December 31, 2009


What goes up, must come down.... Can you guess what I'm doing today?

December 29, 2009


  • Why are textbooks so expensive?
  • What happened to the good ole' days were they provided your books for you?
  • Should it really cost that much to buy a used book?
  • AND what's up with the Razorback Hog store commercials that say "when you buy stuff from their store, it helps reduce textbook prices for college students" I don't believe it!
It's almost that time of the year again, and it stresses me out..... I hate spending an extra $500 on books, they already get enough money from me!

December 28, 2009

Note to Self:

Always make sure an object fits inside the envelope you choose before writing on the envelope at the Post Office. It will save you both time and money. AND YOU WONT LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT WHEN YOU CHECKOUT..... yes I was the idiot that did this!

Christmas 2009

As I get older, I quickly realize how "different" Christmas truly becomes. On a positive, as an adult you better understand the true meaning of Christmas and this means a lot more to you and you don't "accidently" forget the true meaning of Christmas when you first wake up in the morning. But, on the sad note, as I get older, I realize that adults spend so much time, money and energy shopping for the perfect gift.... and then it gets ripped open and thrown to the side. How depressing! All that effort and it's just gone in a matter of minutes!

Overall, we had a wonderful Christmas at my house this year. I guess everyone was on their best behavior this year, because SANTA did pretty good!

On Christmas Eve, I had the opportunity to spend time with Trey and his family. After a long drive to Cincinnati, we ate a snacked on a variety of dips, sandwiches, and desserts..... oh- and don't forget the lil' smokies! yummy! = ) After that we opened presents (ABC order.. like that idea-I don't have to wait very long!) Shortly after we were done opening presents, the power went off! We're not sure of it really did, or if that was the cue to leave! But, due to the bad weather outside and no lights, we decided to hit the road. Let's just say it took even longer to get home! The roads were covered in snow, and the windshield wipers kept freezing up! So, after several stops to pound off the ice, we finally made it!

When I got home, mom and dad were still up. I informed them that they did not have to play "Santa" anymore and they could go to bed at a decent hour on Christmas Eve, but they wanted to make sure all their children were safe first. (Still waiting on Kirby to get home too)

On Christmas morning, I was going to attempt to help mom cook breakfast, but I wasn't much help! Maybe if I would have had my cowgirl apron Becke' got me a little sooner, I would have been more help! Around 9:30, Nana & Grandad showed up and we ate a wonderful brunch: Biscuits & Gravy, Keish, Fruit, and Ham. It was all very delicious! After we ate and did the dishes, we sat down as a family and opened presents. I hope everyone got everything they wanted!

After presents, we played BINGO. It was a lot of fun. It's nice to be able to sit down and play games as a family. AND to make it even better, we had BINGO prizes! For some reason if you mention the word prize, people are more willing to play! HA!

***Later, I took a nap, I was BORED and TIRED! Which is very rare for me (the napping part, not the bored) I hardly ever take a nap, but it sure did feel good! ****

That night we headed over to Karleen's and had some more wonderful food & NOODLES. She makes the best noodles (and sugar cookies). After we got done eating, we all gathered in the garage and sang Christmas songs. Kirby played the guitar, Marica played the piano and Chuck played the banjo and everyone else sang, or attempted too! I think we might make this a new family tradition!
Well.... that sums up my Christmas, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and may your New Year be filled with lot's of Cheer!

December 8, 2009

Hannah Grace Crumby

Hannah passed away this morning at 3:18.

Please keep the Crumby family in your thoughts in prayers not only today, but every day in the future.

December 7, 2009

Hallelujah (Light Has Come)

Hannah Grace Crumby is a beautiful, talented, amazing, intelligent, and caring four year old girl who was diagnosed with Leukemia on September 15. Since then the Crumby family has spent many long days at Arkansas Children's Hospital supporting Hannah and giving her the love and treatment she needs. Their family has kept their faith and remained strong during this battle that Satan has thrown in their face. They have not let his evil stand in their way, they have continued to fight with God as their shield.

I heard a Christmas song by Barlowgirl for the first time tonight, Hallelujah (Light Has Come).
Knowing that this song represents Mary and our Savior Jesus, I also felt like the words supported Hannah as well. The song starts off saying, "Heaven sent you to me, All the worlds been praying" Hannah was a huge blessing on James and Kimberly's life four years ago. They prayed for the health an safety of this child, and now, people from all over the world, that do not even know this family have been praying for Hannah and that God will give her the strength she needs to fight if it is in his will. "But who am I, That here tonight, I hold the one, Who'll Bring us Life" When I heard this verse, I think of a beautiful picture where Kimberly is holding her beautiful daughter, not knowing that Hannah's condition has brought life to so many people. As a four year old, she has touched the lives of so many people, and made people's faith stronger and more dependable.

"A Promise for those who believe" Only God knows what the future holds for Hannah Grace, but we pray that he will give this family that believes, the promise they need. For they do believe, and they have left it up to God, it's all in his hands.

"So praise to God on high, He has heard our cry" We have prayed and we have cried, now all we can do is rely on God and let his will be done.

I know that Hannah Grace was placed in this world for a reason, and she has already touched the lives of so many people. I pray that she will be given the opportunity to touch many more lives and impact others as much as she as impacted mine.

I do believe that all things happen for a reason.... WHY? I can't answer that and if I could then my life would be much easier, along with many others. I've mentioned this before, and I will say it again: It always seems like when we are suffering and praying so hard for someone or something, every song we hear, goes back to and supports that situation.

Listen to this song @ imeem.

Hallelujah [Light Has Come]
by BarlowGirl

Hmmm my Baby
Heaven sent you to me
All the worlds been praying
Who will Save?
But who am I
That here tonight
I hold the one
Who'll Bring us life

We've been found
A child is born
To save us now
Hallelujah light has come
A Savior who will set us free
A Promise for those who believe

Do you hear the Angels
Sing for you my baby
Men and kings have come to
Bow to you
But here in my arms

So close to me
The son of God
Now all can see

Hallelujah We've been found
A child is born to save us now
Jesus Halleluiah light has come
A savior set us free

So praise to God on high
He has heard our cry

The Crumby's made the decision to have Hannah removed from the ventilator at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday December 6. Hannah is still fighting and will continue to fight with God's strength. At this point all we can do is follow the Crumby's footsteps and FROG - Fully Rely On God.

After hearing Hallelujah (and feeling a little sad) I turned the station from KLRC to country, thinking that might help, and then the song "One More Day" by Diamond Rio came on. At this point, I feel like that's what I'm asking for each and everyday, Lord if it is meant to be, then let Hannah spend Just one more day, please. Everyday, we strive for another day.

Listen at imeem
One More Day by Diamond Rio

Last Night I had a crazy dream
Wish was granted just for me,
It could be for anything
I didn't ask for money, or a mansion in Malibu
I simply wished for one more day with you

One more day, One more time
One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again; I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

[Oh one more day]

First thing I'd do is pray for time to crawl
I'd unplug the telephone, and keep the TV off
I'd hold you every second, say a million I Love You's
Thats what I'd do, with one more day with you

One more day, One more time
One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again; I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

One more day, One more time
One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again; I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day....
Leave me wishing still, for one more day....
Leave me wishing still, for one more day....
With you

Thank you & Please continue to pray....

December 2, 2009

Christmas Music

I just added some Christmas Music to my blog, so if you want to get into the Holiday Cheer ... stop by and listen!

I love Christmas Music, it's so peaceful, relaxing and really makes you stop and think about all the wonderful things God has given us in life.

I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday!