Saturday, November 29, 2008

you and me at camp victory...

Last weekend Jim and I went with our youth group to Camp Victory for a weekend retreat. It was a ton of fun and really exciting. We got to play gopher ball, do the high ropes course (which I avoided), go on a hayride, and shave our youth leader's beard. We left Friday afternoon and came back Sunday. We stayed those two nights in lovely, spacious cabins with nice showers, bathrooms, and heated floors. Yeah, it's wasn't really camping bit it was still super.


A. Volunteers B. Todd's beautiful new beard C. Goofing around D. The group F. Gopher ball!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thank you so much.

The last 24 hours have been very rough but my friends and family are awesome and take really good care of me. I am so thankful for all of them. Here is just a sample of the thank you's that are in order.

Thanks to:
*Rachel and Jake Rudlong for taking me home at 2:30 am after our basketball trip this morning.
*Mom for going into work for me at 5:00 am and letting me get some extra sleep.
*Emily Heller for giving me so many hugs today to make me feel better.
*Pam Cook for asking if i was okay even when she already knew the answer.
*Natalie Hitchcock for telling me I was beautiful even if my lips were swollen and it looked I'd gotten in a fight.
*Polly for making me skip choir.
*Jordan for offering to make me smile.
*Brittnee Johnson for letting me nap on her bed for 3 1/2 hours.
You're all so awesome.

Friday, November 7, 2008

just thinking...

What if the sky was always purple?
What if snow never came?
What if all the ice cream in the world was chocolate flavored?
What if there was no such thing as music?
What if Jerry (my Dad's fish) could talk?
What if time wasn't precious?
What if people never grew old?
What if sliding down the banister was acceptable in all placed and at all times?
What if Math class was easy?
What if I had listened instead of talked?
What if all imaginary friends in the world were real?
What if the government could actually fix all the world's problems?
What if I prayed?
What if I counted to 10?
What if nobody ever forgot anything?
What if the Loch Ness Monster was really in Ireland?

It's definitely worth thinking about.

I love...

... a wall of Pictures from talented Nieces and Nephews.

...Playing a good game of rook. (and winning!)

.. goofy kids coming to visit :)

Oh yes I do...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This is Margaret and she is my giraffe. Giraffes are my favorite animal and someday I'm going to own one. We'll take a walk together and you can walk Fido and I'll walk my giraffe.
Life has been really busy - this month especially. School takes up a lot of my time but I think it's very worth it. It's been fun.
Last night my American Government class had an Election day party. It was fun night full of snacks, games, and stimulating conversation. We also had all of our guests take the political compass survey at You should definitely take it. After you do, I'll tell you my results.
The biggest conversation of the night was over whether it was a good idea to vote for someone you don't agree with just because you don't want the other candidate to win or because he is the lesser of the two evils. The majority said yes but the answer is still no. :)
Good to talk to you all again! The blog looks beautiful Keren!
P.S. Will you vote for me when I run in 20 years?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting and Anniversarys

Today is Dad and Mom's Anniversary. :) 36th one to be exact.

Also today is Election day... ( Whoa... Totaly forgot right!?! Since it hasn't really been mentioned on the news at all....)

But hey! :) I am not going to talk about the election. Well. Maybe a little. Vote for LIFE!

There we go. Got that over with.

Peggy, I really think should post... don't you? I think she is slightly busy though.

Tonight we have company coming. 4 Smallish children actually. It will be fun. :)

And company on Thursday, 2 people. and they are not children. And that will be fun too.

Happy Dad and Mom's Anniversary and Election day!!!