Friday, July 15, 2005


Hey friends. Just wanted to let you all know that you can be praying and pulling strings for me as I am seeking a teaching job for High School English here in Missouri. I am currently in a temporary certification program that is contingent upon me getting job first, after which I begin to take education class at 9 invites a year for three years, after which I'd be 10 units away from a masters of education. That's a really bad sentence. Any ways all is well out here and we are two weeks from heading out to Haiti and in the mean time its hard to be in the uncertainty realm of job hunting with such an unconventional resume. I was really hoping that I would have a job before heading out to Haiti but we will see what the Lord has for us. Well just a short blog as I need to go grind out a stump, turn in an application package, pick up a log pile, deposit a check, and fill out a questionnaire for my Pastor's DMin project and hopefully waste some more time before I start all of that (are there any new movie trailers on

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Wheat Grass

A week or so ago I wrote about trying to grow wheat grass. It really works... and now I have to admit that I am obsessed. I have planted it in 8 different containers in our house and today am going to try planting it outside. Plants grow amazingly fast here with the humidity.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Scott and Cari

I am so excited... my little sister Cari and her husband Scott are taking a road trip... and St. Louis will be one of their stops! This is a picture of Scott and Cari with my Dad that shows all the cool stuff we miss out on in Chico.
Anyways, anytime we do anything fun, I add it to my list of stuff to do when they get here. For example, we went to The Muny on Thursday night. The Muny is a huge outdoor theater. We saw "Annie Get Your Gun." It was great because once it got dark, you could see fire flies everywhere. One of the great things Dan and I discovered about St. Louis is all the free stuff to do. The Muny saves several rows of seats at the very back that are free... all you have to do is get there early.
So... I just thought I would write about how excited I am to see them next month. They will be driving out in my Mom and Dad's old orange VW van with their dog Ranger. I thought I would post some pictures because I just figured out how actually upload images into my post. Pretty cool!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Real Simple

So... a bunch of girlfriends out here subscribe to this magazine called Real Simple (Dan wants to create a sister magazine titled "Totally Complicated." I found that pretty amusing). I glanced through it a few times over the last year and didn't really think much of it until someone loaned me about five copies. I have been hooked ever since! I love a section that talks about new uses for old household items (for example: lighting candles with a piece of un-used spaghetti... it really works!). Anyways... a recent article (out of another magazine called Cottage Living) explains how to grow wheat grass in small containers for decoration. It looks so cool. On Sunday I made Dan drive around St. Louis to find the perfect wheat grass seeds (what a great husband!) and today I planted them. I'll have to post a picture if they really grow. My Dad and two sisters (Erica and Cari) are really the ones with the green thumbs in the family... so we'll have to see how it goes.

Some friends gave us tickets to a musical tonight. I am really excited since it is done outside in a huge theater. Fortunately tonight is one of the cooler nights in St. Louis out of the past two weeks. It gets unbelievably hot here! I guess it is more the humidity that I have a hard time dealing with. It feels like you're breathing in flour... not really... but it's still pretty bad.