Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Oh the fun!! Judah (my brother who is 10, in case you didn't know already hehe) has been in all these golf tournaments lately. Apparently, he signed up for the "South Dakota Junior Golf Tour" - which means that he gets to travel all over the state and play in various tournaments! Sadly, for the ones he has been in so far, I haven't been able to go because of work. :( But! He was in one on Monday that I got to go watch! Yay! It was sooo much fun - walking around the course, cheering, taking pictures, getting sunburnt again... :D Judah ended up getting 3rd - so cool! He played really well. For all you golf people, he shot 50 on 9 holes :O Naturally, he was disappointed with himself, knowing he could have done better, but I still think he did awesome.

To commemorate the occasion.... pictures! Enjoy :)

(L-R) Landon, Judah, Tanner... waiting for their turn to tee off. 

Right before....

....right after! What a lovely swing! He hit that one pretty far too

Putting! Yay!

The man himself. ;) Doesn't he just look spiffy?

Friday, June 25, 2010


...your house is on fire, and you have 60 seconds to grab something. Anything. What would you save?

Just thought I'd share since it made me think.
From the movie "Leap Year", btw. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sun vs. Clouds
Blue vs. Red
UPS vs. FedEx
Tea vs. Coffee
Pencils vs. Crayons
Mac vs. PC
KJV vs. ...everything else

There are many contrasts in this world, and I had a rather contrasting day today.

Morning: 5, 6, and 7 year olds that would not let go of me. Seriously! At dance camp, about half the class wanted to hold my hand 24/7. And dance right next to me, and walk beside me down the hallway, and give me every single picture they ever colored, and imagine I was the ultimate hugging machine... lol. They should be dancing - but - on the other hand, it's nice to be loved I suppose. ;)

Afternoon: Two ladies (about my Mom's age I would guess) who totally need to take that whole ''don't look down on people because they are young" (paraphrased) thing to heart. Seriously people! Making smoothies is my job, you aren't the one getting paid to do it, you have NO IDEA what you are doing (thus, don't tell me how to do it), and don't think I can't do a good job just because I look like I'm 12.... so leave! Please! :P Needless to say, it was a rough afternoon. I tried to smile, and be happy with them, and restrain myself from adding sleeping powder to their smoothies..... and show them God's love - but there were times I wasn't doing such a great job of it. *sigh*

But! Tomorrow is a new day. and.... "I'm still alive!" :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday's thoughts.

This will be my 102nd post. How did I miss 100?! Such a milestone.... I guess. hehe. In other news, no more posting from my iPod! Sorry for that - I just felt I should post, and since my computer was away getting fixed I did the next best thing. :)

Did I mention how much I am not looking forward to this next week? Well, I'm not. I'm working 40 hours... over the course of four days. And heavens no, it just couldn't be spread out evenly! Monday through Thursday I'm working 8-12 .. dance camp in the morning. Monday through Wednesday is 12-8 .. swim camp in the afternoon/evening. O the joy! :P I'm looking forward to getting paid, but.... there's a chance I could die of exhaustion before pay day. How do I get myself into these things anyway? Sometimes I have to wonder.

In all total awesome coolness, my Mom is starting a blog again! Yay! Maybe I'm just partial since she's my Mom, but I do think she's a great blogger. Her blog is here - she doesn't have anything posted yet (I just set it up for her this morning), but bookmark it! Become a follower! Put the page on automatic refresh! Cause cool things are about to come forth. ;)

With that, I shall sign off - heading to my brother's swim meet for the afternoon. I love swim meets. Save that whole sunburning thing. Ah well, it can't be helped. Cheerio!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One life to live.

(forgive me if this post doesn't turn out quite right as I'm posting from my iPod)

I just spent the last half hour sobbing as I read through the Facebook wall of Daniel Parker. He was killed in a tragic bike accident at the age of 23 not too long ago. This man.... Wow. He was an awesome man of God. I didn't have the priviledge of knowing him (friend of friends), but from the little I just read... wow is all I can say.

So go get yourself a box of tissues, read this (, and just take a moment to consider... am I totally living my life here on earth for God's glory? Cause we certainly aren't here for very long at all.

Also, it is Monday (added in later... it was Tuesday, wasn't it? my brain was a little mixed up when I posted this, sorry), so the song for the week would be "Blink" by Revive. A great song revevant to the above. Sorry I can't make my fancy button on the side... you'll just need to look it up. :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Better? Really?

I was driving home from work one afternoon this past week, listening to K-Love (the only Christian radio station we get that's not crackly), and this song comes on. It's by Amy Grant - called "Better than a Halleluyah."
That stopped me in my tracks. What does she mean ''better'' than a Halleluyah?! Does she even know what Halleluyah means? Halleluyah is the Hebrew word for ''Praise Yahweh'' (which is why I don't spell it with a 'j' - in case you were wondering, there is no 'j' in the Hebrew language). What is better than praising Yahweh? Is there anything better? We are supposed to praise and glorify God in all we do - all the time... so... ?? Yeah, I get the meaning of her song and all (song+lyrics are here) - but still. I just don't know if that's right. Thoughts on that anyone?

Totally off-topic, here's a video of me dancing from the dance recital in May. Sorry, I only have one video so far, but enjoy it anyways ;)

P.S. No offense to anyone who likes the above song. It just caused me to think. :)

Monday, June 7, 2010


There's really nothing better than awesome French music you can't pronounce the title of (--->) - and the most comforting Psalm (at least for me). Whenever I'm in a rough spot, I just remember the words of David .... so beautiful. :)

"I lifteth mine eyes unto the hills - from whence cometh my help?
My help cometh from Yahweh, the maker of Heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, 
He that keepeth thee shall not slumber.
Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Yahweh is thy keeper, Yahweh is thy shade on thy right hand. 
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 
Yahweh shall preserve thee from all evil, 
Yahweh shall preserve thy soul.
Yahweh shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in, 
From this time forth and even forevermore."

I'm not a KJV person really, but I memorized Psalm 121 in the KJV, and it's just wonderful-sounding. To be able to tuck those promises away in your heart.... God's with us. He's there. He's never off-duty - He's watching over us all the time. We have Him as our ultimate help. Like I said, does it get any better? Well, maybe if chocolate was added to the mix.... ;)

p.s. with the song... horrible movie, lovely soundtrack. just fyi. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Great Moment :)

As some of you may know, I volunteer at a place called SPURS which stands for Special People Using Riding Skills. (Acronyms are just too cool!) Doesn't need much more explanation than that... there are classes where special needs people get to ride horse, and it's really an amazing experience for them! Being around horses is relaxing, and riding really helps with balance, motor skills, cognitive skills, etc. Anyway, I'm one of the many people who spends time helping the riders learn to ride! I've worked with lots of different people... but yesterday, I worked with a gal who couldn't speak or hear.

I know a bit of sign language, and we got along pretty well. I was pointing which way to turn her horse, pointing at her then doing ''thumbs up'' when she did something right... there is a sign for ''wait'', one for ''whoa'', one for ''walk on'' etc. ... and she did really well! Interesting to say something to her, then realize she couldn't hear what I was saying. Took a bit getting her attention sometimes - and a bit getting used to communicating... without ever hearing anything.

It was awful special though, when at one point she pointed at me, picked up my hand, and set it on her leg (she was on the horse I was on the ground) then did ''thumbs up''. Such a cool moment! To know that for an hour or so, I can make a bit of a difference in someone's life.... wow. I was pretty humbled. It was pretty cool too, when she waved goodbye and made the sign for ''thank you''. I'm excited to get to work with her again next Thursday... and work on some more sign language stuff between now and then. :)