Friday, June 13, 2008

Run faster!

Today Katelyn and I went to the zoo. Kylie and William are at day camp this week so we have been able to do some fun one on one stuff. During our zoo visit we had quite the adventure.
We wanted to go see the alligators so we headed towards the Alligator hut. We walked past a zoo keeper and I heard the walkie talkie say, "I am getting reports that the black bear is out. Can I get a confirmation on that?" I had noticed that a lot of the animals were not out in their out side pens yet so I thought that maybe the bear had come out before she was suppose to. So we continued towards the alligators. A few minutes later I heard voices. "Where is she?" "She's in there" They sounded like they were talking about me. But why? Then a man came running in, "Ma'am, I need to get you out of here. The black bear is out of her cage. You need to go to the reptile building and run!" So that's what I did. Pushing Katelyn in her stroller we ran to the reptile building. I kind of felt silly running. There was no one around except for the people at the top of the hill in the building watching me run. They were actually motioning to me to run faster as if the bear were right behind us about to devour Katelyn and I. We reached our destination safely. It was then that I realized where I was. It was the building that I never go to. The one with all the snakes. (or worms as Katelyn likes to call them.) So there we were in the building with slimly snakes. Of course Katelyn's favorite thing that she liked to look at was the Anaconda! 25 long minutes later we were able to go about our zoo adventure.

Friday, May 2, 2008

My Latest Addiction

I need to tell you all about my latest addiction. This semester I have been taking a Nutrition class. I have loved it. But it has also opened my eyes to how unhealthy I am with my eating and exercise habits. I have joined this group called Spark People. This site is so amazing! You put in your health goals and it tells you what to do to get there. It gives you workout plans, menus and even grocery list!! It tells me the different nutrients that I eat and how many calories I burn doing different things like playing with the kids! The best part is that it is free!!!! It's so great I love it. You should all try it.
Oh and don't forget to mention that I sent you AimeeH05 Get a Free Online Diet

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PA- In the news and in my heart!

Today is the PA primaries! It's everywhere! I heard the word Pennsylvania today more than my very own name. I must admit that all this talk is making me a tad home sick. Just thought I would mention a few of the things I am day dreaming about today.

~ Looking out of my Dad's window into a beautiful painting of the Lord's creativity
~ Oh while I'm there a hug from my dad would be nice!
~ turkey hill Mint tea..... It's just sooo good
~ all my frequency pals!!! I miss you guys!
~ oh while I am there a good pre-service prayer!
~ Apt. #5 and the man upstairs!!!
~ Heather's music blaring in our cubicle and beyond!
~ Jaime and a greek pizza from the pizza grill!
~ And ABC 27 News.... I just Love Alicia Richards!
~ My brother playing Linus in Charlie Brown (wish I could be there to see it)

Just a few......

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Music and Memories

I was visting my friends myspace today when I heard this song. Immediately memories overwhelmed my heart. When I was in high school this was one of those songs of surrender that I would play over and over during my devotions. Just wanted to share it with you.

Broken Things by Julie Miller

You can have my heart
Though it isn't new
It's been used and broken
And only comes in blue
It's been down a long road
And it got dirty on the way
If I give it to you will you make it clean
And wash the shame away

You can have my heart
If you don't mind broken things
You can have my life if you don't mind these tears
Well I heard that you make old things new
So I give these pieces all to you
If you want it you can have my heart

So beyond repair
Nothing I could do
I tried to fix it myself
But it was only worse when I got through
Then you walked into my darkness
And you speak words so sweet
And you hold me like a child
Till my frozen tears fall at your feet

Friday, April 4, 2008

April Fools

My friend Julie once told me about a prank that she pulled on her husband. While he was sleeping she painted his toenails! This April fools I decided to try it on Eric. He slept through the whole thing!
Through out the day I anxiously awaited the phone call from him. but there was none. So I came to the conclusion that he was going to be getting me back! Around lunch time he called to say that I got him good!
There was no getting me back....until next year!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


As most of you know I have longed for a good snow this winter. This weekend was amazing!! It was 68 degrees. I took Ella on her first walk at the park on Saturday. On Sunday we had a picnic lunch in the park. i even painted my toenails cause I had to wear flip flops.
And then it happened. Tuesday morning I woke up to 8 inches of snow!!!!! It was so great. The funny thing is that not every one in Springfield got snow! Some people only got a couple of inches but the down town arae (where I reside) got bombarded with SNOW! ( I know God had His hand on that ;)
Today I played in the only snow that was at the house that I nanny for (on their back porch in the shade) I made a snowman with the kids. Here was the problem.....I used Katelyn's mittens for his hands so Katelyn was screaming MITTENS!! MINE!!! I asked William what he wanted to name the snowman he said I don't want to name it I want to destroy it! And so I named him Wilber...he lasted about 5 minutes. Katelyn stole one of his mittens and William took his toy backhoe through him....Meet Wilber!