Friday, July 31, 2009


I got my new sandals in the mail - $50 flip flops for $18!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Talk to the fish, listen to the fish."

Uggo accompanied me to swimming lessons.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Red tape.

Rainy day = begin massive amounts of swimming lesson paperwork.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back to the hammock.

One of the first times back to the hammock in awhile. Seven swimming lessons a day...relaxation is necessary.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happiness, Happiness... reading outside after a long day of swimming lessons.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sometimes, emergencies are in the eye of the beholder.

Today I had to drive the youth group kids to the airport at 6:30 a.m. On the way home, I pulled onto the shoulder, turned on the emergency flashers, and picked some wildflowers. Because sometimes - when you're completely exhausted and a little low on hope - picking flowers can be an emergency.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Frozen foods.

Thirteen hour days have led me to a non-ideal diet.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Today Mom and I went shopping so I'll have food next week. I discovered a new favorite type of fruit snack!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Can I have a pop-a-sicle?

Today we got to go to the pool!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Spontaneous dinner parties!

Molly, Brande, Becca, Susan and I had a spontaneous dinner party! It was delicious.

Monday, July 20, 2009


It was raining, so we couldn't go to the pool. So instead Abby, Hannah and I went to the bakery. Abby and I share the same favorite donut.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Mom made me this yummy fresh berry pie to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my baptism!

Friday, July 17, 2009


I made two stacks: books I have read this summer (right) and books I still want to read this summer or am working on (left).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Public Enemies.

Dad needed a movie buddy. We went to see "Public Enemies." We were 20 minutes late, but it didn't matter because we were the only ones who wanted to see it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Always knitting.

I finished my Harry Potter scarf and began other projects.

Monday, July 13, 2009

De Koffie Hoek

Brande and I went to keep Susan company at work.

Kaitlin's artistic debut

I told Kaitlin that I am inexplicably missing photos for two days. She provided this lovely picture for me!

"the story is:

well you had a dream and we were reunited and it was the best dream ever, and then we listened to joanna newsom so that's why there's all the purple bubbly things because those are like magic, and joanna makes life seem more magical."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Psalm 77

We began a Bible study. Brande talked about Psalm 77.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Book discussion.

We went to Gail and Rusty's for dinner. After dinner we had a good conversation about books, and I came home with a borrowed book and the idea to begin a book journal.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Stormy day = no swimming lessons = catch up on journaling, write letters, Planet Earth, and poetry. Lovely.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Three suits a day.

Swimming lessons are in full swing.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Homemade frap.

I made myself a frappucino-esque thing. It was delicious!

Monday, July 6, 2009

level 1&2

Beginning of swimming lessons!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fortune: fulfilled.

I found this in my wallet while looking for change for a toll. I don't remember getting it, but it certainly came true.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Guster in the rain

Paul, Marcus and I went downtown for a free Guster show.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Poop Lake.

Me, Paul, Marcus, Katie, and Jess drove up to see Lizzy and Allison at Corey Lake!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Adventure time

Molly and I drove to Chicago for friend time! I spent the night exploring Naperville with Paul. Stops included Chipotle, ice cream, forest preserve, and the riverwalk.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009