Wednesday, February 27

I've Been Tagged

Aimee Jo tagged me, so here's my List of Eights...

Things I'm Passionate About:

2. My marriage
3. My children
4. Experiencing the world through travel
5. Sports watching
6. Organizing my calendar & to-do lists
7. My Scottish heritage
8. Helping children feel valuable

Things I Want to do Before I Die:

1. Watch my daughters' weddings
2. Hold my grandchildren
3. Spend extensive time in Scotland
4. Have a romantic trip to Florence, Italy with my husband
5. Write a book worth reading
6. Witness how the Lord will use Connor as an adult
7. Adopt a child or two or three
8. Climb Mt. Hood again
* note: I'd take a trip to heaven over any of these, so Jesus can feel free to come back tonight

Shows I Watch:

1. Lost
2. Extreme Makeover: Home Addition (Trinity's fave)
3. Heroes
4. Sunday/Monday Night Football
5. Boston Legal
6. Deal or No Deal (Trinity's other fave)
7. Hannah Montana (Trinity's obsession)
8. Spongebob Squarepants (the only one all three kids agree on)

Things That Attract Me to My Friends:

1. Shared passions
2. Shared history
3. Shared life stage
4. Shared faith
5. Humor
6. Authenticity
7. Kindness
8. Peaceful spirit

Things I Say Often:

1. Excuse me?
2. I love you so much.
3. You are such a sweet girl/boy.
4. Put your shoes and coats away!
5. Let's go! We're late!!
6. I'm so tired.
7. Chill!
8. Be respectful - we're talking to the Creator of the Universe!

Artists I Never Tired of:

1. Monet - oh, not that kind of artist?
2. Third Day
3. Natalie Merchant
4. Nichole Nordeman
5. Sarah McLachlan
6. Sheryl Crowe
7. Sting
8. U2

Things I Learned in 07:

I don't remember 2007.

Saturday, February 23

Tuesday, February 19

In the Foothills of the Ozarks...

This was one of the finest 18 minutes I have had the pleasure of experiencing lately. In the middle of episode two (on youtube), I'm pretty sure I saw one of my fine brothers - he's a tall dude, with a rainbow afro, flippers, a honking nose, and a portable bathtub. Harding alum will see lots of familiar faces - and you can even listen to the melodic tones of Dr. Burks.

Thursday, February 14

I'm a Quaker! Who Knew?

My friend, Cheryl, had us take a little survey thing on her blog today. Here's my results:

1. Orthodox Quaker (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (92%)
3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (92%)
4. Roman Catholic (92%)
5. Orthodox Judaism (85%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (84%)
7. Seventh Day Adventist (83%)
8. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (81%)
9. Sikhism (80%)
10. Islam (78%)

I don't have to like move to Pennsylvania or anything, do I? Where do you fall on the scale?

Saturday, February 2

Road Trip

I have spent the morning plotting a potential road trip out on Google Maps for my sabbatical this year. It's been fun to think of the friends, family, and sites we could visit along the way. Now if we can find a spot on the calendar in which to fit the trip, we'll be on our way!