Saturday, May 30, 2009

no robe? my life just got a little easier!

Friends, I'd like you to meet Snuggie's first cousin. And I'm happy to report, I think they are closely related to the Hawaii Chair too! What a happy little infomercial family!

p.s. - I'm becoming a inventor because apparently ANYONE can.


So I just woke up about 30 minutes ago. It is oh-so wonderful to sleep in on a Saturday. Or any day for that matter.

here is today's agenda in my cr-azy life:

• laundry
• room organized
• laying out
• running... maybe
• writing some letters

I know what you're thinking. how is she going to get all of this done today?! I'll try to manage.

=) happy Saturday!

(edit... scratch the laying out. I've decided to watch TLC and save my skin instead.)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

happy 100 post!

100 post and i've almost been blogging for one year! which is about 1 post for every 3.65 days... i'll try to be better about posting this next year=)

so this event that i've been working on for the last couple of months was held today and I think it was an overall success. i'm definitely still learning about what all goes into event planning - and just when you think you've got everything ironed out, a little wrinkle always comes up. so in a nutshell, event planning keeps me humbled and grounded. i'll have to try and get pictures of the event on here later. like the postcard on the link above showed, we had everything from basic health screenings to a produce market (with FREE fruits and veggies) to cooking demonstrations done by our very own sous chef! hooray for our wellness fair!

tomorrow continues our Rally for Wellness week at work with an employee relay walk... hey maybe it will be like the "Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure"... can only hope.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

here's where it gets hard.

yesterday, I worked about 12 hours. today almost 11. we've got a big event at work tomorrow and I am hoping it will be stellar (did I really just say stellar?). so while I'm tired, anxious and trying to think of anything and everything possible for this event - I see this (among other things) beginning to take a toll on me emotionally.

and did I mention that Ruthie leaves tomorrow? she does. so, like I said...

here's where it gets hard.

tonight I had my first cry for the summer. summer time makes memories of past summers flood my thoughts. the summers after my sophomore and junior years of college I worked at a camp in Maryland.

for those of you have experienced camp, you understand what it's all about. for those of you who haven't? well here is the best way I can describe it: God strips you bare of things you "need" on a day to day basis and fills you up with Him instead. you create intimate, lasting relationships because you breathe, sleep, eat, hang out and experience everything with your coworkers. you go without showering for two weeks because someone says you can't and you want to prove them wrong... well, not everyone does that, only the gross ones. you are stretched to the limit week after week but crave more and can't wait for the beginning of each week.

although this is only my second summer in the real world, I'm not exactly looking forward to it. I will stay positive and be happy but it might be difficult. Knowing that I am missing out makes me sad.

Through all of this, I know that He has a plan for me. I am thankful that I can experience His closeness outside of the "camp life". I am glad I will shower everyday. I will strive to have a deeper relationship with my coworkers around me. God will teach me if I seek after Him.

so to all of you who will spend time ministering to little Timmy Bingley's, enjoy it. wake up early and sit by the water for me. take time to encourage each other. have fun. and know that I am thinking and praying that the Lord will use you in an awesome way. oh and take care of the baby Queen.

and to my little sister: I am incredibly excited for you and can't wait to see what your experience will be like. Be yourself, even if no one else gets your jokes... you know we would laugh at them here. Continue to let His love and joy shine through you. Get to know new people and allow yourself to be stretched outside of your norm. Don't eat too much snack shop; mean boys will call you thunder thighs=) just kidding, eat all the snack shop you want... you'll be sweating and swimming it off anyways. and always remember: UNTOUCHABLE. (hey noni, noni and a ho ho ho! check it out!!!)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

celebrate today

Let me be the first to say, Happy Memorial Day! I am truly greatly for a day like this to honor so many people who have serve and continue to serve for our country. Since beginning my job, holidays like this take on a whole new meaning. You see, I get to often hear stories of people who have served all over the world and fought in battles to make our country what it is. So needless to say, my job teaches me alot.

So in my last post I talked about all the things I had to do this weekend. Well all of the said things went swell...
Ruthie graduated...

Jessie was showered with gifts and love from friends and family...

old friends watched Brian and Sarah get married...

and Anna Beth & Joel told me I am going to be an aunt again!

Well, I hadn't talked about that "little part" but that's just because I just found out. AB casually told me as I was leaving to go to the wedding and so I had a good two hours to think about this other little friend I am getting in a few months! I am so excited and thankful for what the Lord is doing!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

showers. graduations. weddings.

will they ever stop? after saturday, I will have been to two of each in the last month. and no, it's not that I don't enjoy these types of festivities but every Saturday gets a little tiring... and expensive.

I remember this time last year I had 5 weddings in a row for the months of May & June. I wonder what it is about May that makes alot of people want to get married in that month. I think its a pretty word - May - so maybe that's why, so they can have a pretty month listed on their invitation. anyways, I am rambling.

on to something different...

Sometimes I think I would like to learn more about creating personalized stationery, invitations and cards. I really like creating those sorts of pieces of small art. I could spend hours looking at calligraphy sites like this or at even at this website. What is it about script that is so enticing to me? Well, to be honest, I can't exactly tell you. But I know that I love seeing these types of lettering so much more than I like my own attempt at the written language. I have probably the second most awful handwriting - standing proudly only in front little children everywhere that have more important things to think about than their penmanship.

anyways, here is my most recent favorite font discovery.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


They're giving away free music.

I like them even more now.

p.s. - I dare you to listen to viva la vida while running... incredible.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

For You I sing I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love...