Monday, June 23, 2008

New Layout!

I am about to have a new layout...stay tuned!!!


Thursday, June 19, 2008


Here I am again, telling everyone how anxious I am. We are just ready to know what's going on. Patience is one of the hardest things for me to adhere to. Still no word from Rocketown...Mike sent an email last night to kind of see what the hold-up is. Hopefully they will at least respond back sometime today. The suspense is killing both of us. I don't think I've ever heard of such a rigorous interviewing process before.

Anyway, and totally unrelated...I joined the Disney Movie Club last week to get some timeless classics for Delia. They put a lot of the really good ones into their crazy "vault" for who knows how long so I didn't get a lot of the ones I really, really wanted. If you sign up online, you get to pick 4 movies for $1.00. That leaves you with an obligation to buy four more movies at regular price over the next two years. That is, unless you buy two more movies at the time of subscription. Then you get one for $9.95 and another for $14.95. That's still only about $25 total for six brand new movies. And then you only have to buy two over the next two years. We do that anyway. And shipping is free for that sign up purchase. So it made sense to me. As of now, she has The Little Mermaid, The Brave Little Toaster, Cars, Monsters, Inc., Robin Hood, and The Sword in the Stone.

Well, I need to get ready to head out for some fire drills. I have to make some of my families run outside as if there house were on fire. It's one of the perks of my job.

Oh and stay tuned for a new and improved blog design. I'm hoping it will make me want to be on here more often.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Again, I am so ready!

We're hopefully going to be finding out about the last Rocketown interview today. I am just so ready to find out what's going to happen. I have a hard time being patient. Anyway, I'll post something as soon as I know. Just continue to keep us in your prayers!

We're going to Nashville this weekend for me to go to my Southern Living at Home Convention and for Mike to go to the Gibson Summer Jam with my dad. Slash, Matt Sorum, Jerry Cantrell, and Billy Duffy will be there. He's not so interested in meeting any of those guys, he just wants to see all the guitars.

Delia will be spending Friday with my babysitter, Sue, from when I was little. Sue is more like family than anything. She kept me from the time I was about 3 months old until we moved to Illinois when I was 8. Even after that, we still spent weekends and stuff with her. She's awesome and I think it's cool that D gets to spend the day with her.

Well, I need to get back to work. Denira, I will put up photos of my hair soon. Promise.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Da Da Day!

Happy Father's Day to the best DaDa ever! We've been trying to get Delia to say that for the longest time now and I was hoping she'd unveil it for the first time today...but so far, no chance. Instead, she's been calling out "Ba Ba" and reaching out for me. I guess maybe I'm Ba Ba. Or maybe she's just hungry.

Anyway, Mike is such a great dad and is learning everyday about little Miss D. She loves her daddy so much! My prayer is that they grow closer everyday and that he is someone she can always run to.

Happy Father's Day to all the other dads and dads-to-be out there (Bobby & Chris!).

Friday, June 13, 2008

New hairs

I got my hair colored today! I had it darkened and then added three panels of purple. It looks awesome and I haven't done anything like that since high school. I highly recommend Whitney at Rebel Salon. She was fantastic and so sweet. And this month if you mention their Myspace bulletin, you get 25% off any service! I'm also getting a new tattoo tomorrow and getting my dogwood border touched up. Pretty soon I'll be all rocked out. I am definitely a cool mama. Oh yes...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Good grief

Anyway, I'll fill in the gaps of all that's been happening. Mike is currently waiting to hear back from Rocketown to see if he's made it to the last interview. We'll know by next Tuesday. He had his second interview last Friday and then went with the entire staff to a Sounds game in Nashville. It was a great chance for him to hang out with everyone outside of being in an interview. I got to meet everyone too and they are really great. I was a little worried and really hoping that they wouldn't be a bunch of hipster scene kids and they really were not at all. I loved all of them. They were so down to earth and genuine. Definitely there for the kids. It made me want the job for Mike all that much more. We got along great with everyone, even the volunteers and the skate team. They seem like a family to me and I love that. I feel like this is what God wants for him and us so I hope I am right. Please continue to pray.

The downside (the only downside) to him getting the job is that they want someone by the end of the month...which means we may have to scoot out of here without much notice. That thought does not thrill me but we'll do what we have to.

Oh, I also had to tell my boss what's been going on. He seems cool about it but I know it's really going to mess things up for the agency when I leave. It was bad enough when i took maternity leave and I cam back after that. That's what happens when there's only one of you doing the job.

Still no buyers for the house...I know it will sell when it's supposed to though so I'm not worrying just yet.

We also found a few churches in Nashville that we want to visit. One of them is the church that John Davis (from Superdrag) attends and we got a personal invite from the man himself. Mike was so excited. It sounds like an awesome church and it's right down from my high school, so it wouldn't be hard to find.

Delia is now 6 months and 2 weeks old. She weighs a little over 14 lbs. She's still a teensy thing. But she eats like crazy. I think it has a lot to do with her two hospital visits in March. That kind of set her back weight-wise for a bit. She is on jarred food and loves the green stuff. Peas and green beans. She's sitting up much better. It's taking longer and longer for her to topple over so I think she'll be sitting on her own soon. She says Gee Gee when she gets upset. We have no clue what that means but it's cute. She says Mum and Ba Ba and chatters incoherently all the time. She went swimming for the first time a couple of weeks ago and since it was the first time the pool was open and it was freezing, she wasn't a fan. We're going to try again tonight and see how she likes it.

I am getting my hair colored for the first time in two years tomorrow. I'll be going a bit darker and adding a few panels of either blue or purple. I'm not sure which yet. I'm excited. I also looked through our entire dress policy and it's not mentioned anywhere about having "unnatural" hair color.

I've also been reading Is Belief in God Good, Bad, or Irrelevant? by Dr. Preston Jones. I saw it a while back and noticed that Greg Graffin (from the band, Bad Religion) was mentioned. Basically the book is a chronicle of 6 months of email conversations between Dr. Jones (a professor of history at John Brown University and a Christian) and Greg Graffin (he call himself a "naturalist"). I really like it for the most part but can't help but be frustrated by Greg's inability to even try to see someone else's point of view. The two never get nasty with one another and it's not a competition between who is right and who is wrong. When Greg suggests that Dr. Jones read something of a "naturalist" perspective, he does. But when this is flipped on him and he is asked to read just the four gospels, he gives an excuse and says that he might do that someday. I also don't see how if you don't believe that something exists, how you can become so angered by the thought of "it". I don't believe in the tooth fairy, it doesn't make me angry that millions of little children do. So why does the thought of God to an atheist, agnostic, "naturalist", etc. make them so angry?

So that's what's been going a nutshell. A rather large nutshell.