Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Detroit Auto Show!!!

Yesterday Jared and I decided to head to the Detroit Auto Show to relax between weekends of Winter Camp.

We were both really impressed with many of the new cars that have come out this year--not to mention that the displays themselves were pretty amazing. Some of my favorites would be the MINI, Honda (very plush carpet), and Maybach ( a $1 million dollar vehicle) were some of my personal faves. However, when we went to the Suzuki display, they were handing out coupons for $500 off one of their vehicles if you get it in the next month. And they had this new Crossover SX4 that looked really appealing. We are considering selling one of our cars and getting it! We'll see how it goes!!! Here's a peak at it.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Passing of Friend

A friend of mine from Spring Arbor University passed away yesterday. Tim Davis was a great friend to me while we were in school. Since my graduation in 03, I had lost communication with him-but upon learning about a week ago that he was battling stomach cancer, my heart dropped. Remembering all the wonderful qualities Tim possessed just made me think that God would help him pull through and defeat this awful disease.
Tears flooded my eyes early this morning as I found out he lost the battle with cancer yesterday. It's so strange the emotions that come along with death. There is of course the natural grief--feeling the loss of someone, that although I have not recently been in touch with, still appreciated and cared for. The grief just knowing that you will never see that person on this side of life.
But then, there is the joy that comes-almost in the same breath. The joy I feel knowing that Tim is right now in the place that God has been preparing for Him for the last 28 years. The joy that comes when I realize that earth is not our intended destination--that Tim is celebrating Christ with those brothers and sisters who have gone before him...he is with Vanessa, my precious "little sister", and with my Father in Law who I never met.
And this is how it will be for each of us. Oh Lord, may we remember to live each day as it were our last. Each day to the fullest. Giving, loving, and serving as if there were no tomorrow. Because on that day we return home with You, we will leave everything behind us. I pray I may be able to leave nothing but your love and grace to those waiting for their eternal home as well.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

My New Christmas Shoes

What do you think???

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Years Resolution:

So I've never been too big into New Year's Resolutions, but as I was at one of our Christmas parties, someone asked what mine was, so I decided to try it out this year.

So here they are, my resolutions for 2008:

-Stop Biting my Nails (and grow them out)
-Run a marathon in April