Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meeting Sarah Palin

I'm so excited to post this I can hardly type fast enough! Tonight Paul and I went to a P.U.R.E Celebration featuring Sarah Palin. (A special needs convention/awareness) We were invited to go to a dinner reception before hand to meet her!
This pic is a cardboard cut out by the way - the real thing is wearing pink.
I had my gear ready. "Going Rogue", check. Picture of my Sarah Palin carved pumpkin? Check. Something nice to say to her to make a great impression? Check. Paul and I walked up to her and she extended her hand to Paul and asked his name (I think she thought he was cute:) Then she turned to me:
Me: "Welcome to Georgia!"
SP: "Why, thank you!"
Me: "Okay, so please don't think I'm a fruit loop, but I wanted to show you a picture of a pumpkin that I carved with your face on it."
SP: Pausing to look at the picture she stepped back, pulled it away from her face a bit, and then laughed. Genuinely laughed. She said she would gladly sign it for me, but the people in charge of her said no signing was available at that time. "That's hilarious, I've never seen that before!"
We got our picture taken together and I felt so rushed but I wanted to tell her a few things:

Me: "I wanted to tell you that one of the things I admire most about you is that you are strong, confident and gutsy, and yet you flow with femininity and grace. And, I love that you're wearing my favorite color, pink!"
SP: "Thank you, that's very encouraging. Nice to meet you both".
That was it. That's all I got to say. But I'm glad I did. And by the way, she has some SERIOUS legs! Girlfriend is in shape.
Her speech was AMAZING!
Todd Fields and Chris Tomlin were guest singers. And our friend Brad was rocking out on his guitar too! These are our friends Brad and Mindi.

I also ran into some familiar faces from my old stomping grounds. Liberty peeps, you're gonna love these    pic's!
Rachel Snider/Gillus from the Sounds of Liberty...remember her? I told her about the time I worked at Personal Touch salon and she came in to get a waxing before the Miss Virginia pageant, but I was too nervous to talk to her from behind the reception desk! She may be singing for an event we have coming up and I'm just telling you, it would be the BIGGEST treat!
Anybody recognize this guy? What if I say..."Turzlefurkey" or "Chrizzlefistmas Goozelfoose". He was the guy who did the Turzlefurkey story at the Living Christmas Tree every year. He works in Atlanta now! Small world. Oh, his name is Richard Dunn and I'll give you his info if you need production/lighting. He's incredible!
This is David Glover, the founder of P.U.R.E. and the one who invited us to come to the celebration evening. He was unbelievably hospitable to Paul and I and did a fabulous job on their first event!

Whew! What a fun night. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Frugal Father's Day Finds!!!

Me and the boys had a BLAST looking for Paul's father's day gift yesterday. All together I spent just under $15.00 and you won't believe all the stuff that I got!

If you live in the area, you probably received the $10 off a $10 purchase at JCPenney. I received 2 of them, one in Paul's name and mine. They expire on the 20th. If you are on their email list, they will send you additional coupons. I had 2 for 30% off! SCORE!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Charlie and Rolf

I saw "Letters To Juliet" this weekend. So good!
I couldn't believe how much the lead guy - "Charlie" looked like "Rolf" in the Sound of Music! Don't you think?


I posted this picture on facebook, but there's a little more to the story...
We saw this rainbow coming home after a party on memorial day. I asked Paul to stop the car and he pulled into a parking lot so we could sit and admire it for a moment. It got even more bright and colorful as we watched it. I've never seen a rainbow that big before. I thought, "oooooo, this is a great teaching moment". So we talked to the boys about God's promises and how we can trust Him to KEEP them.

Feeling like a good mom and dad, we pulled out of the parking lot and headed back toward home. Wesley however, wasn't ready to leave:

Wes - "Wait, we have to go look for him"
Me - "Who?"
Wes - "The little green man!"

I hope he didn't think the "Little Green Man" was the one who kept his promises. Oh dear.

We went through the colors one by one. I told the boys how Mrs. Barringer (T.C. Miller, 4th grade) taught me about ROY G. BIV and how that stood for the colors in the rainbow.

As we headed away from the rainbow and back toward home, we looked out the back window to admire it one more time and it was GONE!

Lesson:  Stop for those moments. This is something I learned from my dad. He is known for whipping the car off the road at any given moment. We always, ALWAYS learned something about nature in our car adventures with him.