No Time for Blogging

We had a great weekend. Lots of good stuff going on. Much to tell. But I don’t have time write much so I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest Condensed Version.

Saturday evening was a neighborhood block party. There’s only one way in and out of the subdivision so we blocked off one of the streets in the back and had tents with food, drinks, trinkets for kids, etc., and XM radio playing classic rock and 80’s hits on speakers borrowed from a local DJ. Other than all the bikes and scooters racing around, it was very reminiscent of a highschool party. We met a lot of very nice people and I think we’re going to really like living here. It’s kind of like Wisteria Lane. Except without the perfect bodies. Or hot lawn boys. No real drama going on either. Haven’t heard about any murders. Or arson. Okay. So maybe it’s not like Wisteria Lane.

Sunday afternoon Taylor was baptized. That was an exciting thing for us because it’s something he’s been thinking about and praying about for several years now. Finally he felt the time was right so he took the plunge. Literally and figuratively. Todd baptized Katie in May and was privileged to do the same for Taylor yesterday. Our church just moved from a movie theater into an actual building, but it doesn’t have a baptistry yet so Taylor and a few others were baptized in a jacuzzi. A 92 degree jacuzzi. They did turn off the jets before the baptism just because that would have been a little weird, doncha think?

Then last night he had his debut as a rock star. Well, he played his electric bass for the youth group band. It was so much fun! I was grinning like such an idiot, watching him up on the stage, rocking out. Awesome! His particular band plays once a month and I can hardly wait until October!

I probably won’t be blogging much in the next week or so. My very dear friend, Beth, is coming to visit on Wednesday and I’m trying to get the house in some sort of order before she gets here. I also have a lot of running around to do because, even though I’ll be here, I won’t be here. Know what I mean? Of course, Beth and I are going to New York City on Thursday and coming home on Friday. Then a few more days of playing before she flies back home to Arkansas.

Also, I owe you all a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe and a book review on “The Devil’s Delilah”. I’ll try to get that done tomorrow.


  1. Anonymous on September 25, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    Have a great time with Beth! I know you’ve been looking forward to seeing her.Aim

  2. Tara Marie on September 26, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    Your kids sound so great!!Have a wonderful time with your friend. What are you ladies doing while in NY?? Anything exciting?

  3. Jenster on September 26, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks, Aim. Yeah. I’m purty excited!Tara – My kids are pretty great, but thanks for saying so. Most of the time, anyway. They are just kids, after all. lolAs for NYC, the one thing I know for absolute certain is that we’re going to go see “The Producers” Thursday night. Other than that we’ll be doing the typical touristy stuff. Any suggestions??Jen

  4. Anonymous on September 26, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Tourist stuff? Let’s see….You can head to the usual touristy stuff like the Empire State Building, Central Park, Tiffany’s (that’s a must go, lol). If you’re in downtown Manhattan there’s Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, SoHo or if you’re up to it Ground Zero (that’s not touristy but alot of people go there). If you like museums there is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Modern Art. Or if you prefer just to window shop and walk, go down Fifth Avenue. It’s crowded as hell but it’s one of the nicest walks you can take especially once you get past 57th Street and head uptown towards Central Park. Hope this helps.Aim

  5. Jenster on September 26, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks, Aim. I know we’ll be hitting Tiffany’s (as you say – it’s a must) and FAO Schwartz. Beth visited New York about 18 years ago or so and she didn’t get to see Central Park. So we’ll be doing that, too. There are about a bajillion things we want to do, but will only get to do a handfull. Guess we’ll just have to go back another time, eh?Jen

  6. Anonymous on September 27, 2006 at 7:54 am

    Yeah Taylor! I’m so proud of him. I would love to hear him play too. You’ll have to record him or something and email it thru. Watch out NYC with you two coming! They’ll never be the same. Buy me something good!Love Ya,Rhonda

  7. Jenster on September 27, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    Rhonda – he’s really good. You would love to hear him. Especially on his electric guitar. He plays “Black in Black” (makes me think of Candy), “Slide”, “Sweet Child of Mine”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Stairway to Heaven”, and more, but that’s all I can think of right now. Probably because he’s about five feet away from me with his amp blasting, making logical thought very difficult. lolSo whadaya want from NYC? A little Statue of Liberty figurine? An “I Love N.Y.” t-shirt? Maybe a poster of the Empire State Building? Don’t tell me you want something from Tiffany’s because it’s not gonna happen! LOLJen

  8. Kris on September 27, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    Wow, congrats to Taylor, WTG!!!!!!!! That is so cool!!!!! Have a great time with Beth.

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