Wednesday, June 15, 2011


So, I guess I've been on a "break".

I wasn't really meaning to, but school ended with me being sick and then after getting over that for a week or two it was time for VBX and I've been working that like crazy this week. Next week we pack and get ready, for the next week where we take the whole kit-and-kaboodle to Lincoln, Nebraska to put it on at a church plant there. It will be a great trip (my MOM is going!) but will cause some work nonetheless.

Anyway, sorry I've been away. I didn't mean to ignore you, but I didn't want to cough in your face...


OK, now for the real topic of discussion today. My dad is awesome.

I know, I know, Father's Day is coming up, and we SHOULD be talking about Dad and how great he is. Except that my dad really is.
Here's a picture:

 This is Dad and Mom at The Broadmoor on their 40th anniversary. Isn't that tender, that they've been married forever? You may recall that we might or might not be allowed back at the Broadmoor, due to an unfortunate incident in the ladies. I wrote about it here. If you click on it, get a tissue because it is FUNNY.

One thing I love about my dad is that he did such a great job of raising 2 girls. I truly believe that a lot of the good qualities I have come from my dad. From his great example, his patient correction, his teaching me to drive a stick, to everything else.

This picture is of my sister (on the right) and myself (on the left) when we were young. We both turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself.

I used to live a ways away from my family, and for 14 years I only saw them once or twice a year. But now I live in the same town, and I consider that a blessing. We belong to the same church, and we have family lunch on most Sundays. This last Christmas we went up to the mountains for a week of together-ness. That might have been a bit much, but we all still love each other. And more importantly, we still talk to each other.

This picture is my dad in his natural habitat: with the dog on his lap.

Just wanted to say how much I love you dad,and what a fantastic dad you are.

Thank you,

Sunday, June 5, 2011

the hair dryer

I would just like to take a moment and say that I am not really looking forward to the weather this summer. For the past week, it has been really dry, and kind-of hot here. But, this is only the first week of June, and the "summer" hasn't officially even started yet. What is it going to be like in the middle of July?

I am not looking forward to living in a hair dryer this summer. I'm going to start doing a rain dance right now...