mystery of the nile

that is the title of the movie i saw today. we went to the clark planetarium on a fieldtrip (and they played in the fountain) anyway, the imax show was called mystery of the nile. it was fascinating! it tells of the first expedition to make it all the way from the source of the blue nile (lake tana) to the mediterranean sea, and no one died. look it up and go see it, it was good.

dinosaur park

last friday i had the day off, almost. my boss called and asked me to work for four hours at the fieldtrip to dinosaur park. i went because it was only four hours and we took 90 kids. i realized that dinosaur park is the same every time you go. it felt exactly like the fieldtrip last year. i don't know how parents can buy a season pass there. anyway, here's my story... our class (3-4) went to a presentation in the media room. it was the traditional millions of years mumbo jumbo with lots of fossils for display. three things i found interesting, the fossils were actually casts of fossils, they weren't even real. second, the presenter asked the kids how they thought the dinosaurs were destroyed and no one said the flood (am i alone in that thought? i don't even know were i got that idea). thirdly, one of the teachers i was with asked me if i thought dinosaurs ever existed? i was blown away. i didn't know how to respond. i said, "you don't? " and she said, "no i don't think so" she compared them to the unicorn. anyway, what do you think? did dinosaurs really exist? i think at least the leviathan and bohemoth (not quite spelled correctly?) really did because it mentions them in the Bible but that doesn't mean they were dinosaurs like we think of it. i don't know, just a thought.

have a great day! thanks mat for helping me keep my once a week blog promise (almost).

once a week

that is my commitment to you. i will blog at least once a week. so far i am doing a good job, give or take a day. so here is my blog for this week. we will take a look back...

~sunday was filled with worship practice, church, lunch at the gompert's, and frisbee golf.

~monday was my day off. i went to the gym with lanie, body pump class was intense. we also had Bible study later that evening which was a good discussion about spiritual gifts and using all of our gifts for the building up of the body.

~tuesday i worked all day. 3rd and 4th graders are quite a change from the pre-schoolers last week. we went frisbee golfing that night, then home to sleep.

~wednesday i worked with 2nd grade, less stressful than 3-4th, but filled with petty problems that i couldn't fix for them. wednesday after work i went to payless with lanie and anasten, i bought two pairs because it was buy one get one half off. i also ate dinner with them while pete worked on jesse's car.

~thursday was a long day at work helping 5-7th. it went by slowly because i actually had time to sit while they entertained themselves for a while.

~friday was our day off. pete and i went to my grandparent's cabin to help my parents because they are remodeling. we tore out cabinets and fixed the carpet in the loft. my dad and pete framed a section of the wall and moved the stairs. it was a pretty good time. we met up with terry, jesse, jeremy, stacy, matt, and tommy for frisbee golf. i played on terry's team so we scored -3 on a 10 hole game. normally i score about 22 on an 18 hole game.

~saturday (today) was the highway clean-up for the church. twice a year we clean a section of trapper's loop. we start with groups at both ends and meet in the middle. it was pretty good this year, not as much trash as last year. we saw one live snake, one dead snake, and one snake skin. also, glendon got the prize for best trash because he found someones driver's license. we then went out to lunch with the gompert's and the grandparents for father's day. pete fixed the a/c in my car (we hope) and now we are sitting at the coffee shop doing a bit of blogging and reading.

sorry that post was so random, i thought it would be fun to write it all down (mostly for myself) the weekly posts will not be like that again.

congratulations to ben and tiff who we now call momala and daddy-o! little noah was born thursday night and he is 6lbs of healthy baby boy.

have a great day if i don't see you before the end of today!

hey friends,

lately i feel like the blog world is the only time i communicate with you. i know that is partly my fault for being busy and never calling, but i am going to try to make the time we do have good times of fellowship. i pray that you are doing well. i am curious as to what your summer plans are, so leave me a comment or give me a call.

may you be strengthened through God's grace and truth in your life.

busy, yet not so busy

since my last post...

school has officially ended. our last day was thursday the 31st and it was really fun.

i have begun my summer job. (working at the elementary summer camp, tues, wedn, thurs)

sabrina had a baby shower and we all had a good time laughing and trying not to say baby.

some laundry was completed, and ironing as well.

two rounds of frisbee golf

the house is still dirty

and i saw pirates of the carribean 3 with some good friends.

... all in all i am busy, but really, it is a nice change. HAGS!