Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quote from Katharine Hepburn:

"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."

How true that is. :-P

in 7-10 business days...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Okay so this is random I know but since I've been talking and dealing with photography a lot lately I've been thinking of all the things I learned in IPS. Well in the course of doing my job I was on a website called Peruvian Connection and saw a picture that violates a big photography rule--always check your frame thoroughly for extra things growing out of people's heads. Someone obviously missed the memo on this one. It's awfully distracting. :-)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

photo shoot

Sara did a fabulous job of taking our pictures the other day. Now is the hard task of deciding which ones we want to have printed and hang on the wall!! These are my favorites (I think!!).

Save the date!

Houston Children's Institute

July 17-19

More details coming soon...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Homeschool Day at Six Flags Over Texas

Does anybody know the promo code for getting tickets to Homeschool Day at Six Flags Over Texas? I got a flier in the mail for Fiesta Texas' Homeschool Day but it is the one in Dallas we want to go to.


I was listening to Laura Ingraham the other day and heard about a new documentary called Expelled. Ben Stein is part of the whole deal and was talking about the movie. In it he goes to some major, "respected" professors and scientists to ask about evolution vs. intelligent design and gets some pretty amazing responses. I hope to go see it, it sounds very interesting.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ephesians 3:20

"Now unto HIM that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pappaw updates

For those of you interested, updates have been posted on my Pappaw's blog. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Playing hooky :-)

I am avoiding I thought I would blog. That is why some of this is going to sound pretty random. ;)

We found a fix for the washing machine situation!! We ran some drain cleaner through it and now it will drain properly!! I guess the combination of dirty drain and a stronger pump was too much, but now we have it under control. Thank heavens we won't have to manually stand over there with the washer anymore! Hopefully God is still getting those high-efficiency front-loading machines for us, maybe it's just taking Him a little longer so He is giving us a break by letting the old one work right. ;)

Today we had pictures done with Sara. I can't wait to see them!! We went to Mercer Arboretum which isn't far for us and it was very pretty. We did the white and denim look and the little boys were absolutely adorable with their jeans and boots. :) When we get some pictures I will put a couple up.

Dedication Day at our church on Sunday went very well. It was such a special day and everyone sounded wonderful in our new sound system. (KUDOS SOUND GUYS!!) I can't wait to see/hear the recordings from that day.

It was also the last day for Voice of Grace to sing together (officially). Of course one can never tell what God is going to do so I am not holding my breath that we will NEVER sing together again. :) I can just see us now at the THSC conference trying to sell some more CDs. :D Here is our last group picture (for now *wink*).

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Life is pain highness. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is selling something."

I feel like I'm drowning sometimes. Whenever I stop to think about everything going on right now in my immediate family and my close friends it makes me crazy. I feel there are too many people who need help, more than I can give. It's tiring to think about, and it hurts to think of the sorrow involved which also makes me more tired...

It never feels like enough people realize how many in this world are hurting and struggling to take one moment at a time. I have decided that is one of my major pet peeves, when people don't understand the depths of pain and sorrow someone is going through. I didn't used to understand but I sure as heck tried! And I tried to be there for my friends if they needed to vent or cry. I guess saying that they don't understand is the wrong way to phrase it. You CAN'T understand until you've been there, but there is a difference between reaching out to a friend and--well not reaching out.

Sometimes people aren't completely oblivious, they just don't know what to say or do. And that's okay! I've discovered it's enough just for someone to say "Hey Megan I'm thinking of you and praying for you. I love you." A hug. A piece of chocolate. Lots of little things can help bring a piece of sunshine to an otherwise VERY stormy day.

If you know somebody going through a rough time tell them you love them today. You can't fully understand the impact of just a little kindness like that until you've been in a hard place and had someone say it to you, but take it from someone who knows--it WILL help. It might be giving them enough encouragement to take another little step forward.