Monday, October 20, 2008

Daddy needs a new pair of


Jay's work shoes have seen better days. One of my least favorite things to do with Jay is to go shoe shopping. He is impossible to shop for because his feet hurt him. He would rather wear a comfortable pair of shoes that have holes in them (see photo below) instead of going through the whole shoe shopping experience.

We went to a new shoe place close by our house (DSW Shoes). Before we adventured out we shopped online at Zappos. By the time we got to DSW we knew just what shoes to look at. It was a pretty quick and painless experience.

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If you like shoes then you'll LOVE DSW Shoes. Wow, it was like piece of shoe heaven. I would if Birch's Shoes will survive. It's right across the street. After we purchased the shoes we stopped by Birch's and the store was pretty busy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Under the weather

Since last Friday I've been fighting off something. It hit me pretty hard on Sunday but Monday I felt back to normal except for some congestion. On Wednesday I woke up sounding very congested but I still felt fine. About 11 pm on Wednesday night I knew I had strep throat. I was in so much pain I didn't sleep at all that night and I couldn't swallow. Thursday was an awful day for me. I did get myself into the dr. to find out I have strep throat and both ears have an ear infection. He didn't check me for sinus infection but I can tell you that I have that also (I'll spare you the yucky details of how I know I have one). For the first 24 hours of taking antibiotics I always feel worse than I started. So, it is Friday evening and I'm still in pain but at least I can function somewhat.

I'm going to miss the Duck game tomorrow night. boo hoo. :( Jay and I thought it is best I'm not sitting outside in the cold. So, Jay gets to find 3 more people to go with him. Andrew had a few ideas.

Jill and I cancelled our 2 Girl Scout meetings for Sunday afternoon. I think this is the first time in 7 years we've cancelled a meeting.

Monday, October 06, 2008


On Saturday night Jay and I went to see, FireProof. It is made by the same people who made, Facing the Giants.

What impressed me about these movies:
1. made by a church (as part of their ministry)
2. Christian values
3. all the actors are volunteer
4. everything was shot with one camera

I'm sure there is more but that is all I can think of right now.

This is a must see movie.

I'm editing this to say another thing that impressed me about this movie is that Cameron made a commitment to his wife that he would kiss no other woman (even in acting roles). So, the kissing scene was done with his wife and camera magic.

Sunday, October 05, 2008


I got the dress up box down on Friday afternoon so the kids pick out their Halloween costumes. The animals were feeling left out so we found a few things for them to try on.

Shadow being a butterfly.

Yogurt wanted to try on the butterfly costume next.

Tag was thinking about being a bunny for Halloween. What do you think? I think he might be a butterfly instead.
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Invisible Woman

My friend, Karen, sent me this video a little while ago. It was great timing as I'm dealing with stuff in my volunteer life and my kids lives. I really needed to hear message.