Sunday, December 31

25 questions

I came across this while playing with the "random blog" button and thought it looked fun...reminds me of those old YM quizzes...

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
moved halfway across the country- away from everyone we knew!2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more fornext year?
I honestly don't remember. I could make more but I will have forgotten them by January 21st.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
not technically but some friends of ours adopted a baby boy from Russia which is just as awesome!4. Did anyone close to you die?
my grandmama (end of 05 but seems like yesterday)
5. What countries did you visit?
countries? how about states...Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia real quick like
6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
ceramic tile in the kitchen!
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
moving here and learning my way around
9. What was your biggest failure?
not mending a close friendship before the move10. What was the best thing you bought?!
our house!
11. Whose behavior merited celebration?
my husbands
12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?
13. What song will always remind you of 2006?
14. What do you wish you'd done more of?
enjoying the right now
15. What do you wish you'd done less of?
16. Did you fall in love in 2006?
yes, with the Carolinas
17. What was your favorite TV program?
18. What was the best book you read?
I really should
19. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying?
spending more time in the Word
20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
one day I will buy clothes for myself again...when the kids are grown and married...
21. What kept you sane?
my husband, talking to my mom on the phone, and my first Carolina friends.
22. Who did you miss?
my grandmama, my mom, my friend and assistant back home, a friend I lost contact with, my church back home...theres a lot to miss when you move.23. Who was the best new person you met?
Man, I've met alot of people this year...Teresa, Bonnie, Michelle, Erin, Cheryl, AnneMarie, Debra, and Laura have all been just the right friends at just the right times
24. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2006.
1-It's good to not burn any bridges. 2-Its ok to be "the new one" even though you never truly get used to it. 3-Change is inevitable, it's what you make of it that counts.
25. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
You are God alone from before time began You were on your throne. You were God alone. And right now in the good times and bad You are on Your throne. You are God alone. You're unchangeable. You're unshakeable. Your're unstoppable. That's what You are.
-Billy and Cindy Foote

Going to figure this out

I've thought about dumping blogger and trying something else but I think I am going to tough it out and keep working here for now. I looked over at MySpace- love the music you can do there, and all the pictures, and background but I think I am a little old for that crowd. I don't know anyone over there and not having many friends listed on my page would be too embarassing! I think this is more the place for the 30somethings like me.

My new years resolution is to post more often here. To keep using it like a journal- mostly anonymous since I haven't passed the address out to friends (except one- you know who you are) I have the official family website that I keep up with but it's kinda fun to have one that you can post whats REALLY going on. Frustrations, fears, hopes, dreams, prayers. All of it. That's what I'm going to do here. Will it be exciting reading? Probably not. Will it be real. Most definately. That's what I'm all about- being real. I wish everyone was.
One other thing, I have decided to not stress so much about adding "just the right picture" to each post. I will keep adding pictures but they will be random. Just whatever catches my eye when I open the picture folder will go on here. This may not be a big deal to some of you but to a "matchy match" person like me, this random picture thing is going to be a big deal!

Saturday, December 30


I can't figure out if I am on the new blogger or the old one. Sometimes when I come to edit, it wants me to create a blog instead. I think I may have a couple user names going on. I must be in blogger hell somehow! Someone HELP!

Sunday, December 10

Everything Changes

That's the song I am listening to right now...from Little Big Town. I like that song. I really like their other big song...Bring it on Home. But Everything Changes is relevant for now. I was reading my last entry and it honestly took me quite ahile to remember what I was so upset about when I wrote that! Funny how it was SO important at the time that I needed to vent on this annonymous forum but a few weeks later I barely remember the incident. A bad memory can be a good thing.

It's almost Christmas. I am so excited. We have family coming in and can't wait to show off our new city with all the holiday trimmings.

We also have some COOL things happening at church this holiday season. Our church rocks. It isn't some little quiet thing that you get dressed up to go to and then sit quietly while you wait for your time there to be over...Not at all. It's LOUD, cool, outreaching, and relevant! Our pastor is annointed. He's so young...if you saw him, you'd say he is too young. You have to hear him. He is a man of God and pulls no punches with us. I can't wait to get there this morning and hear what he has for us. No doubt it will be straight from the Word and full of life and practical application. He waters down nothing- People left their jobs and homes to move here and get this church planted. Less than a year ago they started with a plant of 19. Last week we ran 973- and that is the conservative count!!! Awesome blessings. 55 showed us how their lives have been changed through the picture of baptism last week. Yes, 55! It's the ride of a lifetime. If you are in the Charlotte area, check us out!