Those of you who have a chance to go on a missions trip I highly encourage it. If you are in the Twin Cities area and are interested in going to India next summer let me know.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I have come to a decision to have weight loss surgery. This probably seems like a very public place to announce this but I have many reasons. Some people who read this are far away and I only see every once in awhile, which might make it easier to not tell. But will lead to more questions down the road.
I have been struggling with the fact that many people see weight loss surgery as the easy way out. I also thought that for a long time that is why I have never looked into this before. I went to a seminar in August the day my parents came to visit. After this seminar I was convinced that weight loss surgery is not easy at all. In all actuality it is a very difficult process. This procedure is a tool to help me in my struggle against obesity.
So it is out, and I feel better. I do not have to be ashamed that I am taking control of my weight. I see this as a gift from God. He has given me a good job and wonderful insurance that is paying for most of the surgery. I am thankful that the Lord has allowed this to happen.
I would appreciate your prayers as I move closer to my surgery date. This will be hard and I will need help so I am counting on my friends and the Lord to help me through and stay the course. I welcome any questions or concerns you may have. I am open to talking on a one on one basis as well. But I have made my decision and it is a personal one so please do not try and talk me out of this. I really do appreciate your prayers.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Dennis and Mistin have had Quimby for almost 6 weeks now. She is growing a ton and is so much more alert now than she was the last time I took pictures of her. At last count she was 11 pounds. Please continue to pray for Dennis and Mistin. There is a big chance that Quimby will be going back to her mom in the near future. I know they already love her very much and it will be hard to part with her. I will keep you posted.
Quimby and I this morning. I am going to miss her too.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Even though they lost big time to the Minnesota Twins the night I went I had a blast. I also got to see the Kurt Schilling. He didn't pitch at all that series but it was awesome to see him. I know this isn't the best picture of all time.
I already have the seats picked out for next year and I can't wait to head to the stadium with my sister again.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Southern Minnesota that is.
But this month we had a lot of people come and join us. I had a great time of fellowship with all of the ladies and I can't wait until next month. A few of the people are pictured below.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Can anyone name the artist or the title of this picture for me? It is one of the only things I took a picture of and forgot to take a picture of what it is. Any help would be great.
My question was answered. This photograph is called "Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California."
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Above Photo taken by Karyn Heath
I probably took 15 pictures before I got this one.
The entrance to the Kingdom.
The Human Chess Board at the Renaissance Festival.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
There is a saying in this wonderful state I live in, “Minnesota Nice.” However, I have lived here for two and a half years and I have never experienced this wonderful phenomenon. I drive on one of the many majors highways here in the cities. Every single day without fail I am cutoff by a crazy driver on their cell phone. And don’t get me started on the people and their lack of merging skills. I am convinced that all of the traffic problems in this city happen because Minnesotans can not merge.
On top of that people are very rude here. When I brought this saying up to a true Minnesotan she said that indeed it is a true statement. I am convinced however that people in Minnesota are not nice, but that could be because I am from the South, where they kill you with kindness.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
I went to the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday. It was our last small group activity before Josh and Katie move to Colorado. I am very sad to see them go but I am excited for how the Lord is going to use them in the ministry.
Levi is working on potty training so there were many times we stopped for him. This is the first time and I decided to try and capture a picture of Uri in my sunglasses. He is a little more camera shy than his brother so all he wanted to do was eat the glasses for the camera.
Jason really loved the Swine Barn. He and Josh had a great old time petting almost every pig they came across. Katie said he tried to kiss the cows in the Moo Barn but I didn't have my camera for that one. It would have been a great picture though.
All in all it was a great time at the Great Minnesota Get Together. If you have a chance try the Fry Bread at the stand by the Moo Barn. It is great stuff!!
Sarah, Curt, and Megan
Megan at two months old. Isn't she a cutie!!