Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm not smart, I just like clouds.

I have a thing for clouds...cirrus, stratus, cumulus, but its not a scientific thing. Its just that they fascinate me - I could look at them for hours.

Anyway, tonight on the way home, I saw the most AMAZING sky. I wish I had a picture, but I was already in danger of wrecking my car and probably didn't need the added distraction of trying to photograph it while I was driving. I can't even really describe it in words, but I'll try.

I was driving down 64 West...first, I saw a cloud that looked like a mountain... then, it changed and looked like the parting of the Red Sea, walls of clouds on both sides with a path of blue sky in between, the sun shining through. Whenever I see skies like this I think of the return of Christ and get all excited. Anyway -- I got off at hwy 55, and as I started to turn ...............I saw it, or at least the beginning of it.....a rainbow, and as I continued to turn onto 55, I saw more of it....a full arch! I can't remember the last time I saw a full arch rainbow (okay, maybe, I think it was in Mexico a few years ago). It was beautiful and so big. Rainbows are reminders of God's promise....what a wonderful reminder.

So, yes I do get kind of excited about clouds, and skies. They are God's artwork... these awesome, glorious displays show me who God is, what he is like...they show me a glimpse of his beauty, his glory, his majesty, his grandeur. I am reminded how big he is... how wonderful he is. After a long day, when I am usually tempted to complain, suddenly things come into perspective. I can't help but magnify Him in those moments.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Several exciting things happened today:
  • I got 9 hours of sleep last night - it was wonderful.
  • Altoids were buy one get one free at Walgreens. Since I'm currently addicted to peppermint Altoids, this made me happy.
  • I filed my taxes...pretty important since its April 15th.
  • I went to BodyFlow classat the of my favorites.
Time for bed, but I'll leave you with a few niece pictures...

Me and sweet Alice

She turns two on Thursday!!!!

Friends. (Ava w/ Lydia)

More pictures to come...I'm off to bed.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

After long last....

I am right now sitting and watching a new episode of "The Office" with my family!
(and laughing hard)

One of the reasons I love this show is because I work in an office... every once in a while something will happen that makes me think 'This could be on "The Office"...'

Here are few of those moments.

One day, I could hear Laura laughing from the other side of the office and the next thing I know a bunny sprints past my office. It was my co-worker Donna in a bunny costume that she was returning for a friend. Our division manager thought it was so funny he made her go into the conference room to get pictures. He also asked her to do it again at the end of the week so he could bring his little girl in to 'see the Easter bunny'.... fun times at Choate.

Another time...
There I was just sitting in my office busily working when - out of nowhere - I hear a fog horn blow twice. I looked across the hall at Jim and we were both like, 'should we go outside?'
But then - here comes Dave (our division manager - 'Big Boss') rounding everyone up - 'alright, everyone to the front for an announcement, come on everybody.' So, we all go being herded up with wondering looks on our faces. 'So, that was him blowing the foghorn?' I asked our office manager, 'Yes, I just about had a heart attack being in the office next to him.'

Turns out we were awarded a REALLY big job. Dave said we would hold off on the party because a log of people were gone that week. A Choate party -- that will be another story.