Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Do you know how hard it is to cancel your service with them? It's awful! I will say it's not quite as hard as cancelling AOL, but it was up there.

Me: "Hi, we don't use our service and would like to cancel it."

Stephen: "Oh, we'd hate to lose you as a customer, is something wrong."

Me: "No, we just don't use the service and would like to cancel it. I believe my contract is up."

Stephen: "Yes, your contract is up this month. Wouldn't you rather just deactivate the account and have the option to re-activate it after six months? You wouldn't have any charges accrued during that time."

Me: "No, we just don't use the service and would like to cancel it."

Stephen: "Well, is there a different package you would like?"

Me: "No, we just don't use the service and would like to cancel it."

Stephen: "How about if we give you a credit of $5 each month to lower your bill?"

Me: "No, we just don't use the service and would like to cancel it."

Stephen: "Ok. We really hate to lose you as a customer. If you ever need satellite service again, please call."

Me: "Thank you."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More pictures

So....since all two of my readers have been sitting there with bated breath for the rest of the Bluebonnet pictures....Here is the cutest 2-year old in 11 years!!!

Pretty darn cute, huh?


More to come when I can get Blogger to cooperate!

Monday, April 20, 2009


We have the best kids, family and friends in the world.

I got a free day from my second two classes today (yay!).

I am not a writer - especially in reference to my History class.

My sweet husband is snoring on the couch.

My precious 2 year old is watching Blue slide down a slide and giggling.

I love 2 year old giggles.

My niece has a broken collar bone and arm (poor baby).

Joshua has an ear infection.

Jake and Cody are just fine.

I wish Emily were here.

I wish Trey were home.

I wish David could find a new job that he would be happy with and get satisfaction from.

I love my husband.

We finished up Romans in Bible study last night and are going to be going through John next.

I'm thinking Roma's pizza sounds really, really good for lunch!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


So I wouldn't encourage seeing "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas".

That's all I can really say about that.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


It's 3:15 and I'm still in my pajamas. I did have a shower, just put them back on. It sounds like Josh is waking up. I'll let him talk to himself for a minute while I think about getting dressed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hard to swallow.....

I just found out that a friend from my childhood's little sister was just found dead in her room. She just graduated high school year before last. They don't know why yet.

That's hard. Really hard. I can't imagine what her Mom and Dad are dealing with. Just can't imagine it.

I'm certainly praying for them.

Monday, April 06, 2009


I went to Monika's and Julie's church last night for a worship conference. I broke down when I looked across the row and saw my precious friend Monika raising her hands in surrendered worship to the One True God, the God of Heaven. It was so beautiful. In that moment, I was so completely humbled. God is so huge, yet he knows the number of hairs on my head. And Monika's head. And her sweet 13 year old girl, Jenna's head. It's amazing. I never, ever thought I would be standing in God's presence with Monika! She was the friend of mine in high school that was more of the "rebel" type. She was the one I partied with. She was the one who I could always count on to get into stuff with.

Did you hear that?

I stood in church with my hard-core, Metallica-loving, bad-boy chasing friend, Monika! And she now loves and worships the same God I do!

God is so great and good. He is good for now and forever-more. And I get to stand in Heaven and worship His Holiness with my redeemed, washed in the blood friend, Monika! Wow!

I am so humbled to be given these privileges.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Sin Stinks!

I journal. I journal some online and I journal alot on paper. I'm not a great writer by any means, but I can write what I'm thinking out to God and it's an awesome tool for me to use when I pray. I will write some thoughts and pray some without writing. The journaling kinda' keeps me on track with staying focused on praying. I love to talk to God and can go on for a long time this way. I don't do it enough, but still love it.

Anyway, while journaling the other day, I was praying and thinking about how I want to be away from sin. I don't want it in my life, but I don't want to be legalistic. I need that balance. About that time, I started smelling something dead. I don't know where it was coming from. (I am hoping it is outside and not in our bedroom wall or something, because that would be really gross.) Anyway, as I smelled it, I started thinking in the direction of "the wages of sin is death..." and how horrible death smells to us. The Holy Spirit showed me that smell is exactly how sin smells to our Father. He just absolutely cannot stay in it's presence. He is Holy. Clean. Alive. He is Life! There is no decay or death around Him and He can't have it around Him, just by His nature. Wow. "but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord." Wow again. Because of my Savior's death and then His overcoming of that death, I can have that horrible stench and decay removed from my spirit so I can walk right into the Holy God's presence. Hallelujah! That is just so amazing!

On a side note....I had my hair cut and I hate it!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart when my stepson came home from his Mom's house telling me he watched the movie Twilight while visiting her. I had no idea anything about the movie, so I asked him what it was. He went on to tell me how it was a vampire movie, but it was really ok because it was "good" vampires. What? All of a sudden there are "good" vampires? My very first thought was "NO!!!! That is deception! That is wrong! That can't be!" I have to admit I was not calm about it. I was wrong in the way I responded, causing a bit of a rift with my son. I am shocked that Christians are ok with this. I am shocked that there does not seem to be anybody who sees that this is SCARY for our kids!

My husband found this youtube video that sums it up in about 9 minutes. My heart is broken.

See it here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Word to the Wise

Do not purchase these for your small child. Although they appear to be the proper size for little fine-motor-skill-challenged children, like Josh, they are not good. I now am sporting blue and green fingers and have a really nice spot on our living room floor where he touched the carpet with them while trying very sweetly to color Thomas the Train blue. They work just like markers, but are disguised as twistable crayons.

I do have to give him props for picking the correct color for Thomas.