good day

"Walking on sunshine! Ooohooah!

And don't it feel it good! Hey!"

After our last class on our last day of our Junior year, Lyd, Courtney and I headed over to Kelley Park. I had just gotten my camera, I had my first job with the new camera that night, the sun was shining, summer had just begun and I was with two of my favorite people on planet earth. This was one of my favorite days ever.

"You've got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead":
"And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed":
"Just remember what you're old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me":
"You've got troubles
Well, I've got 'em, too":
"There isn't anything that I wouldn't do for you":"We stick together and we see it through
You've got a friend in me":
"Some folks might be a little bit
Smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger, too (maybe)":
"But none of them will ever
Love you the way I do":
"It's me and you
And as the years go by
Our friendship will never die":

"Because, you've got a friend in me":
Song from "Toy Story"
*sniff* look at my long hair *sniff* oh well...

Grandma - In heaven when we worship, we will sound immaculate
Nachos - In heaven when you call me, Timmy won't answer first
Both of you - Thank you for living for that day and for putting up with me until then
I love you!


the babies...

...make every 3rd Sunday amazing.

I love going to Children's Ministry at church and I finally brought my camera. It was just getting too precious.

Somebody invented a miracle. The invention? A bubble-blowing-machine. Yes. Back in the day, we had to blow the bubbles ourselves. It was quite a feat - bouncing the baby on your hip, holding the bubble jar in your pinkie and index finger, then trying to get the bubble-wand with your thumb and then blow and blow and blow until you are light-headed and panting "Seee-hu. Muhhmy's comink soohn. huh.huh blow blow. pop the bubbles." You would end up with bubble film and goop all over you and it just wasn't fun. The bubble machine is the way to go.

Oh. I'm sorry, buddy. This was my view for about 20 minutes. A fussy girl rocked on my lap and sucked her pacifier while I sang along to the "I am a C. I am a C-H. I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N" many times, because the CD player was on repeat. I am the "C, C-H, etc" song champion. She finally was doing good enough to get off my lamp. Isn't she a cutie?Then, life become difficult again and she needed some love.I love being with Ms. Crosby! She is the best Children's Ministry worker ever and is so, so much fun.Liz got a kick out of this guy.
She had the smallest little peice of cracker left, but she was determined to eat it. It was slimy and stuck to her hand, but she finished it.See them all again on February 18th! Woohoo!

"And I will L-I-V-E E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y!"

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

Finally! It snowed! Even I was starting to wish it would snow. I need to sled -- desperately.

"In the lane
Snow is glistening":"A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight":"Walking in a winter wonderland":"In the meadow we can build a snowman":"And pretend that he's a circus clown":"We'll have lot's of fun with Mr. Snowman":
"Until all the kiddies knock him down":"When it snows, ain't it thrillin'?
Though your nose gets a chillin'":"We'll frolic and play
The eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland":



life is just too wonderful

a post dedicated to one of my favorite parts of life:

-Laughter -

I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear:

I love to laugh
It's getting worse every year:
The more I laugh
The more I fill with glee:
And the more the glee
The more I'm a merrier me:
It's embarassing!
The more I'm a merrier me:
Some people laugh through their noses,
Sounding something like this: "Mmmmhmmmhm":

Some people laugh through their teeth, goodness sake
Hissing and fizzing like snakes:
Some laugh too fast
Some only blast - ha!:
Others, they twitter like birds: Then there's the kind
That can't make up their mind:
When things strike me as funny
I can't hide it inside:
And squeak!
As the squeakelers do:
I've got to let go with a ho-ho-ho-hoo
And a hahahaha, too:
We love to laugh
Loud and long and clear:
We love to laugh
So everybody can hear:
The more you laugh
The more you fill with glee:
And the more the glee
The more we're a merrier we!:
(photo credit: my mom)

Thank you, Lord, for laughter.
song from Disney's Mary Poppins