… it would be worth it all…for just one.
Thank you Hollie.
Not every one gets asked the following question,
“Would Mandi dress up as Princess Jasmine for my six-year-old goddaughter Alexa’s princess birthday party?”
So needless to say, when Alecia (my boss) proposed aforementioned question, I knew it was just.meant.to.be. Now all I had to do was convince Mandi AKA Princess Jasmine. Thank goodness I had already exposed her to the world of princess birthday parties… cuz she said yes, almost immediately. Luckily, for Mandi, she was in outstanding princess company.
Needless to say, this was a first for Mandi and for me.
Now I can add “Disney Princess Party Photographer” to my resume!
Thanks Alecia for asking us to be part of Alexa’s special day!
Princess Power to all!
The party was held at Inspiring Kind Boutique Bakery in Anderson. Their butter shortbread cookies are CRACK COCAINE!! I hate/love Alecia for introducing these addictive morsels into our world. SOOOO GOOOD! GET SOME NOW!
I don’t think it’s too much to ask in this life, to find that special kind of love with someone that Kate Nash sings of:
“I wish that you knew when I said two sugars, actually I meant three.”
I need that.
And I won’t settle for anything less.
P.s. How absolutely adorable are musicANDmuffins’ videos? LOVE!
I think I’ve reached a new high [low?] in my life.
I have become the poster child for diversity & fearless living.
According to the lovely Miss Jennay’s lovely blog post, How to be Safe-ish, nothing screams diversity and fearlessness than an Indian girl playing the tambourine with street musicians at a farmers’ market!
This is why sometimes, [read, always], I wanna break 5chw4r7z’s camera…when it’s pointed at me.
I think my parents would be proud.
Thank you Jenny.
In all seriousness, your post was excellent. Thanks for reminding us to live smart and defensive lives.
Wonder if I can start making money off this pic?
Cuz I’ll be damned if 5chw4r7z gets a dime off my image.
NOT ONE DIME!
Kudos to Cincinnati Enquirer Columnist Krista Ramsey for her latest weekly column.
In this world where people will tolerate anything from anyone, as long as it isn’t “Christian” or “Jesus-related,” it’s refreshing to see someone come to Tebow’s defense.
Thank you Krista for your well-written piece.
And thank you Tim Tebow for shining the mainstream spotlight on us birds.
Stay strong brother.
Written by Krista Ramsey
It was a casual football conversation, about
this being the Year of the Quarterback.
Then Tim Tebow’s name came up and the
football enthusiast beside me said, “He’s
good. He just needs to drop the religion
Except that, to Tebow, the Denver Broncos
quarterback, religion isn’t stuff.
His faith is who the man is, even more than
his ability to run the football or rally his
team from a fourth-quarter deficit.
The notion that anyone can simply
segregate his religious beliefs – slice them
off from the rest of his identity – is a
patronizing thought. The idea that Tebow
should do it because his beliefs make
others uncomfortable is truly an arrogant
So what is it about Tebow, his playing style
or his personal religious practice that some
people find so upsetting? Why is it that a
player who, in another age, would have
been hailed as a clean-scrubbed role
model now faces skepticism, even derision?
Today professional athletes are far more
likely to make news for carrying guns,
slapping girlfriends or using drugs than
they are for thanking God or praying on the
sidelines. Yet they are quietly endured or
forgiven, while Tebow is parodied and
Tebow has never hidden his religious
beliefs. An NCAA ban on putting letters or
symbols in players’ eye black is called the
Tebow Rule, because the former University
of Florida Gator used to display Bible
verses there. Yet it’s hardly fair to say that,
as a pro, he’s exactly forced his beliefs
down anyone’s throat.
In a game where defensive players throw
quarterbacks to the ground then prance
above them, and receivers taunt defenders
with salsa dances in the end zone, Tebow’s
quick kneel on the sidelines or index finger
pointed skyward hardly seems provoking.
He’s not stopping the game. He’s not
prancing for TV cameras. Cynics may
believe he’s posturing for the crowd, but
maybe it’s just the opposite – maybe he’s
forgetting all about the crowd and
expressing his faith in a way that seems
natural to him. How unthinkable would it be
if he saw his audience as … God?
His faith, in fact, may be the source of the
traits fans admire most – like his humility or
his sterling work ethic – and may have as
much to do with a perfect touchdown pass
or a Tebow run as does his coaching.
They are simply part of who he is.
And therein lies the secret to seeing the
best of Tim Tebow. He is a bird of a
different feather; let him be.
Like it or not, the Broncos’ success has
come by accepting that fact. Yeah, his
passing game is weak and sometimes
awful. He needs more time to read a
defense or find the open man. He’s got to
be more decisive.
But Tebow is incredibly mobile. He’s
ridiculously strong. And – when you let
Tebow be Tebow – he’s strikingly
confident, and inspires the same in his
Perhaps the Broncos will crash by building
their offense around Tebow’s unlikely style.
It’s also the only way they’ll soar.
So on the field, accept Tebow’s unorthodox
approach. And off the field, accept his
If you can’t, then keep your gaze on the
If he’s not hurling his helmet after a failed
possession, or berating a teammate or
lambasting a coach – and he’s not – then
what Tim Tebow does on the sidelines
should be purely his own business.
Krista Ramsey’s column appears Friday
and Sunday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was as if Jefferson Bethke crawled inside my heart, soul, mind and being, and stole these words right from inside of me.
I couldn’t have described my own walk with God any better than he does in this video.
I wish I had done this video, but I’m glad Jefferson did.
I’m a Christian, who hates religion, but loves Jesus.
Many don’t understand that, but that’s okay.
I’m a Christian, not because I’m better than everyone else, but because I’m worst than everyone else.
I NEED God.
I LOVE God.
I boast in my weakness.
Nothing else matters to me.
This is my gospel.
I couldn’t have said it better Jefferson.