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Monday, July 31, 2006

Great Weekend

My family had a great weekend! On Friday I ended up taking my son to Chuck E. Cheese's for a little bit. I love it that all the games are only one token to play. I simply got $5 worth, but it lasted a quite a while! My son earned about 90 tickets from all the games he played, so he got to pick out some really cheap toys before we left.

We had a wonderful family day on Saturday! My hubby and son swam in the pool with papaw for a little bit in the morning. Then we went on a few relaxing errands to look for supplies for our beach trip in September.

My hubby was on praise team yesterday, so he was up early. But my son and I were able to sleep in and met him at church for second service. My hubby did an excellent job, as usual, and he was the best dressed one on stage!!!

Then last night he and his buddy went to a free concert while my son and I hung out at the house watching the boob-tube. It was a great, and relaxing, way to end the day!

What did you do over the weekend?

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Blogger TC said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. I had a quiet weekend. My house got the cleanup of the year. Nothing too exciting.

July 31, 2006 11:11 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Sounds like you enjoyed your weekend. I got to sleep in, and then we did stuff around the house. Nothing exciting.

July 31, 2006 11:20 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Honestly, that week-end sounds wonderful!

All I did was avoid the heat. (And buy that sewing machine.) LOL! I think you had better go nab that machine from your mom. Think of all the cute bibs and burp rags you could be making!!!

July 31, 2006 12:12 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You had a far more interesting weekend than I did; I was hiding from the heatwave!

July 31, 2006 1:27 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I love CEC, now that my kids are old enough to not need me following them around. It was hard trying to keep them in a herd and interested in the same thing the whole time. Now I just plop myself down and give them 1 or 2 tokens at a time, so they have to check in every 3 minutes or so, and I talk with my husband! Love it!

Glad you had a good weekend :-)

July 31, 2006 2:59 PM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

sounds very relaxing! The heat just takes so much out of you! I should know, Dallas has been in triple digits for a while now!

July 31, 2006 4:53 PM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

I loved Chuckie Cheese when i was in my early teens. It was much different then. I was basically a huge arcade with all the latest arcade games. Of course this was in the early to mid 80s. Times sure change.

July 31, 2006 5:28 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Will you respect me less when I tell you that I didn't even get out of my PJs yesterday? :) Watched a few movies and continued to read Emma.

July 31, 2006 5:36 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

Sounds like you have a very nice weekend. My 3 yr old loves good old Chuck E too. Well, she loves the idea of him anyway, Plays the games wins the prizes, but when she sees the giant mouse coming her way, she latches on and screams. Its so much fun! LOL Have a great week!

July 31, 2006 5:41 PM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

Hey girl! Glad you had a super weekend! Only 13 more weeks to go until your new addition hey! I salute you, being preggers in the heat of the summer. Went thru it with my daughter and was glad my son was born in April.

We went to Peggy's Cove this weekend, chilled, played in the pool and had lots of good family relax time. Funny how I don't ever tire of barbecued food, hey?

July 31, 2006 7:02 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Well I hadn't much fun last weekend. It was all chores, chores and chores. Glad you had great fun with your family.

July 31, 2006 7:42 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I was just busy with schoolwork this weekend for the most part. This week is my last week though, so next weekend should start a nice break for me!

July 31, 2006 10:26 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I went camping! I got no sleep, but I took a glorious nap the next day.

July 31, 2006 10:38 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

It was a fantastic weekend TC!

I love sleeping in Jana!

I think I should DW...now, where to put it! :-)

Good for you Capt!

I'll look forward to that time Jen!!

Oh, not cool MrsG!!! I'd never leave the house if it was that hot here.

I hear ya War, it's soooo much different now.

I respect you even more Becky...I love PJ days!!!

My son is the exact same way Lisa...he didn't want to get any where near that mouse!

Yup Shelley, I'm 2/3's over! Hard to believe.

Thanks FC.

Wonderful Guru!

I love camping Barbara...in hotel rooms!!! :-)

August 01, 2006 8:32 AM

 

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Friday, July 28, 2006

We're Off!

My son and I are on our way out the door to get an early start to our weekend! Later all!!!

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Blogger ghraper said...

Hope you had a WONDERFUL day off baby!!!

July 28, 2006 6:16 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Sounds like a fun time is in store for YOU!!!

Enjoy yourself...and come back to us when you are done with the fun!!!!

July 28, 2006 6:51 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a great time, Trin!

July 29, 2006 8:34 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Have a wonderful day!

July 29, 2006 2:06 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

We did, thanks babe!

Will do OZ!!

Thanks Capt and OGO!!!

August 01, 2006 8:28 AM

 

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

No Time For The Internet

Thirteen things Trinity13 would rather be doing right now.


1. Napping
2. Eating a snack
3. Playing Sudoku
4. Watching the rain outside my window
5. Reading a really good book
6. Crocheting on my hubby's OSU blanket
7. Changing a poopy diaper...only cause it really stinks!
8. Watching a movie in "The Cave"
9. Celebrating my mom's b-day (which is today)
10. Wrapping her gifts
11. Making hotel reservations for our Michigan trip
12. Looking up things to do/see on our anniversary weekend away
13. Planning for my day with just my son tomorrow

Do you have any ideas as to what the boy and I should do on our day off?

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Blogger Oh great One said...

You are taking the trip to Michigan?! I'm jealous! A weekend alone with your hubby! I hope you have a marvelous time!

July 27, 2006 11:49 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That trip will be great; a break away plus the concert!

July 27, 2006 1:47 PM

 
Blogger Warm Fuzzies said...

Wow, a trip away with the hubby...my hubby and I have never had a trip away together minus the clan. Enjoy!

July 27, 2006 2:29 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I would love a nap!!! And a snack!!! :)

July 27, 2006 3:06 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i say pack a picnic lunch, bring a soccer ball and head out to the park for the day.

July 27, 2006 3:54 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm so hooked on Sudoku right now.

July 27, 2006 5:25 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Advanced happy anniversary! boy, what I would do right now to be booked in a hotel right now and just relax....

July 27, 2006 9:26 PM

 
Blogger TC said...

A day at the park sounds like fun to me.

July 27, 2006 10:10 PM

 
Blogger Socks, Abby and Blackie said...

oh, I am so with you! I love sudoku, crochet and napping

My list is up

July 27, 2006 10:13 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I vote for a pajama day!

July 27, 2006 11:39 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

We def will OGO!!!

I hope so Capt!

We love our mini get-a-ways Warm Fuzzies!!

Hmmm, sounds great right now PJ!

Too hot BSTS and TC...rather go to the pool!

I'm lovin it Day!!!

Thanks Chrixean!

Thanks for stoppin Socks and Abby!

Sounds wonderful DW!!!

August 01, 2006 8:27 AM

 

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What To Do....Hmmmmm....

I would love to go see my fav all time band, Third Day, when they come to Columbus (in September), but the tickets are soooo expensive. I'm a part of their fan club, so I can buy tickets for the concert today instead of waiting till Friday when they actually go on sale. I've got third row tickets on hold, but it will cost almost $100 for two tickets after fees and shipping. That is just more money than I wanted to spend. I could wait till closer to the event and get on ebay for my tickets. It could cost less, but who knows where the tickets would be seated.

However, on ebay, I found tickets for a Third Day show in Michigan that includes one of my hubby's fav bands, Jars of Clay. The concert is next month, so my hubby and I could make a weekend trip out of it to celebrate our anniversary (which is 3 days before the concert). We would have a 6 hour drive to get there, but both of us have never been to Michigan before and we could do some sight seeing once there.

I just don't know what to do. $100 is a lot to me, but it would be third row seats for a Third Day concert...heehee! It would be an anniversary gift for my hubby and I, but I'm the one who is the band's fan. The hubby really enjoys the group, but for him to do this for our anniversary would make me feel really guilty. I want to do something/buy something that we would both equally enjoy. He wants to go ahead and buy the tickets cause he knows I'm a huge Third Day fan, but I am a big time penny pincher and I don't feel right about it.

What would you do?

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Blogger Princess21 said...

The tickets sound awesome!!! And really not a bad deal. Plus, the others you will prob spend more in the long run for gas and over night stay and all! But both choices sound fun!!!

Soooo Jealous!!!! :)

July 26, 2006 11:42 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

The Michigan thing sounds like the way to go, but there isn't much to sightsee there. Michigan is a dirty stinking hell-hole, give or take a hell.

Okay, so I've only ever been to Detroit, but I like to make broad generalizations!

July 26, 2006 11:45 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

The Third Day tickets sound like a wonderful idea.

July 26, 2006 1:38 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

The above comments suggest Michigan isn't a good sight-seeing place, so the $100 might be best.

July 26, 2006 2:05 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

My husband would second the comment on Michigan since he went there for the first time on a business trip a couple months ago.

However, $100 for tickets isn't really all that bad, especially for great seats and a band you obviously love! Go for it. Treat yourself!

July 26, 2006 3:41 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Trinity13 - The trip to Michigan - 6 hours? No way is that a treat for anyone! Spend that same money going somewhere he would like on your anniversary.

July 26, 2006 9:50 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Since I don't get much "alone" time with my hubby my vote would be for the Michigan deal. You both get to see your favorite bands AND you get a little alone time before the baby comes and you are wiped out!

Tell us what you decide!

July 26, 2006 11:22 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

6 hours in a car + 6 months pregnant = no fun! I'd avoid doing that if I were you.

If you have a chance, answer a question I posted here.

July 27, 2006 9:58 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

If you're already committed to going to Michigan in the car for that long, I'd go to the concert there since you'll both enjoy the two groups. But, you're husband is really sweet for wanting to splurge on your third row seats:)

July 27, 2006 4:19 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I think we have def decided to go away for our anniversary. My hubby and I love little trips away, and this one will be our last one for a while since the baby is due in October. It's only a 4 hour drive, so we should be all good!

August 01, 2006 8:15 AM

 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ready For The Day

Ahhhh, I feel so much better today. Yesterday I just felt like poop, so I rested while the boys played right in front of me. It on those types of days I realize just how well behaved the boys are...they are the best!

I just didn't feel like doing anything yesterday. I had a really bad sore throat, a little cough, and I felt sick. I pray that it's not the start to some big nasty summer cold-I hate those!!! But like I said, I'm feeling much better today. I got a decent night's sleep for once and I think I can make it to 3pm for my afternoon nap (instead of 7:30am like yesterday).

Btw, I happened to love Lady in the Water, but then again, I knew I would. M. Night has yet to put out a movie that I don't like. My hubby actually enjoyed it as well. He really sympathized with the main character, Cleveland Heep-both are in apartment maintenance. (We laughed several times just because Heep was doing something the exact same way my hubby would-like straightening up the pool just so.)

I know that this movie, just like The Village, got terrible reviews. But that's because I think the movie critics compare all of M.'s movies to The Sixth Sense. I won't do that here. Instead I will compare Lady in the Water to Signs. :-) Just like in Signs, you have to believe in things outside our world. Plus, in both movies, there really is no twist. Both don't have a lot of major action scenes, but Lady in the Water kept my attention the entire time. I loved all the unique characters in the film and the role they played in helping out the water nymph. The film critic tenant was a nice touch as well.

This movie is like a bedtime story for adults. If you don't want to be told a story/fairy tale, simply don't see the movie-it won't be for you. However, if you are a fan of M. Night's movie, Signs, I think you would enjoy this movie. It's def not my fav of all his movies, but I loved it no the less and I plan on buying it when it comes out.

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Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

did you like the M. Night movie Wide Awake with Rosie O'Donnell? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120510/

July 25, 2006 9:34 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I have actually yet to see that movie...I wanna get it sometime from Blockbuster.

July 25, 2006 9:46 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Glad you are feeling better.

I liked Signs all right, but it was definitely my least favorite of his movies. We'll see how my schedule shakes down if I get to see this one in the theater.

I have to go see "John Tucker Must Die" first!

July 25, 2006 2:03 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks for the review, Trin.

'Signs' always seemed the weakest of his movies, but all of the others have been really good. I'll be looking to see 'Lady In The Water' when it opens here.

July 25, 2006 2:47 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Movie tastes are so subjective and no two people like the exact same things. I've been debating on whether to see this, but another blogger I read liked it a lot too, so I may have to check it out with those things that you mentioned in mind. Liking or disliking a film always comes down to our expectations and whether or not they were met.

July 25, 2006 2:49 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I am envious that you go to the movies! It has been EONS for me!!!

July 25, 2006 11:59 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I had no doubt that you would just love it!!! You are a very loyal fan!!!!

I am with Gu on wanting to see "John Tucker must die". How sad am I???!!!

Glad you are feeling better!!! :)

July 26, 2006 9:33 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

I'm glad you feel better today. I have had days too when I thank my stars that I can rest while the little princess plays right in front of me.

Did you know that this movie was based on a bedtime story he told to his kids? I think that watching as a movie on it's own merit instead of comparing it to others, I will enjoy the movie.

July 26, 2006 10:56 AM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

Lady in the water looks cool. BTW, saw clerks 2 yesterday. Awesome movie. will do a full review later in the week.

July 28, 2006 4:57 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I loved Signs Guru!!!

Wonderful Capt!

I hope you are able to see the movie soon Becky!

We go about every other month DW...I love it!

I try PJ! :-)

Yes, I did know that TC. It's an incredible story.

Looking forward to reading it War Eagle.

August 01, 2006 8:24 AM

 

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Lady In The Water

Man, I can't wait to see this movie tonight! I've been looking forward to this most recent M. Night movie now for months!!! I love all his movies, so when I heard this one was coming out, I knew I had to see it asap! But I guess he is one of those directors that you either love or hate. And most people say that his only good movie was The Sixth Sense, but I love them all...with The Village being my all time fav!

So, I've got a sitter for my son so my hubby and I can go to the theatre. And I can't believe my hubby is actually willing to go see it. He doesn't like these kinds of movies...he's a comedy kind of guy. But, he is going with me just because I'm so excited to see this movie. I'll just have to return to favor by seeing that crazy looking Talladega Nights. :-)

Do you have any special plans for this weekend?

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Blogger Guru said...

Did you hear that that movie is not supposed to have a twist ending. Egads!

Of course, some people have speculated that that could just be a smokescreen.

July 21, 2006 10:54 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

got to attend a wedding. oh joy. :(

I love M Night movies, but this Lady in the Water isn't catching my attention. Please give us a movie review

July 21, 2006 11:03 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I think of you each time I see the previews for this movie!! It is sooo a Trin movie!!!

I am going to see my babies this weekend in hillbilly land!! :)

July 21, 2006 11:18 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I want to see the Lady in the Water movie too. I also like M. Night movies even though, usually, I am more of a comedy or romantic/comedy fan.

PJ, when you said hillbilly land, why did I start singing Adam Sandler's Lunchlady Land song in my head?

July 21, 2006 11:52 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I saw a clip of 'Lady In The Water' at the cinema. I love 'The Village' as well and will be interested in knowing what you think of it.

July 21, 2006 2:17 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Lo - I do not know this Lunch Lady song?? Please sing a few bars for all of us??!! :)

July 21, 2006 2:23 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I would so love to see that in the theater, but getting Hubby to take me to Pirates was about all I could manage! Let us know how you like it. I love all his movies, I can't even pick a favorite.

No big plans for me. Just more work.

July 21, 2006 2:56 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Ok, here ya go...ahem....

Woke up in the morning
Put on my new plastic glove
Served some reheated salisbury steak
With a little slice of love
Got no clue what the chicken pot pie is made of
Just know everything's doing fine
Down here in Lunchlady Land

You can check out the rest here:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/adamsandler/lunchladyland.html

July 21, 2006 5:06 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Seeing Clerks 2, which should be interesting. I guess I'm waiting to her personal reviews on The Lady. I loved Sixth Sense, liked Signs, thought Village was okay and hated Unbreakable.

July 21, 2006 5:49 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

I just HATE the commercials for this movie. It came on once and scared the crap out of my daughter! I was so annoyed.

July 21, 2006 6:04 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

I have actually only purchased less then 10 DVD's in my life....but "Unbreakable" is one of them....what a GREAT movie...my fav of all his work!!

I was so bummed that they never followed it up with another...but ya neverv know about the second...or third movie (Read: The Matrix)

"Unbreakable" is so different then any other movie I've seen...and the "Extra deleted scence's" would have been great inserted into the film...showing more of the anguish that the character had for surviving the train wreak.

Wow...I gotta try to watch this movie again asap!!!

July 21, 2006 11:40 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

I don't think that was shown over here but I'll try checking this out in DVD. It's been raining hard the past days so I will just stay home and do some closet cleaning.

Have fun.

July 22, 2006 5:32 AM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

OHG! Let me know how it is, I have to turn the commercials off!

July 22, 2006 11:22 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I do not want to see that movie.

I'm going to the concert tonight and then to my mothers on sunday

July 22, 2006 12:10 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

This movie looks great, but a little different than most M Night movies. I too loved The Village. It was excellent! You will have to let us all know how it goes. I am really curious. Hope you enjoyed!

July 24, 2006 3:29 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I hope you enjoyed the movie. Did your husband like it?

July 24, 2006 9:59 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

It didn't have one Guru, but it was all good!

Will do BoN.

It was a great movie PJ!

I'm not sure if you will like it Lo...but since you are a M. Night fan, I would def see it if I were you.

You'll either love the movie, or hate it Capt.

Why not rent it Jana!

If you don't like all of M's movies Becky, I don't think you will like this one.

Awww, too bad Faith.

I love Unbreakable as well OZ!!!

Def check it out Viamarie.

I loved it MrsG!!

I hope you had a great time at your concert Day.

I really enjoyed it Lisa...I will be buying it.

Yes, he did like it Barbara!!!

August 01, 2006 8:21 AM

 

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Baby List

Thirteen things Trinity13 needs to be before the baby comes in October.


1. My hubby and I need to get the baby crib out of storage and set it up in our son's room. We do have a 3 bedroom home, but one room is a play room and I don't have the heart to make it anything but a play room...so my son is getting a roommate.
2. I need to clear a space for a pack-n-play in the playroom. It's currently in my son's room, but it needs to be moved so the crib can go in there.
3. I need to find the inserts for both my pack-n-plays. I haven't see them since we moved, but they would be great to have so that I don't have to bend over as much to lay the baby down.
4. I need to go through my son's two sets of dresser drawers and clear out some space for the new little one's things.
5. There are about 5 storage tubs of my son's old clothes that I need to go through to find all the newborn items.
6. I need to see if I will have the appropriate sizes for the season for the baby since my first one was born in March and this one will be here in October.
7. I would love to buy just a few new items for the baby since really I don't need a baby shower...I saved everything from our first baby. I'd like to get a new thermometer and a pacifier medicine dispenser.
8. I'd also like to get some "I'm the little brother" things...like a few bibs and a shirt or two.
9. I need to stock up on diapers. I haven't bought any little itty-bitty diapers in four years.
10. I would love to have some diapering stations set up throughout the house. With our first son, we had a ranch (with no basement), so all we had to do to change a diaper was to take him into the next room. But now that we have a two story, with a finished basement, I'd love to have a changing station on every floor.
11. I need to wash out the baby car seat and swing. I'm assuming they are full of dust from the lack of use for several years.
12. I need to get a new one of these.
13. And lastly, I need to prepare myself for having a tiny one in my house again...one I can't send home unlike the other boys I babysit for...one that could keep me up in the middle of the night...but one that will multiply the love in our home!

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Blogger Princess21 said...

I get to go shopping for a baby soon!!! Yeah!!!

Ok...so what do you need...that you will let me buy???

July 20, 2006 10:34 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Phew! Those are lots of things to do. Are you sure you can manage all that? Take it easy.
Thanks for dropping by.

July 20, 2006 10:52 AM

 
Blogger AuntieM said...

Wow, a new baby. Sure hated being preggy in the summer time.

My TT is up.......come on by.

July 20, 2006 11:42 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I still have a diaper station on each floor of the house, and my "baby" is almost 20 months! It's definitely a good idea!

July 20, 2006 11:48 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

Wow a lot of stuff to get done, but it is so exciting too!

July 20, 2006 11:55 AM

 
Blogger craziequeen said...

Oh, the fun of preparation combined with expectation! :-)

cq

My TT is up!

July 20, 2006 1:07 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

You were smart to have kept all the stuff from the first baby. I can't count how many people I know that "start over" with each one. Crazy!

July 20, 2006 1:40 PM

 
Blogger Warm Fuzzies said...

A new baby is so exciting! Sounds like there is a little nesting going on! That is so sweet that you are keeping the playroom, and letting your little ones be roommates. I did exactly the same thing, and it has worked out fantastic. It makes the two siblings so much closer, and you rarely have bedtime issues.

Great TT!

July 20, 2006 1:41 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

The diaper shops are on alert!

July 20, 2006 2:46 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

You may not need a (baby) shower, but you should let people throw you a little something anyway.

People like to buy stuff for babies!

July 20, 2006 2:46 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

OH man. Your post just made me panic all over again for what I need to get ready for my own baby.

ACK!

Though it is nice to have another baby of the same gender, isn't it? At least for $$ sake? :)

I thought it was funny that you just put a link to the nipple shields you need.

July 20, 2006 2:51 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

This brings back some memories. I must admit I didnt know a number 12 existed. If I would have, it might have made things so much easier. I bet you are getting so excited. I am excited for you. I didnt do a 13 this week, but thought I would stop by and say hi anyway! Have a great day.

July 20, 2006 5:15 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

P.S I played in your trivia today. I must admit, I dont feel quite so smart today. LOL!

July 20, 2006 5:24 PM

 
Blogger mrsmogul said...

Make sure you get plenty of rest! I am not ready for another one for a looong time!! My husband was talking about it the other day how he wants a daughter and I was like..NO SEX ! LOL

July 20, 2006 6:02 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Gosh, your post brings back memories about getting ready for a little one. Remember, when stocking up on diapers, get size 1 or 2. They barely wear those newborn diapers (if at all) before they are out of them.

Hey, also I want to stick my two cents worth in. LOL. Twice I have tried to pair a newborn up with a toddler. It didn't work either time. Newborns (I think) are too restless and disturb the older ones. Also, the older one always wants to know what is going on in the crib. Maybe other people have had it work out well, but my experience, no way.

July 20, 2006 6:27 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I remember those days.
It'll all come together before you know it.

my tt is up

July 20, 2006 8:09 PM

 
Blogger Tiffany said...

I am so happy for you. A new baby sounds exciting.

July 20, 2006 11:26 PM

 
Blogger Stranger in a Strange Land said...

For the man, labor usually starts in the seventh month.

July 22, 2006 11:18 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

That sounds pretty reasonable, I love the idea of diaper stations.

I also love going through the tiny baby clothes.

Thanks for stopping by, we're still having tummy troubles. :-0

July 22, 2006 2:37 PM

 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Such A Big Boy!

Man, I feel so well rested today! The family spent about 90 minutes in the pool last night and it really wore me out. I should do that every night to make sure I get a good night's sleep.

My four year old has really turned into quite a little fish! He has always loved the water, but he is getting braver every time we go swimming. He can now swim with only using his arm floaties and he doesn't even have to plug his nose to go under (which is a big deal to me since both his dad and myself need to plug). When we got a face mask to finally fit his head, my son spent more time with his head underwater than above the water! It was too cute!!!

My son is just growing up too fast. This weekend we plan on getting a futon mattress for a bed that we got from my brother. The bunk bed is for my boy since he has grown out of his little toddler bed. Plus, we need the bed's mattress for the crib we will be setting up soon. I just hope my son will be able to adjust to the new mattress since he has slept on the same one since he was a newborn.

Where does the time go?

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Blogger Mama Duck said...

Awwwww, they do grow up fast, don't they? My little guy is a fish already ;).

July 19, 2006 9:27 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a restful day.

God Bless.

July 19, 2006 9:35 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

He IS growing up way too fast!!! :)

Have a great day!!

July 19, 2006 9:47 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

Wow, he really is growing up fast! have a great day!

July 19, 2006 10:38 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

It does go fast doesn't it? It's amazing.

July 19, 2006 10:59 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like quite the swimmer. I was one of those kids that never got used to not plugging my nose. I can do it when I swim, but not if I jump in or dunk under. Weird, huh?

July 19, 2006 2:39 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'm hoping to take him swimming again this Friday...he'll love it!
Thanks for stoppin by everyone!

July 25, 2006 10:24 AM

 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Pool Pity Party

With my husband being a resident manager, it's our responsibility to close the pool every night. Since I love the exercise and the fresh air, I like to go and take care of the pool myself. After I help my hubby put our son down for bed, I head out. The pool is supposed to be closed at 10pm, but most nights I get there about 10:30. I like getting there a little late so that, hopefully, there won't be any more residents in the pool area...it will give them just a little bit more time to gather their things and get out.

Well, the past few times I've closed the pool, I've had to kick out residents. Last week I had to throw out about 6 guys, three nights ago it was a family of three, and last night it was about a dozen residents. Most of them didn't realize the pool was closed, or that the pool even closed at all. After I told one of the guys last night that I was closing the pool, he asked me if the pool was supposed to be open 24/7. If only he looked at the big sign, posted at the pool entrance, before he came in...he would then know that the pool is open from 10am-10pm (and that alcohol is not allowed in the pool area and that you need to wear swimsuits in the pool and not street clothes).

Not only do people not understand the pool rules, but they misuse pool life saving devices. I can't tell you how many times I've had to get the ring buoy out of the pool since some kid was using it.
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And the rescue hook is broken from people throwing it around.
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Also, I've caught a couple of guys using the spinal board as a diving board.
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These items need to be accessible in the pool area (in case of an emergency), but people are constantly taking them and misusing them. I find them in the pool and sometimes stuck in the mulch or bushes. But that's not the only things the residents mess up. Every night my hubby and I have to straighten up the chairs and tables, but it can be hard some nights since occasionally they are at the bottom of the pool. And then there are the times that we know a group of people have climbed the locked fence after the pool is closed. When you straighten up chairs before closing the pool, and they are messed up at 10am when you open, you know someone has been inside.

We have told all of this to the people in the office, but nothing has been done yet. I would love to have a flyer made up about being the proper treatment in and around the pool...but I don't know if it will do any good. I could go and check out the pool a couple of times during the day, but why should I have to? Why can't people just respect pool property? And I wish that we could possibly just close the pool when it's misused, but I don't want to punish the people who actually take care of it or who use the pool rules.

What do you think should be done?

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Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

start off by giving those residents in the pool a round-house kick to the face.

July 18, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Good Chuch Norris thinking there BoN!

July 18, 2006 11:20 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

People can be very inconsiderate sometime.

July 18, 2006 12:41 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

The problem is that these people have figured out that there isn't really anything that can be done to them.

The only possible deterrent is for the pool to get checked up on during the day and maybe if there are offenders, they get punished. I'm no lawyer, but even then, charging them or something would have to be put into their lease somehow in order to fine offenders.

If it was a perfect world, I'd say... immediate eviction! Too bad I don't run the world.

July 18, 2006 1:57 PM

 
Blogger Warm Fuzzies said...

I say open up a good old fashioned can of whoop a**! You and your husband must be so mad! That is just a load of disrespect. I think closing the pool for a week would be a good deterrant, and would hopefully give them the hint. That way, if somebody breaks into the pool at night, you can call the boys in blue, and they can round them up. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

July 18, 2006 2:14 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

They have no reason to change their ways. Unfortunately unless you have someone staffed to keep an eye on it you won't be able to do anything.

July 18, 2006 2:16 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

Unfortunately, many people do not respect property they don't own.

I don't think you should change anything about what you're doing. You've reported it to the office and it is their problem, not yours. The flyer suggestion is a good one, but not your responsibility to handle.

Sorry for the headache!

July 18, 2006 5:43 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

First thing I would do is check with a lawyer on whether you guys are personally liable if anyone gets hurt in the pool (even if after hours or using equipment they aren't supposed to). In this day and age of civil suits, that would make me real nervous.

July 18, 2006 7:55 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Being that i am in the marketing / advertising business, I would recommend that whoever is in charge of managing the pool (will that be your husband, or is there like a pool director or marketing head or something?) should put up a series of posters / streamers "reminding" people that the pool is for everyone's enjoyment and that the only way they can keep on enjoying it is to cooperate in maintaining the equipment and by following rules. Sometimes people just need to see these "rules" screaming in their faces before they actually react to them.

July 19, 2006 6:50 AM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

I agree, get that office staff involved!

July 22, 2006 11:24 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hear ya TC!

G does check it during the day Guru, so it's mostly the weekends that we have the problems.

I would love the close the pool for a week Warm Fuzzies, but that's not up to me...it's up to the people who work in the properties office.

My hubby does check it often OGO, but he can't be there all the time.

I would think people would be the opposite Jennboree...they would take better care of things that don't belong to them.

I'm sure the office has something like this stated in the lease Becky, but I had better check it out!

Things like that cost money Chrixean...so I don't see any of your great ideas being done.

I wish they would do more MrsG!!

July 25, 2006 10:29 AM

 

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Jammin!

Yesterday, instead of our worship band leading music, we had a special guest band (you can hear some of their songs if you click on the link) come in and play for us! They have lead worship for our church in the past, and were so well liked that they came back.

It was cool hearing their acoustic drums since my church uses an electric set. And you could hear the bass from outside the church! They really rocked yesterday! It was loud in the sanctuary, but everyone was lovin it! With arms raised and hips swaying, the congregation praised God with this fantastic rock band!!!

Tonight I get to hear another great rock band...and in my own home! My hubby's band is practicing in our basement, but I can't wait to see what God has in store for them. They were excellent at my parent's church when they performed for our prison group, so I'm looking forward to their next gig. I know they are working on something for September, but I think they are setting up a gig for next month as well. I love it that they want to perform for an audience (no matter what the size) every month to stay on top of their game.

Have a great Monday everyone!

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Blogger Shannon said...

99 days to go!!!!!!wow it goes by fast when your not the one pregnant :)

July 17, 2006 9:51 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Sounds great! What a difference in our churches - when I'm going to sing, I have to find a soundtrack with no drums at all!

July 17, 2006 9:57 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

sounds like a lot of fun.

July 17, 2006 11:00 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Sounds wonderful!

July 17, 2006 1:06 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

glad you enjoyed yourself.

July 17, 2006 7:45 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Looks like things are picking up for your husband's band. Great!

July 18, 2006 1:19 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I was looking at that guest band's website. They seem pretty cool. The Matt guy has kind of got that Carrot Top thing going on, doesn't he?

July 18, 2006 9:24 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I can't believe I'm half way through Shannon!

So sorry Jana! I grew up in a church like that...I'm glad we found this one.

It was, thanks TC, Day, and OGO.

I'm very proud of them DW!

They are really cool Guru! And my balding pastor even said something about how much hair the band has! :-)

July 25, 2006 10:31 AM

 

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Friday, July 14, 2006

2996 Tribute

The 2,996 Project: The idea is simple, but powerful: have a special tribute for each victim of 9/11, with each tribute being created by a different blogger. We started 2,996 Project to coordinate the creation of the tributes, and that's what this site is all about. Here you can sign up to make a tribute yourself, on your blog (we'll randomly assign a victim to you). You can also browse or search through either the victims that have already been assigned, or those that have not -- and you can get pointers to more information on all of them. (Taken from this site.)

I would encourage you all to be a part of this wonderful tribute! As of July 13, 846 bloggers have signed up. So of the 2996 victims, 28.2% have been assigned to someone. As you can see, we need more people to sign up! I would love to see everyone on my blog links to sign up for a tribute. Please think about it.

For more information, you can visit the man who started it all. Here is his tribute blog. If you would like to sign up, click here...thanks!




Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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Blogger Jana said...

I think this is a fabulous idea. I was number eighty-something to sign up, I think. I got a fireman who died in the WTC.

I would encourage anyone who hasn't done it yet to sign up!

July 14, 2006 8:55 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I saw that on your sidebar yesterday and clicked and read about it. It does sound like a nice idea and a fine tribute.

July 14, 2006 10:00 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

What a wonderful idea!

July 14, 2006 11:02 AM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

I signed up.

July 14, 2006 10:08 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Oh Trin....we just GOTTA talk Superman!!!!!

What a great movie.....I'm guessing/hoping to see it a few more IMAX times before it leaves us....it was GREAT!!!!!

I just KNEW she was whispering that her boy was his son...I just knew it!!!!

I totally....100% NOW believe that a man CAN fly....the flying was so belivable in this movie...and you really felt a part to it with the great way they were filmed...."What a treat!!!"

July 15, 2006 3:58 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'll look into it

July 16, 2006 11:55 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I wanted to sign up sooner Jana, but I decided to wait till I was done with prison.

You should def join Guru!

I agree TC!!!

Wonderful, worderful Faith...thank you!

We can def talk about it tonight OZ!!!

Thanks Day!

July 17, 2006 10:01 AM

 

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

80 Things

Thirteen things on Trinity13's 80 list.


We are celebrating my grandma's 80th birthday this weekend and it's my job to think of 80 of the same thing to give to her. She is getting 80 new one dollar bills from her kids, but we grandkids need 80 of something as well. Here are my ideas so far.
1. 80 roses made out of kisses
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2. 80 family pictures made into a photo collage
3. 80 real flowers with each grandchild in charge of one certain color
4. 80 money flowers
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5. 80 fake flowers made into a nice arrangement
6. 80 pearls
7. 80 page magazine from the year she was born
8. 80 letter pages with 80 envelopes
9. 80 pieces of assorted candy
10. 80 flower petals in a potourri jar
11. 80 special Bible verses in a small homemade journal
12. 80 seeds of different types of flowers and vegetables
13. 80 facts, about grandma's life, written in a scrapbook

Do you have any ideas as well? Any help would be much appreciated!!!

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Blogger Cheeky said...

Wow! These are all really great ideas. I think she would really cherish the photo idea.

I played too

July 13, 2006 8:55 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Great idea! She surely will be very touched with your gesture.

How about including these in your list:
1. 80 of her favorite songs or songs
of her generation
2. 80 birthday greeting notes from
friends

July 13, 2006 8:59 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Flowers are great but they die. Photo's, now that is a real treasure. I'll have to think for awhile to come up with something you haven't listed. That's a good list.

July 13, 2006 9:18 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I agree with viamarie. How about this too.
80 photos of her when she was a child?
Would this be difficult to do?
Mine is up too.

July 13, 2006 9:26 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I like #11 or #2 the best.

My 13 are up.

July 13, 2006 9:40 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

a good idea with the 80 theme. :)

July 13, 2006 9:44 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I like number 2. Memories surpass anything when it comes to elders!

July 13, 2006 9:58 AM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

Viamarie just said my idea - have people write their favorite memory of her and put it into a book she can look at after everyone leaves. Sort of her own "fan book" of sorts.

80! Wow! Happy birthday to her!

July 13, 2006 10:23 AM

 
Blogger Shalee said...

How about compiling 80 things you like about her? Add pics to the album to make it more personal too.

July 13, 2006 10:32 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Great ideas!! I love #2 and #11!!!

July 13, 2006 10:38 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I especially love #11 & #13. Your grandmother will love it. They did this for my Mother when she turned 80 (she's 89 now). Her bro gave her the 80 $1 bills. Maybe someone could give her 80 - $10 bills. Then she could take a nice trip! Thanks for visiting!

July 13, 2006 10:51 AM

 
Blogger Lyn said...

80? Boy, I'm not up for a T80 lol, Thanks for visiting FBO and my T13 - Bible Misquotes Edition.

July 13, 2006 11:04 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

You have fantastic ideas! Any of those would be good!

July 13, 2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

photo album awesome idea. People love family photos. What would be really awesome is to get some really old ones and have them reprinted on new paper. Go to ur neighborhood photo lab and have then scanned and printed.

July 13, 2006 12:54 PM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

a list of 80 reasons why you love her, or make it poster stlye so others can write in their reasons

July 13, 2006 1:13 PM

 
Blogger Leanne said...

Those are all such great ideas, I think 80 pieces of news or magazine clippings from her birth year would be nice, or maybe one major important headlines clipped from every year since she was born. People always look back as they age and trying to remember what year something happens is such a challenge - heck, it's a challenge for me and I'm only 35! LOL!

Whatever you decide, Happy Birthday to your Grandma. Enjoy the day!

July 13, 2006 1:57 PM

 
Blogger armywife said...

i love all those ideas. i can't imagine having to choose between them all.

i've posted also at
http://blog.myspace.com/christengarland

July 13, 2006 3:02 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy birthday to your grandmother.

July 13, 2006 3:27 PM

 
Blogger Just Expressing Myself said...

They are all great, but I think grandmas like pics best.
May she have the best birthday ever.
My own list is up.
Take care,
Frances

July 13, 2006 5:19 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

I like the photo idea. Every one of those ideas are great but pictures can say so much. She will enjoy remembering all those wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. Mine is up.

July 13, 2006 6:26 PM

 
Blogger Beck said...

That's so sweet. How about a framed like of 80 Things that you guys love about her?

July 13, 2006 7:24 PM

 
Blogger The Daily Rant said...

I love this idea for your Gram's 80th birthday!!! I have a family members 85th coming up and may just steal your idea!!!

July 14, 2006 1:54 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all your wonderful input everyone!!!

Btw, I've decided to make the photo scrapbook for grandma for her C-mas gift. That way I have a little more time to put into it.

July 17, 2006 10:03 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

When my grandma turned 80, I made her an afghan with 80 squares :-)

July 17, 2006 2:40 PM

 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Our Vehicles

We should (I hope...crossing my fingers) be getting my hubby's truck back from the mechanic tonight, or at the latest, tomorrow. It's been in the shop for over a week now. We had to take it in since the engine was smoking and it wasn't running right. So $1200 and a week later, we should have our vehicle back. And it's about time too...I've missed my car! My hubby has been using it for the past few days and it's kind of driving me nuts!! It's not like I need to use the car, it's just that it's not in the garage in case I do need to use it. I'm crazy, I know. I would feel so much better knowing that my car was at my disposal for whenever I need it. But, it too needs to go into the shop. Someone hit my passenger side mirror and I need a new one. It was at the mechanics to be fixed, but when my hubby's trucks started having problems (and became undrivable), we switched out vehicles. We should be getting my car back in to the mechanic sometime soon...once we have paid off the trucks repairs and we have the money for a new mirror. So, it might be a while! :-)

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Blogger deputyswife said...

It all happens at once, doesn't it? Our pick-up is sitting out in the drive waiting to be repaired. I have a feeling it will be a biggie bill!

On the swimming lessons, the average rate around here is around $25 for five days of half hour lessons. It doesn't sound like it is long enough, but it really is! There are a lot of compitent high school girls that give lessons. Sometimes it really works well because they can be more enthusiastic than adults.

I am paying $40 for each boy for one week. I know it that is quite a jump, but their instructor is 25 and has been doing this for 11 years. She is awesome! Also, she is an early-childhood educator and is very patient with them.

Good luck!

July 12, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Whoa! Expensive repair. How will yours come out?
Thanks for dropping by.

July 12, 2006 11:13 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I totally understand where you are coming from! My hubby's truck is acting up too. He's been taking my car but hasn't taken his truck to be repaired. We've been thinking about buying a new vehicle and he doesn't want to sink more money into one we won't have. Therefore I am stuck carless.

July 12, 2006 2:25 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Oh, I hate that feeling, too! Even if I know I won't need the car, I get all weirded out when it's not available...

July 12, 2006 3:20 PM

 
Blogger riskybiz said...

I sometimes hate vehicles!

July 12, 2006 9:20 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well, it always comes in three's for us DW...my car, my hubby's truck, and my doctor's bill all came at the same time. Ahhh, such is life!

Mine will cost about $200 FC.

We've thought about getting something new (to us) as well OGO. As it is we all can't fit into my hubby's truck and then to add another little one in October...we just need something bigger.

I hear ya Jen and Riskybiz!!!

July 17, 2006 10:07 AM

 

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Rested

I think I have finally caught up on my sleep. I got a full nap in on Sunday afternoon as well as yesterday afternoon. Having a weekend like I did def takes it out of you! It drains you physically, as well as mentally. But I would love to do it again sometime! It was awesome to be able to go into the prisons and help lead the inmates to Christ. Unfortunately, the next weekend for here in Ohio isn't until October...and I'll be a little bit busy with a newborn by then! :-)

This week I get to take it easy since I'm down one boy. The oldest red-head is staying with his grandma all week, so I just have the young red-head and my son. And it's not like we can do much anyway. Since my hubby's truck is in the shop, he has been driving around my car. So, we are stuck here at the house...but I don't mind since I'm a major homebody!

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Blogger Jana said...

Glad you were able to get some rest!

I'm a homebody, too. Of course, that might be because I'd have to drag four boys with me wherever I would decide to go!

July 11, 2006 10:20 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

Glad you got some rest. I tend to be a homebody too. It isn't usually too much of an imposition if I get stuck in the house.

July 11, 2006 11:46 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

There's nothing more relaxing than an uninterrupted nap:)

July 11, 2006 1:34 PM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

naps are good...glad you got back safe and sound...

July 11, 2006 2:04 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Enjoy that rest, Trin!

July 11, 2006 3:30 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you take care of yourself, remember, you're resting for two!

July 11, 2006 4:47 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Hi there! How's your pregnancy going so far? Hope you're getting enough rest because it seems you're always on the go! :-) 6 months already right? Phew, i'm on my 7th month and already I'm feeling the body stress... Hope all's well with you! Any name for the baby yet? :-)

July 12, 2006 3:19 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Right, it's so hard when you have kids to load up Jana!

I've always been this way TC...I just love being at home.

I hear ya Becky!!!

Thanks Shannon.

Will do Capt!

I will try BSTS.

Going great, thanks for asking Chrixean! I try to squeeze in a nap everyday...for at least an hour. It def helps!!! And yes, I'm 6 months-it's hard to believe! We have a first name picked out, but not the middle.

July 12, 2006 10:01 AM

 

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Monday, July 10, 2006

They Let Me Out!

We had a fantastic time at prison this past weekend! It was a lot of work, but it def paid off by having about 670 decisions for salvation!! There was also over 1700 decisions for rededication!!!

I started working on Thursday afternoon. There were quite a few platform guests coming in from around the US, so my sis and I got them from the airport to the hotel. We made several trips and then we loaded up our car, with people, to head to the church. We had several training sessions at the church before spiritual enrichment(a time to prepare your heart for the weekend) started. My hubby's band lead worship and my powerpoint went off without a hitch! After that, we meet with our prison coordinator to see what the prison rules were for the weekend. I went to my drivers meeting because I was scheduled to transport two platform guests (one a jazz singer/harmonica player, the other a very powerful speaker who was into drugs and prostitution before giving her heart to Christ) into at least 4 different prisons that weekend. At about 11:30, we finally called it a night and four of us (me, my mom, my sis, and PJ) shared a hotel room.

I was up bright and early on Friday since my platform guests and I had to leave the hotel by 6:15. We headed to a huge prison in Chillicothe(about an hour South of Columbus) where they have three prison yards. We were able to visit two of them and we had a wonderful response from the men inmates. About 50 raised their hands wanting to know more information about our Lord...it was so wonderful!

Then we stopped by the hotel for lunch before heading out to two prisons near downtown Columbus. One was a woman's prison and the other was a medical prison. The inmates in both prisons were so happy to see and hear my platform guests...and quite a few responded to the call to know more about Christ.

We got back to the hotel in time for me to get in a short nap before heading to church for the Friday night banquet. We had some very yummy food before seeing several of the platform guests do their thing...like juggle bowling balls! We had some awesome worship time before heading back to the hotel for a swim.

I slept much better that night (prob cause I was so tired from the day's activities), and was up by 6am to get my platforms guests to a prison in Lancaster(about 50 minutes Southeast of Columbus). Since we were there so early in the morning, not all the inmates were up to hear the musician and speaker, so we didn't get much of a response from them...about 30 showed an interest in getting more information. But even if only one person showed an interest, it would have been worth it!!!

After lunch, we headed to Marysville, Ohio (about 55 minutes North of Columbus) to another woman's prison. This prison has over 1900 inmates and they were very happy to see the entertainers I was transporting! We had a huge response from the ladies and I even got to talk to an inmate for 30 minutes...she was so happy that our prison group came in to see her!

It was a very long weekend, but like I said, it was well worth it. It was incredible seeing all the inmates wanting more information about our God!!! I never expected to see such a response from them! I def want to be a part of another prison weekend since this was def a life changing event for me!

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Blogger Guru said...

Wow, sounds like an amazing weekend. How wonderful that so many inmate's lives were touched and so many other seeds planted for Christ.

July 10, 2006 9:10 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

Sounds like a very inspiring weekend and a great time.

July 10, 2006 9:56 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Your post gave me goosebumps! It sounds amazing. I'm glad you were able to share it with us!

July 10, 2006 10:14 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

i'm proud of you, trin. way to let the Lord use you to help others

July 10, 2006 2:08 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

It was a great weekend!!! and thank you for voluntering to drive the platform guests around to each prison!! I know the inmates enjoyed them....as did I!!!

July 10, 2006 2:26 PM

 
Blogger Fancy Laces said...

that word "prison" scares me a bit in the beginning, and i thought you were kidding.

:) anyway, it's all good now.

July 10, 2006 5:48 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Doesn't it feel good to serve the Lord in any way we can? Alleluia to you and praise the Lord.

July 10, 2006 8:43 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Sounds like an awesome opportunity! What a great outreach! (Even if you had to put up with some belly rubbing.)

I'm glad they let you leave. ;)

July 10, 2006 9:54 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Praise God! What an awesome time you had.

July 11, 2006 1:23 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

You should def come with next time Guru and Lo...you both would enjoy it!

It was, thanks TC!

Thanks BoN, OGO, FC, and MC.

It was wonderful PJ...I'd def do it again!

I scared me too in the beginning Flora, but you soon realize that the inmates are just like us...only their sin is punishable by law.

July 12, 2006 9:47 AM

 

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

I'm Going To Prison!

Thirteen things about Trinity13's prison weekend.


1. That's right, I'm heading to prison this weekend.
2. Several hundred of us are heading in 13 different prisons throughout central Ohio.
3. I'll be picking up several prison platform guests today from the airport. Among the guests will be a from Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, a bowling ball juggler, WWF wrestler, a magician, several retired NBA and NFL players, singers, high-wire walker, etc.
4. The platform guests/entertainers will perform in the prison yard while sharing their testimony with the inmates.
5. I'll be heading to 8 different prisons since I'm a driver for two of the platform guests.
6. Then teammates (that's what I'm called) will also share with the inmates...we have a special track that really helps the inmates understand God more.
7. This is a no pressure opportunity for the prison inmates to finally have a relationship with our Lord.
8. Two years ago, this prison ministry had 54,000 inmate decisions for Christ!
9. This weekend, with all the prisons we are going into, we will be able to share God's love with over 12,000 inmates!!!
10. The chaplains and wardens love seeing us in the prisons since it reduces the rate of repeat offenders.
11. This will be my mom's 25th prison weekend, but she plans on attending hundreds more! She loves it!!! She originally thought that she was going in to help change the lives of others, but really she found out how much this ministry has changed her life.
12. This will be my first weekend (and PJ's as well!!), and I'm very excited!!!
13. I'm outta here for most of today, and all tomorrow and Saturday...so have a great weekend everyone. I know I will!!!
(Btw, thanks Lo for watching the boy for us tomorrow!)

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Blogger Guru said...

Cheerleaders and NFL players? Hmmm, tell me more. I need to get involved in this kind of thing!

July 06, 2006 11:31 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

Great TT, I have to say that is a much better reason to go to prison than the usual ones. What a great thing to be doing.

July 06, 2006 11:36 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

That's fabulous! What a great thing to do. I hope it goes really well!

July 06, 2006 11:51 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Sounds like you have a busy schedule this weekend, but a very rewarding one! Do come by and visit and read my 13.

July 06, 2006 11:59 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I am excited as well!!!

See you soon!!!!! :)

July 06, 2006 12:07 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

That's so cool!

Tell us all about it when you get back!

My T13 is up!

July 06, 2006 1:09 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Wow, what an exciting ministry! My brother worked with kids in juvenile detention for a while and loved it. Have fun and I hope there are lots of decisions for Christ.

July 06, 2006 1:31 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's a good thing to do, Trin. I'm sure they'll let you out for good behaviour.

July 06, 2006 3:33 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

I love this!!! I have friends involved in Kairos prison ministry and they say it's the best thing they have ever done. Sounds like you'll be very busy. I'll be praying for the entire event. I hope you'll post an update here as well.

My TT is up here.

July 06, 2006 4:23 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

That's a cool ministry. We haven't really strengthened this ministry in our community yet,so I'd look to hear more about your trip!

God bless!

July 07, 2006 12:25 AM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

I hear you had the great new band called seVIIn at the event...they any good???

July 07, 2006 6:15 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I will be looking forward to your post about your experience. Now this is good stuff!

July 09, 2006 5:41 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes you do Guru!!!

Thanks TC, OGO, Capt, Chrixean, and Day.

Will do Barbara and Jen.

What a great weekend we had, huh PJ?!!!

Thanks for the well wishes Jana!

Thanks for the prayer Susan...much appreciated!

They are fantastic OZ!!!!!!

July 12, 2006 9:50 AM

 

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

No Time To Post

We have been so busy around here! I just can't seem to find the time to post anything...and tomorrow's post will be the last one of the week. But after this week, my hubby and I will finally be able to take it easy for a little bit...until our vacations comes in September and we will be busy preparing for that!

Btw, our 4th was just okay this year (the rain kind of brought me down). I got my hair done and I colored my mom's hair, my family shopped for a little bit (and got 5 pieces of clothing for my son for a total of $10...I love those kinds of deals!), and then we crashed at home for a short time before driving around to see some fireworks. We had planed to see them at my parent's church, but the firework site was underwater, so they got moved to some time next week. So, we drove around in a neighboring city, in the rain, till we found a great spot. We got there just in time for the fireworks to start! Then my hubby got a call (he was on-call all day yesterday), so we were off to help out some apartment residents 30 minutes away from us. But it's all good since he got holiday pay and time and a half for all the calls he had...so he should have 14 extra hours of pay on his next check! Sweetness!!!

Hope you all had a great 4th!

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Blogger TC said...

Sorry it rained your 4th of July. I look forward to being able to hear more from you as you have more time.

July 05, 2006 12:14 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I think we're getting your rain from yesterday today. Make sure you take time to relax, okay?

July 05, 2006 1:25 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

How ironic that you had no time to post, yet this post was of excellent length.

Thanks for the tip about Reynoldsburg's fireworks.

July 05, 2006 2:50 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Am glad you had fun after all.

Happy Thursday!

July 06, 2006 8:21 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Awww, thanks TC!

Will do Jana!!

I'm a fast typer Guru! :-)

Thanks Viamarie!

July 12, 2006 9:57 AM

 

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Superman Returns Baby!!!

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My hubby and I finally got to see Superman Returns this past Saturday. We decided to splurge and we upgraded to see the movie in the IMAX theatre...and boy were we happy that we did! Throughout the movie (for about 20 minutes worth), we put on our special glasses to see Superman in all his 3-D glory! Excuse my french, but it was freakin sweet!!! And I just don't see how anybody could not like this movie!

Brandon Routh did an excellent job portraying Superman. He even had some of the same facial expressions as Christopher Reeve did while playing Clark. I think Routh could have been more bumbling, but he still did a great job trying to fill someone else's shoes. (And btw, there is no way my man Tom Welling, who plays Clark on Smallville, could have played this part. He did audition for the part, but I'm so glad they gave it to a newbie.)

I think they did an incredible job on the story line...I couldn't have been happier! I love Lex Luthor's evil plot and the movie is ready to go for a sequel. I'm already looking forward to the next one, but I might just have to go see Superman Returns another time while it's in the theatre. There is just nothing like seeing the man in tights on the big screen! :-)

Here are a few cool facts that I found out about the movie:
-The last line of the fourth Superman movie (the one before "Returns") is Superman saying to Luthor, "See you in twenty." That scene was filmed in 1986. Eerily enough, twenty years later, in 2006, the next Superman movie was released.

-When Singer became interested in possibly hiring Routh, he arranged for them to meet in a coffee shop. When they met at their table, Routh stumbled and spilled hot coffee all over the table. Although he panicked, thinking he had just lost the part, Singer laughed and said it actually helped him get the part. The incident convinced Singer that Routh could pull off the clumsy, bumbling Clark Kent.

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Blogger Jill said...

Haven't seen the movie yet but I do vaguely remember Routh on "One Life to Live" for a short time.

July 03, 2006 11:15 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

So I take it you liked the movie? Heh heh ;)

July 03, 2006 2:23 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Routh is a home state boy for me. I can't wait to see the movie. I am not big on going to the theater, but this one I will have to see!

July 03, 2006 6:41 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

The IMAX I'm sure was a great choice.

July 03, 2006 8:30 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I'm still uncertain. I know how much you like the Superman. It is like me and the Ocean's [Insert # Here] Characters.

I just have certain Superman ideas in my head and the storyline worries me some, as far as that goes.

This is one of those movies that I wish I could know all about without having to spend any time or money on.

I guess that I will not get my way on that one!

July 03, 2006 11:11 PM

 
Blogger TC said...

I can't wait to see that movie too! IMAX would be awesome

July 04, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'll be looking forward to mit when it comes to England.

July 04, 2006 3:32 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Just reading this post about the movie....made me wet myself!!!

July 04, 2006 11:07 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I just posted my review of it, too, and even added the bit about the coffee shop. I really liked the movie, but I did find quite a few holes with the plot and wasn't as much of a fan of anything that didn't involve Mr. Routh:)

July 05, 2006 12:51 AM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

ooh!

I can't wait to see this film. Scotty is beaming in a copy that one of his mates on starbase 16 got on the sly.

You didn't hear that from me thought...

July 05, 2006 10:18 AM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

Trin,

I like it too. I was a little disapointed with Spacey but, I liked every thing else.

July 08, 2006 11:37 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

He was fantastic in the movie Jill!

Oh yes OGO!!! So much so that I've seen it twice now.

You def should DW...it is sooo worth it!

It was Day!!!

I think I'm more critical of the movie Guru because I'm a Superman fan...and the storyline is great in my book.

It's worth the little bit extra TC.

I hope you get to see it soon Capt!

You need to see it Oz...and soon!

What a great review Becky!!!

Just don't get caught Captain Berk!!!

I'm glad you liked it War!

July 12, 2006 9:53 AM

 

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