Monday, August 13, 2007

LOVE the beach

( I am not sure why I am standing so funny.....)

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Melissa tagged me. I don't know if there are eight people left in my blog circle of friends that haven't been tagged yet! If you have been tagged and not yet responded, I may tag you again:)

Tagging means you have to post 8 random facts/habits about yourself, and then "tag" 8 other people.

1. Fact- I do not have pierced ears. Explanation if you wish to read: I wasn't aloud to get them pierced till I was 13. When I was 13 I was deathly afraid of getting it done (needles). As I got older I began to realize it was one less meaningless token of beauty to worry about, so I have opted not to pierce them. I have been tempted at times, and I once had my upper cartilage pierced twice. No I am not in a gang... I just thought it was cool. One has closed up, the other may still be there.

2. Habit- Generally speaking, I eat the same Bagel with fat free cream cheese every morning. I rotate between flavors, but I am addicted to Natural Ovens.

3. Fact- When I was in second grade I got lost after a local play. I walked from Naperville to Glen Ellen. I finally decided to ask for help when it got dark.

4. Fact- I wear a size 8-9 shoe, but I am only 5'3''.

5. Habit- I tend to leave longer than necessary voice mails.

6. Fact- Numerous strangers have told me I look like Jennifer Aniston (I'll take it!)

7. Habit- Thai food, once a week is a must.

8. Fact- I've never had a cavity. Accept for ONE time I went to a new dentist and he tried to scam me and said I had 5 that needed to be filled right away. That was the end of that dentist.

I Tag (and re-tag), I need more blogger friends!!

Eric O.
Steve Luce (your name is on the blog! You have to post too)
Ali O , Annie J and Annie H- to make a blog because I know you read them all the time anyway.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

just because

I have nothing too exciting to post about today. It has been a calm week for us, which has been nice. Probably because we are finally being forced to be calm. Jon has strep. Yuck, poor guy. I have had some sort of little bug for quite some time now..but just as I am starting to get over it, Jon has strep. So without my partner for fun and games, I must also rest. We have been going like mad this summer. Now some of you may say, what else is new? You always go like mad. But let me tell you, I actually feel like I have my life back!

I have always survived best living a full life with lots of activity and people. However, sometimes I get lazy and allow myself to forget this. For a long time I was in a "tweener" stage. Caught in between odd jobs, classes, no car, living "far" from people. The spring brought on a welcomed change of having a more set schedule and the ability to make plans. Another welcome change ,which I have mentioned in past blogs, we both began doing things we truly loved and actually don't mind putting in extra hours. These changes= busy times, no weekends free, and being tired. A good tired though. A kind of- mmm hmm, I have been doing a lot lately. Wow, I have seen a lot of people lately, Hmm been invested in a lot lately.... better make sure I am not spreading myself too thin as I have in the past. During these times it is easy to forget to spend quality time with God, with your spouse, or for me- not allowing myself to mentally relax. I must admit one con of having such a full summer is that we have barely made it to church. I don't like that! But the great thing is, I have seen God in so many other ways, and I know this summer has been revitalizing and inspiring for us each in different ways. Today as I had a quiet day I was reminded of the importance of prayer and solitude with God. Without that, none of this other stuff matters and it just uses up the wrong kind of energy!

I also will take the time to add here how much I love blogging and bloggingish things for the sheer fact it helps people keep up with each other! My dear friend from out west left me a message last night saying she has been following my life online (hi!). Now in some ways, this is sad- it allows us to not personally communicate. In better ways, we aren't great at calling each other frequently anyhow- so at least we can keep up on each others lives. I love that.

Anyway, so here is a post not posting about something we did this past weekend. Instead it is about just being and taking some time to breathe.