Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Its so quiet at work.  The accountants are all super busy because of the end of the year.  Everyone else is gone.  I'm out of vacation days.  And have to be here to answer COP email. 

But it gives you time to think.

I find myself at a weird place in life.  Trying to prepare for the future:  for a reality that, no matter how hard I try to be prepared, I will never be prepared enough for.  Moving overseas as a missionary family.  So many things.  I am so thankful for friends in the same boat, in the same stage of life.  We've studied the Bible, we've taken every class offered on Missions, we've seen the faces of the lost with no hope.  But will we ever be prepared enough to make the move?

I find myself wondering what my reality will be in a year?  Will I be wrought with disappointment and heartache, wondering if I can really do this despite the year 2011?  Or will 2011 prove to be the best year of our lives?  What if its not?  What if that disappointment is a reality? 

These have been my thoughts the past few days.  They're hard to escape.  I'm definitely a thinker.  A planner.  A collector of information.  For some all the information would be depressing.  But I love it.  I must be as prepared as possible for whatever God has in store. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass.

Its about learning to dance in the rain.

Dancing in the rain.

Tis the Season...

...For missionary applications!  

Btw, I want to take the Strength Finders assessment.  I do have a extra book laying on my desk...

...Lots of online shopping (Christmas & COP & Team Leader Training & Team Training).

...Trips to the UPS store (COP), receiving UPS packages (Team Leader Training), and ordering more books (Team Training). 

...Unpacking the remaining boxes in the Guest Room.  Our guest will be here the 26th!  Good thing I have the 23rd off for dedication.

...Sneaking away to Christmas shop for Josh.  I will echo the entire families thoughts, he's the hardest one to shop for.

...Staying up too late watching Prison Break Season 4, because Penny Taylor lent us her copy. 

...Thanking my husband and brother in law for putting up some sweet shelves that look great.

...Printing pictures for all those empty frames.  Baby smiles should be decorating my desk by the New Year!

...Finally framing our engagement print and hanging it above the fireplace.  Lovely.

...Peace and Calming essential oils.  You'd never know I was here, I'm so calm.  Seriously.  Thank Linda K.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Current Location

...Buried under work for COP.  I will return January 24th.  :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tomorrow's Wednesday

Which is small group day.  And I'm not going to be there.  I miss them. 

I love it in Virginia though.  Its sunny.  Enough said.  (Did I mention I get to work from home/Panera Bread/Starbucks and get to sleep in because VA is an hour behind KC?)  I also get to do things like go see the official Santa Claus with Dakota (plus Max and Ella).  How cute.  Even if they do cry the entire time they're on Santa's lap.  Still cute.  And I can now say I am very familiar with Polly Pockets and Zingo.  Never a dull moment. 

We'll be home Friday...small group night!  You'll have to forgive me, there are still an incredible amount of boxes scattered throughout the house. 

And then, the Christmas season can truly begin!  (I refuse to leave the KC Metro between Friday and Christmas.  Refuse.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Philadelphia Airport

(Flying to Richmond, connecting in Philly.)

The first thing we see when we get off the plane in Philly is a sign reading:  "Shuttle Bus to Terminal F at Gate A-1."  What gate are we at?  F-25.  Of course.

On top of that - Gate A-1 is at the absolute opposite end of the airport as gate B-11.  Wonderful.

I'm glad we rushed to make our flight, which was listed as on time in Terminal A.  We've been sitting at the infamous Gate F-25 for two hours, the plane just got here, and the gate attendant has no idea when the flight crew will get here.

Thank you Jesus for free WiFi.  And Friends.

Homework?  What homework?