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Happy Birthday Wishes


Happy Birthday Meagan Jaynes!!! Hope you have a great day.  Maybe Brandon will take you out to dinner 🙂

Photo for driver’s license


I was skimming the manual for the Indiana BMV for driver’s licenses. I came upon one section that says that a person can be exempt from having a photo on their license for religious reasons. Wow! Ridiculous! Check it out…

“Photo-Exempt License
An individual with a religious objection to taking a photograph may make a special
application to the BMV for a photo-exempt driver’s license or non-driver identification
card. An application may be obtained at a local license branch or by writing to the
above-listed address. The applicant must complete the application and attach a letter
of certification of religious belief on letterhead from his or her minister, bishop, elder or
other leader of the religious organization of which he or she is a member explaining”

What do you think?

Happy Birthday Jennifer!


Happy Birthday Jennifer! I always like this time of year…when…well…you turn older than me 😉 I hope you have a fantabulous day!

Moscow Bound


Well…it’s just about midnight and we have to get up around 2:45am-ish in order to leave the house by 3:30am to get to the church around 4:00am. It’s going to be a rough one trying to get up. I might just be a little mad when the alarm goes off. I hope that means I’ll be sleepy enough to sleep some on the plane. I’m sure Justin has written a lot more than me so you might want to read his blog. I guess I will “see” you all in April. Please continue to pray for us.

Survived another semester


Well folks, I’ve survived my final Fall semester at GWU in the masters program. I only have two more semesters to go (four classes). I’m afraid I have already started to see the symptoms of “senioritis”. I have officially found out that I made an A in Quants. I’m still waiting on the Healthcare Law grade. Grades are due by Monday so I should know soon (although I took the final last week). Next semester I’m debating taking three classes (Managerial Econ, Marketing Management, and Healthcare Organizations). I think I can do it but having to be out of the country for 11 days during the semester is going to make things pretty hard on me to get ahead or caught up. I guess I will wait until I see the syllabi to make my final decision. I’m so ready to be done and if I can do three this coming semester, all that will be left is the capstone course which will be a 1-2 hour group presentation and exit exam.

Other things going on…let’s see, we’ve been doing the usual Christmas party stuff, trying to shop, working like crazy at work shipping books to anxious students, and oh, PAYING OFF OUR CREDIT CARDS!!! I’m so excited! Dave Ramsey says, “Live like no one else so that later, you can live like no one else” so that is what we are trying to do. Next is cars and student loans. I can’t wait.

I hope you all are having a wondering Christmas season. Please Please Please don’t forget about Jesus. He hasn’t forgotten about you! Something else I learned last week while preparing for our Sunday School lesson was that there is a 400 year gap between the Old Testament and New Testament. Just thinking about how far back in the past Jesus’ coming and his birth were predicted, from when they actually happened is so cool. Who could argue against that?


Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope that you are enjoying some turkey/ham and plenty of other yummy goodies with family today. Don’t forget to go to bed early so you can be up before the crack of dawn to shop shop shop.

God has been so good to Justin and I this year and every year. Many of you know that we are planning to go back to Russia in March and our team needs to raise $28,000 in less than 5 months. God has blessed our team with almost half of the funds already. Many prayers have been answered for our family and church family. God is just so good. We have food to eat, a place to sleep, jobs, loved ones, and good health. There are just too many blessings to even name. I hope you remember to take just a moment to stop and truly thank God for all that He does for us everyday.

The small hole in the lid of trash can approach


Okay, does anyone else find it really “brilliant” that the new stylish approach to trash bins is a small hole at the top to place trash into? I say people have a hard enough time trying to get trash in a wide open hole. They’d rather just leave it on the tables or throw it aside. I really don’t think a SMALLER hole is going to encourage more trash pick up. I say this because in the bottom of the DCC here there is a tall, skinny trash can with a tiny hole on top. The trash can is too small for such a high traffic area and they just put new carpet down. The can is constantly overflowing with trash and liquids are already beginning to stain the carpet from trash all over the floor. Just…”brilliant” I tell you haha.



No, the cow didn’t jump over the moon, but it sure did cross the road in front of me this morning on the way to work. Weird huh?