Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 5 - Favorite Quote

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what my favorite quote is.  And of course there are always the silly lines from movies that I say to my kids, such as "Crying? Crying? There's no crying in baseball" (A League of Their Own).  I will typically say this line anytime Abbey one of the kids starts to cry for some ridiculous reason, even when it has nothing to do with baseball!  And who can forget "Run Forest, Run" (Forest Gump) directed at my very pokey son!

But those don't really have true meaning.  A favorite quote to me is something that resonates deep inside.  It's a way of living your life.  It's a thought process.  So again I went back to into deep thought and it came to me.  As a Primitive Baptist, I've been blessed with the knowledge of grace and mercy.  And too often people can not correctly distinguish the difference between grace and mercy.  A few years ago a preacher (and I'm sorry to say I'm not sure I remember who it was) gave the most profound definition of the two and I find myself repeating it sometimes without even realizing it. 

"Grace is the things we are given that we DON'T deserve and mercy is the protection from the things we DO deserve."

How simple is that?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 4 - Favorite Book

I used to enjoy reading, but I honestly can't think of the last time I picked up a book to read for "pleasure."  And although I enjoyed reading at one time, I'm not sure I can say I have a favorite book.  So therefore, I will just share with you what I am currently reading:

  • KJV Bible
  • To Train Up a Child - Michael & Debi Pearl
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart - Tedd Tripp
  • Horrible Harry Series (reading these with Brady)
  • Lots of "Baby Books" with Kinley
  • my guilty pleasure most of all is my blogs!  Not only do I read the ones on my blogroll, but I have a whole other list of blogs I "stalk"!
I do have a favorite author if and when I ever do get back into reading and that is David Baldacci.  I've read at least 6 of his books (Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, Simple Truth, Split Second, Camel Club & have started numerous times but yet to finish The Collector).  They are murder/mysteries usually set in the D.C. or Virginia area.  My most favorite would have to be The Winner:

Publisher's Summary

LuAnn Tyler is a twenty-year-old unwed mother in Rikersville, Georgia, a woman who can use her fists as well as her wits, a woman striving to escape an abusive relationship and a life of endless poverty. Suddenly, under the pretense of giving her a decent job, a mysterious Mr. Jackson makes her an offer he thinks no one can refuse: a guarantee to be the next winner of the $100 million national lottery.

But LuAnn won't do it. At first. Then, less than twenty-four hours later, she is fighting for her life and running from a false murder charge. Jackson's offer -- and its condition that she leave the country forever -- seems to be her only hope. She accepts his proposition and the new life the unlimited wealth buys her and her infant daughter. Ten years later, LuAnn disobeys Jackson and secretly returns to the United States, where she is still wanted for murder.

There, she meets Matthew Riggs, a man whose origins are as murky and troublesome as her own. LuAnn's life is shattered when a canny reporter smelling a scam in the national lottery picks up her trail, and Jackson, a seemingly omniscient master of impersonation, comes to punish her for disobeying him. At the same time, the FBI is set on her track when investigators suspect someone may have fixed the lottery. While the hunters close in for the kill, LuAnn finds herself turning to Matt Riggs for help, but he may be just another predator in her life.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 3 - Favorite Television Program

Yes! This is the 2nd post of the day, so make sure you scroll down to see the first post!  Now the past few days I have had a hard time narrowing down my "favorites".  This, however, was an easy choice (although there is still two).  I love me some crime drama! So it comes as no shock that I'm slightly addicted to these two shows:

Now Criminal Minds has been known to give me not only some nightmares, but also some real life fears.  Such as, If I go into a public restroom that seems a little off the beaten path, I will check all the stalls to make sure no one is hiding inside one!  I know you think I'm kidding but that's how badly one of those episodes freaked me out.  The Mentalist too is a crime drama, however it has quite a bit of humor in it.  Since the main character makes his living on "reading" peoples behavior he has been hired by the CBI to help solve crimes, but he usually does so in a very odd sometimes nontraditional way!  Check them out! I usually DVR them so that I don't have to stay up late and watch them, plus I get to fast forward through all the commercials! SCORE!

Project Runway

This week on Project Runway, contestants were given accessory items only to create a FABULOUS outfit! Our winner this week won immunity from elimination with her creative use of scarves, headbands and barrettes. Her style: White Wedding!

This overachieving young designer also created the "Blue Ocean Belly Dress" however, due to the risque nature of this outfit no pictures are available.  Stay tuned next week on Project Runway, when the designers will be given the next task: Toilet Paper Wearables!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 2 - Favorite Movie

Again, there is just no way to narrow this down to one favorite. Different days, different moods!

Favorite Action/Adventure:
Ummm yeah, for those of you who KNOW me, know that this isn't a big surprise.  The whole series is completely edge of your seat exciting, but I would have to say the first one is my absolute favorite!

Favorite Family Movie:
Not really sure if that is the right category but again this series is so wonderful! I think the actress Megan Follows that plays the title character is so amazing.  She portrays herself as a 12 year old girl on up to a young woman so well.  And of course, I've gotten Abbey hooked on the series as well! :-)

Favorite Children's Movie:
When you have kids, you have to be prepared to watch the same movie over and over and over again.  So when one comes along that you not only tolerate, but would secretly watch on TV after the kids have gone to bed, well it's just a little slice of apple pie happiness!  And yes I know that many of you will hang me by my toenails disagree with me, and maybe it's because I missed some of TS3 while I was tending to a fussy baby, but I think TS2 is the best story line of the series.   Hmmm do I sense a pattern here with my "series movies"?

However, I can't forget to include this classic.  But I don't know if it would fall under childrens, romance, comedy or family...oh well, it too is a great movie that my kids love!

I'm sure I could add numerous other movies to this post.  But that would defeat the purpose then.  You see, I'm the type of person who could watch a movie and forget that I've ever seen it and then watch it again until almost the very end before I realized I had seen it.  And that doesn't mean I didn't think it was good, it just means I have very little brain capacity for storing that kind of memory.  So I like to watch movies and I like to watch the ones I really liked over and over again.  Because there is always something that you missed the first or second or even third time around!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 1 - Favorite Song(s)

It is impossible to choose just one song to be my favorite. So I have broken it down into a few categories.

Favorite Church Hymn:
"It Is Well With My Soul" is very special to me. The Sunday after our first miscarriage, while we were at home recovering we requested the congregation to sing this song. Our Pastor called us at home and we got to hear everyone sing the song. To this day, this song still brings tears to my eyes when it is sung.

Favorite Oldies:
Well, since my name is Kerry Ane my parents used to sing this song to me when I was growing up.  I always thought it was really cool to have my name in a song.

Favorite Song From High School:
This song always brings me back to my memories from highschool. One of my friends performed this at a talent show and anytime it comes on the radio I have to crank it up.

Favorite Kids Song:
This song just brings a smile to my face whenever I hear it. Who can resist the cute little face of Curious George the Monkey?

Favorite Romantic Song:
This is the song you crank really loud, turn off the lights and slow dance to. Mmmmmmm.  Oh yeah, I like U2!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

30 Day Blog Journal

I have to admit, I get in a bloggers block more often than not.  I know I have so much going on in my life that I shouldn't run out of things to blog about, but sometimes I just feel like no one wants to see our blurry photos from the family vacation or hear how my child left her brand new wet bathing suit in a plastic bag for two weeks because she "forgot it" or listen to my rant about the woman who cut in front of me in the drive through line at Chick-fil-a.  So I've decided to attempt this 30 Day Blog Journal and I would love to invite all my fellow bloggies out there to join with me.  It may not be 30 consecutive days, but I promise I will complete every one of these entries!  Can't wait to read all of yours!

Day 1 - your favorite song

Day 2 - your favorite movie

Day 3 - your favorite television program

Day 4 - your favorite book

Day 5 - your favorite quote

Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things

Day 7 - a photo that makes you happy

Day 8 - a photo that makes you angry/sad

Day 9 - a photo you took

Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you

Day 11 - a photo of you recently

Day 12 - something you are OCD about

Day 13 - a fictional book

Day 14 - a non-fictional book

Day 15 - your dream house

Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly)

Day 17 - an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)

Day 18 - my wedding/future wedding/past wedding

Day 19 - a talent of yours

Day 20 - a hobby of yours

Day 21 - a recipe

Day 22 - a website

Day 23 - a youtube video

Day 24 - where I live

Day 25 - your day, in great detail

Day 26 - your week, in great detail

Day 27 - my worst habit

Day 28 - whats in my handbag/purse/diaper bag (for those of us who don't carry a purse at the moment)
Day 29 - hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Day 30 - a dream for the future

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Growing, Growing...Gone!

Gone...Where has the time gone? 3 months old...12 weeks (well now it's 13 weeks) since you made your debut on this earth. You are such a smiley baby (except when you're having tummy issues, which isn't nearly as often any more). You've started chuckling at different things, mostly the big kids that love to entertain you. You rolled from your belly to your back intentionally for the first time at 12 weeks old and you rolled from your back to your belly for the first time today (13 weeks). You are a GREAT sleeper. You still go to bed around 9:30 or 10 and sleep until 8am usually. I haven't quite figured out how we're going to change your schedule once school starts back up, but I'm sure we will manage. You still take several naps a day and follow the "wake, eat, play" cycle. You're nursing like a champ still, which I am so thankful for. That is one thing I regretted for Brady that he didn't nurse for very long. I love that time we spend together. You usually nurse for 30-45 minutes every 3 hours, sometimes you'll go to 4 hours, but I don't like to do that too often. Your hand coordination is really starting to develop. And you are enjoying tummy time so much more these days. You are really trying to figure out how to move that little body of your to where you want to go. It won't be long before you are rolling and scooting all over the place. You had your first babysitter on Tuesday night. And of course Mimmy took excellent care of you while Momma and Daddy went out on a date. Even tho you are the third child, Momma still had a hard time leaving you. We left you crying with Mimmy and Momma was having second thoughts about leaving you. But Mimmy helped you get your air bubble out of your tummy and the rest of the evening was smooth sailing. All the kudos to your Mimmy since she is in the process of potty training Li-Li-Lou-Lou! I do owe her BIG time! Abbey and Brady have been at the beach this week with GiGi and Poppa and although you've been completely unfazed for the most part, you really miss not having your entertainers on car rides. This whole week that they've been gone, you have fussed in the backseat. I am truly amazed that after 3 months of you being here, the "novelty" still hasn't worn off for Abbey and Brady. They left on Saturday morning for the beach and when they got to church on Sunday after only being gone for less than 24 hours, they couldn't leave you alone for 2 seconds. Brady kept getting up to ask you "Did you miss me?" "Do you still remember your Bubba?" And each time you would flash him your biggest smile and he would just light up. You still continue to take the Zantac (acid reflux medicine) two times a day. And you will probably continue with that until about 6 months old. You won't have your next check up until September but you are currently around 9 1/2 pounds. We thank the Lord daily for giving you to us.