Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monday Headlines...on Tuesday

1. We went to "Territory Days" in this old section of town yesterday. It's a big festival with food, music, and little vendor stands everywhere. It was SO busy - the crowds were incredible. Not much to do around here, I guess. :) We had fun though. People playing everything from banjos to ukuleles to bagpipes. More junk food than you can imagine (I had one of those massive turkey legs and could only eat less than half), and LOTS of characters to watch.

2. Nick and I got to see two movies this week. I seriously don't think we've seen more than one every 6 months since college. My parents paid for all of their kids and spouses to see Indiana Jones late Thursday night. We got a babysitter and then put the girls to bed before she came. The showing was at 10:30pm. It worked pretty well, actually. Hannah got up, but was asleep again by the time we got home. My parents watched the girls Sunday night so Nick and I could have the first date we've had in a while. We saw Prince Caspian that night.

I gotta go on about this one for a minute. I grew up reading the Chronicles of Narnia, and I think I can say that nothing except for the Bible has shaped my faith as much. These movies bring up huge emotions in me that almost make me feel stupid, because the stories just mean so much to me. They are so much more than fantasy stories. I LOVED the movie. It's not exactly like the book, but for it to be a good movie they had to make some changes. I felt the changes they made were in keeping with the spirit of the story, even the dreaded kiss. heehee. I could go on and on about the spiritual principles that I love from this story, but I won't. Unless somebody else wants to with me. :)

3. My birthday is in just over a week. I'm going to be 28, for real. You know how 28 is the age everybody older than that says they still are? That makes me laugh. Honestly, I have no problems whatsoever with getting older. I am so much more comfortable in my own skin than I was even 5 years ago. I'll take the age, as long as I can have the wisdom that goes with it.

4. I played at the Presbyterian church again this Sunday. I really really enjoyed it. I love our church so much, but I also love the small community this church is. If only big churches could have lots to do, lots of resources and that small church feel. It's also so fun to get to serve people with my musical skills. My church is drastically different in style from that church, so much that I feel the need almost to hide where I attend. It's a weird feeling. I assume no one would have a problem with it, but they're just so different... I love what they do for worship, just like I love what my church does for worship, as long as we're all giving glory to God. As an aside, if we worship the same God, what is the point about any of us being critical about differences in style at other churches? It only creates division that is unnecessary. If I were to say that what my church does is superior to how other churches worship God, I feel that would be prideful and arrogant. How can I judge other people's worship? I am free to choose what I like, just as they are free to choose what they like, the way they best connect with God. Just something I was thinking about...

5. Maeve got another deposit this week! Yay! Holly has her work cut out for her the next few weeks. She has two gowns to finish and one to do the pattern for. Seems like we're starting to get on a roll. I'm excited.

6. This is a funny one, but I'm proud of myself. The cat tore a gaping hole in the couch slipcover. Last night I pulled the slipcover off and sewed it back up. You can hardly tell it was there. I'm proud of myself. Be proud of me. :)

7. I'm listening to the Prince Caspian soundtrack this morning. Regina Spektor has a song on there. Where has this person been? I really like her. I guess she's not quite mainstream sounding, but I would think I would have at least heard her stuff somewhere.

8. I have the school of worship graduation and then we have family pictures with Megan on Saturday(yay! We've needed new ones for forever). The following weekend we're going to Estes Park for Bible school reunion. The weekend after that is Nick's birthday and father's day. Whew.

Alright. Time to get off the computer and do something productive. Hope you all had fun weekends.


  1. Mercy you have a lot going on. Personally I enjoy being busy and having stuff on my plate.

    Congrats on Maeve orders, very exciting.

    Family pictures...we need to do them as well. But I think I'm going to wait until the fall so I can use them for Xmas cards (multi-tasking baby)

  2. Staci-thanks for humoring me. :)

    Christina-I do have a ton going on. Although, there are so many birthdays in our family during the summer, that we end up being busy no matter what our other committments.

  3. So, we watched the Lion the Witch and Wardrobe again and then went to see Prince Caspian last week and my husband could not understand why I cried throughout both movies. I feel the exact way as you do about the stories, I feel silly but I can't seperate the story and Aslan's sacrifice from my faith.

    Very exciting about Maeve!

  4. I cried throughout as well. Nick had never read them, so I've been reading them to him while we drive places. He's beginning to understand. :)

  5. Congrats on Maeve!!!

    I'm right there with you on the Narnia stories. I grew up reading them also, and have just recently re-read them. I can't wait till I can share them with my kids. Alec is 7, so hopefully in the next year or so he'll be ready for me to read some aloud to him.

    I loved the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, I went to see it two days in a row when it first came out! I've still not made it to see Prince Caspian, but I'm glad to hear from a fellow "Narnia-lover" that it's that good.

  6. Yay! You guys are doing so awesome with Maeve... it's been neat seeing it grow; it makes me excited because we're both in the same industry and it's neat watching a friend succeed. :) Yay! :) And congrats for fixing the slip cover... but isn't it hard to be mad a Moses when he's so stinkin' cute? :)