Monday, September 29, 2014

A Quick Update

I never mean for so much time to go by between is good....on the busy side as I'm getting more days to work than I thought I would. For the month of September I worked nine and half.  I know that' not a lot to some, but for me it is.  As of now I only have about four days for October, but I'm sure I'll get more

The kids are has started and, also, has started to eat up our time....  I did miss William's first game last weekend as I was in Dallas with friends for a ladies' conference. I will get to see him play tonight! Sadly, it's the late game! Starts at 7:45...blaaa!!!  But I'm NOT working tomorrow, so I'll be able to sleep until almost six (when Drew's alarm goes off) and get ready slowly as Bible study doesn't start until ten.  I'm looking forward to seeing him play.  Last week he got three goals and two assist! Yea!!  I'm so hoping this is a good year for him.....he played so well as a freshman and sophomore...not so well as a, this year is it! He's a senior and should get lots of play time.

The other two are doing well. Ben's soccer games start next weekend as he had a bye this week, but practice is going strong.  Melissa is still babysitting a lot, but this year she is getting more involved at school. She has joined the Interact Club and is, also, on the Student Council. And yes, still babysitting a lot.

Friday night Drew and I went out for dinner with friends and then a play.  We ended up eating at the restaurant the kids and I went to to watch the Ole Miss vs Texas football game last year when Drew was living in DC. Great food again! Then we saw the little theater's new production, The Adam's Family - While I not sure I agree with all the casting, they did a great job.  The actress that played Wednesday was spot on!!

Our other big news while I was in Dallas last weekend, Drew signed a contract with a contractor to expand our driveway and back patio. Finally.  This was like the sixth or seventh contractor we had talked to.  And the exciting part???  He started last Monday!  We should have some of the concrete poured this week. We're very excited about getting this finally taken care of!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Heavy Heart

I received word today that a daughter of a friend from Guam was killed - strangled by her boyfriend.   My heart is just broken for my friend.  She has been threw a lot since she left Guam. She had to deal with several deployments, then just when she thinks her husband is home to stay, he leaves her for another women.

My friend did not take it well....not at all.  There were several post of facebook that had me worried for her life.  And now she has to bury her daughter because the man who was to love and take care of her, killed her.

What a crazy, evil world at times.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Melissa has several dreams & aspirations for her life. One is to be a contestant on the show 'Survivor'. So much so, she likes us to ask her questions to see how prepared she is. Today I asked her, "How do you know if a berry is poisonous?"

Her answer:  "Have a friend eat it." might want to be careful if Melissa offers you something to eat....

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Joan of Arc

If you had asked me a few weeks ago, what I knew about Joan of Arc, I couldn't have said much.  I would hope that I would have said she was from France...but I'm not sure about that. I knew she was some how involved with the military...but I just didn't know her story.

But I do now.

Donald Spoto wrote a very entertaining book. He honored her story - her faith. It seems many thought out history disregarded her faith, but this author did not. While I'm not convinced he believes she truly heard the voice of God, he does honor her.

While I very sad at how she died at the hands of horrible men, I am glad to know her story.