Saturday, 30 May 2009

Friday, 29 May 2009

One for every day I was away...

May 26th- Magazine shot May 27th- Goodbye living roomMay 28th- No more secret look-out window

May 29th- Goodbye Che' Cher!

Stayed tuned for new apartment pictures!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

When I find my cord, I'll post LOTS of pictures!!!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Thank you

sister birthday.

my sister's bday.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Goodbye Che' Cher...

This bunny lived in the grass in between our house and the apartments. He slept behind our a/c-heater box thing that's outside the house.

Sunday, 24 May 2009


What's happening to Hammons?

Saturday, 23 May 2009

bachelorette. oye.

bachelorette party.

with my new friends. :)

My computer's being slow...

so I picked a picture at random hoping it'd be the one I wanted. It's not, but I'm leaving it. :) This is on top of the Missouri State Parking Garage (The one by the Professional Building)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Our Friend...

This little bird appeared yesterday right outside our front door. He looks remarkable similar to a bird my dad had in his house about a year and a half ago. Odd...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


No names and no faces. That's the rule... Check out that sweet frisbee action!

OVER. on May 20.

may 20.
over the hill arrangement.

My favorite Postcrossing... so far!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Goodbye Bike!

My bike is officially no longer mine! Goodbye Bike.

May 20. tattoo. I'll always have you.

This is my tattoo. It is still here. I want another behind my ear.

Goodbye Hootie...

... I know you'll have a good home.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Pool Water Mushrooms...

Don't worry, no pool water was actually involved in the making of these mushrooms. mmmm... they were good!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Self explanatory...

kc royals = the best baseball team in missouri

it has been a while so i am going to put up a few.

Friday, 15 May 2009

One year ago today...

Picture courtesy of Nancy McDonald.

Can you find me?

Thursday, 14 May 2009

engagement ring!

brianna's and my friend megan got engaged over the weekend.

To my clay balls...

Okay... so this is probably over the line corny, but I wanted to share it with you kids anyway. I got it in an e-mail at work today....

Clay Balls
A man was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him.
As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could. He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock . Inside was a beautiful, precious stone! Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left.
Then it struck him. He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away!
It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it. We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy. But we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.
There is a treasure in each and every one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, and if we ask God to show us that person the way He sees them, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth. May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay. May we see the people in our world as God sees them.
I am so blessed by the gems of friendship I have with you.. Thank you for looking beyond my clay vessel.
Pass this on to another Clay Ball!!! Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps if you are not willing to MOVE your Feet'

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


In the spirit of storm damage... here are a couple pictures my mom sent me of the damage at my Grandma's in Fredericktown.

The giant tree that fell...

I'm pretty sure part of it was on their house/car. Oh, this is right at Fremont and Grand.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Don't fall!

busy bee

I have been a busy bee this past week. working 10+ hours a day. it has been crazy. but its a nice pay check. I will post more pictures soon from the past week!

Clouds after the tornado...

Sunday, 10 May 2009

For Mother's Day

I love my mom!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Neverending stairs...

At Rockbridge State Park on the Devil's Icebox trail... our fieldtrip on Wednesday! It was super nice and I want to go back when I don't have 22 first graders to worry about....

Thanks Aaron!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Thursday, 7 May 2009

A Final Product

One of my kid's shirts. It's awesome!


Today while driving home from school I saw a truck for a construction company.
It was called "Big Bill's Erection Company"
The do "steel erection"s.
I cracked up.
I wish I had a camera!

Places in Springfield

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The white spoon makes another appearance...

The white spoon makes another appearance!

My first apron!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009