Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Monday!

Check this out ... made me smile today!  If you don't understand I ride Bombardier and Polaris is our ARCH ENEMY.... think Batman & the Joker... of course I'm BATMAN with the Bombardier!  Hee Hee!    

On another note wordpress isn't cooperating so I may have to email my blog buddy Jenna and ask her for help!    Anyway I just wanted you guys to know what is going on with me!   

Happy Monday! 

Oh and I just want everyone to know I have the best sister out there!   I was having a rough day/week and she just went out of her way today to write to me even though she is busy and make me smile!   

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Moving my Blog...

I'm moving my blog to so that I can have posts about my family that are private. If you know me in real life and would like to read those posts or you are one of my bloggy friends that I've emailed with and gotten to know please request the password and I'll send it to you!  

Here's my new blog

I look forward to hearing from you there or here!  I'll be keeping this one until I figure out how to import everything or if I have to copy it then I will.    

Have a great Sunday night! 

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Do you ever just have one of those days where you are just struggling for which way to go and what to do?   

I'm starting to think hard about selling my 4 wheeler,  it just seems as though lately it's hard to find people to go riding with on the weekends and instead of actually going 4 wheeling - my wheeler sits in the garage collecting dust.   Maybe it's the gas prices,  maybe it's that the people I used to go riding with don't want to go anymore,  or maybe I just feel like I should consolidate and move on?   In a way I don't want to see the 4 wheeler get sold because it's the one thing that I do for fun for myself.   On the other hand if I'm not really using it then what's the point in having it?   Which leads to if I sell that then I really don't need a truck anymore and I could just have an economical small car that gets better gas mileage - such as a mini cooper, vw beetle convertible, or a nissan maxima coupe.   Those are a few of the cars that I have seen that I like and wouldn't mind driving.   

Oh the choices in life ... are confusing at times. 

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thoughts of a girl.... I lost touch with....

I don't even know how to start this post, but I feel like I'm in a spot where I feel like I don't have a good grip on my feelings.   I found out this morning that a girl who I went to high school with died on Wednesday.    Now mind you I remember being friends with her in middle school and high school.   She was sweet and funny.  Sometimes goofy - but after high school I lost touch with a whole lot of people.   I just didn't try to stay in touch and when the reunion things came around to be honest I never really felt good about high school - who I was,  where I was in my life, or any of those things so I avoided those reunions at all costs.   Now fast forward to today a little over 12 years since I graduated from high school.  I find out this morning that Julie Steiskal, the girl I was talking about drowned trying to save a youth from her church who'd slipped & fallen.   This young girl and Julie drown in the Temperance river in northern Minnesota.   I feel conflicted and sad - that Julie died trying to help someone else. Looking  online at all the news stories,  I found Julie's website and that she did photography.  - after looking through her website today I felt that I wish I would have taken the time to keep in touch with her.   She literally lived 15 minutes from me.   Which all this time I had no idea.   I guess it just goes to show that maybe I need to be more open and also to look around me and cherish those in my life that I have been blessed with - I can't help but feel sad for Julie's family and friends who were close to her, because even though I hadn't seen her in all those years she still has that beautiful smile that I remember from being in band, choir, & school together.   I've been praying all day for Julie, her family, and her friends.   I don't know why this accident has touched me so - but I have to wonder if it's God reminding me how precious our time is everyday.   How we should cherish the ones we love the ones we have because none of us know that the next moment could be our last.   I have to have faith and believe that everything happens for a reason, it just makes me sad that someone who was always so sweet and funny could be gone in a blink of an eye trying to help another.   If any of you out there read this post and find it in your hearts to pray for Julie, her family and friends that would be wonderful.   Thank you ahead of time.  
I guess I didn't realize how much feeling I had about this almost like regret that I didn't know who she became or who she was at this point in her life.   Not that I had all the control in the situation - but my heart hurts for her family and friends.   I wish I could put my feelings into words more eloquently - but I just don't know how else to describe the way I'm feeling right now.   As the tears stream down my face,  I'm praying for peace for both families of the girls who were taken in that rushing river.  

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Article on Adoption Benefits

Check out the article I found on tonight!    This is a good thing!