Friday, October 16, 2009


(Above) No joke, Anna scaled the steep side there of that rock with no help. Paul ran over to stand by her so I could take an evidential photo.

(Above) She's addicted to lipstick. I don't personally wear it, but Paul's brother bought me some makeup set for Christmas one year. I thanked him and Anna has gotten more use of it in the last few months since she's discovered LIPSTICK than I ever have! I'm always taking it away from her.

(Above)Whose monkey is it in that tree? Yup. It's my monkey! She loves to climb trees and she has impressive balance. Don't worry... the tree is low and Paul and I are standing beneath it with paranoid arms wide open.

Tonight I'm just sitting here. I have a messy house and I ought to clean it. I have done dishes and laundry today, but the living room looks awful. Someone tell me please how there are people in the world with toddlers and a clean household?! Maids? No other hobbies?! I can't keep up with this little chica. She has too much energy for her own good. I'm exhausted. It's only seven. I'm just trying to waste time until we have to go to bed. We'll wake up and scrub the house clean, then pack, then go on the TRAIN to Oregon and pick up our car! I'm excited! I'm so happy to have freedom again. You never know how awesome it is until it's lost. Let's see if I have an interesting photo to append to this little letter... I have three! And they illustrate my point! lol

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Today I met with Dr. Leach and we had a great discussion! I'm feeling so good about this decision. I've had a smile on my face all day despite the fact that I'll probably be up until two finishing a paper for my Bible course. It turns out that since I began school in 2003 under the old system that now I can major in General Psychology and finish in just three (very easy) semesters with five classes or less each. I'm very excited for this. And I can't wait to graduate and start on my MA. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

We're Getting a Car!!!

We're getting a car next weekend and I'm so excited! Finally, we'll have freedom to roam and enjoy ourselves!
We went and took photos of Anna today. It was great. I also saw a new picture of my niece Lily-Ann... which is the only reason I remain on Myspace... so I can see her!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Big Decisions

I'm considering changing my major. I've put a lot of thought into this and I am going to talk to Dr. Leach on Tuesday-ish. Right now I'm so unhappy in my education classes that I usually end up in tears each night. I figure that that is probably a bad thing. ;) My goals aren't changing. I still am working toward an MA in educational psychology (school counselor). I feel like all of these education classes are going over my head. I feel like an idiot in all of those classes. I only feel smart three times a week (in Dr. Kowalski's class)... and even in there, I'm surrounded by other-majored people who understand the material and are passionate about the Greek context, etc. But I enjoy it more than the other classes. I feel like it's now or never. I'm at the pinnacle... I have to decide now what I want to do because they want to place me in a classroom for practicum. I just don't want to fail and I'm feeling like a failure five days a week. I'm going to have that meeting with Dr. Leach so that I can make an informed decision. I just hope I make the right decision. Please pray for wisdom.