Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today I had a flat tire on my car. It's the first flat tire I've ever had in my entire life. And it was not fun! I was leaving Kroger parking lot & some random guy pointed at my tire & said " your tire is really flat!" And I thought, so, that's what that weird noise is! Anyway, I drove really slow to an empty area of the parking lot(as everybody stopped, stared & pointed) & did the only thing I could do. I called my hubby. :) My knight in shining armor came(minus the armor) & changed the tire for me. Then I was on my merry little way again. I guess I can look on the bright side.... At least I wasn't driving 70 miles an hour on the interstate & had a blowout. I actually could go the entire rest of my life & never have a flat tire again & I would be totally happy.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This weekend I went to a Ladies Retreat at camp & it was really awesome! It was just a great time of fellowship with other ladies, just enjoying time away from the busyness of everyday life and not having to worry about "stuff". Everyone should get away for just a day or two once in a while. :) Today after church Emily & I went back to David's Bridal & she actually found the perfect wedding dress & loved it the second she tried it on. She was absolutely beautiful in it!! Now if her & Danny can just figure out where they want to get married! I am soooo not ready for Monday to be here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

wedding dresses

I had the privilege of going shopping for wedding dresses with my daughter Emily today. We went to David's Bridal & when you first walk in the store it's really overwhelming how many they have to choose from but we had a really nice older lady who helped us out tremendously. I know it was her job but she seemed to really enjoy it. She didn't have any daughters of her own so she said that she likes to think of all the brides as her daughters. awww :) I don't see how anyone finally makes a decision, I guess you just have to keep trying them on until you find one that you can't stop thinking about. Seeing Emily in the dresses kind of made the whole "my daughter is getting married" seem real. Let me just say when the day approaches Emily will be the most beautiful bride!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Today, I'm blogging about my twin sister, Linda. She is my best friend, next to my husband of course. Because we are twins, we have a special bond that I believe only twins have. I remember when we were in school, I depended on her so much and she never let me down. As we were growing up we did pretty much everything together. When I lived in Florida & was in labor with my daughter, Linda even had sympathy labor pains & she was 600 miles away. Now that's a great sis! She is a grandmother now & she does such a wonderful job! She absolutely loves unconditionally & she is a wonderful example to her children. I love you Sis!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I work at Thomas Nelson Publishers & I love books. For those of you who have never seen my house let me just tell you that this can be somewhat of a problem. I've always loved to read & I'm pretty sure my love of books came from my Dad. He didn’t have as much time to read because of raising a family & working so hard to take care of that family, but he still loved books. When my daughter Emily was younger we would go to the library & check out a huge stack of books & I loved nothing better than coming home, & reading all of them together! We have what is called a “Free Shelf” at TN. Various books get put on this shelf, sometimes daily, & they are free for the taking. I find myself casually strolling by this shelf a couple of times a day. The problem is that I am literally running out of room in our house to hold all the books! I keep getting more bookshelves & I still can’t stop myself from taking more free books! I do actually give away quite a few books to family & friends, which I enjoy doing. I’m sure there’s some kind of name for the sickness that I have but I think that I could have worse problems than this. So, for now,I'll just keep adding more bookshelves. :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today is March 6th & if my Dad were still alive it would be his birthday & he would be 77 years old. He went home to be with the Lord almost 6 years ago & I miss him very much. There have been a lot of changes in our family since he's gone on to his Heavenly home. We've moved here to Tennessee, there have been great-grandchildren born into the family, and three of his granddaughters are engaged to be married. Daddy was always so proud of his family & I know he would be thrilled to be around so much happiness. My Dad's legacy lives on in his children, his grandchildren & now in his great-grandchildren. I am so thankful to have had such a wonderful Dad in my life.

Monday, March 1, 2010

well, I joined a gym yesterday & today was the first day of working out. I felt like I needed to do something to motivate me to get back into exercising & this seemed like a good thing. When my sister Linda & I got there we had to park wayyyy in the back because it was so crowded! Maybe it was the time of day..I really hope it's not that busy all the time. We worked out in the Ladies Workout room. :) It wasn't too bad but now I'm kinda sore which tells me that I haven't been doing enough to stay in shape.I would've liked to use some of the other machines out on the floor but there were just to many stinky sweaty men in there for my taste! I just don't want my muscles to turn into noodles because I sit all day in an office. So, we'll see how it goes. Maybe I'll try going really early in the morning sometime. On another note I think Monday is my least favorite day of the week. Why can't every day be Friday? :) Until next time......