Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, P.R. China!

Today is China's birthday! If I were still there, I'd have 7 days off (sort of--it's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't lived in Asia), but I don't, so I won't.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

No, not THAT most wonderful time of the year. The OTHER most wonderful time of the year.

Yeah, fall. The time of year when I get the urge to do something drastic to my head.

Last year, around this time, I did this.

Here's this year's drastic change:

There are more pics on my facebook.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


I've actually never been to Valleyfair in all the 10 years I've lived (off and on) in Minnesota.

My first experience was a doozy! The day was absolutely gorgeous and perfect, and the occasion was one of my favorites--hanging out with people who are learning English as a 2nd (or 3rd, etc.) language. We had tons of fun!

Lunch was especially fun . . . not just because I love food, but because it was so Asian (which I miss sometimes). On an American field trip, each kid would bring his/her own packed lunch, but not Asian kids! Their lunch was more like a potluck--each kid brought enough of one thing to share with everyone else (including me) and man, was it good!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

How to have a happier birthday . . .


There was an article in today's Star Trib that was right up my alley. It was all about coupons and free offers for your birthday. I cashed in on some of these for my birthday a month ago, but I'm planning to do lots better next year!

I also got $10 at my favorite mani/pedicure place.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My mom . . .

. . . is a wonderful, godly example to everyone around her.

Mom, I'm so thankful for you! Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, March 24, 2008


I spent Spring Break in Charleston with my sister Emily. Visiting Em in Charleston was a perfect choice because it was a break from snowy Minnesota and because I could sleep in and work while Em was working in the morning, and then we had afternoons and evenings to have fun.
[I posted lots more pics on my facebook.]

Thanks for letting me stay in your fabulous new house, Em! I love you!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


by Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin''
I'm whispering 'I was lost. Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Happy Women's Day!

Today is International Women's Day!
I know we don't really celebrate it in America, but we did/do in China so I'm celebrating today!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jake and Meg are engaged!

Big congratulations to Jake and Meg!
They got engaged Friday night in Wilmington, NC.
Jake totally surprised Meg (which isn't easy to do). You can check out a video of their engagement on Meg's blog. They're planning a July 26th wedding in Minneapolis!
Congrats, Jake and Meg! I love you guys!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Metro News--a new blog about crisis pregnancy ministry

Check out Metro Women's Center's new blog @!
Don't forget that January is Sanctity of Life month!