Monday, October 29, 2012


WOW! This month has been busy! We started off the month with a cruise to Mexico that we had paid and planned for months ago for my 30th birthday. We spent 5 days on the cruise ship and by the 4th we were ready to get home to our girls. Lol. The last cruise we went on was before we had kids, so it was kind of funny for us to want to come home early this time. We really enjoyed ourselves though. It was nice to just relax and have food cooked for you 24/7. Ha. We did Bingo, gambled in the casino a bit, went to some shows, watched the movies out on the deck at night, and just hung out. We ported at Cozumel one of the days, and we are the 'weird couple' that doesn't sign up for all the excursions and stuff..........we like to just rent a scooter and drive around to the unoccupied side of the island and find a hole in the wall joint to eat at. Plus, the beaches are much prettier on the secluded side. We returned home from the cruise, had a few days to rest, then packed the kids up and headed for California for some more fun in the sun. I had an interview at the Crystal Cathedral for the Hour of Power show on the 14th. The interview went well, and I ended up doing the 9:30 and the 11 service. Everyone there was very nice and accommodated us and the kids nicely. This was our 2nd day in Cali and everyone we talked to kept saying "Oh, you need to take the kids to Disney!" to which I'd shush them up really fast hoping the kids didn't hear them. Disneyland is EXPENSIVE! Lol. I'm one of those that would rather take the money and do a different activity, but I knew I'd like to take the girls sometime when money wasn't tight. Well, to our surprise, we were given tickets to Disneyland after my interview! We were literally 10 minutes away from the park, but we were having a hard time because we had to be out of our hotel and we already arranged for a friend of ours who lived an hour away to come pick us up. We were going to spend a couple of days with said friend and his wife. So after some thinking and rearranging, we had the driver drop us and all our luggage off at Disney. We lugged everything to lockers and crammed it in. We spent the day discovering the park and riding rides. The girls had a blast! Our friend picked us up that evening and we spent our last 2 nights at his house. While there, we took the girls to Venice Beach on a Monday afternoon. It was glorious!!! The weather was perfect and because it was a Monday, the beach wasn't crowded. We explored the Boardwalk and ate lunch, then made our spot on the beach. The boys napped while the girls played. It was a great time.

We once again returned home to settle down for a couple of days and prepare for a wedding. My mother in law was getting married :) My father in law passed away 3 years ago, and though we miss him dearly, we are SO excited for Lari (MIL). All the family gathered the night before the wedding to visit and eat dinner, then the next morning we attended the small wedding. A family friend threw a reception at her house, and it was so nice to have all the family together for a day.

Life has pretty much settled back down now, travel-wise. Although, I have been VERY busy in between all this events working on the finishing stuff for my book :) Spent several days on the phone and computer all day long, but guess what?!? It officially went to print last Friday!!!! I'm so excited. And relieved. Lol. We are doing the first run of books with a printer in Houston so we can have them in time for my first signing in Fort Worth on Nov. 18th. If you live nearby, come to the signing! It will be at Magnolia Motor Lounge in Fort Worth from 2 to 5. Live music provided by my friend Josh Weathers too! I have other signings lined up over the next 2 months, but they are all pretty much local. (Cleburne, Jefferson, etc.) I've had several people ask me about signings, and for those wondering, if you are within driving distance or you'll pay for my flight, I'll come!

The interview I did with Hour of Power aired Saturday and Sunday several times on several channels, but if you are wanting to watch it, you can do so online on their website.

I realize this post is all over the coffee is kicking in and I'm scatterbrained this morning. Now that things have slowed down a bit, I decided to fire up the sewing machine again. (A hobby I recently discovered I really enjoy and I'm pretty decent at!) Working on some skirts for the girls, and starting on some Christmas gifts. I'm really going wild and crazy this year because I've already started on Christmas shopping! I never do that! Lol.

I hope everyone has a great week and a fun Halloween! My girls are going to be a horse (Elise) and a zombie princess (Olivia).

Sarah <3


  1. Sounds like a wonderful month. I hope your girls enjoy Halloween!
    I agree, I would LOVE to take the kids back to Disney but yet - it's SO expensive!!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. i really love it when you blog, long wandering posts, like these. keep em comming :)