Thursday, March 31, 2011

Goody Goody.

We have been waiting a month for the very item below to arrive in Port-Land...and today is the day! Which means, date night at Costco tonight.  Oh the fun the Normans have...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For the love of words.

My husband's newest way to ask for a back massage is: "Do your hands need a massage?"  He is so brilliant. He actually comes up with a new way to ask everyday.  Everyday.  It is awesome as is he.

Favorite word:

c.1600, "profoundly reverential," from awe + -someMeaning"inspiring awe" is from 1670s; weakened colloquial sense of"impressive, very good" is recorded by 1961 and was in voguefrom after c.1980.

Funny thing that we "weaken" language with time.  That is probably the reason that OMG made it into Webster's Dictionary this year.

From Popsicle (Papa Wright).  Insane, right?  Or "awesome."

What are your favorite words?  In case any of you are not aware of how dorky I am, I used to actually read the dictionary. I think language is so beautiful, and even more so when you know its origin. My second favorite word: lovely. Shocking, I know. 

Here is another that might surprise you:


1695–1705;  < French prude  a prude (noun), prudish (adj.), shortfor prudefemme, Old French prodefeme  worthy or respectablewoman. See proudfeme

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A little who is a lot.

I have been meaning to write many times about how amazing my Little is.  I decided to do Big Brothers Big Sisters over three years ago wanting to give back something of what I have been given (great friends, an amazing sister, a great family, time, etc.).  Little did I know, pun intended, that my Little would dramatically change my life and challenge me to be a better person in every aspect.

Miss Lesley-you are a light in my life.  You are who I PRAY, if we have daughters, that our daughters are like.  You challenge me with questions that not even my peers might ask.  Seeing you discover who God is and watch you learn more about Him makes Him even more real and true in my life.  It has challenged me to look up into the sky and ask more about His awesomeness and who He desires me to be.  The tears that I have seen in your eyes at church have humbled me to the most central part of my being. You see something in this world that few dare to see. You see beauty and chase after it. You know it is real and you know, you have to know more about it.  Thus, you hold your Bible as it is to be held-as the all true Word of the God who created the heavens and earth.  I see something in you that I cry out for the whole world to have. You have learned that God is a redeemer and someone who loves with ALL of His power (if it is accepted).  

You are the most beautiful teenager I have ever encountered.
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To everyone else out there: reach out.  It is the most fascinating thing to be insanely rewarded for just being available.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is an incredible thing to contribute your time to and I promise, it will change your life.

Love you, little.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This was my dream car when I was 15.

Praise God not all of our dreams come true.
Have you had any dreams that didn't come true? My guess is they happened to be much more than you dreamt of...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

When ladies get bored.

In case anyone wonders what we do in Oregon when the weather gets over 55, here you have it.  Cheers to the beautiful Bachelorette Pad Beauties (2 of which are no longer...).  You ladies are some of truly the most beautiful people I have ever met. Ever. 
How many props can five ladies bring into a field? Not enough.
Dandy. Lions.
Everything about this is perfect.
How lovely is she? Mrs. B.
My GORGEOUS sister.
How do you frame beauty? This way.