Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I am definitely a list maker. I make lists for everything! We leave for Africa and will be in there for over 2 weeks so I need to start getting things together for the trip. I am not on duty today, except for opening the dorm at 6 this morning, so I am determined to get a few productive things done today! So I made a list of things to do today and am writing it here so maybe I will actually get them accomplished.

1. Make a list of things I need for Africa.
2. Mail thank you cards (they are all written and addressed but I need stamps)
3. Take some girls on a wal-mart trip.
4. Finishing hanging pictures on my wall so my apartment isn't so cluttered looking.
5. Laundry

Not many things but I really just want to take a nap. Getting up at 5:45 just isn't my cup of tea.

Monday, January 10, 2011


My first official night on duty by myself was exciting. We started out with worship and I told the girls a little about myself and had a worship thought. Everything was going well and the girls were settling down for study hall. About 5 minutes before strict study hall 4 girls came down the stairs screaming(and laughing). Two of the girls are from Tulsa so I knew them. They came running up and proceeded to tell me that Ashley (the 3rd girl) had stepped on a toothpick and they couldn't get it out. Natalie handed me tweezers and told me to try. All I could think was, I'm gonna pass out or something... haha I sucked it up and was okay because there was no blood I guess. I tried twice to pull out the toothpick with no luck. It was in the very edge of her heel and was VERY stuck. I couldn't get a good grip with the tweezers so we found some pliers. I called my mom for any ideas of what to do and she just said, get her to calm down and you can get it out...  By the time we found pliers she had decided that I was not going to try to pull it out again so we called Gina Webb, the school nurse. We waited for about 30 minutes. This allowed for some bonding time! We talked about everything trying to distract her. Gina arrived and tried to pull it out with no success. She eventually had to numb it (she is a nurse practitioner, so she can do that) and really dig at it to get it out. I felt really bad for the girl but how in the world do you get a toothpick stuck in your foot! We had a good laugh about it at least. :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Break

Things have finally settled down a bit and I have some free time to update. Christmas break was so much fun! We did a lot of shopping the first few days and my parents and Macy and I went out to eat and to see the lights at Rhema one night. 

Emma and Brett stayed with us for a week after Christmas day and we had a blast. They got all kinds of fun (and some annoying) toys for Christmas. I mainly got books, and clothes but my favorite gift of all is my new camera lens. I had so much fun playing with it and I think it is going to be perfect for Africa. Here are a few pics we took with it. 


As the week went on we did all kinds of stuff. My mom bought a cardboard house that you build and color. I think Macy, Lexy, and I were more entertained by the coloring than the kids but Brett and Emma had fun playing inside of it. We played with balloons and visited the horses a lot. I got Emma pink rubber boots with horses on them and she loves them. I made the mistake of not getting a pair of boots for Brett though so he insisted on wearing Macy's Muck boots that are about 10 sizes to big. Some how he managed to walk out to the barn with them on though. I wish I would have taken a picture.

Since New Year's Eve was on Friday night this year we all were in bed by 11:00 pm. I talked to Kody on the phone 'til midnight and then went to sleep. We had a party for all the birthdays and to celebrate the New Year on Saturday night. It was great fun! We played games, watched fireworks, and I got to spend some time with family that I miss a lot!
 Happy New Year's Day Birthday to my mom! :)

 I almost forgot! I went and took a few pictures for my Aunt Sharon of her showing her horse. It was fun! I played around with my new lens so not all turned out great but I got some good ones.

I have some exciting stories already from the dorm so hopefully I can write about those soon!