Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

I am getting excited about our spirit night at Chick-Fil-A coming up next week. If you are in my area, don't forget to stop by chick-fil-a. We are still getting calls and emails every day about camp. Praying that we will be able to reach several kids this summer for Christ and have some super camps along the way.

If you are a Brad and Emily fan, I hear that they are still together and better than ever. I started following them on Twitter this week. :-)

Quote of the Day: Ms. Hunter you have smooth hands. Me: Huh? Child: you know not like a Grandpa! Me: Thanks, I think. :-)

Question of the Day: "Do you allow adults to go to your camp?" Now which one exactly would you like to go to?

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rain Rain Rain

Such a Rainy Day. I wanted to nap all day, but alas there was work to be done.

Enjoyed Church tonight.

Pot Roast for dinner.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

No Blog Night

85 days is quite a feat for me. Rewarding myself tonight with a break. I have some good material coming up for future days.


Happy Day 85 to me!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Late Dinner

but a good one....

Pot Roast with mushrooms, onions, and carrots.

Long Day. Tired.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011


Going to study tonight for my driver's license test. NC requires you to take the test before swapping over your drivers licenses. I HAVE TO GOT DO THIS! I will get in trouble if I get pulled. So tonight is short, because I hear the test is hard. :-)

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I will then be a true North Carolinian! :-) Georgia will always be in my heart though! :-)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Youtube Addiction

You literally can waste hours going from one video to the next. YouTube is addicting. I must confess.

The Shaytards are a loved family on YouTube who simply record their daily life. Shay makes a living recording his life and putting it on youtube. After a few videos, you feel like you are apart of the family. He has hidden the identity of their "real" names by calling his wife and children Mommytard, Sontard, Princesstard, Babytard, and Rocktard. He records and uploads a video every day. He has done this for two full years and is working on his third. His videos are normally pretty clean. The family is Mormon and are pretty open about their faith. While I don't agree with Mormons, I do enjoy watching their videos. I would not be surprised to see this family on T.V. one day. However, right now with over 800,000 subscribers to his videos, I would say that his YouTube viewership is quite impressive.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

1st time Blood Donor

Today our school hosted a blood drive for the Red Cross. Teachers, students, and parents gave blood today. I gave for the first time. I was nervous at first, but the nerves quickly subsided during the process. I am glad to be able to support such a great cause. Aside from having a dizzy spell and having to lay down, the process went surprisingly easy and smooth.

I look forward to more opportunities to give blood.


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Letters to Ms. Hunter

Translation: I wanted to go home, but my Mom told me about After Care. Then it was fun and I went home.

Translation: The Lord is our Shepherd. He takes care of us. He will guide us when we are not listening and in Heaven.

Oh the joy! Steal my heart!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eventful Afternoon and Adrian Rogers

Excuse my post...

I published before I even had anything written.

Today, I lost my debit card, license, and any card that has some importance. I could remember the exact place that I last had the card. However, my wallet was missing! I was look at the E empty light beaming at me in my car and searching for my missing card. I thought I was going crazy. I had remembered placing it in my purse in the side pocket.

I decided to drive home on fumes and see if it had accidently spilled out at home. I walked in and looked around. No billfold to be found! I sat down and dumped both of my school bags out. Still not there!

I prayed.

Something nudged me to go outside and look under the seats of my car. I looked. Not there. Then I felt a stronger nudge to move the seats. Guess where it was? It was in the middle, underneath the passenger seat of my car! Now, you tell me how it got there?

All I know, is Jesus helped me find my billfold this afternoon.

The time that I got all of that done and gas in my car. It was too late to go to church.

I spent my night praying for my church family  and watching Adrian Rogers. Oh, how I love to listen to Adrian Rogers preach.  The sermon that he gave from Numbers 13 of Caleb's faith and belief in the power of God, was just what I needed to hear tonight. In fact, I am listening to this sermon again right now as I am typing.

"If Jesus Christ is in you, you have all that you need."

all the patience

all the power

all the wisdom

all the joy

I tried to embed the video for you, but it would not work. If you click here, it will send you to the thirty minute sermon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kerr Vance Gets Flyers

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Kerr Vance students watch out for the Colts Kids Camp flyer to come with home you! CCS would like to invite you and welcome you to summer camp this summer!

Parent's mark your calendars for April 5th for our Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A!

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On Deck For Tomorrow...

Student Notes to Ms. Hunter

Monday, March 21, 2011

Colts Kids Camp

  • Praying for registrations to keep coming in and for parents to sign up early.

  • Was able to talk to someone and glean great camp administration advice.

  • loved talking to new parents on the phone today

  • scheduled interviews for some of our staff

  • Entered registrations into the computer

  • Praising God for his continued blessings

  • Getting excited about camp!

Colts Kids Camp

Praying for 200

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spiritual Landmines

Tonight Brett led us through landmines to avoid. Tonight's message was very applicable and challenging for spiritual growth.

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James 1:2-5
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.

As we grow and mature in Christ we must be keenly aware of landmines. We should not remain where we are,but we are to progress. Spiritual growth requires wisdom. The Wisdom of God guards against the traps of the enemy.

Beware of

1. Landmine of Pride

2. Landmine of Jealousy and Envy

3. Landmine of Unforgiveness

4. Landmine of Fear

Landmines will counteract our spiritual growth and maturity.

Warning video is hard to watch. DEFINITELY NOT FOR KIDS. However, I am posting this video to add a visual to the spiritual effects of a landmine. Landmines can seem innocent in the beginning, but end up having a deadly effect.

To hear tonight's message visit Raleigh Road Baptist Church Website. I challenge you to listen to tonight's message

a. you missed church tonight

b. you struggle with any of the above landmines (which would be everybody)

c. you want to be challenged in your growth

This blog is not intended to be an in-depth recap and you will not receive the "fruit" of this message until you hear it for yourself. The message is not up right now, but should be up tomorrow (Monday).

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Saturday, March 19, 2011



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Tonight the moon is the closest to the earth and the brightest that it has been in 18 years. It really is a beautiful sight looking at this full moon. Take a moment to go outside on this beautiful night and witness God's magnificent creation!






National Geographic


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Friday, March 18, 2011

Justin Beiber

"Justin Beiber is the bomb"

"I love Justin Beiber"

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"I'm going to marry Justin Beiber"

"Justin Beiber sings like a girl"

I have heard them all! The above quotes are from my students. They either have an extreme love for everything Bieber or they have extreme dislike of everything Bieber.

The girls go on and on about how they LOVE his new movie that is out. One girl even told me she thought it was the BEST movie ever.

The Justin Beiber craze has gotten me starting to think about some teen heart throbs of mine....

New Kids on the Block


Backstreet Boys

Boys 2 Men

All Four One

Who was your favorite teen heart-throb?

Here is a hilarious video that I found of a three-year old girl who was crying because she "loves Justin Beiber." Apparently she skipped her nap that day was a tad bit emotional.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Precious Moments

  • unexpected hugs from students

  • sharing the gospel with a student

  • kids hanging on to every word as you read a book to them

  • cute things they say

  • hearing a child tell other children about Jesus

  • hearing kids repeat scripture

I love my students!
Student desks

Short and Sweet today

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rob Bell Squirms

2 Timothy 4:3-4

3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

What are your thoughts on Rob Bell's new book, "Love Wins"?

Southern Baptist leaders have this to say about the book:

The following is taken from

"Following are a sampling of what leaders at Southern Baptist seminaries are saying about the book:
-- Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary: "The Bible is clear on the truths of the exclusivity of the Gospel and the eternal nature of both heaven and hell. Jesus, Himself, spoke clearly to these realities and so that should settle the question for all who call Him Lord. He was not ambiguous or opaque concerning the issues as some modern theologians seem to take delight. Further, if Hell is not real and Jesus is not the only Savior, then we have spent billions of dollars and sacrificed precious lives for nothing. Such theological nonsense empties the cross of its power and makes a mockery of the Great Commission text of Matthew 28:18-20, which constitute the final marching orders of our Commander-in-Chief. If I have to choose between the machinations of a modern theological gymnast and the words of Jesus on any issue, I will go with Jesus every time. He can always be trusted. [A] theological revisionist cannot!"

-- Page Brooks, assistant professor of theology and Islamic studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary: “Rob Bell’s approach is nothing new. In two thousand years of church history, there is truly nothing new under the sun, even theologically. Bell raises several important questions in the first few chapters of his book, which he does very well with his emergent, postmodern style. Nevertheless, one can see the beginnings of his error at the very start as Bell redefines heaven and hell, and places love as the ultimate virtue of God. This becomes the central problem for Bell’s book: Hell is defined as what people make for themselves by rejecting the Gospel, but hell is not forever in the traditional sense of the term. The book is filled with exegetical gymnastics, historical inaccuracies, and eschatological knots that would even make John the Revelator have a headache. Bell may affirm he believes in heaven and hell, but not in the historical, orthodox senses of the term.

"The primary theological issue with Bell’s book is his emphasis on love as the primary attribute of God. While this is true, the Bible also teaches that justice and holiness are attributes as well. God’s love is also a just love, and His justice is also a merciful justice. In other words, we must see God’s love through His holiness and justice. It is not merely a ‘love’ that wins, but rather it is a ‘just love’ that wins. It is this ‘just love’ that we proclaim in the Gospel. If we exalt love as the only virtue of the Gospel, we undermine the reality of sin, which is an inaccurate representation of salvation and a disservice to the full offer of the Gospel to sinners. Nevertheless, I believe that we can listen to Bell in that he raises the questions for which modern society is trying to find answers. In a Western, postmodern culture where the ultimate societal value is love and peace for all, the questions Bell has offered are certainly in the minds of the contemporary, postmodern generation. I believe the church must be willing to answer these questions, no matter how often or in what manner they are asked.”

-- Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary: "Doctrinal error, no matter how glibly presented, is still error. Universalism denies the Christian faith. Redefining heaven and hell to explain away the reality of God’s judgment contradicts clear biblical teaching affirmed by orthodox Christians for centuries. Making the Gospel more understandable in our culture is a worthy goal. Amending the Gospel to make it more palatable is not.”

-- Albert R. Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (from his blog): "Time is running out on the Emerging folks. They can play the game of suggestion for only so long. Eventually, the hard questions will be answered. Tragically, when the answers do come, as with the case of Brian McLaren, they appear as nothing more than a mildly updated form of Protestant liberalism. The publicity surrounding Bell’s new book indicates that he is ready to answer one of the hardest questions -- the question of the exclusivity of the Gospel of Christ. With that question come the related questions of heaven, hell, judgment, and the fate of the unregenerate. The Bible answers these questions clearly enough, but few issues are as hard to reconcile with the modern or postmodern mind than this. Of course, it was hard to reconcile with the ancient mind as well. The singularity of the person and work of Christ and the necessity of personal faith in him for salvation run counter to the pluralistic bent of the human mind, but this is nothing less than the wisdom of God and the power of God unto salvation."

-- Rustin J. Umstattd, assistant professor of theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: "It is clear that Bell is not comfortable with the idea that billions of people may suffer in hell. But then, who is comfortable with that? The majority of evangelicals who hold to the orthodox understanding of hell (that there will indeed be people who ultimately reject God and as such are shut out from his presence) are troubled by its implications. But being troubled, even deeply troubled, by the implications of the biblical text does not give us a reason to abandon the text or force it into a mold that rests comfortably with us. It should be our goal to let the Bible be the source and shaper of our doctrine."

-- Thomas White, associate professor of theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: "If Rob Bell or anyone else denies hell and supports Universalism, he falls into a long line of heretics serving the ruler of this world -- asking, 'Has God said?' and then twisting God's Word with an intellectual sleight of hand that is neither creative nor unique. We know Jesus spoke of hell often. If the Bible is true, so is hell. To question such matters is to question the Gospel and biblical authority. Jesus died a substitutionary death paying the penalty so that man would not spend an eternity paying the penalty himself. Those who reject Jesus get what they have requested -- separation from God. Those who repent and believe receive immeasurable grace. Matthew 25:46 makes it clear that if one is eternal, so is the other. The choice is clear and as old as the Garden of Eden: follow the ruler of this world or follow the Word of God."
Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press. To read Baptist Press' overview of "Love Wins," visit"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brad and Emily

Well it is the day after the Bachelor...

Brad chooses Emily! The whole season we all assumed that Brad was going to choose Chantal, but a few weeks ago to our surprise Brad chooses Emily. Emily has been my favorite from the beginning.

Something that bothered me last night on the "After the Rose" show, is that one minute Chantal is crying over Brad not choosing her and discounting his relationship with her and in the next minute she is declaring her love for this new guy. Go Figure!

No doubt Brad probably liked Chantal, but I have this theory that the Bachelor and or Bachelorettes choose their final person long before they get to the final two. There is no way that you can convince me that they make a decision like that in one day. Most of them probably know early on in the season and are forced to say certain things to keep viewers like me hanging on.

We learned last night of the rocky road that Brad and Emily have had over the pas few months. I can certainly see why that is the case. Emily expressed that she would have nervous breakdowns every Monday night and Tuesday. I would too! I don't think that I could ever sit and watch my fiance make out with other women and talk about how much he likes them! Oh nay nay!

I have high hopes for this couple! Out of all the seasons that I have watched, this couple displayed, in my humble opinion, the stamina to make it through. They seemed to be thinking in real world contexts.

Here is an article I read from Yahoo OMG!

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While "Bachelor" fans continue to debate if Brad and Emily are still together, host Chris Harrison tried to put some of the rocky romance rumors to rest.

"I can assure you, they are together," Chris told Access Hollywood on Tuesday morning, following Monday night's season finale, which saw Brad propose to Emily.

After the finale, the couple hit the annual "After the Final Rose" show and revealed they've indeed hit a few bumps in the road along the way.

I've actually talked to Brad. We taped the final rose special about a week ago, but I've talked to him several times since... and they are as good as they've ever been," the reality host added. "They're doing fantastic and Brad... he wanted everyone to know that they're as good and as strong and as sure about their relationship as ever."

In fact, the couple watched the finale and the "Final Rose" on TV together, Chris revealed.

"She's in Austin and went to his home to watch the finale last night and they actually went out last night. So, they went out on the town in public for the first time," Chris said, revealing a text message he got from Brad on Tuesday morning with the information. "He could not be happier, doing great ... and so, again, the whole reason they're not here today, they want to get the heck out of the spotlight and start living their life."

On Tuesday, ABC released a statement on behalf of Brad and Emily, noting their wish to be left alone.

"At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship. We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together," the statement from the couple read.

When it comes to the wedding, it wasn't necessarily marrying Brad that Emily was opposed to - but rather, what she wanted to avoid was having a secret TV wedding -- according to Chris.

"We planned it and we wanted to do it, but Emily was like, 'You're not going to make my wedding day a secret. I'm not going to be able to send out invitations, have my friends and family and make it a huge [day],'" Chris explained, adding that he understood her position. "A first marriage, a first wedding, you don't steal that from a woman. That's a very special day and so even though we could have brought some family in, it wouldn't have been the event that she wants it to be."


Despite cynicism from viewers and fans, having seen more than his share of TV proposals first-hand, Chris insists Brad and Emily have what it takes to make their relationship last.

"You know, I do [think it will last]. Look, it's so easy to say it won't. Statistically, it won't work. Statistically, your neighbors are going to break up and they're going to get a divorce, so it's easy for people to be like, 'Yeah, they'll be done in a week' or whatever. But I don't know. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I know these people and I know they want to make it work," he contended. "Do they have their work cut out for them? Absolutely.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Brett Marlowe!

Today I was busy, busy, busy answering calls and emails about summer camp! Woohoo! I also spent time working on my curriculum maps. We have to turn in our course objectives, units, and assessments for the year.

Today is Brett's birthday. We are headed to dinner to celebrate!


Cute Kids Sayings Today

"Ms. Hunter, I have peach fur growing on my lip." "Do you mean peach fuzz?" "Nope, peach fur." "Oh, you're a little young for that." "Do you have any Ms. Hunter?" "I sure hope not!" :-)

Said by another teacher: "Ms. Hunter sure is young and fun." Child: "Yeah, and she is single too!!" :-) I laughed out loud on that one, considering this was first grade child! He is a hoot!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ellie loves my shoes!

This weekend just seemed to fly by....

I better get geared up for the new week!

Here are some pictures from today. Ellie decided to put on my shoes at church. Her love of shoes makes her a girl after my own heart! And yes, we do wear the same size shoe. I wish I had video of her walking in the shoes!

If only the shoes matched her dress. :-)

Gotta love Ellie!

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Forward!

Don't forget we lose an hour of sleep tonight. I hate that we lose sleep, but I love that it won't be dark early. I love having long hours. It feels like I can get more done in my day.

I bit the bullet and ordered p90x today. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I have read all of the information, watched the testimonies, and heard of friends doing the program. Dr. Reid one of my seminary professors told me about p90x last year. He started the program and would sing its praises of helping him gain energy and practice discipline.

I used to love to work out in the gym and go for long walks. I have never been a runner. I stopped doing this when I moved to NC in the late summer. I can definitely tell that I have not been working out. My body is tired and I have put on some weight. My main goal is not weight loss, but a healthier body with more energy. I should not be tired at age 25.

My Goals

Discipline to the Glory of God

Healthier Body

More Energy

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Hard Working Men at CCS

Our headmaster at school recently purchased new smart projectors for our classrooms. I am excited about using these projectors as teaching tools in the classroom. These past two days some men have been installing these projectors into all of the teacher's rooms. It really spoke volumes to me as I watched how hard these men worked. They were so kind and polite to us in the school.

The two men arrived yesterday morning and began working on the high-school hall. When I left yesterday, they had only 2 projectors fully put up and working. We encouraged them to get a hotel room and rest that night instead of driving back to Clayton. Katherine was able to get them a discount for the Jameson Inn. When we arrived this morning the men had not left to go home. They worked all through the night.

They had finished one room on the elementary hall and was working in two other rooms. The kids and I made them a pot of coffee. They were MUCH appreciative. :-) I don't drink coffee so it was quite a sight watching me try to figure out the coffee pot. One kid asked me, "Ms. Hunter, Do you know what you are doing?"

When lunch time rolled around, we offered to go buy them lunch. We offered our extra pizza. They declined and said that they would keep on working and be out soon. I knew that these two men had to be exhausted!!!

The kids volunteered to help gather all of the boxes and trash and put it into an empty classroom. They loved this task and it was a great way for them to serve.

At five-thirty today the hard-working men finally got to go home to their family. This father and son team worked diligently all day, all night, and all day to finish the job, so that on Monday morning the teachers and students of CCS will walk into new classroom technology.

Praise God for this Blessing!

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Getting calls and or emails almost daily about summer camp!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Be Brief Baby Be Brief


I had a LONG day a school today! My kids wore me slap out! We played, built a fort, watched Curious George fixed lunch, played in the gym, finger painted, colored a picture, played in centers....then finally went home! PHEW!

We had men working on our new smart projectors today. WooHoo! Each classroom is getting equipped with these new projectors that work like a smart board on the white board. I think it will be a great teaching tool for the classroom. I am pretty excited about this.

I left work had dinner and finished my night by cleaning, dusting, and mopping.

Needless to say...

I will sleep well tonight! :-)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teacher gets Creative

I began to feel like our schedule was the same ole same ole. I wanted to spice up our schedule just a tad for tomorrow.

So, I created this......

This is our schedule for tomorrow. The jar is full of activities that we normally do and some surprise activities that we don't normally do. The kids will draw out an activity card out one at a time and we will complete the task. When that activity is complete, I will choose another child to draw out another activity card.

I think that this will be a fun way to conduct our day. I will update you tomorrow on how it all turns out!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kids Say the Darndest Things

  • Miss Hunter, How much do you weigh because you sure don't look fat?

  • 7 year old to 4 year old. You shouldn't worry about weighing 50 pounds because I weigh 50 pounds and I am skinny. I mean really skinny.

  • Miss Hunter, you should have potato salad for dinner.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Bachelor Retraction

I am sorry Michelle. I recently posted about your well umm.... mean tendencies. I now believe that you fell victim to bad editing. Your sarcasm did not  come across well on T.V. Looking back on the T.V. show, I can see your sarcasm. I think that you would agree that you said some things that you did not mean. All of the girls said things that they should not have said.

Tonight, as I watched the Bachelor, I felt sorry for you. I completely disagreed with the way you were attacked tonight. The comments were unnecessary, uncalled for, and rude.

Does anyone agree? disagree? What are your thoughts on Michelle Money?
Did you have a clue that night that you wouldn't get a rose?
Something was off ... After our photo shoot and time to talk at the pool, something felt different. His kisses weren't as passionate or emotional. I could tell his heart was with someone else. In my opinion, that's when he started falling in love with Emily.

Why not talk to him on the way to the limo or once you were inside?
Brad and I did have a personal, positive conversation that gave me closure and helped me feel confident in his decision. They didn't show it. I had a lot to say in the limo as well ... Me laying down was a result of being car sick from talking to the camera while driving down a bumpy road with lights in my face. I was going to throw up.

Are you worried about how you were portrayed and how it will affect your future dating prospects?
Once you meet me face to face and have a conversation, it's very clear that I'm not a villain. I'm not worried about dating. I've just had a hard time finding people to date in Utah. Being a single mom, it's hard to get out and travel and meet men. I'm hopeful. I want to get married and have more kids. I want to be in a committed, healthy relationship with somebody who is confident, can make me laugh and can be a great example to my daughter.,,20467631,00.html

I have read spoilers that say Emily wins. I have also read spoilers that Chantal is who Brad chooses. Who knows? We will see next week!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Tonight was the GA's and RA's pinewood derby race. The kids have been working on these cars the past few weeks. We all had fun watching them race the cars. It was hard to get pictures of their fast cars. Here are a few pictures....



Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mom's Funnies!

Mom is notorious for sending me funny videos that she finds. Today she sent me several. Here is one that she sent me today. I thought that this little girl was too cute and smart to boot!

Subs for Dinner!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Funny Animal Voiceovers

Breakfast. Talked to Mom. School. Taught. Worked on Summer. Welcomed Aftercare. Playground. Snack. Centers. Parent's Pickup. Left School. Wake Forest. Chilis. Celebrated Birthday. Home. Bed. Honk Shoo!

I found these cute videos today through a friend on facebook. There is a series of these videos online on youtube. BBC produced these videos.

So, today it is just a Friday night laugh....

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dinner Made Easy

I am loving finding new recipes on the Betty Crocker: Dinner Made Easy website.

Tonight's dinner:

Southwestern Cheese Steak

Delicious yet simple

Brown the Steak

Remove Steak from skillet

1.5 cups of Salsa

1.5 cups of water

Combine Salsa and Water in the skillet

Bring to a Boil

Pour in Pasta

Put Meat back into skillet

Cook for 15 minutes

Add 8 ozs of Velveeta Cheese

Mix Well and Serve

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Last Night's Dinner

Bow Tie Pasta

Bag of Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables

Beef Strips

Diced Tomatoes

1 tsp of garlic salt

1/4 tsp of pepper


Boil your pasta.

While your pasta is boiling, put a tbsp of olive oil in a skillet.

Place the bag of frozen vegetables (onions and bell peppers) into the skillet

Stir for 3 to 5 minutes

Add your beef strips to the mix.

Cook until no longer pink.

Add your diced tomatoes, garlic salt, and pepper.

Mix well.

Pour meat and vegetable mixture over pasta.

Serve with bread!

Yum! Yum!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Created to Worship and Obey

I had the opportunity to speak in elementary chapel this morning.

Here is what we talked about....

God spoke into existence                                           the day

the night

the land

the sea

the birds of the air

the creatures

God created and formed into existence male and female.

God spoke creation into existence. God created and formed man into existence.

Male and female he created them in his image. Gen. 1:28

God gave them the mandate to be fruitful and multiply. God gave male and female a purpose for living. Gen. 1:29

God gave Adam a job. His job was to cultivate and keep. The hebrew translation of cultivate and keep is worship and obey. Gen. 2:15

God created us to worship and obey Him.

God created us to worship Him.

How can we worship God? How can we praise God?

Worship is ascribing to God his worth, glory, and honor. Praising God is our response to what God has done for us on the cross.

We can worship God through our thoughts, words, actions, and prayers.

God created us to worship Him.

God created us to obey Him.

How can we obey?

We obey God by honoring his word and commandments.

What is the greatest commandment that we are given?
Love God and Love Others

We obey God by

We are created to obey.

The sole purpose for all human beings living here on this earth is to worship and obey God by ascribing to God all of HIS glory and honor.

Day 56

Blogging the Blessings


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