Thursday, August 10, 2006

AAHHH, Dawn tagged me

I was so excited to see the Galant had tagged Dawn. I wanted to see what books she would talk about...I didn't think about the fact I might get tagged. This is a hard question, but I will try. I do reserve the right to add some in future posts and like Dawn, the Bible is excluded here because it is the obvious answer to the questions :)

One book that changed your life:
No one has probably heard of this one but it is "Plain Bread" by former 700 club host Ben Kinchlow (I think that is how you spell his name). The Lord used that book to bring me to my knees and to Himself. The book "Psycobabble" has also made a huge impact on me recently. It is by Dr. Richard Ganz

One book you've read more than once:
This is not going to be a spiritual answer. I don't think I have read any "spriritual" books more than once, although there are some I do want to read again. Now for my answer...Charlotte's Web :) I have read it 5-6 times in my life time. I can't wait for the live action film to come out in December.

One book you'd want on a desert island:
Well, I hate to be a copy-cat but a desert island survival guide is a good idea.

One book that made you laugh:
Oh my goodness, a couple of years ago during school with Hope we read a book called "The Great Turkey Walk". I really don't laugh out loud much but it was hard to even read parts of this book because it was so funny.

One book that made you cry:
I cried with each of the Mark of the Lion series that Dawn mentioned. Where the Red Fern Grows, Little that is more that one isn't it? :)

One book you wish had been written:
The books that are floating around in Matt's head and the book Jaclyn may write someday :)

One book you wish had never been written:
This is hard because every book ever written God has used to bring to fruition His plan for the world for example, "Origin of the Species" God has used to degrade the human race which will ultimately bring the Antichrist which will ultimately usher in the New Heaven and the New Earth...all I can say is Maranatha!!!!!

One book you're currently reading:
Oh my, I'm not reading just one book at present. May I list just a few? "God's Solutions for Lifes Problems" Wayne and Josh Mack, "Love to Eat Hate to Eat" Elyse Fitzpatrick, "And the Stones Cry Out" I don't remember the author, and for school with Hope "Murder for Her Majesty". I don't remember that author either.

One book you've been meaning to read:
I agree with Dawn ::sigh:: there are so many!!!
The Battle for the Beginning-John McArthur
Before the Flood-an Answers in Genesis book
A Place of Quiet Rest
I could go on but I won't since it is supposed to be one book.

I told Dawn I wouldn't tag anyone since really no one else reads my blog and I don't really have anyone to tag :) This was fun. Thanks for the tag Dawn...oh, tell Matt I tag him :) when he gets a chance.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

From Canada to Cleveland

I knew it had been a long time since I posted but I didn't realize it was over 2 months. I guess I don't see the point in blogging all that much since the only people who read it are people I talked to nearly every day. (that would be my daughters:) )
The day after my last blog we went to Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia to be exact. I sat between two Canadian brothers on the last leg of the trip up there and they were very fun. It was God's grace because they helped keep my mind off of flying. The weather was lovely. Hope and I went to the aquarium(we don't recommend spending the money for it) and we walked back to our hotel. It turned out to be a bit further than I thought, it is a memory :)
One day all three of us (Dad, Hope, me) went to Vancouver Isalnd and toured Buchart is as beautiful as ever. Example, I actually took this with MY camera it is not a promotional photo. Remember you can click on it to make it bigger :)

The day before we left we went on a hike to a place called Lighthouse too was beautiful. It was very cool in the forest. Here is my favorite picture from that and also a family "Canada" picture.

After we were happy to find out Autumn and the children were going to be able to come for a quick visit :) That was fun, I love it when they come to visit. Here are some pictures from that...the one of the three children around the tree...Hope took that.

Okay, this stinks...I can't upload any pictures. Well, maybe later...anyway. I started a tradition with Erik, Hailey and Noah (it will apply to all grandchildren, when they are old enough). When they come to Nini and Papa's house we will go to Chuck E. Cheese while they are here. I think they are liking that tradition.

Next Hope went to New Mexico with Nonie and Gramps to help get Broken Arrow Bible Ranch ready for the camp season. I have to say it was weird having her gone for a week. I learned I need to learn to be by myself. She had a good time and Nonie said it better than she had expected. While Hope was gone Richard and I attended a FitzRandolph family reunion in Texarkana...nothing like being in a room full of people you don't know :)

Our next adventure...this was also without Hope, am I seeing a pattern here? R and I went to Cleveland to help celebrate Noah's 2nd birthday and Erik's 5th birthday. We stopped overnight in northern Kentucky so we could go for a "before it officially opens" tour of the Answers in Genisis Creation museum. It was wonderful!!! It will be so worth a trip once it is open. Go here for more info
We had a good time in Cleveland...I'm sure everyone there appreciates the fact that we brought Arkansas type weather with us. It was very hot and humid. They were having heat advisories and ozone action days just like here. The AC in the van died but praise God it was under warrenty and we got it fixed with no problem. We also had to get the windshield fixed do to a rock kicking up and hitting the about scary. The trip home was memorable too...I have never experienced such horrible storms while on the road. We got a good example of the power of the Lord. I'm grateful to know that He placed each lightening strike away from us...although I have to confess there were times where I thought they were a little too close ;) God is good though, as always. We are home safe and sound. Hope had a good week with Nonie and Gramps and working in VBS. Next week we start school....eighth grade for Hope, where does the time go?

Enjoy the book, girls :D