Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolutions?

I am not much of a New Year's Resolution maker. Maybe because I 'm not a big fan of change (even though I know it's necessary) or maybe because most people don't follow through with them so why bother. I have been thinking about the need for vision. In churches if there is not a clear vision nobody knows where your headed or what your goals are. It's critical that there is vision. So with all that said here's what I've decided:

For the past few years I have joined in with Jentezen Franklin's church in a 21 day first fruits fast. I have signed up to do the same this year. (Sidenote: It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Since I did my first 21 day fast a few years ago I have fasted more throughout the year and for different things than ever before). SO, I am going to spend that 21 days asking God what it is He wants for me this coming year. What are His plans for me (they are always so much better than my plans). What is the vision I need to catch for my life? I'm sure this journey will prove more meaningful than a list of resolutions I come up with on my own...I certainly hope so!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Math test...

Please note the directions: "Draw boxes around the buttons that fit your rule". Well, this student literally drew "boxes" around the buttons! The thing is: She totally knew what the question was asking but was mad because she had just gotten in trouble so she did this! It really was quite humorous to me when I was grading them after a LONG day at school.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thanksgiving Pics...

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake! Yummm!



Kayla checking out the sales paper and making her list.


My brother-in- law and Midnight.

Christmas Wrapping Central!

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons

More Ribbon...
Have I mentioned that I LOVE ribbon.

Okay, I've been banned from buying anymore ribbon for a LONG time.
My friends and family think I need to go to "Ribbons Anonymous"!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Get to Know Me (Holiday Edition)

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wraps them

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope

5. When do you put your decorations up? The weekend before Thanksgiving (I leave town for Thanksgiving and like it to be done when I get back)

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert). Sweet Potato Casserole

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: Getting to sleep with my sister on Christmas Eve and waking up at 4 A.M. to see what Santa brought.

8. When or how did you learn the truth about Santa? I honestly don't remember

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? yes

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Lots of Ornaments, LOTS of white lights, Ribbons

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it as long as I can stay inside with hot chocolate with a book or TV.

12. Can you ice skate? I can...but I spend a lot of time on my butt!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Cross Stitch Picture of Santa from my friend Charity. My sister, Charity, and I all have a piece of the set. I'm the youngest so I got my last. It was a sort of a rite of passage into adulthood.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Spending time with my family remembering all the funny memories

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Mom's Pecan Pie; Starbuck's Cranberry Bliss Bars

16. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION? Making chocolate covered peanuts and pretzels with my dad.

17. WHAT TOPS YOUR TREE? This year a star. Some years a big bow. Just depends on my mood!

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving the perfect, well thought out gift.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Oh Holy Night.

20. CANDY CANES, YUCK OR YUM?? Yum for the first one or two.. then Yuck!

19. Gift Cards- thoughtless gift or convenient gift? They're the best! I love shopping!

22. Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman or Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown!

Randomness...

I'm a little behind on my blog writing and until this weekend ALOT behind in my blog reading! I've tried to visit my favorite blogger's and maybe leave a comment so you know I'm still following. I have several thoughts about new blogs and they will be coming. Until then here are a few "tidbits" from my oh so crazy life!

* Thanksgiving pictures and blog are coming. My camera is at school right now and I keep forgetting to bring it home.

* Dr. Pepper or....If you know me you know there are 2 drinks I love. Coffee and Dr. Pepper. I often go to restaurants and ask for "Dr. Pepper" and get the "Is Mr. Pibb okay" comment. Yes, it is. They are basically the same drink. (sidenote: some of you know I purposely ask for Dr. Pepper when I know they have Mr. Pibb just to hear them say "Mr. Pibb" with a great accent). Anyway, the other day I went to a restaurant and asked for "Dr. Pepper". The response was "we have root beer is that okay?". WHAT? NO! How do you make the leap from "Dr. Pepper to Root Beer"? Other than the fact they are both soda and dark in color there is NO similarity. I hate root beer!

*The Church Christmas Performance: I was asked to sing a solo in the Christmas performance. I've done this song for several years and agreed. Now, the first year I sang it my mic did not work. Half way through I switched mics and it was great. The good news is I have a REALLY loud voice and could be heard without the mic. Friday night we had a Dinner Theatre performance. Behind the stage we were remembering the year my mic didn't work. I put a new battery in my mic and got ready for the curtain to open. Earlier the sound guy told me he put some effects on my mic and wanted to know what I thought about them. So I start singing and....the mic is not working. The lights are on but no sound. REALLY?! So I smile, give Ian the eye to get me a new mic, and keep on singing. I told the sound guy I wasn't crazy about the new effects (HA!) and I told Ian I would like to retire that song...it's cursed! I was told that I could be heard even in the back without the mic. Good thing God gave me these great pipes! =D