Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I want to go on a road trip!!!

Hey, everyone! Here are a couple pictures from my sister Elizabeth's wedding in May (well, one picture..they just take so long to upload! there is another I want to show you)! We had a lot of fun! Well, as my last post stated, my sister Amy is here, but tomorrow she and good friend Kim set out on their journey to Tacoma, Pac NW! Tomorrow night they'll be on a friend's family farm in South Dakota, and then the next days in Montana visiting Glacier National Park. They're gonna have a lot of fun!!! Today they were packing up the car, and it made me want to go with them!! But school starts next Tuesday! I'm excited to see Jesus' plans unfold during the year!

P.S. I will try to post a pic of orange room soon!!! :)

Friday, August 26, 2005

Amy's here!

My sister Amy just got here, to Chicago! She has been in Kansas City, MO for the last month. Soon she will be on her way to Tacoma-so you guys better get ready 'cause she's pretty awesome!!! :)
I just set up my new room today. I will try to post a picture of the new orange abode soon!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Needed a picture...

So, I wanted to put a picture on this post, and I'm on my friend's computer and she had these!
I miss all of you in Tacoma! Know that I love you all so very much and you have such a SPECIAL place in my life!!!
I hope that I can come back and visit soon!
I haven't been back very long, but I have been pretty busy. I went to a Chicago Fire (the soccer team) game on Saturday night, and yesterday (Monday) I went shopping some for school with my mom. And then today I went swimming with my friend Laura (on whose computer I am on :) and am hanging out at her house, so I GOTTA GO! Love and blessings!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Zoo & Aquarium

Yesterday, we went to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. It was fun and it had some great views of the Bay. It's really cool that they can have it right near the water. It's kind of on a hill above the water. Apparently, at the Seattle Aquarium, they actually keep some of the animals in Puget Sound, and you can see them, they're just netted into the area. There are some native sharks in the Sound, which is interesting.
The Zoo was nice. You can see some pictures of Ariel experiencing the sting ray tank and the seahorses.

The other thing is that the Tacoma aquarium has a tank of quite a few sharks and they're not wimpy ones like in Chicago. This is sad because Chicago has such a great aquarium, but you have to pay $8 extra to go to Wild Reef, and then the sharks are kind of disappointing. Here the sharks were cool. I went in to look at them with a little boy named Adam. We went to the zoo with him, his mom, and his brother. It was fun!
They have tigers, but we didn't see them, and they have elephants, and monkeys, and whales and a giant millipede that I couldn't find in the tank and some big grasshoppers from the SE United States. As well as the sting rays.

And at the end of it all...

Friday, August 05, 2005

Blueberry Pie

Ariel has experienced blueberries. This picture is from a couple of days ago, but today we bought a half-flat of blueberries and made 2 blueberry pies for our guests tonight. A lot of people turned out not being able to come, but hopefully a few will come and we'll have lots of fun playing games and eating pie!
More on the picture... The hairs at the side of the head are affectionately known as "old man hairs" OJ chose to style them. I think she looks like Bozo the clown. She had a bath soon after the time of this picture and was all back to normal afterwards-blueberry free.
More on the pies... Sadly, 3 of the 4 crusts didn't work very well as dough. They fell apart, therefore the top of one pie is just some random circles of dough placed on blueberries and the other pie, both top and bottom crust is just pushed together with fingers. They accidentally got put into the freezer instead of the fridge to cool before using them, and, when tasted, the dough tasted like the freezer smells-you know that kind of cold, dry, stale smell. But Suzy says that it tastes good baked, (they are now out of the oven).
Prayer request: Joy!!
God bless you all!!!!