Saturday, October 31, 2009

That Doesn't Fly Here, Just Sayin'.....

Hey Friends! I have been so totally absent from the blog world. I have missed y'all so much. It seems the only time I stop these days is when we are on our 2 hour drive to Auburn to watch our Tigers play.

Well, guess what? We are on our 2 hour drive to watch our Tigers kick off against Ole Miss at 11:21am so I've been catching up with all of you.

My storm is at a standstill. It is still there but nothing is happening, though we know it is a matter of time before the winds kick back up. There is still that sense of peace and calm. I am definitely out of the sad, hopeless state and now in the let's fight, bring it on mode. That's a good thing, I think, lol.

Everybody knows I'm an Orange and Blue Kinda Girl (even though we've lost 3 games in a row) and there is no bigger football rival than Alabama and Auburn.

I mean immediately if you move to Alabama you have to pick a team. There can be no fence riding. No, "Oh, I support them both, because they are both State schools." No, that doesn't fly here.

Well, at Love and Care we have a coworker who has cancer and we did a food drive for her. Well, to up the stakes, we made it an Alabama vs Auburn competition and picked two of the biggest Alabama and Auburn fans at Love and Care and decided whichever team lost that person would have to wear the opposing team colors. Now let me just tell you, that may not sound like a big deal or be a big deal in your neck of the woods, but here it could signal the end of the world, LOL!!!!

Well, guess which Auburn fan they picked? Yep, Yours truly! My good friend, SSS, is a HUGE Bama fan. He bleeds Crimson and White.

Well, we didn't tell anybody but we decided at the start of the competition no matter which team won we would wear the enemy colors in support of our friend.

The food drive was a HUGE success, but for the record AUBURN won, just sayin, WAR EAGLE =)
Say a prayer for our friend as she begins a strong regimen of chemo.

Yesterday, we went to the Pumpkin Patch. We had THE best time.The eldest daughter, Haley, was so embarrassed by my jeans tucked in my boots. I told her you reach a point where you just don't care. I've reached it, she hasn't, lol. Teenagers =)
We played in the corn =)
Our pumpkin with his pumpkin. He named it Kitty Cat, hehe. You can't make this stuff up. Where that came from we have no idea but it cracked us up.
We decided he better not try to make a living off art when he grows up, lol. =)
Haley and Hayden on the Cow Train. Fun Times. It was a great, great day.

I'm sorry this has been so long. There was much to catch up. Still not finished but we are almost to Auburn =)

Wish my Tigers luck. I love 'em, but we definitely need it.

Have a great weekend friends.

Be safe as you Trick or Treat.

Love ya!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Peace, Life and Firetrucks.....

I looked at my blog and couldn't believe it has been 2 weeks since I have been here. It has been busy, but I suppose it's been busier than I thought. =)

Things are still up in the air in our situation but a peace has settled around us. He tells us there is a peace that passes all understanding and in the last few weeks we have found out just how true that is.

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 The Message
Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

We have been enjoying L-I-F-E!

We have been traveling to Auburn for all our home games. We love Auburn football and honestly, there is nothing like watching them play with 80,000 other people. We've had mostly night games and it's about a 3 1/2 hour drive home so that combination along with an early Sunday School class to teach makes for very tired Sunday mornings. It's definitely worth it but it makes those away games a little sweeter when they come around. Yes, we have had some terrible losses, but I have always been and will always be an Orange and Blue kind of girl! WAR EAGLE!!!! =)

I went with Hayden last Wednesday on a Field Trip to our local Fire Department. We had the best time! Our Rainbow City Firemen were excellent hosts. Thanks for having us, Guys!

I love this boy!

This Fireman has my Heart!

He is so little.

I know, I know, he is too cute!

We have a trip to the Pumpkin Patch in a couple weeks. I can not wait!!!!

Have a great week Friends!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Do It Afraid.....

First off, let me tell you I am doing sooooo much better. The storm is still raging and I'm at the point where I personally could share with you, but I can't for other reasons.

Bear with me. I'm sure that makes absolutely no sense, but, I promise, it will.

When Kylee started having seizures and I was trying to decide what to do about work, I heard the phrase, "DO IT AFRAID".

I knew that was God's confirmation to me that taking a leave of absence was the right thing to do.

I heard those words again this week.

I know it was not by chance I heard them.

Sometimes, there are things God has for us to do or go through that we wonder how in the world we're going to do it or we're literally scared to death to do it.

Do It Afraid.

How much time do we spend telling God all the reasons we can't do it?

Do It Afraid.

No matter where God leads.

No matter what God says.

Do It Afraid.

We should never let fear cause us to back off or run away from what God has for us to do.

Do It Afraid.