Saturday, August 30, 2008


Simply Scrumptious Scarves!

After about a year of deciding whether or not to open an Etsy shop, I have now officially opened my shop. I've listed one item so far, but I will be listing more soon.

Thanks for letting me share!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

An Overview (Literally)

I love flying as I've already said, but one thing I really enjoy about flying is looking out the window and seeing this:

There is just something about looking down on clouds that is thrilling.

Our first view of Nevada:

There was something about the wild desert beauty that made me want to become a photographer. I mean, when you can take pictures like this with just a point-and-shoot, can you imagine the possibilities with Nikon D40 (*wink* at Shannon):

All that beauty of God's creation. And those are just from the first day! Truly awesome.



I must say that I'm sorry. I said that I would post pictures from the trip and I haven't yet. True, not all of them are uploaded, but some are. My explanation, not excuse, is that getting a classroom ready for 4 year olds isn't really all that easy or un-time-consuming.

The classroom is now ready (which is good since the children come for orientation tomorrow) and I now need to work on my lesson plans. I will try to post when I can, but I forsee a very busy year ahead.


*goes to find photobucket to see about putting up some pictures. ;-)*

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I haven't had a chance to upload all the pictures from the trip, but I chose one of my favorites to post here.

My wonderful mother took this picture of us on our way back from Seattle. I loved this city and would love to go back one day.

Well, that's all for now. I'll post some more later.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Home Sweet Home

After a wonderful, 5,205 mile, three week vacation, we're finally home. The finally refers more to the fact that our plane left 1:00 AM and we didn't get a hotel yesterday. We had an 8 hour wait at the airport (but the Starbucks was really good :-) and 5 hours of flying. But we're home! It's so good to be back and see my own room and pillow!

I can't wait to share with you all the highlights of the trip, and my souveniers (I have mentioned that I buy old books as souvenirs, right:-). Right now, I'm going to go to bed.


Quote of the Day

Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up the Hill, as day was ending once more. And he went on, and there was yellow light, and fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was expected. And rose drew him in, and set him in his chair, and put little Elanor upon his lap.
He drew a deep breath. "Well, I'm back," he said.

~ The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien ~

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart; so shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
~ Proverbs 3:3,4 ~

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Quote of the Day

"'Master Meriadoc,' said Aragorn, 'if you think that i have passed through the mountains and the realm of Gondor with fire and sword to bring herbs to a careless soldier who throws away his gear, you are mistaken. If your pack has not been away his gear, you are mistaken. If your pack has not been found, then you must send for the herb-master of this House. And he will tell you that he did not know that the huerb you desire had any virtues, but taht it is called westmansweek by the vulgar, and galenas by the noble, and other names in other tongues more learned, and after adding a few half-forgotten rhymes that he does not understand, he will regretfully inform you that there is none in the House, and he will leave you to reflect on the history of tongues. And so now must it."

~The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien

I love the way that Aragorn is sarcastic with Merry, and still manages to show that he cares for him.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quote of the Day

Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air raids.
~ The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis ~

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Quote of the Day

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23 ~

Friday, August 1, 2008

Where in the World is Tiffany?

We are now located in Cody, Wyoming. We spent all day (unintentionally, there's a fire and it closed the road we were going to take out, causing us about 3-4 hours extra to get to the exit;-/) in Yellowstone, (I know, there are worse places to be stranded:-). I got a very nice, red sunburn while we watched Old Faithful. We were also able to see the Yellowstone Grand Canyon, the falls, and many other breathtaking scenes of God's creation. I will definitely be posting pictures.

We are heading to see my best friend and her new baby today! I'm so excited! And the drive isn't too long and we should be there in time to see them perform at a dinner.

It is time for departure. I'll try to check back in again before we get back.