Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ups and Downs

This past week has been a week full of ups and downs. We will start with the weight watchers...Saturday I hit an alltime low - unfortunatley Saturday is not my "official" weigh in day. By the time I had buffet Saturday night and potluck Sunday at church my official weigh in is more of the same...at least its not a gain.

Stephen if finally all better. He is on spring break this week and yesterday he got the opportunity to meet the soldier he has been writing to in Iraq. Several months ago our church decided to send care packages to some soldiers who are family members of people in our church. The kids each sent a letter in one of the packages. Stephen's went to Donnie Crain who is Linda Cole's nephew. When Donnie wrote him back Stephen was thrilled. Stephen has sent him a couple of letters and pictures he has drawn, and Stephen has received post cards in return. Yesterday Linda called and said that Donnie is home on leave and they were going up to have lunch with him and wanted Stephen to go with them. Stephen had a wonderful time meeting Donnie.

As for the downs...last week was a very emotionally trying week for the family. My 18 year old niece decided to show her rebellious side. She disappeared last Wednesday night. The family spent all day Thursday looking for her. I was an emotional wreck as was the rest of the family. I spent the entire day in prayer here at work. I could only imagine the worst. By the end of the day we had found that she has pretty much been living a double life for the last year. No need to go into details but she isn't the sweet innocent girl she made herself out to be. There are a lot of issues to work out and it will be a long time before she earns back the family's trust once she decides to even try. I know that some day she will return like the prodigal son and I just pray that God keeps his hand of protection on her and makes her realize how miserable she is in the meantime.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Relay for Life

Dinner & Gospel Concert
With Silent Auction
Featuring the music of Heaven’s Jubilee,
The Johnny McCoy Family, and Satisfied

Menu includes: Smoked Brisket or Pork Loin,
Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Rolls, Drink & Dessert

Saturday, March 24, 2007
5:00 PM
The Rialto Theater & Gallery
Downtown Morrilton

Adult Tickets are $20 each or 2 for $35
Children 4-12 are $10
Under 3 Free
Contact Tanya @ (501) 977-0369 or (501)354-2683 for tickets

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society
Sponsored by the Smith Springs Freewill Baptist Relay for Life Team

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Concert and ramblings...

Stephen's school music classes put on a concert last night. We were so proud of him. He was one of the "Morrilton Primary Singers" and even though they were supposedly chosen at random from each class we were proud of him for being chosen. They sang patriotic songs. They all did a wonderful job. And of course I took lots of pictures, but I haven't got around to editing them yet. I know they are really dark so they will need some work.

Speaking of pictures, I have got to get the kids some spring outfits and get some pictures taken. It seems like it has been forever since I have played with my camera. I would love to take them to Wye mountain and take their pictures with all of the daffodils but I doubt that happens.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Road to Recovery

Well Stephen is finally on the mend. After a return trip to the doctor on Friday we found out he had pneumonia. A pretty bad case of pneumonia. The Dr. gave him a strong dose of antibiotics by way of a shot (which he did not like at all) and then a 5 day course of oral antibiotics. By Saturday morning he was like a new boy. He is still pretty weak and tires easily but he was able to go to church yesterday and is back at school today.

This was pretty alarming to me since on Thursday of last week I heard that a childhood friend of mine, Shannon Sample, passed away from pheumonia. I had not seen her in years but the news was really shocking. She was only 32, and she left behind an 18 month old son. I don't know anything about her recent life, but I am praying for God to comfort her family. I know they must be going through quite an ordeal.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Come on down...

Down another pound this week. Things are going well on the weight loss front.

However Stephen is sick again. I will be taking him to the doctor today. He is running a fever and is really dizzy. Same thing he had last time. Hopefully they can get him better.

Friday, March 02, 2007

High School Revisited

I just love those questionnaires that go around on e-mail. I don't always respond, but I really like reading others' responses. Sometimes you really learn something about someone you thought you knew. Anyway, here is one I got this week that was a little different so I decided to post it here.

1. Who was your best friend?Angela Ussery, Amy Miller, Michelle Wilcox
2. What kind of car did you drive? 1966 Mustang
3. It's Friday night, where were you? Playing in band at a Devil Dog football or basketball game or riding around town from Sonic to McDonalds with my friends
4. Were you a party animal?nope.
5. Were you considered a flirt? not even
6. Ever skip school? I don’t think so
7. Were you a nerd? big time – still am
8. Did you get suspended/expelled? no
9. Can you sing the fight song? No – don’t know the alma mater either – wasn’t necessary to learn the words when you played in band
10. Who was your Favorite teacher? Mrs. Cavender
11. Favorite class? GT Seminar or French – did we ever learn anything in Mrs. Conley’s classes?
12. One of your best memories of high school? Hanging out with my friends – we always laughed so much
13. School mascot? Devil Dog
14. Did you go to Prom? Yes
15. If you could go back and do it over, would you?Probably not, but knowing what I know now I would be more outgoing
16. What do you remember most about graduation? speaking in front of everyone and being scared to death
17. Who was your high school sweetheart? do we have to go there?
18. Where were you on senior day? we had a senior day?
19. Did you have a job your Senior year? If you count babysitting
20. Where did you go most often for lunch? To Mr. Anderson room to get some chips and then on the courtyard with everybody. I think I ate in the cafeteria once in 3 years
21. Have you gained weight since then? lots – but thankfully I have lost it all
22. What did you do after graduation? spent 4 years at ATU getting my degree in business administration and got married, worked, had two wonderful kids
23. When did you graduate? 1992
24. Who was your Senior prom date? Jason Dickey
25. Are you going to your 15yr class reunion? probably….this year
26. Who was your home room teacher? Mrs Cavender
27. What grade of High School was you favorite? Tough one – there are special memories from them all