Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fun at Monkey Joes

Amanda had a great time at her friend KK's birthday party. It was at Monkey Joe's last weekend.

Amanda was scared of the slides at first, and I went down one of them with her. Then she gradually got braver and braver as the night went on. By the time we were ready to leave, she had been down all of them and did not want to go home!

So funny to watch!

Yummy pizza and cake!

Amanda with her best preschool bud.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lots of Bubbles

Here is what happens when you don't realize that your daughter has gotten a hold of the shampoo bottle!

Travis Cottrell concert

Angie and I went to the Travis Cottrell concert at FBCW Sunday night. We were ADPi sorority sisters at Samford University and just recently reconnected through facebook.

The concert was awesome! It was a live recording. Beth Moore also spoke several times throughout the concert

Travis was the interim minister of music at Two Rivers Baptist Church when I first joined the church back in the 90s. I particularly remember this really neat song that he would play on the piano that involved him singing the many names of Jesus. I remember that Travis had these bangs (neat haircut) that would move around when he sang. Ha! The things that we remember!

To the left of Travis is Angela Cruz. She was at TRBC until just two months ago when her husband Alexis was hired on the music staff of a church in Brentwood.

I ran into Johnny Hunt—and being the gubber that I am—just had to get my picture taken with him. The governor of Georgia, Sonny Purdue, was standing right there too! I had him take the photo of us—ha! just kidding. He was there, but I didn't get a photo of him.

Woodstock is a really neat church! I like to listen to FBCW over the internet while I am working.
Check it their services at:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mommy, you forgot my shoes!

As we were approaching preschool this morning, Amanda informed me that I had forgotten to put her shoes on her! I decided to pop into the Dollar General near her school instead of driving all the way home and then back to the school again. Time is money when you are working (and when your time is short)! I thought maybe I could find something that would work for one day. I ended up finding a really cute pair of brown shoes with pink flowers on them. I was really surprised, and we were only a few minutes late for school!

Not bad for Dollar General! Ha!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Matching Dresses

I found this cute little brown and pink dress a couple of months ago at TJ Maxx. When I pulled it off of the rack to take a look at it, there was another identical dress attached to it—only it was a lot smaller. What a neat idea— a dress for a little girl and her doll! Amanda wore the dress for the first time today. 

This afternoon Amanda and I met Bob's parents at their church in Cumming, GA. Amanda will be staying with them overnight since she does not have preschool tomorrow (MLK Day). This will allow me to get a lot of work done on my big freelance project. 

I will also be going to the dentist tomorrow to get a crown and a filling put over two root canals. I cannot believe that I had to have TWO root canals! I also can't believe that I still have pain in the teeth where I had the root canals done back in July and August and that my dentist and a specialist cannot figure out where the pain in coming from. I am way too young to be having root canals! My dentist is referring me to an oral surgeon and thinks that I may have neuralgia. I am going to have to google that one!

I am also working on some fun things for Amanda's 4th Birthday Party. She will be four years old on February 10th. I cannot believe it—seems like she was just born yesterday and now 4 years have passed! Amanda is going to have a princess themed birthday party. She is really excited about dressing up as a princess and having a princess cake and decorations!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Harper Brown Stamps

I have been following this blog for quite a while now, and this family could really use your prayers. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fun with Christmas presents

Amanda got some neat paintbrushes with the paint already in the brush for Christmas. She had fun painting tonight. She has her own "paint" shirt and pants for craft time!

One of Amanda's favorite Christmas presents was one that cost the cheapest. Everything that she got was brand new except for this barbie doll house. I was thrilled when I saw it at a local thrift store for $7.00.  It looked brand new! I cannot believe that I saw this same barbie house on ebay for $99.00 used. Bob wanted me to sell it and make a profit. I said no way!