Sunday, November 22, 2009

Conversation With My 7 year old Niece

Aunt MB:   "Hey sweet niece, what do you want for Christmas this year."

Niece:  "Storage."

Aunt MB:  "Say WHAT?"

Niece:  "Storage."

So... storage she wants, storage she gets... 

Yes... she is getting something fun too!!!  Tickets to Little House on the Prairie the Musical starring Melissa Gilbert as MA!

My 14 year old Girl has been BEGGING to go.  She entered contests... prayed over said contests to win tickets.... for weeks... 

We NEVER ... let me say it again... so I purchased 3 sixth row center section tickets for her Christmas present... and one for my mom (Merry Christmas, MA!) ... and one for me.

Tickets arrive in the mail.  Swoop them up the office before daughter sees surprise... turned on computer... opened email... and GUESS what we WON???

YES... TWO tickets to the Little House on the Prairie Musical... same production... different night.

REMEMBER... do NOT underestimate the faith of your child!

Thought about selling tickets on Ebay to make a little money back.  

Then 'organizational, storage requesting" niece says to beloved cousin, my girl ... I WISH I WISH I WISH I could go see LHOTP Musical.  I've been BEGGING my mom.

SO... guess what niece can put in her storage???  Two tickets and mementos from her night out with her mom.  

"HEY, beloved SIS IN LAW... guess what YOU'RE getting for Christmas???  Feel the love!"

See the joy on sweet niece's face when opening gift today. (we had an early Christmas.)

FYI... sweet niece does NOT take after her organizationally challenged AUNT.  Her request for storage would be from the ultimate organizational queen... Her wonderful Mom.  

Oh how I love her and long for some of those genes... 

HOWEVER... FAMILY ... take note...

I DO NOT request STORAGE for Christmas.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lesson From My HUBBY

Lesson learned from HUBBY... ALWAYS remember to remove keys & cell phone from vehicle before stopping to get morning coffee at 7-11

Reason #1. Flu-phobic store owners & snooty 
I-phone users refuse to let you use their phones to call your wife to rescue you. 

2. When you finally 'PERSUADE'... (in a desperate, losing my patience, bordering on violence sort of way)... the non-germaphobe, non-iphone user to let you use their phone... bringing keys to stranded husband is a little difficult when you are ONE CAR family. 

3.  Good Neighbors are not always available... THANK THE LORD for Barry Black who... like a good neighbor... was there, came & got our extra keys & rescued stranded hubby who NOW really needs to use the facilities from all the coffee consumed during 'wait' because restroom was NOT available to contaminated public.

4.  Make coffee at home... saves precious time and money.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Leave it to the Preacher's Wife... get me bloggin' again. It's been since July. I started an INSANE temp job in May... it consumed me at about 80=90 hours / week... when the insanity stopped in August... I had just gotten out of the habit... so... here we go... JUST FOR YOU MY FRIEND LISA!


The Treasures

1. First Name.

Mary Beth

2. State and Country of Residence.

Michigan - good ole US of A

3. Husband’s Ministry Title.

Director of Michigan Missions and Church Planting for the Assemblies of God Michigan District. (A Mouthful, I know!)

4. Length of time in Current Ministry Location.

6.5 years

5. Children? If yes, give gender and ages.

Awesome Boy - 21

Incredible Girl - 14

6. Number of unique homes in which you’ve lived during your marriage.

8 homes - Our #2 home was living with grandparents for 2 years. It was AWESOME!

7. Cook Sunday lunch or eat out?

Me COOK???? BWaaaaahhaaaaahhhaaa....

8. Typically on time for Sunday School or not?

Depends of your definition of "on time."

9. Favorite TV Show.

ooooo.... I love LOST but I do like reality TV too... Survivor (Russell cracks us up), Amazing Race (go Globetrotters), & Biggest Loser.(so glad Tracy is gone. Loved Abby!)... and Americal IDOL! (I would SO tryout if they had an over 40 American Oldie Idol.)

10. Something you watch/like/do that you would never tell the church people. (Except now you just did…lol)

Don't know... I'm pretty real about everything...Domestically Challenged... ummm they know that... my husband and I sometimes argue.. they know that.... I sometimes raise my voice with my kids... uhhh... they know that too... let's see... i used to get really sick to my stomach every time I had to get up in front of people and perform or speak... even though I LOVE doing it.

11. Most annoying church-related pet peeve.

CHURCH PEOPLE punishing their kids by not letting them go to church (youth group, kids church, etc.) HELLO?? Couldn't think of a better place for them to be when they're "raising a little Cain."

12. One thing you need to throw away but can’t bring yourself to do it.

How about my black /white houndstooth skirt from 1991. I KNOW I'll fit into again when it comes back in style... I just KNOW it!

13. The one food you can not live without.

Oatmeal. Yes Oatmeal...with blueberries... brown sugar and cinnamon... Every morning... yep... boring...I know... but it keeps my tummy happy.

14. Parsonage or have your own home?

Own home now.... but have lived in a parsonage twice.

15. Freak when the doorbell rings or always ready for a visitor?

awwwww FREAK OUT! (can you hear me singing that old song! ) IF my house is not together...However... I always smile...welcome them in... (cause I DO love having company) they just have to take my lived in house as is... and you know what... thought it drives me crazy thinking "what do they think of me that I have dirty dishes in the sink.... unfolded laundry on the couch" ...they love that my house is not always perfect... at least that's what they tell me to my face so I don't feel bad! HA

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