Is It Really Coffee????

This actually didn’t happen…but I can so see it happening!  LOL

Yea….not really!  She would never make me coffee!  : )

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Driving in Treacherous Weather

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So about 2 years ago….René did a video of me “Driving in Treacherous Weather” which just cracked me up!  With me driving in a snow storm…and with her narrating the video…I just about cracked up when she did it!!

Here is a link to the original video on You-Tube:

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Now Flash Forward 2 years….and while René is driving in treacherous weather of her own (only this time it was rain)…I decided it was time to make a little video of my own!!!

Check out….

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Stay tuned….I am sure there will be more treacherous weather in our forecast!!!

 

Busy…Busy…Busy….

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I know….I know….

I have been very lackadaisical when it comes to posting on this blog!

But I have an excuse!!  René and I have been sooooo busy!

First….we have shooting our own VIDEO for “All About That Bass” that took up seconds…if not minutes of our past few months!!

(Exclusive first look of video below)

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Then….on top of that….we decided to participate in the local theater’s production of GREASE!  I mean…come on….it is THE WORD!!

And…we scored the LEAD roles!  How Cool is that!?

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Lastly…with all that going on….we needed to spend some quality time together eating snacks and watching some TV….

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So that is all for now….but stay tuned!!   There is MORE to come…

Including pictures of the fun time we had this past week-end at the POLAR PLUNGE at Eagle Creek Park in Indy – raising money for Special Olympics!

HAVE A HAPPY DAY!   You know we are!

The True Meaning of Christmas

**Mom sent this to me an email…and I absolutely loved it and thought I would share.  Merry Christmas**

Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out next to the fireplace.

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“What are you doing?” I started to ask. The words choked up in my throat and I saw he had tears in his eyes. His usual jolly manner was gone. Gone was the eager, boisterous soul we all know. He then answered me with a simple statement . . .

“TEACH THE CHILDREN!”

I was puzzled. What did he mean? He anticipated my question and with one quick movement brought forth a miniature toy bag from behind the tree. As I stood bewildered, Santa said,

“TEACH THE CHILDREN!”

Teach them the old meaning of Christmas. The meaning that now-a-days Christmas has forgotten. “Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a FIR TREE and placed it before the mantle.

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“Teach the children that the pure green color of the stately fir-tree remains green all year round, depicting the everlasting hope of mankind, all the needles point heavenward, making it a symbol of man’s thoughts turning toward heaven.”

He again reached into his bag and pulled out a brilliant STAR. “Teach the children that the star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of His promise.”

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He then reached into his bag and pulled out a CANDLE. “Teach the children that the candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light we are reminded of He who displaces the darkness.”

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Once again he reached into his bag and removed a WREATH and placed it on the tree. “Teach the children that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of love. Real love never ceases. Love is one continuous round of affection.”

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He then pulled from his bag an ORNAMENT of himself. “Teach the children that I, Santa Claus, symbolize the generosity and good will we feel during the month of December.”

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He then brought out a HOLLY LEAF. “Teach the children that the holly plant represents immortality. It represents the crown of thorns worn by our Savior. The red holly berries represent the blood shed by Him.

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Next he pulled from his bag a GIFT and said, “Teach the children that God so loved the world that he gave his begotten son.” Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

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Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a CANDY CANE and hung it on the tree. “Teach the children that the candy cane represents the shepherds’ crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock. The candy cane is the symbol that we are our brother’s keeper.”

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He reached in again and pulled out an ANGEL. “Teach the children that it was the angels that heralded in the glorious news of the Savior’s birth. The angels sang Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will toward men.”

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Suddenly I heard a soft twinkling sound, and from his bag he pulled out a BELL,. “Teach the children that as the lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, it should ring mankind to the fold. The bell symbolizes guidance and return.

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Santa looked back and was pleased. He looked back at me and I saw that the twinkle was back in his eyes. He said,

“Remember, teach the children the true meaning of Christmas and do not put me in the center, for I am but a humble servant of the One that is, and I bow down to worship him, our LORD, our GOD.”

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It’s Christmas Time….and I am in LOVE!

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So….it is CHRISTMAS COOKIE baking time at the Booker Household…..and you know what that means!?

Scott is going to be STRESSED OUT!  I love baking cookies for my family and friends…but for some reason….something weird or strange happens with every batch I bake.

It can be a cookie that I have made 100 times before….and something will happen that is totally out of the norm.  And this year….I have a different oven I am using.

Fortunately….my mom said, “why don’t you use parchment paper?”

Well…I never thought about using it?

So…..I tried it out with my first two batches of cookies….and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This stuff ROCKS!!!!   No more having to grease cookie sheets….no more bottoms of cookies burning….no more cookies exploding and rendering the oven worthless!!!  (Ok…that never happened….but still)

I will say, that for some reason, my peanut butter cookies don’t look the same….but they still taste amazing (if I do say so myself).

So to all you little kids out there NOT using parchment paper!?  I say to you….”WHY NOT!?”

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Now….time to go bake some more!!!

Merry Ho Ho!

Scott

 

How do we know…..

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***one day…I was sitting at work when a really nice email popped up on my screen from René.  It was the top part of this blog post.  So….I of course….had to reply (the bottom part)***

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How do I know he loves me…

Because he greets me with a kiss when I get home even if it interrupts his slot game

Because he gives me the side way look with a grin when I say something silly because he knows it will make me giggle even more

Because he loves me even with my mood swings

Because he tries to always make me smile

Because he says he loves me many times a day and always means it

Because he listens when I need to complain or vent about something

Because he loves movies as much as I do and when we go to the movies lets me eat as much movie butter popcorn as I want and never judges

Because he loves me for who I am not for who he thinks I should be

Because he always kisses me goodnight

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How do I know she loves me….

Because she lets me sleep on her lap, even though she has to pee and can’t get up

Because she kills all the spiders and bugs and does not judge me when I scream like a girl when I see them

Because she fixes me dinner and does all the dishes

Because she laughs at my jokes even when she doesn’t get them or think they are funny

Because she calls me every morning when she gets to work, even though we have nothing yet to talk about

Because she lets me play my computer games to unwind after work

Because she thinks I love her even when she is having her mood swings!

Because she will laugh at what I have written and know that I love her unconditionally because she is who she is

Our First Project – The Laundry Room

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So….now that we are moved in and almost settled….I decided that my first project was going to be the Laundry Room.  After making sure that the color scheme and layout was going to be pleasing to everyone….I jumped right in!

Of course….there was some cleaning to do….some organizing to do….some shopping to do….etc.

But then came the hard part – there were some screws anchored into the wall that I could not get out.  So….Casey (Rene’s sister) came to the rescue.  Of course…by the time she was done….there were some HOLES in the wall that I needed to mend.  So I learned to spackle and fixed those up. (Starting to feel like such a man….except that I had to have the woman take the screws out of the walls)  LOL

Then it was time to paint!  The pictures below show the colors that I picked but it does not do it justice quite yet.  I ran two strips of blue tape all around the wall….so there will be this awesome white stripe between the green and the blue.  Plus…I have a couple of neat ideas on how to organize the room that are not quite done yet either.   But these pics will give you the general idea!  I will post pics of the completed project later!!!  Scott

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