Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I need you to watch this.

One of the blogs I follow is True Woman, from Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  Today's post was so captivating that I need you to take 10 minutes to watch the short video they posted.  The title of the post is "This Momentary Marriage: Ian and Larissa's Story."

Click here to go to the post or check out the link on my blog listed under "blogs I follow."

No more words from me are needed...prepare to be challenged and moved...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

An "A"mazing Ending

I'm so excited to let you all know that I made all A's and made the Dean's List this semester!

People, this is a BIG deal!!!! My first time in college was not filled that many A's and it's thrilling to see my hard work pay off!

When I opened the certificate that came in the mail today, I gasped and squealed out loud! I'm pretty sure there were tears when my mom found out!




I so appreciate all the prayers, support and encouragement of my friends and family! I couldn't have done it without you all...especially Abby, who faithfully helped me study for hours each week. I guess she'll be expecting a certificate too!

Now on to summer classes...


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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Switch House

I discovered the cutest shop in Huntsville today with my mom and our friend, Meg.

It's The Switch House, located on Cleveland Avenue, near the intersection of Pratt and Meridian.



It's filled with colorful, local treasures...including my fav local treasure {smooch}



The shop owner had a story for everything...



Meg found some homemade soap for her favorite doggies...



I got a citronella candle in a mason jar that owner made herself...



Plus, once it's all burn out, she'll refill it and give me store credit...

Burn, baby, burn!



I also bought a knitted heart pillow made by a professor at UAH...



They also sold $0.75 "seed bombs." The idea is to toss them in an ugly spot, like a public parking lot island and watch wild flowers spring up...



The Switch House gets its name for being the old railroad switch house needed to switch the tracks for the passing trains. It's located about 12 inches from the track, so if a train goes by when you are there, hold on!

Here's my mom making her grand get-a-way!



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Monday, May 14, 2012

Keep A Poem In Your Pocket

I'm so excited to let you all know that my mom has created her own blog!  She's a beautiful writer and has always been my inspiration in journaling, writing and memory keeping. 

One of the little poems she'd say when I was growing up became the title of her new blog, "Keep A Poem In Your Pocket."

I know she's overflowing with stories, encouragement, insights...and of course pockets full of poems!

Check her out at "Keep A Poem In Your Pocket" and sign up to get her new posts sent right to your inbox.

Happy reading...


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Scorching Saturday

My Saturday afternoon was spent in the scorching parking lot of Madison Square Mall, volunteering with my church at the Rick & Bubba 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.

All I did was sit under an umbrella and sell Cokes...and have a snow cone!



But I was with my friend, Karen, and it was great catching up with her!



It was fun getting to visit with some other folks from church, including my pastor and his wife. Connecting always makes my heart soar!

I also got to see Helmsy and Greg from the Rick & Bubba show, but the only pics I have look slightly stalker-ish!

Here's Helmsy...



Here's Greg (in the white cap)...




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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Self-diagnosis

I think I have a one track mind.  I diagnosed myself when I was faced with a potential semi-crisis Friday night.  Here's what happened...

After I drove past an accident scene Friday night, I saw police lights in my rear view and was convinced they weren't for me.  But when the police car never passed me, I figured I better pull over.  This was the first time I had ever been pulled over and I was so flustered, racking my brain for what I had done wrong.  My heart started racing and I could feel my face turn bright red. 

After pulling over, I rolled down my window and looked in my side mirror to watch for the officer. 

Here comes the part of my self-diagnosis:  In the middle of not knowing what was going on, facing a possible ticket, and being quite flustered, the FIRST thing I did when I saw the policeman, was to look at his left hand...FOR A RING!!!  There has to be something wrong with that!!!

When I finally saw the officer, my heart was racing for a whole new reason!  He was super good looking and NO RING! 

Even while I was speaking with him, I couldn't really focus on the current issue.  I must have successfully pleaded my case though, cause he sent me off without a ticket.  Apparently, I had illegally passed a parked police car at an accident scene.  At least, I think that's what he told me....it was sort of hard to think straight!

You know when you're so emotionally caught off guard and tears just well up?  Well, I could feel that happening, but as I pulled away, the humor of the situation hit me and I ended up laughing at myself instead of crying!

I wish there was a romantic ending to this story, but there isn't...yet.  Maybe he'll put an APB out to find me!