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Friday, March 31, 2006

I hate coming up with a title sometimes, so today I won't.

I was driving home from work yesterday listening to one of my new favorite radio stations 105.1 the Buzz, and found their topic of conversation very intriging and thought provoking. I thought it was blog worthy so I will share it with you in hopes that you will share your thoughts on this very interesting topic. What movie (or movies) have you watched a hundred times and can watch a hundred more? At first I thought it was kind of a dumb question but as I started thinking about what I would say if I called in my movie list became longer and longer. Here is part of the list of movies that I can put on if I'm sick, bored, or just doing things around the house. The great thing about these movies is that I've seen them so many times it's alright if I don't catch every scene becuase I already know it by heart.

  1. Braveheart (such a fabulous movie!! It really has it all: fighting, love, humor, you just can't go wrong)
  2. Lord of the Rings Triligy (the commentary versions are the absolute best!!)
  3. Practical Magic
  4. A League of Their Own
  5. Never Been Kissed (which has the best kissing scene ever)
  6. Forest Gump
  7. Sweet Home Alabama
  8. Goonies (well, I would watch it more if I owned it)
  9. Any of the original Star Wars movies
  10. Grease
  11. Dirty Dancing
  12. Little Women
  13. Hope Floats
  14. The first and second Karate Kids
  15. 16 Candles...any brat pack movie, for that matter.

Okay, I'm going to stop there even though I know there are more. I'm starting to draw a blank and I don't want to look too movie obsessed (oh, I did leave a few off that I might be a bit ashamed of too). Please share what your favorite movies to watch over and over are. Don't be ashamed, there is no judging here. :)

Also, I wanted to share something with those of you out there that don't always have time to make your lunch for work and like to have those frozen lunches at the ready to grab and go. I'm very big into making my own food and not buying boxed lunched/dinners. They usually have lots of unhealthy fat and other junk in them that our bodies just don't need. Plus, I love to cook so why deny myself that simple pleasure. That all being said, I do on occasion like to have a frozen meal in my freezer for those rare days that I didn't have time (or was too lazy) to make a lunch the night before. There aren't a lot of great options out there but I found one the other day and it was too good not to let everyone else out there know about.

Lean Cuisine's Panini sandwiches. These little sandwiches are amazing!! This picture is the very panini I ate just the other day and totally loved. I'll admit that I was a bit skeptical when I opened the box and saw how small it was. I was very glad that I had brought along a salad (this girl loves her veggies) and a yogurt to round out the meal. However, don't be fooled folks. This sandwich may be small but it packs a huge punch of yummy goodness that will stick with you long after you have eatin the last bite. I didn't end up eating my salad and yogurt till about an hour and a half later because I was so full from the panini. It was also very full of flavor (and yummy melted cheese). Sometimes the food that is being touted as being good for you can very flavorless and taste like cardboard, but this was nowhere near that. I could go on and on but I won't because I don't want to bore you (which I probably already have). What I will end this little product endorsment with is that if you like to buy frozen meals, please go out and get this one and give it a try. It is a very delicious and healthy alternative to some of the other frozen products being pushed on us out there. And after you try it, come back and let me know what you thought.

Have a great day everyone!!



Thursday, March 30, 2006

Someone's trash, someone's treasure, and a great little compliment all rolled into one...

Tuesday I finally got around to taking down the Dunes stuff I had put up in the high school announcement box out in the church foyer. There was a sign with my Dunes "logo" on it roughly the size of 2 8 and a half by 11's and some pictures from last years Dunes. Since Dunes is clearly over I threw it all into the paper recycle bin (cause we like to recycle and take care of our environment here in Oregon) and didn't think about it again until one of the high school students came in today, saw it, gasped and grabbed it up. He couldn't believe I was throwing it away and asked if he could have it. I thought he was being funny and just teasing me. Not nice my friend. But I soon realized, after asking several times if he was serious and his reply a resounding "Yes," that I simply had to believe that he wanted that little sign that I had made. I'm just going to have to be honest with you and say that that totally made my day. Surprising how a little complement pick you right up, especially when it comes from an unsuspecting high schooler. Oh, gotta love 'em.

My favorite tv shows...

I know I already posted today but I just felt like I wanted to post something else, something a bit lighter. So here are the shows that I like to watch and try to watch when I can. I wouldn't necessarily call them all my favorite but I enjoy watching them because they grab my attention and/or make me laugh. Some of them also are actually helpful to people and I love that and want to support that.
  1. The Biggest Loser
  2. CSI (the original)
  3. Lost
  4. Scrubs
  5. Without A Trace
  6. Malcom in the Middle (I just started watching this show after work and its funny, I don't know how I missed it before).
  7. American Inventor
  8. America's Next Top Model
  9. Super Nanny
  10. The Office
  11. The Evidence
  12. American Idol
  13. Wife Swap
  14. Extreme Make-Over: Home Edition (gotta love Ty)

Okay, so it's kind of a long list and I feel a bit exposed because now my secrets are out there. I really don't just sit and watch tv all day even though it probably looks that way. But I will admit that I tape some of these shows and then watch them in the morning while I'm getting ready for work....hehehe

Money and other random thoughts...

I really hate money. Yes, its true. You may not have guessed that from the way I used to spend it, or talk like I would like to spend it, but it really is a thorn in my side (or foot, or however that little random saying goes). It can cause a lot of problems in marriages and friendships and is one of (if not THE) leading factors in divorces today. I am in Financial Peace University at my church right now (which is a wonderful, WONDERFUL thing) and it has really helped me to not spend all of my money on the wrong things and to be better at saving. Dave Ramsey is a smart man and really knows what he is talking about. I challenge those of you who are not always great with your finances to look into this, it seriously is amazing. But I hate money because we have let it run out lives. We have to have everything now, we are not a patient nation. Its just sad. This could also lead me into other topics of living a healthy life but I won't go there today because I want this to be a short post (stop laughing). Because we are so impatient and can't wait to save money for a house or a car or some other big purchase we get those lovely little plastic cards that we have so lovelingly named credit cards. These are terrible becuase we rack up credit which puts us in debt and that is an absolutly horrible place to be, speaking from experience. I guess my beef with money isn't really with money though, its me. I let money get to me. I worry about how much money I'm going to make and think about where it all has to go before there is any left for me at the end of the day. I'm the one that causes myself to stress about it. As Christians money shouldn't be a worry (well, nothing should be) because we know the Lord will provide for us. I suppose this is something that I just have to work on giving to the Lord and know that he will provide for my every need. I may not be able to get that new outfit right now or get my hair done the way I want it right now but I have food on the table and a roof over my head. The Lord is good! It just takes some ranting to remember that.

Blah blah blah, sorry if this post was boring and totally all over the place but I had to get that out. A money issue was brought to my attention yesterday (not in my personal finances but one that is close to me and slightly affects me) so this has been on my mind and I had to get it out. I hope I haven't bored you too much. Whew, I do feel better though. Thanks for listening.

Now I'm going to leave you with my three wishes (I stole this from my friend Lindsy who stole it from her friend):
  1. I wish I could break the world record on the shortest marathon run. Since I look at wishes as things that will never happen I had to make this since I know I will never ever be able to do that. Running a marathon is something I would love to do some day but not ready to do just yet. I know I could do it if I ran and walked but I want to run the whole thing (in a decent time).
  2. I would love to walk on the moon. That is kind of random and just came to me as I was sitting here typing. It would be so cool to be in space and see the earth from far away. I couldn't even imagine being that far away from the earth and in a whole nother place.
  3. Be content with myself; with my body, my relationships, everything.

Those are my wishes. Anyone want to share what their wishes would be? If you do and you have a blog, please post it. If you don't have a blog just leave a lovely comment.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Love you all!


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Chuck Norris? At my church?

Yes folks, apparently the rumors are true. Chuck Norris was at Good Shepherd on Sunday. I had been seeing this news on random friends blogs but didn't know if they were being funny or not. I finally got the correct info and found out that no, this was not one big plot to see just how gullible Tabitha really is, but that Chuck Norris, the karate chopping Walker Texas Ranger (and star of one of my favorite kid movies, Sidekicks) really did attend my church's early Sunday morning service with his friend Randy Alcorn, who is a great author and also attends my church.

There you have it, my interesting tidbit of the day. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I also hope you enjoy visiting Chuck Norris's website, he has done some pretty great things in his life. :)

Have a great day everyone!!


Monday, March 27, 2006

Fun weekend

Well, this weekend was quite an eventful one and here are the pictures to prove it! Warning: This is kind of a long post but at least there are a lot of pictures to look at. And sorry for my atrocious spelling. :)

First, Friday night I went to McMenamins on Broadway with my parents for dinner (one of our favorite McMenamins in Portland) and then headed downtown to the Arlene Snitzer Concert Hall to see CATS. It was fantastic. Their singing and dancing was fabulous and their costumes are so much fun!

Saturday I went up to Mt. Hood Meadows and learned how to snowboard. It was a ton of fun. I actually didn't do to terribly bad. I had a couple of bad spills but most of the falls that I made (and there were a lot) were on purpose because I would get going to fast and get scared. Because of said spills, my backside was a bit tender yesterday. The one thing that I don't like about snowboards is how difficult and uncomfortable it is to move around with only one foot strapped in (which is how you have to get on and off the ski lifts). And those snowboards aren't light so its just loads of fun of when your riding up the ski lift with a heavy board hanging off one foot. Getting on and off the ski lift was quite a challenge with my big ol' board (which, consequentially, is about as big as me). I never did fall getting on, came close though, but definitely fell trying to get off the ski lift, almost taking a few pro snowboarders down with me a few times. Everytime we would get close to the end of the ski lift I would start praying and asking God not to let me die. For some reason, getting off the ski lift was (and I think always has been) the scariest part for me. And thankfully, on my last run (which was the Express, I think) down the mountain I finally got the hang of snowplowing and "the falling leaf," where you go back and forth across the mountain, slowly working your way down. I should say that another hard thing is getting up when you fallen down. That took me a bit to figure out too. It's not easy to flip that big heavy board over so you can get up from your knees instead of from a sitting postion. I did however learn the art of doing a backward somesault to land on my feet (mostly by accident, but hey, it works). I was pretty proud of that. :) I'm a bit sore still today but it feels great. All in all it was fun and I would definitly do it again! I might even have to invest in a snowboard for next season. :)
This was me a lot of the time, and not always with a smile on my face. And look how beautiful it was. It snowed off and on while we were up there. The trees just looked so wonderful with the snow just sitting on their branches. I loved it and wish I could have taken more pictures.

The weekend didn't end there. Sunday I had lunch with my sis at her new house and decided to take advantage of the nice day and go on a waterfall hunt with my dad in the Columbia Gorge. The nice thing about doing a waterfall hunt in the Gorge is you will absolutly not fail. Ad it wasn't exactly a hunt but that is what I'm calling it cause we saw two falls that we had of course heard of but never been to. The first falls we saw was Wahkeena Falls. It was quite beautiful (but what falls isn't). Then we headed down to the most popular Gorge waterfall, Multnomah Falls . The last falls we saw was Bridal Veil falls. I think that one was my favorite cause the hike is a nice short hike but still a little bit challenging. Plus its more secluded and not overrun with a ton of people. You actually drive over it and don't even know its there cause you have to hike down to see it, where most of the other falls you can pretty much see from the old highway or from I84. We ended our little outing with a stop at Crown point. Here are a few pictures to show you just how beautiful the Columbia River Gorge really is. Sorry, they may not be the best quality, but you get the idea.

There you have it folks, my great weekend. I hope you all had good weekends too!


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Do Tabitha and snowboarding mix?

Well, its finally here: the day I am going to stop talking about and actually learn how to snowboard. I've been trying to learn how to snowboard now for over a year, obviously trying real hard cause I haven't been up to the mountain to ski in that time. Sad and pathetic, this I know. But I am finally getting my chance to go this Saturday. Last year the snow season lasted for about 3 days tops and even those three days sucked. This year the snow has been phenomenal (from what I hear) so it's time to get my lazy (and cheap) butt up the slope, strap a board to my feet and tumble down the mountain a few times...all the while trying to looking cute decked out in my columbia sportswear gear (Yeah Right!! But thanks for the hook-up anyway sis!). The two reasons why I finally came around to the idea of snowboarding are 1) its a bit harder to do the splits when you fall when you are strapped to one board instead of two long thin sticks and 2) their boots look way more comfortable and seem easier to walk in than ski boots (which are the clunkiest things ever). If anyone has any tips for me, please please pass them on. Since I'm not even a great skier I'm a bit scared and can use all the help I can get. I'm sure I'll come back with my fair share of bumbs and bruises, which I'm excited about because I'm a bit weird and think of them more as my war wounds that I worked hard to earn and can proudly show. A bit masochistic really.
Hopefully I'll get some pictures to post of my snowboarding adventure and put them up on Sunday. I'm sure I'll look just like this girl. :)

Well, have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

My sister-in-law Lin

Here are a few pictures of my super cute sister-in-law, Lin. She lives in Bejing and when her mom came to visit her last week they strolled over to the Great Wall of China and snapped some shots. Wish I could just take a day and visit the Great Wall. Since I can't I'll just look at these great pictures that Lin sent and be jealous. Isn't she a little fashionista?! I sure can't wait for her to come to the US so we can hang out.

Friends and cooking...

Saturday night was a great night! I was able to combine two things that I love: cooking and hanging out with a friend that I don't see very often.

My friend Holly came over with all the ingredients for Apricot Chicken, a recipe that she found in last weeks Oregonian. Well, in the Food Day to be exact (my favorite weekly instert). Holly and I used to work together at the E Company, she was the lucky one that trained me and we have been friends ever since. She is a great friend and one fabulous cook! She makes a lot of great food but my favorite is her holiday cranberry biscotti. Y-U-M! Anyways, she came over and we made a very delicious meal of Apricot Chicken, wild and brown rice and asparagus. We followed it up with some homemade strawberry sorbet that we whipped up in the blender.

Here is the yummy food we made. Isn't it pretty? These are the serving dishes that Jaime gave me for my birthday. I think they are so beautiful. They are made of a dark wood, and they are so smooth and pretty I didn't know if I would ever be able to use them. I'm glad I did though cause they made the food look that much more exciting, and who doesn't love a nice presentation. :)

The recipe for Apricot Chicken is extremely easy and so very tasty! Please try it and let me know what you think.

Well, hope everyone has a great day!!!


Monday, March 20, 2006

I heart my job!!

Okay, two recent events that remind me that I have one of the best jobs ever!

Number 1) Every monday at 9 o'clock, my little student ministries office gets together to pray. That is great in and of itself. Last monday, the weather was nice and sunny so we decided to take advantage of it and go for a prayer walk along the back road of our campus. It was beautiful out, we were talking and praying, and we got in a nice brisk 2 mile walk at the same time. How fabulous is that! Oh, I should add that the mountain looked absolutly gorgeous!!!

Number 2) Tradition in the Student Ministries department is that when you have a birthday we all take you to lunch. Well, my birthday was a bit overshadowed with Dunes (as you may recall) so it came and went and we never went out to lunch. Well, to make it up to me we all went out to the Black Rabbit for breakfast on thursday. My dad even came, but I think he wanted to hang out with the people that I am always telling him about more than me. My dad and I were able to find out some very interesting stories that I cannot share on my blog. (sorry) :) As you can imagine, (if you know these people at all) we had a great time laughing and chatting. And it was fun to see two of my favotire worlds come to enjoy each others company. The best part was when we were done and "trying" to split the bill. I think it took about 25 minutes and I'm still not sure they figured it out. Oh wait, one more thing that was very exciting was that Stu called and sang me happy birthday over the phone. Gotta love that guy!! Anywho, thanks Steve, Ryan, Lenny, Trina, Dan! It was a fabulous time and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to have breakfast with me (and for letting my dad join us)! Oh, and we missed you Kristin!!

All that to say, I work with some fabulous people! I'm very sure I've said that before but I just can't say it enough!

Well, have a great day everyone!!


Friday, March 17, 2006

Gas prices and car keys

Okay, first things first. Gas prices are ridiculous! Yesterday I filled up my car at the gas station just down the street from my apartment for the outrageous price of 2.29 a gallon. I thought that was pretty darn disgusting. Well, as I was driving home after my sweat session at the gym this morning I passed by said gas station and checked to see if the gas price had gone down, since sometimes it does that to me (goes down right after I fill up, I hate it!). My jaw hit the floor when I saw that it had gone up 5 cents over night. UP! WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!! Why, why, why??? People, I just cannot believe the gas prices. They are so outragous it just isn't even funny. It makes me want to cry. I remember the good ol' days when it was 1 dollar a gallon. Why can't we go back to that? Why do we have to budget half our hard earned cash every paycheck just to pay for gas? I know we have a transportation system around here that I suppose I could utilize but it's really not that great, and doesn't go most of the places that I want to go. Of course it would, why would it? Why oh why would anyone want to be nice to me. Oh dear, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to rant about that, but it is getting worse and doesn't look like it's going to get better and what better place for me to vent than on my own blog. Please let me know your feelings on the ever rising gas prices.

Second thing I am going to share with you today is a little lesser known fact about Tabitha. It is impossible for Tabitha to lock her keys in her car....unless it's running. I kid you not, I have only locked my keys in my car while it is running. I don't know how or why I do it but it never fails. The good thing that comes with that though, is that AAA will put you at the top of their priority list when you call and tell them the situation. I tell you this because I did it last night on my way home from work. Yesterday I had a bit of stressful afternoon and just wanted to go home, make some dinner and go to bed early. As is my custom, as I was driving home I was trying to decide what I would make for dinner. I wanted the easiest option so I want with a sandwich. I then realized I had no tomatoes and a sandwich is just not good without a tomato (wow I sure have changed). There is this sort of ghetto produce market that I love to go to near my place that has super cheap prices for veggies and fruit. I should mention that by this time I am on my cell in deep conversation with my good friend Jenny Z. about her life and how it way more exciting than mine (whose isn't). I pull into a parking spot and proceed to get out of my car, which includes grabbing my purse, locking the door as I get up and out and then shutting it behind me. Here is where the story is exactly the same every time, and I do mean EVERY time. I swear to you this happens in slow motion too. As I push the door shut and turn to head in to the store (while still talking on my cell, that isn't always the case) I realize my keys are still inside. This part always seems to happen in slow motion too, I turn around and watch the door fall shut and latch, it almost feels like it's mocking me. Then I check to see if it's running, and inevitably it always is. I think it's because my car is so quiet (at least to me) when it's running. And I'm sure it doesn't help when I'm on my cell phone at the time. I had to let Jenny go so I could call my parents, who both decided they would choose this most inopportune time to not answer their cell phones...for about 30 minutes. And of course I didn't have my AAA card on me, it was in my other purse. I was thankful when my mom finally answered her phone. Little did she know she was the lucky winner who got to bring me my key. Thanks mom! So there I was stuck waiting for my mom in the ghetto produce market parking lot, getting nice stairs from all the oh so lovely shoppers who kept walking past. A guy did bring me a flower though. I think he worked at the market and he said he saw me sitting on my car lookeing a bit down and out. Thanks ghetto produce market man. The flower did help cheer me up a bit so that was nice.

Can we just say that sometimes I am not very bright. I can't believe I just told you all this really dumb story and lesser known fact about me but hey, some of you already know anyway. And now you have another reason to make fun of me...yay. :)

Love you all! Have a great weekend!!!


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Oh the folks...

My parents are great! I love them and they love me! Let me show you one (well, two) instances that they show this to me. Once a week my wonderful dad comes and takes me out to lunch. He has been doing this for as long as I have had jobs (he even likes to take pictures to remember each job, not embarrassing at all). I love it because it makes me feel special and loved that my dad takes time out of his busy schedule to come pick me up and take me out. We have a great time chatting with each other and the waitresses that we have come to know out at Tollgate Inn (our most frequented and faithful restaurant). At our most recent outing the waitress (Katy) actually remembered my order down to the last little detail (and let me tell you, I have a lot of details). I also took a few pictures of my own to remember these wonderful father/daughter bonding times we share (and so that I could share them with you).

Yes, thats my dad with the spoon on his nose. Sadly I am ashamed to say that I could not get my spoon to stay on my nose. My dad has talent, and apparently I did not inherent it. Plus, he just called me at work to tell me that he thinks I'm neat and to have a great day. Gotta love this guy!

And here are my mom and I having lunch one day awhile ago. Her and I do not do lunch once a week like my dad but she loves to do little special, random things for me every now again. She is more about the surprise factor (sound familiar?). So one day when she knew I couldn't leave work to go out to lunch she brought a basket complete with soup and salad that she had made, a table cloth, bowls, nice crystal glasses, a little candle, and napkins. Oh, wait, I forgot to mention that the napkins were wrapped around the silverware and tied with a little red ribbon. Isn't my mom cute? She's so thoughtful and I just love that about her!

Well, there's my fabulous, loving parents for ya. I am so blessed to have them in my life. They may be wierd and quirky at times but they love the Lord, each other and their family and friends. Can't ask for anything more than that, now can ya?

Thanks mom and dad! I love you!!

176 days till Kuaui!!!! I had to have something to count down to. :)

Thursday, March 9, 2006

It was a success!!!

Well, last night was a success! Praise the Lord!! He was very much there and His presence was definitely felt by all. 52 kids ended up getting baptized and it was awesome. We had a ton of tables set up on the floor with desserts at each table for families and kids to sit at (each table was pretty much full) and then we had people sitting up in the wings as well. It was great to see all the families (especially non believing families) and friends there to support the kids. We also had a ton (and I do mean a TON) of people helping. I think there were about 6 Growth Groups or small groups, whatever they are called, helping in the kitchen (they even made desserts to share with everyone), with parking, with set-up and clean-up. It was awesome! To me, that was a testimony in and of itself. It was so great (Stu, you'll love this) to see the church body coming together and surrounding these kids with love and support as they made this huge step in their faith.

Anywho, All the kids who were baptized sat up on the stage while Seth Overby sang a song with the band (I can't remember it but it is one my Shawn McDonald and he did a fantastic job) and Steve Keels brought the message (he did a great job). Then each kid took a turn to say why they had chosen to be baptized. Talk about intimidating. I think I would have been scared speachless but these kids did a great job. Then they were all in and out of the water in about 20 minutes. We sang one more worship song, Ryan prayed and gave a few announcements and we were done by 8:30. We started the whole evening at 7:15 and were done by 8:30. We didn't think we would be out of there before 9, but somehow (thank you Lord) things were kept on track and the whole evening just ran smoothly (and fast, but not rushed). All in all, the Lord worked last night and it was a blessing to see it and be a part of it. Here are a few pictures from the night. Sorry for their poor quality.

Thanks to everyone who prayed for last night! It was felt, for sure! And we all greatly appreciate it!

Well, I hope you all have a great day!!!

182 days till I head to Kuaui!! Yay!!!

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

High School Baptism

Okay everyone, can you please be praying for tonight? We are having a baptism tonight for the High School Group and there are 47 kids that are being baptized. Can you believe it?! 47 high school kids saying they are serious about having Christ in their life and showing that they want to live a life for Him, be bold for Him. It's so amazing and exciting! There will be a ton of people here tonight, including many non Christians. If you all could be praying that tonight runs smoothly and that people come with open ears and soft hearts; that Ryan and Steve will be led by the spirit when they talk tonight and that the kids who are taking this huge step in their faith will continue to be on fire for their Heavenly Father and that they will be surrounded by encouraging friends but also opportunities to share their faith. And please pray for anything else you can think of, I'm very sure I missed something.

I'll tell ya more about it tomorrow. :)

Thank you all, I (we) greatly appreciate all your prayers and support!


Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Cute birthday card from Ruthie

Ruthie is a sweet lady with whom I work. She is always smiling and cheerful, even if she isn't feeling well. She lets me call her with dumb questions and tells me not to apologize for mistakes (and I make a lot, and we all know how I like to apologize for things). She is also a huge encouragment to me (she came and gave me a huge the day we left for Dunes just cause she thought I might need it, and boy did I). It makes for a great part of my day when I get to stop by her office, business or not (don't worry, Nancy, I love visiting you too!). If you haven't picked up on it by now I'll go ahead and spell it out for you: I love love LOVE working with this wonderful woman of God.

Okay, all that to say that she just gave me the cutest, most Tabitha-appropriate birthday card ever.Isn't that just perfect? I totally laughed cause I do love to wear pigtails. Now I'll have to wear them more often since it's a party for my head. And let's face it, our hair needs to have some fun too.

Ruthie, you are too precious! Thanks for your happy, loving spirit!


Someone else's life...

Well, since not much is going on in my life right now I thought I would post a few pictures that my friend sent me. Lori and Matt Bell (Lori and I went to college together and I was in her wedding this last summer) just bought an adorable little puppy that they named Lucy. Isn't she precious! Wanna know how they told everyone they had gotten a puppy? By sending out a mass email with the subject line saying "A new addition to our family." They thought they were being funny...little stinkers. Anywho, she also sent me a few pics of the two of them so here they are. Hi Lori, love you and thanks for the pictures! Bet you didn't know you were going to be famous and be put on my blog. Thanks for your fabulous friendship!

The first picture is from their wedding rehearsal and the second is from their honeymoon. Aren't they adorable? More adorable than their new puppy!

Hope everyone has a great day!!


Thursday, March 2, 2006

I like these tests...

...they make me feel good. :)

I think this is pretty accurate, what do you think?

A couple more pics for ya...

Here are a few girlfriends who I was able to hang out with at Dunes. It was great times!
Thanks for the fun times girls! You rock!
Kristin and I on the bus into town
Jenny and I at breakfast one morning
Have a great day everyone!!!
Heard more birds chirping this morning... just makes me it! Spring, hurry up and get here, I can't wait any longer!

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Gotta love Lost

I saw this quiz on Mandy's blog and knew that if I was any kind of respectable Lost fan I had to find out just what Lost character I was. I don't know if I like my results too much, except for that first part about being breathtakingly beautiful. ;)
You are Kate. Breathtakingly beautiful, seemingly
pure of heart, and you can even sew your own
curtains! You listen to Patsy Cline anywhere
and know how to work a farm. Your past
haunts you. An accused criminal, are you
innocent or guilty? The only thing thing we
know you're guilty of is not giving Charlie
the attention he needs.

Which Lost Character Are You?
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