Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coffee responsibility

Below is one of several little stories that I received in an email from my friend at work, Sasi. I just had to share, seeing how I love coffee and most of all love the Bible.


A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.

The wife said, 'You should do it, because you get up first. Then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee.'

The husband said, 'You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it. That is your jo
b, and I can just wait for my coffee.'

Wife replies, 'No, you should do it. Besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.'

Husband replies, 'I can't believe that, show me.'

So the wife fetches the Bible, opens the New Testament, and shows him that at the top of several pages it indeed says..........



So sneaky. I love it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Click to Give - Please!

If you read this blog post before May 1st, please please please go to this link:

and click on the button that says "Click Here to Give - it's FREE!"

They need 26 more clicks in the next 3 days, and I know that with your help we can get them to the goal. So please please go click and give. It'll take you two seconds. :)


Monday, April 27, 2009

Blogging in Pink

I just discovered a free book for download, all about blogging. I'm pretty excited to read it.

Written by Michelle Mitchell, the book is called "Blogging in Pink: A Woman's Guide."

Michelle describes it as follows:

"I've written a book.

Or at least a short one. If you're interested in starting a blog or in improving your existing blog this 24-chapter guide gives you tips for organizing yourself, getting started, focusing your efforts and taking things to the next level. Plus you get some pret-ty darn spiffy illustrations to boot.

I call it a woman's guide because it addresses a couple things that are unique to blogs by women but in general the information applies to most blogs no matter who is writing or what the subject matter is."

So who wants to join me in reading this great find? Check it out here.

What we think about...

I was just sitting here thinking how badly I needed a good dose of God. Something to set me straight, to clear my thoughts, to relieve my anxiety over all that's going on. I have Christian music playing from my iPod, but it's just not cutting it. Then I thought of the daily devotionals I get in my inbox, and I had gut feeling (or maybe a "God" feeling?) that if I opened today's up, it would help me out.

Sure enough, God's word was waiting there for me. The message was exactly what I needed to hear. :) (So neat when that happens. Talk about an answered prayer.) Here was what He had to say (courtesy of Greg Laurie devotionals)...

What We Think About Is Important.

In Philippians 4:8, the apostle Paul gives us an extensive list of things that we should focus our thoughts on:

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things."

Another translation puts it this way: "Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious--the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse" (The Message).

What we think about ultimately affects what we do. Therefore, we must nip in the bud any thoughts that are impure, spiritually harmful, or that feed the beast of worry.

This means refusing to play the "What If" game, driving yourself to despair.

You remember the first temptation, when Satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:1 says, "Now the Serpent was more Cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, 'Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"

He did not introduce himself by saying, "Hi, I'm the Devil, the enemy of God, and I have come to ruin, destroy, and pull you into hell with me and my demons!" He may be wicked, but he isn't stupid!

When the Devil comes to us, he comes with subtlety, snake-like, slithering in when you least expect it. That's why we need to keep our guard up at all times.

Now don't even tell me that wasn't God helping to calm me down and direct my thoughts. God is good. :)

No stress

Well I had a wonderful weekend visiting my girlfriends Jaclyn, Ashley, and Michelle in Ohio this past weekend. Pictures coming soon. :)

Of course, coming back to Raleigh meant back to reality. And reality is a little overwhelming right now. Both Dave and I have busy, stressful weeks at work. Tomorrow afternoon we both have to leave work early for our final interior design meeting for the new house. I then have an eye appointment immediately after the design appointment. Thursday we both have to leave work early to close on our townhome with the buyer. We have to be moved out by Sunday night. We were planning on renting a trailer this weekend and hooking it to the back of Dave's jeep to move. Those plans came tumbling down when his jeep broke down in Charlotte this past weekend. We don't know how much it will cost to fix the jeep, or if it will even be worth it. Which leads to additional problems, because we can't increase our income-to-debt ratio until we close on our new home in August. Which means we can't buy a new car unless we can pay in full. Which we can't, because we need all our extra cash for moving costs. So what will Dave be driving for the next 3 months? It's all in God's hands. Luckily, Dave's dad let him borrow his car to drive back to Raleigh from Charlotte, because otherwise he had no way to get home. And now we'll have to rent a U-Haul this weekend. Which puts on a bit more of a time-crunch, because it's more expensive than the trailer, so we want it for as little time as possible. Moving is going to be overwhelming as it is without all these troubles, because we're moving as much stuff as possible to a storage unit and only the bare minum to the apartment we'll be living in. Which means the packing requires a LOT of organization. We also have to move a bunch of stuff from a storage unit near our current townhome to the new storage unit. And did I mention that we haven't packed a single box for our move? Hmmm...stressed? Nah...

I need to remember to keep my eyes on God through all of this. It's hard, though, when my head is just spinning of all that needs to be done and all the decisions that need to be made.

Dear God, please pull my focus toward You...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Doshi Levien

Haha this couch is so fun.
Doshi Levien

Buzzy Seeds

Yesterday I stopped by Target in search of a new pair of sunglasses. I spent probably twenty minutes trying on different pairs, looking for any that had the combined characteristics of a) fitting my face and b) looking somewhat decent. Fulfilling characteristic a) is much harder than you'd imagine. The bridge of my nose is too small is what I've decided. Sunglasses rarely fit.

Anyways, after trying on about 50 pairs and having little success, I was feeling pretty motion sick and decided to just walk around Target. I hit up the dollar spot, and oh-my-goodness, they had these little kits for planting your own flowers or foods. They're called Buzzy Seeds. Each kit comes with a pot, soil, seeds, and directions. For a buck.

I got pretty excited. I bought seven of them. Basil, chives, oregano, strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and what Target calls "Sensitive Plant," which is apparently just a little plant that closes up when you touch it. (How cool!)

Since Dave and I are moving in a week and I'm not sure how much sunlight the apartment will have, I've decided to set up garden in my office at work.

Once the plants get 3 inches tall, they need to be moved to a larger pot or planted in a garden. At that point, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them. If we have enough light (and room) in the apartment, I'll put them in larger pots. If not, I may need to pass them on to friends. Sasi (my coworker friend) mentioned that she would take them home for me until we move into our house in August, which would be splendid.

And now you may be asking, why did I plant plants if I have no room for them anywhere? Because they were so darn cute, that's why. I mean look at those little pots. And, they're going to make food for me, too, which is so exciting. (Assuming my usually green thumb maintains its greenness.) I just couldn't resist.

So is anyone else planting anything for the spring season? I really wish I had a garden.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Fav

I have a new favorite drink at Starbucks.

Drumroll please...

(those dots are the drumroll)

(that was the cymbals)

Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte

Starbucks describes it as follows:
"Full leaf African rooibos tea (naturally caffeine free), also known as red tea, paired with Tahitian vanilla and cinnamon. Sweetened with classic syrup and topped with steamed milk and velvety foam."

(Does anyone know how to say rooibos? "Roy-boce?" "Roo-bus?" "Roo-eee-boce?" When I don't know how to pronounce a word I need to say, I have this tendency to quickly stutter the first syllable about five times and then drop off quickly without really ever finishing the word. This is usually my attempt to get the person I'm speaking to to say it for me. It oftentimes works, and has worked so far when I've ordered this drink. For some reason, though, even after the barista says it, I can't store it in my memory. If someone could send me a pronunciation guide for it, that would be great. I'll carry a copy of it in my purse. :) )'s only 160 calories for a nonfat grande, which is what I usually get. Pretty fantastic. I recommend you go try it tonight. ;)

Couch decision

So Dave and I have been considering getting a new couch for our living room in our new house. We have one decent couch right now...the other leather couch and the loveseat we have were both free and are not in the best condition anymore. (Think arms falling off, horrible stains, cracked and scratched leather, etc.) Last night we found the couch below, and we're both liking it:

This color is not as light-blue
(or "Carolina blue" as you North Carolinians might want to call it)
as it looks in this picture.
It's more of a greenish-grayish blue.


We're not sure which color we would want. We initially liked the bluish one (it's called "Hydra"), but then I made the point that it would be much safer to use a Hydra-like color on the walls in the living room (since it's a color we like right now) and get the taupe-colored couch. That way, when our tastes change down the road, we can change the whole color scheme of the room and our couch will still match.

We haven't made a decision yet, although there are many perks. It's micro-suede, and for $59.99 they will spray it with a sealant that comes with a 3-year guarantee of no stains. If we get a stain we can't remove in the next 3 years, they replace the couch for free. It is also fairly inexpensive and on sale right now (~16% off), and they are willing to hold it for us for free until our house is built. All definite pluses.

We have until Tuesday to decide. We'll see. I don't want to jump into anything too quickly, but it does seem like a very good option. I think it will also go well with our brown micro-suede couch we currently have.

What do you think?

Leo, IN

My visit to Indiana this past weekend was very nice. I got to see a lot of my family (who I hadn't seen since Christmastime) and several of my girlfriends. It was a much-needed trip.

My mom picked me up from the South Bend airport Friday morning, and on the way back to Leo we stopped at DeBrand's to use a giftcard she'd be saving. The sundae we decided to share was amazing.

Vanilla ice cream in a chocolate bowl,
with dark chocolate and rasberry toppings and almonds.
It was sooooooo good.

Friday night we had a birthday dinner with my immediate family and my Aunt Sandy and Uncle Jeff for my mom (April 14th) and Collin's fiancee Brittany (April 18th).

Dad getting the cake ready

Collin and Brittany

Aaron and his girlfriend Allison

Brittany and Mom - the birthday girls

Blowing out the candles - they got to share.

Saturday my Grandma and Grandpa Lewis came to visit from Michigan, which meant a lot to me. My wonderful friend and maid of honor Audrey also drove in from a couple hours away to see me. And my friend Alison came over with her daughter, Tori (who almost 6 and adorable). And I got to see my bestest friend from high school (that's what we called each other), Jessica, and her new house. It was a very full but fulfilling day. It made me feel so loved to have to many people go out of their way to visit!!

Sunday was church and the flight back to North Carolina.

I loved seeing everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Misc. life updates

Just a few things I know you're all DYING to hear about:

1) I went to Indiana this past weekend to visit my family and some friends, and it was a great time. A few pics coming soon. :)

2) I got the feedback on my mole. A nurse called and left me a voicemail, and it went something like this:

"Hello, Kara, we just wanted to call and give you the results on your biopsy. Your mole is not cancerous or is just fine. You do not need to worry about it. The reason your mole looked weird because there was a cyst under it, and the cyst was traumatized. So again, no worries. Your mole is fine. It just had a traumatized cyst under it. Thank you!"

(A traumatized cyst? What on earth? Explanation, anyone???)

3) Dave's professional engineering exam is this Friday. It's a huge deal...he's been studying for months. So please keep him in your prayers!!

4) I'm going to Columbus, OH this weekend to visit my college girlfriends, and I'm pretty psyched. :)

5) The house situation is moving right along. I've been planning some things for it...more pics on this also coming soon.

6) In case anyone doesn't know yet, Emily and Sion are pregnant!!! Yay!!!! I'm very excited for them. :) Baby coming in November. :)

Ok those are all of the miscellaneous things going on in my life that I can think of right now. :)
God bless!!

Dan's Birthday

Ok, I'm a little late on getting these pictures posted, but here are some snapshots from the birthday get-together that Dave planned for his brother, Dan, at our place on April 9th.

This is the scrum-diddily-umpscious cake Dan's mom made for him.
And don't get confused; Dan turned 25, not 26.
I forgot to get candles (again), so the 2 and 6 had to do.
(I did the same thing for Dave's birthday. Whoops.)

Maggie got to be front and center for the action.

Kelly, Meade, Pike

Dan and Logan

Emily and Lael

Joey, Sion, and Emily.
And Rogan.

Dave and I aren't really in any pictures, but we were there, too. Obviously.

It was a good time. We made tacos with all kinds of toppings. And of course there were chips and salsa. Delish. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Click to Give

Can everyone do me a favor? Please click on the picture above. On the webpage that appears, click the button that says "Click Here to Give - It's FREE!" For every click, a free mammogram is given. If 200 mammograms are reached in April, The Breast Cancer Site will donate $10,000 to help fund a search for a cure. It's such an easy way to give!!

So go'll take 5 seconds. Click the button.

And...if you want to do a little extra giving, you can set The Breast Cancer Site as your homepage and click daily.

Thanks for your help!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Interior decorating resources

Dani, one of my wonderful fellow Company Girls, asked me today if I knew of any good websites to help her with redoing her basement. As I was writing an email to her, I thought this information might be helpful to others, too, so here are my suggestions:

First, for gathering ideas for what you want to do, I'd recommend flipping through my list of my blogs for "browsing" in the bottom right corner of my blog. I glance through those regularly...they give me ideas for colors, furniture, decorations, etc. It actually gets quite addicting, haha. The most recent posts are always at the top of the list.

Second, below I have provided a list of the websites I've saved in the past that provide info on remodeling or decorating.

And this site has a ton of free interior design pictures you can look at and use:

Hope this information is helpful. :)

Folded napkin

And yet another story from email that I had to share...
(I got this from both Dave's mom Cindy and my Grandma N., so thanks to both. :) )


Why did Jesus fold the napkin?

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this.......

John 20:7 tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded and was placed at the head of that stony coffin.

Early that Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, "They have taken the Lord's body and I don't know where they have taken Him!"

Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the napkin that had covered Jesus face was folded up and lying to one side.

Is that important? Absolutely!

Is that really significant? Yes!

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about the Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.

When the Servant set the dinner table for the Master, he made sure it was exactly the way the Master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the Master had finished eating. The Servant would not dare touch that table until the Master was finished.

If the Master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, "I'm finished".

I did not know this....

If the Master got up from the table, and folded his napkin beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because....the folded napkin meant, "I'm coming back!"

He is coming back!

I pray that you are blessed with peace and joy in the knowledge that He IS coming back someday.



I just received this story in an email from my Grandma N., and I had to share...


A real medical doctor wrote:

"A couple of days ago I was running (I use that term very loosely) on my treadmill, watching a DVD sermon by Louie Giglio....and I was BLOWN AWAY! I want to share what I learned....but I fear not being able to convey it as well as I want. I will share anyway.

He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God He spoke the universe into He breathes stars out of His mouth that are huge raging balls of fire...etc. etc. Then He went on to speak of how this star-breathing, universe creating God ALSO knitted our human bodies together with amazing detail and wonder. At this point I am LOVING it (fascinating from a medical standpoint, you know.) ....and I was remembering how I was constantly amazed during medical school as I learned more and more about God's handiwork. I remember so many times thinking....'How can ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of this???'

Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who created all this, also has the power to hold it all together when things seem to be falling our loving Creator is also our sustainer. And then I lost my breath. And it wasn't because I was running my treadmill, either!!! It was because he started talking about laminin.

I knew about laminin. Here is how Wikipedia describes them: 'Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue.' You see....laminins are what hold us together....LITERALLY. They are cell adhesion molecules. They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell.. Without them, we would literally fall apart. And I knew all this already. But what I didn't know is what laminin LOOKED LIKE. But now I do. And I have thought about it a thousand times since....Here is what the structure of laminin looks like...AND THIS IS NOT a 'Christian portrayal' of it....if you look up laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you will see...

Now tell me that our God is not the coolest!!!? OUR GOD IS Amazing beyond words. The glue that holds us together...ALL of in the shape of the cross. Immediately Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind. 'He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth , visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things HOLD TOGETHER. ' Colossians 1:15-17.

Call me crazy. I just think that is very, very, very cool. Thousands of years before the world knew anything about laminin, Paul penned those words. And now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint, we are held cell to the cross. You would never in a quadrillion years convince me that this is anything other than the mark of a Creator who knew EXACTLY what laminin 'glue' would look like long before Adam even breathed his first breath!!

"Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing who holds the future.""


Now is that cool or what??

Friday, April 10, 2009

Decorating for Real Life

~ Company Girls, please skip to the previous post for my coffee for today. ~

As I mentioned in a past post, iLearn, I participated in a free online course called "Decorating for Real Life", hosted by iVillage. I thought I'd share some of the highlights of what I learned. Here are my notes:

* The trick is to keep a room at the level of fullness or emptiness that makes you happy.

* Make sure things are not in the wrong place and therefore never being used, e.g., an ottoman miles from any chair or a comfy chair with no reading light near it.

* Keep in mind that light affects just about everything in decorating, including color. Take color swatches home and look at them in the light of the room you're decorating before purchasing paint.

* Small rooms that you pass through quickly - like entries, foyers, and bathrooms - can handle brighter and bolder colors than other rooms.

* White won't make a sunless room look brighter. Instead it will make it look dingier, because white reflects its surroundings. Small and dark will get smaller and darker with white walls.

* Dark ceilings make a room look shorter. Light ceilings make a room look taller.

* Suggestions for wallpaper:

a) paper the back wall of a niche

b) paper the back panel of bookshelves

c) paper the ceiling and paint the walls a color in the paper
d) paper the wall only above chair-rail height, and use paint below
e) create tall, rectangular panels on the wall with picture molding and paper inside the panels

* When choosing window treatments, first determine what function or combination of functions you want the window treatment to accomplish:
a) partial privacy

b) complete privacy

c) filtering sunlight

d) blocking sunlight

e) admitting as much light as possible

f) framing a good view
g) blocking an unattractive view
h) turning a window into a focal point

i) making a window look taller or larger
j) making a low ceiling appear higher

* Furniture's style is usually determined by height and heft. Height is how tall the item is, heft is its visual weight (largely determined by its width, but especially by the thickness of its arms and legs). Heights and hefts of pieces in the same room should be similar.

* Furniture that is lower to the ground gives a more casual feel.

* Heavyweight fabrics and elaborate patterns generally look better on chunkier,
more elaborate pieces of furniture, while small patterns look better on smaller, slimmer pieces - with the exception of narrow stripes, which go with everything.

The course was written by Sarah McNamara, so all kudos go to her for this great advice.

Company Girl Coffee 04.10.09

Hello Company Girls!

Well it has been a busy week. As I mentioned in a previous post, we sold our house last Friday after only 3 days on the market. Clearly God's hand was guiding the whole process because such a thing is impossible these days. Dave and I are so grateful to Him. This Wednesday the house was inspected and only a few issues were found, so it looks like everything should go through. We'll be closing on April 30th, and then we have 3 extra days to move. We'll be subleasing from our friends Debbie and Brian, who are moving into their new house around the same time but will still have an apartment lease. It looks like everything will work out. Then our new house should be done in August. I can't wait! Check out the pics in my previous post, House Pics #1.

Other events of the week would include a not-fun dermatology appointment on Monday that you can read about here: Dermatologist. Then last night we had a birthday get-together for Dave's brother, Dan. Pictures will be posted soon, which I took for their mom because I knew she'd want to see them. :)

This weekend we are traveling to Charlotte to visit Dave's family for Easter. Tomorrow morning we're stopping at the new Ikea store in Charlotte on the way, which I'm pretty psyched about. :) It should be a good weekend. We haven't been to Charlotte since Christmastime so we're due for a visit.

So last week's trivia was the following:
True or False: When Ninevah repented, its residents put sackcloth on all their animals.

Answer: TRUE See Jonah 3:8.

This week's trivia: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?

What are everyone else's plans for Easter? Anything exciting? Does anyone have today off of work? I sure don't. Also, let's not forget the true meaning of this weekend. Take a couple moments to pause and thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus. (Does anyone else think that Easter should be the biggest holiday of the year and not Christmas?)

God bless!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

House Pics #1

I thought it'd be fun to share pictures as our house is built. Here is its current state: :)

Yup, that beautiful expanse of dirt is the current extent of our new house.
This is the view from the front.

And this is the view from the back.
I'm standing in our breakfast nook. Or maybe the living room. I'm not sure.

Look how spacious it is!

And just a few random pics of my babies:

Maggie May

Maggie and Rogan

Monday, April 6, 2009


So this morning at about 7:50am I suddenly realized that I was supposed to be at a dermatology appointment at 8:05. It was at least a ten minute trip, and I was standing around with sopping wet hair, no makeup, nothing put together for work, and no jewelry on. I ran around like a mad woman and somehow managed to get there by around 8:10.

Now, like most people, I'm not a big fan of the dermatologist. I mean lay there 90% naked while she scans your body for something she can cut off. Not exactly a soothing, enjoyable experience. And, much to my dismay, she found something. Well, actually, I found it. I have this weird thing that moles suddenly scab up, get really sore, then somewhat fall off and disappear like any scab would. It was just my luck that a mole decided to start doing this within the last couple of days. Part of me was kind of glad it did, because it meant I could get her honest opinion on it. The other part of me was not so happy about it because I assumed that in order to get her honest opinion, she would want to cut it off my arm. My assumptions were correct. She drew a circle around it with a pen and said, "We'll just shave this off." Ehhhhhhh.

My stomach started churning. Luckily I had a mole removed from my stomach two years ago so I knew what to expect. I turned my head away and made a few wimpers about "This gives me the heebie-geebies...ugggghhhh...." The doctor said, "Now, do you pass out?" (Is that supposed to be a normal question??) I responded, "Well, you cut one off my stomach before and I didn't pass out, so I guess not." (Although I probably would have rather been unconscious.) She kind of chuckled. Not overly comforting. I kept my head turned sharply away and tried to think calming thoughts. They numbed me up and I could feel some pressure, but that was it. Then it was done. I glanced over briefly when the nurse stepped away. No blood. Thank goodness.

I left and climbed in my car to head to work. On the way, I could feel my curiosity getting the best of me. The little bandage was just begging me to pull it off and look underneath. So I gave in.

Bad idea.

The sight of the little crater in my arm made my whole body squirm inside. Nausea filled my stomach. "Eeeew eeeeew eeeeew!!!!" Yes, I exlaimed out loud. I couldn't help it. It was just gross. And a lesson had been learned. Don't look at the remnants of chopped-off body parts.

So now I sit at work with a little bandage on my arm and every time I look at it I get nauseous. Sasi, my coworker, says, "So don't look at it." I guess that should be an obvious solution.

The good news is that the dermatologist said she's not really worried about the mole. Apparently, some younger people form white around their moles and then they dissappear, and this is the body's white blood cells killing the mole. She said it is very possible that my body just does it differently, and instead of forming white on the edges, my moles scab. I found that very interesting. I hope that she's right. I'll have to let you know the biopsy results when I hear.

So three things I've learned this morning:
1) On Friday, pay attention to next Monday's schedule
2) Don't look at wounds (however little they are) after the doctor cuts something off
3) I am a wuss.

Friday, April 3, 2009

We sold our house!!

Yup that's right! We sold our house today!! And it only took 3 days!!!

God is so good. :)

Company Girl Coffee 04.03.09

Morning Company Girls!

Hope everyone's had a splendid week!! Ours has been crazy. We put our house on the market on Wednesday (after the longest and most tiring weekend of my life trying to prep the house), had a showing Wednesday evening, and got an offer today. We're planning on countering it, so we'll see what happens. We also had two appointments in regard to our new house this with the mortgage company and the other to begin selecting our design options. Throw in a pressing deadline at work, a planned dinner with some couples from our Sunday school class, and Dave studying for his professional engineering exam, and you've got one busy week. I can definitely see God's hand guiding us through all of it, though, so I praise Him for that. :)

Alright, last week's trivia:

In what horrible way did Samson set fire to a bunch of Philistine grain fields?

Answer: He tied the tails of 300 foxes together, set them on fire, and let them loose in the fields. (Judges 14:4-5)

Several of you got that correct...I was impressed!

And for this weeks' trivia:

True or False: When Ninevah repented, its residents put sackcloth on all their animals.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spiffy things

Just a couple things I found this morning that I thought I'd share:

1) A cool website where you can create a font in your own handwriting for FREE. I haven't done it yet but I'm excited to check it out. :)

2) A neat new interior decorating site:

This site has a 3D room decorating tool, a mood board creator, and even a style quiz if you sign up (which is free). All kinds of ideas and goodies for those of you who love decorating. :)