Wednesday, May 24, 2006

________ is...

I was surfing some people’s blogs when I found this hilarious thing. On it you type in a name (John, Sarah, dog, Frodo, Gandalf...ect.)And then it does a random search across the internet with your name, seeing what people have to say about you. I found some pretty funny stuff with my name. Here are some of the things that it came up with:

Jessica is…

Jessica is a talented violin player and pianist (I wish!!:))

Jessica is my best friend in Hong Kong (no, I don't live in Hong Kong!)

Jessica is female (obviously!)

Jessica is a perfect lady (why, thank you! :))

Jessica is now ''lady'' Jessica (how flattering! LOL)

Jessica is so cool (of course!)

Jessica is in a play (this is the first I've heard about it!!)

Jessica is married (hahaha. I wish! I'm just a little young.)

Jessica is awesome (how nice of you to say so.)

Jessica is doing very well (I knew that!)

Jessica is right (that is the truest thing I've read yet. lol.)

Jessica is 2 months old (yeah...sure.)

Jessica is nominated (for what exactly?)

Jessica is Jessica (that's really deep.)

Jessica is dead (oh yeah...sure! :))

Jessica is in Sydney (I wish!!!)

Then I did a search on are some of the things it came up with.

Sauron is...

Sauron is alive and well (as long as he doesn't have any new plans about dominating the world I'm fine with that piece of news. lol.)

Sauron is alive in Argentina! (so if you live there you'd better beware. :))



Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus, or in awe of you be still?
Will I stand in your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all...
I can only imagine
I can only imagine. -MercyMe I Can Only Imagine

Monday, May 22, 2006

Happy Birthday... to an excellent author!

Today is a very special day. Today is the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the acclaimed Sherlock Holmes stories.


Please join with me in wishing Sir Arthur a happy birthday! :)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

What a night! Yesterday evening Tiff and I went over to the tea room to help serve for a bridal shower. We were expecting 22 people. The woman hosting it said there would be 22 people. So what do we do? Being the smart people that we are, we decided (Tiff and I made their meal of Lemon Garlic Chicken and Ms Wintra made the mashed potatoes.) to make 30 big pieces of chicken. After all, more people might just show up...right? Not exactly.
11 people showed up. It was kind of dissapointing, but at the same time alright, since then we would not have so much to do, and we could leave to go home earlier.
It ended up being a fun night. I love waitressing at our tea room and it was a good experience.

I also was thinking about a certain song today. It's an excellent song sung by one of my favorite groups. Here are the words (tell me what you think!):

Little Town of Bethlehem

Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night.
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you’re lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight
Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping
Oh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had came
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save
Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping
United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we’re lying in the dark
There’s a shout heard ‘cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night
America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

Isn't a good song?
Well, I'd better close now. Adieu!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Home Again

There is a saying that goes, "Home is where the heart is." and it is too true. We've been gone from home for so long, and met so many wonderful, godly encouraging families who have opened their homes and churches to us. I've had such an exciting time seeing lovely places in the world, such as Niagara Falls and Yellowstone Park (to name a few.). But nothing can replace the beauty of stepping into my own home, and having the blood rush through me as I tell myself that I am finally home. Home. It's such a wonderful word, isn't it? Ahh. Well, anyway, I suppose now is the time that I tell you about my freakiest experience on this trip (or any other, for that matter!). *deep breath*

Well, Mom, Tiffany and William ended up driving to the Arlington homeschool convention (since Mom is thankfully better!). So since they came up, we found ourselves with two vehicles in our hands. So, when it was time to depart, Mom, Tiffany, Melissa, William and Abigail took the car, and Dad, Christa, Caleb, Emma, Grace and Myself took the van and the trailer.
So anyway, here we are driving along at about 7:30 after a thoroughly exhausting day at the conference (and tear-down afterwards!). Dad and I are singing The Great Adventure at the top of our lungs (I'm trying to stay awake. That was my duty, since I was in the front seat with Dad.), Christa is crossstiching, and the kids are watching a movie. Suddenly, I hear Grace start to give this terrified cry. I switch off the music. Dad says, "What's wrong, Grace?" "It's a grasshopper, Dad!" Caleb announces as he flings off his headphones to look at this disgusting creature. I lost it. I started crying and begging Christa to kill it or catch it. It was the biggest grasshopper I've ever seen. And it hopped! Everyone's freaking out, Dad's telling us to calm down, and Christa is trying to catch it with a coffee cup that we had on hand.
Note: for those who don't already know, I hate bugs. I mean I hate bugs. I'm scared to death of them. Especially one's that hop, scurry, or are ugly. I think the only kind of bug I can handle is a snail (those are still gross, but I can run from them because they're slow.), and ant or a ladybug (as long as no one puts it one me!).
Anyway, so the bug gets lost. No one can find it in our messy van (remember, we've been traveling for 4 weeks!) and I really start to freak out. I looked around me frantically to make sure that it was no where near me. But the mere thought of something
hopping on me made me freak out again. Well, luckily we finally found it (no where near me, thankfully.) in the back of the van, Christa caught it in the coffee cup, twisted the lid on and put it in the back of the car (away from me!). Needless to say, I still couldn't sit with ease in that car, and I looked about me every few seconds.

So all in all, we had a very interesting trip and had many things happen to us (both good and bad.). I thank the Lord that we are safely home without any broken bones or damaged vehicles, and that home is still as welcoming as it has always been.
Sunday was a very happy day for all of us, since we finally got to see most of our church family again (some families were on trips.).
Oh, and we voted on our church name. It's new title is
Crown and Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church. I love it. I'm going to close now, since we still have much to get caught up with in our household.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"You don't want your breakfast, do you?" Posted by Picasa

Taking care of the Chickens. Posted by Picasa

Volleyball again! Posted by Picasa

Checking out the trailer. Posted by Picasa

Guess Who. :D Posted by Picasa

Talking....again! :) Posted by Picasa

William really liked Caroline Erber. Posted by Picasa

Christa and William, enjoying the kittens. Posted by Picasa

Guess what's wrong with this picture! :) Posted by Picasa

Preparing for Volleyball. Posted by Picasa

Everyone chatting. Posted by Picasa

Mom and Dad talking to Mr and Mrs Erber Posted by Picasa

Dad, Mr Erber and Joshua talking on the lawn. Posted by Picasa

The Cathedral we visited. Posted by Picasa

Some of the kids reading on the lawn at the Cathedral we visited. Posted by Picasa

Niagra Falls Posted by Picasa

Melissa and Emma at Niagra Falls. Posted by Picasa

Best Friends at Niagra Falls. Posted by Picasa

Caleb, Grace and Emma in the garden at Niagra Falls. Posted by Picasa

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree..... Posted by Picasa

Some of the McDonald's at Niagara Falls. Posted by Picasa

Mom and Emma in the gardens by Niagra Falls (the Canadian side!). Posted by Picasa

Lake Ontario Posted by Picasa

McKids at Lake Ontario (No, I'm not missing teeth!) Posted by Picasa

Entering Ontario, Canada!!!!!! Posted by Picasa