Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Africa Bound

My friends, the Kennedys, are moving to Africa for two months to be interim directors for Esther's House orphanage and to film a reality show while doing that. I'm so excited for them about this opportunity, even though I'm sick that they won't be here for two months. They just adopted a precious, beautiful baby boy from Ethiopia last year and he's about the same age as Porter. They are buddies and have fun playing together in the nursery.

Their heart for Africa tugs at MY heartstrings because of the ties I have from my mission trip to Zimbabwe 10 years ago. So many times I've wanted to go back, but at the times our church was sending people, it just hasn't worked out due to pregnancies, nursing, etc. There are some times coming in the next several months that teams are going back to Malawi to work with the orphanage that our church has started there and my heart has been gripped. I'm praying about a time when I could join one of our teams to go. The only "fear" I have is that I'll get there and be with those babies and kids at that orphanage and either won't want to leave or want to bring every one of them back with me.

Take a minute to read the Kennedys' blog post about their upcoming travels. It's exciting stuff!

Moving To Africa

Friday, July 24, 2009

So Many Thoughts...

There are so many thoughts running through my head as I sit here typing. There are some things I wish I could wright about in this venue, but I cannot. I think I may come up with a pen name and just write a bunch of stuff, just to get it out, but no one would know it's me. I wouldn't even care if anyone read it. It would just be nice to "say" it without worry. I'm thinking about it...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Candidate...

I just finished reading the website for Mark Darr. He and his wife are friends of mine and I sing with them at church in choir and on the praise team. Mark has decided to run for Lieutenant Governer or Arkansas. I know Mark and when I first heard he was going to run, I thought he would do a great job. After reading his website, I'm even more inthused. Take a minute to look at his site. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future brings for Mark and his family as they campaign.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

Too Much To Say...

Gosh, I have been so lazy about updating this thing! I make sure to keep up with everyone else's stuff, but haven't been so good about keeping up with my own blog.

There's so much to update about that I'm almost overwhelmed. So, I'm not going to do it right now. At least this little post will make me feel better that it hasn't been a hundred years since I posted something, bare though it may be.

Let me just say that as posted in my last update, Mike and I are still going to the gym. We are on week three and I have been to the gym 5 days a week each of those weeks! Go me!! Sadly, I haven't lost hardly any weight. That's a bummer considering how much sweating I'm doing on that darn treadmill at 6am every day! And let me just put it out there that I HATE the elliptical machine! HATE. IT. But my shins were hurting so badly this morning that I only did a mile on the treadmill and thought I'd suck it up and give my shins a break on the elliptical. Good. Lord. First of all, that sucker is a beat! I get winded in a hurry on that darn thing. However, I did learn that I burned a crap load of calories quick! Woohoo! Maybe I should do that more often. Then again, maybe not. I do need to get back to Body Pump. I know that will help with the calorie burn and with my muscle tone, because Lord knows I definitely need that! I tried on a bathing suit a couple weeks ago and let me just say, that was not a pleasant experience. I got a suit that had a little skirt covering the booty, because let's face it - no one needs to be exposed to this booty in the shape it's in! That's what I keep reminding myself when I'm doing my short little sprints in between walking - cottage cheese booty!! Keep moving!!

Oh - I'm reading Angels & Demons. I've already seen the movie, so I'm not totally surprised with the turns in the book like I would have been had I not already seen it, but it's really pretty good. It took me forever to get in to the darn thing, but now it's hard to put it down. It's as long as I don't know what, so it's taking a long time for me to read. But it's really good.

Porter is sitting in his high chair watching "Icky" and "Onald" (Micky Mouse Clubhouse) and I just sneezed - he said "Bess You!" four times. So precious! I love how he's learning so much! Gosh, that kid is cute!!!

And here I said I wasn't really going to post anything. I know some of you want pictures, though. Those are coming. Sometime.