These are also two new little ones that I will claim as being their Auntie. This is Jonas Kade and Nolan Kole. They are the precious new twin boys that my friend Mandy (Smith) Raymond just had last week. Mandy was a dear friend of mine in middle school and high school, and our families were always spending summer days on the lake together. Her and her husband Chris got married in December '05 and needless to say now their lives will never be the same. I am looking forward to visiting the new little ones when I go home to visit Tennessee next week.
I saw this ridiculous guy on TV the other night and just had to take a moment to vent. "Adam the DreamHealer" is a 19 year old from Canada who claims special healing powers. I decided to watch it to see what this guy was claiming and how ABC dealt with it.
Adam’s story begins around the age of 15, where he claimed he began to experience telekinetic events such as pencils flying into his hands, although apparently no one but Adam actually witnessed these events. More importantly, it is claimed he cured his Mother of MS. That clearly convinced his family, and his parents now work full time on Adam’s business of lectures, tapes, books etc. (He couldn’t cure his sister’s acne though - “I wasn’t about to waste any energy on a little pimple”. Don’t bother this guy with trivial stuff.) But his fame grew after he cured musician Ronnie Hawkins of “inoperable pancreatic cancer”. He achieved this through a series of long distance treatments (ie he stared at a picture of Hawkins), over eight months, after which, Hawkins’ tumor had gone. Are you kidding me?
It showed him in action at one of his seminars. With infra-red cameras, we could see Adam supposedly manipulating the auras or “quantum holograms” as he calls them of the people in the room. His actions were compared to Tom Cruise’s character in Minority Report, who moved images in this way. To me he looked more like a kid pretending to do some kind of Kung Fu or Jujitsu moves he’d seen on TV. I’m not surprised he wanted the lights out – I don’t think I’d want anyone to see me doing anything as daft as that either. Still, Adam claims to be able to see auras, detect what is wrong with a person and manipulate brainwaves with these techniques.
But the truly hilarious piece was the explanation of where Adam got all his scientific knowledge. If you didn’t see the program, I promise you that I did not make up what you are about to read. Asked how Adam is so sure what he does is real, he recounted how, when he was 16 he had a dream telling him to go to an island to meet a large black bird. Apparently this dream impressed his parents so much that the next day they went with him to the island named in the dream. (What understanding parents!) There, on what appeared to be acres of forest or wild land, Adam found (drum roll) – A BIRD. Amazing! What are the odds? It gets better. Adam’s parents were so impressed with this bird they took a picture of it
Don’t believe it? Don’t have to – here’s the picture they took of the bird to prove it:
I have to admit, it took me fully a couple of minutes after that before I could stop laughing enough to hear what followed.
Here is his website if you want to entertain yourself: DreamHealer web page.
Again, are you kidding me?
Tournament and WON!!! As you can see from the score sheet Griffin shot a 75. Dad and I have given him the nickname of "Moose the Masher" and he is definitely proving himself in that name. I am one proud sister!!!
Father and son also participated in the state "Father/Son" tournament and won 2nd place. What a team they make!!!! Yall make me so proud to be a Griffin :)
It has been 6 years since this picture was taken of JD, Jessica and I... this was from our high school senior trip hahha. We went to Panama City Beach with a big group of our fellow '01 graduates and made a lot of memories while having a blast doing it. This next weekend we will be able to update this picture because we are headed back to the beach together again! I am so so so excited (of course)!!! They decided to come and visit me in my new home since they are both teachers and off for the summer. I couldnt think of anything better to do than to make the extra 3 hour drive on down to the beach while they were here... so hotels.com + a few hundred bucks = a much anticipated and waited reunion trip to the beach with the Girsh from Rockvegas :) (Great pictures to follow our return!)
Ok so I always hate when people try to tell those friend of a friend stories to try and make themselves look cool.. but I promise I really do know him :)
This is Damien aka "Mista D" and I am so excited to say that he got the ring this week while he was in LA with the Muzik Mafia. The ring holds much significance in the fact that Big Kenny and Rich (from Big and Rich) only gives this ring to those who have made it! For those who dont know, the Muzik Mafia is a group that Kenny and Rich created to help those rising stars in Nashville. They help them with funding, get their name publicized on tours, and hope to get them signed with a record deal... thus meaning they are going to be a star!!!
You Nashville folks have probably seen his face before, but you should definitely be seeing more of him now. JR and I met Damien and MDA Camp 2 years ago when he came to play for the kids. He is an amazingly talented man who also is an ordained minister. Liz and he are best friends and she will one day be his personal assistant... or at least we hope :)
On a lighter note, I am loving that my husband is not in class right now!!! We are having some good fun together, now that his face isnt constantly in a book haha. We went to the beach last Saturday (1st time my camera has vanished out of my purse and therefore there are not ANY pictures to show.. can you believe it hahah?!?!?). We have also had friends over for cookouts, went to other friends house, and saw the first movie in a long time together last night. Ocean 13. Not sure how to comment on it. Liked it okay. Watching Clooney and Pitt made it easier :)
To have a dad that loves me this much. To have a dad who supports me no matter what. To have a dad who challenges me to be the best I can. To have a dad who makes me laugh every time we are together. To have a dad who is the best dad in the world.
I love you Dad! So sorry we didnt make it in to celebrate with you this weekend but know that your little girl still thinks the world of you and loves you so :)
Well we immediately fell in love and went with it from that day on. I would rent a tent and some tables and chairs and it would be perfect. JR had done all of the research he could to ease my fear of rain on our special day and assured me that September had the least amount of rainfall out of any other month in the year. We continued to watch the weather religiously from this moment on....
Now lets skip forward 5 months to Friday, September 22nd. Gloomy skies, I think about a 30% chance of rain, but we are still okay at this point. Wedding is still on outside.
Friday 8am- Chairs are delivered and set into place.
Friday at 1pm- Bridesmaid's luncheon. All of the girls were on the Kingston Riverboat, hoping for a beautiful relaxing ride on the Watts Bar when the gloomy skies started to set in.
Friday 6pm- Still feeling hopeful and are able to do the rehearsal outside
Saturday, September 23rd at 6:30am: Lindsey awakes to a huge lightning bolt outside her window. Let the rain begin...
Sat 10am- The boys are still attempting to play golf
Saturday, 11am- Girls getting hair done and making the phone calls to let guest know that Plan B was now in full affect, we are going to the church!
Saturday 7pm- Lindsey and JR get married in Kingston United Methodist Church and it was beautiful. The power was on and no one was wet... well yet :)
Saturday 8pm- The look on Jenn's face when she realized that even though there was a tent for the reception, it had flooded and now there were puddles of mud all throughout the tent area.
After the initial shock, everyone says, "Hey we can still have fun, let's just take our shoes off!"
And the dancing still went on
And the puddles seemed to get bigger
Let's just say the wedding dress didnt look quite like it did when I first put it on that morning.
And after all the fun was over, Crystal was so sweet to help me get off my shoes... which seemed to have gotten a little dirty too.
Yes they started off white :)
And yes this is really how much rain there was.
Here is the tent on Sunday morning, when it finally stopped raining.
And this was the day Kingston Tennessee experienced "record rainfall" in September.