Friday, July 24, 2009

Do you need anything?

I'm giving away/selling some items. I love the cleaning out that moving provides!

~Bible Commentary pack
~Miscellaneous sashes/scarves/jewelry
~some sheet protectors

Less than $10
~pencil sketches of Burmese children (They're beautifully done, but I don't have anywhere to put them!)
~ironing board with hooks (to hang over door)

$20 or less
~sage green shower curtain with liner and brass hooks, bath mat, toilet lid cover and small floor rug
~wireless router
~answering machine
~a rotating shelf/stand thingy to go under a television so you can angle it whichever direction you want it

~Executive desk, cherry wood
53" tall, 24" deep
left side:one file drawer, one 'pencil/pens' drawer,
middle: a sliding shelf for the keyboard
right side: a door for miscellaneous items
top has several compartments for envelopes, mail, etc

Let me know if you're interested in anything!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Houston Project

For about 10 years now, our church hosts Houston Project every July. Basically, this is a mission trip to our own city. Regarding missions, our pastor likes to say you're either going, giving, praying or being disobedient. What better way to go, give AND pray than to do it in our own city?! We go out to several churches and lead Vacation Bible School, youth events, adult Bible studies, feed the families and love on them. It's at night, so people can work and serve and it also works better for the families in the communities!

Here are a few pics!

Me, Melody and Mark in the food room!

I learned a new game!

Yay for snowcones! Thanks Tim, Chris and the rest of the Snowcone Team!

*Thanks to Laura and Tracy for the pics! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

A few pics

I realized recently I don't post many (any?) real pictures on my blog. So here are a few from our recent trip to the Mediterranean!

Darrick, Dan, me, Mark and Liz (Jill is taking the pic!) are killing time on the train in the Detroit airport! On our way to Rome! :)

This is Jill, Liz, Darrick, Dan, me, and Mark in the Colosseum!

Liz, Alyssa and Jill in front of a library from Ancient Ephesus. The walk down to this still-standing structure is absolutely breathtaking! Loved it!

Here is another one of us climbing the steps of a memorial in Rome. I don't remember what the memorial is remembering...

One of many gorgeous sunsets while on the cruise! I could sit and stare for hours!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hiatus Over

I'm back!

It had been longer than I thought since my last blog post. What have I done in the between time?

~packed to move
~flew to Rome
~traversed the ancient, yet modern, city
~embarked and sailed for Sicily, where we ladies walked a beautiful shoreline
~embarked for Athens, where I went to Corinth and saw the Bema seat where Paul defended himself in Acts
~embarked for Ephesus, an absolutely breathtaking city filled with so much history of truth and so many lost people
~embarked once again for Crete, where the men and I walked down to a rocky beach and splashed in the waves, then dozed on the remarkably comfortable shore
~last embarkation back to Rome, where on the sea I had a birthday and am now living the last year of my 20s
~saw Angels and Demons in the exact spot the movie was set (so cool!)
~came back to Houston

~moved the next day (I don't recommend it!)
~welcomed a new director to Paradigm (yay!)
~unpacked a few boxes, did some laundry, then repacked before I left for Plano to celebrate 4th of July with family
~came back and played catch up with all my friends
~volunteered in Houston Project
~painted a little boy's room
~tried to paint a bookshelf, then changed my mind on the color
~still settling in and now seeing the school year looming ahead