Monday, June 27, 2005

Charlie's Sick

Charlie came over for a day because he was sick and Kerri still had to work - so mom and I babysatt sick Charlie. Were we in for a treat!! Charlie thought it would be quite fun to throw up all over my bed - so as you can see in the picture, there are no sheets on my bed - but he's smiling away, just minutes after the event. I've been trying to pack my room and all of my stuff for my move to Lexington - and Charlie made it so much easier by being sick and being there :) It was good though - I'm afraid I won't get much more time with my family before I leave, so I'm not complaining on anytime that I've been spending with the fam! Charlie also helped me pack for the next camp I'm off to in Trenton, MO - then I'm done with camp - I'm only slightly excited.... :)

Monday, June 20, 2005

Father's Day

Chad isn't even a father and the only pictures we have of Father's Day is of my brother because he is a tool. We went over to my aunt Mable and Uncle Lyle's house as usual on Father's Day and my grandfather was there too. So Chad took it upon himself to use Grandpa's scooter in order to go get himself a new beer. Instead of walking 15 steps to the cooler, he thought it much more efficient to get on the scooter - use grandpa's "reaching stick" to get in the cooler and then back the scooter up to his chair again. I dread the day he actually does becom a father and teaches his children these things. I'm sure he's dreading payback as well for everything he put his father through! :)

New York City!!

Amber Cantrell and I headed off to NYC June 15 - June 19 to celebrate Shively's 21st birthday!!! Lindsay Shively (my Kappa pledge daughter) is in NYC this summer with an internship with Fox News (we'll forgive her for that later). She is insanely lucky and gets to live in the NYU law dorms!! Pam also lives there with her boyfriend, so I was extremely lucky to also get to see her. I miss my Ham!! Amber and I definitely burnt the candle at every end while we were in NYC! We managed to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Little Italy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, Central Park, The Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Chinatown, SoHo, NoHo, Greenwich Village, Serendipity, The United Nations Building a street fair, and I'm sure I forgot to mention the rest!! That's where we are in the picture - feeding each other our goodies from the street fair - a raspberry lemonade and a mozareppa!! (It's mozarella cheese cooked in between two pieces of corn bread). Fattening and insanely wonderful I might add! We looked all over for Carrie Bradshaw - but surprise surprise we didn't find her... I guess that just means we'll have to go back!!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Tall Oaks CYF Camp 2005

CYF Camp at Tall Oaks was a blast for me this year. We had three Liberty kids there which was really amazing especially considering what has been happening at our church lately. Camille Yameen was there for her first time and had a blast. Joe Massiovecchio was a senior this year, and also on the CYF Cabinet, a position I also held when I was in HS. Michael Williams came back after a few years and it was great to get to know him in my small group. It's always very refreshing to be at camp, but especially at CYF camp. Where at the Junior High camps, there is very little opportunity for you to have your own experience with God, and really experience camp for yourself, at CYF (HS) camp allows all members of the camp to participate on a fairly equal level. I feel like I can talk to these kids on more of a peer level than some adult sponsors and that they really appreciated that. At least I hope so!! One of our speakers was Bruce Frogge which was a real delight since he's been a part of my faith journey and he was able to catch up on what I've been up to etc. Bonnie Carenan is a DPF Intern this summer, and was on the KC CYF Cabinet with me in HS, so it was exciting to share with her my experiences, and also re-connect with her. Nathan Brooks came to visit and play with the "house band" so at one time we had three DPF Peace Interns in the group, and we also had all three Brooks siblings there... scary!! Thank you everyone for such an amazing week!!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Good Riddins!!

Good riddins Hanger! Today is was my last day of work - and I couldn't be more thrilled!! My boss has always hated me because I'm not this submissive woman that is going to take his crap or lies... So knowing how much he loves me, since Fridays are casual day - I took it upon myself to wear my shirt that says in very large letters right on the front "EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH" Obviously not the truth since Hanger doesn't have that title, but I'm sure he was pissed off and wanted to say something which was nice. :) Last night Sasha and Doris arranged for lots lof people to come out and say goodbye to me since I will officially be leaving for good!! Thanks a ton for the cards everyone and for coming out with us, Derrik (my sober driver, just incase), Heather, Amber, Sasha, Doris, Cindy, Lori, Debbie, Marty, & Angela. It was a blast and even though I won't even remember the job because I miss it that little, but I will miss the people!!