Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Little Red Fire Truck

 After Micah was born, we received a sweet package in the mail for him from the people who sold us this house.  It was a fun book about fire trucks called My Little Red Fire Truck.  It has all of these different things you take off the page to do an activity on the truck.  Micah loves it.  (So does Jonah!) 
 I kept it put up until Micah was 18 months old or so.  They have played with it and read it so many times since then.  Surprisingly, it is still in pretty good shape.  One morning last week, Micah asked if he could read outside while I was cleaning.  I opened the door and he grabbed that book and took it to the couch on the patio.  
 He talked to him self in his best fireman voice.  He fixed the tires and rolled up the hose.  He made a siren noise.  He sang a song about fires.  He literally stayed out there for over an hour with that one book.  I went out with him for a while and read the book to him and then he read it to me.  
I think this might be one of those books that ends up in his box of special things to pass on to him when he is older.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mississippi, y'all!!!!

It's frustrating to be from a state that people make fun of.  It irritates me because that is the state where I was born and spent most of my life.  It is the state that had amazing churches where I fell in love with Jesus.  It is the state that educated both of us.  It is the state that holds (other than the ones who live in my house) the people I love most in this world.  It is the state that taught me to be hospitable and kind.  It is the state that had a lot to do with who I am today.

Just today in Sunday School, our lesson was on stewardship.  Our teacher asked if anyone knew what the most generous state in the U.S. was.  He looked right at me as he asked so everyone assumed it was Mississippi.  They were right.  Hands down, that state is known for being overly generous.  That makes me happy.  While ESPN tries their best to make Mississippi look like a place with no indoor plumbing and all back roads, Mississippi is actually a great place to live.  Unfortunately, the people who talk so bad about it have never even visited.  If they had, they would know that  Mississippi has paved roads, great shopping, beautiful country, Mistletoe Marketplace, fabulous churches, unbelievable history, gorgeous homes and now, TWO AMAZING FOOTBALL TEAMS!

I can't tell you how happy I am to see the success of my two favorite football teams.  I grew up an Ole Miss fan.  My family are die hards.  They buy season tickets.  They tailgate.  They have rooms in their homes devoted to Colonel Reb.  They have Dixieland as their ring tones.  They wear red and blue all the time.  They love Ole Miss.  I grew up that way.

Then, I fell in love with a Mississippi State boy.  And, by loving him, I came to love his bulldogs.  I wear MSU shirts.  I go to MSU games.  I buy MSU gear.  I'm helping my boys learn proper cowbell etiquette.  I know all the words to the fight song.  I've learned the ways of Mississippi State.

So, this has me just ecstatic.  (And, Boomama's reference to Dallas just put it over the top for me!)

And, just for fun, I embedded a few more of my favorite tweets.  There are so many of them out there lauding these two teams.  

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