Sabtu, 29 Oktober 2005

Rabu, 19 Oktober 2005

bab nite and bats

tonight was bab nite. i thought it went really well. we wanted to have a band in for this month and originally had stellar kart booked. they weren't able to do it, so we got kids in the way. they weren't able to make it, so we got staple. i had never heard of them before, but i was pretty impressed. they were incredibly nice and easy to work with. their sets went well and after service we took them out to eat. during a conversation about bats, israel began telling a very creepy story. all four guys used to live together and had tons of bats in the building they rented from. israel said one day he went in to the bathroom and lifted the toilet seat to find a bat hanging from the inside. he said it started screeching at him with that creepy face bats make. i would have crapped myself.
anyway, i'm happy we got to have staple in. they were really cool and hopefully we'll get to have them back someday.

Jumat, 14 Oktober 2005

the end?

i'm considering deleting this blog. with the burial of neil's blog, i just feel used. he urged everyone to start blogging and then seemingly vanished. neil, you've hurt me to the core. so, this could be it for mrsfoss...maybe i'll start a new blog under the surname layla bucksnort. it seems the new "thing" is making new identities for blogs.

Kamis, 13 Oktober 2005's a cake topper

i was looking for cake stands and stumbled upon this.


Rabu, 12 Oktober 2005

wedding cake

here's the picture, joy! i think it's really pretty, but let me know what you think.
obviously, the ribbon and flowers wouldn't be burgundy and we wouldn't use ivy...ewww.

Selasa, 04 Oktober 2005


i am moving to guatemala. i miss it. it's funny how one of the most painful times in my life has become something i miss daily. i sometimes wonder if it's actually guatemala i miss or the life i lived down there for 2 weeks. i've never felt so close to God. there were no distractions. every day i was focused on 1 goal: reaching guatemala for Christ. i want that fire back. i want it for warren, ohio.


have you ever had a dream that felt so real that when you woke up you questioned whether or not it really happened? i was talking to gabby about dreams the other day and she told me she had a dream that both of her arms were amputated. i was losing it as she demonstrated how she tried climbing a mountain with the nubs that were left. anyway, i had a dream a couple of nights ago that i was in a room full of babies that were up for adoption. it broke my heart that these tiny newborns had no home. i decided to adopt one of them. she was beautiful...blonde hair, blue eyes. i fell in love. i picked her up and showed her to my husband and family before i filled out the paperwork and they all agreed she was perfect. i placed her back in the bassinet and the man in charge came up to me and said, "you may not want that one." i replied, "why wouldn't i want her? she adorable!" "when she grows up, she's going to want to eat you" he said. i was shocked he would say such a horrible thing, so i reached down to pick up my little angel and realized she had turned into a baby grizzly bear! somehow i didn't care and adopted her anyway...then i woke up. weird...huh?

Jumat, 30 September 2005


2 Corinthians 12:10 “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 6:3-10 “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, in hardships and riots, in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger, in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love, in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as imposters; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on, beaten and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing and yet possessing everything.”

Rabu, 28 September 2005

half ton man

this is the half ton man. i watched a show about him on discovery health the other day. (it was actually right before the two-headed baby show) his name is patrick deuel. he weighed 1,072 lbs. before he had gastric bypass. if you see that this show is coming on, watch it, it's really interesting.

Minggu, 25 September 2005

so creepy...

oh dear God...i am watching a show right now on tlc called "born with two heads". it's by far the weirdest thing i've ever seen. this baby was born with a second, functioning head. it's like conjoined twins, but the other twin doesn't have a body...just a head. it's bizarre. i'll let you know how it goes...

pom wonderful

lorin and i just ate dinner. i have to admit, it was pretty good. chicken, couscous, zucchini with garlic and onions, and biscuits. after such a satisfying meal, i could really go for something sweet. my favorite dessert right now is something i concocted. it's a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a few raspberries, and pom juice poured over the top. it's wonderful! lorin thinks it sounds gross, but it is soo good! now i just have to talk him into taking me to giant eagle...

Sabtu, 24 September 2005


tonight in the car on the way to the house party, my husband looked over at me and said, "one day i want to do marriage conferences with you on how to have a happy, healthy marriage." i've said before how lucky i feel to have a man like lorin to share my life with, but in that moment, i was his all over again. he and i have been blessed with an amazing relationship, which did not come easily. there have been so many obstacles that stood in our way, and by no means would we ever have been able to get through without the strength we receive from God. i saw the cover of a magazine today that had 3 pictures on it. in one corner was jennifer aniston - will be legally divorced in october from brad pitt. in the center was renee zellweger - having her four month marriage to kenny chesney annulled. on the bottom was tori spelling - also getting divorced after a $1 million wedding. i don't know all the reasons these marriages failed, but i can guarantee you one: God was not involved. God created marriage. He knows more about it than anyone. wouldn't you want his input on the topic? stars seem to get married as often as most people eat food. do they even know what it means to be married? marriage has become so demoralized because of our society and with what has become acceptable. my parents got divorced when i was 9 years old. i learned so much from their mistakes, but it seems like more and more people are learning that if it gets to difficult, you can just bail. whatever happened to marriage being a lifelong commitment? if you aren't willing or ready to work and fight for your marriage till the day you die, i suggest you take some of matt's advice.

geez...that's like the 4th post in a row i've referenced matt!

wild child...or child in child?

tonight lorin and i went to the catalyst house party at joe c's house. it was pretty cool...there were more people there than i expected. i was sitting in the living room with jamie, amy, nicole o., kelli, and kristen. i started telling them about a tv show i had just watched about feral children and fetus in fetu. it sparked some interest in everyone there, but i think i may have grossed them out a little more than i intended. i find that stuff really interesting. what's so bad about expanding your wealth of knowledge? nothing in my opinion, but there is something wrong with wrapping your face in saran wrap.

Minggu, 18 September 2005

muddy buddies

how many people does it take to make something as simple as muddy buddies? for those of you who don't know what that is, it's a chex mix type thing. you melt chocolate, peanut butter, and butter then pour it over chex cereal and shake the cereal in a bag of confectioners sugar. it's really good, but apparently too difficult for lorin, matt and me to make. we were really bored tonight after ascend, so we went to eat at max and erma's and then had nowhere else to go because it was 10pm in warren, oh. so, matt suggested making muddy buddies. we went out to buy the ingredients and came back to our house. while lorin tried figuring out how many ounces are in a cup to make his coffee, matt and i started on the chocolate mix. when it was finished, it looked more like what i saw in many toilets in guatemala than lucious, pourable chocolate. after 2 sad attempts, we just mashed it all together and stuck it in the fridge. i know, i know...i'm boring. sorry!

i'm gonna go check on the mud...

Selasa, 13 September 2005


so yesterday, i put a bookshelf together for our family room. there were dowels that came with it to secure some of the shelves and with that came glue. when i was finished assembling it, i brought the glue upstairs where my husband was playing madden '06, of course, and proceeded to squirt some onto my hands. see, as a kid, my dad always used to squirt a little glue in mine and my sisters hands and when it was dry, we'd peel it off. it was fun. i know he probably just did it to keep us from getting into trouble (like trying to drive to mcdonalds when i was 10), but we enjoyed it. so, as i rubbed my hands together, my husband looked at me like i had just pooped on the floor. "what the heck are you doing?!" came loudly from his mouth. i never really thought it was that weird. anyway, today joy came over. we were watching "the biggest loser" and i asked if she'd ever put glue on her hands and peeled it off. turns out she had and loved it! so the rest of the time she was here, we sat contently staring at the tv and peeling glue from our hands. the more i write, the sadder my life sounds, so i'm gonna stop.

wait till you guys see the game's pretty sweet.


matt santone has sweet hair


on september 9, 2005, lorin's grandpa passed from this life into the next. thanks to our ever faithful God, i can say harold is in heaven. the funeral was yesterday and it was a beautiful tribute to a man we all loved.

lorin's mom and i talked a lot while she was in town. she wants so deperately for lorin and me to move to florida. never gonna happen. neither of us have any interest in living there. it's so hard to explain to her that we feel this is where we are supposed to be because it's God's will. it's kind of funny to me because when we first got married, all we wanted to do was find a home in south carolina. believe me, that is still something we long for, but knowing we are walking in accordance with the will of God makes living here easy. i was so discontent before. i hated it here. i was one of the people bashing our area, wishing i was elsewhere. lorin and i know that as long as we are led by the Holy Spirit, we will walk in the blessings of God. i wouldn't want to be anywhere else. when He calls us to, we will go wherever He asks...but i'm hoping it's not florida...

Rabu, 07 September 2005


when i was in guatemala, my husband had written me one letter for everyday. they were such an encouragement to me. at the end of every letter he gave me a scripture to stand on. i am going to try to post a scripture weekly or daily, not only to encourage others, but to keep it in front of me. so here's today's scripture:

Romans 12:1-2
"therefore, i urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will."


the soon to be mrs. petronelli told me i had to post something so, here it is! amy, i know you get bored at work, so i'll try to be interesting.

i am constantly amazed by God's grace. i would consider myself a daily failure. my mind just cannot fathom how God can remain so faithful when i fail Him daily. i thought of it this way: i love my husband more than anything (except God, but that's a given). lorin is my world. he's the single most amazing, handsome, exceptional man on the face of the earth if you ask me. but, should he ever betray my trust by cheating on me, i don't think i could stay married to him. now, granted, i don't know what that feels like, but i know it would hurt deeper than anything i've ever felt before. on almost a daily basis, i cheat on God. i ignore His voice or don't take time out of my day to spend with Him...everyone's done it i'm sure. can you imagine being cheated on everyday by the one you would give your life for? i can't even put in words how i feel right now. He's so amazing.

Father, forgive me for not putting you first everyday. you sustain me. you are the air i breathe. help me to see you more. i love you.

all for love a Father gave
for only love could make a way
all for love the heavens cried
for love was crucified

oh how many times have i broken Your heart?
but You still forgive...if only i ask
and how many times have You heard me pray
draw near to me

everything i need is You
my beginning, my forever
everything i need is You

let me sing all for love
i will join the angel song
ever holy is the Lord
King of glory, King of all

all for love a savior prayed
Abba Father have Your way
though they know not what they do
let the cross draw man to you

"all for love" - hillsong united look to you

Jumat, 26 Agustus 2005

i hate exercising

my friend joy and i have been getting together a couple of times a week to work out. believe me, if i didn't have her to keep me accountable, i'd be laying on my comfy couch eating chips and watching full house reruns. as much as i wish i didn't need to work out, i know i'll be happy with the results. even though i don't like exercising, i have to admit i feel much better after i push myself through it. last night i watched a show on discovery health called, "627lb. woman: jackie's story". that seriously motivated me. i don't care how bad it hurts to do 80-100 leg lifts, i'm never gonna look like jackie.

Sabtu, 20 Agustus 2005

my hubby

my husband is the most amazing man. i love him so much because in spite of my flaws and faults, he loves me and accepts me. although i don't deserve him, i am thankful every day that i wake up next to him. he's just adorable. i love his laugh and sense of humor. he's one of THE funniest people i know.

anyway, i'm done being mushy. gonna go watch the office. if you haven't seen it, you are missing one of the funniest shows on tv. go watch it. or tivo it like i do. i'm out.

Rabu, 17 Agustus 2005

the wedding date

i love weddings, so when i saw this movie for rent, i had to see it. my hubby and i rented it tonight and i would never recommend it. EVER.

anyhow, my friend nicole shadowed me at work today. it was actually pretty fun. we spent a total of like 12 and a half hours straight together. you would think that would be WAY too much time together, but she's such a sweetheart, it didn't matter. i love nicole for her witty spirit and natural ambition. she's so driven, but at the same time, she's down to earth and easy to talk to. nicole, i will think of you everytime i hear mase.

gonna go watch coach carter now. toodles!

Selasa, 16 Agustus 2005

easy listening party

joe and justin

michelle, me and jamie

christian and lorin


chuck, sol, and mike

dannielle, josh, amy and scott

i've been sucked in...

i can't believe i'm doing this. i said i'd never have a blog, and yet here i sit creating one. i'm not very interesting, so if you have somehow unknowingly stumbled upon this blog, just pass 'er up cause she's gonna suck.