Monday, June 25, 2007

Chicago Overnight

It was an overnight weekend in Chicago. Went with a friend and hung out with some wonderful Brazilians. They spoke and worshiped in Portuguese. My friend helped translate, but I can definitely understand the frustration with language barriers. I would love to be multi-lingual. That'd be sweet. The Brazilian culture is so loving and amazes me.

Went to a Vineyard Church Sunday afternoon -4pm. It is a new church plant in a beautiful, ancient church - so great! Small with such genuine people. loved it.

Now off to see my sister in South Carolina:) Summer is flying.

Monday, June 18, 2007

There is a FIRST for everything

It was a weekend of firsts....

-First visit to the Bucher home.
-First attendance to Willow Creek Community Church - its HUGE!
-First Cubs game - and they lost 3-11
-First time in Lincoln Park - big time living is sooo different.
-First real picnic in a long time.
-First taste of wheat grass from Java Juice. mmm tasted grass the rest of the night.

It was a great weekend with three great friends and such a welcoming family. God has blessed us all too well.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cleveland Down 0-3

The Cavs are breaking my heart...ahhgrr.

I love close games, but losing never feels good.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Tonight, for the first time I watched the movie, World Trade Center, and it just wow...I don't even know.

I am reminded at how amazing and overflowing the Lord's love is for us...I can not comprehend His love, but it shakes my world everytime I try to grasp it.

One of these days...

I will own a boat.

Friday, June 8, 2007


I played my first game of tennis today. I can't believe I have never played the sport; it's too bad because it is great. I watch tennis on the tv whenever it is on, so I had some idea of how to play it -or so I thought...ha!

In my head, I think I can hit it hard and controlled like the know like Federer...HA. For the life of me, I CAN NOT hit the ball without wanting to CREAM it. It was my first day so its okay, but now I really want to get good or maybe just decent.

If you haven't, go play a game of tennis. Try something NEW!

Thursday, June 7, 2007


I spent the last week at home in Ohio. I hadn't been home since December - the longest yet. I think I'm growing up though because I was okay with that.

A week in Ohio:

-Watched a brother graduate from high school.
-Visited my grandma and aunt.
-Went to see Pirates 3 with my little sister.
-Drove hundreds of miles.
-Met up with a couple college friends.
-Caught up with a few high school friends.
-Went fishing; caught a BASS - got over the fear of taking the fish off the hook. i think.
-Visited and played with the two MOST ADORABLE adopted boys ever - they gave me a toy lizard to keep:)

It was a great visit, but I often find in ever visit I take, there is not enough hours for the quality time I'd really like to give. All in all, I enjoyed home and plan to make it happen again. Life is beautiful!

Friday, June 1, 2007

"Ms. Zellers!"

Yesterday was my last day of substitute teaching and I have mainly been subbing for preschool/kindergarten. It was field day yesterday, so you can imagine the chaos of the entire school of pre-k/kindergarten outside. Thankfully, I only had 9 kids to account for. As soon as we got out on the playground, I hear..." Ms. Zellers...Ms. Zellers!" These two little boys had remembered my name from subbing and my heart melted :) It is such a great feeling when God affirms to you that you are exactly where He wants you.

I am understanding more each day why I am here in grad school getting a degree in teaching.