Monday, June 30, 2008

Memphis '08

WOW!! What can I say about this trip?! It was beyond amazing!!! It was truly what I needed the most! Church was awesome, had a blast with friends, heart to heart talks, we laughed so much it hurt, no sleep, but had a BLAST!!!!! There are not enough words to express how glad I am that I was able to go on this trip. I think we laughed for 5 days straight! lol Believe it or not, but I didn't take as many pictures this trip for some reason, but I'll be adding more once I get some from other friends. :)

Carnival for the Homeless

On June 21st, our church hosted a Carnival at one of the Homeless Shelters here in Kansas City. We had a puppet show, games for the kids, food, drinks, and live music! We had a great turn out and it was alot of fun....minus the heat! lol Here are a few pics...:)

Ashlyn's Visit!!

So, I've been super busy and have not been able to post anything lately. But a couple of weeks ago, my oldest neice Ashlyn came to stay with us for 10 days!! We had a BLAST together and did a ton of stuff! It started out on Fathers Day and we went mini golfing with my parents. It was so much fun! (those pics are already posted). Then throughout the week, we went to the Downtown City Hall Observation Deck-to look out of the 30th floor deck, the Marble Company and watched them make a marble-it was awesome! We went to Crown Center, Union Station, Liberty Memorial, the Plaza, ate at Fritz's- they deliver your food by train, played in the sprinklers-it was SO much fun!!! She got to go to the bookstore with Aunt Darla, to the mall with Grandmommy, and went to take pictures of flowers with Granddaddy (they love doing that). So it was a BLAST and we all had a great time!!! I was sad to see her go back home, as well as she was sad to leave. But, I'm sure we'll do it again soon! :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

I need your help!!

As most of you know, a few months ago I entered a picture that I took of Downtown Kansas City into an online photo contest! It was selected as a semi-finalist and it will be published into a book, this year. Well, I just found out that I have now been selected as one of the finalist!!!!! So, this is why I am asking for your help!! :) Please go and vote for my picture, "Enlightening".

Please click here to submit your vote!!! (You will have to copy and paste)

I need all the votes I can get!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

...Saved and Single...

My friend, Melodie, sent this to me and I loved it! :) To all my single friends out there. We are not alone!! Just because we are single, does not mean that we are "weird" (as Sis Debbie Saiz says). We are perfectly normal. Alot of people think that if we are single that we can't do anything, that we have too much time on our hands, or whatever the case may be. However, that is not true. I think single people are one of the busiest people ever because we get involved in almost everything there is to get involved in. Get out there, go meet people, travel, do things that you have always wanted to do and explore. Remember, you are not alone!

Saved & Single
~ Author Unknown~

What makes you think that just because I am an attractive woman of Godly intelligence that I'm incomplete without a mate?

Who told you that without a man, Something's missing from my life?
And if so, what would that be?

I love myself
And more importantly I love the LORD.
He told me that when I delight in Him,
He will give me the desires of my heart.

I have everything I need according to His riches in glory.

Now, how's a man going to get to know me
When he doesn't even know who he is in the Lord
See my Father told me, I'm above a ruby's worth
And a gem does not seek It is sought
I'm single and that's all right with me

See, it's not that I oppose relationships
It's that I detest co-dependency
As a woman I know it is not my role
To chase after any man

Esther 2:14 reads
That I am to wait on my king and when he's delighted in me. He
will call me by my name.
My Lord does not intend for me to be needy or desperate.

I am to be Cherished, Relished, Valued, and Honored, it’s not my job to convince him or Convict him of that,
My mate will already know it And consistently show it
And he will stay on his knees daily Not just to adore me
But to praise the Lord for The virtuous woman he has found

So, when you see me by myself
I'm not alone
I know what I have coming to me
I'm single and saved, and right now that's all I need to be!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day!!!

Happy Fathers Day (to those of you that are fathers)!!! We had alot of fun today!!
Last night, I spent alot of time with my Daddio playing Yahtzee. Our family LOVES that game and plays it all the time. We had a good time playing as you can tell by the pictures! Ashlyn (my neice came in and is spending a week with us). Dad has to work on Sundays :( but we met him for dinner and then went mini golfing afterwards. We had alot of fun!!! I thank God for my parents and love them very much!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

House Sitting

I have been house/dog sitting for 3 weeks! I love it!! Here are a couple of pictures of Pooh Bear and Tigger...They are hilarious! Pooh Bear has been very excited to spend a couple of days with Tigger (only been watching him for a couple of days).
Pooh Bear

Something new in KC...

So, I discovered something new the other day on my way to work! I had to work in one of our satelite offices on the Kansas side. I'm always looking for something new in the city, and I found something last week! It's the Rosedale Memorial! It reminded me SO much of Europe and I got all excited, and decided to try to figure out how to get to the top of this hill! lol After about 10-15 minutes, I found it!! Here are a few pictures of it!

KC Storms

We have been having alot of storms here in Kansas City the past couple of weeks. One night last week we had 10-12 lightning strikes, one of which hit a gas barrel that held over 1 million gallons of gas!! The first picture is one off the internet, but the second one (in the daylight) was a picture that I took from my job, you could still see the smoke billowing up in the sky the next day, and I was about 20 miles from where it was happening! It burned for 36 hours!
The bottom 2 pictures are pics I took on my cell phone during our T-storms!