Saturday, January 31, 2009

Serious.Life Magazine..Get Yours Today!!

I wanted you to know about this publication I’m a part of called Serious.Life Magazine. They just published the February issue today, and I am in their Featured Blog Directory. It’s a very high quality magazine… you’ll really like it.

The magazine includes a lot of great content from bloggers you’ll appreciate, as well as great features, photos and other content. The magazine is owned and published by a family who have seven kids, three adopted and one who has Leukemia ( The magazine gives away a bunch of ads to charities and ministries. Besides great articles on interesting people, there is a lot about family, adoption, personal finance, spiritual life, humor… all sorts of “life” topics.

Again, the subscription is free, and I know you’ll enjoy the magazine, so take a minute to check it out and sign up to get future issues.

You can sign up and recieve this online so guess what that means?...No extra stuff on your tables night stands ect. you can read this right online, and I would ask each person to visit the site to read about they're precious daughter Abby and believe with them for her healing. This family is such a blessing so please take time to check it out!!


Serious.Life Magazine

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


So unless you have been in a box somewhere you probably know that here in Kentucky we have had a little bit of weather...a little snow, a little ice, and while the sun was out today a lot of rain...I awoke to the sound of my 2 boys tuning in to our local T.V. station and overwhelmed with joy that school was closed. The only problem with this was my oldest son Chad Allen had an appointment with the neurologist at nine and it has taken a months wait to get him in and now there is ice on the road and we had to cancel..very frustrating especially since I had to pick him up from school yesterday with yet another headache that put him in the bed most of the day, when I spoke to the receptionist on the phone this morning and she was very kind to squeeze him in for February 11th. So now we wait and go from there.
In the mean time what have we been doing around here you ask? Well...Growing an avocado tree of coarse!! See around here my son Chase loves to save the seeds from things to see if we can "grow them" so he had saved a seed from an avocado we had eaten and low and behold after 2 weeks setting in water (with toothpicks stuck in it only the bottom in the water) and 1 week in some good ol' dirt we have started growing an avocado tree, the bad news my son will have to wait 5 to 13 years to see that tree bear any fruit...but any who it's fun to watch it grow and they say they are very pretty house plants. What other FUN and EXCITING (grin) things have we been up to you ask? Well Cassie Marie and I sat down and watched (2 time I've seen it Husband and I watched it a few nights ago) ARCTIC TALE and I'm tell'n ya if you have kids (even if you don't) it's a must see!! It is a National Geographic film and the movie follows the beginning lives of a polar bear cub (named Nanu) and a Walrus pup (named Seela) along the journey from birth to maturity. I think they followed them for eight years and then put the footage together to make the movie, Queen Latifah is the narrator through the movie and I'm tell'n ya I haven't been this excited about a movie in a long time but this is a great family movie the kids loved it! and I enjoyed it so much I have included a little clip from the movie and of coarse a picture of the famous avocado tree....which some how is at the top of my post and not the bottom where it should be. (Carrie, you really must show me how you put your pictures where you want them on the blog...They never go where I want them to!)


Sunday, January 25, 2009


I couldn't have been more than a few days old when my older sister wanted to give me a kiss on my forehead and as I began to cry my Mother discovered she had left her teeth prints behind...years later she was the one in charge to babysit me lets just say I had a up close and personal look at the inside of a toilet bowl while watching my ponytail swirl in the water as sister threatened to flush me down the commode...once sister and her friend wanted to go to the store near by which required sneaking away from me so I would not fallow them, it also requires jumping an electric fence in the neighbors back yard...they jumped... I didn't I was close lined by the fence and believe me I used that to my advantage when they had to carry me to the house and explain to my Mother what happen...Oh, there are many more stories I could share, like the time my Dad went away to summer camp for the Army Reserve and My sister wanted to back his truck up out of the building and wash it or something ...the problem was she forgot to shut the truck door (duh) and nearly ripped the whole door off the truck, to which I got complete pleasure watching her cry for two solid weeks waiting for Daddy to come home so she could tell him! But then we grew up and had our own children, and became very close, she became my best friend the one I could always run to when I needed someone to talk to, we still had our disagreements but she was always there, today I look up to her so much she has become a strong person where so many others would have crumbled. She is a compassionate loving person that God has so much in store for, she is my soft place to fall and my rock to lean on. She is my number one critic for all my new hair styles, (brutally honest..thanks sis) quick to point out all my grey hair and laugh when I tell her I have retired a pair of jeans I can't fit in anymore...she is my food critic, always pointing out that "that has 1,000 calories in it and it will make your butt big" She is my check book balancer ( I know that sounds odd, but I'm not really good with numbers)
I know that there are some people that aren't close with there siblings, and I feel bad for them, family is very important to us and I can almost assure you there are rarely any days that pass that Melissa and I don't call each other on the phone we talk everyday, I'm not sure what about but, we talk. So I know your reading this Sister (cuz you are my biggest blog fan) and I just wanted to tell you I love you and I'm so proud of you, thank you for all that you are and all that you do!!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

This will crack you up!!

O.k. I know I have been a little lazy latley and haven't blogged in awhile so I got this email and had to post it for I couldn't help myself..It will make you laugh and if your husband is setting nearby (like mine is every night when I'm blogging) he will think your a little crazy laughing "at the computer" so share it with him and maybe he'll laugh too....

1.. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

5. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.

6. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

7. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.

8. Sing Along At The Opera.

9. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.

10. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'

11. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

12. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

There now wasn't that funny!!!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Someone I think you should meet...

I wanted you to know about Abby.

She was adopted from Guatemala. At three years old, she was diagnosed with a high-risk, aggressive form of Leukemia. Certain genetic complications have put her chance of surviving the treatment at about 20%.

I am praying for her and her family. Would you pray for them too?

You can find more about Abby here, on her family blog:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


All morning as many of you I have been glued to the T.V. to watch our 44th President Barack Obama be sworn in. I had to be at work by 10:00 this morning and after I finished cutting my client's hair and checked her out, I rushed to my computer to find live coverage and as I watched I was amazed at the crowds of people, people anticipating the making of history...many would want to get into the debate of is he the right one for the job, and this would be my answer...I believe God has placed him there, if he didn't intend for him to be there he would have put someone else there. I didn't vote for him, but I trust the God I serve and he put him there, he is my President, the leader of this great Nation we live in...This morning as I listened to his speech after being sworn in the screen would go to people in different areas school children, listening intently, military personnel watching with tears in their eyes people of every color and background listening with a new sense of was very emotional..So saying all that, this is my challenge to you, remember to pray daily for President Obama, pray that God will give him wisdom and direction, pray that the Holy Spirit speaks to him and that he will listen, be a good example to your children, teach them to have respect for our President...(They're little ears hear more than you think and they will walk as you lead them) After the election I had a conversation with my middle son Chase, he was upset because President Obama won. I said "Why are you so upset?" and he replied "because Mom that's not who you voted for." to witch I replied "yes, but that's who God put there and I think he knows best, now we just have to pray God gives him wisdom to lead this Country." And with that he walked away and said "o.k." So take a step everyday to pause and pray for our leaders they have many decisions to make and enormous pressure, pray that God will give them peace and wisdom.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'll deal with it..please send me no more!

It started out just like any other day at the salon, I was proud of myself for getting to work a little early, and set down to check my appointment book for the day, my co-worker had already started on her first client and in walks one of my clients (a sweet elderly lady...) I quickly check my book knowing I had put her down for the next day..she was a day early. I greet her politely try to explain (while picking up her change from the floor she dropped when she came in) that she was a day early, when I am greeted with her purse flying across the room and choice words fallowing...did I argue you ask? No I told her I would fit her in to go to the chair so we could start I worked quickly to try and stay on secdual the salon was beginning to fill up and as I turned her around to face the mirror....

Me: So how does that look? (To me it looks the same way it has the last 20 time I've done your hair)

Sweet elderly lady: It looks terrible! That's the biggest mess I've ever seen!

Me: (speechless)

Sweet elderly lady: I DO NOT LIKE IT!!

Me: What don't you like about it? Maybe we need to trim the top a little?

Sweet elderly lady: You need to do something to it or get me a paper bag!

Me: (Thinking in my head: She DID NOT JUST SAY THAT!) o.k. we'll trim it.

Sweet elderly lady: ha! Ha! Ha! (in a strange kinda I'm being creepy laugh)

Me: Whats so funny?

Sweet elderly lady: NOTHING!!

So I finish "Sweet elderly lady's hair give her a little squirt of spray and she is "still not crazy about it" in a it'll do kinda way...walks to the desk pays me and says, "Now I want to make an appointment next week for a shampoo and style."


Yes I made her an appointment for next week, for I couldn't help myself....Our Pastor always says "Learn to deal with "Those People" in your life, cause if you don't God will send you 10 more just like them..I'll deal with it ..PLEASE send me no more!

Moral to story..Be kind to your hairdressers, they love you, they listen, they make you beautiful and sometimes they even let you throw purses at them..(grin)we know your life story and watch your children grow up we fix the "OH MY GOSH, MY DAUGHTER HAS CUT HER OWN HAIR" we do mohawks, we do hot pink hair ,we do prom hair we do wedding hair and someday when you die...Guess who?? We do that too...Be gentle and kind take time to tell your hairdresser today that you appreciate her,,,There now I feel much better!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Snow and Sniffles

O.k. I know my title says "Snow and Sniffles" I don't see any snow but they say we will get some, and it is really cold 21 to be exact...and the sniffles that would be husband, he is feeling quite under the weather. I didn't get home until 7:30 and still had supper to make the kids wanted spaghetti and I wanted a chicken salad sandwich and pasta salad (new recipe my sister made and it rocks so of coarse I had to make myself some) anywho, Husband was very quiet when I came in he was pretty much comatose (but still slightly with one eye open watching T.V.) when I popped my head in the room to announce I was home, and away I went (now 8pm) to cook supper, but I knew something was up when Cassie Marie said "Tony's not hungry, he said he doesn't want anything to eat." O.K. so for all you out there in blogger land, Husband always eats supper, so I knew he was feeling forward past all children taking baths one right after the other therefore using ALL hot water, and only cold water for me, and Chad Allen announcing (at 10pm) he has no clean jeans for school tomorrow, and bubbles the psychotic hamster escaping from his cage (anyone out there want a hamster, he's free??) and the toilet stopping up in the boys bathroom (I won't go there) I finally retreated to my room to set down and enter blog land and I hear

Husband: "Honey, could you turn the heat up? I'm Freezing.

Me: The heat is up (thinking in my head I'm sweating)

Then I feel bad and walk to the bed to feel his forehead and he has a fever so I give him ibuprofen turn the heat up and return to my computer.....5min. later..

Husband: "honey could you please turn that heat down I'm burning up."

Me: sure..

5min later Husband gets out of the bed and heads for the kitchen, with slight limp and pitiful look on face..

Me: where are you going?

Husband: to get something to eat.

He took to bites of spaghetti and has now went back into comatose state poor thing maybe he will feel better in the morning...


Monday, January 12, 2009

The Mom Song

Have you ever said something to your child and thought to yourself "I sound just like my Mom" (I love you Mom, and yes you were right..what comes around goes around...I am now parenting teenagers) and on this journey called Motherhood we each have our own style of parenting but I know that there are somethings we say to our kids that are echoed throughout the world a zillion times a here's a little video that sums it ALL up...set back and enjoy...It cracks me up!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Storms

I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite devotions by Max Lucado I went back and reread it tonight and how true it is....

Their Question- What hope do we have of surviving a stormy night?
My Question- Where is God when his world is stormy?
Turbulent days when the enemy is too big, the task to great, the future to bleak, and the answers to few...The light came for the disciples. A figure came to them walking on water, it wasn't what they expected. Perhaps they were looking for angels to descend or heaven to open. Maybe they were listening for a divine proclamation to still the storm. We don't know what they were looking for but one thing is for sure, they weren't looking for Jesus to come walking on water...and since Jesus came in a way they didn't expect, they almost missed seeing the answer to their prayers.
An unless we look, and listen closely, we risk making the same mistake. God's lights in our dark nights are as numerous as the stars, if only we look for them.
"When Jesus comes," we doubters think, "all pain will flee. Life will be tranquil. No questions will remain."
And because we look for the bonfire, we miss the candle. Because we listen for the shout, we miss the whisper.
But it is in burnished candles that God comes, and through whispered promises he speaks: "When you doubt, look around; I am closer than you think."

So here is what God has been showing me: We all have storms and it is human nature to panic, complain ect...i have been on that merry-go-round this past week and I must say it hasn't been fun, and today at church the message was on trusting God..I had to get real with myself and say "O.k. God I know I'm not trusting you with it all, and I know I have to." so I came home and reread this devotion and it reminded me of how often I look for the bonfires and listen for the shouts, and while I'm busy looking and listening for all the bells and whistles I am missing what God is trying to show me...Storms in life aren't fun, some people have walked away from God because of them, word of advice: that's the easy way out....choose to praise him in the storm look for the candles and listen for the whispers, he's there..praise him and wait he IS closer than you think.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

He Understands...

This is one of my all time favorite videos it is a clip from a Christian radio station, a little boy named Logan called in to talk to Mike the host on the station...what a powerful message he sends out to all of us through his words...I love this one, makes me cry every time I listen to it!! Would love to hear what you think about it, just click on comment and let me know!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

No longer in denial...

O.K. so I have been a little under the weather the past few weeks, feeling a little (lot) tired and a having a continuous headache, spent most of my days off work in a "sloth like state" thinking that I had a bug with a little extra stress from the holidays:) But New Years Eve night I developed the MEGA HEADACHE I thought the top of my head was gonna explode!! It was so bad that at precisely 11:55pm I was hugging the commode Yes...this is how I rang in the new I exited the bathroom, poor Husband in a soft voice said "Happy New Year Honey"
So I worked all day Friday with a dull throb in the top of my head. Mom brought the blood pressure thingy to check my blood pressure and guess what? It was up, by the end of the day it was 168/107...sooo Husband and I have been to the Doctor today and I am officially no longer in blood pressure is high and they have put me on medicine let me share a little bit of the conversation I had with the Doctor today:

Doctor: Take your Medicine the same time everyday, no salt, try to cut the caffeine and we need to see you in a few weeks to check your cholesterol

Me: o.k.

Doctor: try not to get stressed, and exercises walking is good..that would help (pause in his voice) Hey don't you own the gym in Marrowbone?

Husband: (hand to face trying not to laugh)

Me: (head hung in shame) well I'm the hairdresser (next door) my Sister and Mom run the gym..

Doctor: Well, maybe you should take some time a few days a week and walk on the tread mill, that would really help with your blood pressure

So as we left the building I told my Husband "How lazy am I? I have a Gym 5 steps away and I don't even go, guess I have a good reason now." Husband never responded..He is a smart man!

Anywho, I'm no longer in denial Mom, Yes I'll take my medicine and try to take better care of myself I guess you and Sister better get my old dusty file out..looks like I will be back at the gym soon!