Friday, February 29, 2008

Hokey Pokey

A friend forwarded this email to me yesterday at work and I couldn't help but laugh. I hope it makes you laugh as well. (this email should have been sent April 7, 1996)

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And that's when the trouble started.

Right Place, Right Time

I have always known that God has me right where he wants me and when he wants me there but I can't help but love the moments that it is so perfectly clear.

Long story short, a meeting I had today was pushed back and after my meeting, I went home to eat lunch with Mike (he had the day off, lucky guy) before heading back to work. I stopped to get gas on my way to work and saw a lady slip on a curb and hit her head. I parked my car, jumped out and ran over to her because nobody else had seen her fall. She had two cuts on her forehead (that we found out needed stitches when the paramedics arrived) but other than being a little shaken up, she was fine.

I got to stay by this lady, keep her calm, comfort her and make an impact on her life, even if for just a few minutes. At one point during the almost half hour I stayed with her, she looked at me and asked why I was still there. I told her it was because I wanted to be there and make sure she was okay - her response, "Well I just can't believe it, there aren't many people who would do that anymore."

I'm so thankful my Lord puts me where I'm needed, when I'm needed and as silly as it sounds, I think Joyce made a bigger impact on me today than I did on her.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I usually think these things are kind of silly but this one seemed like fun so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what is it?

1. Produce: Strawberries
2. Bakery: The bread with the crunchy outside and soft inside
3. Meat: Black forest ham
4. Frozen: Fuit popsicles
5. Dry goods: Cookies

Let’s say we’re heading out for a weekend getaway. You’re only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, what’s in your bag?

1. Jeans
2. T-shirt
3. Some kind of jacket

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?

1. "This is Sarah."
2. "What sounds good for dinner?"
3. "I'm ready for Spring."
4. "Seriously?"
5. "I love you" (but only to Mike and my family of course)

So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn’t get to do, you probably wouldn’t be in the best mood?

1. Wash my hair
2. Have a cup of coffee
3. Read my Bible

Sweet, you just scored a whole afternoon to yourself. We’re talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?

1. Reading
2. Go shopping
3. Take pictures
4. Cleaning
5. Catching up with friends

We’re going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it’ll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?

1. Giraffes
2. Panda bears (if the zoo I'm at has them)
3. The petting zoo

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?

1. Myth Busters!!!
2. Iron Chef America
3. Dirty Jobs
4. Amazing Race

You’re hungry for ice cream. I’ll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?

1. Chocolate
2. Cookie dough
3. Chocolate

Somebody stole your purse/wallet…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what’s in there?

1. Credit cards
2. Drivers license
3. Car keys
4. iPod
5. Lipgloss. :-)

You are at a job fair, and asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let’s pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?

1. Teacher
2. Writer
3. Teacher
4. Professional photographer

If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?

1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. Go to the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill concert and not the dance.
3. Workout more your senior year before track season.
4. Spend as much time helping in the guidance office as you can - it's a blast!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Mike is an electrical engineer. I'm not really sure what all it involves other than the fact that he draws lines that represent wires that goes into planes to make things work. Today, he showed me pictures of what he has been working on with a team of engineers for the last year and a half and I was really impressed so I had to share.

He helped make this:

Look like this:

Yeah, my husband is talented...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Snack time

I found my favorite childhood fruit snacks at the grocery store yesterday. They aren't as good as I remember them being but it sure is fun to eat them!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

MythBusters vs. Smash Lab

Mike and I enjoy watching MythBusters. It's funny, entertaining and educational all at once and we were excited to see a similar show make its debut a few weeks ago but I should have known better.

MythBusters is by far the better show and here's a clip of one of the best things they've done. (and apparently, a European version...)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I'm copying Kristin - I'm ready for spring too.

(and this is my dress pick)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Name Change

After almost 3 months of being married, I have officially changed my name on all but 2 official documents. I finally got around to changing my voice mail today.

Boys have it so easy. :-)