Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tag I'm It!

Okay, I have been notified that I have been "blogger tagged" by my lovely sister Tammy. I had no idea what that meant and never knew that such a game existed. I have never been one to run away from a challenge (except when my life might be in danger!) but since this seems harmless enough I have gotten all the rules and I am ready to go.

What I was doing 10 years ago:
*teaching 4th grade (still!)
*coaching cheerleading (I have since retired)
*thinking about having children
*sleeping in on the weekends as long as I wanted
*going to movies and out to eat whenever we felt like it

5 things on my to-do-list tomorrow:
*go to church
*finish my laundry
*get my housecleaning under control
*'s Sunday, I don't want to do too much!!

5 snacks I enjoy:
*Twizzler Bites (never travel without them)
*Graham Crackers

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
*pay off everything I owe!!
*pay for my children's education
*buy a vacation home in the mountains
*buy a vacation home at the beach
*help out anyone I felt had a need

5 bad habits:
*cracking my knuckles (thanks, mom!)
*not eating healthy
*not exercising
*not studying the Bible

5 places I've lived before:
*Mobile, Alabama (born there)
*Birmingham, Alabama (age 6-12)
*Decatur, Alabama (age 12-15)
*Baton Rouge, Louisiana (age 15-21)
*Chattanooga, Tennessee (college)

5 jobs I've had:
*worked in a daycare (this got me through high school summers)
*worked at a jewelry store (college summers and breaks)
*cheerleading coach (10 years and coach of the year 2006!)
*preschool teacher (found out it wasn't quite my calling!)
*best one ever -- MOM!

Okay, I think that fulfills my obligation for Blogger Tag. I have been told to tag another friend who blogs. The only one I have who blogs is my friend Cynthia Cullen. So if she reads this, lets go Cyn!!

Play Ball

Well,it's a new season for the Phillips family. The days of sleeping in on Saturday mornings are gone and the smell of the ol' baseball field takes its place. Trent is starting his coach pitch baseball season and Brayden is enjoying the trial and error game of T-ball. Trent is on the Reds and Brayden loves being a Blue Jay.
They both have really been enjoying the game...or maybe it's the snack afterward. That seems to bring on a faster run to the benches than the run to first base! It's a lot of fun to watch Brayden figure things out - like the fact that you actually have to have the ball to get someone out at the plate! Trent is starting to actually understand what needs to be done and where to throw the ball at the right time. He really enjoys second base and is quite the hitter. Jackson on the other hand enjoys roaming the sidelines and finding nice holes to sit in.
All in all, I'd say that it's been a great trade off for our Saturday mornings. It's a good thing because it looks like it will be this way for a very long time!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

In This Moment Tour

For those of you that know me well you know that my all time favorite performer is Steven Curtis Chapman. I still have the copied cassette of his first two albums I copied from my sister. My husband well knows that had Steven Curtis Chapman not been married in 1994 things would have turned out differently!! Well, my loving and understanding husband bought me a ticket to see Steven in concert April 17 in Ocala, Florida. Another good friend of mine (and adoring Steven fan!) had her husband do the same thing. So yesterday as soon as school was out we headed for Ocala. We were so excited to have a "girls night with Steven". We got there and headed down to our special section the "artist circle" that we paid $5 extra for. We were so excited to find a seat on the 9th row. When we sat down we saw that one part of the front row was empty. I sent Holly down to check availability while I kept our seats. She nodded and waved me over much to my delight and surprise. As I tried to walk,not run, to her, I got there only to point out the signs hanging on the back of the pews "Reserved for Front Row Winners!". Well, we tried!
Our 9th row seats turned out to be great! We had a blast. Steven is still as fantastic as ever (and as handsome as ever I might add!). We sang with every song (a little too loud probably) and clapped and "woohooed" as much as we possibly could. As we got in the car and drove home we sang and laughed some more. Even our being out until 1:30 in the morning on a school night didn't bother us. I can't quite see straight this morning and I've had double the caffeine but my night was definitely worth it. Thanks Tom for a great gift!! Steven has nothing on you!!