Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I'm seriously lacking in anything interesting to say. Pretty much everything I've said in the past 3 weeks still stands true. I read this story the other day, and thought I'd share, as I just cracked up (you may not think this is funny at all...I tend to laugh really hard at things when I get home from work!)

Baked Beans - One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans. Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way homefrom work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that I would be late because I had to walk home. On my way, I passed by a small diner and the odor of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I released ALL the gas. Upon my arrival, my husband seemed excited to see me and exclaimed delightedly,"'Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight!" He then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table. I took a seat and just as he was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. He made me promise not to touch the blindfold until he returned and went to answer the call. The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming most unbearable, so while my husband was out of the room I seized the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a pulpwood mill. I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then, shifting to the other cheek, I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage!!! Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I went on like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable. When eventually the telephone farewells signaled the end of my freedom, I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my handsback on it feeling very relieved and pleased with myself. My face must have been the picture of innocence when my husband returned, apologizing for taking so long. He asked me if I had peeked through the blindfold, and I assured him I had not. At this point, he removed the blindfold, and twelve dinner guests seated around the table chorused, ''Happy Birthday!''

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm thankful for...

My husband.
He is so patient, loving, and kind. He continually encourages me to spend more with God, to not be lazy, and to go grow personally. He also has a great ability to bring situations back to God, remembering that He is soverign.

My families...both of them.
I've been so blessed to be born in a Christian family, with parents who love and care for me no matter how my life turns out. I'm so thankful for my siblings. Without them, life would have been so boring!
I'm also thankful for the welcoming I've recieved from the Knapp family. I couldn't ask for better in-laws!

The Bible.
It's such a wonderful time when I can sit down and read God's word. I so enjoy those quiet mornings at home when there is nothing else pressing to be done, I can just sit and bask in God's overpowering love for me.

Heat and warmth.
As a chronically cold person, being warm rates pretty high. Warm clothes, a warm house, blankets, and space heaters are such wonderful things!

A clean kitchen floor.
One of my biggest petpeeves is a crumby floor. Therefore, having a non-crumby floor makes me thankful.

My job.
God has blessed me with a job that I absolutly love! All those years of school, and the stess of boards are over with, and I am now able to look back and see God's hand in all of it.

Peanut butter m&m's.
Every bite is pure deliciousness.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

'Round our house...

There's not much new. Expect that Luke is sick. He's really sick. Like sick enough that he didn't go into work till 11:30 this morning. Really, really, really sick. I keep taking is temperature, but my thermometer (that I just got at Walmart) keeps reading 97.2. I'm thinking the $3 ones probably don't work too well. He's on his 2nd dose of Nyquil since 5:30 tonight, and sleeping like a baby. Or like someone totally drugged. These nursing skills sure do come in handy. :) (and I'm just kidding!! I didn't drug or overdose my husband on Nyquil!!)

Other than that, nothing else is new. I'm still working, Luke's still working, the house is still a mess, the laundry still needs to be done, and dinner hasn't been cooked in a few days. Smore's cereal with chocolate milk was dinner last night for me, and Luke had Burger King. Yes, I know, we are such a healthy family.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Adalai Aever

Yes, it's been a while since I posted. And during that time, my cousins Traever and Andrea had a baby! A little girl, Adalai Aever, as you can see from the title. She's pretty sweet. Thanks to proud Grandma Guingrich who emailed me pictures for the sole purpose of putting them on my blog. :)