Thursday, December 27, 2007

Games at Jesse's

Adam, Cheramie, Jami, Vicky, and I went to Jesse's this evening to make fun of his pink kitchen.... er, I mean, to play games. :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

someone got a new camera!

Look Out!

I'm really glad we're not on that side. Those folks are backed up for miles!

Just listening to some Augean Stables.

Mom and I don't know how that sticker got there.
On the road.

Over the hills and through the pass.....

Well, we made it to Yakima without any trouble. It seemed quick as a flash too! Probably because I slept in the backseat all the way there. We had a lovely visit and a scrumptious Christmas meal. I was very glad that we were able to come!

And now comes the tricky part! Getting back home.... it looks as though the snow will be slowing us down - but how much, we won't know until we get there! Too bad TomTom isn't equipt with a snowplow option. Perhaps he'll know the secret underground tunnels through the mountains that the pioneers forged so many years ago!

I do know this: We're going to have one heck of a sing-song!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Doctor Amy!

This weekend, my sweet friend Amy finally finished her seven years of schooling and earned her doctor of chiropractic degree! Congratulations Doctor Amy!! After the ceremony and celebratory lunch, we packed up her house and headed back to Washington! I'm so excited to have her back in town! I look forward to lots of good times ahead!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Our World

[This is just random, unorganized thoughts while on my lunch break.]

At least 10 people have been killed in random violent shootings in America this past week. Why? That is the question everyone is asking. I wrote a college english paper about this subject just last year and even I wasn't completely satisfied with my answer. I do believe, however, that this kind of senselessness will only become more prevailent. Should I quit asking "Why?" Never. Should I quit trying to find a solution? Nope. This is not just some people's problem. It's everyone's problem.

This is our world. So, what are we going to do about it? There's a popular statistic that goes something like this: Eighty percent of the work is done by twenty percent of the people. What percent do you fall into?

I want to be part of the 20% who are doing the work. More importantly, I want that percentage to grow.

"That's just the way it is; somethings never change." How ironic that this lovely tune is playing on the radio as I write this.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Golden Compass

Many rumors about this film, which released yesterday, Dec. 7th, have been circulating and discouraging Christians from going to see it. Why are we all in an uproar about The Golden Compass? Sure, some guy hates God and wants to see Him destroyed - but he's not the only one you know! There are plenty of folks trying to do the same thing.

Do we think that if we shelter our children from this sort of world view we are doing them some sort of favor? Of course not. If we are training our children properly, we would expose them to this type of non-belief and blatant attack on God and show them the truth of God's word. We must teach them how to deal with times of questioning, not hide them away from it! Read this thoughtful article that shares my sentiment on the issue.