Sunday, May 26, 2013

My YOLO!

Well, by now we should all know about my love for Katie Couric. If not, go ahead and read about it HERE!

As I was browsing her website yesterday, I came across a section titled "What's Your YOLO?--the one thing you've always dreamed of doing?" and I started slightly freaking out inside. What have I always dreamed of? Being Katie Couric for day! What better YOLO to feature on the show than that? So, I made my first ever YouTube video and submitted it to Katie.

I'm sure Katie gets countless of submissions a day, and it's likely that nothing will come of it, but I had to give it a shot. Why? Well, because YOLO of course!


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Or, if you'd like to watch it on YouTube, click HERE! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Markers and Games and Books, Oh My!

As many of you know, I have the amazing opportunity of going back to Romania this summer along with a team of incredible women--including my mom!

Romania has been near and dear to my heart for many, many years, and I am so excited to be able to go back this summer. Read more about my heart for this beautiful country HERE and HERE!

I have been overwhelmed and completely blessed by the wonderful people who have supported our trip financially this time around. We have raised the necessary funds to go, although some of our team is still working toward that goal--please pray for God's provision!

In addition to prayer and financial support, we are also in need of some ministry supplies. This is where YOU come in! We are in need of the following:


matching sheets and comforter - pillow, shams
(Disney characters will be wonderful)
plastic plates, cups
educational DVD & books
towels
stereo
toys
books
Balloons (regular sized NOT water balloons)
Sequence (at least 2)
Dutch Blitz (at least 2)
Jump Ropes
Badminton sets (for camp)
Markers
Beads (small ones)
Play Dough
Nail Polish Remover
Nail Polish (light colors)
Cotton Balls
Small Scissors (for young children)
Zip-lock bags (various sizes)
Soccer Balls (size 5)
Volleyballs
Wiggly Eyes (the kind found at craft stores)


If you'd like to help our team with some of these supplies and bless the amazing children in Romania, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know!!! I know some of you would love to help, I know some of you have some awesome connections, so I thought I'd throw it out there. 

Thanks so much for your incredible support. Trips like this--changed lives like this--are not possible without you! 


Monday, May 13, 2013

Yah, I Flew A Helicopter.


A couple of years ago, I rode in a helicopter for the first time. The second it took off, I FELL IN LOVE. No joke. Read about that experience HERE! I was like a giddy little girl getting a pony for Christmas. It was a bit ridiculous. Ever since then, I was dying to take to the skies again.

So, for my birthday (a year and a half ago), my mom gave me a helicopter flight lesson!  WHAT?!? Are you kidding me? I was so excited I cried. 

Why, might you ask, did it take me until now to redeem this amazing gift?.....well, bad weather, Romania, East Coast trip, and psycho foot. 

Now that we have some of that under control, this past weekend it was!

I wasn't the least bit nervous (surprising, actually), but I was really excited. My ground school consisted of a few minutes of "this is this and that is that and do this when this happens....ready?" Uhhh, WHAT?!?! Sure....why not? Let's fly!

Brandon (my instructor) took off (of course), but when we were in clear skies, he gave me the controls. IT. WAS. SO. HARD! Your feet are doing one thing, your left hand is doing something else, your right hand is doing something else, and there's SO much to look at! I was a bit overwhelmed, but it was seriously amazing to think that I was FLYING A FLIPPIN' HELICOPTER! After a while. we headed back to the airport to practice "hovering." Now THAT was difficult! But, Brandon said I did pretty well--I didn't freak him out like some people do. Phew! 

Take a look at me hovering! CRAZY!

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This is Brandon, my instructor. 

Here I am with Mama post flight.

This thing is TINY!



LOVED LOVED LOVED this! Now, what shall I do next? I want to ride a horse.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I Was On KATIE!!!

Remember that time I went to Katie and pretty much loved every stinking minute of it?

If not, read about it here!!

Well, today the show aired, and in case you missed it, HERE WE ARE!!!

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...and here!

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...and here! :::Sigh::: I just love Katie...


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While we're on the topic of being on TV, remember THIS TIME when I did the weather? Let's just say, I shouldn't quit my day job, but that doesn't mean I can't LOVE it! :)


Hmmm.....what shall be my next TV adventure?!? IDEAS?