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Wednesday, August 25
Little Paws Apparel. That is her blog. Here is her ebay store. Soooo many cute things for those of us with little furries around. (big furries too!) You know I will be posting pictures of Lucy in her zebra harness with matching bow as soon as they arrive!
Sunday, August 22
Monday, August 16
Nester featured this blogger last week and she has quickly become one of my favorite reads. This made me laugh out loud. Truly. Like shaking the bed because I was trying to hold it in because it was late at night and Brad was sleeping next to me kind of laugh out loud.
Friday, August 13
Tuesday, August 10
Monday, August 9
From doing the research, we knew to introduce her to Spicy on neutral territory. We arranged a meeting at the gazebo behind the house. Lucy was ready to play right away. Spicy was not so sure. He is afraid of this tiny little girl. We're easing into it slowly and I believe they will be best friends- eventually. And as long as Spicy does everything Lucy wants. Brad has now declared that Spicy is "his" dog. Like we didn't already know that.
I can't wait to get pictures of them together....can you imagine....teacup with teapot!
McBee = MAC bee
Belin = BLANE (I so would have said bell in)
Cheddar = SHED ur (Andy would've gotten that one right.)
Clinton = Clin on (do they not see that t?)
Huger = HU gee (again, see that r?)
Lancaster = lank uh ster
Legare = le GREE
Newry = NEAR ree
Tammassee = tuh MAH see
I guess this explains Wingate (wing it) Pineville (pine vul) too. Oklahoma has some crazy town names(Tahlequah, Oologah, Muskogee) but at least we utlize phonics.
Friday, August 6
Scores are in. Love it or hate it scores in North Carolina are of HUGE importance. Being a new school this year we didn't have a baseline so I had no idea what to expect. We had great results. 87.3% was our rocking number. That places us as a school of distinction and is less than 3% away from the highest honor- school of excellence. 2010-2011 is our year. Way to go Patriots!
Thursday, August 5
I've gone back and forth on whether or not to blog on this. The Bible says not to boast about fasting...it should be a private thing. However, when a church is doing a fast together part of that silence is lifted. And believe me, this isn't boasting...this is begging for help! In this particular case, our church is getting prepared to start the Daniel Fast. Brad and I are participating and I want you to help keep me accountable in this. I am quite the carnivore. I drink coffe- with milk- every morning. Every. Single. Morning. This is going to be a struggle. The basics of the Daniel fast are to have a diet of fruit and vegetables. We will omit meat, dairy, sugar, and heavily processed foods. I say heavily processed because Brad and I have decided we will eat whole grain bread and some canned vegetables. Does that make us less holy? I actually don't think so.
I'm going to be really honest here (when am I ever NOT really honest on here?) but I've never fully understood how a fast is helpful in seeking God because I would think one would be soooo totally focused on food that nothing else would consume their thoughts. I am trusting to come out of this experience with new beliefs and knowledge in this area.
So, if you happen to be a blog reader that prays for us, please pray heavily from August 8th-August 21st. We start at 6pm on the 8th...so yes...you will see me with coffee at church Sunday morning. Please don't think I have already fallen off the wagon by 10am!
If you have participated in the Daniel fast and have encouragement (AND RECIPES) to share...please send them our way.
No Mother, the kids aren't participating. They will still get all the milk and meat they need. They might see a few new vegetables around here though.