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True Friends

I get made fun of for all the friends that I have on Facebook… I think I’m over the 500 mark at this point. (And in all honesty, I actually DO personally know 95% of them. It’s true! The other 5% of course are a few bands & musicians I will probably never meet.) I will have to tell you though, the good ‘ole F’book has helped me rekindle friendships that I never would have otherwise, I’ve learned of marriages, births, engagements, happy times, sad times, and all those in between moments in life. I don’t really consider myself a socialite although I do like to remain social; Facebook has certainly allowed me to do that, much more than I ever have, in fact. I know, it’s not face to face contact, but when you have friends that live in Nashville and D.C. this is about as good as it gets! I boldly confess that I spend way to much time at the computer but it has certainly benefited me for the better. I know who my true friends are.

Here are a few highlights from the past year, attributed 100% to Facebook:

One of my best friends from high school, who has grown up to be quite a lovely lady of God, got married and moved off to D.C. a couple years ago. I NEVER would have known this if we hadn’t connected through Facebook! Last September, she and her hubby came to the Bay Area for business and again, thanks to Facebook, we got to meet up and hang out for the evening. She continues to be one of my closest friends and is a constant source of love and encouragement for me! I know that if I ever need her, she’s only an poke away. Thanks Heather for being one of the best friends I’ll ever have! I’ll send you a drink later 🙂

I have taken on the exciting yet difficult task of planning my high school reunion. Next year, will be 10 years. First of all, I am now officially a grown-up… 10 years already?! Whoa… Secondly, without Facebook, I certainly would not have been able to gather contact info and catch up with the majority of my classmates. I am now looking at an 85% completion of my contact list for my graduating class! Now if I could only just hunt down the remaining 15%…

Facebook is also a fantastic way to shamelessly promote music and business. So, we have done exactly that with Otterball. It’s a really laid back way to introduce and update your product and keep your fans enticed. Thanks F’book for thinking about the business owners out there! We have loved the interaction that it has provided us thus far with the www. Are you a fan?

Another really great friend of mine from high school and I met up on Facebook just before I left Houstonin 2007. Come to find out, she had been living 30 minutes down the road from me for the past year and half and I had no idea… until Facebook. How awesome and yet somewhat sad is that all at the same time?! So, when her hubby had to come to the Bay Area for a job interview, she came along and you got it, we spent the day together! Lisa, hope to see you around these parts again soon! Or, maybe I’ll catch ya in H-town.

Last but not least, a great friend of mine from many years ago has made a gold mine for himself! He recently placed 3rd on a little show with a big name called “The Next Great American Band.” His band is amazingly talented and you should all go out and buy their cd right now! Thanks to F’book (and his wife for setting up the account for him), we’re gonna be hanging with my cool cat Denver and the Mile High Orchestra next month in Napa (and that’s spelled with one ‘P’). All I need now is the t-shirt!

Sooooo…. how has Facebook helped you rekindle friendships once lost?


Oh the stress of life…

Please pray for us! Our lease ends March 31st and we have no idea where we’re going to move to! We are looking for a house/condo/townhome to rent instead of an apartment. We’ve submitted 2 contracts already both of which have fallen through. Both of which were fantastic places! I hate to even talk about it but we may have to compromise and live in yet another corporate apartment complex. I hate the ‘C’ word when it comes to your living arrangements. ARG!

So here’s the main issues – we HAVE to be close to the Caltrain so that Jason and/or I can ride it to get to work. We also have to have a place that takes both of our dogs. The last place that fell through was ONLY because the Home Owner’s Association only allows one pet to live there, which, honestly, is a bunch of poo. And of course, it’s got to be in our price range.

Please please please pray for us. We’ve put in our 30 day notice and we have to be moved out at the end of the month and it sure would be nice if we knew where we’re going! Pray that God will literally open a door for us.


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Help New Orleans

We cannot forget…


In an effort to help re-build the parts of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Ellen has joined forces with Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” Foundation. Ellen has created a special Team Sponsored Home and made an initial donation. She wants you to join her. Go to to become part of Ellen’s team. You can contribute cash, or adopt a part of the house — ceiling fan, refrigerator, kitchen tile, etc. Ellen thanks you and the people of New Orleans thank you.        

Help Ellen raise money to support the New Orleans rebuild project “Make It Right” by buying this t-shirt for $24.99.(It also comes in black and white.  




love.jpgI’ve really been thinking about love lately but mostly the love of a mother. I know this best because I have a mother who loves me so much. I also have a mother-in-law that no matter what, she looks past it and loves. It is the most wonderful thing to have two women in my life that are so loving and accepting of me and my faultsThe love they have is unconditional. It’s that kind of love that no matter what you do, even if they are really mad at what you’ve done, you know that they still love. You can talk to them about your joys and your sorrows. You can be vulnerable or angry. You can count on them to love you through it. It’s a safe love, it never shuns you. It comforts, it doesn’t discount your feelings. It’s cherishes, it gives you the best they’ve got. It gives you hope for the future and forgiveness for the past. It’s all these things and so much more!I love this kind of love. I hunger for it. I’m so lucky to have two people in my life that I get it from! God gave this gift to them and I hope that he has given it to me too. Maybe someday I will be able to bless my child and show them the love that I have received.I wish all people could know this kind of love… and give it.


You know you’re getting older when…

… you start buying things you never thought you’d buy. My latest purchases have been:1. What my mother calls a night gown… others call it a piece of lingerie. I call it comfort. :)2. A hummingbird feeder. I saw one on a neighbor’s porch and thought, ooo! that could be fun to watch. So I bought one. Here’s my first hummingbird (that I’ve seen) partaking of the Jones’s nectar. I hear it’s pretty sweet! 🙂I’ll keep you posted on future old lady purchases.’Til then,Making Mom Proud

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