Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

FOOTBALL!FOOTBALL!FOOTBALL! What an exciting weekend! Our families teams are on TV today, time warner people should be happy that they have BTN, and it is a long weekend! School has start around here at the Dear household and our first week went pretty well. We have not started all subjects, but going well. The only downer we had to start the weekend off was hubs little fender bender on the interstate. Everyone is fine - praise the Lord - but the car will be in the shop for a while. Up side - football all day today!

If you happen to have caught GameDay today you may have seen an interview with Tim Tebow from Florida, all I can say is WOW! What God is doing with him, and what he wants to do for God is truly amazing. He is not afraid to go anywhere to share the Good News of Jesus. If you can find that video it is incredible.

I almost forgot - very happy with the pick for republican vp - Go Sarah Go!! Yea for mom everywhere!!

Well I must get back to football - GO DAWGS!!! and WAR EAGLE!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meme Time

I know some people think this is not a real post, but is a post. Some may find this interesting. So here we go.....

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was pregnant with my oldest (scary) child living in MS. We were still serving in our first church together, and we may have been talking with the church in AL at this time. I was also suffering from carpel tunnel while pregnant.

Favorite Snacks

sun chips

chips and salsa and/or cheese dip

apple dippers from mc donalds

anything with chocolate

ice cream

To Do List

1.clean and organize school room clean Emily's room - losing battle I know
3.mop kitchen floor
4.finish calling piano students
5. too many other things to think of

Jobs I Have Had

babysitter, student worker job in the Forest Products Lab (very boring and bad job), student worker in the VP for Research office (great job), piano teacher, church pianist, secretary, file clerk, photographer, and the best MOM!

Places I Have Lived

various place in Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Alabama, Ohio

Bad Habits

biting my nails, procrastination

5 Random Things People May Not Know

1. I won 3 piano awards in college.
2. I camped out for Garth Brooks tickets
3. I originally want to be an architect - wow can God change your life!
4. I have played on Horowitz's piano (fyi: he was very famous pianist and I have a picture to prove it)
5. I won a coffee maker on the TV show Home and Family that was on the Family Channel. I called in and my voice was on the TV for knowing the answer "Dennis Rodman". I don't remember what the question was.

CDs I would want if stranded on an island

Third Day, Casting Crowns, Travis Cottrell, or any upbeat Christian music

What I’d Do if I Were a Billionaire

give to the church and missions, payoff house and school loans, buy a house and boat for hubby at the beach of his choosing, take mom on dream vacation, put money back for girls education, random acts of giving money to people who would not expect it, and TRAVEL.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Family Memories

This week our family has been making memories of outing we have never done. We had planned on going to the Ohio State Fair this week, but we decided to check out the Hartford Fair instead. Pastor Wally had mentioned how their family enjoys it and decided to go especially since it was closer. Mostly we went for foods on sticks.

First night we went we enjoyed a stunt show. It was exciting, but when you have seen the stunt show spectacular as Disneyworld it pales in comparison. We did find though delicious corn dogs and fried cheese on a stick.

Last night hubs was wanting another delicious corn dog from the fair so we decided to go again. It was the truck and tractor pull night. Oh, my it is some high class entertainment. Granted it was fun to see the the tractor would make it far, see the smoke billowing out it, and to decrease your hearing all at the same time. I knew it was going to be loud, but not THAT loud. It was fun, but enjoyed looking at the people that were there. If you like to people watch go to a local fair.

We also enjoyed looking at animals. Where else can you enjoy entertainment like a tractor pull mixed with the smell of fried food and manure. I joke and kid but we really had fun. Go support your local fair and eat some corndogs. I am just sorry I did not take my camera to catch all the action.