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Thursday, September 28th, 2006 | Author:

Because of my before mentioned interest in marketing I read a blog by Seth Godin. He had a post the other day about how “more and more, we buy stuff where the buying is the point, not the stuff.” I think that is why I don’t like malls at all….malls are all about buying stuff we don’t need, the point becomes the buying, not finding quality solutions to real needs and problems. Any way, Seth’s post is a short read and kind of funny.

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 | Author:


Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband. 

I love you and everything about the way God has made you. 

Thanks for a wonderful 3 years. 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 | Author:

I like to mountain bike (although, I have to say, there are not very many mountains around here to bike on). But recently I have been having some bad luck. It all started with a flat tire. I was riding down this really rocky hill (it’s kind of like a mountain) and my tire got a big hole in the sidewall. So I fixed it with duct tape. But I am told that is really dangerous because someday the tube will push through the tape and pop, most likely while you are going down the side of a really tall mountain. So now I am always wondering if this will be the time that the tire pops. Then, in an effort to challenge myself I decide to ride down another very rocky hill and crashed. Then a week later I crashed again and bent the front wheel on my bike. And last week I was riding along and my front tire kicked up a big stick that hit me in the chest, which kind of hurt. That’s my story. Ill let you know if my tire pops and throws me off of a mountain.

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006 | Author:

In no order…


A flower….


Beth’s cousin…


Beth’s other cousin…


On the river walk in San Antonio…


We all made these cool stepping stones for my grandparents garden (Daniels is the very left one, ours is not in this picture)…


My cousins.

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 | Author:

So much for frequent updates…

We just got back from a week long trip to New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas. It was a really good time away from normal life and doing something different for a while. The main reason for the trip was my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. We had a big family reunion kind of thing also, There were about 30 of us, including all my aunts, uncles, and cousins on my Dad’s side of the family. It was really good to see all of my family, particularly those that I don’t get to see very often. Beth finally got to meet everybody, I got to play soccer with my cousins…it was a good time. (by the way, if you’re interested in going on a little cruise check out my aunt and uncle’s little business they have at

We made a little side trip up to Denver to visit my brother and some of Beth’s family. Daniel is doing well, it was fun to see his apartment, and get to hang out with him for a while. We didn’t really get to spend any time in the mountains…next time…

Then on to San Antonio and Grace House. The dinner for Grace House went really well. They had around 600 people who came, and they made a lot of really good connections with people for the future, as well as raising a good amount of money for their new place. It was an honor to help out in some small way with the ministry they have. I spent the night doing tech stuff, and Beth helped out with registration and stuff like that.

We got to spend Friday as tourists. We went to the San Antonio Art Museum, the river walk, ate good food, hung out with fun people (including the very funny Kathy Law), and had a really good time….

Now its back to work….Ill get some pictures up sometime for you to see of our trip.

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Friday, September 08th, 2006 | Author:

I spent the holiday weekend with 5 amazing ladies – LOVE house ladies.

The LOVE house is a place I lived my last semester at Truman. We lived in this big white 2 story house a block off campus. It was called the LOVE house because that’s what our phone # spelled…. l-o-v-e. (you know, like 555-LOVE). It was one of the best semesters I had in college.

So those of us who lived in that house (with the exception of 2 very missed roomies) met in St. Louis and rented a hotel room. Some highlights of the trip were:

lots of laughing….
Mad About You…
hot tub time…
eating…..a lot.
spending an afternoon at a winery…
and best of all – “what’s really going on” sharing time.

It is a great thing to have friends who you feel safe with. Knowing they won’t judge…but love.

Thanks, ladies.


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