Monday, January 30, 2012


Today my crazy redhead turns 13.
Thirteen requires a different post because it's a mile-marker birthday.
Today he crosses the line into his teen years.


Is the world ready for this?
Am I ready for this?

In honor of my oldest son's latest birth anniversary, I have written a Cinquain poem.
Why Cinquain?
Because it's easy.

Give Him A Stage!
Funny, Adventurous
On The Verge Of Independence
My Heart

This kiddo has changed my life in every way - for the better.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Perfect Pairings: Stumbling

I stole this picture of a sign because the one I took was blurry.
Doc doesn't think it's cool to stop and take a picture of a sign when you are in the process of deplaning.
What does he know?

"Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."
Matthew 11:6

This was my original intended verse.
Tonight during the sermon they brought up another that I like even better.

"Whoever walks in integrity walks securely."
Proverbs 10:9

Think about it.
If you don't have something to be ashamed of, you will walk with your head held high.
People are paying attention to your walk.
Live in a way that you can walk securely.

Are you stumbling?

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I love to see them!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

How do you get the attention of three boys and two dogs?

You really want to know?

It's super easy around here.
You'll get the undivided attention of every member of your house.


Whatcha doin?

To hear the whole story, head over to the RHOK.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Old McDonald Had A Farm

I'm having a lot of fun watching my baby learn to play the piano.
He's having a lot of fun too!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wonder Woman

We're playing Superheroes today at the RHOK.
I'm proud to be Wonder Woman!

Play along...

 Your results:
You are Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man

You are a beautiful princess
with great strength of character.
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Perfect Pairings: Wisdom

I'm running a little late today on my pairing.

I wanted to share a verse with you from my church.  Our current series has to do with doing things "BETTER" and I am really enjoying it.

These cuties are my nephews on their first day of school last year.
Seemed like a good fit for this verse since they are all set for some learning!

How much better to get wisdom then gold,
to choose understanding
rather than silver!
~ Proverbs 16:16

Wisdom is truly better.
If you want to see the sermon, you can go to the Life Church link.

If you have a pairing to share, please give your post address in the comments!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Google It

Do you ever google your own name?

I did it last night.  I was inspired by the word on the street that my picture showed up in the midst of a "Blush Nightclub" google search.  Rumor has it that a picture from this here blog showed up among the images.  Yes, my picture was in the midst of a plethora of pictures of girls wearing next to nothing.  Google if you like, but I didn't see it.  I think she was fooling me with that story.  If you go there to check, I'm going to know you were just wanting to see nearly naked girls and I will judge you for it.

But that's how I ended up google-ing my name.  
I'm not as big of a narcissist as it made me sound.

Having a name like Jonni, I figured this bloggy blog would show up.  Since my mom spelled my name wrong (as in phonetically-challenged) I didn't expect to see it anywhere else.  I was wrong.  If you're not catching on, Jonni rhymes with BALONEY in my case.

I tried my maiden name first.  My very favorite thing to pop up was the question...
(hint - look for the big blue star)

Yeah. Hardy har har har.
I've been fighting the whole Johnny thing for years.
When I turned 18, I got paperwork saying I had to sign up for the draft.  That was a confusing mess to try to get out of!
And, yo - that's not my Facebook page either in case you were wondering.

But lookie lookie at what popped up under my name results!
Apparently, in the future, I am going to finally get big boobs.
Really big boobs.
If I had those, I would have guaranteed my permanent spot in Google Images for Blush.

Or maybe I'll be an investigator fighting crime.
I look pretty tough.
But some people think a little less of Jonni.
Or maybe people think a little LESS THAN JONNI.
That second one is the thought I'm going with.
And that is the story of Jonni & the Google.
I know you are fascinated.
I also know you are super duper thrilled that I bothered with this post.
You're probably wondering why you are still reading.
I would be.

But there is one very important lesson to learn in all of this and here it is:

If Google says it... it simply must be true.

Do you ever Google your own name?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Out to RHOK

You won't find me here today!
I went geocaching with Yogi yesterday and I'm telling you all about it at...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Perfect Pairings: The Call

Snicker doesn't get a lot of calls, and he doesn't get too excited about it when he does.
It will, however, help me make a pairing today!

I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from
his holy mountain.
~ Psalm 3:4
Do you have a pairing today?
Leave your post address in the comments and I will stop by to see it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Apologize

Looking through my computer files this morning, I came across this little nugget.

Last year, Michael got in trouble for something that neither of us ever totally understood.
Part of his punishment was to write a letter of apology.
The letter had to go to a different teacher than the one who was mad at him.

Yeah, me too.

It still makes me giggle when I see the first draft.

If you can't read the picture, here goes, typos and all:

Dear Mr. Powers, I sencerly apologize for being late and lying It will never happen again
P.S What was I lying about
P.P.S Was an apology note REALLY necessary
P.P.P.S He He He

We're still working on that whole "just apologize and move on" thing.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Are You Holding On To Mediocre?

Since the big switch from our old church, we have begun attending LifeChurch and we love it.  We are especially grateful for their attitude of inclusion for ALL people attending.  They even included autism in their volunteer training -- and I wasn't the one who asked for it either.  I think this says a lot about them.  I really feel that their vision is matched by their actions.

Having spent three hours at church that morning for training, I really wanted to skip the weekend worship service.  I'm so glad I didn't.  The current sermon series for our pastor is called "Better."  The tagline for it is: "When life hands you choices, choose better."

Can you think of any better way to start your year?

As I listened to the sermon, I thought of one of my favorite movies.  If you are an animal person, Animals Are Beautiful People will not disappoint.  It's hysterical.  One out of four in my family adore this documentary.

If you want to watch the clip I'm about to talk about, go here.  In this clip, a man who needs water tricks a baboon into showing him where the reserve is.  The baboon puts his arm in a hollow rock and grabs seeds. With his hand closed, he can't get his arm back out and is easily captured.  He trapped himself by his unwillingness to let go!

As you think on how to improve your life, be thinking of things you can let go of that will make your life better.
Are you holding on to things that entrap you?

For me, I'm lightening the load of my schedule by volunteering a lot less.  I'm focusing on a few things instead of doing so many.  This will bring me a better sense of peace and allow me to encourage a more peaceful atmosphere in my home.  I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this one.  I have a constant feeling that I'm forgetting something because I'm not so busy!

I have lots of ways to make my life better, but I won't share them all.
What are you controlling in life that holds you back?

Find your purpose and move forward.
I'll be praying that you all find something better.

I will also be posting his sermon on my Facebook page when it's available.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Perfect Pairings - Healing

A year ago this Thursday, I had surgery on my shoulder.
We knew it was going to be ugly, but we didn't know my case would be worse than average.

It took nine full months of medication and therapy to get to a functioning level.

Thanks to helpful friends and caring family, we made it!
And thanks to my physical therapists who talked me down from the ledge many, many a day.
I was on the brink of another surgery.
I was beginning to think I'd never heal.

It's hard to be patient.

Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it;
I will heal my people and will let them enjoy
abundant peace and security.
~ Jeremiah 33:6

This shoulder is not perfect but it is now my good shoulder!

Do you have a pairing today?
Leave your post address in the comments and I will stop by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Money, Money, Money

Live in South Tulsa and want to make some dough?
Head over to the RHOK to see how Mrs. Sinclair and I are going to make 1000!

Monday, January 2, 2012


What a way to start a new year - with a cold!
I knew I had been healthy for way too long.  I was pushing my luck.

I don't know about you, but this time of year I wash my hands about every 30 seconds.  This means I have to spend the night with lotion and gloves on my hands quite a bit.  Is it just me?!  I'm sure there are other OCD pals amongst my blog-friends.

I learned my lesson about cooties spreading my senior year of high school.  It wasn't a boy that I was sharing sickness with, either.  Sheesh.  It was one of my best friends!

Yes, after two whole months of passing a cold back and forth with a friend I constantly shared space with, we made a pact to stay away from each other for a whole week.  That's what it took to get better, folks.  A week apart from one of my favorite people in the world.  It was torturous, too.

The weird thing is that none of our other best friends got sick.
Just us.

And for the record, the Doc never catches this crud either.
How is that?
I take my Vitamin C, people.

So, Leslie, as I blow fountains of snot through my nose... I think of you.
Isn't that sweet?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Perfect Pairings - Prayers

My sweet friend Jessica gave me a prayer box as a gift a couple of years ago.
As we begin 2012, I wanted to share it with you.

When you have prayers for yourself or others, write them down and put them in the box.
Revisit your prayer cards and make notes of changes or answered prayers as time passes on.

It's amazing.
Happy 2012!

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
~ 2 Corinthians 9:15

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