Monday, July 31, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
On a different note, VBS is going good. Besides the angry swarm of bees after a few kids treating their hive like a pinata, and the couple kids who have puked...it hasn't been so bad :-) Considering we have over 250 kids here and it's grown each day so far (we think by the end of the week it will be 350 kids) those things are minor!
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Jake Owen was the first act we caught...he sings the song "Yeehaw" and is currently opening for Kenny Chesney so that was cool. The next guy was Eric Church, he sings "how 'bout you", another fun country song...the final act was Josh Gracin. He was sooooo good and fun to watch, great performer. The crowd was going wild the whole time with him. When his set was mostly done he left the stage and his band did some stuff that was fun to watch, while they did this they snuck him to the back of the crowd and then all of a sudden the band starts playing a Garth Brooks song "Ain't going down 'till the sun comes up..." and you hear Josh singing and everyone is trying to figure out from where...he worked his way through the middle of the crowd from the very back, up to the stage and in the process he walked right by Callie and me and I touched his arm...yup...totally cheesy and funny but true. It was a very fun concert and I was soooooooooooooo glad to get away from church for a few hours and just enjoy the night and some great music.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Free country music at the Aquatennial block party tomorrow night (more so because it's my guaranteed night away from my job in a week where I will work at least 90 hours)
The moment I leave the building after VBS is done and I'm still alive
The Big OoooAhhh fireworks with friends the saturday after VBS
Being at home long enough to do a load of laundry
Wearing shorts to work tomorrow
Having a minute to call someone that is related to me or is a friend...not someone I work with or for or who volunteers.
Eating at home...even Taco Bell gets old after this week and next...
*These are a few of the things I think of to get me through this big event...sigh...I spent most of last night and today at the top of a lift tying plastic onto the rafters of our atrium about a gazillion feet in the air..and did I mention that I got put in charge of a huge carpet project this week, have a huge nursery equipment project that is in the works for the sunday after vbs, prep for the charter school coming in and the day care leaving, and that they decided to paint our office yesterday with no warning and moved all my things off my desk into boxes that I still haven't located all of yet? sweet.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I'm pretty sure I will never fit in as a metal head or whatever they call themselves, but I did buy a cool leather eyelet bracelet from one of the bands that I think I can pull off :-)
Sunday, July 09, 2006
...so last night I saw my brother Mike who I haven't seen in a few years. It was nice...I got to meet his band as well and they are all very cool guys...funny with big personalities just like him...kind of fun. Jess and I are going to their show this afternoon...should be interesting...I'll post a few pics later on for all to see...I have never actually been to one of his shows before...I have a feeling earplugs will be required so I don't lose hearing from it! I already know I'm going to look like a misfit so I may as well protect my hearing :-) If you've never heard his music check out my top 8, Frost Like Ashes is the band...good times...should be a blast! maybe better than fireworks...
Happy Sunday to all who read this!
Monday, July 03, 2006
Anyhow, we got to Paynesville (beth's hometown) and checked into the hotel after which we went to the church to rehearse for the big day...the bridesmaids walked alone down the aisle and joined the guys up on the platform, that was the first time I've done a wedding like that and it was nice actually...Andy Strandquist was my "guy"...nice to be with a tall man for a change in a wedding...the other two weddings I've walked in I was with shortie short short short guys...ish...plus Andy's fun so we had a good time laughing the rehearsal away. After the rehearsal we went to dinner with everyone at a restaurant on the lake, it was a very pretty view and good food. Beth and Twon said nice things about everyone and gave us amazing gifts...girls all got a small Coach purse/clutch thing..plus jewelry and the guys got ipod mini shuffle's...very generous but that is to be expected from those two.Later that night a few of us went and saw the new Superman..I totally want to have a movie marathon to watch all the old ones..I really enjoy my superhero flicks :-) The big day was seriously a day of picture taking fun...seems like we got up, got ready and got our pictures taken, over and over and over and over...lucky it was a beautiful day so I didn't mind so much...poor guys in their tuxes though looked very hot...The wedding itself was very simple and beautiful...Andy kept making me laugh during the ceremony...I'm sure the video will show me chuckling here and there and no one will know why, "it's the voices" will have to be my response I suppose :-) My favorite part of the wedding was Beth and Twon kissing...only because I know how PDA shy Twon is so it was very sweet. Pastor Rob made a few jokes about it during the wedding actually so that made it even funnier you could say.After the wedding we went to Beth's grandparent's farm for more pics...she's always talking about their farm so it was really fun to see for myself. The reception was very nice, they introduced all the bridal party a couple at a time and we had our grand entrance (grand makes it sound so grand don't ya think?) then off to eat, drink, toast and be merry...it was a very nice time. All in all it was a great wedding experience, I think it was so great because I knew everyone in the bridal party and a lot of them I hadn't seen in a while or talked in person to in a while and that made it just very fun and comfortable.
It was so nice to talk to Sunia in person (Paul too) myspace works good but I'm much better in real life. And I always like seeing Andy who now lives in California. I hadn't seen Jeremy Gates in months so it was nice to catch up with him...also DJ Stein was their, pretty much haven't seen him since college. Twon's roommate (that would be ex roommate now) Seth was there too, also a friend from college. I finally got to meet Beth's friend Tarra, she is so sweet. And spending time with Jen was fun (she just got engaged herself!). All the River Valley pastors were there too and the Skoog's and man I could list a ton of others too I suppose...it was great.
I am very happy for Beth and Twon and it was great to be with them on their wedding day. I posted a couple pics of the day if you want to take a peek...kind of fun!
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.