Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find (#17)

Who doesn't like Lance Toasty Peanut Butter & Crackers?? Now, they come is 100 calorie packs! I <3 them!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The beginning of summertime

Jayden, after getting soaked on the Slidewinder
She makes me smile :o)
Last week, the sun came out, the rain went away, and we were able to enjoy our first days of summer. Last Wednesday, John T.'s parents, sisters, & I went to Dollywood. I had not been in a couple of years, and Taleah & I had fun riding the Mystery Mine, TN Tornado, & Thunderhead, while Jayden stuck with the Bees & Swings. We did talk her into riding Daredevil Falls & the Slidewinder...she hated DD Falls, but loved the Slidewinder! We also enjoyed a very yummy funnel cake with strawberries & whipped cream! Then, on Thursday, we had our first pool day of the summer. It was lots of fun...until...Jayden & I went to the shed to get some floats out. I was trying to dodge the bees & hornets, when Jayden says "Is that a snake????" Oh yes, crawling in the river rocks around the pool was a creepy, slimy, copperhead! Needless to say, in a matter of minutes, I grabbed Jayden & we ran inside to get John T.'s dad... the snake is no longer living, thanks to Tim. :o) That was the 4th copperhead killed aorund John T.'s parents' house, and then on Friday, his dad killed a rattlesnake with 8 rattlers! EEEWWW!!! there is nothing else I hate more!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find (#16)

Ok, so this fabulous find is no beauty product, diet drink, or cleaning product....last Wednesday night, Kris Allen shocked America and won American Idol. Needless to say, I was so excited! Well, Kelly from Kelly's Korner (whose blog I read every day), is a fellow Kris Allen fan (& lives in Arkansas like Kris), and posted this about him. It makes me even more excited that a Christian guy with his values & desire to win others to Christ, won America's heart.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dancing with the Stars Finale

I have been glued to the TV every Monday & Tuesday night this spring watching Dancing with the Stars, and I was so pumped when my favorite, Shawn Johnson (& her partner Mark Ballas) won last night!! This season was definitely the best, if only Kris Allen can win Idol tonight. :o)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Taleah's Graduation

This past Saturday, my sister-in-law, Taleah, graduated from high school! I still can't believe it! After graduation, we had a cook-out at Tim & Lorrie's, & then Saturday night, Taleah had a pool party with some of her friends that graduated with her.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find (#15)

Skintimate Shaving Gel in Strawberry Tangerine it!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Coupon Katie

Has anyone ever heard of Coupon Katie? She lives in Knoxville, and I first saw her on WBIR. My dad also heard about her on a financial radio program he listens to. She has some great money saving tips & links to tons of coupons & coupon sites. Her blog is definitely worth the time to visit. I just came from Target & saved ~$25, thanks to her advice! :o)

Taleah's Graduation Festivities Begin...

On Friday morning, I went to my sister-in-law, Taleah's honor ceremony. She received her highest honors sash that she will wear on graduation day (this Saturday!). That afternoon, she signed papers to play basketball with the Lady Bucks at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, TN. I am so proud of my sis, and I can't believe she is graduating!

Lorrie presenting Taleah with her sash

The whole crew @ Taleah's signing - John T., who was working. :o(

Taleah with her principal, future coach, & high school coaches #32!


In Sunday school yesterday, the lesson was Hannah: Ideals of Motherhood (1 Samuel 1:1-2, 10-11, 17-18, 21-28; 2:1-2). While I am not a mother yet, the lesson spoke to me in so many ways. At the end of the lesson in our book, there is always a great summary that brings everything together, and I just had to share it.

Hannah is an example for all of us. Mothers--and fathers as well--should cultivate the following qualities in their lives:

  • Faithful--remaining true to the Lord even when the going gets tough and times of disappointment come
  • Gracious--never returning insult for insult, even though someone else may hurl slashing comments that inflict hurt
  • Prayerful--taking every situation to the Lord and then waiting on Him to answer our prayers as He deems best
  • Trusting--believing God is the answer to any situation that must be faced
  • Trustworthy--keeping one's word and fulfilling one's vows--even when it might mean giving up that which is precious to us
  • Thankful--giving thanks and praise to God for whatever He graciously bestows

Mother's Day 2009

Yesterday was such a great day! It started off with church, then mom, dad, & I went to Calhoun's in Lenoir City for their incredible buffet. It was SO good, and the weather was perfect. :o) When we got back, we headed to my nanny's. Then, I headed back to Wartburg, and John T. & I celebrated Mother's Day with his granny, mamaw, & mom. I am so thankful for all of the special women in my life. I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!
Mom-I love & admire you so much, and I am so glad we had such a great day together!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

HaPpY 23rd BiRtHdAy, BRITTANY!

My bestest friend, Brittany, is 23 today! Happy Birthday, and have a great day!!
Brittany & her soon-to-be husband, Daniel.
Back in the day... when we were 17...talking to John T. (me) & who knows who Brittany is talking to! :o) I LOVE YOU!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find (#13)

Another one of my favorite diet drinks! Diet Coke with Splenda! :o)