Thursday, December 30, 2004


I've had a computer crash. I will be posting some updates as soon as I get it fixed. Meanwhile, I hope everyone starts the new year off right! 2005 and still alive! That's all I could think of.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

25 December


Remember that the real reason we celebrate Christmas is to rejoice in the coming of the Son of God. Our Savior Jesus Christ!

Luke 2:9-14
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 

Monday, December 20, 2004

Family Christmas Card

europe plans

Cheramie and I have made some real progress with planning our trip. Here's a quick shot: London to Venice to Oslo to Stockholm to Dublin to London and back home to Seattle. Whew! All our flights are booked, we've got reservations at hostels in Venice and Oslo, we're visiting Cheramie's Swedish friend near Stockholm, being adventurous in Ireland, and going to see a show in London! All the while making lots of friends and memories. Anyone care to join us?

This is me and Steve in Romania posing by the Fanta poster. Wanta Fanta? 

Thursday, December 16, 2004

early Christmas

It was like Christmas this morning. I woke up to the chime of the doorbell and found a rather large rather lite box with my name on it. I knew it had to be my new pack so I quickly pulled it inside the house and began tearing into it like I was five and thought there was a puppy inside! It was so exciting. So, here's a picture of what the bag looks like. And I already know I'm a geek if anyone feels like pointing that out to me. :)

Saturday, December 11, 2004


Well, the trip to Europe is slowly forming. Cherm and I have roughly decided where we'll be going. Our time will be spent between London, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and Norway. Cherm has a friend in Sweden so accommodations there are covered, but everywhere else is still in question. I haven't bought my ticket yet, but soon. I did order new luggage. When it gets here I'll have my friend Adrian take a look at it for me. She's a hiker and knows all about backpacks. I'll be packing as light as possible, but a month is still a long time to live out of a backpack. Being a military kid I'm a pretty avid packer and traveler. That's about it for now, I'll keep ya posted.