Friday, September 28, 2007

Premiere Week of New Fall Shows

Just wanted all you out there to weigh in and give your opinions of any new fall shows you've watched this week. If you are like me, I've been keeping my DVR working hard this week to record all those shows I "might" be interested in so that I could watch them at my leisure and decide if they were in fact keepers. "Lucky" to those of you out there who actually have the time to watch them as they are being broadcast (well, maybe not so lucky b/c I can fast forward through the commercials).

Dancing with the Stars is one of my favs and I've watched all three episodes this week (let's hope that every week there aren't 3 every week!) What about you guys??? What is at the top of your list so far and what did you think you were going to like and really didn't.

I wish you all a GREAT weekend. I thank you for making my first week of blogging so fun. Pass the blog along to your friends and family if you like it and if there is something you want me to change/add/delete, please let me know.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


As my little D-Man went next door to play with a friend today, he turned to me and said, "Bye, bye mommy, see you later." At that moment, my heart was so filled with happiness and was breaking from the sadness all at the same time. How quickly they grow up and become independent ones. May I cherish every second I have to be his mommy!


On Wednesday, I made a trip to the city my family and I lived until about 3 months ago. My destination was the salon to get my trusty stylist to make me look magnificent (although it takes many hours, days, weeks, months, years for that to happen). This was the place where our son was born, the place our spiritual walk with God grew abundantly and the place we have lifelong friends.

As I made my trip there and back, I had several hours to think about those friends (I hope my very best friend is reading this today). I am reminded when I think about those friendships how wonderful it must be for God to see his children forming bonds with each other that are not only centered around trust, honesty and love for each other, but most importantly around their love and faith for Him.

I have been very blessed in life to have met many people. My husband's occupation has allowed us the opportunity to move several times (5 times in 8 years). I thank God daily for those relationships He has allowed me to gain along the way. But most of all, I thank God today and everyday for the true friends I have who have signed on for this journey through life with me.

Thank your friends today and let them know how wonderful they are to you! B, I thank you!

Dear Lord, thank you for the blessing of friendship. May you wrap your arms a little tighter around my friends today so that they know how dear they are to me. In your Son's name, Amen.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Whoever coined the phrase "terrible 2's" was so true (sometimes)! I am the mother of a wonderful, adorable, independent (or so he thinks he is) 2 year old son. I would agree with the statement the 2's are terrible when dealing with the issue of mine, mine, mine or the always-fun-to-deal-with, "No, I can do it!" But, on the flip side, the 2's can be so terrific!

For instance, my son (I'll call him D-Man) is so quick to tell me to be careful if he thinks that I'm doing something that could harm me (i.e. cooking dinner). Isn't that so sweet??? Or, when I get in the car after buckling him in his seat and he asks, "Whas up, Mommy," then I could just smile forever. Or when he says, "I wuv you so much" and gives me that slobbery, just brushed his teeth and still has toothpaste on his lips kiss, my heart just melts.

Therefore, I'm coining a new phrase to identify this wonderful time in my life. I'm calling it the T-squared stage and am going to love every minute of it!

Works for me Wednesday

This week is my first week to have a blog post for Shannon's "Works- for- me Wednesday." I'm very excited and a bit nervous to put myself out there, so be kind. Some have laughed at me for my tip this week, but it really works for me. I keep a Swiffer Duster in the center console of my car. Whenever I have a stopped moment (stoplight, traffic, etc) I take the time to dust my dashboard and it's components. It takes only seconds and helps keep my car looking somewhat together.

Be sure and check out all the other great tips at Shannon's site!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My role in my child's life

As I go through life and begin each day, I am often reminded how important I am in the life of my son. I am reminded that God has given me such a special, priceless, precious gift that I am to train up in God's ways and hope these are the ways that he will always go. I realize that I was not granted this time with my son to just sit back and watch him. I AM IMPORTANT to who he was yesterday, who he is now and who he will be tomorrow.

As great as it would be to be given a gift that was complete and perfect, the gift that God has blessed me with is far greater than that. I have the responsibility to teach my son; to teach the things as small as sharing and the things as great as the love Christ has for all of us.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Just one more reason...

Last night, after church in the small town where my family and I live, I needed to make the dreaded "quick" trip to the local grocery store. The Husband and Son agreed to accompany me on this trip. Immediately after entering the store, I quickly remembered why Husband was usually banished from the grocery store with me. After doing the "twist" in the produce aisle, racing through the frozen food section and picking up several bottles of unnecessary Tide, we made it out alive and with few scars. We also made it out with a little bit of my sanity left which has now etched in my mind that Husband, Son, Wife/Mom, Grocery Store cannot ever be said in the same sentence again.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Today, the first of many

Welcome to all who have come to read (I hope there is at least one of you out there). I invite you to come along on this journey with me as I ride through life with the hopes and aspirations of doing exactly what God has in store for me in my life. Enjoy and post comments as you see fit!