Sunday, November 27, 2005


Well, I have officially been a blogger for a year now...I wish I had some great thing to say on this posting has been less frequent in the past few, if you are still reading...thanks, and I'll try to get back on the ball...I know you are all anxiously awaiting that!

We had a great Thanksgiving in Smithville with Matt's family. Jack was all over the place and loved being with everyone and eating all that food! Nothing beats that cherry fluff! We also went and saw Walk the Line, and I was really impressed with Joaquin and Reese...they sang and played the instruments...I just have so much respect for those actors who really do the work.

Matt also gave me some really exciting news about Christmas...he has gotten a free hotel stay at any Marriott in the country, so we are going to NEW YORK!!! Instead of getting each other presents we are going to save our money and plan a trip for sometime in the next few months...I am very excited obviously as this will be my first trip to New York...seeing as my degree is in theatre and I teach theatre classes, it will probably be good for me to finally see a Broadway show! I am so excited and can't wait to start planning...what a sweet husband I have!

Well, not a whole lot else going on here...I'll leave you with some amazing and powerful words from The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning that hang above our desk...
How I treat a brother or sister from day to day, how I react to the sin-scarred wino on the street, how I respond to interruptions from people I dislike, how I deal with normal people in their normal confusion on a normal day may be a better indication of my reverence for life than the antiabortion sticker on the bumper of my car.
We are not pro-life simply because we are warding off death. We are pro-life to the extent that we are men and women for others, all others; to the extent that no human flesh is a stranger to us; to the extent that we can touch the hand of another in love; to the extent that for us there are no "others."

Friday, November 11, 2005

WHY, Pat Robertson, WHY?!

How do you post something like this on your website...and then, say something like this??!!

I am just so saddened to think that for many, this is what Christianity looks like. I was under the impression that we served a merciful and compassionate God, whose love was not reserved for a select few. If his remarks are true then where is the hope for any of us, as I am most assured that not one of us has made it through life without "voting God out of our town"?

I am becoming more and more worried about the damage rather than good that "christian" politicians and tv personalities are doing for the kingdom. I do not want to be disrespectful, for then I would be no different than brother Robertson. I see so much good being done at the same time, and I praise God for that. And it is my fervent prayer that our generation does not lose the drive and desire to reach out to the broken instead of giving up on them.

Friday, November 04, 2005

My Little Punkin(s)

We took Jack to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch last week, and had so much fun watching our little man.

Jack sure does love his daddy (and who can blame him...I'm a lucky girl)

He's getting so big!

Matt and I look like a two-headed person in this one, but it's so rare that I am on this side of the camera, I was just glad to get a decent shot of all three of us!

Scary...but I just loved it that he was walking around the house in his costume and his diaper! They look so cute, but this doesn't really help my case for getting the playstation out of the house!

I just thought we needed one more of the cutest little puppy in the world! Look at those teeth!