Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Half off already reduced prices

We heard about great sales at Old Navy, so we went to check it out. I got a dress, four shirts, and a bouncy ball for $20!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I just thought it was interesting how the contents of my purse today were very reflective of who I am.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Punching waves

[Photo by Trevan again]
Today was very windy, but still very nice and sunny, so we went to the beach. Paul and I went swimming, and it was so nice. The water was the warmest it's been this year, and the waves were lots of fun.

"When we got home, we had sand in the hair,
In the eyes and the ears and everywhere;
Whenever a good nor' wester blows,
[Maria Jillian Trevan Paul] [are] found with
- A.A. Milne

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Little Lambs

Today I spent a lot of time cutting and coloring to prepare for teaching Sunday School to three-year-olds tomorrow!

Friday, September 25, 2009


So perfect. So worth the wait.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Today, Jillian came over to Parkview and dyed her hair. While she did that we ate mini ice creams.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is lots of my time lately.

Ceramics has been eating a lot of my time lately. As you can tell, at this point I still wasn't the best at the wheel - no uniform walls for me. Also this photo isn't necessarily's the only time I've used the electric wheel.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Swim team practice started today. This is great, because it gives me five more hours every week for homework. Today I used my two hours to catch up on ministry reading.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Girly colors for girls' night

Jillian and I made funfetti cupcakes (from scratch!) for girls' night.

Friday, September 18, 2009

African Children's Choir

The African Children's Choir performed in Dimnent tonight. They were fantastic - the music was so much fun and they are such good dancers!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beach picnic

We had nothing planned for dinner, so we got Little Caesers hot and ready pizzas and ate them at State Park!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No more DC

Today I decided to not go to DC after all.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Good talk.

LJs/Centennial Park again, this time with Holly! We had a really encouraging talk about many things and it was very nice.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Eight guest djs.

Paul and I began our radio show today. We had many visitors, including Lizzy via Skype!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I can't stay away.

Trevan actually took this one. I went to the beach with him and Jillian. No homework was done, but it was a gorgeous day and we will soon run out of those!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Major failure followed by major success.

So today I tried to bake brownies. I failed to set a timer, whisked upstairs to take a shower (smelly smelly from camping), and completely forgot about said brownies. The burned, blackened brownies set off our fire alarm. All Parkview residents were hanging out on the lawn, campus safety came, and I had inedible brownies.

HOWEVER, later that night Jillian and I made chocolate pudding cake deliciousness and it worked perfectly! (pictured)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hobo life

Jillian and I rode our bikes to the Bowl, made a tent out of tarps, and spent the night.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Coffee and conversation (and bubbles!) with Amelia.

Amelia and I went out for coffee and then went for a walk. It was very lovely.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Boers Cottage

Today I watched Project Runway with the girls in Boers Cottage.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Today I was reading downstairs in the basement and I accidentally fell asleep. I woke up at 2 a.m. hugging my book and then just stayed down there.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hit Marcus while Marcus is in Morocco.

First Hit Marcus of the year! I have improved immensely since the first time I played. I hit Paul off a serve 3 times.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

No hands!

In this photo:
- Jillian rides without hands.
- Maria takes photos in manual mode while riding.
- That fountain is still ugly.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Padded spandex shorts

Jillian and I rode our bikes to the beach! It was a lovely day filled with yard sales, ihomes in bike baskets, jumping off the pier, and Thai food. To save our butts, we wore these cute/flattering bike shorts!

Friday, September 4, 2009

William Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons at the Knick.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

pb, c, & pr

Project Runway. Snacks = Trader Joe's crispy crunchy oatmeal raisin cookies with peanut butter.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mountain biking on a fixie

Jillian and I had a lovely afternoon, consisting of "homework" in Kollen Park, attempting to go thrifting, interesting murals, construction zones, mountains of debris, gorgeous secret park, and more construction.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Loooong train.

After Tuesday Night Worship we went to Steak 'n Shake. Almost to Poll/Paul Cottage, we got stuck behind the longest train ever.