Olde School

April 11, 2008 at 11:24 pm (awkward, coffee, haha, randomness)

Ch-ch-check out the new St. Arbucks.

I’m loving the new vintage look.

That kind of sounded like an oxymoron actually.

Only thing is this mermaid’s cleavage is sooo not covered by her hair anymore.


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February 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm (awkward, haha, people)

I think I am going to lead a revolt against chain letters, forwarded e-mails, and ESPECIALLY forwarded text messages.

like this

all messed up


they’re all

and you end up getting 8 out of order, incomprehensible text messages that are not even of any importance.

And besides, I do not need to prove my love for Jesus Christ by sending this e-mail to 25 people. I already know that He is watching…so I am going to go out there and do something that glorifies him. ((and I’m pretty sure that resending doesn’t count))

This morning at about 5:30 a.m. my phone vibrated very loudly and annoyingly against my desk telling me that I had a text message. I ignored it and tried to fall asleep.

5 minutes later…

…it buzzes again.

Then another time.

So I dragged myself out of my incredibly warm and comfy bed and flipped it open to find, not something too terribly important or anything, but a chain text saying to wear NIU colors and to resend this to everyone in your phone book or something dreadful would happen, blah blah, you will die in seven days…the whole nine yards. I deleted it and went on with my morning but as I was leaving the house I remebered. I looked down to see that I was already conveniently wearing a black Beatles shirt so I ran back upstairs threw on a red sweatshirt over it and then went on my merry way. I got to class and the girl who sent me was sitting there right behind me.

Me: Oh hey! I got your text. (proudly unzipping my coat to reveal my red shirt.)

Her: oh.

I look down and she was wearing a bright blue and grey shirt.

So much for that.

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Our Mini-Adventure in the Chi.

February 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm (food, friends, fun, haha, kids, life, orchard valley, people, youth group)

So here’s a little review of what went down yesterday.

Once we got there we went to eat at Ed Debevic’s where Ben was horribly slammed by our waitress…

….her name was Ernie but we called her Bert.

Then to be funny Ben tried to get the credit card all wet and dirty before she came back…and he accidently dropped it in.

He’s just smooth like that.

After getting lost in a parking lot with no cars in it and hitting many dead ends….

…we finally made it to the bean.

We took HUNDREDS (no exaggeration) of stupid pictures of ourselves with the bean in funny positions.

But then we realized that being superheroes was much much more fun.

But being so super is easily tiring (and we’re not the kind that have super heat laser vision so it was really cold).

So the amazing 7 ran over to Caribou.

Unfortunately, poor Ron doesn’t like to run. He got stuck in the middle of the street.

Once the whole group was reunited we sat down and winded up having some very deep and meaningful philosophical and theological conversations.

Anna apparently was quite bored with us.

 By the way…this is Todd. He’s a stud.

On the way back to the van we sound some awesome artwork and this humongous steel swing.


 To pass the time on the way home we took billions of pictures and showed our support for TWLOHA.

 And that was our insanely fun day. (as short as I could make it)

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February 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm (friends, fun, haha, kids, orchard valley, small groups)

I don’t really understand these things but apparently Hayley and I missed the memo that it was National Bring-Your-Webkins-to-Small-Group-Day, so in an effort to relate to our girls….

 we turned ourselves into Webkins. Haha. Beat that.

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you gotta love free time…

December 27, 2007 at 10:03 pm (christmas, haha, jesus, randomness)

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Good Night.

December 24, 2007 at 11:13 pm (aww, christmas, fun, god, haha, jesus, kids, music, orchard valley)

Well I am exhausted. Christmas Eve at The Orchard was incredible….what else would you expect? We did Wizards in Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra with lights and smoke and the whole nine yards. It was awesome.

Well I hope you all have an amazinly wonderful Christmas and keep your focus straight tomorrow.

I’m off to bed. ((I already fell asleep with Naomi earlier and became the subject of much paparazzi who apparently thought it was adorable))

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Christmas is in 12 Days!!!

December 13, 2007 at 8:40 pm (christmas, haha)

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Ice ice baby…

December 2, 2007 at 6:32 pm (christmas, family, food, friends, fun, haha, life, music)

It was so magically cute…

I watched A Year Without a Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolf with the boys I babysit as we munched on homemade christmas cookies. As I finished my Christmas shopping for the day I walked out the door of the store to the sight of beautiful, lovely snowflakes falling around the brightly decorated Christmas tree in the middle of the square. I had a snowball fight with one of my best friends and we went to a cute sandwich shop and listened to some live music. I was in SUCH a Christmasy mood.

Then came the ice. It’s nasty.

In the words of my dad, “Looks like the grass is covered in a butload of donut glaze.”

Only he would think of that. 

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Old People Just Say the Darndest Things…

November 23, 2007 at 7:53 pm (awkward, christmas, friends, haha, people)

I woke up early this morning to frost on my window and the sun piercing my room. I took a shower and got ready to the sound of cheery Christmas music. Once I arrived at Starbucks Hayley and I pushed the big comfy chairs together since they are always too far apart to have a proper conversation. After we had saved the best seats in the house with our purses, I got up to order my drink. As I was waiting for the ladies in front of me to finish I happened to catch some of their conversation about a ring..

“That is just absolutely gorgeous!”

“Simply Beautiful”

“Oh thank you dear! He bought it for our 20th anniversary.”

“AAAH! That diamond is so big I just want to bite it! Grr”

What the beep? Seriously…who says that? I’m still laughing! Oh my goodness.

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Future Cosmotologist

November 18, 2007 at 6:38 pm (beauty, family, haha, kids)

Ronni just came into my room with mascara around her eyes, eyeliner across her nose and eyebrows, and a light pink lipgloss smeared across her lips…and everything else. She wanted to be “pitty yike bekah”.

Oh boy.


By the way… she IS fed. Honestly. She just is very boney.

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