High As The Sky

So today, there was this,

while I was blasting ‘O Happy Day’ in this.

I’m gonna say this, and I’m going out on a limb here, but I think the snow is finally over.

Alex and I had a wonderful topless ride, even though traffic was backed up for miles.

Who could worry about traffic when looking at this?

It was an absolutely perfect day to bring her home because IT WAS ALMOST 80 DEGREES HERE TODAY!

Both girls had a smile on their face all evening!

Wishful Thinking

This is what I’ve been looking at…

But here’s what I wish I was looking at….

This is what I’ve been wearing,

But this is what I wish I was wearing.

This is the what the boys have been doing for the past week.

But this is what I wish they were doing.

This is the blue sky that I’m wishing for,

But, it’s mostly so I can drive this red one.

I miss the sky.

Hurry up spring!

Just A Question

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

While BIG vehicles are handy, that much is true,
The SKY is a thousand times fairer than all of you.

Friends, Flags, Feet and Fun

I was out-of-town again this weekend. Unfortunately, I was not fighting my way through crowded New York City Streets. Instead, I was fighting my way through a crowded outlet mall in Jeffersonville, Ohio with three girlfriends.

Have I mentioned that I love to shop?

I did some Christmas shopping and enjoyed leisurely shopping in some of my favorite stores.

I could shop every single weekend. But my feet would disagree. Because my feet and my calves? They were in hot protest after five hours of shopping on Saturday after two long days of walking the streets of New York City last weekend.

My forty-year thirty-nine year old feet are nothing like the twenty-year old feet I used to have.

Here’s my weekend – in pictures.

I found this on Google images while searching my phone for family Christmas picture ideas. I love the idea of including the Jeep since it is something our family enjoys together.

But I can’t help but think about how much cooler our picture would be in front of this sexy sucker.

Tomorrow is that day of the year that my fellas dread. The annual Christmas picture day. Wish us luck.

And speaking of the Saturn Sky, I saw this one at the mall on Friday before we left town.

I will never understand why the powers that USED TO be at Saturn would take a sexy sleek car and paint it this crazy color.


I couldn’t help but stop and snap several pictures of this site.

Long may she wave.

And wave.

And wave.

And wave some more.

Since deployment, I stand in awe of the American Flag. I consider it a beautiful symbol of this great nation.

On Friday evening, we had dinner at Max and Erma’s. I ordered the Laredo steak – which was delightful – with roasted potatoes and mixed veggies. It didn’t dawn on me to snap a picture until it was almost gone. But you should know that it was a great dish that I totally recommend.

Four women, five hours, lots of laughs, and several trips to the car later, this was how we left the parking lot.

Unfortunately, you cannot appreciate the depth of this Jeep Laredo “trunk” because I am telling you, it was stuffed to capacity.

A fun time was had by all.

Except for my feet.

The Other Sky

The splendor of a king
Clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice
All the earth rejoice

He wraps Himself in light,
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

How great is our God – sing with me
How great is our God – and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end
Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One
Father, Spirit and Son
Lion and the Lamb
Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God – sing with me
How great is our God – and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Name above all names
Worthy of all praise
My heart will sing
How great is our God

Name above all names
You’re worthy of all praise
And my heart will sing
How great is our God

How great is our God – sing with me
How great is our God – and all will see
How great, how great is our God 

How great is our God – sing with me
How great is our God – and all will see
How great, how great is our God 

Name above all names
You’re worthy of all praise
And my heart will sing
How great is our God


Summer Fun

We have three iPods, one iPad, one iPhone AND an alarm clock in this hotel room, yet still somehow managed to oversleep and miss the FREE breakfast at the hotel?

Irresponsible much?

Dang. Embarrassing.

Luckily, the gas station beside of the hotel sells Krispy Kreme donuts, and of course, the boys felt like they had hit the breakfast jackpot. As much as I love a good donut, I don’t like eating them for breakfast. It seems irresponsible to start your day and your metabolism with a big bunch of sugar.

But enough about my irresponsible self.

I took some time yesterday to upload all of the pictures from my SD card to my laptop, and also charged my camera battery. As I watched the pictures upload, I was reminded of the fun we have had this summer.

S is for sweet smiles from the back seat en route to our next destination.


U is for unruly children at the hotel pool


M is for magnificent views in the Amish Country


M is also for memorable summer nights with friends.


E is for excitement about new bedding


R is for relaxing on the beach


T is for tax-free shopping in New Hampshire


I is for ideas on Pinterest (for after season baseball parties)


M is for messed up hair while riding in the SKY


E is for exciting weekends with scout friends.

 I am so sad for summer 2013 to come to an end. It has flown by.

Twelve more days until me and my alarm clock go round and round.

Well, provided I remember to set it.

One Of Those Days

In between the whining about issues arising from my latest medical drama, and enduring the pain a 3.2 cm kidney stone that’s obstructing a bladder causes, I missed an important date up in here.

I thought about the date weeks ago and wrote a really nice blog post in my head. I even went so far as to make a list of pictures I wanted to include in this special post.

After all, it’s not everyday you celebrate one of the best days of your life.

There have been more important days. Like the day I pledged my love to McDaddy in front of 250 of our closest friends and family in a church with a broken air-conditioner. And then there were the two days when I was in the hospital PAYING someone cash money to make a seven-inch gash just above my business end so that a baby boy could be extracted from my body.

Those days were the BEST and most important days of my life.

But there are a few other days – days not quite as important as a birth or a marriage, but still special – that I will never forget.

I am referring to one of those days.

June 22, 2012

A year later, it is still so hard for me to believe.

It started out like an ordinary day. I tried to keep my emotions in check, but in reality, I was nervous. And excited. We were on our way to a Wendy’s in Lexington, Kentucky.

To meet a stranger.

Who was selling this.

He and McDaddy had talked at length on the phone.

McDaddy had talked at length with me about not getting my hopes up too high because a Craig’s List advertisement can be deceiving.

But lo and behold, the car was ALL THAT and a bag of horsepower.

And a short thirty-minutes after pulling onto that lot, I was pulling out in my dream car.

A car I had dreamed about for five years. A car that I prayed about.

Yes, I said prayed about.

I was accused on Facebook today of being obsessed with this car.

And I guess the truth is, I just might be.

Love At First Sight

Love at first sight…

Some people will tell you there is no such thing.

And I used to agree.

But my opinion on that has changed.

That first moment when my eyes twinkled and my heart fluttered, I knew this was serious.

The beauty of loving something. Of not being able to get it out of your mind. It is a force to be reckoned with.

My heart skips a beat. My eyes light up.

And it is clear this feeling isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.

I am NOW a firm believer in love at first sight.

And why shouldn’t I be?

Just look at this thing.

Isn’t she lovely?

Six years ago, on an Applebee’s parking lot, I fell head over heels in love with this thing.

It has been true love ever since.

Some Things I Love

When I read that this week’s You Capture challenge is ‘something you love’, I knew I wanted to participate, because doesn’t that sound fun?

My favorite Dr. Pepper is an ice-cold 20 ounce bottle straight out of the cooler. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I triple love this monster. It takes the best pictures, especially at the ball field.

I am forever running out on our back deck to snap a picture of the latest sunset. I love that we get to see such beautiful sunsets from our back yard.

Isn’t this chair fun? It’s one of my favorite pieces in our home.

It is fancy with a country feel.

This next one is probably a bit weird.

but I love a good plate a Mexican food, mostly because of the chips and salsa.

In fact, I’d like to have some right now.

This fella is more than just a thing. He’s my oldest child and I love him a big whole bunch.

This shot looks a tad blurry. Either my beloved iPhone camera failed me or my left eye is playing tricks on me after jabbing it with a mascara wand this morning. (My lands, that sure was painful!)

And this sweet little thing makes my heart happy. I love him!

And without a doubt he would want me to point out that his shoes match his Tiger shirt and hat.

Now this next guy – this next guy – is the love of my life.

Even though I don’t tell him often enough, I love him more everyday.

And y’all knew this was coming…

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this beautiful car.

The Saturn Sky.

Have a great Monday, y’all.