Monday, July 25, 2005

Peace Interns

These are all Disciples Peace Fellowship interns - the internship I held the summer of 2003. Each year there are four or five interns that travel to church camp for the entire summer and promote peace and social justice issues to high school aged youth. It's a fabulous but very hard and trying summer. I was recently at our General Assembly national gathering of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where as many of us could held a reunion. We always try to get together, but it seems like everyone is so busy with all their other NEW endeavors that we are never able to! Now - let's all check out and make fun of Laura and her ultimate sorority girl pose...can you really blame me? 4 years of it - it tends to rub off!!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Vacation Bible School

Do I look like a Lion? This year's theme for VBS was Serengheti Trek - "Where kids are WILD about God!" - I was in charge of the "Mane Event" so I figured I needed to get into character. Yes that is my own hair - and yes it went back to normal!

Monday, July 18, 2005


Tomfooleries with Emily, her brother Michael and some of their friends from Truman State...what a night!! I told Michael I would pay his bar tab if he licked the bowl clean from our Spinach/Artichoke Dip. Guess I should never make that sort of statement to a poor college student eh?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

My brother Chad

SO - This is my brother... he's getting married October 22 - the bachelor party is this weekend though... and I mean ALL weekend - it starts today, Wednesday, and goes until Sunday... it's costing them over $3000 to throw this thing.... but this was him last night....trying on the petti coat to his fiance's wedding dress. She's obviously been hiding her dress and all pictures of it and when he saw the petti coat - he thought that IT was the dress! How are we even related?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Top 100 List

So I have this list of 100 things I would like to do before I die. Some are fairly simple, or don't require lots of money, like falling in love or graduating from high school, while others are a little more dramatic, like get married, beoome a mother, see the Taj Mahal or see the Great Wall of China. I've been working on this list since about 1995. Since graduating from Mizzou (which was also on my list) in May 2004, I've been living at home and working a pretty monotonous job which I haven't been very happy about and pretty much though my life at home was just this temporary time of loser-ville in which I was living with my parents and in this dead end job. Well - now that I look at my list of 100 things - this past year I have accomplished or at least contriubted to 10 of those things on that list!! So maybe this year wasn't such a waste of living at home and not moving onto grad school right away. :) I know, I know - it wasn't a waste - but there were definitely times this past year, you could have fooled me!!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Grinnell, Iowa

This weekend I went to Grinnell, IA to see my best friend Jayn - where she is now very stable and has a stable job and is settled and such an adult! It's crazy that all my friends are graduating and becoming we have to grow up!?! She has a great little apartment up there - and it was nice to just relax, catch up and have a good weekend with a lifelong friend that will always be there for me - regardless of how far apart we ever are. Thanks for the fun and all the memories - espepcially the ones we can share at Thanksgiving time etc. :)

Friday, July 08, 2005


The girls and I went to Granfalloon last night - the new one that just opened up near Zona Rosa. Laura is single and fancy free now - so let's take advantage of that! We had a great time, and it was good to hang out with the girls from high school for a while. Michael ended up coming, just as my brother and Christie did, and as well, Jason Breit. I ran into lots of people from Mizzou, including one friend of mine who actually lives in St. Louis - so that was random. Good to hang out with everyone before I head off to KY!!

Monday, July 04, 2005

Trenton CYF Camp

Grant puts sticks in my car. This is Grant - One of the campers from my CYF camp in Northwest Missouri. He likes to throw sticks at me, so he thought it appropriate to fill my car with sticks. That's ok though - since I'm a counselor, I can go into the boys cabins - so I took all the sticks from my car and put them in his bed, only after I stole his bedding and stored it in my now locked car. CYF camp in Trenton is my favorite, the kids are great and I love the counseling staff as well. I'm sad that I might not be able to come back next year. :( Not to mention that there is a celebrity in our midst when we are there. Nathan Brooks - the greatest up and coming singer ever... (There's your plug Nathan!)