Monday, April 28, 2008

home sweet home.

things i missed about home include but are not limited to:
my family
dunkin donuts
time [we did NOT adjust in 1 short week]
seeing the trees and flowers bloom
dollars [euros are expensive]
jake
margarita's [and mexican food in general]
mabel [my macbook]
we had a wonderful week, but it's also great to be home.
i will post more pics of ireland, but we have about 3 million and i need to sort through them.


even the water's green in ireland!
us at cobh. my snazzy irish wool sweater.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

ireland day 7...



our humble abode.
adare manor.
last day.
wonderful week with my bestest friend.

ireland day 6...



we are staying in the village of adare.
it is lined with adorable thatched cottages.
i read somewhere the thatched roofs are original...i hope our roof lasts 200 years.
i won't hold my breath.

Friday, April 25, 2008

ireland day 5...



me jumping off the BRANCH of a mammoth tree...who could resist climbing such a climbable tree?? we walked around the grounds of the manor we're staying at...amazing!
[over 800 acres with gardens and castles and whatnot]
tons of gigunda trees, hundreds of years old.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ireland day 4...


12th century ruins of church of kilmalkedar and graveyard.
hole drilled through stone as a place where people came to seal a deal - standing on the graves of their ancestors and in front of the house of God, they'd "swear to God" by touching thumbs through this stone. so we renewed our marriage vows. til death do us part, i swear to God. :)

ireland day 3...


happy birthday in ireland babe-o! love you.
charming little town of cobh.
lots of colorful buildings everywhere in ireland.

ireland day 2...


cliffs of moher.
lots of green requires lots of rain.
but we came prepared with our spiffy raincoats.

ireland day 1...


irish food! fish and chips for me. irish stew for j.
[no guinness as we're good free methodists.]
pub recommended by locals.
it was wonderful.
hugs from ireland.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

just doing my job...

yay!

maybe...

just maybe....

there


is


such thing


as spring!


pics taken by jam in lancaster pa.
we've had fantastic weather the last couple days.
can't wait til spring joins us here in western ny!

did i mention...

that

will be leaving for IRELAND in 2 days!
woo hooo!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

AND

holy smokes. i haven't posted in april and it's already half past. we got our taxes in just in the nick of time. we may or may have not FINISHED them on the day they were DUE. but they're done, they took more of our monies, i hope uncle sam is happy. a couple friends have suggested we have kids to GET money back rather than having to PAY money...but i think we may still come out ahead just paying a grand.
these past couple weeks have been outta control crazy. justin had his
cd release with relevant worship, which was absolutely FABULOUS. there were 1600 people and it was a great night. more great pics here
my hunky hubby


tuesday we left for lancaster, pa to go to a conference for free methodist church leaders in the northeast. we drove with mooms and pops, which is always a pleasure and justin has wonderful co-workers whom we so enjoy spending time with. so it was a great 3 days and it went by super fast. bishop roller spoke a great message, hitting on something that has been extremely heavy on my heart lately...
you can't sit AND stand.
you can't stay AND go.
you can't be a radical follower of Christ AND be a comfortable middle class american.
--bishop david roller
for the past few months there hasn't been a day i haven't thought about this.
i love to shop. i love fashion. i love home improvement.
and yet...
over 140,000 babies die each year because their parents can't afford a $5 vaccination.
for .70 a day we can ensure a child receives food and education.
people in haiti are eating dirt because they're starving and can't afford food.
i pray that i can find balance in life.
i pray that i will do better at blessing others as Christ has so greatly blessed me.

children who need to be sponsored.

photo taken by mooms.