Thursday, April 27, 2006


Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya're only a day away.

Things I'm looking forward to
Eating a hot meal with no one wanting to taste my food or ask me to get up and get them anything.
Sleeping through the night...uninterrupted
Taking a shower when I want to
Girl time
Chick Flicks
Spiritual Refreshment
Coming home to a family that missed me

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Yuck

Well, my family has got the yuck...Alex started with it on Thursday...Roger today...and I felt the telltale gurgle of my intestines a few hours ago. Pray that Katrina is spared and the rest of us get well quickly. I've got Spring Break in a few days, so I want everyone...including me WELL.

Please Lord, bring healing! Amen

Going on 3 years...

since I've worked for pay.

As I look at all my job ideas to do part time work, and that none of them has panned out, I wonder if it will happen yet again.

I have an opportunity to teach a Moms and Babes class--just kind of a fun, topical class for new mothers--and it would start the first week of May. Problem is, only 1 person has signed up. So, if we don't get at least 2 more people by Friday, than I guess that I'll have to file this one--at least for now.

Once my son is weaned, it will be easier to work. So, what do I want to do? Stay home. But what do I want to do to help pay off some debt? I could go back to subbing, which I loved when I did it. I enjoy working with high schoolers...but now I'm used to just our youth kids, I may find it more challenging to deal with the interesting characters they go to school with. I could get certified to teach breastfeeding classes. I think I could be good at this, but there is some upfront costs. I could attempt to get some students who need tutoring. I guess there are more ideas than that, but the question is..."What does God want from me?" And "What would I be motivated enough to pursue?"

Sunday, April 23, 2006


What is your favorite travel website (like for booking hotels and such), and why? I find the maze of them hard to navigate.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


I finally went to see Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School. :)
I enjoyed it, and so did my friend Juda who went with me. :D
It is no longer showing in Denver. :(

We saw it on Wednesday, and its last day at the Tivoli was Thursday. If anyone sees it show up at another theater, please let me know. I'll have to find out if it will be released on video.

Peeps--a dish best served


My Peeps are just about ripe now. If I wait too long they'll get crunchy, which isn't ideal. I can now commence with my Easter sugar rush.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Huskie of the Month

My sweet man has been named Huskie of the Month at the school where he teaches/techs. This is great recognition for my guy who has recently helped transition his school to a new campus information system and continues to work hard aiding teachers and students in their use of technology. I'm excited to see him respected among his colleagues as both hard working and extremely knowledgeable. It is a special honor since most times teachers do not receive this honor more than once in their careers at his school...and this is his second award. I really respect how much Roger gives to and feels responsible for his school. We're proud of you on the home front, Rog!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Mix

We have noticed that until this year, when our buddies at Big Idea came up with A Very Veggie Easter, there has been a noticeable lack of such Easter CDs out on the market. We have started to compile some of our favorite...its not Easter until I hear this one...kind of music. I would love your ideas, as we haven't finished compiling it yet.

So far we have:
Hosanna-- Michael W Smith
Via Dolorosa-- (I'd love the Rhoda Schultz version, but I'll settle for Sandi Patti)
Easter Song-- 2nd Chapter of Acts
Was it a Morning Like This-- Sandi Patti
Arise, My Love--
Hope's Song-- Rebecca St. James (from the Easter Carol)

I think we need Christ the Lord is Risen Today. What else? Any ideas of what music you need for Easter?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Her Gift

Did the smell of the perfume she had poured on His head
Waft through the Upper Room that night
As John leaned over to talk to Jesus?

As He prayed in the garden for another way
Was He reminded of the anointing she gave Him
and the honor in that precious gift?

Was the scent of that perfume
Still there as the guards led Him away
So the betrayer could ponder it?

When He was judged by the high priest
And lied about and called blasphemer
Did they smell something sweet in the air?

Could they smell just a touch of the scent in His hair
As they pushed in the thorns
And threw on the robe?

Was there even a hint of the aroma of love
left after He was beaten and bruised
and hanging there?

Did this anointing for burial just days before
cling desperately to Jesus
hoping for its appointed moment?

When they came to the tomb, and they ran in to see
I imagine they were overwhelmed by the very same scent
She had honored Him with--Her gift!

MM 2006

My Spring Break

Only 2 more weeks until the Women's retreat! :D

Monday, April 10, 2006

Real Men sing Real Loud!

This was a T-shirt that Roger had when we were first married. I love it because it reminded me of how God answers even the smallest detail of a prayer.

When I was growing up, I used to watch the guys my age barely mouth the words of the worship songs in church, and it BUGGED me. OK, so I understand that guys may be a little concerned about their voice cracking, but at least they could have mouthed the words. So, I asked God to give me a husband who enjoyed praising Him and actually sang aloud.

God gave me a man with a strong voice, musical ability, and a love of worshiping Him in song. :D

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Because I love personality stuff

and because the cool people are doing it. ;)

Please go to this site and give me your insight.


All relationships pose some sort of risk. Will the person like me when they get to know me? Will they hurt me? Will they leave?

When there is a potential end in sight to a relationship, it is really hard to invest in that relationship. And yet, there is so much potential for gain that I can argue it is worth the risk.

Let me tell you about a friend of mine in college. We met in January, and she knew she was only going to finish the semester at my school. And yet, I swallowed the lump in my throat and kept moving with the friendship. It was not easy, but worth it. She was a special friend.

Then there's this fun couple R&T who moved to Colorado for a year between their Bachelors' degrees and R going to grad school. They knew coming in that this was a one year deal, and they let us all know. We share some great memories with them as they cut their first Christmas tree their first Christmas together.

We have friends who could move far away or just out of our regular circle of influence, but if relationships with a known end in sight can be worth the risk, than the ones whose end may or may not be imminent are worth it even more. They can be harder...even riskier...knowing you could get really close and have them gone...but I argue that whether they stay close friends or just become a part of your season of life, swallow hard and risk it!

Now I get it!

Until I got a blog, I just couldn't see why I'd need a camara phone.

Seen on Broadway between Hampden and Belleview.


Significance....well, when I went on a missions trip to Mexico, Dr. Noe and the students called me Mo.

And if YOU call me Mo, I probably will not answer to it. This is a special, but exclusive nickname.

Also, if I had a camara phone, I would keep you apprised of how the Belleview Gargoyles are dressed on a regular basis. Someday I'll remember my digital camara, and I'll show you what the Belleview Gargoyles are.

Friday, April 07, 2006

And so it begins

I absolutely love birthdays! They are important to me, and I want to make my kids feel extra special on thier day. I need to relax though, cause a stressed out me doesn't really make for someone who can ENJOY the day.

I'm not sure how, besides getting a bigger house, to cut down on the amount of birthday parties for my kids. I've got one for my side, one for Rog's side, and one for friends. With Katrina's bday coming up, the craziness is just beginning. At least the friends party is at McDonalds, so I don't have to bake 3 cakes.

Katrina is at prime age to enjoy her day, so I'm going to do my best to enjoy her enjoying it.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Discriminating Taste

I guess I don't have discriminating taste. I love a good steak, but enjoy a burger from McDonald's. I am happy with plain old pudding about as much as creme brulee. If the words are uplifting, I don't mind a repetitive chorus with only 3 chords represented in the music...and sometimes *gasp* I even like boy bands. I liked watching the Left Behind movies, although I realize they weren't the greatest. I love classic literature, and I like clean Christian romance too.

I always kind of wanted to be classy. I could imagine myself that way. But my tastes just aren't so particular that I turn down jeans and a simple shirt just to be classier. I enjoy the finer things in life, but I'm aware that that is not my realm to dwell in for the long term. And I think I'm beginning to be ok with that.

?Porque tengo miedo?

Today I was talking to Adriana...she and her husband and daughter are here from Costa Rica. For some reason, I was afraid to speak Spanish to her. I've known Spanish for a long time...I have good pronunciation (gracias Sr. Cordova) and still have a decent vocabulary considering I haven't been in class for --gulp--10 years. Now I wish I could do it over again. Then I'd tell her, "Me encanta hablar en espanol. Ojala que pense en la lengua como en el pasado. Los oidos de espanol son dulces. Mi cerebro quiere recordar todo que ha aprendo. Quiero ir a visitarse en Costa Rica y mirar todo que Dios esta trabajando alli." Ok, maybe I wouldn't say that, but it would have felt good to feel it roll off my tongue for a few minutes.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Ok, so I'm hanging out with a small group of friends who are new to blogging, and I'd like to put together some etiquette for them. So, give me some hard fast rules for being a good blogger?