Friday, September 27, 2013

7 Quick Takes- A parenting mistake, some laughs, church leaders, and some of my faves!


Happy Friday!! Wahoo!  It is the end of the week.  Thanks, Jen, for hosting!!


1. Noah
On Tuesday, I took the boys to the Sight and Sounds Theater to see Noah.  I have heard a lot of great things about that theater and the promotional video of Noah looked like it would be a fun show to see.  The production was great, but there were parts that were mildly traumatic and it was one of those "what were you thinking" parenting moments.  We were sitting in the theatre, which looked amazing because it felt like you are in the Ark, surround by the animals, but then the rain started, and the door of the Ark closed and, well, you could hear the suffering outside of the Ark.  Noah's brother pounding on the door to get in.  Crying.  Rain. Suffering.  Then nothing.

Now, I know that IS the story of the flood, but I just thought "cute animals and the rainbow." I forgot about the suffering and annihilation of almost every human and living thing on earth.  So, if you live near one of these theaters, think twice about taking your young kids. You may scar them!

The whole thing made me think of this Tim Hawkins routine on Noah's Ark . . . you have to watch it!! It is only a minute long . . .it will make you laugh!!




2. Still time to register for the Run for the Little Flowers

Medals are ordered and shirts are ordered, but you can still register!!  Watch our Facebook page for regular updates. I will post there and on the original post when all the shirts are gone.  So please register!!
 
3. I'm a Beachbody Coach






You may notice the Beachbody link on my sidebar.  And although I had sworn off all direct sales type of companies, I have jumped in to become a Beachbody coach.  I did it because I really like Shakeology and love discounts.  Plus, they offer personal trainer certification classes that I want to take and that count for my continuing education credits.  Plus I get those at a discount too. So, it is a win, win situation for me.

If you are interested in any of Beachbody's workouts, their Reset program or nutritional shakes, click on the links on my sidebar. Any money I get from it, will go directly to our adoption. 
 
4. Lunch with the Pope

My husband is in Rome for work right now.  The other day he sent me an email that said; "Ask the boys . . . Did Daddy have lunch with the Pope?"

When he Skyped me later that day, he shared that they were at lunch after the Wednesday audience and who walks in to join them???  Yep, Pope Francis.  My hubby was just one table away from him.  I told him that he should have gotten his napkin for me . . . Let me share the background story . . .

My hubby has had several meals with Cardinal Dolan.  I am not shy in professing my love for this church leader and I jokingly I asked my husband to get the Cardinal's napkin for me.  Yes, I did!  And, yes he did.  I have Cardinal Dolan's napkin (and the Cardinal does know . . . . my hubby told him the whole story).

So, when my hubby told me he had lunch with the Pope, I told him that he should have gotten me his napkin.  I am sure if he had told the Pope the whole story, he probably would have given it to my husband!!


 

Have you seen her stuff???  LOVE!!




6. Good to Me
Listening to this one a lot right now.  Holding on to HIS promise.  He is so good to me!




I put all my hope on the truth of Your promise
and I steady my heart on the ground of Your goodness
When I’m bowed down with sorrow I will lift up Your name
and the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy

Chorus:
Because You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me

I lift my eyes to the hills where my help is found
Your voice fills the night raise my head up and hear the sound
Though fires burn all around me I will praise You, my God
and the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy

Bridge:
Your goodness and mercy shall follow me
all my life
I will trust in Your promise


7. Little Flower Cuteness


 
Have a great weekend everyone!!

6 comments:

  1. #4 ~ WOW!!! Were the boys amazed?
    Have you heard Bill Cosby's 'Noah' skit? So great!

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    1. I haven't! I will have to see if I can find it on Youtube.

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  2. #1: I heart Tim Hawkins. I hadn't seen that one so I'm currently stifling a giggle in $tarbux while watching it.

    #4: This totally reminds me of that episode of "The Big Bang Theory" where Penny gets Leonard Nimoy's napkin from work for Sheldon

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  3. I always think it's funny when people think Noah's Ark is the perfect nursery decor for that same reason! Cute animals, a boat and rainbow...let's not think about the total annihilation of the rest of the population :) I bet that show is really powerful, though!

    And, oh my, lunch with the pope!!! That is more than amazing! Now I'm curious what he does for a living! (And also if he can hook us up with anything when we go! From what I can tell a whole lot of Rome is based on knowing the right people!)

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    1. The show was very powerful! I liked it a lot, but I thought there were parts that were a bit too much for the kids.

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  4. Ha, just watched the video! Exactly!

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