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

Friday, March 28, 2008

Wedding Stores and Babies

Well the store is pretty well set... and I got a call at 7:04 this morning that my sister's in labor and it's "the real thing." So it's a sunny Friday morning, the end of Spring Break week, and although my kids have been in Kouts with me all week it's been good for them I think to watch their mom get ready for this opening. And today, we get a baby! Pray for Beth and her husband Dave, pushing out a human and simultaneously becoming a parent...that's a busy day:)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ex-Husbands, Urine and Cabinetry

Obviously I've been at the store non-stop the last 2 weeks, and this week I called Dave to make sure he could get the kids off the bus one day because I was busy in Kouts. What he HEARD me say was "I'm busy urinating in cabinets." Although I've done a surprising amount of unusual do-it-yourself projects this week that is not one of them! What I really said was "I'm polyurithaning cabinets." Either his mind is just that much in the gutter (!) or he's shocked and amazed at my newfound skill at cabinetry. I'm thinking it's mind in the gutter:)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fairly Odd Hannah

If you guys ever watch Nickolodeon you've seen Fairly Odd Parents, one of the funniest cartoons ever put on the screen. Well they recently had a baby, and when Hannah had strep last week she watched Nickolodeon ENTIRELY TOO MUCH while mommy attempted to organize 3 church meetings, go to 2 bank meetings, sign a lease, take care of big sister with her insane geometry homework and oh yeah like, do laundry and stuff:) SO... One of the rare moments I was sitting down with Hannah I noticed the kitty looking at us weird; I leaned over and whispered, "I wonder what that silly kitty's thinking." And without missing a beat or turning her glazed gaze from the TV my 7 year old replied "Making her plan for universal domination."
I SPIT MY DRINK CLEAR ACROSS THE LIVING ROOM. "What?!" I asked incredulously of the pint sized person on my couch who has the vocabulary of a 32 year old. "I heard it on Fairly Odd Parents" she answered. OY...... :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Weddings and Livestock

I signed my lease (yay!) Saturday and unfortunately, have to paint after all. That's ok, my awesome mama volunteered (or was volunteered, depending on how you look at it!) to help today. So here's the beauty of Kouts. At lunch time we went 2 doors down to George's Coffee Cup, the town diner where the 70 year old farmers come in the bib overalls to drink coffee and complain about the government. Love it...
Then, there's the rust colored Kankakee river water that flows from all plumbing and therefore must be filtered; this honkin filter attached to the basement pipe is the size of my car. Finally, and this really is the kicker, I was reading something on my counter and looked up to see the tail end of a horse walking by my front window. Yep, a horse's patooty walked by and surprised me to the point that I asked my beloved matriarch, "uh, you saw that right?" She walked over to the window and announced that not only was there indeed a horse on the sidewalk, there actually were two (they did have people on them) and they walked over to the Family Express across the street long enough to poop a P I L E and then leave. Welcome to Porter County 46347.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Drugs N Stuff

Hannah has strep, which none of us has ever had before. So I had to take her to the dr, which we don't do very often, get a throat culture that we've never had, then go to the pharmacist where we've never gone and get a perscription for antibiotics we've never taken. ugh! The cute girl behind the pharmacy counter at CVS couldn't understand why we didn't have a file for anyone in our house: not Hannah, not Skylar, not me. I told her the last perscription we'd had was in spring of 2001, 7 years ago, when Hannah was a baby and got her one and only ever ear infection. I say all of this to make the point that I really do think all of our "hippie tree-huggin organic no-vaccine conspiracy theory stuff" works!!!!!!! And it makes me happy to know that because Hannah's not had amoxycylin in 7 years it will really work on her body! I"m also pumping her full of acidophalus of course... :) Can't go COMPLETELY western med on ya!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


I love spring! And although we haven't actually seen it yet, we did hit almost 50 degrees today and it was sunny. Of course after literally 67 days of snow in a row, sunny and 50 just means mud and seeping basements, but hey we'll take what we can get! We change the clocks ahead next Saturday already, which means it'll be daylight til almost 7:00, and the first day of spring is in 2 1/2 weeks (at least according to the calendar!) Easter is early this year too; according to MSN the Easter holiday is always held the first Sunday after the first full moon that follows the Spring equinox. This means that since the first of spring is March 20, then the earliest the first full moon can be is March 21, and the earliest Easter can be is March 22. It's the 23rd this year, that's pretty early! I remember Dave and I started dating 2weeks before Easter in 1990; yes, 1990!!!!!!!!! Holy moly I"m old:) Spring, Easter, Resurrection. Bambi calls springtime the time to be "twitterpated." No idea if I spelled that right, but I hope you all feel it!