i'm home. we finally got to the church about 8:30 last night. ugh. i've mostly been doing laundry today, but we did go see the dark knight. i liked it. now i'm just printing some pictures and fixin to go to bed. just some pictures, not all 444 at once. that really is how many i had on my camera when i got home...444. crazy. when i get them printed and start actually knowing what all i have pictures of, i'll post some.
Early this morning I jumped out of bed You know I don't want to be late Me and my friends, we're on a mission from God And I know it's gonna be great We've got lots of Bibles to give away And plenty of bottled water Got my Spanish to English dictionary 'Cause we're gonna go south of the border Uno, dos, tres, quatro
Chorus: Mission trip to Mexico Mission trip to Mexico Spreading the Word, come on, let's go On a mission trip to Mexico
"Yo quiero Taco Bell" may not go over so well But in Mexico the food is true You got tacos, enchiladas, and tamales for me And I got some good news for you You see Jesus came to save the earth from sin And if I may say so This salvation is totally free It won't even cost you a peso
It was a long trip on the bus But the people were so happy to see us And you should have seen the faces light up When we told them about Jesus Uno, dos, tres, quatro
bunch of believers (Christian ska band from the late 90's...yet another random piece of information that bounces around in my brain waiting for an opportunity like this!)
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
-Look at the list and bold those you have read. -Italicize those you intend to read. -Underline the books you LOVE or if you can't put a note at the end. (Blogger doesn't have underlining, so I'm starring these.) -And, just for fun, change the font color of those you have seen the movie version. -Reprint this list in your blog so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling* 5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee* 6. The Bible* 7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott 12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy 13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 14. Complete Works of Shakespeare 15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier 16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien 17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks 18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger 19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 20. Middlemarch - George Eliot 21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell 22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald 23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens 24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh 27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky 28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis 34. Emma - Jane Austen 35. Persuasion - Jane Austen 36. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis 37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres 39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne 41. Animal Farm - George Orwell 42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown 43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 44. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving 45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins 46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding 50. Atonement - Ian McEwan 51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel 52. Dune - Frank Herbert 53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons 54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth 56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 57. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 58. A Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon 60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt 64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac 67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy 68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding 69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville 71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens 72. Dracula - Bram Stoker 73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson 75. Ulysses - James Joyce 76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath 77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome 78. Germinal - Emile Zola 79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray 80. Possession - AS Byatt 81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell 83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker 84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro 85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry 87. Charlotte's Web - EB White 88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom 89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 90. The Faraway Tree Collection 91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 94. Watership Down - Richard Adams 95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute 97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas 98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare 99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl* 100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
we went the the great texas balloon race last night. i haven't been since i was a little bitty kid. don't remember it at all! they didn't actually get to race yesterday because of the wind, but we still got to see the balloon glow and hang out with some friends. there was also a concert, but i'm not really into country too much and last night confirmed why. i'm sure just like in any other genre, there are some really talented, good performers who are also good people. but last night wasn't it for country. i knew i was in for a long night when the first thing he said was that it didn't matter if everyone stayed out late, cause he knew none of us were going to be going to sunday school today anyway. true, i don't go to sunday school...but i do go to church and i just didn't like that comment. then almost every song he sang was about drinking and chasing women. or it was a slow song that he said he sang to get women. and you know when a song is titled beer, bait, and ammo...you've landed right in the middle of redneckville! i thought everyone always says country music is supposed to be family-friendly...i felt way more comfortable being around little kids when i went to see aerosmith and lynyrd skynyrd than i was last night. (not to mention he butchered sweet emotion by aerosmith...that song does not need a fiddle!) and it wasn't just me...i talked to a guy at church tonight that was at the show last night, too. he said the same thing! i'll take my blues and rock concerts anyday! but, the whole reason i went was to get pictures, so here are the best.
hi. my name is vanillafrog and i am an army wivesaholic. i kept hearing this show was good, but i'm not a big lifetime channel watcher, so i had never seen it. plus, sunday nights at 9 isn't convenient appointment television time. i decided to put season 1 on my ipod to watch on the way to the airport to pick up my sister a week and a half ago. i figured i'd watch one or two and save the rest for another long car trip. i've already finished all of season 1 and got the first five episodes of season 2. as soon as i saw the end of season 1, i had to get season 2 to find out what happened! i almost went crazy during the 22 minutes it took to download the first episode. but, i am making myself get my errands done first tomorrow. no more army wives until i've been to the bank, lowe's, and the grocery store. i'll let you know if it actually happens that way!
ok, i'm back, for a little while anyway. i'm just glad i wasn't working last week. it was hard enough being supersister and superwife. i couldn't have tried to be superteacher too! didn't compete for superdaughter. when your little sister comes home for the first time since labor day AND she's pregnant with the first grandkid...there's no reason to even try! :) but, bean is back home and k-dogg is finally off the couch and back among the living. we actually got to go shopping and to the movies today. i highly recommend seeing wall-e if you haven't seen it yet. finding nemo will probably always be my favorite pixar movie, but wall-e is a very close second. still gotta see the incredibles and cars. will NOT be seeing that other one ever. we went to buy paint, i suggested we measure the room first, but was told that was not necessary and would take too long. so we came home with a color chip and the supplies, but no paint because...he decided we need to measure the room first! oh well, i ended up getting new lights for our front porch and we're going back for paint later this week, so it's fine with me. i just hope we get his office painted before i go to mexico. if not, i'll be painting it by myself when i get back and k-dogg goes back to work. k-dogg has decided he just has to get away since i get to go to mexico, so since he got new tires on his car, he's decided to take a road trip to stay with bean's ex-fiance for the weekend. all i can say is he must be really desperate to get out of town! oh, and i'm glad i'm not going. i haven't seen him in almost two years and plan to keep it that way. he even spent the night at our house about a month ago for a bachelor party and i still didn't see him! ok, it's way past my bedtime. i downloaded the first season of army wives on my ipod last week and have become slightly obsessed! almost as bad as my parents' new addiction to lost. but, just because it feels funny to post without posting a picture....big finale to the local firework show and my friend from church at the ice cream social with her boyfriend. my sister met her husband at our church's ice cream social 4 years ago...but she swears she's not at all country or anything! :)
haven't had much time to post. barely had time to recover from vbs when k-dogg came down with a very high fever and my sister arrived saturday night. between taking care of him, hanging out with her, and trying to catch up on chores, i've been busy. bad two weeks for my mom to take off from cleaning my house! i should probably be on my way to see my sister soon. since she's here, i got some new clothes courtesy of my dad's credit card! my new jeans are a size 6! i've never really worn a 6, i went from wearing juniors that were always way too big, to going back and forth between an 8 and 10. in other news...i'm going to be an aunt...i can finally tell people! i've known for over two weeks!
i'm a Christian, wife, mom to the most awesome kid...ever, daughter, sister, texan, teacher, survivor of my grandparents :), niece, cousin, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, individual that was probably born in the wrong time. i live in a too-big for me house with my husband and our son and some people think i'm spoiled because my mom cleans our house. but, actually, i was spoiled way before that! i teach 4th grade ela and texas history...yes, that means the dreaded staar test! i like being just a little too weird for people around here, taking pictures, modpodging everything, shopping, and music! (Scout has changed most of my interests, hobbies, and free time!)