Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hey, it could happen.

My eyes need to see things like this. Its therapeutic. This is an illustration of how I think sometimes. In a different world. With a different mind. and different eyes.

Its winsome.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Confident Darkness. Running in Fog.

If I wasnt a Christ Follower would I not fear everything? Would I not fear the unknown? or the future? or decisions? I would fear what I cant control. I would fear peoples opinions. and disease. and the future, as a whole, everything that lies ahead. It would all be up to me. It would all be in my hands. a nasty, egotistical, polluted, depraved me. I am all these things anyway, but I would be saving myself. I would be my own god. I would be so connected to the world. My faith would be found in a changing world. It would be found in a people and culture that alters almost every moment. If I didnt have a connection with the Creator of the world I would be hopeless. I would modify my life along with society. I would be so ugly. So defective and unpredictable. I am uncertain about the future but I am so certain about my God. He is immutable and unswerving. He is the definition of dependence. I dont know what to expect when I graduate. I dont know the opportunities Ill have. I dont know where Ill be. I want to change the World. I want to change a people. The decisions I am making now are important. The commitment to be like Christ, now, in a shifting world, is important.

Without Christ, I would be on my own. I would be on a different path. One that was literally uncertain.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ho ho ho and stuff.

Today we had a Christmas party at the Church. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved it. Here is the invitation I gave to the parents.

Christmas Party
@ Wiregrass Church!!
When: Thursday July 21, 2011.
Why? Because Christmas is almost here! Its 5 months away! So much to do so little time. Also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the church.
What we’re doing: Christmas games, decorating cookies, singing loud for all to hear, Dirty Santa (see “what to bring”), making Christmas ornaments, Dance parties, Christmas movie, and much more!!!
What to wear: Wacky Christmas clothes, costumes, sweaters, red and green.
What to bring: Kid-friendly item from your house that you don’t mind giving away. It will be used for Dirty Santa. Each child should bring a wrapped gift. Don’t buy anything!!!
What we will be eating: Candy, Candy-canes, Candy-corn, and Syrup. Just kidding, bring lunch.

Can you hear the bells? …I can. Murry Chrizmus!


Crafts with Christmas music.

I dressed as Santa and read them a Christmas book.

Decorated cookies.

Some example ornaments:

Dirty Santa:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

T-minus 6, 5, 4,...

Heres the rocket I built today. For ze kids.

We made a play. Heres how it went. Im leaving out all the details. There were two builders who built the rocket. Two little girls. Age 5 and age 5. They were good friends with the astronauts who was played by 3 little boys. Ages 5, 6, and 7. They come in and ask the girls how their rocket is coming. At this time they all visited the President, Richard Nixon, who was played by a 8 year old girl. It was perfect. The President was shocked to see their rocket and also excited. The 3 boys were headed to the moon! They went. Two 10 year old girls played Houston Control. They stayed in close communication with the astronauts. The boys landed and everyone on Earth had a dance party. (Choreographed by one of the 10 year olds.)

Too infinity and beyond. Beyond beyond. Beyonce.

Assemble the Rockets!

July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin are the first humans to set foot on the moon. Apollo 11 Mission. Mission to the moon. and Mission on the moon. What an amazing date in History. First they tested artificial satellites then they sent man around the earth then man went to the moon. Space Race with the Soviets. Apollo 11 was prepared for the encounter of the moon. Along with Neil, Michael, and Buzz. Buzz Lightyear. They landed, after much complications, on the Sea of Tranquility. They waited for 6 hrs before they ventured out of the craft. How anxious they must have felt. The only thing I have in comparison is the long wait for a scary roller-coaster. Im so nervous and excited and anxious I nearly wet my pants every time. And roller-coasters fail when compared to another planet. I mean, its all about perspective during these important anniversaries. How did they feel? Thoughts? Concerns? Where they nervous about what to say to the 500 million people watching? What if Neil had stuttered? That would've changed things. I bet he rehearsed his line over and over. Or maybe not. Maybe it came from within as soon as he stepped out. He might have even thought of something better when it actually happened. I wonder about these things. Did he feel completely nauseous? His life was on the line. I mean, there could've been other life forms up there. Aliens. I bet Buzz wanted to be first to step. He didn't qualify though. He's Buzz Lightyear. He handled it well Im sure.

This forever positively changed the Nation. Science education, Rocketry, Physics, Technology, Astronomy, and many more things. Things I dont even understand when it comes to advancement from the Space Race.

Too infinity and beyond. Thats probably what I would've said when I landed on the moon. Or maybe something like "Moon rocks." Or "I feel very nauseous." Or "I just peed." Or "There seems to be no sign of intelligence anywhere..." Yeah. A quote from Toy Story, that'd be me alright.

We won. Go USA. Proud to be American. Most of the time. Today, Im very proud of how far the Nation has come. When speaking of inventions and such.

For now, Earth is still our home, but I wont be surprised when...Well, Ill save that for a different post.

Wouldya look at em now:

I love you Neil. You and your team will forever warm the cockles of my heart. You did it.

Watch the movie Moonshot.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vintage Finds.

Yesterday I went antiquing. Im in search of a bed frame. One that I can paint. I had a little luck but not sure if its the one. It was sitting outside in the rain yesterday which made it look...wet. It was almost unapproachable. I would like to do something like this: A white bed spread with a painted bed frame. So pretty.

Instead of finding what I was looking for I found these:
Picnic basket, vintage scarf, and set of 3 glasses.

Ive always wanted a picnic basket.

Arent these lovely?

These 3 things costed me $17. Perfect. They are treasures. And I love treasures.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Toy Monsters.

Im in love with Bonnie from Toy Story 3. Shes one of the cutest Pixar characters. Sometimes I want my hair cut like this. No but seriously. I also would like to hangout with her. and use my imagination with her.

I also like this little character. She makes me wanna cry at the end of Monsters, Inc. Have you seen it?