Saturday, July 28, 2007


To me, listening to native-English speakers who have accents is like eating ice cream.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Buddy


Have you ever wondered what was going on? I just needed a question...

We're moving on Sunday; but I don't feel ungrounded. In fact, the last few months were a huge learning-fest of discovering why you need to make the heart of Jesus your home. When your security and your peace is in your physical surroundings and the people you're with and the way you feel, you're gonna get tossed and thrown every which way. But I have to say that the best and most restful place to be is clinging onto Jesus and letting Him take you everywhere you need to go.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Back #2

We are back from vacation...and nobody zbutted, OJ.

"What a great vacation!!!"

We went to a waterpark and then to a drive-in; that's what the picture really is...Chloe was super excited about the great drive-in they had in the little town -- I got to go with her family a few other families.

Me and Ariel and Suzy and OJ all went on Brian Moberg's boat!!!

that's my sister!!! (wave-boarding)

We had this night of family olympics:

this was the huge water balloon fight

The conference is this week: I have to do any more of this posting later -- airport run! Bye!

I list, I list

I had a first experience today...I posted on craigslist! Of course, I wasn't posting my own things--we are moving! We, the Tacoma McDowell House, are six days. You can check out my mad listing skills if you search for "Ethan Allen chair" or "Awesome dining room table". Me and Anya are the picture crew for getting stuff sold; it's quite exciting. We are moving!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Return

We're back from vacation. Who ztubbed?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I am having an incredible's an incredible gift from's incredible that He is so for me and that he blesses me so visibly and so....incredibly. =)

I got to Tacoma on the sixth and went straight to a wedding. And I sat there and I cried. It was a nice wedding, but I wasn't crying completely about the wedding... I thought, "Look at this! I'm here! I'm HERE! Look at You, Jesus! You give me desires of my heart that I had forgotten about. I'm here."

Now it's a week-and-a-half later. I get to spend time with adorable Judah and stunning Ariel.

Now I am on a vacation...with my whole church. Almost 200 NewSongers are here at Lake Chelan. It's so fun. I've been out on boats and I tried water-skiing and I've swum a lot. But I think my biggest thing I'm excited about from this vacation is Chloe. I have been getting to know her, and I love it! It's such a gift from Jesus -- such a gift.

we went on Brian Moberg's boat and he gave a us a CRAZY ride. =)

we took this picture because both our dads made us wear life-jackets on the boat...we were very submissive and obedient... :)

they had an incredible hulk pinata for the was so cute, as exampled by Ariel in this picture. Most of the kids were little, like 3, 4, and under; they didn't really know when to stop hitting, so Brian Brennt was the referee of the hits; his mid-swing grabs of the stick were quite skillful.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Da Baby

My little Glorie-bee has a ruptered eardrum! A ruptured eardum?!!?! Now if I had a ruptured eardrum, I doubt I would have been smiling like this or like this
or like this

for the past five days. The poor Muffin! Apparently, she's been more fussy than she usually is, but to me, who hasn't spent much time with her, she just seemed like normal baby-fussy-ness of not wanting to go to sleep. And she has smiled so much and had so much fun -- only Liz guessed that she might have an ear infection.

Today I went to Target with my sister to pick up the medicine for Glorie. On the way back, we stopped at a new prayer room that was just opened down the street from Liz and Peter's house. We went into the offices next door and talked to some IHOP staffers and they pointed out a large picture of New York City on the wall. It seemed to be custom-made, like a picture blown up to wall-size on poster-boards. The girl we were talking to told us to check out what was in the picture - pre 9/11. So then Elizabeth brings up that the office we are in used to be an office that was found to be soliciting donations for Al Qaeda...quite something.

So, I guess we are planning on going to some gardens, maybe going to see Ratatouille, and are very, very much planning on getting some jeans.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Kansas City

Things are going well--I get time with my family (including the Chumpkins....), I get to go to IHOP for church, I get my sister's clothes shopping expertise...(the jeans were almost perfect =P)

PS. This is my new shirt...and I borrowed my sister's jewelry... :)