Friday, November 21, 2008

Char's Version

You can read about Charlotte's version of the Monday's Fabulous Moment here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Monday's Fabulous Moment of the Day

So I realize it is Thursday, but I can't pass up an opportunity to talk about one of the most fabulous things that has happened to me on a Monday. It was pretty amazing really.

So the night started out lovely. Hilary's parents are in town and Travis' parents are in town, so Hilary and Travis decided to cook dinner for everyone. It was great. They did an excellent job! We were all hanging out afterwards and I had remembered at around 9:30, that I needed to pick up a RX at the pharmacy. I had already gone a couple of nights without it and being in the "Allergy Capital of the World" I decided that I probably shouldn't go another night without it. So I head outside to get into my car and as I got closer this is what I saw...Please pay no attention to how extremely dirty my car is.'s really dirty.
So anyway....I come up to this and say out loud. "what in the world..." I think I squealed a couple of times and then it hit me....I know exactly who did this!
I remembered a few months back when I was asked to help out at a "Transformers" b-day party and the two party planners (Jen and Charlotte) had red and blue streamers that they decorated with. and blue streamers ALL OVER MY CAR! I knew they were hanging out together that night and they were already being a little feisty so I pretty much knew that they were the ones. So I called them each up and they conveniently did not answer their phones! So I left some messages for them and then continued on with my trip to the pharmacy. (I had to take the streamers off though. )
When I got back home Jen and Char stopped by saying they had stories to tell about the night and that it really couldn't be told over the phone...but acted out.
I knew this was going to be good!
They proceeded to tell the story, Jen in full out acting mode and Charlotte on my living room floor laughing with tears streaming down her face. I really couldn't understand what she was saying because she was laughing so hard.
It was hilarious. The story was hilarious...but them re-telling the story was what was hilarious! Jen blogged her side of the story which is really the fabulous-ness of the Monday. So check that out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sister Two

So Jen sent me the script for the "Cracked out Christmas Carol". I don't think that is what it is actually called...but that is what she likes to call it.
I'm "Sister two".
I don't have very many lines, but I got really nervous.
It's going to happen. I'm not sure how...but it's going to happen.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Random Thoughts

Just thought y'all needed to know that it is possible to have a dance party sitting down in the backseat of a car.

I saw a shooting star last night on my way home from Kate's. It was amazing. I love shooting stars. It made my night.

Everyone around me is getting engaged. It's crazy. I heard of 5 engagements this weekend, most of whom I don't know...but still...insane.

I'm officially a wimp. It's 41 degrees this morning and I didn't want to get out of bed and I am fully dressed in winter clothes and had the heat blasting on the way to work.

I enjoy those little chocolate donuts WAY too much. They are waxy and nasty...but oh so good. I have been known to eat an entire tub of them....just ask any of the BF band. (Michigan trip...stuck at the church...huge tubs of little chocolate donuts...completely one else claiming to eat any of them, except for me)

My friend Jen suggested a road trip the other day that would consist of stopping in Houston to visit Kate's family, Eastman, GA to visit Charlotte's family, St. Louis to visit her family and then IA to visit my family. After our little road trip to La Grange, TX on Saturday night, I am convinced that this road trip is going to happen and it is going to be legendary. Seriously. There will be LOTS of laughing, lots of dance parties in the backseat and even at stop signs, maybe even some pants peeing and complete goofiness. Truly amazing.

Those are just some random thoughts for y'all.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Move Your Boogie Body

This is a real workout video from 1982. What in the world!? If I was doing this routine with this woman I would probably stop and slap her. Not gonna lie.
This is NOT what we do in zumba class.

(ht Zach)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I can't stop listening to this song. I can't stop singing this song. I can't stop worshiping Jesus with this song.


Holy design
This place in time
That I might seek and find my God, my God

Lord, I wanna yearn for You
I wanna burn with passion over You
Only You
Lord, I wanna yearn for You
I wanna burn with passion over You
Only You
Lord, I wanna yearn

Your joy is mine
Yet why am I fine
With all my singing and bringing grain
In light of Him

Oh you give life and breath
Through Him You give all things
In Him we live and move
That's why I sing

Real Hope For Haiti

I am adding a link to my "Pray for" section for the Real Hope For Haiti website. It is an unbelievable organization that helps kids who are really sick from malnutrition. Check out the website and let your heart break for these kids, for this country, for these people who are witnessing this everyday. Pray for them, provide for them, get the word out. My friends Jamie and Aaron are adopting two kids from Haiti and they are precious. My heart is growing for this country. Please pray!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

She's My New Desktop Background At Work this may be a little ridiculous...but I don't care. I miss her!

Sweet Lily Margaret

I seriously need her.My sister posted these pics. I'm so in love with this girl, it makes me sad to be so far from her. (and the boys too!) My dad would be so proud of Laura's photo-taking skills. He would always take our picture like this...with a coat and hat on. I'm pretty sure that if he were still on earth he would have gone NUTS with taking pictures of the cuteness of Lily and all the boys.
Oh my heart.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Family Reunion

One of my favorite things is the Austin Stone Family Reunion that happens twice a year. It is where the church comes together for a baptism and lunch. This year it was awesome. It is always awesome to see people get baptized. Here are some pics of the day.
Tracy and Kate. BEAUTIFUL!
We decided to partake in the goodness that is the jump house.
Here are our mad jumping skillz

Face Painting! (really...there were kids around who enjoyed these things too!)Jimmy is not afraid to get a big red heart balloon face painted on his cheek!
Jimmy decided that it was his turn to do the face painting...he was inspired and so he went to work on Kate first. She wasn't too happy about it...I was next...The finished product...
One of my favorite people in the world....Miss Charlotte...
After the reunion we went to Kate's house to hang out and it sort of turned into a mini dance party.
Jimmy is known for his "Jackson 5" move and so he taught it to us. This is a video that I'm sure I will get in trouble for posting...but it's funny. Maybe it's only funny to be the judge.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday's Fabulous Moment of the Day

So I got a text from my friend Jen was the conversation:

Jen: What are the chances that you are in town the first weekend in Dec.
Me: Chances are good, why?
Jen: Do you act? We need actors.
Me: wow. I have never acted before, that sounds scary.
Jen: You'll love it. We'll be nuns together.

What in the world.
I called her after work when she answered I said "I think you have just made my Monday's Fabulous Moment of the Day"
She went on to explain the situation.
She works at a theatre on the east side and is the only white girl there. It's awesome. She has amazing stories. Anyway, her boss decided to put on a production of the Christmas Carol, but adapt it to have it be an all black Christmas Carol.
At some point a bunch of the cast decided that they just wanted to quit and now they are in a bind. So they've opened it up to white people!
So, I guess when Jen thinks of nuns she thinks of me. She also has a fascination with nuns. Which makes this a little too perfect.
My response was this...
"ok....#1 you and I together in a play...NOT good.
#2 You and I dressed up as good.
These two things combined will guarantee me peeing my pants on stage for all to see. There is no way I would be able to do this without laughing...A LOT!"
It looks like it just might happen.
Jen assured her boss that once the word got out that her and I would be in this play dressed as nuns, they would have sold out shows.
What have I gotten myself into?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Noah and Obama

Today's quote had me laughing OUT LOUD. Once again, my nephew Noah steps it up and gives me yet another hilarious conversation to blog about.
This will be the ONLY political thing I post about!

He was talking to my sister, here it is:

Noah: "Mom, Obama won the election..."
Me: "Yeah, I know."
Noah: (stares at me for further reaction)
Me: "Well, I'm not going to agree with everything he does, but I WILL respect him, because he's the President of The United States.
Noah: "Yeah, plus I heard that if you do something bad, like say a bad word to him, he has the power to kick you out of Iowa"
Me: "Really."

Monday, November 03, 2008

Monday's Fabulous Moment of the Day part 2

So another fabulous moment happened just now, since I didn't have a Fabulous Moment last Monday...I guess today makes up for it.

So I went over to the bank to make a deposit for work. I'm familiar with the people that work there because I go every day. There was a new guy working as one of the managers and he was hanging out by the front tellers. As I'm handing Brittany my deposit the guy says this: "Ooo I love girls with dark hair and light eyes. It's very mysterious. Like a greek god or something. You are like a greek god...isn't the Greek god, the god of war or something like that? It's like you are greek....are you greek?"

"'m from Iowa." was my comment. I wasn't quite sure what else to say.

once again, mistaken for a mysterious, exotic, foreigner. I love it.

Monday's Fabulous Moment of the Day

Today's fabulous moment of the day happened this morning when I read my sister's blog.
My nephew Noah is seriously one of the funniest kids I know.
Here is today's story.