One of them is Alyssa O'Rear. I knew her at ACU as Alyssa Core. I remember her as a sweet girl who I was in social club with. I ran across her blog awhile back and started reading it. I finally posted to her last week to see if she remembered me and she did. I enjoy reading about her family and she has some funny stories! You have to read the closet story!
Another one I'm adding is janjanmom. After the amazing connections we made last week (which still flabbergast me!) I don't see how I can't add her. We spent the weekend commenting & emailing each other. I look forward to learning more about her life!
Gracie had a great time with her friend, "A" this weekend! They really had alot of fun, but I think they're both going to be glad to be back in their own beds tonight! He had slept in her bed while she slept on an air mattress in Katie's room. His parents were very appreciative and bought me the beautiful tablecloth I've been wanting from Williams-Sonoma as a thank you (remember when I talked about hoping Chris was going to buy it for me for Valentine's Day?!?!) He's known she was going to get it for awhile now. Sneaky people! They also offered to watch our girls while we go to Nashville for Nashville Star and to see my new niece. We may just take them up on it. I'll have to think about it a little longer. It seems alot to ask them to take 2 additional children (to their 3) when I only watched 1 of theirs. Good friends to offer! (And I'd love to meet Malia in Nashville!)
I didn't get too much feedback from my post yesterday about looking for a cd. If you think of anything, let me know. I did download one for the kids that I love and Gracie is already picking up on alot of the words. Katie was actually repeating one or two words along with the cd also. The one I got is called "Hide 'em in Your Heart Praise & Worship for Kids" by Steve Green. It's really great with him singing alone, him singing with children and children reading Scripture. I really like it alot! I also think I got a pretty good deal considering the Amazon price is about $10 more than what I downloaded it for.
Praise God for people recognizing their need to repent! I don't say that to sound like "I'm better than them" but there was a very uncomfortable situation in our adult Bible Class last Sunday morning where a man got very insulting to the teacher in his disagreement with him. I know alot of people were upset, and I'd even heard of 1 very sweet woman who didn't want to come back to class. She had even left that morning to sit outside in the foyer. (I had vaguely mentioned this incident last week.) This morning at the beginning of class, this man apologized for his attitude and the way he'd been inappropriate. I really appreciated that and respected him for doing so. I just hate conflict...especially in the church!
Does the fact that I post so often and that I like to make connections with people mean that I have too much time on my hands? My mom says it does. *sigh* I think blogging is just one thing she doesn't understand. Some of the relationships I have made on here are very real & important to me, and I use this as a journal for my life. I love her, but she doesn't understand this aspect of my life.
A funny about Katie: Chris gave her a check to place in the collection plate this morning. Instead of putting it in, she reached in and pulled out some money! The man next to us was laughing about as much as we were! Man, I love this baby girl! (who isn't such a baby anymore!)