Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All Hail!!

Freddy got his first taste of Texas hail. He was sleeping this afternoon and was woken up by the thunderstorm. Then he heard crashing sounds. So I get a text from him "Texas hail, are you serious?? my poor car!"

His car got a ton of dents. He has already put in a claim with his insurance company. Hopefully they will cover repairs. Though the way it looks like, he needs work on the whole body.

Poor Freddy!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I forgot something else we did this past week!
The Caddells invited us to go out to dinner with them. We went to an Amish restaurant in Sarasota. The food is great, they have a neat gift shop, and the long drive gave us time to chat.
I love our friends and how they always think of us. They are moving to Tx this Summer, I don't know what I am going to do without them!!

Catch Up Post

This is going to be a pot-pourri of posts, just so that I can catch up with myself....

1-The reason I haven't been blogging is because I caught a virus (or it caught me) last week. I had a training class last Saturday and halfway through I started to sneeze... I thought 'it better be cuz of dust'. By the end of the class, my nose was running like crazy. So I think maybe it's allergies. Fred and I stop by Walgreens and get some Zyrtec on the way to our SS class social. (Pictures below), but by the time I went to bed, I had a fever. That fever stayed uninvited for 3 days. I was so sick, I missed 3 days of work. Finally went back on Thursday to find out the whole school has been sick.

2-Our SS social was fun. Robbie & Danny Marsh opened up their home to us and even gave some folks a ride on his boat.
Fred and some others did a little fishing.

And the rest of us enjoyed the "Fellowship"

And, there is always the 'cheesy' shot of me and Fred since I am the one taking pictures, I always forget to make sure I get in one of the shots to prove I was there. :)

by the way, if I haven't mentioned it lately, I really like our SS class. Great bunch of people!
3-I got my job evaluation this week. I am happy to say that I received excellent marks, even though I filled out my self evaluation totally wrong. I guess I 'need improvement' in following directions. At least my principal took it well and got a chuckle out of it....

4-Things with Andy are still not good. I got a letter in the mail about 'Graduation Sunday' this past week and so I have been having a bit of a 'downer' week. But in all of it, I know God is in control and so I wait....

5-Spoke with someone who is going to change some things in the bathroom my mom will be using when she moves in. So Fred and I made a trip to Lowes today... Mom is moving in on April 22. Still A LOT to do.

6-Went to a dear friend's funeral Saturday. Davin Olsen was a great man who loved the Lord with all of his being. He was suffering from 'Huntington's Disease'. It's a degenerate illness that attacks the brain cells. He lived for a very long time with this disease, but he didn't let it stop him from serving the Lord. He attended Bell Shoals and at the funeral, the worship leader said that in all the years Davin was there, he never missed a Sunday or Wednesday with the choir. Fred and I met him at Causeway Baptist when I was in my teens. He was the worship leader and our SS teacher. He was our mentor. He left behind a wonderful lady and 2 sons who loved him a lot. Please pray for God's comfort for them.
7-Now, for the best news from this past week:

This is Sara, my sister-in-law and mom to my 'other kids' Steven & Savanna. For many years, we have been praying that she would come to the saving knowlege of Jesus. She is of jewish background, but also had some specifics views on 'religion'. We have witnessed and spoken with her many times, and she even told me once to quit because I wasn't going to 'convert' her. Well, I didn't .

The family has been casually searching for a church since they moved to NC about 2 years ago. They have been going to one (a southern baptist, woohoo!) and found a SS class that is called 911 because it's primarily people in the medical field ie: nurses, paramedics.... that, I am sure helped Sara feel more comfortable as she and my brother and both nurses. Well. this past week, the pastor visited with them and he was able to lead Sara to the Lord!!!!!!
Getting the call from my brother was one of the happiest moments in a long time. They were presented to the church today and the pastor gave Sara a New Believer's Bible and the Purpose Drive Life book. My brother even said they were given homework! That sounds like this church will make sure my brother and Sara are discipled. And that is a great church! She wants us to come up and see her get baptised so it's tentatively scheduled for June 28th. We will be there, just haven't decided if we are driving or flying... but we would not miss it for the world!!

Ok, I think I am all caught up... I hope to not become a slacker in the future....

PS 11 days till Spring Break!!!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

catching up

I have about 3 different topics I want to cover on the blog, but I am too wiped out to do it right now, so stay tuned!! (I know, you can't wait) :)

Only 16 days till the cabin break!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Go Yates 5th Graders!

Some of our 5th graders were part of a project where they played the stock market. They did so well, they won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our district!!
Fox 13 News was at our school this morning and did a story on them.

I tried to updload the video, but it didn't work.... so so click on the link below for the story....

Monday, March 9, 2009

A good week

Freddy is on an airplane as I type. I am tracking him on
It was great to have him here.Things weren't much different than when he lived here: he stayed in the bedroom and played on the computer, once in a while coming out and chatting with us... It felt like the good ole days!
Steph came down last Thursday (with a friend) and we all went to Cheddars. James Council joined us since he is our 'new son'. Andy wouldn't come....

I love this Picture!

Freddy got to see most of his friends, though I just realized they were all girls. hehe

He even made time to shop at the mall. This is a new Freddy, I had to beg the old one to go buy shoes, much less shop at the mall. I think he looks pretty good, don't you?

I miss him already, but he is doing good in Texas and really likes his job. So Austin can borrow him for a while...

Monday, March 2, 2009

The best Surprise ever!!!

Freddy has this 'lan party' thing he does in Rhode Island. It's a computer gaming convention thingy... He has gone the last 2 oe 3 years and really has a fun time. He saved his money so he could take time off from work and go.
When he takes these trips, I ask him to give me his itenerary: flights, hotel info....

Well, I have been on him for over a week to do it... he kept saying he would but wouldn't.
He left this morning and I was texting him and complaining that he didn't send me the info. He finally texted me around 12:30pm saying he landed. So I called him and told him to send me the rest of his trip's info... He said ok...

I get home from work today and here is what I find:
He DIDN'T go to Rhode Island!! He is here!!
I tell you, I really needed this. I know I am going to drive him crazy, but he has always been patient with my 'weird mom' ness....
He has a lot of friends that have been bugging him to come back and visit so he is going to be busy with them too. But he is here till next Monday and I am sure we will have plenty of time