If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I Hate Goodbyes

Our life is crazy.  Not only do I know that but Brad and I are the ones responsible for making it that way!  But, for us, it works and we are loving every second.

For someone that grew up always wanting everything to stay the same, I am now living a life where each day brings something different.  A one-hundred-eighty-degree change from what I am comfortable with and, yet, I am so happy.  That being said, I am NOT happy when it comes time for half of my family to head back to Little Rock.

Brad arrived in LA Wednesday night and every second he was in town was spent having fun.

Thursday night was Spencer's last football game as co-coach with Village Christian.  This team has shown God's love through their eagerness of making Spencer a part of their team.  They will never know the incredible impact they have made on him.
Spencer and all the coaches.  

If you know me, you know that I don't have any problem talking to strangers. ;)  But going to a high school football game where I know no one can be a little intimidating.  However, I need not have worried because as soon as I met Kym Blazer and Karrie Trabilcy, wives to husband's who help with the team, they made me feel so welcome and loved and part of the team.  I feel as though we have been friends forever.

Of course, Brad can't come to town that we don't have to have a rousing game of miniature golf.  Haha, guess who won?  (I'll give you a hint; it wasn't a boy!!!!)


On Saturday, Cole and Talton decided to hang out at the condo while Brad, me and Coppelia went out to eat and to a movie and Spencer and Brennan and Brennan's family went to a Christian music concert.  Busy, busy, busy and oh so much fun.
This young man has been a fabulous friend and great influence on Spencer and I am forever grateful.

We left for the airport at 6:00 a.m. this morning and Spencer rolled his eyes when I got out of the car at the airport and I had on my sleepshirt with a pair of running shorts and my fleece jacket and flip flops.  I looked like one of "those" people you would see at Walmart!!!

Spencer called and they have already made it home in Little Rock with no problems.  Only three weeks until Cole and I fly home for Thanksgiving!  Woot, let the holidays begin!!!

"Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I say, rejoice!"
~Philippians 4:4

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Life

Whether we are in Little Rock or Los Angeles, the time of year between September and December seems to be chocked full of things that need to be done.  Football practice, acting classes, Friday night football, coaching sessions for auditions, workout sessions and auditions all compete with the plans for upcoming holidays and traveling home.  So glad I take really good vitamins.

Brad will arrive in LA this evening for another fun-filled four days of all the Ewing's being together.  My only problem with this visit is that Spencer will be accompanying Brad home on Sunday, so that he can continue his fast-track appointments with his orthodontist for his braces.  I am so glad he will have pretty, straight teeth by April 2014 but I am NOT happy that he has to go back to Little Rock so soon.  My only consolation is that in one month Cole and I will be flying home for Thanksgiving.

As I was looking through my pictures on my phone last night, I realized that no matter what activity we are doing, I always gravitate to any animals in the vicinity.  Last Sunday, Katrina invited us over to watch Sunday afternoon football (Spencer) and spend time with her five kitties (me).  It was so nice to be surrounded by animals for three hours!
Harry is adorable.  He lets me pet him and hold him for approximately 2.3 seconds before he is scrambling to make his getaway!

Love him!

I even have the kids on the lookout for any animals I can steal permanently borrow or whom might be looking for a furever home.
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Ha!  Turns out cutie pie does have a home.

Do you find yourself running, running, running this time of year or is it only me?

"Be sure to do what you should, for then you will enjoy the personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else."
~Galatians 6:4

  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Surprise Party, Dodgers, Aquarium, Oh My!

Wow, we have been busy!  It seems October is always a busy month for us and this year has been no exception.  This past week, here's what we have been up to.....

Slade's Surprise 18th Birthday Party
Our roomie, Slade, turned 18 on Monday so we surprised him Saturday night with a Super Hero themed party.  Everyone had to come dressed as a Super Hero and we were entertained by Batman, Ironman, the Avengers, Super Barney.....what?  Oh yeah, there's always one in the crowd that aspires to be different!
Love that surprised look!

Crazy Cat Lady and Super Cook are Super Heroes, aren't they?!

Love these boys.

On Sunday, Spencer was invited to go to the Dodgers vs. Braves playoff game.  Ryan Herlong (Katrina's oldest son) and his dad, Lloyd, picked up Spencer at 3:15 and as they were leaving, I was laughing because Spencer was outfitted in his Dodgers gear while Ryan donned his Braves shirt.  Ha!

It was a perfect day for a game.

Love.  This. Picture.

Dodgers won and Spencer had a great time (I think Ryan did, too).  So thankful for awesome friends in this town.

Yesterday, the boys and I headed to Long Beach to The Aquarium for a "field trip".  Oh, who am I kidding, we really just went because I am tired of school!

Katrina introduced us to a friend of hers, Karen, who is a volunteer diver at The Aquarium and she was kind enough to meet us before her shift began and give us a tour "behind the scenes".  It was
a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
Spencer has no problem sticking his hand in the tank to "pet" the juvenile Zebra Sharks.  No thanks.

Our visit coincided with the release of the newest members of the Aquarium being introduced into the main tank for the public to see.  Two penguin chicks hatched earlier this year and they looked very happy to be joining their feathered friends.  The worker's call this one "Heidi" until a permanent name is chosen from submissions by the public.  Somehow, I think my suggestion of "Shoogie Boogie" will not be chosen.

Spencer, Karen and Cole.

Karen dives in the 300,000 gallon tank for demonstrations and talks about the various marine life in the tank that are being fed.  There are Giant Black Bass that are swimming by her that weigh more than she does and she is not concerned one bit! 
LOVE this picture of Karen in her "uniform"!  The boys are chomping at the bit to become certified divers so when Spencer returns to Cali in April or May, we will definitely make that happen.

All we have planned today is football practice (for Coach Ewing) and laundry.

Have you had a good week?

"And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
~Philippians 4:7