Monday, January 26, 2009

100 Things I've done

In the spirit on Meme's and tagging people...I thought I'd do one more...

For this you are supposed to read the list and bold the ones that you have personally done...

1. Started my own blog (it would be rather difficult to post this if I had not)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (not a very good one though...It was a cloudy night)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea (from our cruise ship on the stormed for 3 days)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (I work in an Ag Extension Office...I've held lambs, pigs, goats, you name it...its an interesting job...)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (Eh...depends how far back you go)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Europe
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (we were going to on the honeymoon, but got rained out...see #13)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (and in the sand)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (once, in college...bad, I know)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House (well, as close at I could was too close to 9/11 and they didn't allow tours
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Ridden an elephant

I tag anybody who wants to do this one! It was actually kinda fun and I didn't have to actually think of any real stuff to blog about...

4th Photo Tag

Jeez...Okay, so I am a week or so behind on posting again...Its a good thing I didn't make regular blogging a New Years Resolution cause I would be a definte failure!

My friend Jen tagged me to to this photo picture thing where you post the 4th picture from your 4th photo folder...I admit I did cheat a little because I rearranged my pictures by date so and older folder would come up... :) we go...

Don't kill me Amy...I swear this is really the one that came up. This is my sisters infamous 'monkey face'. I think this was taken around 2004 or 2005 when we were waiting to go on a church trip. I really can't remember many other details...Well, that was fun..and completely random!

I tag Amanda B., Misti, and anybody else who wants to join the fun!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm back!

Hey! I have returned to blog-land...I have probably lost all of my readers since I haven't posted in almost a month! I'll be posting several blogs today/tonight so be sure to scroll down to make sure you haven't missed anything. :)

Our family is growing....May 2009

We are happy to announce that our family will be growing again in May 2009..., we are not pregnant (not that I am aware of anyway!) but we are gaining a sister-in-law...

On New Years Eve, my brother *finally* proposed to his girlfriend Jennifer and they will be getting married on May 23 in Rhine. They have been dating for 5 years, I think, so Jennifer is already like family, but we are excited that its now official! We love you!

Christmas 2008

Because Eric and I both work for universities, we are blessed to have a generous amount of time off during Christmas/New Years. This year we left work on Dec 19th and didn't return until January 5th! It was a much much needed break! We spent one week visiting both of our families and celebrating Christmas. We then came back and had a full week to work and rest at home.

I am several weeks late writing this update about Christmas so I don't really remember a lot of the I think I'm just going to have to make comments on the pictures as I go! I have realized I actually didn't take a lot of pictures at either house...I think I was too busy chasing Laura. I still need to get pictures from the grandparents cameras!

Laura and her best 'snow'friend...She loved these little snowmen I had out in the living room...every night she would crawl over and 'talk' to Mrs. Snowman :)

Christmas in Augusta with Eric's family....
Funny story...Laura figured out how to clap sometime in December...After our Christmas dinner, Eric asked Laura if she wanted to open presents that night, instead of in the morning, to clap 4 times....Right on cue, she clapped one, two, three, four times...I know it was totally coincidence but it was still hilarious...She got her wish and we opened presents before bed. :)
Christmas in Eastman

I am really lacking in my pictures for Christmas with my family...Mama, I need you to send me the pics from your camera--Amy, I want yours too! :) As soon as I get pictures from them, I will blog about our Christmas celebrations in Eastman....

Stone Mountain Christmas

For the last three years, Eric and I have gone to visit Stone Mt during Christmas. I suppose it is becoming one of our own personal family traditions. This year we invited our friends Josh and Amanda to go with us.

The 'Christmas theme' part of the park opened at 6pm each night, so on the Saturday before Christmas we drove down and got to the park around 6:45 or so...and apparently half of the city of Atlanta had the same idea we did...After waiting in traffic off the exit for about 30 minutes we found out that the park was already at capacity and they were not admitting any more cars that night. I was quite disappointed, but in hindsight, glad we did not get in on Saturday night. I have been at the park when it was crowded (4th of July) and it was misery...too many people!

We gave it another try on Sunday afternoon after church and we actually got in. The park wasn't crowded at all actually. It was COLD though...we had to bundle Laura up in her snow suit when we rode the train. :)

Laura and Josh
3-D Polar Express

Josh and Amanda
Eric and Laura watching the 'snowfall' and fireworks at the end of the night