Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bieber--and San Francisco Giants--Fever

In the Tippens household, it's pretty much accepted that Justin Bieber is my daughter's future husband. :) She even stuck letters on her old cell phone case that said Mrs. Bieber. She has a major star crush and openly admits it.

So last night, we were watching the DVR of the beginning of World Series game 3 just for Justin's new video, and there in the middle of the video was a shot of my nephew, Buster Posey! Yes, my daughter was watching a video of her future husband along with her cousin. ;)

It's been so fun to see Buster on TV. In the video, you can see a brief shot of him in his catcher's chest protector but without a helmet. So cool!

I thought I'd share a link to the video on YouTube if you're interested. Justin Bieber World Series video

By the way, I think I announced this everywhere but on my blog! I was blessed with another book sale this past week! Steeple Hill Love Inspired bought another book, working title Hope for Hannah, that will be out in January or February 2012. Woo hoo! :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scary, Scary Pumpkin! :)


Okay, so maybe our pumpkin is more gross than scary. :) But it is what it is.

Mistake #1: We didn't check it over when we bought it. Got home and saw a little spot on it that looked like it was going bad. But it was on the back, so I plopped it on the front porch anyway.

Mistake #2: My daughter probably cut it a little too early. But she had the time and the motivation (and I didn't), so I said, "Go for it."

Mistake #3: Probably should have hauled it off and started over at the first sign of mold. But hey, my daughter had worked so hard on it I didn't have the heart.

So now we'll just get through tomorrow and then haul it to the woods. :)

BTW, are you watching the World Series tonight, cheering for the Giants??!! You need to help pull them through!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Dog's Surgery

My dog just had his second surgery today for a malignant tumor in his leg. We're praying they'll find clear margins this time! I'm just thankful he made it through another surgery okay. Poor thing has been wobbling around, trying to walk on three legs, acting drunk from the pain medication. But at least he's not in pain.

I just took a photo of the staples in his leg. Rather Frankenstein looking for Halloween week, don't you think? :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Life is Good!

I've just had a second cup of coffee and life is good! I'm playing catch-up this week. Last week was fall break for the kids, so we went to visit my husband's parents. We had a great time! While we were there, we even got to go visit Plains, Georgia, former President Jimmy Carter's hometown.

Tybee Island beach shot

Heading to the beach.

Blue crab (we released him back in the water!)

Non-stinging jellyfish. Surprisingly heavy!
The week before, I had a blast chaperoning a school trip with my daughter. We visited the Tybee Island 4-H center.  Got to learn lots about the marsh, beach and ocean creatures! And the kids were great. I thought I'd share a few photos from this gorgeous island...