Monday, September 24, 2007


Before Prof and I got married, to be honest, I could care less about football. In highschool and college, for me, football was just a social event. However, for Prof, there was nothing social about it. He is serious about his football, especially when it comes to Georgia. So, it was understood, when we got married, that I would also be a Georgia fan. So, this time of the year is a fun time at our house. I have since learned a lot about football and actually love watching the Georgia games.

Well, football season has kicked into full gear at our house this year. However, one of the down sides to living in Texas, without cable television, is that watching Georiga games on tv rarely happens, if at all. However, thanks to ESPN, we are able keep up with it and even listen, when we want to.

Saturday was the big Alabama-Georgia game. We were very disappointed we did not get to watch it, however, listening to the last quarter on ESPN Radio was awesome! We could not have asked for a better game. The Dawgs really pulled it off this week in overtime.

So, in honor of football season, and our love for Georgia, I have changed my blog to UGA colors.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What do you want?

So, the new Initials catalog is out and I am sure that you have already flipped through it several times!

If you have not, then go there and click "view catalog".

If you have, then have you started a wish list or Christmas shopping list? I know I have done both. And, I am doing whatever I can to get everything at the best price I can. I want to help each of of you do the same. Here are some ways you can save:

1. Host a Home Party or Party On The Go - This will give you the chance to earn FREE and discounted items from Initials! Also, I am having an Initials party at my house this weekend, so if you book your party before this weekend, then you will get an additional $15 added to your rewards.

2. Have a shopping spree! How can this help you save, you might ask? Well all orders $250+ begin earning rewards! Initials has something for everyone on your list, why not earn rewards by buying presents for others! Or, you can give the Free stuff away! :-)

3. When you order this weekend with my home party, then you will save on shipping. In fact, if you reply to this post with an order, then I will give you FREE shipping!

Remember all orders can be shipped directly to you!

So, what do you want?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Something to think about....

This fall I am going to be a part of the Beth Moore Bible Study at my church. We are working through the book "A Womens Heart: God's Dwelling Place". I missed the first week, because Wild Man was sick, but I was able to go yesterday and can not even put into words how awesome it was! It amazed me (I know it shouldn't) how God knows what we need, when we need it. I needed that yesterday. I need this Bible Study.
Last night I was doing the homework and I read this verse:
"When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, "If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Eygpt. " Exodus 13:14
We all know where God led them. He led them through the desert, on a road that took them longer to get to where they needed to be. He knew that the shorter road was not the right one for them. Now the desert way was discouraging for them, but think about how discouraged they would have been if they had gone through a war. It even says God knew they would not make it. He knew they would turn around and go back to Egypt, where they were slaves, if they went that way. So, instead of sending them the shorter way (which they probably thought would be the easiest), He sent them on the long, hard path.
How many times as Christians do we want to skip over parts of our lives, because they are hard? Have you ever stopped to think that maybe God knows the alternative would hurt us more? Maybe if we got what we wanted, when we wanted it (took the shorter way) it would hurt us more and ultimately not lead us where God wants us to be. Just maybe the longer, harder way is better sometimes. Maybe the shorter road would be harder in the long run. I mean if the Isrealites had taken the short way, think about where they would have ended up...right where they started, slaves to the Egyptians.
Just a little something to think about....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I will always remember

Today marks the 6 year anniversary of 9/11. As with everyone else, as soon as I woke up and remembered it was the 11th, I immediately began to relive this day, 6 years ago in my head. I was beginning my Sophmore year at MC and was very newly engaged to Prof. I woke up late that morning, because a class had been canceled. As soon as I got up, I hopped in the shower and turned on our shower radio, so that I could enjoy some music while bathing. I was surprised to realize there was no music. As I listened to the announcers talking, trying to put everything together in my almost awake mind, I remember realizing what had happened. I quickly finished my shower, and went straight to the TV to see what was going on. I remember just standing there in awe about what was happened and not really knowing what to think. I remember hearing them say that Atlanta might be target and just being terrified that my fiance lived near Atlanta at the time. I called him, and everyone else I knew. I think just hearing everyone was ok, made it better to me. Then the rest is history. Needless to say, I will never forget the meaning of today. I will never forget how today changed a lot of things for Americans and I will never forget the sacrifices that were made that day and still being made for us today because of that day.

There is another reason, however, that I will not forget 9/11 ever again. As many of you know, I worked in the Office of Admissions at Southwestern for a little over a year. While I was there I really bonded with my boss, Marlene. Many of you know that over the course of my in Admissions, I watched Marlene live the last year of her life. In Sept of 05 the doctors realized that Marlene's brain was overtaken with cancer. At that point they told her she had at the most 6 months to live. I was amazed at how Marlene approached this news. She did not curl up and sit in her house and wait to die. Actually she did quite the opposite. She treated life like she had no cancer. In fact she on many occasions would talk about how blessed she was that things were not worse. She was the prime example of someone who allows Christ to have full control of her life. On this day last year Marlene celebrated her last birthday here on earth. I remember her coming in to work, so weak, and somewhat out of it, just to celebrate with us. Despite all the pain she was in, and the frustration she had in her life, she was more concerned about everyone else in the room. I will always remember her on today and I will always thank God for her and what He taught me through her.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Hair

One thing I was so excited about when I found I was having a girl, was being able to fix her hair. When I was little all my barbies and dolls had their hair all fixed up on a regular basis. I have been waiting, impatiently, for the day that I could begin to play with Little One's hair. Finally, after a long 18 months, the day is here! This morning while she was eating breakfast, I got to play with her hair! Here are some pictures!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Words of Wisdom (or something like that) from Wild Man

Wild Man has really begun to chime into our conversations a lot more lately. It used to be that Prof and I could have a conversation and Wild Man would be in his own little world not even listening to us. However, this is changing now! See now that he is 4 and a big boy he feels that it is his duty to begin listening to and chiming into our conversations when necessary.

Tonight we were at Wally World and we were looking for a parking spot. As we were cruising the rows we saw this lady walking to her car. Now, without being rude, let's just say she was most likely not being supported up top and really needed to be and she was just rough looking. I turned to Prof and said, "See, I could look like that!" Then out of the back seat chimes in Wild Man. He says, "No, you can't look like her!" We weren't real sure where he was going with this, since yesterday, while waiting in line to pay at a store, he said, "That lady is fat!" (of course as loud as possible). But, then he said, "Mommy, you have to look like you." What wisdom! He already knows at such a young age that all people look different and that is not bad. It is good to look like who God made you to look like.

On a side note, that has nothing to do with Wild Man, we are pretty sure the rat issue has been taken care of! YAY!!! We have not heard them or seen signs they have been around in over a week!

Also, HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY, to all the grandparents reading my blog!!! We love you!

Friday, September 07, 2007

New Favorite Commercial

The Prof and I saw this commercial for the first time last weekend on our little getaway. I love it! It made me laugh so hard. Enjoy!

Monday, September 03, 2007

It is here!!

The new Fall/Winter Catalog from Initials Inc is now here!!! I know that most of you don't care, but this is a huge deal for me. Not just because I sell it, but because I just love everything in the catalog!! Anyway, there are some fun new products and some lower prices!!! So, check it out!