Sep 282009

Last weekend was our niece’s birthday, in which DD was not able to attend. This weekend we had our sweet girl, and we picked up our niece to hang out for her “birthday”. We decided to celebrate with movies.

I have not been a fan of watching movies for a long time, until we found Showboat Drive In . DH suggests that long is not the word to use, ever is better, hehe.

We took the truck out, blew up the mattress in the bed, set the girls up with cotton candy and M&M’s, and set our chairs up and enjoyed the shows.

These movies were both SO cute! DH really liked BandSlam because it was a TEEN movie with very little PDA and foul language, no parental back talk or pressing luck.

We always turn to Plugged In Online when we are picking the movies we chose to view with DD and her friends.
 Posted by at 6:16 am
Sep 022009

So, it is almost that time again, my baby brother will be celebrating another birthday. This year he will be 25, how ridiculous is that?! Well, I thought, since I AM the lovingist sister he has ever had, I should do a special shout out to him and recognize some of our fun times together. Here goes (in no particular order):
  • Remember when I smashed your hand on Christmas morning? I still feel bad about that, I feel tingles in my hand just typing it out.
  • Remember when we jammed out to horrible music on the beach patio that one year?! Mom was SO embarrassed, that was AwEsOmE!
  • Remember when you would ride your bike so close to mine that you would scrape my wheel, gosh I HATED that! Or when we’d fix our chains because they fell off.
  • Remember when we got to ride in the back of BJ’s Dodge truck to the river for fish fries? Or the crazy devil lady who’s kids couldnt come out after dark because Satan was lerking.
  • Remember when I won the lottery and gave you half? Me either, but one day… one day…
  • Remember when you car hood flew up on the car? I thought I was going to have a heart attack, so glad you weren’t hurt. Who needs pins?
  • Remember when you would not eat crabs with me at 3 in the morning at grandma’s? You were so mean, how could you not want to eat crabs at 3am?
  • Remember that friend who decided to sit in a cell rather than pay up? I am so glad you are a smart guy!
  • Remember when our aunt let you wear beads in our pictures, thank goodness we didn’t know about “happy” people back then. Wasn’t Dad so mad about it? Wait, didn’t you have on eye shadow? Pretty boy!
  • Thanks for not smoking anymore – that stuff reeks and makes your teeth look funny.
  • My favorite times are when Mom wants to take pictures and we give her the best shots possible.

Man, the list is so much longer! But, after all this time of us duking it out and blaming whatever it is on each other, you’re still the best little brother in the world, and I am glad we went to the donut shop that morning. Can you imagine if a cop chose you before mom and dad did!? CREEPY :)

“Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” Proverbs 27:6

 Posted by at 3:44 pm
Aug 252009

Congratulations to my brother in law and his wife – they are expecting their first baby together!!!

My DH and daddy to be have already “picked out” the name for a boy, and we haven’t even been to the doctor yet to see how the baby is doing, LOL! They are SO excited and we are EXCITED for them!!!

So what does that mean from me?! It means I HAVE A BABY TO SHOP FOR!!! This month at Walgreen’s there is a great deal on Huggies wipes:

$2.29-$2.79 64 ct. Package – $2.00 Q from WAGS Back 2 School Coupon Book – $0.50 Manu Q =
$0-$.29 for a tub of huggies wipes

I think that is a deal worth sharing!!!
 Posted by at 2:59 pm
Aug 212009

I want to send out a special shout out to all my retail friends who are busy busy with Tax Free weekend. May you keep your patience and kindness towards each of your customers. Greet them with a smile, treat them like they have a million dollars to spend and send them on their way joyful to have happened upon such a wonderful spirit as yours.

I was just out in this shopping mess since we live in a neighborhood with a new shopping mall. Very convenient! When I got home, I have to admit, I was a little stressed… until I read my daily Proverb:

“Don’t fail to discipline your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death.” Proverbs 13-14
Don’t do the spanking in public unless absolutely necessary, which, if the child was disciplined before it got to the spanking point, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I know I am not the only one who has heard about 6,533 times today what is getting taken away “when we get home” or how many pairs of jeans are “going to get put back if you don’t straighten up”. My mom would have left everything, took us home and punished us right then.
So keep your heads up, retailers, it is going to be a rough weekend [you cannot spank other people's children] and remember to be kind and you will have the victory.
On a side note: I did not die from any of my punishments.
 Posted by at 8:44 pm
Aug 192009

Have you ever picked up your bible and said to yourself, “Please let it be a good one, I REALLY need it now!” I have been saying it for the past few days – but since I am reading Proverbs at the moment, they are all REALLY good and work for every situation. Today, I am really focused in on Proverbs 22:4-6 which says:

“True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it. Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”

Take from this what you will, but I like to think that the way I choose to walk in this world will teach my child the same humility and fear that I boast towards the Lord. If we are to come across a person of non-commitment and corruption, let us display our heart and pray for the ones who value their worldly goods rather than their heavenly riches.

PS – If some treacherous persons are reading my blog, thanks!, and I know I am praying for you!

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