Saturday, March 28, 2009

Don't read this if............ (written right after the last show)

You watch "The Bachelor"...........because-
you will NOT like what I have to say..........

Consider yourself forewarned if you proceed!!!!!!

Okay, I am realizing that I am in a category by myself.

I have a secret. A shame to some.

I don't watch the Bachelor.

There, I said it. I am not ashamed of this fact. I actually think that those who watch it should be ashamed.

Here's my point.

I am not naive to think that men and women could possibly have trouble finding their "Mister Right". I understand that it must be hard to date in this day and time. As a matter of fact, I am thankful that I am not in this position.

I just think that while I am not naive to what happens when you date, I also don't want the whole world to see my progress on t.v. It seems to me that if you are the one that is "lucky" (and I use this term very loosely) you would be faced with watching every other girl kiss and paw all over your new found man.

What does that say about our society that we are willing to have a contest to get the man of your dreams? I mean seriously, I have seen the previews and it seems nothing short of a free for all. I just don't get the attraction to fighting for the right to date or potentially marry this man who you have watched being "man-handled" by other vixens.

What happened to praying for God to bring the right man in your life? Seems to me that if I were in this position, knowing what I know now, I would be praying for God to place that man for me. I don't want to assume that I know what or who is good for me. I know that I have tried to do things in my own power before and it ALWAYS flops!

This is not a new stance for me. Truth be told, I have never watched the show, and do not ever intend to. I used to tell the girls in my Sunday School class how awful that I thought the show was and my opinion has not changed! Please hear my heart on this......this is my opinion. I do not expect for you to defend your decision to watch the show. It is a conviction of mine, and I assure you that we probably do not share the same convictions. To each his own. This just happens to be my blog, and I can say what I want!! hahahahaha!!

I personally feel that there must be something lacking in these women's lives for them to be willing to air their dating woes for all to see.  I would personally be embarrassed if one of my daughters or my son took part in such antics.  I pray that my children would think a little higher of themselves and their family, and not stoop to this level.  

I guess that I have vented enough about this topic........I will not apologize for my stance.  It is my opinion and I just wanted to share!!  LOL!!  

I hope that tomorrow finds you in the House of the Lord!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Time for the fair.......

I can remember growing up and looking forward to one thing during spring break.........

It is a tradition in my county (well, my home county) that the fair is always around spring break. Some of the fondest memories that I have are of the fair and all that it brings.  I used to love being with my friends and ride all of the rides and eat greasy fair food!  

Now the fair means something completely different to me.  With kids, it is so neat to see everything through their eyes.  It is really great that they can experience the fair with friends and family just like I did.  

They had such a great time!  We got all of them arm bands which allow them to ride all they want for one price.  That is truly the way to go!!  

We let Mr. Man ride some rides and he had a blast.  Of course there was the time when he told the man behind the controls that he was "done".  Thankfully, the man let him off and there wasn't a scene!!  He has mixed emotions about some of the rides.  On some of them, he just smiles and laughs the whole time.  On others, he has a look of terror and then smiles after and says "that was awesome" !  You never know what that boy will say!  

The girls enjoyed riding and being able to take care of their brother.  For Beatrice, it was really neat cause she got to ride some rides that she wouldn't ride last year.  Gertie also took a leap of faith on some rides.......she is getting braver!!  

I took some pics of the night.............................

I am glad that they had such a good time!  The one with Mr. Man in the green boat is the funniest.......he was terrified on that boat!  He told the man not to touch the controls, that he was done!!  

I am thankful for such sweet times with my family.  I look forward to these times, as I know they will not last forever.

I hope that you have had a pleasant week!


Thursday, March 19, 2009


Just a little side note.....this is my 95th post! I can't believe that it has been a year since I started blogging! I have enjoyed this little endeavour and really have enjoyed "meeting" some other blogging buddies. It is amazing to me how different we feel we are, but we share many of the same emotions, struggles, joys and victories. I am thankful that I have gotten to "know" so many of you who frequent my blog, and I yours. I am thankful for the prayers that you have offered up on my behalf when asked and hope that you know the favor has been returned.

I am thinking that I will celebrate my 100th post with a give-away!! Free stuff is always great! I will let you know what I decide, but until then, let your friends know that there will be stuff given away!!!

Thank you for all of your faithfulness to read my blog. I know that I sometimes become such a huge slacker, but ya'll are so forgiving! Thank you for bearing with me during the times when I think something, but cannot put it to words in an eloquent way. I have never claimed to be an awesome writer, (and it shows!) but I am thankful that I am able to put my thoughts to print.

I am thankful that you are on this journey of life with me.......thank you for all of your comments-both private and open. I will keep you updated on the give-away!


Monday, March 16, 2009

I have not fallen off the face of the earth.....

I promise I am still alive! I have some things that I want to post.......I will try and do it today. My sincere apologies for being such a slacker, but things have been REALLY crazy in my life over the last 2 weeks. Please forgive me....... I will be better!