Saturday, May 31, 2008

Made Me Chuckle, Had to Share

Funny stuff, I tell ya.

1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

3. Only in drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

4. Only in people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

5. Only in banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

6. Only in we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

7. Only in we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

8. Only in we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

9. Only in we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

10. Only in they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Peeps I Follow

This is my official Blogroll.

Mosey on over to these people's blogs and you will instantly learn new recipes, laugh, be uplifted, or just be entertained for a while.

My Catharsis, Erin, my Tallahassee friend
The TCM Blog
Rocks in My Dryer
Queen B
Queen Mother (Queen B's Mom)
Big Mama
Boo Mama
Take 90 West
Baby Bangs
The LPM Blog
Ginger My hilarious high school friend
Stuff Christians Like
The Preacher's Wife
Tracye Cakes
Lifeway Women
The Pioneer Woman I have a not-so-secret desire to live on the frontier. I would've SO loved to live at the turn of the century in Colorado Springs - kinda Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman-esque. I live my fantasy through this blog. I wish The Pioneer Woman would invite me over. Except she doesn't know I exist. Bummer.
Because I Said So!
Katherine's Mom's Blog Katherine is a friend of mine who suffered a brain stem hemorrhage and stroke about a month ago. She is a 26 year old 1st time mom and this has devastated her family and friends. Her mom has started a blog and it is a blessing to read. I posted about Katherine's injury here. Since these initial scary days, Katherine has made miraculous steps toward healing. She still has a long road ahead of her. Her father-in-law frequently says that God will be glorified through this and that we are sitting on the front row of a miracle. I believe that with all my heart and know that not only will Katherine get better, but all honor and glory will belong to Him. Read this blog and grab your seat on that front row! You can also read about Katherine's progress here.


Friday, May 30, 2008


I live in Birmingham. Apparently there are a bunch of bloggy people in Birmingham, because we are having a Bham Blogger broo-ha-ha/get-together/par-tay/fun time to introduce our internet selves to our real selves. We are calling it BLAWGer because, hello, we are from Alabama, and phonetically that is exactly how we say it. One of the things we are doing is introducing ourselves to each other on our blogs so we are more familiar with each other when we really get together.

So here goes...

My name is Robyn.

I am a stay-at-home mom of 3 girls ages 7, almost 3, and 19 months.

These kids totally rock my world.

I am married to the awesomest daddy, husband, 7 year old softball coach in the world. We have been married for almost 11 years.

I love reading, singing, playing guitar, watching TV, swimming, and watching my daughter play softball. I am a HUGE Auburn fan and am raising my daughters to love Auburn even though Daddy is a HUGE Alabama fan. He tries to convert them every fall, but fails every time.

I have lived in Birmingham for 2 years. Before that, we lived in Tallahassee, FL. Before that, we lived in Montgomery, AL. That's where I grew up.

I am so grateful for the area of Bham in which we live because the school system has private school caliber schools but they are public. And the elementary school and the middle school are 8/10 of a mile from my house. Which means the kids will be really close by through the 8th grade. Gotta love that.

I love meeting celebrities. So far in the past 3 months, I've met Kelly Clarkson, Jennie Finch, and Taylor Swift. They were all nice beyond comprehension.

I am a huge Reba fan. Have been all my life.

I paint artwork for children's rooms. I get all my artistic ability from my dad. He's really talented but would never let you know that.

Speaking of my dad, he's a pastor. That's right, I'm a PK. I was never a wild one, though. I was (and still am) a rule follower. Well, sorta.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into Bloggyville. It's been fun to meet people who otherwise I would've never met. I'm also amazed at how many of us are in Birmingham!

I can't wait to meet you all. I have a feeling that some of us have met, but don't know it yet.

See y'all soon!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happy Dances

Oh, glorious people of Bloggyville.

Welcome to my Happy Dance.

Why am I doing a happy dance? Good question, fellow Bloggy people.

It's because I have a FABULOUSLY AWESOME new blog design! All colorful and magical and glittery and shiny and happy and makes me jump up and down and clap my hands.

Spencer even said "Aw, that looks really good." Which in his language means "Wow! What an amazingly beautiful blog that will make you happy and smiley thus making the kids and myself happy and smiley."

I know that because I can totally read his mind even though he doesn't think I can.

But that's a whole nother topic for a whole nother post.

And now I'm gonna give all the Blog Design props to Trista at Pumpkin Patch Creations for creating this masterpiece. Hats off to you, my friend. If you want your blog to look as fab as mine does, then head over there right this instant and take full and complete advantage of her talent. Then you can have a happy dance of your own!

Oh, and guess what else I love about my new blog....I have a SIGNATURE! See? Look down.


And now, the happy dance resumes.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thanks, Taylor Swift

Mary Emma is a huge Taylor Swift fan. Like, big time. She is learning to play the guitar because Taylor Swift plays. She got cowboy boots for her birthday because Taylor Swift wears boots with her dresses. She loves her.

I'm cool with that for several reasons - 1. She's a good girl. 2. She's a VERY talented songwriter. I mean, she was hired by Sony as a songwriter when she was 14 for crying out loud. 3. Mary Emma, age 7, can sing her songs without bleeping out words or coming to me for an explanation of something that she's way too young for. 4. I actually enjoy her music. It's fun to listen to.

A couple of months ago, I discovered that Taylor Swift was in concert in Montgomery, AL, where my in-laws live and where I grew up. My husband and I started scheming to see if we could get tickets for Mary Emma. As luck would have it, my mother-in-law is good friends with the Mayor of Montgomery, Bobby Bright, and his wife, Lynn. She made a phone call.

Lynn performed miracles.

Not only did we get tickets to the concert, we got to sit ON STAGE during the concert. On stage, people. The guitar player hi-fived Mary Emma several times during the concert. He gave her a guitar pick with Taylor Swift's picture on it.

And that isn't the best part.

Before the concert, we were told to meet at a certain location to go onstage. ONSTAGE. We, of course, were there early and were given Meet-n-Greet passes for Taylor Swift. We were led through the maze of zillion dollar tour buses, right past Lady Antebellum (who were fab, by the way - get their CD for real)...

The girl in Lady Antebellum is Hillary Scott. She's the daughter of Lang Scott and Linda Davis. Linda Davis sang "Does He Love You" with Reba. If you're a follower of my blog, you should know by now that I'm a crazy Reba fan. Thus a Linda Davis fan. Thus a Hillary Scott fan. Thus a Lady Antebellum fan.

If Hillary Scott was the daughter of Joe and Jane Doe, I would still be a Lady Antebellum fan. They're really good.

...(back to the story)
Anyway, we were walking through the buses, and were led to a parking deck/street/place to stand and told to wait. After about 5 minutes, Taylor Swift walked off her bus and WALKED RIGHT TO US. Mary Emma almost fainted. She literally cried. The ran to Taylor Swift, who scooped her up and swung her around. Then they talked about their boots and guitar playing and the similar white skirts that they had on. We took pictures. Taylor signed Mary Emma's guitar. For the rest of the night, her feet didn't touch the ground. She didn't go to sleep until 11:45 pm. She was totally stoked.

It was so fun to see pure joy on her face. I loved every minute of it.