Thursday, April 20, 2006


I've always been a "Payless Shoes" kinda gal - great shoes, great prices. I don't care about name brands or anything extra fancy, just something to get me where I'm going. Unfortunatly the dress shoes I bought from them last month aren't working out. I like the way they look and they go with everything, only problem is I can't be in them more then 2 hours (sitting or walking) - they are just crippling after my 2 hour mark is up. So with my brothers up and coming wedding I need a pair to replace them with. I decided to look further than payless and figured I could swallow my routine and pay $10-$20 more than usual for something that would last longer and be more comfy.

I saw these and thought, wow. Those are cute.

Then I saw the price tag...


No joke.

I knew Nordstroms could get bad, but man.

I've owned a handful of dependable cars that all together were still much cheaper than these shoes.

Friday, April 14, 2006

School Dayz

We had parent/teacher conferences today. Blakes teacher had his class and school pictures waiting for us. I wish I had a scanner so I could share with everyone - he looks sharp in his picture.

Blake sat in the hall and read his book while we met. His teacher had a good report for him. He is doing well in all his classes and getting along great with his classmates, which was so good to hear. In the middle of it all she stopped to tell me how much he enjoyed church. Ha, That was the last thing I expected to hear about from his public school teacher. She said she constantly hears him telling the other kids about church, how much he loves going, and all the fun he has there. That made me so happy to hear.

Anyway she gave us a few things to work on at home but other than that she had only the best things to say about him. So I took him out for a pizza dinner tonight.

I'm pretty happy to get that out of the way. When I switched schools at his age, I had a hard time with grades and such. The different schools were studying completely different material and it took me so long to get back on top of things. I'm really happy Blake made the transition as well as he has.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Party of 6

We had a puppy show up at our house last week. Cute little thing, came right over when I called him and was starved. It was getting late when he showed up so we thought we'd bring him in and let him stay for the night and figure out who he belong to the next day. Marty said he had seen him that morning taking Blake to school so we knew he'd been on the run all day and hadn't seen anyone turn up after him.

Come to find out he wasn't house broken and stunk to high heaven so before we could go to bed I had to give him a shower. It was sorta funny, he doesn't like baths at all. He was so scared he just froze, I don't think he moved a muscle except when I had to turn him around to scrub the other side. Turns out the bath did no good and it was at the point when he finally dried off all the way we knew something was wrong with him. Dogs just don't stink like that. I felt so bad for him. So the next day Marty and I went to all our neighbors houses to see if they knew who the puppy belonged to with out luck. We also called the pound and left all the info on him in case his owners called looking for him... Because if you lose your dog, you call the pound right?

We took all 3 animals to the vet (it was time for Boss and Toby's annual shots anyway). Come to find out Puppy has round worms - so we ended up getting medication for both dogs, just in case. Other than that puppy got good scores from the vet and while we were there we just got his shots done too.

So here we are a week later and still no sign of an owner, but he smells good now that the worms are gone. And the three of us have fallen head over heals for him, so I guess he'll be sticking around.

It's been 3 days in a row with out a piddle in the house so I'm hoping pody training is done. Since he's an American Bulldog and (other than his face) somewhat resembles "pete" on the old "Little Rascals" thats the name we've gone with. He really had no idea what a leash was when we found him and no coller on - he's still awful about walking on a leash but better. And the most foreign thing for a dog - hates truck rides. I just can't imagine what kind of owners he came from. Who wouldn't come looking for their cute puppy?

Oh and I almost forgot to mention, ha - the poor cat never comes out anymore. Pete thinks he's a chew toy.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

New site...

I haven't been posting much here lately... Seems like when I feel like blogging, I don't have the time; and when I have the time, I don't feel like blogging. Go figure. Anyway I sent an email out last week and have been meaning to post on it too just haven't had time, so here it is...

I started a new site...


I still plan on using this blog for not only some devotional stuff but family updates, pictures, and whatever else I might come up with. I wanted a separate site for nothing but devotionals, so those who don't care about my personal life don't have to suffer thru it, ha. On the new site I'll be sharing tidbits I find, highlighting different bible verses, and spotlighting other writers and their work all for the purpose of Christian encouragement. I would really like to focus my "blog time" more on the new site than the old one.
I only just started it and already its been very encouraging to me. If no one else reads it, I won't complain one bit; it'll still give me tons of encouragement just thru the writing pieces. But the original thought was to reach out and encourage others as well as myself. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I do but please don't feel obligated to read it. If there is a piece that gives you encouragement, please forward it on, I just may end up posting it! :)