Tuesday, November 2, 2010


1. I only just discovered Ten on Tuesdays.

2. I only have five really short chapters to go in the story of Rahab from the Francine Rivers book a Lineage of Grace. I will post my review of that story as soon as I finish.

3. I've been considering returning to school to work on my Master's Degree. In what, you ask? I'm not exactly sure yet. I can tell you that it is not education! I will add that at the moment, journalism is tugging one arm and human resources/management has a firm grip on the other.

4. Instead of waiting to be inspired, I would like to inspire others. This boring list of ten random thoughts may inspire my only two followers to find something better to do with their time.

5. I realized that taking pictures on my phone to include in my blog is useless. So there goes number 5.

6. I'm really working on maintaining a positive outlook despite common frustrations. So instead of a loud verbal rant about why the lady at the voting center did not do her job correctly, I simply rolled my eyes and walked away. I think my point was still received, minus the callous remarks.

7. I'm going to stop procrastinating. Also, on Monday I will start exercising more by walking. Hmm?

8. Since my posts need better quality, I will always try to include a cute picture of my child. That will in turn, reduce the stress I place on myself to be more interesting.

                                           So yeah, it is a really old picture. It is cute though.

9. Give my loving husband several random hugs throughout the day. (I had to let that one slide because it was my fault for leaving the computer)

                              It shouldn't be too hard to accommodate the hug thing. He is pretty cute.

10. I am no longer with my previous choice to allow my daughter to read the Harry Potter books. I will admit, as a christian, I should have been offended before beginning. I do believe though, with a proper education of what is acceptable behavior and dialogue, she should investigate all sorts of literature. However, I do not support the use of the word "effin" as good literature. That is all.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Montgomery Zoo

This picture was taken last year when we went to the Montgomery Zoo. My aunt is a volunteer at the Zoo and she was able to take us in the back to meet Aspen. Spirit is Aspen's sister and flies at the Auburn games.  Katie was very excited to get her picture taken with Aspen.

She also had the chance to visit the vet clinic and meet Charlie the Chinchilla. Charlie was her favorite.

We also got a peek at some sugar gliders.

And these guys too!

And for whatever reason, I cannot get my other picture to load properly. So, more to add later.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I went to Barnes and Noble on Friday. I decided to stop in the Christian Inspiration section and I picked up the book by Daniel Platt called Radical. I read the first two chapters and was in absolute awe. In those two chapters, I was convicted so strongly on so many different issues. I will definately be finishing the book and giving my full review on this site.
So, if you have heard of the book but have not read it I urge you to read it. If you have never heard of it I still urge you to read it. Once I review the book online, I would love to see comments.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Introducing: Hermoine Granger

Katie really wanted to take this wand with her to trick or treat. We did not because it was hand carved by someone in North Carolina and was a birthday gift from....

Mr. Harry Potter!

portrayed by Dawson

But that isn't where the excitement ended, oh no. We had a special guest appearance from Antoine Dodson!

Hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife...

It was a great Halloween night, even if we celebrated on October 30th instead.

Monday, October 25, 2010

a Lineage of Grace

I have been for the past month trying to finish what has proven to be an excellent book by Francine Rivers. The book is a compilation of stories about five incredibly strong women. I started the book and had already completed the story of Tamar before our pastor began his newest sermon series, "Whatever It Takes". I could not pick a better story than Tamar's to describe how we are to do whatever it takes for the God we serve.  Her strength and faith in a God she knew so little about was unbreakable. Despite the fact that she was a Caananite, she sought knowledge of Judah's God. I have heard Tamar's story many times and yet I am still amazed by her every time. We should all strive for that same immeasurable passion for the Lord. We should all do whatever it takes to glorify him throughout our lives. Each of us should lead such a life that would cause others who come after us to be amazed by our story.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I've always wanted to blog. I've always thought I had a million things to say and that the world would want to hear some of those things. I felt that way right up until I created this blog. I had a huge realization. All my thoughts were gone. When I stared at the blank screen waiting patiently for the words to just fill up the space and flow rapidly and continuously I was shocked. An hour later, still nothing written. Two days later, still nothing written. I have contemplated all the reasons that went into creating a blog in the first place. I kept coming up like my computer screen...blank!
I am into so many things and there are so many different aspects to my character. I am not defined by one simple word or category. There are so many things I want to be a part of and understand. I have read hundreds of other blogs searching for ideas and trying to gain perspective. I have only been swallowed up by the giant beast, the internet.
Sometimes I feel like the little white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. I'm running as fast as I can and of course I am late. But for what?
I found something on a friend's blog. It was a site for book reviews. I signed up for it today and my new book is on its way. All I have to do is review the book on my blog and one other website and they will continue to send me free books in exchange for my time in reading the book and writing the review. So with that, my quest for what to use this blog for has been answered.
The amazing part is that I came up with the title for my blog a while back and now it seems to fit with my new journey.