Friday, September 28, 2007

Finally Free

What a great video! I just LOVE Nicole Norderman! The words to all her songs are just amazing. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!.

"Finally Free" Music Video

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Thursday, September 27, 2007


I posted earlier about Amber & about her baby brother Ryan. I have some wonderful updates!

First, Amber has passed her round of finals & started doing her clinicals. She said she loved being in scrubs. Have you ever seen a little girl playing "dress up" & put on something they don't normally wear. I'm sure when Amber put on those scrubs, it all felt foreign to her - like something other people did - but the Nurse was there ready to come out! She went to Norton's Hospital for her first day of clinicals & was nervous. That is until she started to go visit patients in rooms & she was able to help them. That's the person I know Amber to be - wanting to help others - & she loved every minute of it! After questioning herself over finals & tests in class rooms, once she got to be around people & have hands on experiences, she now knows she's doing what she's supposed to do. So continue to pray for her as she is doing these clinicals & still visiting the class room to learn more. It's so exciting to see her life steer in this direction.

Now, as for Ryan - I learned last night, that the prayers worked - he got scheduled for his physical portion of the test at the exact right time! Is God awesome or what! Its on October 15th at 10:00 am. Its on a Monday - which is Ryan's day off work & at the perfect time where the air isn't too much a factor in heaving running. (Funny - I dont think the time is EVER perfect for heaving running!) So let's pray Ryan through this test - get him further down the road because I've seen how long this process is - & it takes alot of time & patience - & of course, prayer!

And since we're on updates - Baby Isaac hasn't made any early appearances yet either! Julie is ready to hit the 35 th week - which is awesome! The doctor's are planning on taking her off all meds at 36 weeks & we'll see what happens. (An October baby?) Julie thinks that after all this bed rest & medication to keep him in - he's going to be stubborn & not want to come & she'll have to be induced. I've already said I bet he's going to be a red head like his Pappy Ricky - but is he going to be stubborn like Pappy as well? HHMMMM.....

And we have a change in our "Everything" skit we're doing. Lindsay wont be able to do the lead - she's a young lady going to school & working - the schedule is just too busy for her. Darn it - but that's OK because Jordan is going to do it & she was wonderful in the "Believe" skit the Jr. High did for the church. It's still going to touch many hearts - & that's all that matters.

I think that's it for - its every changing, isn't it!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I wanna be a star!

I do want to be a star - if only to be on "Dancing with the Stars"! That would be awesome! Isn't that show so much fun? I was so excited it started back this week & once again, as I watch, I sit comfortably at home saying "I could do that!" For some reason, I think I would be a good ballroom dancer. No, I'm not flexible anymore, my body is not "ideal" for the skimpiness that is the costumes, & I cant really walk very well in heels much less do a cha-cha in them - but hey, I can feel it in my bones - I am a dancer waiting to break out!

Its just so much fun to watch people taken out of their element. Remember a few seasons ago - Master P - yeah, he should have been thrown right back into the element he came from - but it was fun to watch him for awhile. And how do you not love Jerry Springer when he was on there? Yes, he wasnt the best dancer, but the entertainment he brought was great - & the night he danced for his daughter to the Tennessee Waltz - who wasnt crying (fess up!).

Last year was AWESOME with Lalia Ali, Apollo Ono & Joey Fatone. I was torn between Joey & Apollo so I wasn't disappointed when they were in the Final 2. I'm anxious to see who's going to be the amazing one this year. I can dream that it COULD be me!
Maybe I can talk Ricky into taking lessons around here & I can live out the fantasy of it all right at home. Nah - my chances are better I make it on the show with my profession being a Professional Scrabble Player! Oh well - a girl can dream!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


One of the things I've inherited at my job is to water the plants around the office. Now, I do not have a green thumb. I dont even have one living plant in my house because I just dont get the enjoyment out of taking care of them. I know some people have beautiful plants & gardens & I do enjoy the beauty of it - but the work - not something I enjoy.

My routine is to water them on Friday - but along with Friday is the anticipation of getting out for the weekend. A lot of times, we end up leaving an hour early so I'm really excited to start my weekend - with plants being the last thing on my mind!

I walked out of my office yesterday to drop some mail off & noticed the leaves on a plant that was next to the mail bin. They were curled up, looking lifeless - shriveled is a good work that comes to mind - drooping very sadly. I felt horrible. I had neglected these poor things that just needed water. If you know me well - you know I hate to hurt anything. I wont even let anyone kill a spider in my presence. I'm known at work & even at Jazzercise as the one to get if there is a bug on the floor or the wall - if its to be saved - get me - I'll take it outside! (Yes, I've even ran in between 20 aerobic-dancing women to save a bug! - that was fun!)

Anyways - when I looked around, I noticed all the plants had these same sort of "depressing" look. I remember my mom taking care of plants - taking the time to trim, water, & maybe even talk & play music for them. (Ever wonder where I get my kookiness from?) I immediately dropped all my mail & went & watered every one of them. It was so interesting to watch - it was like an instant reaction. They seemed to drink it in! Within the hour, they were perking up - leaves were starting to uncurl - they were standing straighter - the change was amazing.

Sitting back at my desk - I thought of the story of Jesus in John 4 where he told the woman that whoever drank of His water would never thirst again. I understand what he was saying- but I have to think - I feel like we do need to drink Him in all the time though - refresh our spirit - or we too become like those plants - sagging, droopy, curling up away from everything - but that Living Water refreshes & makes us stand up straighter, stronger, ready again.
It was interesting too - because I looked up the word "Thirst" & saw so many scriptures referencing that word. One verse I really enjoyed - "Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness - for they will be filled" -Matthew 5:6. I'm so happy the Lord doesnt neglect me like I did those plants - that when I am thirsty - He fills me up!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Trip to Indy

Me & Ricky got to go on an adventure Saturday morning - & I say adventure because we had to get up & out of the house by 6:00 am to head up to Indianapolis to make it to a seminar on Adoption by 9:00. I look forward to my sleeping in on Saturday's so I was not in a pleasant mood walking out the door - let the adventure begin! At least, its just straight expressway for 99% of the trip so I could snooze a bit on the way.

We made it without a hitch & got to hear some interesting news about international adoption. Not all of it was pleasant. We found out a lot of countries - the age limit is 43! Well, Ricky is 45 so that knocked us out of one of the places we were looking at - Korea. No exceptions on the age restrictions!

Then we move onto China - & we find they have put on some CRAZY new laws about their restrictions. You have to make so much money per person in your family, you have to have a certain amount of dollar amount in assets, you even have to have your BMI (Body Mass Index) checked & you have to fit on the scale - (OH GREAT!)! We're good though in all those fields - but now, they wont let you be eligible if you have a "Chronic condition" - we're not sure exactly what the whole thing means - but if you even have diabetes, you wouldnt be considered - isn't that crazy? Would Ricky's Barrett's be something that is considered "Chronic" - or some meds I'm on for my stomach - is that considered a no-no! It was just shocking of all the new news we received.
The other place we were talking about was Gautemala - but we found out they are having problems with their government laws that affect the US - & apparently everything will change as of January so they dont even recommend starting that process until everything is known - which is smart - but again, frustrating.
The best part - they had a lady come in with her baby, David, whom she just adopted this past year from Guatemala & she told of her experience. I'm not sure I heard much of what she had to say - I was playing with the baby the whole time! OHH - what an angel - he was 18 months old! That new mom & her son - they were a perfect fit for each other - as I'm finding out it works with the families that find their child on the other side of the world.
So we came away with tons of information - some good, some bad - some just to think about. It was a nice trip home though - we got to stop at "Cheeseburger Paradise" & I love to try some place new. We also found the most awesome Christian book store on the way home - I spent over an hour in there!

So - now, we just pray - not sure what we do next - not sure of the whole adoption process - just trying to listen to what God wants us to do - & trying to block out all the bad. Not sure where it will lead us. This whole "trusting" thing can be really hard.....

Friday, September 21, 2007

Foul Language?

Oh my! Last night was our small group meeting - its always such an interesting lesson. We get started on a topic in the Bible - start looking up scripture to back up our thoughts & then we are OFF on a role - one thing leads to another & we get in some awesome talks! Some deep - some funny - some serious - others just thought provoking!

We ended up getting on the discussion of "cursing" & the Christian. I found Colossians 3:2-10:

7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Then it lead us to the topic of what exactly is Filthy Language? Who made a word Filthy? Today there are many more words that are considered "filthy" than there were, say 25 years ago. We have some people in our group that are in their 60's or older - & they agreed about today's language being quite different. And is "Filthy" the same today as it was in Biblical times?

Then it lead us to the idea - what if you say, "Gosh" or "Darn it" - or "Shoot"....are you really just meaning the "filthy word" - is it just as bad? Then we debated the idea that people say these things out of a HABIT more than a need to curse or use it in a bad way. I have a habit of saying "Freaking" - & I honestly do NOT mean the other word people associate it with. That never even crossed my mind - since I've heard it a lot lately though - I'm trying to break that habit - but habits are definitely hard to break! But that's the point....I'm not meaning anything by it - so is it wrong? And if it is wrong - should people just say the REAL word?

Then you see people that curse - & they truly are good people - people that love God - is it really wrong they curse? As you can imagine - we had some lively discussions. There was one point where we all had tears coming down our faces from laughing - but we were also digging into the Word! That's whats so great about our group! You never know what's going to come up for the topic!

On a personal note - I'm so glad its Friday! It's been the worst freaking week for me (wink!)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'll Tumble For ya!

No - I'm not thinking of the Culture Club Song - though I do love a good 80's flashback! I'm talking the real deal - a real tumble - a "see your life flash before your eyes" sort of thing!

Last night, I was taking some laundry down into the basement. The stairs are always fun to navigate when you have 4 dogs running down with you with the smallest always stopping 2 steps in front to make sure you're really coming down. So, trying to watch out for the "herd", I started to drop some socks from the top of my basket. Now, what made me think I could catch them while I'm holding this basket - I dont know - but I attempted to grab them while they were still in mid air. That's when I became mid air bound!
Holy cow - you know that feeling when you are falling - like everything is in slow motion - but it happens so fast - at the same time? Clothes are flying in the air - I'm struggling to find something to grasp - & I'm trying not to fall on any of the dogs (that's all I need - another vet bill!) When I land at the bottom, on my back - I thought for sure my ankle was broken. I broke my ankle when I was in high school falling off the front porch so I'm always scared to death thats going to happen again. Laying there, screaming & crying, I realize my ankle is OK - but the rest of me - not so well. I can feel the pain in my shoulder, & the rest of my foot is in trouble! Ricky isnt home yet & I dont expect him to be there for another 15 minutes. I just keep imagining him walking in & seeing clothes strewn all down the stairs with me laying at the bottom. So I try to get myself up - which I did - with some more screams & crying! My poor doggies didnt know what to do - the Australian Shepherd (which truly is the smartest dog in the world) would NOT leave my side! Even lying on the floor, she was laying right next to my side with her head on my stomach (AAHHH). I "walked it off" finally & assessed the damage. Not as bad as first thought. This morning - oh buddy - my foot is HURTING - but I'll be OK - keeping that "shake it off" mentality.

But thinking back now about the whole thing - how stupid was it to try & catch those socks? Would it have been so hard to go to the bottom, drop the basket & turn around & get them off the stairs - though by that point, I'm sure the dogs may have been playing tug of war with them (they love a good pair of socks!) So I'm thinking of a life lesson in this - besides "hold the hand rail when descending stairs"!

How often do we automatically throw the main goal of our Christian lives aside for something that catches our attention - something that means nothing - something that is stupid? And then it causes us to stumble, fall, knocks us off that path? Oh, I can attest, falling off that path brings pain & crying & hurting (ask my foot!) - but thank goodness we have a God who helps us get up & gets us back on the path of our lives - "Shake it off"! We might be battered & bruised - but we've learned lessons & we're smarter for it!

A "God" lesson to be learned in everything that happens.....

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I dont really get into shows where millionaires get to pat each other on the back for all the "hard" work they do - but I do love Steve Carell & his ability to make people laugh. Add Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart - & this was a great laughable moment!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Firefighter Ryan!

I recently posted a prayer request for Amber & her schooling for her dream of becoming a nurse. Now - I'm going to ask again for prayers for her brother, Ryan. Ryan is in the process of trying to become a fireman - just like his big brother, Rollie. The process is already rolling - he's taken his written test & passed with flying colors. Next up is his physical - which he has been training for with determination like no other. He was talking to us last night about it & he wants to be on top of his game, & of course, right now, he has strep throat! Isn't that the way the devil works? So we're going to pray him out of this sickness & pray that the timing of this physical exam is perfect. He said he doesnt want it to be scheduled too early in the morning because the cold air makes it harder to climb the 10 story building they have to climb. I wouldnt quite understand that part of it - you wouldnt see me climbing that many stairs unless I was absolutely HAD to - & I mean ABSOLUTELY!

We got to watch Rollie go through this process of becoming a firefighter - & that was an amazing thing too - full of answered prayers as he was living in Denver, Colorado at the time it began. Many a trip back & forth from Louisville to Denver during that - but it was so exciting to see him at his graduation ceremony. Hopefully we will get to experience it all over again with Ryan. We just love those kids like our own family so you can bet we'll be cheering them on in all that they do! I just know Steph would be so proud to see the "baby" follow in his big brother's foot steps & to see him head into such a noble career.

Friday, September 14, 2007


I read the other day of a story about Luci Swindoll & her "Play room"! She has a room in her house where her inner child comes out to play. A room that is crammed full of books, toys, paints, clay, stickers, stamps & games. It has a small drafting table with chairs, a radio, & boxes of treasures. Some people may think - why does an adult need a room like that - my initial reaction - I WANT ONE OF THOSE!

Every day life makes us into such an "ADULT" at times & we may feel like we would look stupid if we let loose & enjoy some fun - go blow bubbles or jump rope. After all, at the end of our days, it feels like all our energy has gone into just getting all the jobs done we have to do. But its such an energy builder to have fun. Have you ever seen a child who is just too beat to go out and play on a swing set?

Fun can even beat some of the enemies we have to face everyday - anxiety, stress, boredom! Play some jacks, or draw a picture - see if it doesnt beat those "blues" away!

Hey - Even Jesus said "Unless you change & become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3).

So, this weekend, I challenge everyone to do something fun-PLAY- see how it makes you feel. Have you ever seen anyone have too fun much? Not me! My personal favorite - skipping!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Everything" - Can't wait!

I've mentioned before about checking out the video on Chad's blog called "Everything". It truly is so touching & just gets to that place inside of you that makes you want to bawl your eyes out because you can feel the truth behind the message. the Jr. High Group - we are going to try & recreate this for one of the "Thrive" services at church on October 7th. I'm thrilled - & what makes me even more excited - Lindsay is going to be the lead girl!!! She is such an acting pro anyways - I'll have to embarass her & post some of her performance videos on here - but she is a wonderful actress. Its great for me to see her involved in this & for her to "feel" this message personally.

We're rounding up the rest of the "players". I will be behind the mask - I'm the person with the knife & gun....scary!!!! And I think we're having Ryan playing a part which is going to be giving me many great one-liners I'll be able to joke with him about! Stephanie always said me & Ryan argued like brother & sister so anything that gives me ammunition to pick on him more - YIPEE! Truthfully though - I'm excited to see him get involved too! Stephanie would LOVE seeing him do this as well. Shoot - she'd be up on that stage if she were still with us - you can believe that!

Its only really less than a month away so it'll be exciting to watch it all come together. And we pray there are people who watch it that will really be touched by the message. I'll keep you posted on how "everything" goes (OHH, I just found a pun there!) - should be interesting!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Team Player

I've mentioned before that I work with the Jr. High Youth - I'm a Youth Coach & teach Small Group on Sunday's with the girls. Those group of girls are just the most amazing group of people. I really want to learn more about these girls & know what they are doing in their lives. I'm really trying to make a point to see what they're interested in. So last night, I got to venture out to a volleyball game of one of the girls - Aime. I so enjoyed getting out there & watching this game! Me & my mom use to sit & always watch volleyball during the Olympics every time it rolled around - but seeing a game in person was great! What athletics it takes to play this sport - WOW! I also got to talk with Aime's family a little more - & have always loved them - but saw even more what a great family they are! Now I'm excited about going out to more things all the girls are involved in. I love to encourage these young ladies!

Today - I'm all ready to find some knee pads & venture out to a volleyball net! But I know me- I'd break one nail & be done with it!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where were you?

Every September 11th - do you feel that chill that I feel? That memory that comes back to you where you were at when the World Trade Center was attacked? I can't believe its been 6 years. Some days, its like it just happened & others, its like it was so long ago!

I was at work sitting at my desk when my supervisor yelled, "I just heard a plane hit the World Trade Center" - we just thought it was a plane malfunction or something easily explained. We have a reception area with a TV & couches so we went out to see what they were saying. Sitting there, I'll never forget watching it live - the 2nd plane running right into the building. It was like someone had slipped in a movie of some sort because this stuff didn't happen in "real life" - especially on Live TV. Immediately, on TV, in our reception area, we knew something horrible was happening. It wasn't long before the news of the Pentagon being attacked had come in & the news of another plane that couldnt be contacted was rolling across the screen.

In our work place - there was no production all day. We sat in front of that TV all day long. Sitting with co workers - people you dont normally share huge life experiences with.

Then, the towers started falling. The heart break to know how many people were still in those buildings - & how many people had lost their lives that day. Its still heart breaking to think about.

I can remember going home & the scare of rising gas prices. I sat in line for gas for an hour and a half, all the while listening to ABC news on the radio. Music had come to a halt - there was no way to escape the madness that was happening in our country.

The thing I'll always remember, we were in Louisville at the time & was wanting to put our house up for sale & make the move to Greenville. Our realtor had come that night to list our house. When all this happened, we became scared - frozen. We didnt know what this meant for our world - our country. Our realtor was a former military man - he sat with us for the latest updates in our home but was not shaken in the least. Maybe he was just concerned about the sale of our house, but you could sense the military in him assuring him & us that our country was going to be fine. It was nice to have him with us that night.

Working with the Jr. High Youth - its wild to me to know they dont really remember that day. They were 5-8 yrs old at the time it happened so other things, like playing, took priority. (Ahhh - the innocence of children). I know it is a day that many who did experience it, will never forget where they were that day.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Light Bulb Moment

The cool thing about teaching the Jr. High youth girls - I get to dig deeper & learn things I probably wouldnt otherwise. I came across something this past week that was such a light bulb moment - & it thrilled me! I was looking at the following verse:

Mark 15:34 (New International Version)
34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

At that moment - I picture Jesus on the cross & crying out in such dispair. Its a heart breaking image & makes me shutter at what he's going through. That statement makes you think he feels betrayed by His Father. "Why have you forsaken me?" How many times have we thought that in our lifes in different situations - how did you betray me? Why did you hurt me? Its that cry of hurt - that screaming out.

But something else came to light. First, let me see if we all agree that Jesus came to fulfill prophesy. (I can feel the heads nodding) Second, we know that Jesus knows the Word of God better than anyone - right? (heads nodding again) - The Bible even says He is the Word - right? Anyways - turn to Psalm 22

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?

There are those words that Jesus used! Reading on in Psalm 22 - there are even references that are exactly the story of the cruixifiction of Christ.

16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet

18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

And when you read on - it ends in Praise to God

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; efore those who fear you will I fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him—may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn— for he has done it.

There's my light bulb moment righ there - I feel it again! Instead of feeling betrayed & hurt - could it be possible that Jesus was reciting this Psalm - knowing the end of how his story would turn - knowing that it would end in Praise to God - knowing that "all the ends of the earth will remember & turn to the Lord" (vs 27) & "Future generations will be told about the Lord" (vs 30). In the midst of trouble & sadness & heart break - Jesus saw Hope.

I love it when the Word speaks to my heart!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ace of Cakes

Has anyone seen the show Ace of Cakes ? I guess its been on awhile but I just ran across it the other night. OH MY GOODNESS! These cakes are amazing! I just love watching the art work in these things! All the cake contests on Food Network - gotta watch those too - but this show is amazing. Makes me want to learn to bake - well, maybe not go to that extreme. Taste it though - I can do that! Check out the various cakes on the site - pretty neat!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dana's Valley

I'm reading another book (I love to read!) This book, I think I just picked up in Gatlinburg, which has GREAT Christian book outlets. I didnt really know what it was about but getting into the story - it is about a Christian family who seemed to have it all. In the story, Dana, one of the daughters ends up getting leukemia & the story is how it affects the whole family. Her sister, Erin, begins to get angry with God & at one point refuses to pray & turns from Him. As her sister is ready to die, she lets her mom know she's frustrated with praying since God didnt do anything to help Dana from dying. This is the response her mom gave:

"We're all dying Erin. Life is not what we're trying to hold on to for Dana. It was never about keeping her, even though it hurts so to lose her. We're praying to release her....whenever it's God's will that she go. And we pray for the same for you, and for everyone. We don't waste our prayers on salvaging life here - we're asking that God call you to the life that's eternal. And that's what God has given to Dana. Life that won't end. She's almost made it through all the pain & arrived at the beginning. God has answered every prayer."

Man - those words hit my heart! If you've ever experienced anyone's battle with cancer - you do tend to pray for the person to be healed - but what a way to look at things. And in the end - you can see so many times God answers prayers - even when that person looses this earthy body.
Funny how I've had this book for probably a few years & have yet to read it until now. God's timing....always amazing.

Exploding Head

Who knew sinuses could hurt so bad? Oh my! I had a cold last week - could handle that - no big deal. I was feeling better a few days later - had a good day & then BAM - the infection must have gotten in my ears! I havent had a ear infection since I was probably 10 years old! I forgot how painful they are. Thank goodness they now sell drops over the counter - & I survived that. Getting better? I thought so - until yesterday - the headache from Hades appeared - BAM - my eye ball hurt so bad I couldnt even hold it open & I had to press in on it! I had no idea that sinus's could cause so much pain & problems! I've been fighting going to the doctor more than anything - & I think I'm going to have to break down & go (DARN IT!) There's never a good time to feel bad.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

We're back!

YIPEE! Wednesday night church starts tonight! After the summer & with school being back on schedule - its time to gather up again during mid-week for more fellowship& learning! I always miss it during the summer - it feels like something is missing when we see each other just once a week. But the summer is coming to an end (already?) & all the fun activies start back up. Cara has so many exciting things planned & ideas for this year with our jr high group - its going to be neat to see how the kids react to it all.

I have to admit - at first I was feeling a tad bit jipped about missing out on the new program of "Round 2" at church. Its picking up on the lesson from Sunday - digging a little deeper & then discussing it. I love hearing discussions - & as Ricky tells me - I usually have a mouth to add things to the topic - so I'm going to miss all that! And, for example, our lesson Sunday was titled "Eight" - I only have 4 points down - the other 4 are going to be talked about tonight! But - YIPEE for technology! I've been told the lessons are going to be available for download. So I guess I get my Wednesday night fun with the kids - & I'll get another lesson in the week listening to the downloads! My week is just going to be full of great learning!

And believe me - I wouldnt trade my time with the jr high group - those kids make me smile more than anything! They're the best - truly a blessing to me! So - here we go with another year!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


If you know anything about me & Ricky - we LOVE games! We have a shelf full of them & enjoy spending time with family & friends as we see the competitive sides of everyone! (I will win, by the way!) I am a HUGE Scrabble fan though - my #1 game - & I cant find many people who like it, much less play it with me. I have now recruited Lynn to become my Scrabble partner with me though. But after a great day of game playing this weekend - I was introduced to a new game - Balderdash. This is one me & Ricky didnt even have! Its the game where you have to make up false definitions & guess which one is right. At first, I couldnt imagine how entertaining this game would be - but ended up loving it! I just love games that involve words - & if it involves competiting - makes it even better! Thanks Neal family for another great game day! We so enjoy you ALL!

What are some of your favorite games? Anyone else a Scrabble freak? If so - give me a ring!