Sunday, September 14, 2008

Random Sunday

-I have a new friend. Her name is Garnier. Yep, I think you might know her, too. Garnier Nutrisse. Seriously, I've been paying to have my hair colored (not highlighted, just colored) for over two years now. So, I've been thinking about how I can save our household some money because I'm the tightwad in the family. I was visiting with some friends and one mentioned my new friend, G, was supposed to be the best color expert. So, I tried her. And I LOVE her! And she only costs me about $8 a box every six weeks. I will continue to get my hair cut professionally because it would be a post in itself if I tried that! Makes me sweat just thinking about it. Can anyone say vanity? If you've never personally met my friend GN, you ought to introduce yourself. She's easy to deal with and lets you do all the talking.

-Marlee's foot is healing nicely apparently. She's been on anti-inflammatories for the last week and is walking like she's just fine. When I touch her toe, it is still sensitive, but apparently it's not bothering her too much.

-My nephews, the "bitty boys" as I like to call them, are here this weekend. We took Drew to the football game on Friday night and he had an absolute BALL! He danced and yelled and even got a blue football (thanks, Chuck) to keep! When he first got there, we told him he had to cheer for the Bobcats (he's almost four), so when everyone would start cheering he started yelling, "Gig 'Em Aggies, Gig 'Em!" It was hilarious! That boy is surrounded by Aggies in his family and he's already on the right track. I did redirect him though, and remind him he was at a Bobcat game and not an Aggie game. The game was awesome, with a win in overtime, but I must say I was just as entertained watching Drew have such a good time. He's grown into such a good boy; he's very polite and well behaved and I'm so proud of him! We've had a good time with both Kade and him this weekend. I wish they could stay a little longer.

-I was supposed to drive to Waco yesterday morning for my dear friend, Sami's baby shower. I was so excited because I was going to see her and also getting to stay with another dear friend, Corrie so I could finally meet Clara who is pushing 9 months old. I told Corrie I would meet her before she was a year old and we're getting very close to that deadline! Well, good ole Ike reared his ugly head and Waco was in for some nasty weather. So Friday night Corrie called and left a message warning me of the potentially hazardous weather, but that I was still welcome to come and stay. McH and I talked about it and decided it was probably wise to stay home and avoid both weather and traffic moving North from Houston. Apparently it was a good decision, but I was still bummed.

-I'm taking guitar lessons. I have had a guitar for about 4 years now and haven't learned how to play. Our new youth minister, Tim, offered to give lessons to all youth at church that were interested. Well, another woman and myself have officially declared ourselves the oldest youth in the group. My first time was last week and I was lost because they had already met twice. However, I did learn how to restring my guitar (I was the ONLY one who broke a string and was injured, go figure), and how to tune it all by myself. We meet again at 8:00 tonight and I'm excited!

-TO ALL MY C-TOWN GIRLFRIENDS: Tomorrow, 9/15, I am hosting a Premiere Jewelry party at the high school faculty lounge at 3:15. You are MORE than welcome to come, visit, snack, and check out all that Jill Babcock has to offer. Remember, tomorrow is pay day if you are a teacher, so even more reason to come and peruse what she has to offer! It is just come and go, so I hope to see you there!

-I have started a blog for my class and all of my kids have their own blog, as well. I did this last year, but never taught my students how to customize their own blog. Check some of them out from this year if you have a chance. There are some pretty impressive things going on! I even learned some things from my students while I was teaching them!!!

-Richard taught Sunday school this morning and the lesson was on the parable of the wedding banquet and our invitation to heaven and what that entails. I love teaching Sunday school because I always feel like I get more out of it than even the people in the class. But this was pretty much all McH and he did such a great job. I was very proud of him. One of the things I was attracted to when we first met and that I still love about him is his humility. I think this is why people are drawn to him, and why he can do a good job in roles like he had this morning. People can connect with him because he doesn't pretend to be perfect. He admits his faults and his shortcomings. I love that man and love our marriage.

-My friend Tara and I, were asked to lead a Bible study at church Sunday nights starting in October or so. I am begging for your prayers on our behalf. We are both excited and want to be a part of this, but it is a big responsiblity. This is more than hosting one in your home as we have done at Tara's the last few months. This is inviting all women in the church who want to attend. We have some thoughts about what we might want to do, but if you have any suggestions, please comment and leave them! We are totally open to most anything at this point!

-The lesson in church today was based on James 5:7-12, which says,

7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near. 9Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

10Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

12Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned.

There are some Sundays when, honestly, I'm just not plugged in. I want to be, and I try to get myself back on focus, but it is hard. Things are racing through my mind. However, the last two Sundays I have really connected with the sermon. I have started getting really anxious again, about our starting a family, or the lack thereof. We have been on a break from the fertility doctor, and things just feel like we've slowed down again and aren't getting anywhere with all of this. In other words, I am once again, LOSING MY PATIENCE. This honestly has been bad the last two weeks or so, so the timing of this sermon was perfect (duh, it was God's so why am I so surprised in its perfection?)! Anyway, I really focused on verses 10 and 11, where James mentions other prophets who waited on the Lord, including Job. But the last part of verse 11 was especially poignant, "The Lord is full of compassion and mercy." Sometimes I wish I knew what His plan was for us having a child. Daily I do not understand His timing, but I am then reminded that it is not mine to understand. So, brothers and sisters in Christ, I am asking for your prayers for us right now, that we would be reminded of His hope and promise. That our prayers would be answered for a child of our own.




  1. I'd love to take guitar lessons. Can I come? That'd be SO fun.

  2. Thanks for taking care of my boys...they think Lala is pretty special too!

  3. We have just started a women's prayer class at church on Wed. nights. We are using workbooks based on the Stormie OMartian book Power of a Praying Woman and there is a video to go along with it each week. I have enjoyed it so far.

  4. I may have to meet Garnier!My husband is wanting something too!! I'm glad Marlee is doing better and you got to spend some time with your nephews-at least they know who to cheer for!


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