. We will probably stick with the devotion at dinner plan for awhile, but I'd love to hear from some others out there.
Do you have a family devotion time? If so, what time works best for your family. What devotion books do you use or have used with your family?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Beach and more

We made it back from the beach last Saturday. Overall, it was a great trip. A was a handful on the days when she did not get a good nap. So we learned quickly that she needed a good nap in the afternoon if we wanted her to behave during dinner. A is in almost all of the pictures, so I am only posting the one above. A actually took this one herself. She is getting pretty good with the camera.

It was so nice to get away for a week and relax. Life can be so stressful at times. I knew life would get more complicated when I got married in November, but don't think I was really prepared for how much my life has changed. Life has been stressful and challenging, but I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband and stepdaughter.

Speaking of the stepdaughter, she told her daddy on the phone last night that she didn't want to go to church. Of course, that broke my heart. We've missed a few Sundays because of the beach vacation and July 4th weekend we spent with the in-laws. Plus, our church takes a break in the summer for children activities on Wed. nights. So I'm hoping once we get back in the swing of things, she'll be excited about church again. I also bought our family devotion book. We will be using Ruth Graham's Step into the Bible: 100 Bible Stories for Family Devotions.