Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Potty humor has always been one of my favs!

Smokin' update...

It has been exactly 40 hours since my last cigarette! I am thinking about it all the time but haven't caved in! I also have a lot of sniffers around me these days. Smellin' me up and down to see if I have a hint of the stuff on me. So far so good!

Thank you for your prayers!

Love to all!

ps. mom says I am not even grumpy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


There is a song that says, "Last cigarette, last cigarette, one before I go to bed!" That is the song I will be singing tonight.

Shocked?!?!?! I know that those of you who didn't know are probably shocked to find that I have been a smoker (off and on) since I was 14 years old. Those of you who did know are probably shocked to see that I am telling the world... since I have been pretty embarrassed and secretive about the habit for many years.

I have been taking with my doctor for several months about Chantix. It is a nicotine inhibitor rather than a constant supply of nicotine like all of the other ways I have tried to quit. So last Thursday I started the medicine with the goal of quitting on the 30th (per the instructions on the box).

Tomorrow is the 30th! I am ready! I have many supporters! And I have the hope of a healthier and better smelling life!

I hope I haven't disappointed anyone. I feel like I am standing here naked. But, I also feel like quitting has to be something I do in public since I have kept the other so private. Please don't judge me. Pray for streingth and faith that I can do it!

Thank you,
Leslie Cooper

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Back to Africa!!!

Yes... that is right! I am going back to Africa!

For those of you that don't know I went to Luanda, Angola a year ago this week.

I went with a group from my church FBC Garland for a non-profit group called His Nets.

Our goal there was to distribute mosquito nets (mosquiteros) to the people and throw in a little Jesus where we could. It turned out there were a lot of places to do both!

Color-synthesizing scanning electron microscope image by David Scharf.

I had the time of my life and just found out that I get to go back in June of 2009! I don't have much information on where in the country we will go or what we will be focusing on next time. But... I will let you know when I find out. I have been studying Portuguese since we got back in hopes that we would return.

I am soooooo exctied!

A beautiful rose for a beautiful rose...

JUST KIDDING! I just wanted to brag about the single long-stem red rose Billy brought to me on Saturday afternoon.

Now I am done!

Have a great week everybody!!!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lovely Lake Life...

the lake...

all I can say is it is nice...

Billy had an idea to cook out and take the dogs to the lake...

Well, things didn't work out the way Billy wanted them too. Willy stepped on the BBQ sause he got specially from one of our favorite resturaunts. He also demolished the fish and by the time we got there BBQ sause was all over the back of Billy's new truck. Also... he (Billy) didn't quite know where we were going...

So we get there... the dogs are very happy. Rowdy is playing in the lake and Mister Willy is being a poonanny. All he wants to do is eat the ice out of the ice box. Anyway. Billy couldn't get the fire started (so he thought) and he was quite upset.

Well, after a few minutes of pouting... we looked to the left and there was a fire in the grill!!! The lake ... our best friends... dinner and a little wine... and the sunset on the lake...

I was in heaven!

Here are a few pictures from the evening...