Monday, September 29, 2008

Secret Life

I just found out that one of my favorite books is now a movie opening October 17th. If you haven't read this, go get it now!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don't pee

"Don't pee on my head and tell me it's raining". Was probably a term I heard almost has much as "Suck it up!" from my dad. I was in the car the other day listening to country, because let's be honest..the other music you hear on the radio is total crap! Anyways, back to being in my car. I heard a song that has always reminded me of my dad. Josh Turners 'Long Black Train'. I LOVE this song because it has such a beautiful message. Here look for yourself:

There's a long black train comin' down the line,
Feeding off the souls that are lost and cryin'.
Rails of sin, only evil remains.
Watch out, brother, for that long black train.
Look to the heaven's, you can look to the sky.
You can find redemption staring back into your eyes.
There is protection and there's peace the same:
Burnin' your ticket for that long black train.

'Cause there's victory in the Lord, I say.
Victory in the Lord.
Cling to the Father and his Holy name,
And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

There's an engineer on that long black train,
Makin' you wonder if the ride is worth the pain.
He's just a-waitin' on your heart to say:
"Let me ride on that long black train."

But you know there's victory in the Lord, I say.
Victory in the Lord.
Cling to the Father and his Holy name,
And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

Well, I can hear the whistle from a mile away.
It sounds so good but I must stay away.
That train is a beauty makin' everybody stare,
But its only destination is the middle of nowhere.

But you know there's victory in the Lord, I say.
Victory in the Lord.
Cling to the Father and his Holy name,
And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

I said cling to the Father and his Holy name,
And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

Yeah, watch out brother for that long black train.
That devil's drivin' that long black train.

Last Friday we went up to Dahlonega for our nephew Jonathon's football game.(Go Lumpkin County Indians!) Jonathon is 16 and belongs to my dads oldest daughter Jennifer. We have never had a great relationship with his 3 oldest kids. In fact, you could say we've never had a relationship with them. With Cony and I planning to be sealed in the temple we wanted to have a little celebration after wards with family and close friends. I wanted to invite Jennifer, Greg and Matthew so we could get a picture with dad and all his kids. I had this all planned out in my head. But I feel we are on the road to building a relationship with them. The whole night it just felt normal to be around them. (Does this make sense!?) I'm sad that it's taken dad's death for it to happen, but I also have faith he is enjoying it with us.

Sunday after church Cony and I went for a little picnic and a walk to one of our favorite spots. I LOVE this weather. Fall is heaven for me.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A little more interesting

So I promised a little more information and more excitement in the next post. So hopefully this post will fill that void in your life because you didn't know what exactly was going on in our life. ;)
For Labor Day we headed up to Lake Burton. Most haven't even heard of the lake, so I'm hesitant to even mention it cause it's a wonderful little secret. The Epple family invited us to stay with them in their lake home called Laurel Haven. The house is a dream. I'm not even sure how we got there because it's in the middle of NOwhere. Sunday (yes we broke the sabbath mom- don't freak out!) we got there and got straight to business. The boat of course! Did a little tubing and just enjoyed being in the beautiful scenery.
After dinner, Cony and I decided to go swimming and that involved jumping off the railing of the boathouse. (which is a dream by itself). I can honestly say that was one of the greatest nights Cony and I were able to spend together. We just kept climbing those stairs and jumping that 20 or more feet off the railing. Cony was a little boy in a toy store. And to make it even better it started raining. But not the hard-lightning type of rain, the romantic-makes you want to just lay there forever type of rain. It made it special because it was just the two of us with no worries and just time to enjoy our love. I DID NOT want it to end.
We were staying in the master suite on the main floor (I would explain this amazing home but I wouldn't be able to stop.. just know it was GRAND) which was next to the screened-in porch, but it's more like an outdoor living room. This is where we spent most of the night watching 'Hero's'. And from the previous post you already know that we are addicted to 'Hero's'.
The next morning before we left we headed out on the boat and I was able to water ski! Cony didn't because he has huge feet that didn't fit anything they had. Dad would call his feet skis they are so big! Oh dad, I will miss your sense of humor.
So if we ever have a house on a lake we will invite you (who ever reads this-anyone?) to come spend a fabulous, carefree weekend sometime.

More on a serious, less exciting note. I started my new job last week as a Research Assistant in a Dermatology office. So far I really like it, just going through all those 'new job' frustrations. I know I will really like it when I know what the heck I'm doing!
My upstairs neighbor is being so loud I can't focus anymore. I can only listen to Adele's "Chasing Pavements" so many times. I wish I could sing like her. Maybe one day.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Nothing exciting

So clearly I need a new post. I love to have pictures with every post but I'm too flippin' lazy to walk in the kitchen, pick up the camera and download pictures. I just don't feel like it. Cony and I have been addicted to watching Hero's. We are half way through season 2 and CAN NOT wait til season 3 starts in a few weeks. Hence the reason I'm too lazy to download pictures.. we are about to watch a few more episodes. I will update more later. For now, peace be with you.