Monday, January 25, 2010

Woot Beew Fwoats

A couple nights ago, Tiffy and I went to this whole-in-the-wall, hick-town-diner for some dinner. She got her favorite 'popcorn chicken salad' and I had a dinner that would make any homeschool mommy proud of her daughter's choices.

:: French fries and a root beer float ::

tiffy's fav

As we sat there eating, we looked at each other and said, "It's only old people in here. Seriously." The bell about the door would jangle and another cute white haired hubby and his wife would walk in.

woot beew fwoats

As I sat there sipping my root beer and crunching on {what turned out to be} yucky fries, I smiled and hoped that someday when I'm old, wrinkled and bent over I can sit next to my best friend, my hubby.

We'll cuddle on the same side of the booth.
Talk about the good 'ole years.
And sip on big root beer floats together.


:: At the staff summit, we played like big kids before working like adults ::

Sometimes I shock myself with doing stupid things. For example: taking a zip-line across a massive pond overgrown with {huge} lilly pads. They strapped some pathetic replica of a harness on us...

We climbed the rusty, rickety tower...

And went bouncing across the pond.

We also rented go-carts and I was a blaze of lightning around the track. Ok, not really.

To top the night off, we celebrated our country's day of {freedom} Once again I shocked myself by lighting a {massive} round of fireworks. They were the REAL DEAL and I felt so proud of my skills.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


:: I need to be sure that credit is given where credit is due ::

Basically the pictures you have seen lately are the creations of {Grace} my beautiful, talented, gracious, adorable, amazing photographer of a sister.

I mean. Seriously. If it wasn't for {her} how could I even be what I am??

But then again. If we really want to give credit where credit is due, should we thank {Seth Haley} who taught her all she knows?

Should we thank my {mom} for helping her buy the camera??

Should we {really} thank me for allowing her to practice her skills on me???

I mean. When you really think about it.

Who should we be thanking?!?!

- - - - -

I guess though it would hurt to thank the photographer.

If you appreciate it, leave a comment to tell her {so}

:: baking in our igloo ::

We had a big ice storm this morning so I decided to be house-wifely and make a lot of baked stuffs.

We pulled out all kinds of ingredients and several hours later had four loaves of {french bread}, two loaves of {cinnamon} bread and a big {apple cake}.

iowan cooking show

apple cake

:: pop 'er in ::

{apple} cake

Anyone want to come over for some yummies??

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

{i never leave his hands}


Monday, January 18, 2010

One Team :: One Family

It's so fun to watch the boys at their basketball games.

Their teamwork as brothers warms my heart every time.

one team

:: family teamwork ::


:: Chris was king of the court with rebounds ::

| air |

:: Timmy is an incredible point guard ::

:: focus ::



Friday, January 15, 2010


:: jesus, thanks for the won-trifical people you have brought into my life... i am humbly blessed::

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

{2009} Amazingest Persons

{2010} Amazingest Persons
My first week in China was spent with the entire staff team in XinZheng.

We {laughed} prayed {played games} studied the Word {bonded} spent time getting ready for the next six weeks.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Current Location: Fallbrook, California

Operation {Surprise Bethany} : SUCCESS

{Bow Ber}

Thursday, January 7, 2010

:: a new day ::

Thanks to the skillful work of Amos Haley, my blog has a new face.

It's the start of an exciting {new} adventure.

Exciting {changes} in my life.

Come along for the ride...

:: a new day ::

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm such a girl... can't make up my mind.

:: While I'm so happy to be with them ::


:: I can't get them out of my mind ::