Monday, January 31, 2011

K-2 Skit from a few summers ago.

I am so sorry that I have been so inconsistent. I have been traveling the last two weeks. Last week I did not have a computer because my work laptop crashed. So, i went out on the road with the iPad. I love my iPad but its hard to blog with an iPad because most hotels we stayed at did not have WI FI. An iPad doesn’t have a usb cord and that is how you connect to the internet in most 3 star hotels All that being said.. I AM BACK! I don’t travel anymore at all! Therefore I am 100% committed to cranking out a blog every day

Its going to be a snowy day tomorrow (6-18 inches at kamp!)  I don't know about you but I love snow but sometimes it makes me long for summer.  So, I thought I would post a funny skit from the summer.  This isn't K-1 but instead this is a skit from K-2.  They did a "mock" Highschool Musical.  Here is episode 1.  If you are going to K-1 this is something to look forward to. 


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Sites in Tulsa

Sorry It's been a couple days since I have blogged. Getting home from Columbia Mo with all that snow took awhile. Then I got home and my laptop crashed!!!! Yep, I don't have a computer this week while I am traveling and my iPad is standing in fo my laptop. It works well but it takes a little time to type. So I am in Tulsa and I am staying at a hotel right across the street from Oral Roberts University. I might interview your counselor there. If you had Gabby and Tricia last summer as your counselors you will be happy to know that I will see Gabby tonight. She goes to ORU. Anyway, here is a picture of some buildings at ORU. ORU is a christain school and all of their buildings have some significance from the bible. For example these buildings. They are built to specific dimensions mapped out in the bible for Noahs Ark. Somebody did some riots math and figured out how measurements in that time translate into measurements of our time. The tallest building represents the length of the ark. Yep, lay that tall building on it's side and you get how long the ark was. The middle buildings the height of the ark. That is how tall the ark was! The smallest building was the width of the ark. So, lay that building on the side and that is how wide the ark was. Isn't that cool that someone did that? Noahs Ark was huge. If you are anywhere in Tulsa you can see these buildings. I love it. Can you imagine a boat that big with tons of animals? God is so cool.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snowing in Columbia Missouri

I am in Columbia Missouri this week for Kanakuk.  Guess what?  Its snowing!!!!!  Its snowing alot.  I don't know if I am going to make it home!  HEre is a pic of my favorite running trail in Columbia....its covered in snow right now!  All you Columbia Missouri looks like no school for you.

Well, off to get some hotchocolate and watch American Idol!!!!!!!  I will post about my favorites tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fun Frame For You

Okay, so I was talking with a kamp mom about how the winter can be so dreary.  Snow is fun but most the time it means that the sun is not out.  I love the winter weather, but after awhile I long for the days of summer.  So here is a fun thing you can do when its cold outside, and then maybe put up some favorite pics of camp.  (or any summer fun)  Kamp has yearly been my summer fun since I was age 10.  I am now do the math of how many summers that is.  (as a kid my family would also have fun in colorado every summer too)  Okay, the pic above is what the finished product looks like.  Here are the instructions how to.  If building the frame is too advanced for you then you can take the glass out of an old frame...paint it and insert the wires.  You could do it how they instructed OR you could staple a peice of yarn or string across the back (staple each side on the back of the picture frame.  Have fun!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Double Dream Hands

Someone shared this with me and I love it.  It makes me laugh and I am trying to figure out how we can use this at camp.  I think my favorite part is "Shoulder, Chin, Shoulder, Shoulder, Shoulder."  I want you guys to learn it for yourself!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Babies are Here!!!!! Well, almost.

There are three K-1 Babies that were due this year.  (When I say "year"  I mean the time between summer)
Melissa Houston, Callie Dolloff and Kristin Cole.  (We knew about Callie and Melissa this summer..Kristin found out after kamp!  Totally Snakes!)

Two Out of Three Have Had thwir babies!

Meet Bennett Leanne Houston  (She will be called Bennett)

Meet Nicholas Jed Dolloff  (He will be called Jed)  Rejoice all you Jayhawk fans.  He is already sportin the gear. 

Kristen hasn't had her baby yet...coming soon.  My question is will he or she be embarassed of their mom when they see this picture in 20 years.  Maybe they will think their uncle Lucas (tall one on the right) is pretty cool.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Taking a break from the iPad

Yes, this Christmas my hubby and I got an ipad.  Yes, we entered the world of being technologically cool.  (well, at least until apple comes out with a new gadget)  I read they had some convention that introduced all the new tablets, basically every other company's version of the ipad.  All reviews said that all the other company's don't even compete.  They are really all competing for second place.  The ipad, in all its splendor, can do so much BUT I am noticing one can consume your time.  I have had my ipad for a month (I got it a few weeks before Christmas because that is when I celebrated Christmas with my side of the family) and I am already having to put boudaries on that thing.  When you dont have anything to do the easiest thing to do is pick up the ipad.  Why not waste your time surfing the net once agian, why not play angry birds, why not find a new cool app?

A guy wrote an article about taking his ipad back because of this.  His thought was in the moments of boredom creativity comes out....great thoughts come.  I agree!  What about taking the time to think?  What about taking the time to help someone out or even just do something for yourself?  -HAve you ever had a computer/ipad 10 minutes?  Where you get on the internet for 10 minutes and you look up and its and hour later?  I promised my sweet dog a walk and then I surfed excercise time away from her!

Okay, I am not taking my ipad back but I am determined to use this thing for all it can do but also not use it all the time!  I need to put it down, walk my dog, and think!

Here are my favorite thing to do on the Ipad
  • My husband really likes angry birds.  It gets old to me.
  • I like ipaper.  Its a toilet paper roll game where you touch the screen as fast as you can get the toilet paper roll to unroll.  Its hillarious.  Its fun to challenge people in a group.  I can do it in 7 seconds.  Lees' cousin Stephanie can do it in four seconds!
  • Pulse News - I can put all my blogs/news that I watch and they all pull up in a film strip.  If there is a new post I can see it and click on it.
  • The ESPN app.  I can pick my team and it pops up whenever my team is playing and what the score is!  Perfect for OU basketball.  There are so many games that I could never keep up.
  • Netflix - We don't have a t.v. in our room but now we can watch a movie as long as there is internet...aiport, car (my phone can be used for internet!)  Its way better than any portable DVD player.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Well, it snowed last night and I forgot my camera!  My phone couldn't get a good picture kamp in the snow.  It didn't snow much but enough to make kamp look white!  I am hearing across the country that alot of people got snow days today.  I am wondering if you are getting to stay home today.  Some of you will get to stay home tomorrow.  Here are my top ten things that I love to do on a snow day.  (I didn't get one by the way...I had to fight the snow to get to work.  Well, it wasn't that much of a fight.  The roads were clear.  Anyway, here we go...
Top Ten Great Things about a Snow Day

#10 - Sleeping in.  I loved hearing the news cancel school when I was your age.  I headed straight back to bed.

#9 - Drinking Hot Chocolate by the fire. - My family always had a wood burning fire place.  We would get that thing going.

#8 - Snuggling up and watching a movie.- There is something fun about watching a movie when you should be in school.

#7 - Making Snow Ice cream. - Need the recipe?  Click here

#6 - Reading a book. - I never get to read so why not when you are given time to!

#5 - Making a snow man - Check this creative snowman.  Do you think you can outdo this one?  I guess its not a snow man, but a snow train!

#4 - Sledding or Skiing - Be careful could get hurt doing this!  Don't be like these people
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#3 - Snowball fights. - One time when I was on K-Life staff my K-Life co worker played a funny joke on me.  I had two doors that went out side my first floor townhouse.  He spent hours rolling up two HUGE snowballs (it came up to my waist) and put it in front of my doors.  I couldn't get out.  Well I could but I had to hoist myself up and over the snowball (or should I say Iceball)  It was too heavy to move on my own.  I had to wait until it melted but I ended up having to move it from my doors so the melted snow wouldn't flood into my house!

#2 - Eating Chili.  I love chili.  And my husband is making his tonight.  And guess what...He was a trip man at kamp so his chili kind of tastes like the soup version of those yummy trip sloppy joes.  YUMMMM!!!!

#1 - Watching the news all day to find out I have yet another snow day tomorrow and I get to do 1-9 all over again!

Have fun and be safe!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Talents that Amaze Me

Yesterday Michelle posted on my blog about a street performer that she way performing at the Belvedere Castle where my husband proposed.  She gave me the link to this video for me to see.  I was amazed. I had to share it with you.  Then my mind went to many questions.  How do you learn this skill?  How did someone discover that this was possible?  Can you play any song or just that one?  How many times do you accidentally cut yourself on the saw?

Then I thought about my engament story and how my husband had to politely ask some bird watchers if they wouldn't mind moving so he could propose in the location he wanted to.  (click here to see where)  What if she was there that day, in that spot, instead of the bird watchers?  Would she have moved?  Or if she was there but not in that location...would I have been distracted by her talent?  These are the thoughts that go through my head.  Enough rambling by me...check it out.  Thanks Michelle for commenting.  I love getting response back!  I wish I could get her to come and perform at our annual Kanakuk K-1 talent show.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Broadway, Times Square, New York.....You and Your Mom?

"Start spreading the News"...(come on everyone imagine me in the Rockettes kickline right now as I sing this song.) 

"Im leaving today".... (well, not really but it could be fun)

"I want to be be apart of it...New York, New York."   - The fact is I have been apart of it!  Yep, one of my dearest friends used to live there AND I got engaged in New York!  Yep, my husband sent me on a scavenger hunt that started in Branson and ended up in the big city.  Here is the place in central park where Lee proposed.  Its called the Belvedere Castle.

See the place where the people are standing.  That is where Lee and I were standing when he got down on one knee!!!!! Lee had to ask to people bird watching if they didn't mind leaving for a few moments.  Funny story for another time.

Anyways, enough about me.  Lets talk New York...... Whats not to see in the city that never sleeps?  (I always had to sleep when I was walk everywhere!)

Broadway Plays....

The Statue of Liberty.....

Ellis Island......

China Town... ( i like to get purses for cheap!  They also have the best icecream place. It has lots of weird but good flavors)

Times Square.....

Awesome Street Performers....

The famous Piano at FAO Schwarz

You and your mom? (Dont know who they are...couldn't find one of me and my mom.)  Thanks google!


Yep.  That's right.  Kanakuk has a Mother Daughter Retreat THIS April.  If you are 12 years old or older you and your mom can sign up to go to New York City and see it all!  The dates are April 14th-17th.  Kay Holiday is your tour guide (she goes every year so she know it well) and you will have a blast spending time with your mom! I am trying to figure out how I can get Kay to let me go.  Hmmmm, Chaperone?  No, moms are there they don't need another chaperone.  What about China Town Purse finder?  Or maybe trip luggage carrier?  Maybe best street performer finder?  Ooooo!, I know....Today show sign maker!  I probably wont get to go but you can think of me if you vist the Belvedere castle in central park.  Oh, and you have to buy a traditional I love New York T!  (logo above)

If you are interested tell your mom and tell her to email for more info.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Little Decor for You

I love to check blogs and I found this fun blog that gives you great ideas for crafts.  I don't have time to check every single blog that is out there.  (really, that would consume my entire day) and this one is nice becuase whoever the author is checks the blogs and posts a highlight list everyday! The blog is:

Anyway, I found this on her blog.


Its a fun printable that you can print out and frame for your room.  What's cool is that its the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians!  Its modern, fun and could be a great way to get God's Word in your heart.  If you see it everyday it your room I am sure you will get it memorized :)

Click here for the original post.  You will have to scroll down and the author tells you how to download it.  Once its downloaded you can print it out on your printer from your printer.  If you want the color you must have a color printer.  If not, print it in gray and put it in a really fun colorful frame!

Above all the purpose is to remind you to have the fruits of the Spirit.  We should strive everyday to have love, joy, peace, patience (same as long suffering), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My itunes card

I got an itunes gift card in my stocking this year so I decided to use it the other day.  One of the things that I wanted to purchase was Lecrae's new album.  Its awesome so I thought I would share it with you.  Rest assured that lots of these tunes will be played at kamp.

Here is one of my favorites


This is a fun upbeat one

This is a little lower key but I like it.

So, maybe if you got your itunes gift card this Christmas you can put them in your playlist.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Holiday Break

I am back!  Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  I took two weeks off for Christmas.   I don't get to see my family a ton because of my job at kamp so I wanted to give them my undivided attention.  Here was my Holiday Break:

  • I had my first round of the flu in a long time.  I missed my mom and wanted her to feed me chicken noodle soup! I hate getting the flu!
  • I got better and drove 15 hours to Pittsburgh PA and then 15 hours home to branson a week later.
  • I cheered for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • It snowed every day while I was there.
  • I ate a greasy philly cheesesteak sandwich, lots of carmel popcorn, and tons of Christmas food.
  • I got to meet Lee's cousin Randy who I have never met before. He has Cerebel Palsy and is in a wheel chair.  I have never met anyone so joyful.
  • I got to go to a Christmas Display where I learned about all the Santas in the world.  Who knew there were so many!
  • I went to a Christmas Eve service in an old beautiful church.  We got to sing songs by Candlelight.  That was neat.
  • My family tried to take a serious Christmas picture.  It took a few times but I think we got a good one.

  • I learned of a new Wii game.  Just Dance 2.  We played it all break.  If you want to see a funny video of my Husband and brother-in-law playing the game check out my facebook wall.  Its pretty funny
  • I made a new headboard for my guest bedroom.  I will post pics.
  • I played on my new ipad.  I must admit it is addicting. (thanks Dad) 
  • We played Christmas bells with the family.  (its a fun game where you have to play Christmas music together with bells.  I laughed alot)
  • I tackled the furniture store Ikea. That place is huge.  I am trying to figure out how I can live in it for a week. (the literally set up living spaces. to showcase their stuff.  I think its possible!)
  • I got to sleep in!  I love sleeping in!
Now I am back.  I am ready to blog again!  Can't wait to see some of you in 6 months!  That's right, once Christmas is over and the New Year begins....that means Kamp is around the corner.