Tuesday, July 6, 2010

my plea.

please, don't stop loving me or following me even though i am a delinquent blogger. i have been out of town a lot in the past few weeks on all sorts of adventures. i'll blog about them soon and i'll post some super sweet pictures as well. deepest apologies, bloggy buds. my charge to you is to remain faithful in your following and don't lose heart, because i'll post soon and very soon. (seriously)

thank you.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

one super sunday.

I spent the afternoon with Tahnee and Matt. Matt and I have been trying to hang out for a year now, and he's getting ready to move back to Colorado at the end of the month--so today was kindof our last hoorah. We ate lunch at Cheddar's and came back to the house for popsicles, bracelet-making and sprinkler fun.



Later, Pop got all his hairs cut off. We brought out the ruler to make sure it was long enough to donate to Locks of Love, and it was actually 12 inches long. Yeehaw!



Happy Sunday, bloggy buds. I hope today was a great start to the week coming up! I'll be leaving on Thursday morning for the Navajo Reservation outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. I'm going with the youth group from First Church to do Vacation Bible School, community outreach and all kinds of other fun and crazy things. I'll definitely post pictures when I get back, but there will definitely be no blogging while I'm there...just so you know. =)

Monday, May 31, 2010

craft collaboration.

One day on my lunch break at work, I came up with the idea of a craft collaboration/swap. I immediately texted Ham and asked if he would be interested in the idea. The premise of the swap was to pick a theme and a deadline. Each person would use whatever medium to make whatever they chose to represent the theme. This left all kinds of room for personal preference and creative license. After much deliberation (?), Ham chose the theme "squirrel". We set the deadline, we pushed the deadline back a bit and we pushed the deadline back again. Finally, the day came for the swap. I hand-delivered this little beauty to Ham in PA.





His hands had snaps on them which snapped onto a coffee cup and a heart that I also made. This little critter has endured some cruel criticism from some of my co-workers during its creation. One co-worker claimed that squirrels were not grey. Oh mercy, Thanks T for clearing this up. Another co-worker repeatedly called him a "squabbit" because it looked more like a rabbit than a squirrel. Regardless of the criticism, Squirrelly slowly but surely came to life. (Ham might have named him something else... I just called him Squirrelly.)

You might be wondering about Ham's part of the swap...well, you'll have to keep wondering. I'll post his half soon. =)

I'm open to more crafty collaboration/swaps. Let me know if you're interested. I won't be able to do more than one at a time, but I doubt I'll get that much feedback.

Lerv to you, bloggy buds.
Happy almost-June and happy crafting!
jec


Twenty-Three before Twenty-Four: EIGHT.

This morning I woke up and joined Ma and Pop in the living room with (quite) a large cup of coffee. After a while, Ma said she had an idea of something that me and Pop could do today. She said, "Keven, tell her!", but Pop wouldn't tell me because it was Ma's idea. Finally Ma said, "You and dad should go for a ride on the motorcycle!!!"

(cue the sweet sound of angels singing)

AAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

I was super stoked (and still am)! I've always wanted to ride on the back of a motorcyle, but for some reason or another I was never able to do it.

After breakfast, I donned my motorcycle-riding outfit...
my best motorcyle-riding face...
and my super sweet helmet.
After a few motorcycle-riding pointers from Pop, we rode off into sheer motorcycle-riding bliss.
At first, I was nervous and I held on to Pop super tight. But I got really comfortable, really quick.

video

Thanks, Pop!!!! Number EIGHT on my list was SUPER SUPER SUPER FUN (and a bit scary also).

Lerv!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

rope swing.

It was such a beautiful day today. After church, I sat outside in the sun while eating my salad for lunch. When Hosh and Rach came back to the house after their lunch, Hosh decided to build a rope swing (!!!).
Hosh and Pop wrestled with actually getting the rope up into the tree for a while. Verrrrryyyy entertaining. =)
Once they finally got the rope up in the tree, Hosh went to work on some great knot skills.

We ultimately decided that a wooden board would do better for swinging...

RACHELLLL!!!!
(The following pictures of me might not be the most flattering pictures of all time, but they show a truly happy Jecca. I felt like a care-free child on that dang rope swing!)


(check out that rattie blowin' in the wind...)
The perfect afternoon ended with a trip to Rita's (and just a few more swings after we got back to the house).

I hope your Sunday was fabulous as well. I had such a fun time with Hosh and Rach today!
Lerv to the max, I'm really feeling it.
jec

Monday, May 10, 2010

mileage contest winner.

Congratulations,
T-Diddy!!!

You won the mileage guessing contest!!


With a guess of 260 miles, T was only 8.2 miles off (official count: 268.2 miles). I was surprised at how few guessers participated in this contest, because it was probably the easiest one ever. All you had to do, and I'm sure T figured this out, was to Mapquest round-trip directions to my workplace from my house and then multiply by 5. Sooooo anywayyyyssssss....

Congrats, T! I'll drop your Wawa card in the mail tomorrow. =)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

more.

(I found these gems on my tele the other day. I forgot about them, but they go with the pictures from last weekend.)

lerv.