Sep 30, 2009


Gerry Straub... (I don't love him at all, can you tell?)

The Movement of Grace

Isn’t it odd that we pray “thy kingdom come” yet we really love and cling to this world and its fleeting pleasures. Isn’t odd that we pray “thy will be done” yet we cultivate and worship our own self-will.

I need to continually strive to make Christ present in every ambit of my life, in every encounter, every deed, every relationship. Of course, I all too frequently shut the door on Christ, or worse set up a wall around some hidden area of my being that I want to keep all to myself. It’s crazy how we seem to protect the very things or behaviors we should reject. The fact is we pray…and we sin. But where there is sin, there too is grace, overflowing and abundant. But only in stillness can we see the movement of grace. My faith may be fickle at times, but God is always faithful. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Sep 29, 2009


Prayer is part of my daily routine. I try to say quick prayers here and there during the day, and save my longer conversations for bedtime. I pass a church on my way to work each day, and for a while they had the following words on their sign near the road, "Just tell the Lord Thank You." I loved that sign. It was a daily reminder of gratitude and praise. The message was there for so long that I still find myself thinking of those words when I pass by in the mornings.

In the past year or so, I've noticed that I have a hard time asking God for things.

Why should God listen to my prayers?

My small, petty requests...
-to be without fear when I fly,
-to take away my anxiety before a big presentation,
-to help me get through planning a wedding, and a marriage...

I know that God tells us to talk to Him. To ask of Him.

I seem to have trouble with this. I have no problem asking Him to help others, but I feel selfish asking Him to help me.

Why are my requests worthy of His time... my silly fears I ask Him to calm when He has already told me that I should not worry... ?

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

My requests are so insignificant compared to those of others. How can I ask Him to help me be disciplined to save money for a wedding when mothers cannot afford to feed their children? How can I ask Him to protect me when I walk to my car at night when children are being raped, abused, and forced to see hell in their night?

I cannot help but be filled with guilt in my requests to Him. I pray for others, not knowing their names and I praise Him for the home that I have been blessed to live in, for the food that I take for granted, and for the opportunities and experiences I have lived to enjoy.

I know that there is a deeper meaning to this and perhaps it's part of my awakening in Him - His way, His gentle way, of reminding me of His presence. When I think He is too busy or has forgotten me, I know He is there.
I know He is there because I am safe and I have enough.
For that, I praise Him!

Note to self

Half of the year has come and gone... and as I approach the one year mark of blogging [again], I find myself reflecting on the purpose of my blog. It has sort of evolved from personal, deep, meaningful thoughts to every day fun and randomness (which is totally okay!).

Looking back, I want to try and maintain the purpose of this blog. For my own sake. That said, it's no secret that I've wrestled a bit with my faith over the past few years. I've always considered myself to be a "Christian," but until last year, when I really started to feel without, I really had no idea what being a Christian really meant. I've mentioned before (pardon that middle hiking-with-dogs post, not sure why that filtered in the search) that I was reading a book, Crazy Love. It has truly changed my life. Well, that and some help from Beth Moore (who doesn't love her?!). And then there were some special friends along the way...

All of this to remind myself of why I started this blog. And because it was going to lead into a journal entry I wrote that I find myself going back to - frequently - pondering. But I think I'll save that for another post.

What difference do it make?

A few months ago, I read Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It was a great book and renewed my desire to volunteer locally. I just finished this book yesterday and was probably a little over excited when I read in one of the chapters about the woman who developed Blessing Banks! Did you read my last post on here?! Had I read the "About Us" section on the website, I would have been expecting this, but I didn't. I admit that I was so excited about the concept, I posted it to share with you all and didn't even do my research. Sorry friends! The good news, is that it's still a SUPER great wonderful thing and you should still totally buy one for a friend! Or you own child. :)

Back to the book, it also mentions a family that adopted a little boy from Ethiopia. Turns out, I remember visiting this family's blog because they had their blog designed by Nikki, the same person I who did mine!

All this to say, it's not only a small world, it's a tiny one! I truly do believe in six degrees of separation. Oh the stories I could tell you about how Hope Aid's directors in Uganda met with a man from Duke University while he was visiting Kampala and how this Rev. Duke Professor apparently knew our assistant rector very well! Or how in the middle of a rural Tanzanian village, I met up with two mzungus from Raleigh... but I digress.

What Difference Do It Make isn't a sequel or second book to the original story, however it is a follow up to the rest of the story. It chronicles some amazing tales of people who were motivated to do more after reading Same Kind of Different As Me. It is a quick read with short chapters and it's a great book to pass along to friends. While you wouldn't have to read the first book to understand the second, it would be good to do...

Same Kind of Different As Me is by far one of my favorite books.... check out both of them!

Sep 24, 2009

Blessing Bank

Click here to read more! I think these would be great baby gifts - and I love the idea behind them.

Sep 23, 2009

New bags at Fido

I just added a few new bags to Fido's web shop. Check it out!

Also -- go here!

I'm doing a giveaway! Well, technically, Fido Bags is doing a giveaway, but how much fun is that?! Stop by Shealynn's blog and comment, you could win!!!

Since this bag isn't being sold, Hope Aid won't be getting the customary 25% from it.

That just won't do!

So... I've decided that since it IS a giveaway, I'm donating $16, one dollar more than full price, to Hope Aid towards the Mosquito Net Fund!

Not only will whoever wins the bag GET the bag, but they'll have satisfaction in knowing that a donation was made in their name to Hope Aid. TWO new moms will be protected from malaria!!!

Sep 18, 2009

Day in the life... (long)

I came across a post today from Angie's blog, Bring the Rain. Typically, I'd link the page directly, but this post deserves to be read by the non-link-clickers. Please, try and read it in its entirety. It was especially meaningful for me today...

I'm sure I've posted somewhere on my blog that I work in public health - specifically communicable disease, which means I am directly involved in HIV education, awareness, outreach, and testing. Part of what I do involves providing rapid tests to people in the community who desire to know their status. Today, I had to tell someone their test indicated they were positive. This person did not have a questionable exposure and gets tested routinely. It was a hard blow. Emotional. This is the least fun part of my job. Hearing those words today, changed his life. Each time I have to tell someone their test is positive, it changes mine. It never gets easier and I am always affected.

So today, when I read the following post, "Blink," it affected me deeper than I expected. Knowing that my words today changed someone's life, that I didn't have a choice in speaking them aloud, and with all my heart, did not want to say them....

This message is simple but profound at the same time.

**Note: Audrey is the author's fourth child, who died shortly after birth, her full story can be read at the blog referenced above, Bring the Rain.

~This post was written in pieces over the past few days. It was really emotional for me, and I could not do it all at once. The Lord beckoned me back to it until it was finished, and I am so glad He was good for my soul to be near Him in these moments...thank you, Lord.

Several weeks ago, I received an email from a woman who is a photographer, and she wanted to let me know that she had decided to do an "auction" in honor of Audrey. The top bidder would receive a session with her. I was so honored, and I immediately went to her website to check out her work. I have a life-long love for photography, and I am a little bit (ok, a lot) picky about what I like. Well, let me say this. I loved her work. I sat for at least a half an hour, oohing and aahing at each shot, just to jump to the next and start it all over again. I decided that my favorite was a beautiful image of a little girl blowing a dandelion, and you can see all of the little fuzzies as they float away from her. That's it, I thought. She captured life. More on this a little later... I have a Bible Study on Tuesday mornings with an amazing woman of God (Ms. Nancy Dunn at Forest Hills Baptist Church here in Nashville...9:30 a.m. if you are local and want to join us!). Every time I am there, in the presence of other women of God, I come away refreshed and encouraged, and yesterday was no exception. On the way out of church, Kate had run into the grass by the car while Abby and Ellie were buckling themselves in, and I turned to Kate and told her to run to me and I would pick her up. Her eyes lit up and she took off full-force toward my open arms. I lifted her way above my head and kissed her sweet cheeks on the way down. As I put her into her car seat, Ellie said to me, "Know what, mommy? I really wish I had a camera, because that was a beautiful picture you just made." It caught me off guard, because I didn't even realize she could see me from where she was sitting. "You think so, honey? Well let's just blink our eyes and keep that one in our heads, then." I smiled at my 3 sweet daughters, and then Ellie and I looked at each other and blinked our eyes...another moment captured and held as a precious memory. On the way home, I was thinking about what she said and I realized that I see the world in photographs. I love to take pictures, and I suppose my mind has incorporated a little camera that allows me to freeze moments and store them away. Last week I was driving to the pool, and to get there I have to pass under these amazing trees that make a canopy over the road, only allowing bits and pieces of light to pass through. It was beautiful.


I thought about the way it was when I saw Audrey for the first time, red hair and those sweet rosebud lips. No crying, but there was breath in her, there was life to be lived... I am so glad to meet you, sweet girl...stay with me for awhile...


After a hard day of school as a teenager, my dad took me out in his old-fashioned convertible to talk and make sure I was okay. We drove to this field in the middle of nowhere that he had found a few weeks earlier. It was amazing, because as soon as the lights went off in the car, what seemed like millions of fireflies danced around us. I was completely mesmerized, and as the hot September night soaked into our skin, we watched them light up the night, and I felt like God spoke to me. It is one of the earliest recollections I have of feeling His presence, and to this day, whenever I see fireflies, I remember the way the old leather seats smelled when my father loved me enough to show me that life is beautiful even when it hurts.


Me, in a veil I had dreamed of wearing my entire life, and a church full of people who were celebrating the way we loved each other. I was so nervous because I was sure I would trip and fall, but then the huge wooden doors swung open and I saw him, and I wanted to run to the end of the aisle.


"It is very possible that your daughters will not survive. Now is the time to start praying."


"4 pounds, 11 ounces, and the other is 3 pounds, 11 ounces! They are here and they are healthy!"


Kate recites her Bible verse from yesterday (A soft answer turns away wrath...thank you, Ms. Nancy's class ladies!!!) as "A soft answer turns away the rats." I spit my coke out all over the car and tell her she is brilliant and that I love her for being exactly who she is. This morning, she was acting up and using a less than desirable tone with her sister, and I asked her if she remembered the scripture I had taught her yesterday. She nodded yes. I asked her to say it to me. She replied, "I think the Bible says I am going to time out." This time it was coffee.


Abby, in the backseat of the car, eyes closed and hands in the air, worshiping with the music as she has seen me do a thousand times before.


"Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief..."


Todd surprises me at our wedding with a song he wrote for me. It is called "After the Rain," (seriously) and it tells the story of how he knew he was supposed to marry me one day when he prayed during a thunderstorm, and moments later it just stopped with no warning.


My brother-in-law Greg calls, and tells me he went to play golf. He says he cried on the way home because he realized he will never play golf with his son Luke. I never mention the conversation to anyone, but the next day, Ellie draws a picture of Audrey and Luke. She says they are playing in heaven. I look closer and see something I have never seen her draw (because as far as I know, she has never heard of the game), and I ask her what they are playing. "Golf." she says, and skips out of the room...


These moments, and millions of others, engraved in the beautiful book I am making in my head. As I drove home, the Lord spoke to me, and I want to share with you what He said, because it is not an exaggeration to say that I believe it has changed my life. Angie, sweet daughter of mine. You know, I do the same with you...every day, every hour, every moment. ..


I was speechless as my spirit understood what He was saying to me. Not necessarily in words, audibly, but it was as if I knew something profound I had never known before, and I knew God had imparted it to me. I have choices, every second of the day, to serve my Lord. To honor Him with my speech and with my thoughts, with the way I love those around me and the way I worship Him. Every moment, there is another opportunity, and I want to use as many of them as He will allow. In fact, Scripture tells me that one day I will stand before Him, and I will (symbolically) hand the King of all Kings a tattered scrapbook of my days. It is up to me to decide what the pages will reveal. I was washing the dishes last night and thinking about what the Lord had said to me, and I heard the girls fighting. I raised my voice more than I meant to, and I thought to myself, "Wow. I don't look like myself in that one. Let me try that again." I apologized to them for my tone and let my hands drift into the hot water. Now that one felt better for me too, Lord. There are many, many pages I want to rip up and hide...maybe you do too. But that shouldn't consume me. Rather, I want to focus on the beauty of this gift that the Lord has given. It is the gift of this breath, this moment, this photograph. My offering, captured. We need not dwell on the things we wish we had done differently, nor should we even give too much thought to what the future will look like. We need not worry about the pages, but rather this very simple fact. I have this moment. Right now. And I want to make it good. I am sitting cross-legged in an old chair, pouring out my heart to you, because above every other thing I can think of, I want these words to be a beautiful photograph for the Lord I love.


In a few minutes, I will go find my children their dresses and we will go to a cook-out with friends. As I snap their sandals and brush their hair, I will tell them how I love them and how grateful I am to be their mommy.


Todd just came in to tell me about something he is reading and I nodded absent-mindedly as my thoughts drifted everywhere but his voice. No, I thought, I don't want it to look like that. I want to love deeply, and have him know that I care about what he cares about. I want to show him that I am here to listen, and that he matters to me.


I met a woman who does not know about Jesus. She is broken, bruised, hurt, alone. I want to show her the way He loves her, to inspire her to let me into the places she runs from. I want to make His name known. I want my life to be lifted up to Him, offered to Him, spilled out for Him...


"She is gone..."


A crown of thorns, piercing his sweat-drenched brow...oh, my sweet Savior...


You refused the bitter wine but drank deep of the cup that would not pass.


I see you there, Lord, and I will not turn from You. Not in my joy, not in my agony, not ever. Not ever. I will remember the scars, and the gracious Love that the world could not believe...


Oh, my Jesus...speak to us through your Word... ...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you...Philippians 4:8-9 I have always loved this verse, and I have been meditating on it for the past few days. I hope you are blessed and encouraged by it tonight... As for the photographer I mentioned? Her name is Amy, and her business is called "Images of Grace." (And no, I don't think that's a coincidence:) I came home from church on Sunday (after the message on Providence), and was trying to trust God with my fears. I opened my email and saw a message from Amy, saying that the bidding had ended. I cried and cried when I saw the amount, because it answered an unspoken prayer request that Todd and I have had for weeks (almost to the dollar!). Thank you, Rachel. You were most certainly used by the Holy Spirit, and I am still speechless, because it was a confirmation of something I have known for years, but love to be reminded of... I'm still here, Angie. Tucked away behind this trusty old camera. Now remember, you have this moment, child... That's it, turn your head a little more toward me...Do you trust me? A little more toward me...there...perfect...


Sep 17, 2009


I'd be lying if I told you I don't swing by the drive-thru every so often to get fries and a coke. However, I'd also be lying if I told you I'll continue to do that. Check this out.

Sep 16, 2009

Alone. Peace. Solitude.

Before Nola came into my life, I used to have scheduled alone time at the beach. I would go at the beginning of spring and beginning of fall. To me, those are the most beautiful beach days. I would sit on the beach with my camera and journal and watch the sun rise, walk along the boardwalk during the day, and return to the beach to watch the sun set in the evenings. I tried to maintain silence as much as possible. The spring and fall beach is perfect because few people are on the shore and nature is as perfect as it was made to be. Chandler and I will be married at the beginning of spring. It's no coincidence.

I was going through my old journal and found something I'd written a few years ago during a fall trip.

Sitting on the beach. Alone.
Watching the sun set.
Time stops.
My world stands still.
I am alone.
The wind blows my hair.
Is it God?
One lone boat still at sea.
Birds fly above.
Fish jump.
Three dolphins swim.
The sky is purple.
Clouds disappear.
Crashing waves become silent.
The tide is low.
Slowly down, the sun falls.
Where is the moon?
Will camera catch the peace that surrounds such beauty?
Can it capture the serenity?
Create warmth on cool sand?

Looking over the ocean.

There's a hole in the sky...

...and I can see a little piece of heaven.

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Sep 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Sister!

Sister had her eyes closed in the picture of her with the cake and I'd never hear the end of it if I posted that picture so... the most adorable Baskin Robbins cake ever made...

Is Bells not the cutest child ever?!
Oh! There's her cuteness again... hands down she is the best dog ever. If only I could snap my fingers and turn her into a human child. Sweet Nola Belle. LOVE HER!!!
...and then, there's this beast. She had surgery yesterday. I think I woud like her better if she was always doped up on pain meds. Poor little humongous Cady.
Happy Birthday SISTER!!!

Chandler was here!

Things have been so busy that I haven't even blogged about Chan man. He came down for Labor Day holiday and stayed almost a week before heading back to Boston. We had quite the agenda... get his ring, register, pictures, beach save-the-date sand thing, Brownie Bakery... and then there were the other things...
Chan needed new jeans. Which led to new pants... and a new shirt....
We didn't get to half of the things on our list due to reasons which will not be discussed because I'm learning not to hold a grudge. :) So after all the shopping and attempted registering, we needed FOOD. We were sitting at Cubbies and Chan says, "Oh look, I'm famous." Huh? Ok, yeah Chan, you're a big star. "No really, look behind you." Yep... he's famous. First on the left, middle row. That's my Chan. I think sophomore year of high school. We knew there were more reasons to love Cubbies! :) (Thank you chicken-cheese-steak-and-fries.)

After lunch it was deemed necessary that we attempt to check out bedroom furniture - the only real furniture that we need. I have a somewhat ghetto king-sized bed right now that we use when he's here, otherwise it's double. Two people + Bells + Luka + Finley + future-scared-in-the-middle-of-the-night-children leads us to: king sized bed. Hence, we shopped!

The BEST news of all - while he was here, he got a call from Roland the Realtor who said he'd gotten an offer on his house. He talked with dad-who-is-all-knowing, who approved of the contract and...
He ACCEPTED the offer!!! Inspection was last week, Chan-the-fix-it played with some electrical happenings, a real-life electrician will come inspect again, then closing will be October 28th! Can I get a' AMEN!? This was HUGE news. He's losing a lot of money (we knew that would happen, there was no way around it), but he's finally going to be RID of this place. We are ecstatic! There's a little more but since this is blog world, I'll wait til is all said and done. I think we'd be safe since his name has never been on here, but just in case... :)
YAY for now! This is so big!!!

Change is here!

If you're seeing this in your reader, click on over and check out my new look! I'm sorta loving it!!

And as for the name change, I decided that since Good Morning World, Welcome to my Thoughts, was chosen in a five-minute "I-think-I'm-going-to-start-blogging-again" type moment, I would give a little more effort to my blog name while we were re-designing the layout. I chose Big Adventure Calling since there are some pretty big things coming up, marriage, moving, family, etc... each being an adventure within itself.

Hope you'll stop back by and travel this journey with me!

Sep 12, 2009

Are you sure?

I was going through my Facebook newsfeed just now and saw that a couple of friends had joined a group called "I am Praying for Lydia Byrd." I wasn't necessarily planning to join this group but wasn't sure I wouldn't join either. When I clicked J's profile I saw that it appeared this little girl was a friend of her 5-year old daughter's - so I clicked the group page. Lydia has what may be an inoperable brain tumor. Upon realizing that yes, she was a friend of J's daughter, I joined the group.

When I clicked "Join Group," a box popped up that said, "Are you sure you want to join the group 'I am Praying for Lydia Byrd?"

Yes, of course I'm sure. But this prompt really made me think. Soooo many times I have someone say something and I respond with, I'll pray for you. I do pray for them. Only sometimes, it might not be as fervent as I plan...

I want to be better at that. I want to really pray when I say I will. I want to passionately pray. I'm learning to do this. I fail all of the time. But isn't that what life is about? Failing miserably only to learn great lessons from which we apply to our next challange? Not that we won't be great people and do great things, but as Christians, do we not fail every day? When I read The Shack I learned that JOY (Jesus first, others second, yourself last) really isn't the way God would have it. Jesus should be center. HE should be in the center of all that we do. HE is not for us to put in a box and bring out only when we need HIM, but He should be the CENTER of all that we do. Every day.

**I was able to chat with J just now on Facebook. It sounds as if Lydia's time on earth may be very, very short. Not sure the details on her tumor but from what I've been able to piece together it sounds very fast growing. There is no treatment.

Please, pray for Lydia's family. If it is God's plan to take her home, please pray for comfort for her family. Pray for Lydia's friends, that their parents will have words explain what is happening to their friend. We were not made to understand WHY, but we can be comforted in knowing that HE is in control and has our lives planned for us from even before the beginning of our being.

If you're on Facebook, search for the group, "I am Praying for Lydia Byrd." Let the family know how many prayers are being said for them.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:6

Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. in My Father's house are many mansions.
John 14:1-3

Sep 11, 2009

Coming soon!

Lots of changes!

One, I'll keep a surprise, the other - a blog makeover! I *love* my blog, but I've been thinking that it's time for a change. When Nikki posted about needing to raise money for her upcoming trips, I knew it was time. She has been on quite a few humanitarian trips recently and has raised a lot of money by designing and redesigning blogs. When she's not raising money for specific trips/projects on her trips, she donates money to specific organizations (Hope Aid, hint hint, haha!). She has an amazing heart for the needy and also works with refugee families in her city. Check her out! She's doing a promo during the month of September, blogs for $20! Of course, you can always donate the regular amount or any other amount as she uses all of the money towards her trips and I feel pretty confident in saying that most of us know what it's like to try and raise money for specific things, especially humanitarian/mission related trips!

Read more about her most recent trip to Dominican Republic or get a makeover already!

Sep 8, 2009

Fearless, Max Lucado

I just finished reading Max Lucado's new book, Fearless. It was awesome! Have I mentioned I hate flying? Planes = death trap. When I do fly, I'm ridiculous. Serious.

So anyway, I read Fearless hoping that it would help.

While I'm not "cured," I can certainly say that there are a lot folded pages and underlines!

Just to give you an idea of the book, here are some notes, things I underlined, scripture, etc... from the book.

-"It's not the absence of storms that sets us apart. It's whom we discover in the storm: an unstirred Christ."

-"Fear corrodes our confidence in God's goodness."
-"And it turns us into control freaks."
-"Fear, at its center, is a perceived loss of control."

(Err, does he know me?!)

-"The one statement he made more than any other was this: don't be afraid."
(this one really hit home for me...)

-A few scripture notes w/ regard for fear: Mt 9:2, Mt 6:25, Mt 10:1, Mt 14:27, Mt 10:28, Lk 12:32, John 14:1,3, John 14:27, Lk 24:38, Mt 17:7, Mt 8:26

-"Seek first the kingdom of safety, and you'll jump at every crack of the twig. But seek first his kingdom, and you will find it."

-"We cannot go where God is not. Look over your shoulder; that's God following you. Look into the storm; that's Christ coming toward you."

-"Feed your fears, and your faith will starve. Feed your faith and your fears will."

Each chapter takes readers through a different topic from "silly" fears, financial fears, economical fears, etc... Not all chapters were applicable to me but Max Lucado had so many great stories and scripture that it was easy to get something from each section. I plan to go back and read this book again using the Discussion Guide in the back. It appears that it could be for individual or group purposes. I could have finished this book in a couple of sittings but instead chose to read each chapter at a time so I could reflect on what was presented. Parts were deep. My book is thoroughly marked up!!!

Sep 7, 2009

The Watermelon and the beast

Last weekend, this BEAST invaded my house....

Some people call her Kaidy, but it's clear she's a beast.
She came so my sister could man the MAGDRL tent at the Watermelon fest...
I stopped by to visit the tent and met up with my friend M (no judging the camo neck tie, it's a cooling thing that was absolutely necessary in the 100-degree heat; and my [Jim's] purchase helped save the dogs] ...
...but most of the day entailed babysitting the other beast (Titan). He and Bells had a very FUN day and ended up like this until evening.

Fun was had by all... and thankfully, no home items were destroyed by Kaidy beast. I only wish I could say the same for the toy Titan managed to rip apart during some part of the day. Sigh...

Thank You Loyal Biscuit!!!

Dear Loyal Biscuit - (and Lauren and Orli and Eider and all of our Maine friends!) - thank you SO much for my wizzle! I was SO excited when I helped check the mailbox and saw a piece of mail just for me! It smelled so good I could hardly wait to open it...

Mom made me wait and it was so hard to sit still because I was soooo excited!
The first bite is always the best!

Thank you for my special treat!!! I loved it so, so much!!! We wish we could shop online because we live so far away. Maybe one day we can come and visit.

Thanks again, my tummy felt so much better after my wizzle!!!

Love, Nola Belle

Check out Loyal Biscuit!

Sep 5, 2009


So Chandler came today -yay! He went to the Yawkey Way store eariler in the week and said he got me a shirt. This is what he gave me tonight. Hmm...
He did actually bring me a shirt, but it's a youth large so he'll be taking that back. It fits great now but once washed I think it will be too short. Try again Chan.

Still not sure what to think of the Sox thong. Don't get me wrong, a girl can always use new panties, but really? Very Chandler. 'Nuff said.
"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub