Thursday, July 31, 2008

Encino Man

Ok, so do you remember the movie Encino Man?? The basic story is 2 teenagers find a frozen caveman in their backyard, thaw him out and introduce him to modern day life while he in turn, gets them to actually enjoy life.

Well, when Hou Hou arrived 2 years ago it was like that... we sat on the couch for a week and just pointed to things and grunted. That is how we understood each other. Ok, so it wasn't quite that bad but you get the drift.

Last night around 9:30 the phone rang and I answered it. It went like this:

Me: Hello
Wang Chung: uhhhh

Me: Hellooo
Wang Chung: Eschange student

Me: OH, Hey!!
Wang Chung: Hi

W.G: Thank you for chooswing me
Me: Oh, you are welcome, how are you?

W.G: I not know (chuckle)
Me: ok

W.G: I awwiving August 6 at 5:20
Me: Great, is that a.m. or p.m.?

W.G: I not know (chuckle)
Me: ok, morning or night?

W.G: I not know (chuckle) I e-mail
Me: That would be great

W.G: ok
Me: ok

W.G: ok
Me: ok

W.G: ok
Me: Just e-mail it to me and I will see you August 6

W.G: ok, bye
Me: Bye

So, you see how that went.... it was very broken english. Not much better than when I first spoke with Hou Hou the first week will be very interesting. Then I kinda stressed because he will be here next Wednesday... wow that was quick. We are very excited to get him here. I am sure it will prove to be a trying at times but also rewarding.

I will not be posting until Sunday or Monday since we are leaving tomorrow a.m. for our girls weekend! How better can I spend a weekend with my Ya Ya's (Annette, Andrea J., Tami, and Andi) Plus, a few others including my Mom and her friend, and Misty McKibben (from Shoals)!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hair Cuts

One of my absolute favorite things to do it get my hair cut. It is so bad it is a wonder why I have any hair left. I know there isn't much there now!

I went today because it has been over a month since I have been and that is WAY overdo for me. However, it has just been too hectic and I just decided today it was time! I have a really good hairstylist and we have a good time and it is just relaxing to me. Have you ever noticed how they always style your hair so different than the way you do it??? I mean they see you come in and how you style it, so I take this that my way of doing it isn't very good.... hmmmmmmmm

We are having our GWO (Girls' Weekend Out) this weekend so we are preparing for that. I have already sent out what I call Christy's OCD itinerary. I know this just drives some people nuts but everything has to have a plan in my world to make me happy. I not much of a fly by the seat of your pants girl...wish I was at times but it drives me INSANE!!! I can predict my day from hour to hour...and I get a little up tight if things get out of whack... those that know me best know this BUT.... to know me is to love me right???? =)

The kids have taken it upon themselves to clean out the basement.... oh my was it over do. Aimee is moving back down there when Wang Chung gets here. (I have got to stop calling him that... remember the song...everybody Wang Chung tonight... Now its stuck in your head!!

Oh my, that was my ADHD kicking in, I just jumped from one subject to the next.... sorry.

~ Ok keep up with me now.... SOOOO... they have decided that I need to paint the basement....I guess their arms are broken. We have a busy 2 weeks ahead of us, with moving him in, Aimee's travel tryouts the next 3 weekends, school starting. I am getting overwhelmed just thinking about it!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday Tunes

Tonight on Abc Primetime News will be a tribute to Randy Pausch. He did "The Last Lecture". He passed away last week. Catch it if you get a chance!

Relient K - The Best Thing

It's been a year filled with problems
But now you're here, almost as if to solve them
I can't live in a world without you now
All my life I been searching for you
How did I survive in this world before you?
Cause I don't want to live another day without you now

This is the best thing
The best thing that could be happening
And I think you would agree
The best thing is that it's happening to you and me

All I want to have is all that you can give me
And I'll give right back everything I have in me
Cause nothing ever felt as right as this does right now
I'll go back to before we met, try and erase the past
Try harder to forget
Cause nothing will ever be as good as here and now

Cause when I looked into your eyes
And you dared to stare right back
You should have said nice to meet you, I'm your other half

This is the best thing
The best thing that could be happening
And I think you would agree
The best thing is that it's happening to you and me

This is the best thing
The best thing that could be happening
And I think you would agree
The best thing is that it's happening to you and me

The best thing is that it's happening to you and me

Always knew I'd find someone
I never dreamt it'd be like this
Cause you've surpassed all that I've hoped for and ever wished
And I'm trying so hard with all my heart and mind
To make your life as good as you've made mine

This is the best thing
The best thing that could be happening
And I think you would agree
The best thing is that it's happening to you and me

The best thing is that it's happening to you and me [x2]

This is the best thing
The best thing that could be happening
And I think you would agree
The best thing is that it's happening to you and me

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fake Smiles

Today we had my niece Chloe's 3rd birthday party. It was a good one! I am going to post some pics from it... along with fake smiles all around.....We even incorporated the Woodsmall tradition of them to the Fields' side (Andi's in-laws). Enjoy!!

Chloe has the fake smile too!!


Cinderella Cake

Mom & I (check out her creepy neck)

Andrea didn't quite master it....

Now that's just plain weird!


Mikey's mom JoAnn

Mikey's Dad Mike.... uhhhh not sure!!



The Single guy Ryan (Mikey's brother)

Grandma Fields


It's a boy!!!

Well, it's official..................

We will be hosting another exchange student.

His name is Chang-woo (now how can I make a name for him like I did Hou Hou????)

He is from South Korea, 5'9" 110 lbs. A tall skinny fellow!

Not sure when he will be here, but it will be real soon since school starts in 2 weeks!

More updates to come as we get them! Have a BLESSED Sunday!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Reality Check about relationships: Relationships are hard, how can we make them better!

I heard this message yesterday on 88.7's Walk in the Word with James McDonald. I wanted to highlight a few things he said that stuck with me. Enjoy!

4 Keys to smooth sailing on choppy waters relationally:

When everything is going good in relationships we are smooth sailing BUT, when the waters get choppy many of us just flip our boats over... we start taking on water. Peter tells us that when ever possible .. get along, have sympathy, have compassion, brotherly love, a tender heart (ready to feel what others feel), and have humility (esteem others more important than ourselves). It's what Jesus felt when he healed the sick, fed the sick, raised the dead, wept over Jerusalem.

4 Keys to smooth sailing:

1. Humble in Spirit
- Every time we start to take on water in relationships, we are esteeming ourself more then others, and we are wise in our own eyes, we think our issues are most important, our positions are the correct ones. That's why being humble in spirit is important. There is however, a notion among Christians that if we do everything right, there won't be any relational problems, we have to get over that right now. This is a sinful world, perfect relationships are for heaven, this is the time to get along and do the best that we can. We can't have the expectation that if we do these things everything is going to go right for us, not at all. That's why this next part is SO important.

2. Confidence in God
- Do not repay evil for evil, or reviling for reviling. What that means is when your boss doesn't give you the promotion you deserve, you don't start going home early, and making personal phone calls from work. That means when your husband says some hurtful things to you, don't say well this gives me an opportunity to tell you what I really think about some things. Why do we not do these you ask??? What does God want us to do when someone is hurting us with their words? God wants us to bless them. Now this is funny, the greek work for bless is Eulogeo (yoo-log-eh'-o) from which we get our word Eulogy, so what the Bible is saying is that when someone is coming down on you what God wants you to do it eulogize them. Now that doesn't mean kill them first! It means that well have you ever been to a funeral where sorry to say it but the person was pretty messed up, you know a really wicked person, an ungodly person. They weren't kind to anybody but now they are dead and time for the funeral and isn't it amazing how there is one person that will stand up and say the one thing good about so and so was... and they find something good to say. So essentially, when you don't know what to say or you do know what to say and it's wrong do this, bless them. It says in the Bible that this is where you are called that you may obtain a blessing, we start listening when we hear that there is a blessing for us huh. There is always a blessing for it easy no it's not easy at all. Seek peace and pursue it. Romans says as much as it lies within YOU, live at peace with all men. Can you be at peace with everybody? No, but as much as it lies within YOU do everything YOU can do to be at peace with everybody.

So why is it so hard to apply it? We have heard these concepts before today. So it seems there is a gap between learning and doing. Why is it so hard in the heat of the moment to do whats right relationally? Well we all struggle with that.

A. Anger

-If I'm angry about something, it's not a good time to pull the boat out of the harbor. Do you ever find yourself yelling at the kids and thinking I'm really more upset with the guy at work. Then at work find yourself upset but not about work but about something you didn't get settled at home that morning? If you are angry and sense that, you are going to take on water quickly if you don't get that dealt with.

B. Time

-Relationships don't go good in a hurry. If you find yourself raising your voice, getting intense, saying things you wish you hadn't said, just take a look at your time schedule. Are you trying to get somewhere in the next 7 minutes and you are in the way right now!! A lot of times it's time.

C. Expectation

- A lot of relationship problems come from expectation. We have expectations of others. Which leads us to the next step.

3. Realistic in expectation
- We are under the illusion to go into society with our list of Biblical do's and don't's and that everyone is going to operate under the same principle's that you do, you are SO wrong. There isn't even a common standard of courtesy in our world anymore. Most people are operating under the what works for me now program. Bring to mind one or two of the most difficult relationships that you deal with. Peter says that even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, how many people live with the expectation that if I do everything right I better not suffer? Well, even if you should suffer for righteousness sake you will be blessed. God will take care of you, so even if people injure you if you try to do what's right relationally, God will take care of you. In fact he says have no fear of them or be troubled by them. Don't let your heart get into a turmoil of how other people will live or act. How about lower expectations of others, higher expectations of ourselves.

4. Hopeful in eternity

- Regard Christ the Lord as Holy. Right there in that moment of decisions, quick ones, put Jesus on the throne of your heart. Lord, I'm not living for this person, I'm living for you. What would you have me do in this situation, what would be pleasing to you? Then always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that is in you. BUT, do it with gentleness and respect, not gritted teeth saying IT'S BECAUSE I'M A CHRISTIAN, OK?? Sometimes that's how we want to say it but I don't think that's what he means. Gentleness! Those that revile your good behavior will be put to shame. You say I don;t know if I like this, this sounds like a difficult way to live. Peter says better to suffer for doing good, if that's God's will then for doing evil. When do you suffer for doing good? In this life! When do you suffer for doing evil? In the next one! Hebrews 9:27 and just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment. Someday we are going to go and meet God and he is watching what we do. You say God expects a lot, you know God doesn't expect anything that he hasn't done himself. For Christ also suffered for sins. What did he deserve?? He didn't deserve judgement, he didn't deserve punishment, he didn't deserve suffering. But that's what he got. The righteous suffers for the unrighteous. Why did he do that?? That he might bring us to God. Have you turned to God through Faith in Christ so that you can be forgiven? Being out to death in the flesh, and some say that is their point, Jesus lived this way and what did it get him?? Yea, but you should know the rest of the story because it says he has gone to heaven and is at the right hand of God with the angels. The point is is that Christ and his followers were willing to suffer just a little now because this is just a brief period of time and we get all the hope of eternity later!

So when the waters get a little choppy: Humble in Spirit, Confidence in God, Realistic in expectation, and hopeful in eternity!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Life is messy....

Got this yesterday from Annette and it really was good so I thought I would share it with you all!!

"Life is messy. We aren't always able to tell exactly who working for us and who is working against us. In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus acknowledges this mess, but he doesn't try to sort out which work is from the enemy and which is from God. He suggests taking the good with the bad. Give it time. It does matter which is which but we can't tell right now. Work for the good harvest, and let God do the sorting. For us result-minded disciples, this is frustrating.

Saint Paul talks about what our efforts can result in right now. This is too close to home. We see our own weaknesses. We don't even know what to pray for. We groan. We can't put what we need into words. We don't know where to start. How much of the world is struggling as we are? Paul say that all of creation is groaning.

Do we dare look into this deeply? Do we want to be reminded of wars,hungers, crimes, natural disasters? If we watch the news, on most nights, it's so paralyzing it's tempting to ignore it all or to give up.

Today's readings offer power in a deep, realistic way. In the middle of all this struggle, that is where God is. God knows the good seed and the weeds. The Spirit prays for us as we groan. We are not alone in all this. The world is difficult, but struggling here matters.

What is the wisdom of God?" (Wisdom 12:12-18):

Wisdom 12:12

12 For who is there to ask, 'What have you done?' Or who is there to disagree with your sentence? Who to arraign you for destroying nations which you have created? Who to confront you by championing the wicked?

13 For there is no god, other than you, who cares for every one, to whom you have to prove that your sentences have been just.

14 No more could any king or despot challenge you over those whom you have punished.

15 For, being upright yourself, you rule the universe uprightly, and hold it as incompatible with your power to condemn anyone who has not deserved to be punished.

16 For your strength is the basis of your saving justice, and your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all.

17 You show your strength when people will not believe in your absolute power, and you confound any insolence in those who do know it.

18 But you, controlling your strength, are mild in judgment, and govern us with great lenience, for you have only to will, and your power is there.

19 By acting thus, you have taught your people that the upright must be kindly to his fellows, and you have given your children the good hope that after sins you will grant repentance.

This gave me hope! I hope it speaks to all of you.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I want a hammock.

I have wanted one for some time now. I know, I know where am I going to put a hammock right??
I just think it looks SO relaxing to just lay there and look at the big white fluffy clouds. They are so pretty today. I do believe I could get lost in one. Maybe one of these days....
Back to reality here. This has been a stressful week so I wanted to take some time and mention a few things that I would appreciate your prayers in.
*Ethan had to have emergency surgery last night to remove his appendix. Surgery went well and he is on his way home today but only after Ava had to make a trip to the ER when she smashed her hand in the car door. Andrea REALLY needs some rest right now!
*Remember the Judy Winklepleck family. Judy passed away suddenly this week. She was the counselor at school and had such an amazing relationship with the kids.
* The economy is really pulling on everyone right now. I cannot imagine what the strain it is having on some people.
* Pray for direction for Ed & I in the next day or two, we have been approached to host another foreign exchange student (from a different company). We are thinking very seriously about it. I know you all are thinking we are just nuts!!
* Keep at all the upcoming walks in your prayers as well! My Mom is getting to work her first one...exciting!
* The Ya-Ya's are going on a road trip next weekend to our annual Women of Faith Conference. Look out world.... here they come!!
*The upcoming school year is right around the corner, keep the kids, parents, teachers, and school employees in your prayers.
Have a great week!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesday Tunes

Today's Tuesday tunes is "Heart of Worship"

When the music fades
And all is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that's of worth
That will bless your heart

I'll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the ways things appear
You're looking into my heart

I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about You
All about You, Jesus
I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've amde it
When it's all about You
It's all about You

King of endless worth
No one could express
How much You deserve
Though I'm weak and poor
All I have is Yours
Every single breath

I'll bring You more than just a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking into my heart

Monday, July 21, 2008


I was reading Isaiah 48-51 and I came to 48:16 and it says: See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.

That verse was a comforting thought. He has written us in the palm of his hand.

When you think about the things of life that we get worked up over it is pretty sad. Does it matter? Are the things in life that you are worrying about really important in the grand scheme of things??

If you get some time read over the book of Isaiah. It can give you a new perspective. If only we can remember it all the time!

Have a good week!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

We're back!!

Whew!! We are back and we are exhausted. We had a great trip. The team didn't do so well at Nationals (this was the first year they hadn't placed in the top 10 in 3 years....) but Aimee batted .500 with no fielding errors in 5 games, so we were pleased with her anyway. It is sad to think at times the relationships you make with people through travel ball from one year to the next and may never see them again, we met a really nice couple this year who's daughter was playing her last season of travel ball before her college career that really were SO much like us in so many ways it was scary, so they made this year even more enjoyable for us! It was hot but the humidity wasn't bad so it made it bearable. We did go down a day early to go to Nashville because Cole just had to go to Bass Pro Shop, and on the way home we went to the Birmingham Zoo and then Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. It was so cool. We want to go again and spend some more time there. I am going to share a montage of photos that I took along the way. Enjoy!!

Aimee & Cole

Taking it easy

Big ole' Catfish


Aimee's team getting ready to go out to eat some
southern barbecue! Notice Cole popped in the back!!

This was a practical joke on our assistant coach from an inside joke earlier in the season, another mom & I made these and he actually wore them the whole game!! Notice Ed, I think he wants an outfit like it!!

How can you take this conversation

Aimee's bunt from the left side.

Protecting 2nd base, this team was also from Indiana.

this is my fav pic of the whole trip,
Notice Cole's face...Ed said go talk to it Cole
and he did and you know Llama's..they spit!!

Ed got caught!

Mammoth Cave

Getting ready to go on the cave tour

Ed wouldn't take it with all our fake smiles
but I snuck one in on him!!

In the it was cold!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Patrick Henry Hughes @ ESPN Awards Ceremony part 2

Patrick Henry Hughes @ ESPN Awards Ceremony part 1

Whew! We had a very long weekend, not getting home before midnight every night then having to get up at 4 to head back to Indy. (Ed thought it best for us not to stay in Indy this weekend since we would be gone all week, we aren't as young as we once were!) There were several rain delays so we had a lot of free time. We actually got to go to the Imax theatre and see Journey to the center of the earth in 3D. It was cool.

We got home around 6 on Sunday and I did some housework and settled in for my Sunday night tradition. I always watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Tonight was a story of a young man named Patrick Henry Hughes from Louisville, Kentucky. He was born without eyes, and without being able to extend his limbs fully. He had glass eye implants at a young age. This young man is exceptional. He plays the piano and trumpet and with the help from his Dad he is in the Louisville Cardinal Marching Band. His Dad pushes his wheelchair around on the field. At one point he made the statement that his blindness was not a disability to him but and ability, because so many people judge with their eyes and all he has to go by is what is on the inside of people. He also said God made me what! It was very inspiring. As always I sat on the coach during this show and cried like a baby, it was a good cry though, a touch your heart kind.

I won't be blogging much if at all this week. We leave tomorrow for Alabama for Aimee's softball nationals. We are very tired already but looking forward to go.

Have a great blessed week!

Ed at the 3D show

Thought I would post this as we got a kick out of it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Time Warp Thursday

This time warp doesn't go back too far, actually just last week!! However, it is a busy day. I have a board meeting at 4:30 and we have to be in Indy tomorrow afternoon for a tournament then off to Alabama Monday for does that tell you that I am a little busy????


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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuggin' on the ole' heart strings

You know what tugs on my ole' heart strings?? The other day on the way to get Cole from Hanover and when I got the the junction going into Salem, there was a young guy hitchhiking. He had a great big back pack on his back, like he just left home or was homeless to begin with. I always wonder how long it has been since they have eaten or showered.

I guess I am sheltered because in lil' ole' Shoals you don't see this often and everytime I do it breaks my heart. Ed tells me I am too sensitive to certain things (this being one of them, not that he is insensitive, just skeptical of a lot). I don't know what it is, I just get to thinking that people in today's world are so skeptical of picking up people on the side of the road. My Dad ALWAYS picked up hitchhikers. Even if we were with him he would take us home and go back and pick them up.

Ed watched a show once about a guy that had a BMW that he parked in a parking garage, walked several blocks and made a killing on the side of the road scamming people. Now, I know that this happens too but you never know. It reminds me of one time when I failed to see what my dear friend Tami did. We were in Vegas eating breakfast and this dirty guy was walking though the tables begging for money or food. I simply said no and Tami said you never know if that might have been Jesus. Now mind you she wasn't scolding me she was just making a statement that really opened my eyes. She then gave him a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich that cost her nothing. I never thought to do that but ever since I have had a heightened sense that we never know when it could be Jesus that we meet.

Matthew 25:34-40

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.

35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.

36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?

38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?

39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to me!’

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday Tunes

Nichole Nordeman - Legacy

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
And you can take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all the "who's who's" and so-and-so's
That used to be the best at such and such
It wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an "atta boy" or "atta girl"
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace
Who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon
enough destroy

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace
Who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

Not well-traveled, not well-read
Not well-to-do, or well-bred
I just want to hear instead
Well done, good and faithful one

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace
Who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mission Minded Monday

Take some time and check of the Voice of the Martyr's website. Christian persecution is still alive and more prevalent now than ever.

Also please be praying for the situation in China. They have said that they hope to have every Christian jailed or killed by the time the Olympics are held. It is a very rough time in China.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

....they will soar on wings like eagles....

I know it is still Saturday, but tomorrow is going to be hectic with church, a cookout and Aimee having practice in Indy... so... I thought I would post tonight. Ed and I spend most of the day on the river, well actually we spent most of the weekend on the river. Aimee had to work and Cole was working the lemon shake up stand with their youth group so we had the day today to ourselves.

We got in the boat and headed up river toward Williams to look at the Eagles' nest. We made it up there but there was no eagle, however I got pictures of the nest. We turned around and talked to a guy on his pier that was real close to the nest. He told us to look around the Norman rock, they sometimes hang out there.

We drove back down river and Ed stopped to check the gas, to which he said we were about to run out (likely story, I mean I'm not 16 anymore) As he got ready to start it back up he said look... and there they were!! The 2 eagles flying. I got some pictures but they were so far away. Anyway, it reminded me of a verse in Isaiah. It is:

Isaiah 40:31

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.

They will soar high on wings like eagles.

They will run and not grow weary.

They will walk and not faint.

It gave me a peace to remember it. Hope you all had a great 4th and have a good week ahead!

Snapshot Saturday

Cole, Ed and Kenyon

Courtney, Aimee, and John

Cole & Kenyon and their catfish
Ed getting ready to well you know....

I am attaching a few Catfish pictures so far for my snapshot Saturday!! Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thinking Thursday

Ok, so I couldn't think of anything for Time Warp Thursday and quite frankly didn't have time to so here it is 11:21 at night and I just read Andrea's blog and decided to do a thinking Thursday instead.

* I think I am REALLY tired

* I think I had an awesome day with my kids. We got to see Chad, got our toes done (which made Cole very impatient, and to which he kept saying was stupid) and we all got hair cuts.

* I think I am glad my hair isn't purple anymore.... LONG story

* I think I had SO SO SO much fun tonight at the Queen contest and Martin County Idol contest with Ed, Andrea, Aaron, Jaden, and Ava (AImee, Cole, Ethan, adn Austin were walking around). There is a trend going on.... this is 2 years now that one of the Jones' kids has entertained me at these things.....

* I think I am jealous that Annette got to go to a Tom Petty concert tonight.

* I think I can't believe I am up at 11:25

* I think the softball God's aren't playing nice this weekend and we get the weekend off after all.

* I think that my Ed is pretty special and I'm not sure where I would be without him.

* I think I am pretty happy for my little sis Johnna!!!

* I think that the Catfish Festival makes me tired.

* I think I am going to bed now =)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wacky Wednesday

Well, last night late we got a call that our St. Louis tournament had been cancelled due to flooding so I thought we got the weekend off....BUT, got a call today that we are now going to Chattanooga, Tennessee to play. So, I have to get busy doing housework to get ready to leave.

I worked half a day today and left at nine to go get Cole from basketball camp. I got there in time to watch him play a couple of games. It was a guard and big man camp so it was an even mixture of real big guys and real little guards, it was a little funny. I am attaching some pictures from it. Notice even though Cole has gained 25 pounds in the last 3 months, according to his physical last Friday, he still is a little scrawny!

Nicole's ISSA Elite team finished 9th at Nationals! Way to go Nic!!