Monday, July 28, 2008

Overheard recently...

at an outdoor play: "you shouldn't be driving in Wisconsin unless you're drinking." Hmmm...I guess I'm not a true Wisconsinite yet.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

On Campus

I was forwarded this link a few weeks ago of one of the testimonies from Staff Conference 2008. I had forgotten what a powerful testimony is about God. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Today the Dali Lama saw me in a swim suit

While at the public swimming pool today with some friends, a motorcade of cars swept by about 50 yards away. It really looked like something out of a movie. Police motorcycles in front followed by several black SUV's followed by several other motorcycles.

To be honest, I was a bit shocked to see a motorcade like that since no one really famous ever comes to Madison. The President? I wondered. A Presidential nominee? Bono?

But no, it was the Dali Lama who was in town giving a speech to a large crowd at the fair grounds. And there I was 50 feet away in my swimsuit as he was escorted away to some undisclosed location.

And that is probably the closest I will ever be to being near the Dali Lama.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pandora Radio

So my new favorite website for listening to music is Pandora Radio. It's pretty fun...and let's you create your own stations by picking and artist and then they will play similar music. You can then indicate if you liked the music they picked or not and it'll keep fine tuning your station. It's kind of cool.

My apologies to those who have already discovered this fun site...I'm a bit slow on the web band wagon.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Weekend fun

While Matt was in Ca this past weekend for a wedding, I rented some kids (more like babysit them while their parents were out of town) and got to play aunt while having a blast doing things with them around town. I realized there are a lot of benifits to hanging out with kids...such as they provide you an excuse to go see kid movies (like Wall-E...great movie by the way) and provide great commentary to serious social events such as Art Fairs. Between Madison's annual Art Fair on the Square and card making, we had quite the artistic weekend. Here's a few pics from the weekend.

Friday, July 11, 2008

You know your husband loves you when...

he wakes up at 4:30 in the morning and starts a load of laundry. (or was it because it was really hot and he couldn't sleep and there was nothing else to do?)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Whew... the staff training conferences InterVarsity holds every summer is now drawing to an end. Matt and I have both been running back and forth these past weeks between the office and the hotel downtown. Matt for photography or sound system reasons and I for watching staff kids.

Maybe now we can get back to a more normal summer (of wedding photography, concerts in the park, killing mosquitos, catching fireflies).

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sarah’s newest project

Last winter, Sarah and I got a great idea of getting a gigantic shelf for the living room to put all our books and such on. We were about to build one when we found one on Craig’s List (great place). We brought it home with plans to paint it.

6 months later we did it…well Sarah did...I offered to help but she was having so much fun i didn't want to take any of that away...seriously. We have been deciding on several different colors and finally settled on Honey Butter (basically a pale yellow).

We like it so don’t tell us you don’t