Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend in Review

When I woke up Saturday I was feeling so much better than I had all week I decided to go ahead and get a jump on cleaning the house, doing some laundry, and getting myself ready for a date night with my honey.

I cleaned both bathrooms, finished the kitchen, ran the vacuum, and then felt like I was gonna pass out if I didn't stop.  lol  I over did it a little bit but I still got to go out with my sweetheart. And when I say go out, we actually stayed in.  At our house.  I'm still living with mom so I took some pizza, some Klondike bars, and some drinks over to my house where my darlin' was waiting on me.  Harrison was with mom, Hannah was at work and Justin had to leave for work just about the time we were fixin' to eat.  So we snuggled on the couch eating supper and watching a movie.  It was really was the best date ever.  I enjoyed it so much.

We had a baptism service last night.  We baptized a young man that was saved just after our friend, Marla, died.  Her husband had been a witness of the Lord during that very dark time and this young man he works with accepted Christ because of that witness.  He and his fiance' have been such a blessing and very faithful since he has gotten saved, desiring to know what to do next.  It's sweet watching a newly born Christian grow.  Pray for Vance and his fiance', Jamie.

A few weeks ago there were some newbies to join the youth choir.  Some of my favorite kids in the world!  If I miss some, I'm sorry!  These are the ones I know that are new by their age...  Carissa, Trina, Jaythan, "E," and Isaac.  So fun to watch the newbies.  I love them.  Carissa has been trying to get into youth choir since the first time she heard music in her mother's womb.  :)

Today I went to the bank to have my name taken off of mom's checking account.  You'd think it would be an easy thing to do.  You don't want to be linked to an account, you take yourself off.  But guess what...  I can't take myself off without her signing papers to have me off.  Say whaaaaa??????  I got the paper work started and we'll go some time this week so she can sign her part.  It's really ridiculous.  I don't understand that. 

Did a little bit of grocery shopping today and found my all time favorite International Delight, White Chocolate and Raspberry. 

It was 2/$6 and I had a $2.75 off store coupon so I got it for a quarter.  The big 32 oz bottle at that.  Love, love!!  It never comes out until this time of year and then it's gone after Christmas.  I didn't even find it last year.  So that made me a happy camper today.  I don't drink coffee, but I like to add it to my hot chocolate during the holiday months.  :) 

This week, Hannah is on fall break from college so I gave Harrison off for fall break too.  He's staying at home this week and gets to enjoy hearing his favorite Preacher, Brother Barry Spears, who is preaching in a revival service at Old Rugged Cross Baptist in Shelby.  Hannah has to work Thursday night, so I'm planning on taking him Thursday.  I'm looking forward to it because Brother Spears is one of my favorite preachers too! 

So that's it for our weekend in review. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Myrtle Beach and SIGMA 2013

My brother came and stayed with mom for a week so our family could go on vacation.  We went to Myrtle Beach and had a very good time.  I was telling my friends I slept everywhere.  On the beach, by the pool, in the lazy river... It was great.  haha

We woke up and went to bed with some of the most beautiful skies I've ever seen.  You just wanted to be quiet while you gazed.
Being quiet wasn't exactly what we gazed upon Justin and his pool outfit.  He's so funny.
We enjoyed some time in the ocean. family did.  I LOVE the ocean, but from a distance.  Yes, I am afraid of water.  And especially big bodies of water.  With ocean creatures in it that bite.  lol
I thought it was sweet that Harrison would enjoy his breakfast out on the balcony every morning.  He liked sitting there watching the ocean waves roll in and out and the people walking on the beach.
Of course there was the annual Morrow family putt-putt tournament.  The prize was $15 to the Morrow kid in first place, $10 the the one in second, and $5 to the one in third.  $20 would go to the one who beat dad.  Which has never happened.  Yet.  LOL  But I have a feeling next year may be the year.  Justin and Harrison were quite determined.  Bruce better be up on his game next year!
Harrison came in first place, followed by Justin and then Hannah. 

We also went bowling.  This was fun, but I did horrible.  More horrible than usual.  It was really sad.  But I still had a good time.  And they had a Ms. PacMan machine there that I got to play.  That made up for the really bad score I had bowling.  Ms. PacMan was my game when I was a teenager.  haha
Bruce took the #1 spot, followed by Justin, then Harrison, Hannah, and me.

Supper at Outback was nice, but felt like it was our last meal because we were heading home the next morning.  lol  When we got back to the hotel the pools were empty so the kids wanted to swim until they closed at midnight.  We told them ok, but the indoor pool had too much chlorine and the outdoor pool was nice, but not with the cool fall winds blowing.  Bruce and I played Phase 10 with Justin while Hannah and Harry swam.  Then he and I headed back up to the room where it was warm while the three of them splashed around for a while.  They didn't make it 'til midnight though.  I think it was more like 10:30.  :)
I was feeling blessed each and every day that I got to spend with my family.  I have missed them so much since I've been at mom's.  That week with them will forever be in my "precious memories."

My whole family was sick two weeks before this trip.  Everyone but me, that is.  And this week I came down with it.  It really felt like the flu.  I'm still not up to par, but hanging in there.  Harrison went home for a few days and Hannah will bring him back Saturday, maybe. 

Mom is off her wound vac, as of today.  Praise the LORD!  She'll be getting into full physical therapy tomorrow, or by the latest, next Monday.  It'll be good to see how she does with that.  I think she's determined to be up and about.  Sitting in a recliner morning, noon, and night can't be fun.  I know she's ready to sleep in her bed and get things back to normal.

SIGMA RUSH night, 2013, was this past Sunday night.  This year we have the Kappa Theta Deer and the Pi Gamma Gospel Geeks.  The kids did some super decorating and we had a lot of fun Sunday night after service, feeding the church soup and sandwiches and watching the youth group go crazy and wild for a while.  Here are some pics of the decorations and our time we had at RUSH Night.
The gym is divided into sides.  The teams must decorate their designated area, along with their tables.  Each decorated area must show team colors, Greek letters, team verse, and team signatures.  The teams get points on showing all of these things along with creativity and spirit.
The Kappa Theta Deer scored the points that night.  But that won't keep our Pi Gamma Gospel Geeks down.  They'll come back, I'm sure of it.  We have a determined team!  GO PI GAMMA!!!!
Pi Gamma Gospel Geeks

Kappa Theta Deer

We had two tables of soups and, I believe, four tables of sandwiches and chips.  So there was plenty of food for our church family to enjoy.

And last, but not least...  The Pi Gamma Gospel Geeks.  They're not much.  But their mine and Bruce's for a whole year.  Pray for us.  LOL