On my way back from Austin to Richmond last week, I overheard a hilarious conversation between a father and his 2.5 year old little girl. Here are my favorite two parts:

Girl: “Daddy, what are you doing?”

Dad: “Turning my phone off for the flight”

G: “But we aren’t flight yet”

D: “I know, but I am turning it off anyway. You need to choose to leave the window open or closed and stop playing with the shade”

G: “Why?”

D: “Because I said so”

G: “Ok. I want closed”

D: “Are you sure? You can’t see anything”

G: “No, I want closed”

D: “I would like to see out, let’s leave it open”

G: “Why?”

D: “Because I want to see when we are moving”

G: “Are we moving?”

D: “Not yet, but soon”

…A few minutes later as we were taxiing….

G: “Daddy, daddy, why are we running away from the airport??!”


Haha. She was so cute. She talked the entire hour of our flight from Atlanta to Richmond. Her dad was so patient with her, and also very glad when we landed. 🙂

Fun facts about 2013

Did you know…

  • That 2013 is the year of the snake on the Chinese calendar?

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  • That this is the first time since 1987 that the year has had 4 different numbers?
  • That out of the 40-45% of Americans who made resolutions for this new year, 25% of them will have abandoned their goals by next week?
  • February 2nd, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Grand Central Station in NYC?
  • January 28th, 2013 will be the 200th anniversary of the first print of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?
  • And one more….April 29th, 2013 is the 200th anniversary of rubber being patented. Think how many of the items you use every day utilize rubber. And on April 29th, eat a cupcake in honor of it being patented.


The end.


AWLE: It’s Official…

…Little E is one of the cutest babies in the world, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Everywhere we go people just ooo and aaahh and tell me how cute and adorable and happy and smiley and chunky she is. And it’s true. All of it.

Yesterday we went to Barnes and Noble for children’s story time and she loved it. She did so great sitting in my lap and listening to the story, and she also loved all the other kids. I’m pretty sure Little E is an extrovert. She LOVES people, and does NOT love being by herself. She is happy and content to just sit in her stroller and stare at everyone around her, although she also loves to talk to them sometimes, making them smile with her gibberish and drool as she chews on Sophie, her squeaky giraffe. Mr. A and his mommy also joined us for story time yesterday, which was a fun surprise! Little E and Mr A get along quite well, which is good since they will be spending all day together every day in the near future.

Her favorite game at the moment is to lay on her back and pull anything around her over her face. Blankets, teddy bears, dolls, burp cloths, her clothes…whatever is near her is bound to end up covering her face. The funniest part about it is that she gets mad when you pull it off. She loves to just leave it on her face, and she kicks and giggles and thinks it is the best thing ever.

Since she loves adventures and going out so much, I am on the hunt for more fun things for us to do, especially as the weather cools down. Lunch at Whole Foods is on the list, as well as some other fun children’s activities at the nearby Towne Center. Hooray for adventures!


Haven’t done one of these in a while! Thought it would be fun to bring it back out for another run.

In no particular order:

3: days until nannying Little E begins

2(ish): months until my nephew makes his grand appearance

205: posts on this blog…that’s a lot of words!

27: number of years I have been alive as of this coming Monday

9: years since I started college

5: number of times I have signed in and out of facebook today

4: pages of to-do lists I had last week during the move

15: different places I have had to change my address (so far) since moving

3: days until The Voice begins another season!

12: different email list-serves unsubscribed from today




I’m Famous!

Well, not really.

But, Doug and I were asked to join WIBC 93.1FM Radio here in Indy tomorrow from 2-2:30 to record a session for a program called “Spotlight Indianapolis”! We will be sharing about Campus Crusade for Christ, Conferences and Events, as well as our ministry in the Great Lakes region and on campuses in Indiana. We were sent a list of potential questions to be ready to answer, so we are prepping today and tomorrow morning!

The only bummer is that the show is set to air on Sunday morning…at 5:30. Yep, 5:30AM. So, we will be famous to the three people awake and on the road, and desperate for something to keep them awake.

We need to be appropriately funny, to keep that 5:30 am crowd awake and engaged, but not act like we are trying to hard. Haha. J/K.

But really, maybe one of them has never heard about Jesus, and this will be their opportunity to hear the gospel! Hooray! So, for that one potential person, it is worth it.

Pray that we speak well, and represent the organization rightly, and have fun in the process!