Sunday, August 29, 2010


For some reason unknown to me there is only one thing that I wish I was doing right now....

And that would be this: I wish I was camping right now.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

lastest purchase, latest news

I just purchased my first pair of TOMS and I am so pumped to get them in the mail :)

Now... Life Update:

This past week has been a week of transition. I am finished with my internship at the Juvenile Justice Center and it was such a fantastic experience. I learned so much by being there and working alongside some pretty awesome people. With the end of that, I am turning in a resume at Family and Children's Center on Monday morning for a possible position of case manager. It's something that has been on my mind a lot, especially since my recent internship. I think it would be a good place for me.
This past Tuesday evening I went over to Bethel to help Leah get things situated in her room. She is living in a house that I used to live in, so it was cool to meet the new people living there. It was a lot of heavy moving, but we managed to make it work. I am not sure how we moved some of the stuff and we definitely felt like old women after we finished.
Wednesday morning I traveled down to Columbus, IN to visit my best friend Heather and her hubby Mike. I hitched a ride with Heather's mom. It was a spectacular time. Heather and Mike are moving into a house very soon and so we spent some of the time painting [good thing I was pretty much born with a roller in my hand]. Basically in 2 half days we completed 4 rooms [that's first AND second coat]. So I would say that it was a successful time.
I arrived back in Mishawaka yesterday with just enough time to shower, change, and pick up Dana to go up to Kalamazoo for Nate Taylor and Andrea Selent's wedding. It was such a fun night, but I was ready to go and sleep in my bed by the time we left.
Today is recoup/get ready for next week day. I am giving myself until noon to relax and then it is time to get to work. Later tonight I am pumped to meet up with some of my old RA friends to go to ihop for some euchre and hot chocolate and many many laughs. I am pretty sure that I almost wet my pants every time that I hang out with Korey, Michelle, and Courtney, and tonight is probably going to be no exception.
I'm pumped.
And tomorrow after church I am going to eat lunch with Leah and Amy. So that's definitely going to be a great time as well.
Yay for fun!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

some great videos...

Just saying.... In case you are wondering if there are any good pong shot videos out there - these were made by some guys in my youth group that I volunteer at.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

6 things i am thankful for [yes, i know it isn't november]

Here are six things that have been rather amazing to my life that I am unbelievably thankful to have.

1 & 2. Tokbox and Skype.... great ways to stay connected with friends via video chats. Both of them are great for different reasons. Skype is great for using when it is a one on one conversation, but with Tokbox, it allows you to conference call with friends. It is pretty much fantastic... However, it isn't as good of quality for video feed, but it's pretty much amazing. And I am sooo glad that it is available so that I can chat with cool people like Leah and Courtney and see their beautiful faces.

3. Psych... I cannot tell you how much I enjoy this tv show, and it is one that my mom enjoys as well, so come Wednesday nights at 10pm, you can usually find her and I hanging out and watching it together. And well... having DVR is nice too - it allows my mom and I to enjoy the episodes again. And again. And again. And, well... you get the picture.

4, 5, & 6. Travel mugs... because coffee has never been more essential to my life then it has been this summer. And coffee pots. And the Folger's Gourmet Vanilla Biscotti coffee - it really is everything fabulous.

Well... Time to watch Psych :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

one thing i never hope to ever experience first hand...


Nothing like someone getting maced in the face because of a fight and it spreading through-out the facility. Lets just say that my eyes and throat could tell all day long.


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