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Monday, May 30, 2011


So...I had my birthday!  It was lots of fun.  I woke up that morning and my Dad called a few minutes later. I love that my parents try to call me FIRST thing in the morning on my birthday.  Lots of times, they even wake me up since they're an hour earlier. I love that!  Then, my mom called.  That night, a friend kept our kids so we could go on a date. We went out to eat with Jonathan & Meagan, that's our birthday tradition now and then we went to see The Fast Five. GREAT movie by the way:)  Then on Sat. morning, I went with April Wilson and we had manis & pedis.  We even splurged & did the gel coated far I love that too.  And then to top it off, last night we celebrated with the kiddos at Chilis with the Wilsons.  What a great birthday weekend.  Today we're cooking out with Xuan & Juan. It will be fabulous to catch up with them too.  Guess we left the big guys out...sorry guys;)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Target, Oh how I have missed you!!

I love Target, I mean LOVE it!  I could go there probably every day (maybe every other) and just walk the aisles in search of nothing & everything at the same time.  I caught myself up on my coupon notebook so I was ready to get some good deals.  I didn't over due it. In fact, I only spent $12 but here's what I got::

6 sticks of men's deodorant
1 shampoo
1 conditioner
2 body washes
3/4 lb of deli ham
1 pint of coffee creamer
3 boxes of Morningside Prime Grillers
1 bottle of nail polish (electric blue)

Fun stuff!!  I love me some Target coupons:)

Typical Pastor's Wife

I read this blog today and it resonated with me.  I thought I'd share it. You can find the original posting here.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Don't freak out....

I'm blogging, don't freak out.  It's been almost a month.   I've been busy and overwhelmed and anxious...forgive me for not blogging.  I'm not even going to try to catch you up on the last month of my life.  I'll just start here.

Today is Sunday. Sundays are big days in our household.  We all look forward to them, which is cool.  My kids love Sundays, they get to see their friends, and go out to lunch with them.  I love that they love Sundays.  I love them too. I love to see what Levi has to say. I love the music.  I love hugging all my friends and meeting new people. I love hearing stories about how people end up at Catalyst.  That's probably my favorite actually.  Today, I talked to a couple of guys that have been coming for a few weeks but I haven't had the chance to really meet them. One of them shared how he found Catalyst and that he loved how laid back we are.  I love getting positive feedback.

Today Levi preached on a passage of scripture that has been used out of context.  It was really good. His point today was that how we live our lives matters.  It kind of hit me between the eyes.  I want my life to matter and I want my life to point back to God's grace and forgiveness and mercy. I don't think it always does and I'm ashamed of that.  Sometimes it's hard to balance that with human emotions and feelings.  I'm going to work on that.

We had two neighbors who showed up at church today...that was very cool.  We've become friends with some alley neighbors over the past few weeks.  While I was at a shower yesterday, Levi took the kids over to play in their yard.  Come to find out, A invited them to church and they came.  I'm not sure if they'll come back or how they even felt about it but I am stinkin' proud of A for telling others about our church.  We have another neighbor who just moved in a month or so ago and while we were rebuilding our fence, we talked to him for a good bit.  He was asking questions about the area and other things and church came up.  Levi was telling him about all the great churches in the area.  He showed up this morning too....and tonight for our Night of Worship. It was very cool!!

We ended our night with a group of friends at Sonic.  I feel very blessed and grateful!!  Thankful for that!!