Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I have a lot to catch up on!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive -
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon -
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run -does gym class count?
36. Danced like a fool and didn't care who was looking
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe --
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero- when I was little of course!
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days -
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest -
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River --
82. Been on a television news program as an "expert"
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music - does church stuff count?
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date -
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold -
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane -.
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth -
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone- well it was my finger...
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions - the one i've had so far ha ha
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you -
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Goin on a Bear Hunt!

here are a few pics from our amazing hiking/camping adventure this past weekend. Seriously one of the funnest things I have ever done! It was b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I hate snakes

Today was a glorious day. I had no work and no school! There was no paper to be written, no reading to be read, no test to take, no lecture to listen was amazing. So on this wonderful day Lauren and I (ps Lauren is a girl I work with) decided to go hiking somewhere in MD. The weather was perfect and since the leaves are changing color it was absolutely gorgeous! we hike to the top of this...mountain?....and we're pretty proud of ourselves (even though I'm pretty sure it was the easiest hike I've ever done). The view was really pretty and after we took it all in we started to make our way back down. Now on our way back down we ran into a sign that we didn't see on the way up. It was nailed to a tree and had small red writing on it, so in order to read it you had to get real close. As our noses are seriously inches away Lauren starts freaking out and runs away...leaving me by myself to discover the BIGGEST FREAKIN SNAKE right by the sign my nose was inches from that I have ever seen in my entire life... outside of a cage that is. Needless to say I ran away, but later ventured my way back over to take this lovely little photo that I am going to share with you :)

How the heck we didn't see that sucker I do not know!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This Was a Bad Idea

Well hello everyone. Soooo.... Ash had the brilliant idea of letting her "biddy" (as i am affectionately called) log into her blog account since she is rather inconsistent with her postings. One small detail she may have overlooked in doing this was the fact that I have access to countless pictures of her. Many are of her looking gorgeous; however, there are those few where she is acting shall we say... silly (I figure that's a safe adjective to use)? and of course I being the loving and kind boyfriend will show you the former... haha in your dreams, so here goes. Please enjoy as I do!

What was the story behind this one? I don't know. I guess it's "The Tin Man Goes to Whoville" or something of that nature.

GOOD JOB HUN! You got up on top of that car all by yourself.

Jeremiah and his wife Bobby Jo are expecting sometime this month.

I'm not entirely sure who took this picture, but either that's a great fence or you missed.

FYI this is what you may find if Ash gets ahold of your camera.

...and this

...and probably this

And here we see Ash's childhood dream of being a unicorn coming to pass.

And I figured I would throw a really amazing one of her in here just for good measure. And thats all I have for now. But who knows? Perhaps I will be back when you least expect it. Thank you all for your undivided attention and let me give a special thanks to Ash for providing us with these stellar pictures. Your great babe!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

he's going to hate me for these pics......

So have I ever told you how weird me and the biddy are?

well we are :) and I love it. Because I am weird. And it is nice that he doesn't mind the weirdness and is willing to be weird with me!....

We do clean up nicely though, yes?

So I sort of kind of miss him since he's down in VA and I'm up here in PA...hence this blog. I mean... I'm suppose to write what's on my mind on this thing right?....can you tell what's on my mind?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Finished Product...i think

So after almost 7ish hours this is what I got. I'm not sure if I'm done with the cake decorating yet, but it is almost 230am and I think it is best for me to stop and finish in the morning.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Child of Eden- Joy Williams

Eden was perfection
A beautiful dream
There was no pretending
Everything was as it seemed
But she took the lust for life
Delivered it to man
Caving into the lies
All the hiding began
That's part, part of who I am

Chorus: I'm a child of Eden
I'm a child of Eden, I have been
But I won't look back
It's just my past
The story doesn't end
For this child of Eden

I've had Eve's eyes
Of jealousy and shame
And Adam's dispostion
To worry and to blame
But I've had days when
I found more in me
Forgiveness and mercy
And I was truly free
I know, I know that's who I am

Don't let me forget where I was without You
Don't let me forget the pain that You went through
Don't let me forget that I became Yours
When you spread out Your arms for me

I've been listening to this song a lot lately and thought I would share it with you :) Its a beautiful song to listen
to if you happen to get a chance to look it up.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

hugs or kisses?

now my problem is....hugs or kisses?

Friday, September 5, 2008

cakes and such

ok so next weekend a lady at my church, Encounters, is getting married and I offered to do her cake. Now keep in mind that this wedding is going to be VERY laid back. The wedding is actually Friday night and the "reception" is going to be Saturday afternoon. She told me that it's not even going to be a reception, but rather just a simple picnic to celebrate. She wasn't even going to have a cake, but one of her friends talked her into it. When we were talking about the cake she gave me no ideas as to what she wanted. No color skeem, no design, no nothing! She told me to just be creative and keep the cake and cupcakes vanilla and chocolate. All week I have been trying to think of what to do. Do I add color? Do I put designs on it? Do I keep it simple with just vanilla and chocolate? Finally, I decided to keep it simple. The cake is vanilla with vanilla icening and the cupcakes will be vanilla and chocolate with the icening to match. Ok, now this is where I need some help. And keep in mind that she wants it to be simple. This is what I had in mind (above). They are just trial runs, but what do you think??

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cercadillo has a piece of my heart

Last summer I spent a little over 2 months in the Dominican Republic serving with TIME Ministries. Along with 4 other interns I helped groups of Americans who came down for a week build a chapel from scratch or do street ministries and work in a village called Cercadillo. Cercadillo is a relatively large village outside of Santo Domingo. The people there are what some refer to as "the unknown" or they have no birth certificates. The dear people of this village are undocumented so the government refuses to recognize them. They are unable to go to school and are unable to get normal, steady jobs. Well about a year ago a lady named Ina "adopted" the village and has been working to give the children a chance at school. This past summer she started a program for them to start teaching them to read and write in spanish and to begin learning a little English. The kids are extremly excited to have this oppertunity. On top of teaching these kids there are other projects too. Every Friday the women of the village come to learn to sew things such as skirts, pillows, bags...ect. It was amazing to see the women complete these projects and how they were so proud of themselves and of eachother. Relationships were being made between the women. It was really neat. Two other projects that were completed this summer in Cercadillo were 2 bathrooms were built and 2 hand pumped wells were built. In one of the pictures above I am filling buckets full of water. This is how the people of Cercadillo used to have to recieve their water. They would have to wait for someone with a well to come and hook it up and fill their buckets. Sometimes this would only happen once a week, which would leave them with very little water to work with. This water is their cooking and bathing water. Now though since the new hand pump wells they are able to get their own water whenever they need it. Its very exciting..... So that is my little spurt on the village of Cercadillo. PS how can you upload photos without them going to the top of the page??

Monday, September 1, 2008

Adventures are good

So this past weekend I took a little trip to visit the biddy (biddy=the bf...just an fyi). That would be us :)

I started my adventure on Friday right after I got out of work at 2. It was rainy and yucky outside and I'm not gonna lie I was not looking forward to what was suppose to be a 5.5 hr drive to VT. Now I say "suppose to be" because this trip took me almost 6.5 hours due to getting lost.....twice. I swear I've never been that bad at directions, but when the GPS is telling you to turn left and there is NO LEFT! I got confused and freaked out. I don't do a good job at staying calm when I get lost by myself. If there is other people with me then I think it's hilarious, but not when I'm alone. Then it is no fun. I get there around 8/ 830. FINALLY. Its amazing how all the frustrations of the drive just seemed to melt away when I got there :)
So yea, that night we went to one of his friends apartment to chill. Kind of akward since I didn't really know anyone, but thankfully I'm realativly decent at being some what sociable and made it through the night. ha ha ok so that made it sound like it wasn't a good time. It was a great time! We played apples to apples (one of my favorite games to play) and these people were pretty funny, so really...what could go wrong?
Saturday was a lazy day. Not much went down. Watched some football (well Brett watched football....I think I was working on school stuff, but don't worry. I wasn't working on school too hard. That would be out of character for me ha ha) However, something in character for me is the kitchen. Or so I thought. I deffinitly made spagettii for dinner that night. And you would think that spagettii is very easy to make. Boil some water, brown the meat, simmer the sauce....and I did all these things. I swear! And yet it turned out kind of weird. Thankfully I don't think B would tell me he didn't like it and he ate it like a sport. So the first "meal" I made was kind of a disaster (or so in my mind it was). I guess I'll work on that. At night we went for a nice walk and met a dog who I named Buddy. He was just walking around doing his own thing until we came by and he seriously followed us forever. Then this chick drove by and saw him, stopped, got out and took him! It was sad. Bye Buddy :(
Sunday was church. If I remember correctly it's called NLCF. No idea what that stands for, but it's the campus church there. It was the third time I've been there and I really really like it. I enjoy the worship and the pastor(s) there and I think the program(s) they have going on there are really neat too. It makes me want to get involved with something here, but I have yet to figure out how to add that into my schedule. The rest of the day was, again, a lazy day. My adventure was pretty relaxing :) OH! ps, so VT apparently is ranked like number one when it comes to their food on campus, ok? So B and I go and get burgers. Holy freakin crap! Really good burger! I think I got one called 'old hickory burger'. yeah ham, burger, bacon, bbq sauce and cheese. It hit point. So good!
Then comes today. I had to travel home. Still a bit bitter about having to be back....anyways....I left around 115pm after meeting up with B for lunch inbetween his classes. Ya know, not that I thought it was going to be easy to say goodbye, but I think that each time we have to say bye it's going to get harder. I guess in an odd way that's good, right? It wouldn't be too good if saying bye was easy. The trip home went much better. I made it in 5.5hrs like your suppose to :) So a nut shell that was my fun, little adventure this past weekend :)

ps. the answer to the last riddle was a hole.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The answer to the last post riddle: a dictionary

New Riddle: I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?

Monday, August 25, 2008


Told ya...I can't do this blog thing. I'm not sure why I started one. I've been starring at this blank screen for too long now trying to think of something to write. Stories from my past have come to mind, but I can't figure out how to write them out on here. Maybe someday I'll get it. It is weird though, how in person it's hard to get me to shut up, but try to get me to talk on "paper" and I become speechless. So because I need to go to bed now I have decided to leave you with a Riddle :) Ya know ya love it.

"I'm where yesterday follows today, and tomorrow's in the middle. What am I?"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chalk Walls

For whoever reads this, or may read this, I'm sure you can tell I am not a writer and I am very inconsistent with my postings. I am not the type of person who can pull my thoughts together and write them out in lyrical form for others to enjoy. I think I have attempted over 10 journals in my life and have only made it through four days of consistent writing. So, because of my lack of talent in the writing world, I began writing on my bedroom walls with chalk. It's perfect. I can write whatever I want to write and whenever I want to write. I am not expected to do it daily and when my thoughts change or I want to move on to something different I can wipe the old away. Lyrics and quotes and verses that have special meanings for specific times in my life surround me. They encourage me. They inspire me. If you are like me, and have a hard time writing I highly recommend doing something like this. Just make sure if it is a wall it's your wall and not someone elses :o) I know this is short, but as I just finished explaining, I am far from a writer.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So I thought I would be cool and join in on the whole blogging thing. I love being able to look at pictures and read things my sisters have to say on their blogs. So I know this isn't long at all, but I just want to do a test run to see how this all works :o) Plus a really bad storm is supposidly coming and I need to head over to the bf's before it comes. I hate driving in scary storm weather!