Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm Still at The Wordpress Blog

I'm still trucking away in Wordpress Land! :) Come see me...I'm making all kinds of new t-shirts.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Title: Hope Was Here

Author: Joan Bauer

Primary Audience/Age Group: 13-16

Genre: Drama

Number of Pages: 186

Year of Release: 2000

Part of a Series: No

Newberry Award: Honor Book

Recommendation: 3/4

Description: Hope is a 16 year old girl who lives with her aunt. She and her aunt move from New York to Wisconsin to run a diner in a small town. Hope learns to accomplish goals, make friends and be happy with who she is.

Review: This book was really interesting for me. I did find it to be above the 5.1 Accelerated Reading Level it was geared for by the author. The content is hard to deal with as an 11 year old and I would not allow my 11 year old to read it. Hope is left by her mother because she was not "ready to parent" and this subject is difficult for me to purposely share with my child at a young age. I would recommend this book to a slightly older audience.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So some things are happening over here...

We are looking into a few new things in our of which is the information and preliminary application for adoption...we are not sure how this will work but details are here:

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Seriously Folks....

I've got a pretty nifty site over at wordpress! Come visit!

Monday, July 16, 2007


I've joined the masses...check out our new site and PLEASE blogline me!

Ok...I'm not so good at this

I was doing pretty well with no television last night...until about 1am...when I COULDN"T GO TO SLEEP! So I put a dvd into my computer and promptly fell asleep...I'm pathetic...

We did really well today until lunchtime...when we put in Dora. This is CONSIDERABLY better than before but still, what is my problem? I am starting back to exercising tomorrow morning...maybe that will help a little? UGH!


I just started and finished "What Would Jesus Do" by Garrett Sheldon with Deborah Morris today! It was amazing and I have a lot to say about it...but right now I am trying convince myself I can go to sleep without having the television on...that has been my crutch for 15 years!!!!! I promise I set timers...but we are trying to go without television...I think I might hate it the most!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

More random thoughts...

There are a couple of things I am worried about: My husband's grandmother is in a cult. I know that sounds completely bizarre...but it's true. She believes she is doing the right thing by herself...she attends regular "meetings"...she has the leader of this "religion" in a framed picture in her house. I am seriously concerned. I am also concerned about my brother and sister-in-law. I know they are amazing people...but I am scared for them...I know they believe they are doing things the right sister-in-law believes in psychic (spelling???)...and various other things...I know they both think I am crazy for believing the Bible is infallible. I know they do...I know they believe the Bible was written by men therefore there are holes...I disagree. I wish I could explain it to them and have them understand where I am coming from. I can't even talk to them about it because they are so not open to hearing. I know the Bible says "those who have ears let them hear"...

TOTAL TOPIC CHANGE: I have been listening to "Shepherding a Child's Heart" on cd and THORUOUGHLY enjoying it. The book is VERY dry but full of TOTALLY interesting things...I was listening tonight about Proverbs. I think I am going to do some serious studying of Proverbs so I can really help my children to be the people God wants them to be...I want them to see how I act/speak/treat others...I have so much more to say but can't remember any of it...probably because it's 11:38pm...HA! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I love my life. I have an amazing amazing husband...awesome kids...beautiful house...I am going to be content where I am. Just happy to be me...

Although...I am a bit sad about school starting back. My oldest boy starts kindergarten and my oldest girl starts 3rd grade...ok...sad about that but content with everything else ;)

Check this out!

This is so thought provoking...reminds me of where I want to be versus where I am. I feel like Paul in Romans...I do things I do not want to do and yet I know I don't want to do them...I just want to be good...