Thank you, Sue, for a wonderful weekend!!
Lacon has a new ice cream shop. I’ve been a couple of times, and it’s pretty good. But, here’s the bad part….
This is what is printed on the side of the cup:
“Nutritional Information. Don’t even ask. This is the best ice cream made in Wisconsin, and it tastes so good because it has gobs of rich Wisconsin cream, tons of real ingredients for boat-loads of luscious flavors. That means it’s not low-fat, low-calorie or low-anything, and that’s why everyone loves it. You want nutrition, eat carrots.”
And, that my friend, is why I’m drinking a shake made of Espresso Oreo ice cream and why my pants don’t fit anymore!!
spending time with Paige
getting to know the CCC youth girls
not having any boys around
eating some great meals (it’s like Thanksgiving at every meal with some fantastic desserts)
gettting shocked by an electric fence
realizing that as I get older, 15-passenger vans get harder and harder to get into
driving for 6 hours in POURING down rain complete with thunder/lightning and a wicked HAIL storm
Watching this video made me so sad….
What has our world come to that a parent alters their child’s looks, so they won’t be bullied (in the future)….
“You’re not good enough/people would like you more if you looked different/I think you would feel better if we altered the way God made you/You’re not pretty enough….”
This is the message this video is sending out….
Let’s not forget Psalm 139….
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
I pray to God that parents would be strong enough and persistent enough to instill in their child’s life confidence, encouragement, love, and strength and to look beyond outward appearances and stand up strong against bullies.
Here is a great song by Jonny Diaz….
I’ve never tried to link to a video before, so I thought I would test it out….
This is me going down the zipline at camp. (We had a day a couple of weeks ago where we just played on the ropes course)….
Just click on this: Zipline
It might “pause” during the video, but just keep watching….it’ll come back on after a few seconds….
On Wednesday I went to the zoo with one of my TRAIL girls, Shannon and her kids, and our friend, Julie, and her son, Leo. Here are a few pictures from the day….
Thanks, Peoria Zoo, for the free zoo day!
I feel bad for not writing but nothing much is going on….
I was gone for 14 hours straight today: from 8:45AM-10:45PM….that is too long, in my opinion, but it did make the day go by a lot faster….
Tomorrow I am hanging out with my TRAIL bible study girls. I am taking one of them to the zoo and out to eat and I am taking the other two to a movie.
Two of my TRAIl girls are cousins, and most of their family lives in Peoria (grandparents, aunts/uncles/cousins, great-grandma, etc)…..it is always SO COMICAL trying to figure out where to pick them up and drop them off. I never know where I’m actually going to get them. It’s a circus trying to figure it out with all the phone calls and the messages I leave…..tonight, I wasn’t sure we were ever going to reach anybody….apparently, according to the girls, I was supposed to drop them off at Red Lobster for some dinner (at 8:00PM)….I nixed that idea and finally just took them to one of their houses…..but tomorrow I’m picking them up at their cousin’s house (at least that’s the plan now).
Paul has been sick the past two days with a fever, a runny nose, and a cough (and, just for the record, as I was typing that sentence I wrote “a runny HOSE and a COUCH”; it is too late and I’m tired). He preached all three services this past weekend at church and I’m pretty sure he was running fever in both the morning services. But, I think he’s on the mend now. I’m still pumping him full of medicine and making him drink a lot of water. (Hopefully I don’t catch whatever he had).
As I said, Paul preached all three services this past weekend and I am singing in all three services this weekend…..it’s like the “Tanner Family” show…..
This past Sunday it was 81 degrees outside…..Sunday night I had the A/C on in our bedroom b/c it was so stuffy….Monday it never got above 45! Oh, Mr. Winter….GO AWAY!!! I’m ready for some 60 degree weather (especially tomorrow, since I’ll be outside at the zoo).
Tonight we went to Five Guys for dinner. It’s fairly new in Peoria, but supposedly they have the best burgers. I will say the burger was pretty good, and in my opnion, though expensive, it was worth it. It’s not somewhere I would eat a lot (it costs $20.00 for both of us and we shared fries and a drink-the fries are CRAZY expensive), I did like the burger. In fact, next time, I wouldn’t even get fries…..just the burger was good for me.
Well, I think it’s close to bedtime. All my words are starting to blur….
I do enjoy watching “B” three days a week….something new and different….