Monday, May 31, 2010
Anyway....Kevin didn't get home until late Saturday night and was worn out. So, we postponed getting the concessions trailer until Tuesday (tomorrow). One plan among many that changed.
Lots going on at the Benson house...some you know all about and some I'll tell you about when I can. But I do ask that when you pray, pray for God to open the doors that He wants us to go through and close the ones He doesn't. We are both pursuing paths that have us praying for His guidance and His will. Some change is inevitable, some change is good, some change is unexpected and some change is just hard. I am not comfortable with change. But with everything else, I find it easier when I seek Him in it.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Ok...maybe between posting this and needing to post an after shot...ha!...plus, my pack with Sandy, I WILL conquer this task!! Baby steps...this weekend I am only tackling the closet!! LOL!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Ok...you all know that James Patterson is my absolute favorite but I thought this book was pretty predictable. Not sure if I am loving the Michael Bennett series. I can't pass up any Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club is a close second. But so far, this Michael Bennett series hasn't won me over. I wouldn't rush out to get this one.
Here's a summary for you though:
Alex Cross has Washington, DC. The Women's Murder Club has San Francisco. Detective Michael Bennett has all of New York City—chaos capital of the world.
Best case: Survival
The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal.
Worst case: Death
Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. As another student disappears, another powerful family uses their leverage and connections to turn up the heat on the mayor, the press—anyone who will listen—to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, which sends its top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's life—and love life—suddenly get even more complicated.
This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it
Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet—one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of New York City. From the shocking first page to the last exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a nonstop thriller from "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes).
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Only 9 school days left...then I get a new crop for summer school. I am going to miss this class! Here's to a GREAT week!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Everyone enjoy your weekend and if you are local, look for some Memorial Day smoked meats specials from Kevin! :-)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We all know Old Yeller...I knew I was going to cry. But in the words of one of my students, "A good book will do that to you." And cry I did. Right in front of my students. One said, "It's ok. I watched the movie and I cried too!" I am on a roll with going back and reading some of my favorites and am loving it. I highly recommend it. These dog stories sure break me down in the end though! I think I may try Little Women next...that wasn't sad, was it? :-)
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
In cuteness news around here, Rex, our boxer pup is no longer a pup. He's a year old now!! We celebrated his birthday (yes, we celebrate furkids birthdays around here) on Thursday. But, his brother's mom thinks their birthday is the 21st. ha! Either way, we are in the right month and he got his birthday presents on Thursday and was happy! Look at his cuteness:
And then Stella promptly tried to steal his birthday toy. She just can't let him have anything!
Last, but not least, Kevin had his first informal meeting tonight to start up Celebrate Recovery or some type of Bible Study support group for people who have struggled with addictions for our church. Please pray with us about this. Our pastor is very supportive of Kevin, and we feel that this is what God wants Kevin to do...this is why we went through what we did. And to be able to help others makes it all worth it!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I am just having a 'down day' with the baby stuff...and we even took this month 'off' due to all the stress from it that was causing us to fight. I don't want our marriage to suffer because of this. So, we took a break from it. I just wish I could escape it daily. I wish I could go somewhere - just me and Kevin and relax and escape the world.
Keep the prayers coming and thanks for listening to me get it out of my system yet again!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Keeping in mind that Mr. Rex came to us from BoxAR rescue because he had been at the pound numerous times already as a 5 month old. Apparently, he learned his escaping ways from his daddy. So daddy and pups would climb over fences and hit the streets. So far, he hasn't tried to jump or get out of the privacy fence. But we CANNOT keep him in a chain link pen at my Mom's. He just go right over it - all 6 feet of it!
Well, this week he decided he had been good for too long and it was time to hit the streets. Hey - maybe he'd run into his long lost brother? Kevin was bringing something in from the garage and Rex slipped past him into the garage. No biggie except the garage door was up. That is a recipe for disaster with this dog. He is unpredictable. Sometimes he will come when you call him and others not so much. This time, he decided he was FREE! Once he ran past me close enough for me to reach out to catch him and miss. Then, with both of us calling him, he took off on a dead run down the road. DEAD RUN...that dog has some serious speed. And, I swear I heard him laughing at us. "Suckers! Catch me if you can!" Long story short, we split up, one on foot, one in the car, and he came back to me within 5 minutes. URGH! He had his run of freedom and somehow, I doubt it is his last. This dog is T.R.O.U.B.L.E. And people said the lab would be the bad one. LOL!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Lots of good stuff happening this week...too much to be in a funky mood. :)
~I have to give a shout out to my school. I am super blessed to be working at a school that has a group of teachers that wants to do Bible studies together. We are starting a Psalms a week each week from now until school is out. Woot!
~Kevin has 3 caterings and two full days of concessions this week! Hello baby and concession trailer $$! LOL!
~Thursday night is our last night of our prayer Bible study we've been doing and Kevin is giving his testimony. There will be some people invited to this last study meeting that are struggling with alcohol. So, pray for Kevin to have the words they need to hear.
~AND, in the bestest news....we are going to Florida this summer (as a tag along with Kevin's family vacation)...and his sister made the condo reservations today. Hello one FULL week on the beach. I can hardly wait!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Now, we are just gearing up for a super busy week of caterings and concessions...and trying to keep positive thoughts. Even with the first of our infertility bills coming in the mail....while we try to find the money for a concessions trailer at the same time! AHHHHHHH!!!!!! Is it the clomid or the stress causing my mood swings? LOL!