Saturday, October 21, 2006

it's getting bare in here....

I've started the task of packing up and moving...I had two days off this week and I figured it would be a great idea to get started on the moving process while I have the time. So, both days I took over a load in my car, to the new house, and its making me want to just do it all now. I'd rather just move everything and be done with moving than doing it slowly....but, in less than a week I'll be there for good. It's always a little weird to me when I move into a new place...You have to start all over, reorganize, redecorate, etc. to make it feel like home...but once you do, it feels normal to be in an extremely unfamiliar place. Plus it always helps who you are with. I think if I was with some strange person/people, it'd be hard to feel "at home" or comfortable in a new place....but since I am moving in with so many good friends, it really helps!! But anyway, my closet is almost completely bare, my bookshelves/night stands are out...all I have left is my bed and a few clothes....weird!

Friday, October 20, 2006

camping trip

check out the pictures from our camping trip...sometimes pictures are better than words....PS the pictures are in backwards chronological order!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Our Basic Needs....

In school we have been doing a short little unit on our four basic needs. The first of the basic needs is LOVE...we talk to the kids about how we for sure need to have water, and food, and shelter to live...but beyond those things we need to have Love, Power, and 2 others I can't think of right now:)

In any case when we were having our little group time about love, I asked the kids how they got their "love"...I gave them an example and said I get my need for love through my family and friends...I asked them to go around and share (if they wanted) how they get their need for love fulfilled...

One little boy said he got his need of love through football...another said they got their love through pizza....after those first few comments I figured we weren't going to get very far, or very deep...however one little girl raised her hand and without even blinking and eye she said, "I get my love from Jesus..." and I thought WOW! Then hand after hand popped up and responses ranged from "I get my love from God...from Jesus...from Heaven..."

As the kids were sharing that...I was thinking how simple and how profound a child's faith can be...why is it so easy for them to be excited and eager to share what is most important to them, yet as years pass, it seems to become more and more difficult?

These little kiddos challenge me on a daily basis! I love it!!!

i'm getting a new home...

Ok...this will be home number 3 in the past year and a half...

I lived in my first apartment off campus for a year...then when that least ended, I moved into my current apartment and now our 6 month is about to my roommates and I have been on the search for a new home...home number three for me!

But it's not just ME and a roommate...notice I wrote roommateS!, and 5 other girls:) We found an amazing house...3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a real fireplace, wood floors, our own washer/dryer! AHHHH:) I can barely wait! 6 people in one house is quite a bit...but we are really good at sharing (you have to be in college) and we all really like each I think it should be a great fit!

Check out my new home....I can only hope that Nov. 1st will come extremely quickly!!!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

the colors of fall...

This post doesn't need much explanation...check out how beautiful it is here! I can't get over it...every time I go out, I want to snap pictures right and left! These few pictures don't even come close to capturing how awesome it is here!