Fun things that have happened in the last couple of days:
-Hearing from so many of you in response to A Scholarly Look at the Effects of Blogging on Friendships. Thanks for saying hi! Rachel and Sherry, I'm so glad I can add your faces to those that I picture whenever I'm talking to people out there.
-Reading your PHAT COW guesses. Hilarious! I will reveal the answer tomorrow.
-Curt's mom and grandparents arrived today from Missouri. Yay! We are going to hit Sprinkles AND JD's Chippery in one weekend. If you happen to see me and I look a little wild-eyed and disheveled, blame it on the sugar. The blessed, blessed sugar.
-My new computer arrived! This is probably my last blog post on the Dell Inspiron 5160, which is kind of sad because I've had this one since before Jackson was born. Okay, I'm choosing not to go there. I could make a whole post out of it and that is ridiculous! All of you who have Macs are wondering if I took your advice, and no, I got another Dell.
-I was given the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award by Bee at Will Blog For Shoes and Lisa at The Preacher's Wife. Woo hoo! Thank you so much, ladies! I'm so honored! Bee and Lisa are both very witty and their blogs are fun to read.
Bee suggested I might want to share this award with my friend Monty. Yes, Monty, I accept this award on behalf of both of us!
Now comes the really fun part - passing it on! I would like to give this award to the lovely Alicia who blogs at A Chapter in My Life...India. She has to have the world's coolest blog. She has recorded the highs and lows, the beauty and the grime, the spiritual and the mundane of her two years overseas. Some of her stories and pictures will blow your mind. Others will make you say Bless your heart. Still others will make you cry. I have missed her fellowship since she's been gone from our church family, but she's done an amazing job keeping everyone up to date on her life. While I am in the stage of life that involves lots of dirty diapers, mounds of laundry, and constantly wrangling a toddler into a carseat, it has been really cool to live this Asian adventure vicariously through Alicia by way of her blog. Thank you, Alicia, for letting me be a part! I love you and I can't wait to get my arms around your neck this fall! You are a Rockin' Girl Blogger if there ever was one!
Here are some pics of Alicia and I exactly two years ago at youth camp. This was the last big thing we did together before she left. We were co-counselors of the red group. Most groups did not have two counselors, but I was puking my brains out with morning sickness and didn't want to be doing that in the cabins with teenage girls all around. That would have been traumatic for everyone. Plus, I was only six weeks pregnant and was still keeping it a secret. I needed some help and Alicia was so great! I stayed with hubby while she stayed in the cabin with our girls.
Please excuse the camp hair.
After our group won skit night with "Respect."
On the bus heading home. Our group came in second place overall. I'm pretty sure that was because our co-counselor was racking up points for us as a rec staff member.
Ahhhh, we made it.