About Me

I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Thursday, April 26, 2007


American Idol last night (in spite of the creepy Elvis moment) was incredibly moving. Two hours of helping kids who suffer from extreme poverty and the results of it. I cried the whole time, seriously. Sitting there in my 700 square foot house feeling like it was a palace after watching one story about 14 kids in a one room house; my house with a furnace and my kids with their own room and blankets and a bathroom and 18 choices of what to have for breakfast in the morning. And when it was almost over the contestants were singing a finale and Hannah wanted picked up, so I picked her up and kinda boogied as the show ended, and as she snuggled into me I said "We're so blessed, aren't we baby?" And my sweet spirited 6-year-old says, "Yeah, but it doesn't seem fair to the Africans."

That child won't be mine for long. She's destined to save the world, whether she quits high school at 16 and joins the peace corps to save people or whether she goes to Harvard med school and makes a million dollars to then go save people. She has SUCH empathy and sensitivity for her age...unbelievably so. I've known since she was a baby she would leave me...even though she's been a mommy's girl while she's been little...but I know she has a destiny that 's not in Valpo. Bittersweet to say the least!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Foreign Bride Anyone?

Ok so I'm working hard to get this wedding business off the ground and in an attempt to begin planning a web site I looked to see if there was a www.bridehelper.com yet. There's not, so FYI that'll hopefully be the name of my site by the time Day Parker is done with me! Yay! Disturbingly enough, however, I did get a page full of "If you didn't get what you're looking for, try these" and it's web address after address of mail order brides. Some with cameras and available for your chatting pleasure before you...I don't know...SHIP HER to your address?! Russia, Yemen, blah blah blah. Huh.

Friday, April 13, 2007

My munchkins

My children inspire me every day. Hannah wants to take a Moses book to school to read to any kids who don't know God. She's 6. Then there's Skylar, my practical down to earth one (she's also mildly autistic). One night at dinner we were doing an exercise on hypotheticals (which Skylar is bad at and we therefore practice for her sake) and we were discussing what we would do if the tv broke. Hannah creatively decided we could have an UNO tournament, make up games on the computer, play with our new Barbie castle. Good, I said. Ok Sky, your turn; what could we do if the tv broke? And without a smile or a moments hesitation she states we should call the tv man and have him come fix it. I ABOUT CHOKED TO DEATH. Anyone who says a child who is "different" should somehow be "changed" has never met my beautiful spirited 9 year old. I'd never ever ever change one ounce of that little girls spirit. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS............... first time i've seen this show in 4 flippin weeks b/c of my flippin job and the ONLY person who has ANY PERSONALITY got voted off! no gina wasn't the best singer but she was unique and cute and spunky and rockin i guess i'll keep flippin working on tuesday nights after all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1