Archive for February, 2010

Because Apparently I Have Nothing Better To Do With My Time

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I just made a olympic themed fruit pizza (of sorts) for our all staff meeting tomorrow morning.

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My Family Is Cooler Than Your Family

Monday, February 22, 2010

Last night Joe & I were in the car (alone…gasp!) chatting about how amazing our family is.  Seriously, we could not be part of a more loving and supporting group.  Just when life gets complicated or hard, they are right there to pick you up, dust you off, & love you like crazy.

Want an example?  About 3 years ago my younger brother Scott was feeling led to head to Chicago to take an internship with Willow Creek Community Church.  As amazing as the opportunity was, it meant heading to a big city and a big church where he knew nobody.  He was a little apprehensive & guess who came to the rescue.  My family!

The weekend before Scott was to roll out of town, my Dad had the hair-brain idea to organize a parade in honor of him. I mean really, who does that?  So Saturday afternoon, around 4pm, we all met up at the church parking lot (about 1/2 mile from my parents house).  When we got there about a dozen cars & about 30 friends waiting to celebrate Scott.  Not only had they all filled buckets with candy, but they also made signs to hang on their cars.  It was…awesome!  (And to add to how awesome my WHOLE family is, all my in-laws even came to the parade.)

Scott had no idea, he was just instructed to be sitting in our parent’s driveway in a lawn chair at 4.  I am so upset that I don’t have pictures of this all going down.  Picture it, my brother sitting in the driveway, alone, in a lawn chair, with a bottle of  rootbeer in hand.

The parade was amazing.  We all just drove slowly down the  street, honked our horns, chucked candy at him.  One of our friends even walked behind his wife (who was driving their car) playing his tuba.  Our neighbors all gathered outside to enjoy the parade too.

It was priceless…and exactly perfect for our family.

UPDATE:  Ok, my memories were a little off once my Dad sent pics

Have Your Tissues Handy

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just when I’m in the middle of throwing myself a big pitty party, God throws this my way.  Nothing like a little perspective.

One of my AMAZING volunteers just returned from a medical mission trip in Haiti.  Jane is an anesthesiologist…and did I mention that she’s amazing (because she is)?  The video was made by one of the other doctors that was there with her.  She is pictured several times in it.  Jane said that this video is “the best testimony so far that I have seen to capture both the sadness and the hope of the people there”.

Leave me alone! It’s Monday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Funny Valentines

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nothing too fancy, but I’m trying to learn imovie.  Of course, there is one little “oops” which I didn’t notice till it was already uploaded to YouTube…so I’m leaving it.