Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
(Yes, that dude does have shorts on. They're just difficult to see in this picture ;) It's the spring performance of Ballet Des Moines. I have to admit that I am something of a ballet snob. I get crabby if the dancing isn't as good as I think it should be. But, I will tell you that we have been to a Ballet Des Moines performance before, and it was very good. I think they have an arrangement with some of the larger ballet companies across the country, including the Tulsa Ballet, and they get some of their dancers from those larger troupes. In any event, I am so excited. I get to dress up and go to the ballet. I can't think of many things that would make for better Friday night activities.
And, to make my Friday even better, my best friend from college is driving in tonight. She and her sweet, darling five year-old son are coming to hang out with us for the weekend! Yippie! She lives in Illinois now, and we don't get to see each other very often, but this is twice in the last few months she has been back to visit. I have no idea what we are going to do, but I am completely certain that it will involve lots of food and lots of laughing because that's what we do. It will probably also involve a trip or two to Target and the mall. We are women after all.!
So, I am terrible about taking pictures, but I will try to remember to take at least a few this weekend. I hope you all have a terrific weekend!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I love you because you are sweet and kind.
I love you because you never let me run out of Diet Coke.
I love you because you never let me go to bed mad.
I love you because you love me even when I'm mean.
I love you because you always tuck me in at night.
I love you because you let me have the TV remote.
I love you because you love me enough to do all my ironing.
I love you because you take great care of me.
I love you because you do half of the cooking and only complain about it when you burn yourself making pot roast.
I love you because you know how much I hate cleaning the bathroom, so you always do it.
I love you because you stay up with me when I'm sick.
I love you because you stay up with me when I am up really late getting ready for a trial.
I love you because you tell me you love me every day.
I love you because we can talk about anything, even if we disagree.
I love you because you don't complain when I make you spend your snow day watching Beth Moore on DVD.
I love you because you always tell me I'm beautiful, even when my clothes don't fit.
I love you because you always hold me when I'm sad or crying.
I love you because you sing Deee-lite to me.
I love you because you sewed the elastic on my ballet shoes last year when I decided I was going to start dancing again.
I love you because you love me even when I haven't showered.
I love you because we can watch Ninja Warrior together and you don't make fun of me because I know all the contestants.
I love you because you didn't make me re-live fifth grade alone, especially geography.
I love you because you step in when I've reached my threshold for the day.
I love you because you don't say anything when I, the tone deaf one, sing Whitney Houston at the top of my lungs.
I love you because you are funny and always make me laugh.
I love you because you always bring me books home from work.
I love you because you love me in spite of my obsession with old-school rap.
I love you because you always believe in me.
I love you because you make me a better person.
And for all of these reasons, and a million more, I love you because you are you.
Here's to another year together. I love you so much. And, in the words of Paula Abdul, I'm forever your girl.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Means simply "heather" from the English word for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather.
French feminine form of CAROLUS
Once again, how apropos. Cindy, everyone around you knows what a bright light you are to be around. You are so funny, sweet, and perky! You are such a blessing to your friends. I am so glad we got to be in book club together. I hope we can get together some over the summer so I don't go into Cindy withdrawal. I love you!
JULIA and JULIE
Latinate feminine form of JULIUS.
Oh, girlfriends! I have three of you that share this name!!
To my new friend Julia in GA, I'm just getting to know you, but from your blog I can already tell that you are beautiful inside and out! I know we come from at least a slightly similar background, and I can't wait to learn more about you!
To my hometown homegirl, Julie (who reads my blog but doesn't always comment ;), I love you so much! You are definitely youthful, and you are perhaps the most vivacious person I know! You always brighten my mood and my day. You are such a blessing!
And, last, but certainly not least, to my new friend Julie in OK, I know I don't know you that well, yet ;), but with a beautiful, bright smile like the one you have, I have no doubt that you are vivacious and full of life! I will also tell you that you don't look a day over 21. So, you obviously have the youthful thing goin' on, too. You are so sweet and I can't wait to get to know you better!!
Kelly, you are definitely "bright-headed," and I'm not just talking about your new, brighter, lighter hair-do!! You are so sweet and such an encouragement to so many women who read your blog. You are like sunlight, my friend! It radiates from your bright smile and your warm heart! I am so blessed that I have gotten a chance to get to know you a little, and I can't wait to get to know you more!!!
Oh, my dearest, most wonderful friend, Melissa! I don't have to tell you how much I love you!! You are so sweet and are like honey to me, baby! I don't know what I'd do without you. When I was doing a little research on honey-bees, I found something interesting. Honey bees were the royal emblems of the Napoleonic Empire. They signified immortality and resurrection. Now, obviously the Napoleonic Empire was not immortal, but because of the immortality and resurrection of Jesus, you are eternal! I know how much you love Jesus, and that makes me love Him even more. You are a blessing, girlfriend!
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, my friend from AR. It may be awhile before you see this since you are so busy sleeping these days ;) The very first person we know of with the name Sarah was Abraham's wife. We also know that God gave Sarah her name shortly before she gave birth to Isaac. I just keep thinking that you are not so unlike that Sarah, well except for age thing! Anyway, you are a princess to God, and you are a blessing to me!
And, of course, my hometown homegirl, Sarah! I'm so glad we've gotten a chance to get to know each other at Valley and through our blogs! You are so sweet and such a godly lady. I hope we get to know each other even better in the future!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I would have gotten within 100 feet of that thing. I'll leave that kind of stuff to my gator hunters!