Sunday, January 25, 2009


I thought these were pretty interesting. (I found them here.) The first one is a picture of the most common used words in Obama's inauguration speech.

This one is the most common words used in Lincoln's inauguration address

Monday, January 19, 2009

no caffeine

Today I'm giving up caffeine for at least a month...I know if I don't make this public knowledge tonight when I crave a mountaind dew I will drink one.  

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Best gift giver...

I'm pretty sure I gave my friends, Chris and Alissa, the best baby shower gift ever.  I really sad I didn't take a picture of it :(  Anyways, I got future baby Tristan his first pair of Carhartt overalls, work boots, and a camouflage jacket.  Yep, I know I am too cute :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

16 randoms

16 random things about me:

1. I always have a box of strawberry cake mix and strawberry frosting in my cupboard just in case an unnamed friend is having a bad day cause it always brings a smile to her face.
2. I really like reading frugal mom blogs.
2. No matter what job I have I become extremely passionate about it and love it.  Ex. the summer I worked at McDonald's I was ready to work there for the rest of my life and climb the McDonald's hierarchy because I loved it so much.
3. My favorite color combination is orange and purple.
4. I really like it that my sisters names all rhyme and start with a k.
5. I think I am addicted to minesweeper.
6. My senior year of high school I had an internship with the state climatologist, so I know a whole lot of useless facts about Iowa weather patterns.
7. I love the ocean.
8. Sometimes I forget it is not socially acceptable to leap in public.
9. I like to country line dance...just wish someone would be patient enough to teach me, so I would be good at it.
10. I'm not a big fan of ice cream or chocolate.
11. Ever since 6th grade, I've dreamed of having a heated toilet seat.
12. I have spent many of days sitting at bookstores reading books cover to cover.
13. I love to play dodgeball, and I'm pretty good at it for a girl.
14. Someday I would love to be a foster parent.
15. I think a field covered with snow in the dark is one of the most beautiful things God has created.
16. I love to drive with my window down in the rain, heat turned on high, and the radio on full blast.

So I now I tag Kelsey, Sarah, Kassie, Carrie and all need to write a post about 16 random things about you :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Everybody should thank their postal worker today....I could never imagine delivering mail when it was under 32 degrees let alone when the high for the day is -8.  They definitely deserve some appreciation!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I recently discovered minesweeper when I was working an overnight.  I had never played it before and now I am pretty sure I am addicted.  In this addiction, I learned that my sister Kinsey has beat the expert level in 96 seconds.  Thats amazing I have never even beat the expert level.  I guess the world record beating it is 37 seconds.  I thought 96 seconds was unbelievable.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Thought to ponder...

What are you doing right now that requires faith?

ps Crazy Love is a great book.