Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sunday in a hotel...

Sunday dinner =)


Awesome chicken fried rice - he thought it came in a bowl, but it didn't...so he waited until I was finished with my chicken dinner and used the tray from that!

PDYM Youth Conference 2008

On the airplane...

The restaurant =)

The car =)

The speaker - Mr. Doug Fields

A shot of us at the conference the second day...

The store =)

MCDONALDS! Little things make me happy!

YUM! We were so excited to have McDonald's for breakfast 2 of our 3 mornings there! Bacon, egg and cheese McGriddle. =)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to our moms, Ruth and Becky! We love you and couldn't ask for anything better!

Last night, my mother-in-law and I attended our church's Mother-Daughter Banquet. Mom spoke and did an excellent job speaking about the fragrances of our lives using various flowers as illustration. On top of the stress of speaking, she ended up with a sore throat and fever.

At the banquet - before it started

Adam got these flowers and made the card for me. =)

half-way through

Saturday, May 10, 2008

...and she's off

This morning we said "goodbye" to my best friend, Maria. She flew out at 7:40 this morning. I waited in the airport with her until she had to go through security. She's sitting in Miami right now, and will be for the next few hours... =( We were in school during her visit, so we were limited with what we could do (and most of our evenings had something in them, too). We had a great time with her being here. Maria, we love ya, and want you to know that you are welcome to come back and see us anytime!

Downtown Grand Cayman

After youth, at KFC

We took my class to the airport fire station for a field trip this past Monday. It was cool. This guy took us all for a ride in his truck.

Adam had really been wanting me to make the cinnamon rolls using the recipe from Jana's blog a while back. Well, I hadn't gotten around to doing it, so Maria made them for us on Wednesday. Adam was very excited! They were awesome. Thanks, Maria!

We took my kids to the park for a picnic lunch on Friday and then they had some playtime. Maria had a good time, too!

Adam and Maria having fun gathering things for the registry at Little Darlings

Getting her all ready to go to Guatemala!

Outside Canton with Mandy

We didn't plan to match... =)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

YAY for Stephanie!!!

Today my beautiful sister Stephanie celebrates her birthday. She is such a wonderful lady and is a great sister (whom I miss...). She is the mother of 4 of my beautiful nieces/nephews who I love dearly.

This is not a big week for her for only this reason...she is graduating this Saturday from Liberty University with a Masters in Counseling. By the way, she has done this with 4 kids under the age of 8...the youngest being born between classes. What a woman!

Love you bunches, Stephanie. Hope you have a wonderful day. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and can't wait to hang out again!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Lynette Williams tagged me a while back...sorry Lynette it's so late.

Rules: Answer the following questions, then tag 5 other people on their blogs.

*What was I doing 10 years ago? Well, I was 14 years old, so I was in High School babysitting Andrew Wheeler (I think at that time). Probably most of my time was spent at the school with my dad and mom while they were trying to "tie up lose ends" until late in the evenings!

*5 things to do today:
-do the last 2 loads of laundry that I didn't have the time for yesterday
-maybe tutor Kaleb...not sure if his mom is planning for that today or not!
-fix supper - or maybe we'll eat out...again!!
- spend time with God
-relax with my husband and Maria after a long day with 6-7 year olds

*Snacks I enjoy:
-ice cream
-cheddar chex mix
-french fries
-string cheese

*If I were a billionaire: I would invest most of it wisely! And then, of course, I would shop and donate.

*Bad habits I have:
-not cleaning my house when it needs it
-not sweeping my classroom
-not planning ahead for meals (that's why we always eat out!)
-leaving the same bulletin boards up in my classroom for too long

*Places I've lived:
-Mackenzie Drive - Lima, OH (birth - 4 years)
-Lincoln Highway - middle of nowhere - Lima, OH (4 years - college)
-Young Street - Cincinnati, OH (college)
-Wessels Drive - Fort Wright, KY (last year and a half of college with my new hubby!)
-Nixon Avenue - Lima, OH (after college - present)
-West Bay, Grand Cayman (present)

*Jobs I've had:
-babysitter - off and on through HS, college and summers
-Flips pizza (only for a day - it was horrible) - I was like 16
-JCPenney Portrait Studio - from when I was 16 until after I was in college, then I didn't want to spend my "home time" working...great job!
-home health care for an older lady in Cincinnati
-GBS - traveled with quartet for 2 years and was on work study during that time.
-Pilgrim Christian School - HS supervisor
-Wesleyan Christian Academy/Wesleyan Holiness Church - 1st grade supervisor/youth pastors wife

*5 people I want to know more about:
-Andrea Witmer
-Mandy Yount
-Mandy Whitmer
-Hannah Heintzelman
-Stephanie Burley - as if I don't know her!

Monday, May 05, 2008


This post is coming quite late as our computer at home was having issues getting online. It's now fixed. Don't ask me why the default gateway disappeared. Oh well.

Maria arrived on the island this past Wednesday! Yay! She's staying until this coming Saturday. The picture of her and Val outside DQ was the first one to catch my eye... hopefully it will not cause my soon death. It's great to have Maria down here!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

It's a...

Yesterday, we had a doctor's appointment scheduled for 3:20. On our way there, my cell phone rang and it was the good doc himself (or his wife, actually) saying that they were behind for the day and were running around 30-40 minutes late. So, we arrived on time and sat. Eventually, we got to see the good ol' doc and he gave us the news. It took him a while, as Little P wouldn't cooperate at first. But, after much prodding, she finally made herself visible.

So, we left the doctor's office a few minutes later and returned home, eager to call family members with the news. Life is good, eh?