Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time Travel

I am watching several of the "Love Comes Softly" movies based on the books by Jeanette Oke. If you haven't seen them or read the books you really should. I have watched them all several times. They are some of those movies that you can watch over and over and still enjoy. I've read the books too, many years ago. We have them in our church library. They are a fast read and you'll want to hurry and read the next one and the next one and...

But the point of this post is that these stories are based in about the mid to late 1800's I think. The main characters of the first book have a daughter who becomes the main character of later story lines. In the second story she marries and moves far away - probably about the distance from Woodward, Oklahoma to Nashville, Tennessee, so her husband can begin a cattle business. They travel, start a home, begin their cattle business and have a couple of kids and finally her father gets to come and visit - about 5 or 6 years later!
I can't imagine living in a time when it had to be so long between visits. I have been home from seeing Hilary, Brent, Hollace, Rhett and Thad for about 3 weeks now and it has been too long. I don't know when we will get to go again. Hopefully they will get to come here this Spring. But I'm certain it won't be five or six years, and if we had to we could hop in a plane and be there in a few short hours. I hate that they live so far away, but I am so thankful that we live in a time when travel isn't so prohibitive!

Rick and Terry get to go see them over Spring Break. They haven't met Thad yet and I know they are anxious! Or "yankus" as Hilary used to say! I wish I could stow away and go with them.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

More on Singing ChurchWomen

This past Tuesday the Singing Churchwomen had a concert at FBC. It was a great concert. It was a lot of work having them at our church, but it is always fun. Tuesday morning Larry commented on the fact that it won't be so tiring because we wouldn't be getting home real late. That is true, but it is much harder getting ready for the concert at our church than it is to drive to a concert and then get home late. But it is worth it. It is fun being the host-church.

I got to substitute in handbells, playing the largest bells for the first time. It was fun, but they are so heavy I wore blisters on my hand after the first practice. Then someone told me to wear double gloves, which I knew but didn't think about.

I have been in Singing Churchwomen about 18 years I think. I just love it.

Larry took some pictures at the concert. I don't like to have my picture taken, but I'm going to post a couple of them anyway. One reason to post them is because I don't have that many pictures to post. Another reason is because our dresses are so sparkley and pretty. And another reason is because if you ever wondered what my mother looks like - now you can know. I can't believe how much I look like her. If I didn't know better, I 'd think she was at the concert!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Concert on Tuesday

This Tuesday we will have a Singing ChurchWomen concert at our church. I am excited about that! It is a lot of work getting ready for it, but it is always fun to have it at our church. Hope you can come to the concert. There will be about 200 women singing praises to our King! It is so awesome being a part of this choir. Come and bring a friend or neighbor!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Things I Have Done

Things I Have Done
Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland/world
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Seen the Mona Lisa in France
Slept on an overnight train
Had a pillow fight
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping - it's too late for that now!
Been to a Broadway show
Ran a Marathon - HA
Been in three states at once
Ridden in a gondola in Venice
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Hit a home run
Been on a Cruise
Seen Niagara Falls in Person
Visited the birthplace of your Ancestors
Seen an Amish community
Taught yourself a new language -That is if you count pig-latin. I am fluent in pig-latin.
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Gone rock climbing - small rocks, like Red Rock Canyon in Hinton
Seen Michelangelo’s David
Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - It is incredible!
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited Africa
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted- We had a family portrait painted when I was a child.
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco
Gone to a drive-in theater
Been in a movie
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business - Does selling Tupperware count?
Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea
Visited Russia
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout cookies
Gone whale watching
Gotten flowers for no reason - Thank you, Larry
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check
Saved a favorite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
Broken a bone
Been on a speeding motorcycle - I don't know that it was necessarily speeding.
Seen the Grand Canyon in person - Incredible!
Published a book
Visited the Vatican
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem - But this would be one of my dreams!
Had your picture in the newspaper
Read the entire Bible
Visited the White House
Killed and prepared my own meat
Had chickenpox
Saved someone’s life
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous - Babbie Mason. And when I went to California once I saw two movie stars - King Kong and Jaws
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

And I would like to add one more of my own:
Stayed up too late playing on the computer!
Good night!

Movie Time

Hollace and I watched "Pollyanna" about 5 times while I was in Nashville. Watching movies in bed has always been one of Hollace and my "bonding" activities. I can't count how many times we have watched "Cinderella", "Snow White" and other classic Disney movies. I love old movies, and Pollyanna is one of my favorites. I also love "Imitation of Life", "Yours, Mine and Ours" and "Angels in the Outfield." I guess my most-favorite movie would be "The Sound of Music." What are some of your favorite movies?