Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Twilight Review

So Holly and Loyce are my heroes (heroines to be exact, but that just sounds weird). Why? You ask. Because they introduced me to Twilight.

I hesitate to tell you more than the title of this book for fear you'll doubt it as much as I did when I first heard about it, but I PROMISE you'd be pleasantly surprised if you decided to read it. It is wonderful. So here goes a quick and dirty description of the book.

The book is young adult fiction (like Harry Potter, but better.) Twilight is about a young girl who falls in love... with a vampire. (Yes! I know that is weird. That's why I hesitated.) It's hard to explain, but the vampire aspect of this book isn't what makes it so outstanding. It's the simplicity and sweetness of their new love. I couldn't help but grin from ear to ear while I read it. I have started the second in the series called New Moon and it is equally great but in different ways.

Please. I am begging all women who read this blog. Please read this book. Read the series. Pre-order your copy of the fourth and final book in the series due to be out on August 2nd. It is just too great. I love it!

Weekend Fun

Things continue to be busy for us Joneses. We had antoher great weekend celebrating Farron's 50th Birthday and picnicing with Bobbie for Mother's Day. Here are a few pics.

For Farron's Birthday, Bobbie set up a surprise dinner at Cristina's. He was such a good sport and wore his "Old Fart" hat and pin proudly!

Mark & Holly

Ben & Me

Mark showing off some more of the "Old Fart" decorations

Ben & Bobbie

Britt WEARING some of the table decorations. :)

This pic isn't great but it was a LOT of work so I just had to include it. Along with the fam in this picture are a couple of Farron's good friends from work who came to help us surprise him.

Our picnic was also great fun. We only took a few pics because I was more facinated by the massive group forming close by. I don't think I even KNOW half the number of people this family brought with them to celebrate on Mother's Day. :)

This is what we did... played and lazed around.

Here's what hardcore picnicers do... They bring their own grill, volleyball net, and enough food for an army... Wait, I think they were a bigger group than an army. :)

We hope you all had as great of a weekend as we did!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Music for the Heart

It is strange how music can mean so many different things. God used this song to touch my heart and bring me joy and peace today. I hope He touches you today too!

Pocketful of Sunshine
by Natasha Beddingfield

I got a pocket,
Got a pocket full of sunshine
I got a love that knows that it’s all mine
Oh.oh, oh
Do what you want,
But you never gonna break me,
Sticks and stone are never gonna shake me
Oh, oh, oh

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)
Take me away (take me away
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)


I got pocket,
Got a pocket full of sunshine
I got a love that knows that it’s all mine
Oh, oh, oh

Wish that you could,
But you ain’t gonna own me
Do anything you can to control me
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Oh, oh, oh


When the slaves that are go
Where nobody knows
And I call it home
When there’s no more lies
And darkness is light
And nobody cries
There’s only butterflies

[Chorus x2]

[Chorus & Interlude]

The sun’s on my side
Wave me for a ride
I smile up to the sky
I know I’ll be alright

The sun’s on my side
Wave me for a ride
I smile up to the sky
I know I’ll be alright’