May 29, 2009


Thanks to my sis and BIL for turning us onto Jim Gaffigan. He's a comedian who happens to be funny without being vulgar. How's that for something new? Check out this clip on escalators and if you love that one, be sure to watch the ones on camping and bacon (which is probably my sister's favorite!)

And for all you Michigan peeps, he's performing at Meadow Brook Music Festival on August 7th. If we were still there, I think that would definitely be a date night.

May 28, 2009

an online workshop

Hey Ladies,

I just registered for this online conference, A Woman Inspired, and thought some of you might be interested too so here's the scoop:

Do you want to know how to begin and succeed in online ministry?

Join us June 8th - 11th!

Modern technology has opened up new doors of opportunity for ministry. Women who were once confined to space and time due to duties at home can now finish their tasks and sit down to a whole new mission field; one that knows no limits. It is the Internet.

How do you begin? What should your boundaries be? Must I Twitter and Facebook? If so then what are the advantages. Are these friendships that you are forming real or imagined? Do you need a blog? How can you branch out?

We have a team of ladies who are very educated in the ways of the internet and online ministry. They can show you how to begin, maintain, branch out, and even how to deal with adversity. This conference is for anyone who is ready to make a difference via the internet.

An online audio conference uses the Internet as a conference venue. What this means to you is that you will be able to access the conference from anywhere in the world using standard browser software which we provide. This software is compatible with all computers including Macs and it is provided by us, to you, with the cost of admission. All you need is a computer, internet connection, and speakers!

The conference will happen in real time but it will be recorded so if you can’t be there then you can still download the sessions to listen to at your convenience.

We are offering a free starter guide to beginning your own ministry online. Everyone who purchases a ticket between now and May 29th will receive the free e-book. Get your ticket for only $12.95! Don’t let time slip away… register now!

If you register, let me know and we can compare notes!

May 18, 2009

just needed to post

This post is short and simple. Looking back at old photographs, I ran across this series of pictures we used as a thank you for my son's kindergarten teacher. That was the year he learned to read. He sat there reading Frog and Toad and I was just amazed. Three years later and I can still find him lounging on his bed reading.

What a great gift his teacher was able to give him .. the gift of reading.

May 6, 2009

funny video

So, I've been busy painting and dying to post some pics to the blog but I need to clean up and get the "after" pics so give me a day or two. In the meantime, here's a funny video I stumbled across.