God displayed in His mighty creation

God displayed in His mighty creation
double rainbow at my house spring 2010

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Phillies in the world series!

They are currently just 2 outs away from being the 2008 World Series Champions!

I am super excited and we are on the edge of our seats!

one man on base 2 outs --- need just a double play!

Oh I can't watch

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Last day

As I type this I am at the airport. Wifi is working for once! ok so I paid for it, but it is working :D

Today also started out late, with brunch at 11:30am. The day was beautiful but a little bit chilly. We arrived at the John Hancock building and entered the observatory at 12:15pm

The view was awesome! We were able to see Moody Bible Institute, take tons of pictures and just enjoy the view. (Pictures soon)

We caught up with a friend and spent the mid afternoon chilling at ING cafe' enjoying hot chocolate and capaccinos and each others company. Caught up on our lives and talked about TV shows we enjoy as well as other stuff.

At 5:30pm we met up with another friend, Miriam whos appartment I was staying in. We had dinner which was really good. After dinner I cut Miriam's hair and then I packed up the remaining articles of clothing, this laptop and headed to the train with Scott my brother.

I am now sitting in Midway airport waiting for my flight. The flight is a continuation flight so the aircraft isnt even at the gate yet. Flight leaves at 9:45pm and arrives in Philadelphia at 12:40am.

I had such a good time here in Chicago and was so happy to enjoy Scotts company as well as some new and old faces while here.

I can't wait to add pictures to all these posts, it will complete the whole experience for you.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Today started out with brunch at 10:30am. Afterwards we and 10 other Moody students took an adventure to the Shedd Aquarium. During the walk from the train to the aquarium it started to rain and by the time we arrived it was comind down pretty hard.

We spent a couple hours ther and then walked back to the train in the rain which was pouring by then. Got quite soaked.

The rain messed up our plans for the rest of the day and we sat around trying to decide what to do for some time till my brother called a friend up and they decided to go to the movies. I caught up on emails while they made a decision on which movie to go see. We ended up watching "Eagle Eye" which was pretty good. I enjoyed it, the boys made a good choice. :)

After the movie we went to this coffee shop thing [on the way we got lost and walked like a mile or more out of the way and then had to turn back and go the right direction!] we hung our with some former and current Moody students, played card games, ate food etc.

The walk back to the train was uneventful. I am now in a new building and new room for my last night in Chicago.

My flight is scheduled to leave tomorrow at 9:45pm so I should leave for the airport around 7:00pm

Tomorrow if the day is good the plan is to go to the Hancock Observatory. Brother needs to sleep so we won't go to brunch until later on (sometime before 11:45am).

All in all this has been a great adventure once again and I am enjoying it. I can't wait to go home and see my friends, goats and family (not particulary in that order ;) )

Since it is after 12:30am now on Tuesday morning I should close and get some sleep.

God is good!

written on Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day started bright and early --- ok early is relative -- and we left for church at 8:30am

Spent the morning enjoying normal church activities, Sunday School and morning worship and the message.

After church we had plenty of "chill" time, there was a birthday party for a high school girl, we also watched some TV show rerun and I at some point passed out on the couch in the church office for about an hour. I regained consciousness and almost got sat on by 3 boys - rather hysterical to see their faces when they realized there was a girl on the courch who they all almost sat on. LOL

In the evening was Youth Group. The activity with the Junior High was "4 men on the couch." our team lost all 3 or was it 4 games -- not sure but I do kow we didnt win a game! it was still fun though. :D

I am now back in teh dorm wishing there was a way to get internet access but the available wireless connection must be overwhelmed because it wont let me connect (even free public WiFi) rather sad :(

Tomorrow should eb a bit more exciting. The plan is to go to the Aquarium after brunch and ti seems that quite a few of my brother's friends were going to go as well so we will hang with them.

I think there are some other ideas in the plans to, but who know what will actually happen.

I miss my friends back in NJ but I am having fun here with my brother and that is what counts.

Well still no luck on the internet connection and since it is after 12:00am I probably shoudl call it a night and hope for better results tomorrow.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Walking and walking and oh wait MORE walking

I forgot toothpaste -- lets walk to Wallgreens. Walk back to the Moody for lunch. We have tickest to see "Wicked" at the Broadway in Chicago (Ford's theater) at 2:00 walk for about an hour - get slightly lost so a little extra walking.

The play was so much fun. Music is catchy -- I know what I will be adding to my ipod :)

On our walk back to Moody we stopped to do a little shopping and get something to eat for dinner. Chilled in the dorms for a bit then went back out because I needed a bath towel (forgot to pack one) and it was still an early night.

I am now back in the dorm and ready for bed. My feet are so tired! Still no pictures because I didnt have my camera with me today -- they don't alow photography in the theater so I left it back in the dorm. I was rather disapointed because we saw some cool stuff today in the city and I would have loved to capture it. Oh well. I plan to bring it tomorrow with me to church.

Sending out a shout to all my friends and family back at home. Love yah

Day one in Chicago

So my flight wasnt so bad ---- sat next to a gentle man who was every bit just that, which was refreshing.

Ended up sitting on the runway for 30 minutes before take off but with a nice tail wind we arrived ontime (actually 5 minutes early) at Midway in Chicago.

Brother was a little late but we met at the train and headed to the college. The girls are nice who I am staying with :D and even if they weren't I cant complain. It is only 5.00 a night :)

Today we went out to eat and now I am catching up on emails. Tomorrow is suppose to be a little more exciting. We have tickets to see the broadway play "Wicked" at 2:00pm. I am excited to see it.

I will try to post pictures but for now I dont have any :( it was dark for the plane ride so I chose to just listen to my ipod and dose.

More later, night

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Its Fall

So I am embracing Fall for all its worth. I so wish I had pictures to share but I don't at the moment. Maybe later on I will take some pictures of the woods in its fall glory.

The weather has actually been warm the past 3 days. I have been working though so I havent been able to enjoy it unfortunatly. :(

The goats are all extra rambunctious and that is probably due to their new smaller digs. This is sad but part of the plan until we can make a new bigger pen. I am rather frustrated at the slow progress though and I wish I had more control over what gets done on a daily basis. But due to my lack of muscles and know how nothing can get done unless my dad and brothers do it. I need to be greatful but it certainly is hard at the moment due to the year long process this is taking!

Hope isn't settling in as fast as I would like. She isnt a total outcast with the herd but she wont accept them as companions. All she wants is me and I am getting rather tired of being her security blanket! She acts like a lost kitten or a baby when I leave her line of sight. All she wants is to be in my way. The little bugger is getting on my nerves! The only thing keeping her here is the fact that I do want to show her. She has great potential but hopefully not more work then it is worth.

Last week I went to look at another doe (this one an adult) and I put a deposit on her. She will stay to be bred and I will pick her up once we are sure she settled. Probably sometime in December.