Archive for May, 2008

One full week

   Okay, everyone. I think I’m about to write the longest post that you’ve seen on this blog. So hang on to your seats and here goes!

   I promised an inspirational post, but I’m going to postpone it until… later. For now I’m going to focus on the past week.
   As you should all know by now, I spent the week up at camp. It was really awesome! It was my first time going to camp with a youth group – and it was great!

   On Monday we headed to the church and got loaded up in the vans. I was in one van, Erica was in the other. It was a good trip up! I didn’t have any bored moments. 😀 There was rain and snow on the trip up, and rain and snow in the forecast, but God saw fit to allow us some really incredible weather! We had sunshine all the way! It did get somewhat cold with the wind a few times, but it was still pretty awesome. 😀

   Monday night itself wasn’t exactly anything spectacular except for the fact that I was at camp again! I learned something though… it takes about 20 times as long to get with your counselor when you come with a youth group. 😛 Instead of getting there and going straight to our cabins, we had to wait around for quite a while!

   Tuesday was pretty awesome. We played a couple of games… but I can’t remember which games. I’d have to think – which I am totally incapable of doing right now due to my lack of sleep. 😛
   The sermon on Tuesday night was wonderful. I’d encourage you to go and listen to it yourself! I went up to the Bull Moose at the end of the service and ended up talking for a couple of hours to the person who counselled me. It was wonderful.

   Wednesday was nice, too. I missed out on my opportunity for the pool because I decided to go on the trail ride. I still don’t know for sure that it was worth it. 😛 I really wanted to be in the water, but I love the ride, too. I got some major sunburn while I was out. For the first time that I can ever remember, I got sunburned hands! Does that really happen? I guess so!
   I started to make a bracelet on Wednesday, too. I finished it later on in the week. It’s a pretty cornflower blue type thing. 😀
   Wednesday night was fun time, and it was great! If I had the know-how or the DVD, I’d upload a couple of the skits. Maybe sometime I’ll be able to. We’ll just have to wait and see.

   Thursday was the girls hike. I didn’t do so great. Enough said. The scenery was great! The only problem was that I got hurt a bit. But stuff like that happens. 

   Friday was lots of fun, too. We played a really awesome game in the morning – I was able to play it since the girls only needed to use their hands and not their legs. After lunch, we had free time until supper. I ordered the camp DVD, played some games with some friends, and then went and got done up for final scoring. I was on the blue (Bull Moose) team. I wore my blue camp shirt, had “Bull Moose” put on my face with blue eyeliner, and wore blue bandanas around my ankle, wrist, and hair. It’s all about team spirit!
  The red team ended up winning the week ’cause their guys and gals said more Bible verses. But I wasn’t really too upset – I didn’t go to camp in order to focus on my team. I went to learn about God.

   Today we left. I actually didn’t cry! That’s another good thing about a youth group: they keep you from crying. At least I think that’s why I didn’t cry.
   We made the journey back to church and there I was surprised that Mom wasn’t around to pick us up: Dad had come with Erin and Seth. I didn’t say anything – just figured she was busy. I was wrong. She’s in Michigan for a funeral. So…

   A tired teenage girl returns home from camp to find that the house is a MESS. She unpacks, sorts out the laundry, makes lunch, takes care of around 40 emails, and the phone rings. Her dad has used both phones and hasn’t put either back on the charger, so she finds one and talks to her mom (who was the one who called) for a few minutes until the phone is dead. Now to find the other phone. First she has to put the dead phone on the charger: it’s so dead that it won’t even call the other handset. In the meantime she cleans the living room. Then she goes to call the other phone. It rings twice – and dies. Great. I’m tired. I’m sunburned. I’m filthy. I’m trying to do laundry. I’m supposed to call a couple people to tell them that I’m home. The phones are dead. I have things to catch up with online. I am starting to have a pity party, aren’t I? I’m sorry. I guess I’ll get going. I need to email Uncle Brian anyhow… I got a scratched DVD of camp, so I need to see if I can exchange it.

‘Kay… that’s all for now! Please leave comments and cheer me up! I’m SO tired and hot and dirty and…. won’t go into all of it. So here’s [I hope] a slideshow from camp:

[Edit: for whatever reason, I can’t get it to work. Here’s a link:]


Forgive me….

but I’m currently under construction. If ya’ll like the ‘classy’ look of before better, then please say so! I don’t want to work too hard if my readers prefer something that I can just get easily. 😀 Thanks!

At the Park

I took Seth to the park the other day: here are a few pictures! [Sorry about all the graffiti. I didn’t take time to edit it out.]

 Seth smiling into the sun

Coming down the slide

A crazy picture of Seth looking at me through a hole in the walk up to the slide

We played hide-and-seek and I caught this shot just as he found me! Isn’t it awesome?!


P.S. Inspirational post coming soon! [Hopefully before camp]


Here are a few words that my brother Seth uses or has used in the past. I hope you enjoy them!

Orgrit – yogurt
Flingamo – flamingo
Radshack – Shadrach (did I spell that right?)
Offerdooysin – Aufedersein (Who likes “so long farewell”?)

I’ll add more later. I just looked at the clock and we need to head to prayer meeting soon! 😀 Be looking for an inspirational post in the near future! I’ve got a great story!

Another little beauty…


   I collect a series that Reader’s Digest puts out called “The World’s Best Reading” – they’re pretty common at the thrift store, and I’ve been eagerly adding to the collection. My most recent edition is one of my favorite – though not completely Biblical – stories. I’m so happy to have it on my shelf! So…

  • Have you read The Robe?
  • If so, did you enjoy it?

   Thanks for reading and or commenting! Have a wonderful weekend!


My first near-heart attack experience…

Did anyone else have a moment of panic when they saw this? I sure did! [Please answer the question and let me know that I’m NOT stupid for almost losing it] 😀

Country kid turned city slicker…

   As all of you know by now, I spent most of my life as a country girl. We lived on forty acres of beautiful land until 2004 when Dad’s job changed and we were forced to move into the big bad city. Lady Carmen recently did a post that inspired me to write out the top ten ways to spot a country gal in the city. I hope you all enjoy!

  • She forgets to lock doors and is surprised when she finds that other people remember and she finds herself locked out.
  • She (though not for long) will forget that there are houses all around her and doesn’t remember to close the blinds.
  • She leaves things outside, not remembering that things get stolen in the city.
  • She answers the doorbell ’cause she’s not used to salesmen. [AGH!]
  • She forgets to take the trash out to the curb on Friday morning. [Living way out of town, we’d just throw trash into the back of Dad’s truck and let him take it to the dump when he was good and ready. :D]
  • When riding her bike she forgets about these things called ‘garages’ that people actually put their cars in… & you never know when someone might be backing out.
  • She can’t sleep because of traffic.
  • It’s really weird to be so close to so many people and not know them as well as you knew the people who lived a couple miles down the road. [Why is that, anyhow?]
  • Neighbors don’t just let you come over and play: they have to have a signed document from your parents that they aren’t liable for any injuries you get on the trampoline.

   It’s not as good as Lady Carmen’s, but those are the things that I thought of. And seriously, city people aren’t all bad, but I just don’t think that they’re as friendly as country people. (At least, not as friendly as the country folks I knew)

   Well, I need to get going. I have some things that need my attention. I hope you enjoyed!


P.S. I’m glad ya’ll like the new set-up! I actually forgot that I changed it since I do most of my stuff from my dashboard. 😀

P.S.2 Does anyone know if there’s a way that I can attatch my signature to every post without having to go and get the HTML over again? Thanks!

P.S.3 The time is messed up on this thing, so I need to fix that. I’m really not posting late at night or on Sundays. 😀

P.S.4 JoAnna, you’re right! We got mom and iPod for Mother’s Day because she wants to listen to sermons while she’s at the gym. Good guess!