Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 111 - July 20, 2009

I took a picture of this sign while crossing the line into Broken Arrow today. This is the new city logo. Is it just me or is it quite stupid? I loved the old logo. Maybe because my Girl Scout troop got to help pick it out. Why the change? We live in Broken Arrow. Where is the "Broken Arrow" on this logo? I see a un-broken arrow. I don't get it. Really? I don't see it.
Tonight our Cherokee class got canceled, but that's no excuse not to get together still. Mom, Chuck, Ginger, Russ and I had Charlie's Chicken then decided to educate me in some Harry Potter. I haven't seen any of them. I saw the first one but fell asleep about the time that little Harry was buying his stick.

Chuck bought the series so he could get caught up before he saw the SIXTH movie that just came out. Seriously? Six movies. Is it really that great? We decided to watch the 4th movie. It wasn't 1/2 bad. I'm actually surprised that I got into it. I'm not sure if I'll ever watch the others, but it's baby steps.

Tonight though turned rough. We got a call from Phyllis and I immediately jumped to the conclusion that something was wrong with my Uncle David that has been in ICU for the past couple of days. But no, it was about my Uncle Mike, my Dad's oldest brother. He had a heart attack and died suddenly. It wasn't expected at all. We are all in such shock. I don't get it. I talked to Uncle Mike about a month ago, he was helping me with some questions he saw on my Facebook and called me. It was great to talk with him. If you are reading this please keep our family in your prayers. My dad seems to be the pillar in the family that everyone runs to and he really could use the continued strength. And then of course, my grandparents and Aunt Judy and Mike's kids needs prayer too. They all do. Mike was a pastor in Arkansas and just turned 63 years old.
This is a photo from last March on Mike's birthday party. Mike is on the far right, those are my grandparents down front. My dad is one of 13 kids, Mike was the oldest.


  1. Amber,
    I stumbled across your blog awhile ago and have been following it. I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle Mike. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. Please pass along my condolences to the rest of the family.
    ~Becky Pottebaum

  2. Thanks Becky! It's good to hear from you!
    :) Amber