Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I have been tagged

List 7 things to do before I die:
1. visit all the ballparks
2. become a mom
3. coach varsity volleyball or basketball at a 5a high school
4. live in the northeast area
5. see the 7 wonders of the world
6. learn another language
7. learn to play the piano
List 7 things I cannot (or will not) do:
1. stop drinking coca-cola classic
2. stop wearing khakis
3. stop buying movies
4. stop eating popcorn
5. stop comparing life to F.R.I.E.N.D.S
6. stop saying corny grandmaish things
7. stop laughing at everything
List 7 things that attract me to my (future) spouse:
1. his love for Christ and the way he shows that
2. his humor and the way he always makes me laugh
3. his love for people
4. his love for sports
5. his smile and laugh
6. his love for his family and mine
7. his knowledge
List 7 things I say most often:
1. unbelievable
2. what the crap?
3. I looooove _____
4. I am hungry
5. seriously
6. that's great
7. sweet
List 7 books or series that I love(this is very hard, not sure I have read 7 books in my lifetime):
1. blogs, they count, you all do it
2. Mere Christianity
3. Man's Search for Meaning
4. Wild At Heart
5. I will read Blue Like Jazz
6. I will finish Cure for the Common Life
7. Bible
List 7 movies I would watch over and over again (this too is hard, not for lack there of, but the exact opposite):
1. Cinderella Man
2. Mean Girls
3. Mr/Mrs Smith
4. Toy Story
5. The Notebook
6. The Terminal
7. The School of Rock
List 7 people I would love to join in:
1. Holly Porter
2. Erin Sedwick
3. Emily Wallace
4. Lij/Neen
5. MoMo/Blake
6. Mija
7. Ferika

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Just to add something...

Over on your right click on Kat and read her blog first.
Now, she left a few things out from the trip. Most of you know Zach Garza, if not you are missing out; huge guy, funny, afro, tall, stumbles over his words, large you get the point. He went on our campaign with us. We figured out very quickly that he would say the most inappropriate things at the worst times. We started calling them Zach Attacks. Here are just a few from the week.
Zach Attack #1
As Kat said the church was African American (keep that in mind), they were feeding us our last meal before we left them. It was a very nice gesture. If I remember correctly it was spaghetti. We were going through the line buffet style and Garza had already gotten his food and sat down, typical. While sitting he noticed he forgot to grab the eating utensils. In his defense, plastic wear is usually white and they had black plastic wear. (This is when you remember the statement above) Garza looked back and yelled, he yelled, "Can someone throw me some black wear?" It got completely silent, just imagine.
Zach Attack #2
Upon arriving at the church that so graciously took us in with so little warning they took Kat and me to the grocery store and they bought us tons of food for the entire week. They allowed us to stay at their church and fed us that night in their dining hall. Again in his defense, it was an old warehouse. I think I have mentioned how great they were with much hospitality and giving of all they had. Some people do not know exactly how to say thanks in these situations, Garza is one of them, bless his heart. He looks over to the lady and again yells, yes yells, "Thanks for letting us eat in your garage." What? Again, wow Garza just be quiet.
Zach Attack #3
An awesome family that lived across the street from Gillette stadium, this to say the house was gigantic, allowed all 17 of us to stay at their house. We were following the man down the hall as he showed us around, close behind him was Garza. I see Garza looking over at a picture on the wall of three girls, crap what is he about to do. Immediately he asks the guy if those are his daughters, the man replied, "yes" and Garza says, "WOW, they are hot." We all just bust out laughing.
There is absolutely nothing you can do about these Zach Attacks, they come when you least expect them and you sure as heck cannot stop them. I love Garza. Those are just a few of my favorites. Kat, great story.

Monday, December 12, 2005

It's the most wonderful time of the year

I tried to post one last week and whilst (thanks Chandler from friends) I was in the middle of, what I think was a great one, Austin looks over and says the internet is down you should save that. The next button I pushed, it all deleted. I was devastated, not really, but just did not want to redo it all right then. I will try to place in the highlights of the last one, but no promises.
My meeting Kelly Clarkson was true, for you non-believers, but not as cool as Kat seeing Will Smith in Abilene, what? I believe her, I have to. But, did she get a picture with him, doubt it.
More great news: Linds King and Brent Couchman got engaged Friday night after graduation!!
Hess is finally getting married this Saturday, yesss!!
Truly it is the most wonderful time of the year. I love the lights on houses, the music, the trees, the hot chocolate, a Christmas story-the movie, the turtlenecks and sweaters, and sno; nevermind, not here. I really miss the house in Abilene, well a couple of them, but my favorite was the one right across from the ad building, that had so many lights up. It was so trashy, they loved this holiday and it showed. They got every decoration out they could and found a place to put it out in their yard or roof or wherever they could. You know what I am talking about. The other was the house on sayles with the half circle drive viewing a large room through a huge window with every santa clause since the idea was thought up.
This morning the student ministries staff dressed up in cheesy Christmas attire. Austin, of course, took it to the next level and colored a mustache on his face and wore glasses, he pretty much looked like Chester the molester, nasty. We all took pictures and had a blast, it was a grand ol time. We have so much together, I love laughing.
The other night we went to the infamous Lucado Christmas party. The house was packed. It was so great and you guessed it, David Robinson was there. I will not humiliate myself and Hall with the stalking throughout the night that occurred, but I will tell you of the end. We went to tell a friend bye and lo and behold she and her husband were talking to David and his wife. So, we were just going to wave and she said wait come here and went in for the hug. I was not going to argue and hugged her and then her husband then turned around to leave and saw this shadow coming down on me, I looked up only to see David collapsing on me and wrapping his long arms around me. Then, he kissed my cheek. It was as though his entire mouth was eating my face, that was sick. I love DRob he is so nice. I am starting to sound obsessed, I will stop.