Monday, March 30, 2009

Been a few days

So, It's been a few days since my last post. UBP is over, but it was a blast! I've been semi bust the last few days watching the NCAA tournaments, a baby shower, another wonderful friend of mine had her baby last week too! So much in the last few days may have been a little too much though... although, more than likely, it's food poisoning. Early this morning I woke to find myself running to the bathroom and it was like that for at least two hours. Not so fun, so today, I find myself chilling out in bed, thinking about taking a nap in a few here. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still here and I have not fallen off the face of the blog world! Hope you are all feeling well and having a good day! Hopefully at the end of this week, my woderful husband and I will be booking our Hawaii trip for November I think! I can't wait!

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Wordless Wednsday on Thursday...

So I decided to post yesterday's blog today because I was so busy yesterday! here are some pictures of the Safari, (someone had poked interest in them)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UBP- day number five

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So welcome to Party day number 5 folks!! Well, today hasn't been as producctive as I would have liked, but it was still productive non-the-less. I took my car in to get fixed, which was way cheaper then expected!!, and then went to the bank to put some of that nice income tax return towards the car loan. Also, got a load of laundry going and dinner will be cooking soon. Tonight I'm going nice and simple. Pizza. Not much as been going on here, been quiet, but have been getting some nice visitors! Thanks for stopping by my little cornor of the party! I hope you leave a comment so I can get to see you little cornor too!! :) Hope your having some fun!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

UBP- Day number... 4....

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oh my goodness!! I miss out on the UBP day number 3! Sorry everyone! Yesterday was so busy. The team that my husband and I went to Uganda, Africa with spoke at a church yesterday morning so we spent the day in Ocean Grove, NJ.

I did get only one lonely question for my day number 2, if you could ask me anything, what would it be... So I will answer that one question, but I leave the Q&A session open!!!! also, for day number 3 4, I will share our Uganda, Africa trip with you all since I had a few people tell me they were interested in hearing about the trip!!

The question came from Amanda - My question would be what is your favorite thing about photography?

My favorite thing about photography is being able to capture those memories, either for my self, or for others. To be able to capture something still and to go back a look at it and remember those moments in life. The creativity with photography is also a favorite of mine. I LOVE to be creative, and with photography, I think you can become very creative!! :)

Now, For the short or long post about Africa:

We left on Mon. Aug. 11th at 2:30pm to head out to Newark Airport for our 7 hour flight to Hethrow, England that left at 6ish here in the States. Now there is a 5 hour time difference. We finally landed in Hethrow at 6:30is am. Our pastor who was the head of our team decided to get a hotel room for the day in Hethrow because we haed a 16 hour lay over in England. So we got to the hotel room, (there were 7 of us total who went on the trip), to drop off our carry-ons and were able to wash up. Then we decided that since we had the time that we would go out to London, which is only about a 30-45min ride on the tube. We got off at Piccadilly Station and from there walked a bit around London for 6 hours or so. We were able to see the changing of the Guards at the Horse Palace thing. (lol) We were also able to see the London Eye, which is the Big Ferris wheel that you see in some of the pictures. We also go to see the Houses of Parliament, (which is what I was excited about seeing), and also did a Boat our on the Temmes (sp?) River so we got to see some of London, Saw the London Bridge and the Tower Bridge. The from there we walked to Buckingham Palace and from there to Waterloo Station and took the Tube back to the air port. London is very expensive!! lol with all the exchange and stuff my husband and I ended up spending about 60 USD on our lunch which was 2 sandwiches and sodas!!! After we got back to the air port hotel we got washed up again and gathered our things and headed to our terminal for our next flight from Hethrow, England to Entebbe, Uganda. That flight was about 8 - 9 hours. Very long!!! lol but it was a good flight. There is another 2 hour difference from England to Uganda, so total it is a 7 hour difference between the States (NJ) and Uganda. We finally landed in Entebbe at about 8ish am on Wed. Aug. 13th. After we landed we were greeted by the missionaries we would be staying with, which is a young couple that my pastors knew the husband when he was younger (if that makes sense). We then brought all of our luggage out the the van that they had for the time that we would be in Uganda with them and packed it all up with the luggage on the top of the van and we all piled in for the 9 hour drive from Entebbe/Kampala (Kamapla is the capital of Uganda), to Arua, which is where John and Erica, (the missionaries), are staying and doing their work. It was a very long drive of some paved roads and some dirt roads but we managed to make it through. the only stop we made was for some gas a to use a bathroom, aka a pit latrin, which is really just a hole in the ground. Not fun at all!!! lol, however, I held it the whole way!! I didn't want to use one of those things unless it was absolutely necessary!! So after that nice long drive we finally landed ourselves in Arua, Uganda at John and Erica's place. which was pretty much dinner time by then. We got ourselves unpacked and the headed out to Billy and Joanna's, (another missionary couple there in Arua who we also helped out), for some dinner and the from there went back to the house and went to bed, lol! The thursday was just a day to relax and regroup and go over what the plan was for while we were there. Friday we left for a town/village called Nebbi to do some pastor training and to show the Jesus Film. It was all pretty neat and a great experience! Although the guest house that we stayed was not such a great experience!! lol. but it was a place to sleep with a bed and it wasn't a hut! lol The Jesus Film was pretty awesome, as we were setting up there were about 20-30 children and youth and adults there and even when it started. We were slightly discouraged at the time but knew that even if it was just one person it was all well worth it; however half way through the film we counted the amount of people who came and there were over 500 people there watching a film on the life of Christ!!!! It was awesome! finally on Sunday we all split into 3 groups and all went to 3 different church's in the village to one of the pastors church's that we were training. The service that I went to I had to share my testimony and it was about 2 hours long. then we all drove back to John and Erica's place in Arua and on Monday we had a prayer walk around Arua Town. That was a pretty neat experience because Tim (my husband) and I got to learn about Arua and the people who live there, most of them were and are Sudanese refugees. That was most of the day. The Tuesday we broke up into 2 different groups and did a scavenger hunt all around Arua Town by ourselves (meaning we had no one who knew the area with us, we were still in a group though!)!! It was a little scary at first but then it turned out to be so much fun!! We had to go to tha markets and buy things for the two families we were helping out and had to answer some questions, I also go to ride on a Bota Bota, which is just a mini motorcycle that is used as a taxi and the woman have to sit sideways!! That was a little scary at first, but it was a lot of fun also! That was pretty much the day for Tuesday. We also got our lessons together for VBS that we were doing Wed. Thur. and Fri. the rest of that week. So the rest of the week was VBS in the morning and then painting a chapel at the Uganda Christian University. Then Saturday was another day to regroup our self and Sunday we attended a Church service that was 4 hours long!!!! then Monday we left really early(4:30am!!!) to go on Safari!! That was so much fun! then Tuesday we left and headed back to Entebbe. There were times in between that we were ale to go out and see the markets and do some shopping which was very interesting because you also get to barter the prices. The wed. morning we left at about 9am and took the 9 hour flight to Hethrow with a 2 hour layover which didn't leave us much time off an airplane.... YUCK! and got on the next fight that left a 6pm from Hethrow to Newark, NJ and we arrived back in the states, at about 10:30ish pm and got back to out church parking lot at about midnight wed/thur.

Well, that's about all...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

UBP-- Day Number 2!

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So today is day number two of the Ultimate Blog Party... It will continue to run from now until March 27th!! I hope you will join us!! Since I introduced my self on day number one, I thought I would do my FIRST EVER Question and Answer session!! ha ha! so for today:

If you could ask me one question that you would like to know the answer to, what would you ask me?

Friday, March 20, 2009

My shoe review--

If I knew/could do a give away (I'm still getting into the whole blogging experience) I would totally give away pair of Asics Kahana 3 running shoes!! I just got them the other day and used them for the first time yesterday, and I must say... I absolutely love them!! I highly recommend them for anyone who is into running/working out! They are so comfortable and supportive, I just love them!

The Ultimate Blog Party...

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

So I just found out about this event!!! I never even knew that these things existed and I have "had" this blog since 2006 actually, it was 2004!... The word had is very strong here since it's only been a few months since I really began getting into blogging...

Anyway, I found out about this event from Beth over at her blog I should be folding laundry . I think this is a great idea for people and families to get to learn about other people in throughout the world and to swap ideas on life!

So to get in on this wonderful party, I'll let you all know a little about me... (took the introduce my self idea from Beth, hope it's ok!!)

I just turned 26 a few weeks ago, and it was really difficult for me... I know I get a lot of looks for people who don't understand it... i here the... "HA, you're still a baby" quote ALL THE time.... it kind of gets annoying... it was just hard... that's all. I'm married to a WONDERFUL man I met at church several years ago. We've been married just a little under 3 years, our third anniversary is June 4th!! He is an engineer and travels A LOT for work, it gets lonely, but you get used to it... We moved away from our friends and family in NJ last April to MD due to Tim's job relocating, but all is going well, and the drive back "home" to NJ isn't all that far. But I do miss my family and friends greatly, especially since my FIRST niece is due to be born any day now!!!

My husband and I have no children, at least not of yet, and the idea of becoming a mother scares the crap out of me!! But we do have a ... "furbaby"... his name is Winston and he is a 3 year old puggle, I love him dearly!

Isn't he the cutest??

I love to dance, I love photography, I love learning, and when I'm in the mood and can get into a book, I love to read. I don't have too many hobbies since most of them cost money... ha ha. But I am trying to get back into things, like starting a garden, I don't know why I decided to do that since most of my indoor plants die away, but we'll see where this takes me. I also enjoy volleyball and working out, when I can get to a gym.

Growing up I went through a great deal of trials. My parents divorced when I was 8 or 9. My mom remarried when I was 13 or so, then my dad remarried when I was 15 or 16, then my mom got another divorce to my stepfather, (which I didn't mind as much). I delt with depression, and eating disorders. I was hospitalized for Anorexia at the age of 18, right before I was to graduate from high school. Then I got accepted into college and went of to college where my life started to turn around. I statred to grow closer to God, (I attened a Bible College), I started to date my now husband, (we met at our home church), I met some of the best friends I will ever come to know and love. Then I got married in June of 2006 and graduated college in December of 2006, sine then our life has been non stop, we've been to the carribean on vacation 3 times, (once was our honeymoom), we've been to Africa on a short term missions trip, with a one day layover in London! I have been out to Califorina with him for travel... we been so many places in the 2 1/2 years we've been married! But, at the same time, it feels like things are going so slow... since we moved to MD I have unsuccessfully been able to find work, and I have only been taking care of our home and job hunting, which are, in fact, two full time jobs anyway...

Well, that's about all, I don't always update my blog, since I feel no one reads it anyway, but sometimes I do, sometimes I just ramble, sometimes I actually have something to update. So, please feel free to stop by, subscrib, or follow me on twitter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your enjoying the PARTY!!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Life is Boring, as Usual...

Nothing really new has been going on here in our world. Tim is finally home from his travel to Washington State, and we both have been home in MD since last Friday. Since we've been home we have been trying to get our yard prepared and our home cleaned and organized. I've been job hunting, with, still, not much success. But I am sure that God has His timing for the perfect job for me. I did just apply today for another job, and I am hoping to at least get an interview from this one... will you pray with me that it will happen?

I, along with the rest of my family, have been patiently awaiting the arrival of my little niece... although she still isn't due for 3 more weeks. But we are still waiting....

We are also working on picking out some colors to finally paint the inside of our new home!! I cannot wait to do that, plain white walls get tiring to look at...

This weekend Tim and I will be back in NJ and will be joining the rest of the team that we went to Uganda with. We were invited to speak out our short term mission trip there. It will be fun and exciting since we haven't really talked about it in a while. I miss it there, even though we were only there for 2 weeks, it was a wonderful 2 weeks. I really hope that I am able to go back one day... we will see where God leads....

That's about all that has really been going on. I wish I was better at this blogging thing, or should I say, I wish my life was a bit more interesting to blog about... I don't know, either wast, it's all good I suppose.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You Capture- Texture.


Another you capture!! this week... Texture.

a picture of some volleyballs from volleyball.. what a concept... lol - it keeps uploading sideways.. not sure whats going on with that... but I guess its ok...

Monday, March 09, 2009


Some days I really wish I could go back and relive our wedding day, I think that I usually do this when Tim is away on travel. He's been gone for a week and a day now and I've been here in NJ. It gets lonely, I miss him, his company, his love, and I miss his touch,. But it always makes home coming that much more beautiful. Things have been going well for us even through all the traveling he's been doing for work. Time is flying by so fast!!! next month will have been in our new home for one year. Next month I become and Aunt for the first time!!! Next month is my husband's birthday!! then in June it will be our three year wedding anniversary!! We also plan on painting our home... finally... next month. Hopefully things will continue to work out so that we will be able to do that!! I cannot wait to put some color to our beautiful home. That's really all... Not much really happens in our life. HA! I'm STILL job hunting, but I think I'm becoming content on what God's been doing for me. I think I may be starting to figure out what I'm really supposed to be doing. I'm just about complete with my Grad school application. I just really need prayers that I can get this autobiographical statement done right!! ha ha!!

Well, once again, and as usual, this post is a big mishmosh of whatevers.... hope you are all having a wonderful evening... I'll be enjoying The Secret Life of the American Teenager tonight!!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Just an average update....

So, Today marks one week here in NJ.... missing my husband once again. He's out on travel again and won't be back home until the 15th .... he'll be gone one week tomorrow morning, so, one more week and he'll be home again!!! But sine he's been gone I've been catching up with family and friends here in NJ and I've been having a blast!! It's so nice to see the ones I love and miss when we are home on MD. Here are just a few photo shots from the week so far:

and even though there is a TON of snow in these pictures from the beginning of the week.... it's now 67 degrees out here today and the snow is gone... all in less than one week!!! It's CRAZY! Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

You Capture-Different Perspective...


So... I came across this wonderful blog while doing some blog searching tonight... This is Beth from her blog I should be folding Laundry . She does a once a week photo challenge, and I thought it would be so fun to participate in. This weeks challenge: Different perspective...