Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Giveaway Reminder

There is a fantastic giveaway at Dollar Store Crafts that I wanted to share with everyone. I have been following her blog for awhile and she has some FANASTIC and FRUGAL ideas. Gavin and I have even got the supplies for one such craft:A Microfiber Hedgehog. How cute is THAT!! There are SO many great ideas on this site and I cannot wait to see what comes next for fall and the holidays!


Last Sunday while Kris was on duty Gavin and I went to my mom and dads "cabin" to get out of the house and to visit. Cousin Dani was there too and these are some of the great pics I got of the 2 of them. She is such a great helper and loves to mother Gavin. I am so happy they are close and love each other so much. (even though they DO argue like broher and sister sometimes!)

Sunday Comics

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Friday, August 21, 2009

I've Been Chosen!!

Wow! I have just been chosen as Friday's Featured Folllower (aka stalker- FFF) by a blogger I LOVE to read Chalk It Up! She is a fantastic artist as well as creator of some of the cutest chalk boards you will ever see. I feel honored to be today's feature (almost sounds like a plate lunch special when I put it like that!. Take time to visit Chalk It Up as well as her Esty store. Christmas will be here before you know it!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's Cancer

Those were the words I heard last Monday from the dermatologists office regarding the biopsies I had mentioned in a few posts back. (Important Information Of the four biopsies 2 were normal moles, one was a dysplastic abnormal mole and the fourth- the one I was concerned about to begin with-cancerous. If there is a skin cancer to have luckily I had the best form.
After I recovered from my initial shock and gathered all the information I could I emailed some close friends for prayer and left the rest up to God.
Today was the day of my outpatient surgery and all in all I think things went well. The cancerous area was scraped and then burned (very technical terms I know!!) and the area where the abnormal mole was located was cut out and will be biopsied again. Right now my arm is really hurting from where they took the LARGE circular area. I will have to go back in 2 weeks to have the stitches removed and then again in 3 months for another full body exam. Unless the second biopsy comes back abnormal hopefully this is it for a while!!
I will say that even though this cancer has not been life threatening per se it has been hard to go through and scary. I just am overly aware of every little blemish, every little twinge of pain in my body now. I think we are our own best advocate for our health care and I am so thankful that I followed my instint and had the biopsies done instead of just removal!

I'm A Winner!!

As I was getting ready this morning I got a phone call from a number I didn't recognize. Usually I would just let them leave a message, especially since I was running a little behind. But imagine my surprise when I answered and heard this:

"This is Channel 5 and you have just won tickets to Elmo's Green Thumb!"

I think I said "You're kidding" in a very excited voice. I had been wanting to take Gavin when the show comes to town next week but the cost coupled with not knowing if he would even sit still long enough for it had deterred me. But FREE!?!? Can't say no to that!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Good Day

It's been kind of a crappy week to put it mildly! I won't go into all the details but let's just say it had lots of excitement, a little smoke, and a whole lotta of what the @#%$^$% going on!!
So imagine my surprise when I went to Chik-Fil-A (shocking I KNOW) and this is what I get home with:

No, I can't say I was the 100th customer but something told me I should just go inside to order my large tea with lemon. So as I am waiting on my tea the nice little dude next to me was the 100th customer (I can hear the cowbell ringing even as I type!) He was quite pleased with himself to say the least. So we chatted while we waited and then (tear) he handed me the rose and said "Have a great day"! Now as cheesy as it sounds it really did make a difference in my day! It felt good for someone to do something nice for me who had no reason to and wouldn't expect something in return later. So Chik-Fil-A guy wherever you are....Thanks So Much!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lisa Bevere

For anyone out there who is not familiar with Lisa Bevere your time has come. This past spring I had the priviledge of attending a bible study at Heritage United Methodist entitled "Fight Like A Girl" and cannot tell you what a blessing it was. Lisa has a fantastic way of just slapping you around a bit. Here is her latest Facebook status:
Lisa Beverethe spirits says...when God looks at you he sees something more...He sees promise. A generation of daughters so terrifying to the enemy that he will do whatever he can to distort your image, pervert your beauty & rob your strength. The father of lies speaks thru a glass darkly, but the Father of Light longs to speak with you face-to-face. The king is enthralled by your beauty;honor Him (psalm45) & excerpt Fight...
Powerful stuff, no?
If you are on Facebook (and who isn't these days) I strongly encourage you to becocmea fan, and get access to some of her books. You will be blessed for it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Oh the Questions

All I can say is "What did people do before the internet"? Gavin just came and asked "Mom, what's a tuxedo"? HUH? I explained it, he said "like halloween" which a lot of men would agree with. So I did a search and found this picture for him.

Another mystery solved! Now if I can just get him to stop singing "tuxedo, tuxedo" to his own little tune....

Picnic and Swimming

Two of the best parts of summer: picnics and swimming! We hadn't done either this summer I am sad to report unless you count that 3 footer we had in our backyard. (empty at current post time- with tadpoles!) So this past Sunday after church we got home, packed a quick and easy lunch and headed to Lake Fort Smith. We really weren't sure if we would go swimming but Gavin and I dressed for it just in case. First we ate our "swamwiches" as Gavin calls them.

We made a mistake of parking too close to the playground area so he didn't eat much but he did take a few trips down the slide and climb around on anything he could.

Here is where he is telling me "momma the slide is hot I just KNOW it". It didn't keep him from going down it about a dozen times!

Finally we made it to the swimming area. Here a a couple of pics. I would post more but Kris took too many of me in them and I don't have the time to crop them today.

Airplane Pilot

Gavin seems to have a fascination with anything related to the sky: the moon, stars, rockets, and airplanes. I am beginning to think he may have a future as a airplane pilot (or possibly flight attendant). At any rate, here are a few pics of him in all his flying glory!

He is very serious as you can tell by the position of his tongue!

He kept telling everyone "watch up" instead of look up.

Masterpeice in flight- right for the face!

One of the first attempts at getting the rocket in the air!

Getting a little height on this try.

Photo Giveaway

The Meanest Mom is hosting a giveaway this week for a $260 Sears Studio Portrait set. Please see her blog HERE,leave a comment and you are entered. You will love her blog and if you aren't already a follower you will be after reading a few of her posts.