Friday, April 27, 2012

A Double Treat!

Last night we traveled to Taylor Mill to see our former Pastor and family where they're holding a revival. We ran into a wreck and traffic that added about 40 minutes to our trip but thank goodness, we weren't late. When we arrived, we discovered that the OBI choir (Ozark Bible Institute's choir called The Overcomers) was also there and they'd be doing the singing for the service. I was excited! I have a cassette that is like 14 years old so it was a treat to hear them in 2012. However, we were hoping Brother Jody would still get to preach! Jameson would say, "I thought Uncle Jody was gonna preach" when the college guys would start testifying in between songs. Sister Tina and I were laughing at him but he was really concerned they'd take over! He preached outstanding (of course!) and conviction was thick in the house. Sister Tina asked me to help her with the altar service music and it was like old times playing and singing with her. The Church invited us downstairs with the Silvers where they had served lasagna, salad and bread for the OBI kids. One of the students from Hodgenville fell in love with Landon and wanted a kiss but he told her, "No" and stood his ground. She said he was very holiness and agreed she wasn't kissing until her wedding day, either. LOL! Jameson, on the other hand, said, "I'll kiss you!" and jumped out of his chair and went right to her. (Perfect example of how different their personalities are! LOL) The Church folk were very hospitable. It was so nice getting to visit with our friends that we miss so much and this, "Good-bye" was easier knowing we'll see them in June!
Here are a couple of videos of OBI singing two of the songs they did last night entitled, "The Cross Still Stands" and "Sending The Fire."


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Shopping Spree!

Yesterday I sold a diaper cake and cashed my Polka Dot Alligator Sale check. This means I had $140 for myself! What to buy?? Although I'd been thinking of getting a used treadmill, I found a few things last night in town that screamed, "BUY ME!" and nearly depleted my stash of cash. I met Anthony at Gatti's where we had a nice dinner together as a family. Afterwards, I asked him if he cared to take the boys on home while I went shopping. Of course, he didn't. He'd much rather sit at home than shop! I was thrilled at the prospect of shopping kid free and with some money! I headed over to the Mall Park Center and hit up Fashion Bug, Barnes & Noble Books, Kirkland's and Michael's. I left with a beautiful new dress and top, a book I'd been wanting, a decor piece for my house, a white skirt as well as a denim skirt, (They didn't have my size in stock so they're shipping the two skirts to my house for free!) AND some left-over money! That subscription to the paper is already saving me money. I had a $10 off coupon for Fashion Bug and they also had buy one get one 60% off as well as 30% off dresses and shrugs. Yay for discounts and coupons! I went to Target and bought a wedding shower gift for our friends afterwards and I enjoyed that almost as much as my spree for me! It was just a wonderful, enjoyable evening. I tried to copy the pictures of my clothes from Fashion Bug's website so I could post them here, but it wouldn't let me. However, here is a picture of my book. It's unPLANNED by Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood leader whose eyes were opened to the truth. I'm only one chapter into it but I can tell it's going to be good. I'm very passionate about my stance against abortion and my belief in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception. (That could be a whole post in itself.) Any way, I'm looking forward to a good read!

One more thing! Tonight I tried a strawberry & creme pie from McDonald's. It has strawberry and cheese filling. All I can say is OH MY...they are scrumptious! Unfortunately, you can't get these 2 for a dollar. They are $1.09 but totally worth it! You need to try one while they are here.

That's all for now,