Thursday, May 8, 2008

♫♪All my bags are packed I'm ready to go♫♪

♫♪I'm leaving on a jet plane♫♪

Ok, I'll stop singing now. Seriously though, I'm all packed, and I leave in less then 14 hours. Wow it's finally here :). I'm almost done everything on my to do list. I just have a couple stops to make on my way to the church to meet up with the rest of the 10 people going.

We are meeting at 5:30pm to pack our 2nd suitcase with the supplies we are bringing with us. Then we are meeting back at the church at 2am to begin our night of travel. We'll be flying out of the Detroit airport. We have a layover in Miami, then we fly to the Dominican.

Well, I must sign off now. There is still some last minute things I must do. Later!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

T Minus 65hrs and Counting

I can't believe I leave for the Dominican in less the 65 hours. WOW! I'm pretty sure I'm completely ready for the trip. We met as a team on Sunday evening to finish getting all the craft stuff ready for the 3 day camps we're going to be doing. On the weekend I went shopping with Jocelyne for miscellaneous stuff we needed for the trip and I've started packing.

I'm just getting so excited! I've been watching videos online of people who went where we're going to work with Haitian children and it's getting me so pumped for it. But at the same time I don't feel anxious about the trip. I just hope I don't get all anxious and sleep deprived in the next 2 nights. I definitely need to get my sleep since we'll be leaving at 2am to begin our 14 hours of traveling. I'm sure I'll be getting lots of energy from adrenalin and excitement.

Woah I'm getting super excited just think about it. Well I must get back to work.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's all good :)

This past week has been a bit of a blur. I've absolutely love the gorgeous weather we've been having. I was supposed to go to Mississauga this past weekend, but that was canceled. This left me with a free weekend, and since my calendar has me going almost 3 months without a free weekend I kinda welcomed the canceled plans. I was able to relax, hang out with my best friend, and spend time with my favorite kids (Ethan & Kayla).

Everything is coming together for the Missions Trip. We had a meeting last Thursday to go over all the details of the trip (itinerary, what to bring etc.). I feel completely prepared for the trip. I mean as much as I can prepare the physical stuff for going. I don't really know about emotionally. I don't have any idea what to expect, but I'm not feeling anxious or worrying about the trip like I was a month ago. So that's definitely an answer to prayer.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beautiful Weekend


Last weekend was so great! I went camping with the Cadets. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend. The weather was the nicest we've had on a cadet weekend in 3 years. It didn't rain at all the whole weekend. I was working on the absail tower all day Saturday and the morning on Sunday. I absolutely LOVED doing the belaying. Half the cadets had never absailed before so it was really neat to see them face their fears.

Also staying on the topic of cadets for this blog entry. My paper work has finally all gone through. Last night I was sworn in as a CIC Officer. So it's all done (or more like it's just starting).

Anyway that's all for tonight. I'm off to bed, and not really looking forward to waking up in the morning. I have a doctors appointment to get 2 needles in preparation for my missions trip. I'm not really a big fan of needles. On that note, sweetdreams.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I've got mail :)

Yesterday was such a long day (as every Tuesday is). I left the house for work before 8am, and it was after 10pm before I was back in my driveway. But when I was walking into the house I HAD MAIL!!! Even better then that it was something I mailed myself (read the blog last week before you judge me).

I was so excited! Early last week I sent out some letters to my friends and family asking for their support while I go on my trip to the Dominican. This was my first response from these letters. YAY! So Exciting! There's been so much on my mind about this trip as it's getting closer. I've been praying a lot for everything, trying to just give it all to God, and not be anxious about it. The last few days have been good. I've felt really calm about everything. I know that He is in control, and I've just been able to give it all to Him. So getting this letter yesterday was GREAT! It just reassured me of everything.

On a completely different note:

Today is one of my co-worker's 30th B-day, so I'm having lots of fun today at work bugging her about how "old" she is. Haha! As part of her present I got her Collagen Anti-Age Skin Firming Masks. Haha! It's ok I know she's going to get me back.

Don't worry Amy, 30 isn't that old...compared to 90. ;)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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All Smiles :)

Hmm :) this has been such a great week, and it's almost the weekend already. Not that I have any bigs plans. In fact my big plans (to go to Huntsville) have been cancelled. But whatever, I'm sure I'll get up there soon enough.

Anyway back to my great week. It's has been the most beautiful weather. I can't believe that just 3 weeks ago I woke up to 2 1/2 feet of snow. And this week I'm wearing capris and flip-flops. Wow you've got to love Canadian weather. I don't know what it is about spring time, but this new fresh feeling in the air just puts me in such a good mood. Even though stuff can be kinda annoying at work, and there is normal life stuff, spring just makes me smile :).

If you know me you know I love getting stuff in the mail (besides bills)...I know I'm a geek so what! Yesterday my order from www.mec.ca finally came in. I was so excited (even though I technically sent it to myself, whatever. I ordered a backpack for my trip, since I don't plan on taking my purse, and there is no way I'm wearing a fanny pack (sorry Jocelyne). You can see my new backpack in the pic below. Mine is blue...loves it!

Then as if my day couldn't get any better...my plans that had been canceled on Friday and Saturday finally ended up happening last night. Like I said...All Smiles :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

YAY! It's Friday :o)

This week feels like it flew by. I woke up this morning in a great mood, which for me doesn't happen very often since I'm NOT a morning person.
Well my day started off good and I couldn't believe how fast the morning went by! All the sudden it was my lunch hour. I went to do some running around on my lunch. One of my stops was the grocery store to pick up something to eat (since I have NO lunch food in my house, I should probably do something about that).

My junk food cravings haven't been to bad. But I really wanted something salty today. I didn't end up getting anything (except my lunch), because I didn't know if Corn Nuts or Pretzels are junk food (anyone know?). Then after I got back to the office and was eating my lunch I realized I should've bought some peanuts or something like that. Since that's not junk food. Oh well, I survived. I didn't die, and as far as I know I'll be alright.

Now I'm relaxing at home since my plans for the night got canceled. But I'll welcome this night of relaxation. Life's been busy lately, and it's only going to get more busy with preparations for D.R.

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Countdown is ON

38 days till I'm going to the D. R.

Today was a crazy day. The weather was rainy and crappy all day, and I've had a horrible headache all day. It's brutal!

On other news about D.R.: As part of trying to prepare to the trip everyone on the team has committed to either fast from food for one day a week over the next 6 weeks or to fast from one thing over the 40 days leading up to the trip. I chose to fast from something for the 40 days. I'm fast from junk food. It wasn't too hard today since I wasn't feeling well so I wasn't really craving junk food. But I know this is going to be super hard. I mean this mean NO cookies, or chocolate or ice cream, or candy, or chips, or anything like that. But while I'm craving these things it's suppose to remind me to pray and to prepare us for the trip.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Is this really happening.

Well I know it's been awhile since I've actually written a blog entry. It's not that I haven't wanted to. I keep thinking of things I want to blog about, but I forget to come and do it.

Not much has changed in my life. I'm still working and living at the same place. I'm still doing most of the same things. But there is definitely one exciting thing going on....

I'm going on a Mission Trip. I can't believe it, I'm so excited. There are 10 people from the College and Career group at my church. We are going to the Dominican Republic from May 9-16. I've known about it for a couple of months now. But it's just been in the last 2 weeks that we finalized the dates. We had our first official planning meeting today. My plane ticket is bought. Wow. It's only 40 days away. I can't even believe how soon that is. It's insane! Oh my goodness. Wow.

I plan to document the exciting happenings of the weeks leading up to the trip on my blog, so stay tuned for lots (hopefully) more blog entries about the all the stuff I'm doing to get ready for this amazing adventure.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

















My little buddy exhausted after going on a date to see
"Horton Hears a Who"

















I couldn't resist taking a pic




Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Movie Monday

Okay I'm back... New Blogs are coming, I promise!




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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jeep Sandbox Commercial



This has got to be the best Jeep commercial ever! It's pure genius! Man I love Jeep!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Valentine's Day



I used to love watching pingu on TVO and we were talking about him today at work, so I couldn't resist when I found a Valentine's one on youtube. Even thought Valentine's Day was last week, oh well close enough.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I couldn't resist!

I found this on the Web...it's kinda funny!

Take your time and see if you can read each
line aloud with out a mistake.
The average person can't.

This is this cat
This is is cat
This is how cat
This is to cate
This is keep cat
This is a cat
This is retard cat
This is busy cat
This is for cat
This is forty cat
This is seconds cat


Now go back and read the THIRD word in each
line from the top down.
See I told you...FUNNY!

My New Boots!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Horton hears a Hizzle



hahaha this is pretty funny!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I sang to a birdbath, because that's how I roll!

Funny sentences!

Pick the month you were born:
January----------I danced with
February----------I did the Macarena with
March----------I had lunch with
April----------I jumped on
May----------I karate chopped
June----------I kicked
July----------I licked
August----------I loved
September----------I ran over
October----------I sang to
November----------I smelled
December----------I yelled at

Pick the day (number) you were born on:
1. A fireman
2. A ninja
3. George W. Bush
4. A noodle
5. A squirrel
6. Football player
7. A birdbath
8. A monster
9. A phone
10. A fork
11. A snowman
13. My cell phone
14. My dog
16. My neighbor
17. My science teacher
18. A banana
19. My brother
20. My sister
21. An ipod
22. A surfer
23. A llama
24. A homeless guy
25. A stuffed animal
26. A goat
27. A pickle
28. Your mom
29. A spoon
30. A nun
31. A baseball

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:
White--------because I'm cool like that!
Black---------because that's how I roll!
Pink----------because I'm NOT crazy!
Red ----------because the voices told me to!
Blue----------because I'm foxy and I do what I want!
Green---------because I think I need some serious help!
Purple--------because I'm AWESOME!
Gray----------because Big Bird said to and he's my leader!
Yellow--------because someone offered me 1 ,000,000 dollars!
Orange -------because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway!
Brown--------because I can.
Other---------because I'm a Ninja!
None----------because I can't control myself!

Now type out the sentence you made, in the comments!
I can't wait to see what you get stuck with

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

I'm Back/Movie Monday

Well, it's been awhile since I last wrote. Christmas was GREAT!!! Then I was in Quebec for a week, which was absolutely amazing. I just got back last night, so I'm exhausted. I was there for Julie's wedding, so it was a very, very full week of wedding preparations. The wedding was Saturday, everything was perfect. The weather was NICE, Julie was GORGEOUS! Everything was just PERFECT!

Sorry this is so short, there is lots to do during my lunch hour, and my first day back to work has been busy!

Here is a quick Movie Monday, it's a clip I took while I was shopping and there is probably only one person who will enjoy it (mom).

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