Thursday, May 24, 2007

Living and Loving It!!

So, WOW! Lots has gone on since I've been on here last. Sorry for my seeming lack of dedication to this blog! Let's start with Log's dentist visit last Tuesday. You have never seen a kid so happy to go to the dentist! I am not kidding! He had a great time and the dentist and assistants got a kick out of him and his sheer joy of dentistry! He's got a little cavity, so we'll see how much he loves it after it's fixed. Wednesday was Chick-Fil-A day. Boy, what I won't do for a little free food! LOL I got to the new CFA @ around 1:30 on Wednesday to wait in line for a year of free chicken! I had to spend the night, but I got my chicken! I didn't sleep. It was nutty. It got really fun after dark when we started getting a steady stream of visitors. Ralph and Log came after dark and stayed and Logan rode his scooter almost all night!!! That kid is tireless. Anyway, I got my free chicken and it was so worth it! Friday I left for Ladies' Retreat in Carlsbad with my friend, Barb. We had a great time there, except it was too cold to swim in the ocean, which I love to do. Also, the dead, half-decomposed seal on the beach was a major turn-off. Anyway, it was such a fun, fun time! My husband drove all the way down there to bring me flowers and a card full of money! How sweet is that?!? OMW He is sooooooo wonderful to me. I love him. Sis. Hernandez was so inspirational and anointed in her speaking. It was life-changing material. We got home Sunday, then Monday Ralphie took me and Log to Disneyland! (That's what I asked for my gift for Mother's Day...) As you can tell by reading here and checking out my nifty little slide show, I have been somewhat preoccupied...LIVING. Living life to the fullest. "...It's not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years...."

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Happy, Happy, Happy

I'm in a good mood. Actually, I'm in a happy, good, wonderfully harmonious mood. Yes, I am. Why? You ask... Do I have to have a particular reason? It's a good life living for the Lord. There. Does that suffice? Last night, our evangelist Bro. Marks preached on happiness and its essentiality to revival and even salvation. It was very enlightening. It was easy for me to get with the preaching, being the happy-go-lucky to a fault person that I am. :0) (no laughing, babe!!) So many of us Pentecostals walk around looking either very self-righteous or like we have the flu! It's nuts! I don't get it! How is someone gonna want what we have when we are rude, haughty, or depressed???? I come from a "culture" where people who are different are mocked and looked down upon. I'm sick of it. That nut with a crazy haircut needs Jesus too, however he'll never listen to anything we have to say because of the looks of condemnation he receives from "our type". So if you're ever with me and notice that I don't laugh with you at "salvation-less" people, now you know why. I do my best to bite my tongue in the moment, but no longer. Jesus died for all of us, no matter how different-looking or whatever we are. So, how are we going to reach our world? With a stiff upper lip? Or a smile? Good preaching, Bro. Marks! LOL I'll just pick up where you left off... LOLOL :D

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Let the Winning Begin...

Tonight was the official start of the "Pit" season. :D For those of you who may not know, "Pit" is a fast paced "commodity" trading game. It is one of my favorite games, right up there with "Mexican Train", but I am much better at Pit. I hereby invite all of my friends and family to challenge me at this game... (I will probably start a wicked losing streak as a result of my haughtiness...) LOLOL Anyway, we had company and kabobs and games. It was a wonderful ending to a wonderful day. Winning always puts me in a good mood! I win! :D

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Drug BUST!!!

Drug BUST!

Yep, I will never again assume that I am safe! I know there is evil lurking at every turn, but I don't live in fear. However, when my husband told me there were a bunch of cop cars a few houses down from me, my heart leaped into my throat! What could be going on?? Well, it was a marijuana bust of monumental proportions. The cops Ralph spoke with indicated it was a multi-million dollar bust. They had purchased a brand new home (same floor plan as us!) and filled it with plants. There were scores of heat lamps and obviously lots and lots of marijuana. You just never know what is up with your neighbors! Crazy!

Monday, May 7, 2007


So, Paris Hilton is going to jail. How sad. I mean that. Just goes to show you that you can have fame, beauty, wealth, and SHOES for DAYS, yet still not be happy. Obviously, she is unhappy enough to drink enough to get her in trouble on numerous occasions. Whether I personally emulate her (I don't) or not, she is still someone who needs Jesus. It's really sad when I hear other "Christians" saying she's just gotten what she deserved. Don't we all really deserve death? As the world goes to hell in a hand basket, I will not stand idly by, but rather I will pray and try to reach as many as I can with genuineness and love. I am nobody, so I am honored that you, whoever you may be, are reading my blog. Thank you and have a blessed day!!

Saturday, May 5, 2007


Well, I enjoyed a good day at Disneyland yesterday. It was actually a beautiful day, weather-wise, and thousands and thousands of fellow park-goers agreed. Yep, there was a lot of them-there picture-takers there, but I loved it and joined in the picture taking!

My mom had never been to California Adventure, so I had a great time showing her the ropes! We went on everything, except Tower of Terror, and saw all of the good shows. As a matter of fact, I convinced her to see the Aladdin Musical with me and she really enjoyed it! (Everyone does, though it's like pulling TEETH to get them through the door!) AnyHOO! We got out of that show and were walking/riding along the street when, lo and behold, there was Joni Ayn and her crew!! Talk about a lovely surprise!

I did my best to scare Joni, but I'm not really sure it turned out all that great. At any rate, it was great to run into them and visit for a while at the Magic Kingdom. We'll have to do it up good next time! (Ralphie's getting a pass soon!!!!!)

Today we went to watch Brandon graduate from Vanguard University, which is always lovely for me. I love ceremonies in general, except funerals, of course! I'm always so caught up in the emotion of such a wonderful accomplishment, it makes me want to go back. I haven't yet, but Lord help me not to be such a SLOUCH! :( I've really GOT to work on that! Well, one of these days, maybe it'll be my graduation I'll be writing about. Until then, it's just my very fine gibberish you'll have to tolerate and fake enjoyment about. (What terrible grammar! Oh, well, it's late...)

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Well, it's that time of the week again. Yes, you guessed it. It's time for DISNEYLAND!!!!!! *ugh!* I just really enjoy a good visit to the Magic Kingdom. Tomorrow's visit I will be accompanied by my Momma, which will be loads of fun! Just like old times! VERY old times!! LOLOL We'll probably end up running into some people from my church, as they have also chosen tomorrow as the day to get their weekly fixes. I hope to find a couple more hidden Mickey's and eat a gigantic corn dog. (Don't tell! shhh!!) ;0) Just so you know, if you count yourself a friend, you should always call me when you are going to Disneyland so I can go too! LOL JK!! Anyway, I'm almost always up for Disneyland, so if you were so inclined, you could call. I won't be around tomorrow for a post, but I'll try to get on Saturday and put up some pix of our "happiest place" visit. em-eye-see-kay-ee-why-em-oh-you-ess-eeeeeeeeee....... :D

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Peace, Be STILL

Not much interesting going on today, except I finally girded my loins and cleaned our church office which had been shamelessly neglected since Easter!!! *whew-y!* What a disaster! You don't even WANNA know some of the stuff I found! LOL Anyway, the floor is once again visible.
Right at this precise moment I am looking for some new songs to teach tomorrow to our worship teams. Any ideas or suggestions??
Earlier, I was talking to a friend and a scripture popped into my mind - Philippians 4:5-7 (King James Version)
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5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I have so much peace right now, and I am so grateful. Life isn't always easy, fun, or exciting, but I try to not back down from a challenge. So, look out! As I search for my next mountain to climb!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

I'm Baaaack...

Well, I'm back. I guess. It has been a real struggle for me to take this back up again, due to falling poll numbers... ;0) It is a lot of work and being the narcissistic person I apparently am, I do want people to actually read what I have to say. Obviously, not a lot of people care what I have to say, so it became a burden. I am ready to tackle the endeavor, once again, wholeheartedly and unabashedly!! So... Since it's been a while since I wrote, I thought I'd include some tidbits about what has been going on lately.

1. Easter was awesome. It was really great. Twelve souls were filled with the Holy Ghost and many lives were touched! Thank you, Jesus!

2. We moved twice in one week. I know it sounds crazy, but we did! We had to get out of our apartment by a certain date, but the house wasn't ready, so we moved into a storage. Actually, we moved all of our STUFF into storage, and we took up house with Ralphie's Grams. Then the house became available, so we turned right around and moved into the house. All in the week and a half leading up to Easter!!!! Nutty! Right? (I love my house, though!)

3. I have been to Disneyland a few times since I've been on here. Splash Mountain is still closed, which is getting on my "nervous" already!!! Open that ride so I can SPLASH!!!! Yippeeee!

4. We are still in revival with the Marks, who are really swell people. They have a new baby, which I want to hold all of the time, but I'm too embarrassed to ask!! LOL (I did get quite a fix the other day, though...)

5. Logan has started a new curriculum, so we're kind of behind schedule now. He had to start from the beginning of 4th grade, so we'll be working feverishly for the next 16 months to get him back on the right track!

6. My husband gave my "baby bear" to my grandparents! *sob!* I cried and cried. He's better off, though, because he was christening the house in a way we found off-putting. hehehe... (My poor baby boy...)

Wow! I guess that sums things up nicely as far as what I have been doing (or NOT doing) for the last month and a half!! I really have been busy!!!!!!!! LOL I will be back very soon for more "splendiferous pontifications"!! (Don't hold your breath, though!) But DO check back more regularly, now - ya hear??