Wednesday, May 20, 2009



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's a little bit funny... this feeling inside... it's not one of those

Sat night I went to the Billy Joel - Elton John FACE TO FACE Concert. It was AMAZING! And the second time I have seen them perform together (first time was in 2001).
The pictures are not awesome because they are from my phone.

These 2 (above) are the two pianos facing each other

They started the show together and played together for about 30 min; then Elton John played for an hour and ten minutes; Billy Joel played for an hour and ten minutes; then they played together for an hour and a half - 4 straight hours - no intermission!

Sir Elton John:

They Played: Your Song - Just the way you Are- Don't let the Sun go down - I'm Alright - Saturday Night's alright for fightin - Burn Down the Mission - Tiny Dancer - Yellow Brick Road - Daniel - Rocket Man - Still Standing - Crockadile Rock - Allentown - Zanzibar - Don't ask me why - She's always a woman - Scenes from an italian restaurant - River of Dreams - Good Love (with Felix Cavaliere) We didn't start the fire - Still Rock and Roll to me - Good Die young - I guess that's why they call it the blues - Uptown girl - The Bitch is back - You may be right - Bennie and the Jets - then they did two Beatles songs - Back in the USSR and the Birthday Song and finished with Candle in the Wind and then .....


Billy Joel bowing to Elton John (left)

Billy Joel playing We Didn't Start the Fire

Billy Joel with Harmonica singing Piano Man

It was awesome!!!!!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009



Monday, May 11, 2009

My weekend

a GREAT weekend

Friday after work I drove to Jackson, and got to spend the weekend with my family (long overdue!!) Friday night I got to watch my brother's high school hockey team play. They lost. Unfortunately their very best player had to go and get himself expelled from school and thus off the hockey team - so his team has had trouble figuring out what to do with the puck once they get it (this kid was one of the league's leading scorers)

Sat - we took my stepdad's mom to eat at CrackerBarrell who by the has the best Fried Okra!! and I got to spend the day with my mom, Addison (see birthday girl below) and my brother Chris. We went to Memphis and had dinner at my Grandma's house and then took Addison home and successfully got lost - thank you very much GPS for failing to say "hey I don't know that address" instead it picked it's own idea of an address and sent us there. I love nothing better than driving around backroads of TN at 9:00 at night getting GOOD and lost!

Sunday - went to church and I got to see all of Bethany's little girls (who are growing SO fast)
Addison is 7 and will be going to 2nd grade this fall;
Kali will be 5 in September and starts Kindergarden in the fall;
and beautiful little Krisaley will be 4 in December.

After church had lunch with my Mom for Mother's Day... and I got to take her car home. And had to say goodbye to my Grand Am. (sniff...tear) I loved that Grand Am it was the first car I ever got to pick out!! but the Saturn that I returned home with has 65,000 miles not 155,000 as did my sad little Grand Am. I am glad we were able to part ways without me hating it. (a.k.a it dying and being unable to be revived on the side of the road... like my last car)

*side note* more importantly...

To the best mom in the world - hope you enjoy YOUR beach glasses (not Tommy or Chris YOURS); hope you can come up next weekend; hope Rich can scalp us tickets to see ELTON JOHN/ BILLY JOEL and hope you know yesterday, today and always how much you are loved and appreciated!!

and - a little bragging on my baby girl Addison - who is NUMBER 2 in the whole school for top AR points - that would be K - 5th grade! and only ONE fifth grader is beating her. Pretty impressive for a first grader! She takes after her Bebe :)

playing in lipgloss (she is SUCH a girlie girl!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Please Pray

* My pastor and others that are with him in India working with Compassion kids.

* My uncle Doug got news Wednesday that he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm (definition: a weakened and bulging area in the aorta - the major blood vessel that feeds blood to your body)

* My Uncle Mike - we think he may be back into drugs again. (an on and off again battle his whole life)

* My friend/co-worker Meredith and her family as they travel to GA for the death of a family member

* My friend/ co-worker Justin and his family - he has a 27 year old cousin with lung cancer at Vandy and the doctors say there isn't anything else they can do

*My friends Tiana and Meggie as they prepare to graduate - May 9th! Yay I am so proud of these ladies!

* My mom - unexplainable back, internal and knee problems :( in addition to the stress added by her brothers and their perspective issues

* My family...

* My best friend's brother who is serving his second tour in Iraq

- and HIS girlfriend's little sister who was in a four wheeler accident yesterday, (she's 10) - head trauma, ruptured splean, tearing to the stomach and intestinal lining

God knows each of these people by name and their problems/needs but please join me in lifting them up to him.

Thanks for reading - your prayers are appreciated!