EDIT #3–I meant to link to this earlier. Gabe blogged this week about Livi’s first soccer goal. It was so awesome! She was so excited.
EDIT #2–jellybean523 gave me a splendid idea. Her hubby is always coming up with fake announcements to send to the Ville’s alumni mag. Tomorrow, let’s write some of our own (for ourselves or others). We’ll choose the best one and actually send it in! 🙂 Shhh…don’t tell!
EDIT: An old Cedarville friend just called me–called my mom to get my new phone number. Thought it was hilarious that my hair was 3 different colors in the Inspire pics. It reminded me of my xanga gal pals who think I look nothing like ANY of those pics in real life. 🙂
Quite possibly my most favorite movie/character EVER. My dad was watching it on PBS one evening when I was young, and I sat down to watch it with him and have been entranced ever since. Who knows how many times I’ve seen it? I borrowed it from the library last week, and the girls and I are halfway through our second time watching it (it’s 6 hours long or so).
When I was younger, I wanted to BE Anne. I still want to be Anne. I want to live at Green Gables and walk that path home from school and sit by the Lake of Shining Waters and be captivated by beauty and literature and blossom into a beautiful, intelligent, exquisite young woman and (finally!) realize that I have loved Gilbert all along and tell him on the bridge that “I don’t want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want you.” 🙂
No, really, I want to be Marla. But I do long for simplicity and beauty. I want to appreciate the finer (not more expensive!) things in life. I want to see God’s glory in my surroundings. I want to make people’s lives better just by being a part of them. I want to love people deeply and pour myself into everything I do. I want to embrace my “red hair” and open my eyes to the wonderful gifts I have all around me.
Gabe told the girls last night he’d take us on a vacation to Prince Edward Island sometime. Sigh. I love my Gilbert. (Gabert) 🙂
Back to the real world…
Thanks for reading the Inspire article. I’ve gotten the nicest comments and e-mails–and I haven’t even gotten the Inspire yet! Gabe sent me the link to view it online, and I was mortified when I saw that they put the pic in there from the book signing I did at Cedarville. I feel compelled to clarify that the book signing was NOT exciting! I hate book signings and will never do one again as long as I live. I’ve done three–one was ok, and two were awful. TWO people bought a book at C-ville and one was my brother. 🙂 To be fair, my sister sold 15 for me in advance to her wonderful friends, but still. I guess I should be thankful for the caption they wrote. They could have easily said something like, “Popular C-ville alum, Marla Taviano, graces the Ville with her presence, while leaving book store staff wondering what in the heck they’re going to do with the 50 copies of her book they bought.” 🙂 Ha!
Faithchick commented that she hates explaining Xanga to people. You know, “Yeah, my friend Beth Elaine, um, one of the girls I met on xanga. What? No, no I don’t really know her, but…” I’m trying to think up a way we can talk about each other without admitting that we met online. Maybe we could pretend xanga is an actual place. “Kristen, the girl I met at The Xanga…” Or not. We could just have a code name for it, like “church.” “Gail, my new friend from church…” Hmmm… Never mind.
One girl at school, two in bed…this hasn’t happened in weeks…what am I doing sitting here??