Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Daisy Crispin has 242 days to find the right date for the prom. There’s only one problem–her parents won’t let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone. Oh, and she’s totally invisible at school, has to wear lame homemade clothes, and has no social skills. Okay, so maybe there’s more than one problem.
Can she talk her parents into letting her go to the prom? Or will they succeed at their obvious attempt to completely ruin her life?
Perfectly Dateless is hilarious, shocking, and totally real. You'll fall in love with Daisy’s sharp wit and resourcefulness as she navigates the world of boys, fashion, family, and friendship.
This book is a great Chrisitan Young Adult read. Not only do you get the crazy family and friends, but Billerbeck also let's us see into the reasons behind why the characters do what they do.
As Daisy's list of potential prom dates grows shorter, her wisdom & confidence grow a little bigger. Any teen girl would love to read this book!
Kristin is a successful "chick-lit" author & her foray into YA books does not dissapoint.
Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
As I keep saying, I'm not sure how this happened.
Look at those cheeks!!
We celebrated this afternoon at my parent's house. Here's Jack with my mom & dad.
And one with Chris & I.
Jack got tons of cash for his birthday, it's what he likes to ask for. Two years ago I got him $100 in one dollar bills, last year it was two dollar bills. This year I had to go with dollar coins.
Chris picked out the bag we put his money in. Jack loves rainbows & silly things that boys don't usually like. He says some people think he's gay, but he's not, just himself. He said the gift bag was his favorite part.
My Jack has been a huge, amazing blessing in my life. He's funny, smart, kind and goofy, just the way I like my boys!
Happy birthday Jack, we love you so much!
Friday, July 9, 2010
My computer died a few weeks ago & my husband went out and got me an awesome new computer earlier this week, for my birthday present. The screen is huge & I think is HD because it's so crisp & clear! The tower part of the computer is tiny, about 1/3 the size of a regular tower. I'm in love with it.
This morning I got up & went in search of my birthday cake & a cake for my youngest son Jack, who will be 15 on Sunday. I hit Sam's club & this is what I found.
It's a luscious vanilla cake (the good, homemade tasting kind) with pink strawberry flavored icing and strawberries on top. That was my breakfast.
Then since Jack was at his dad's house & Chris was working I took my 18 year old, John David out to eat for my lunch. I got a plate full of carbo-goodness in the form of a hot roast beef sandwich and french fries all covered in gravy! Superb! Of course I couldn't eat all of it because of my gastroparesis, but I loved what I did have.
JD had an appetizer plate. This is him not wanting to have his picture taken, but humoring me because it's my birthday, lol!
Then JD & I went to Kroger for a few things & I found these.
Called Whimsical Whoopies, it's like a Nilla Wafer flavored muffin top with buttercream frosting & sprinkles! Half of one of these was my lunch dessert.
After a while hanging out John David came home with his girlfriend LeighAnne and my birthday present. It was honestly something that I really never expected!
As I posted on my FaceBook, I now the proud owner of the hugest giant monkey in the history of giant monkeys!
(Terrible picture of me, but who cares, right?)
Here's Jack with my giant monkey.
Just for perspective, Jack is about 5 ft. 7 inches!
On my birthday's I try to do whatever I want for that day and reflect on my life as it stands. I am so thankful for my beautiful sons, my amazing husband, who really is my best friend, my parents & in-laws and my blogging friends. I have made some really great friends, most whom I've never met, but bloggers who I consider every bit as much my friends as any person I know in real life, so thank you to all of you!
Now Chris is here & we're catching up on the last season of Psych & doing nothing much. Perfect!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
It got kind of sad after JD started driving and accidentally got a side mirror ripped off. We kept having to dump more & more money into it and knew it was on our last legs. The air conditioning is also dead, a big dent in the side, and it gets about 10 miles to the gallon. Since Chris is the only one working we really didn't have the money to get a "new" or new to us van.
God stepped in and made my dad decide it was time for him to get a new vehicle. He was generous to sell us his used mini van for a fantastic price. It's a 2008 with only 56,000 miles on it!
There's not one stain, one spot, one scratched part on this van!
If I have to drive a mom-van, I'm glad to have a really nice one again.
It's got all the bell's & whistles and has been impeccably maintained. I couldn't be happier with a brand new vehicle. This has the drivers side sliding door, rear heat & radio controls, working air & no parts ripped off accidentally by teenage boys. (Of course I share this with JD & Jack starts drivers training on Monday [EEEK].)
Now if I could just get brave enough to driver it over 35 miles an hour out of fear that I might mess it up it would be great!