Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Little Brother the [almost] Marine

My younger brother, Spencer, recently decided to join the marines. Where does the time go?? Wasn't it just yesterday I was changing his diapers and giving him bathes?

Swearing In

As the second oldest sibling in the family, I tend to have more of a maternal bent toward the younger kids so while I'm very proud of Spencer I can't help being slightly terrified. I suppose that's normal.

Swearing In

He leaves in just over a week for Boot Camp so please keep him in your prayers!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cross-Country Snowboarding

Impossible? Apparently not and according to my sources this is what's required . . .

1) A cool hat and goggles.

Cross-Country Snowboarding

2) You must be able to keep your hands together behind your back.

Cross-Country Snowboarding

3) You need to have strong leg muscles. In other words, possess the ability to hop.

Cross-Country Snowboarding

4) You need to have a strong sense of the ridiculous and a thick skin for all the ridicule that will come your way.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Deep Freeze

I haven't been blogging much lately. I don't know if it's a lack of inspiration/motivation or simply boredom with my life at the moment. I've barely taken my camera out and find myself merely sleeping and working with little to no creative impulse.

This isn't me. It's not who I am, but I know when I get bored and life changes rhythm my coping mechanism tends to be to withdraw from people and my creative side definitely suffers. I don't know if I'd honestly call it depression so much as a deep freeze. While I don't mind working at Target, it really is the only thing going on in my life right now and that's just how it's going to be until massage school starts in April. Not exactly stimulating.

I wish I was the type of person who is able to motivate and push myself past my slumps, but I confess I'm a bit of a 'wallower' and it tends to take me awhile to mentally move past my problems. I'll get there though. Eventually.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Remembering 2010

A year ago today, I was celebrating the New Year in Brussels with my sister. . .

Shortly after that, I was back in South Africa where I led my first DTS . . .

I traveled to Zambia with the DTS outreach team and had a blast with my friend Keri at Victoria Falls . . .

I was able to attend the WORLD CUP!

I said goodbye to Africa and moved home amidst much tears and sorrow . . .

Settled back in Spokane and got a job at Target . . .

Excited to see what 2011 will bring!