Tuesday, July 22, 2008

For my adoring fans

You can check out some pictures of Daniel & me taken over the weekend by my roomie, Krista McCaleb, right here. :) (Kidding about the adoring fans part!)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Stole this from Kelly

But I thought it was so fun! Here goes!

i am: so happy right now
i dream: of living in a foreign country
i think: there is no purpose for scorpions
i know: that God is faithful
i want: to make a difference in people's lives
i have: a very sparkly ring on!
i wish: for happily ever after
i hate: hearing about all the injustice in the world
i miss: my sister
i fear: sleeping with my closet door open (seriously)
i feel: deeply
i hear: the A/C running
i smell: my dog and he smells like Fritos
i crave: Uncle Eddie's vegan cookies
i search: all over the Internet on a daily basis
i wonder: what it would be like to speak 5-6 languages fluently
i regret: not learning to ski
i love: Daniel
i ache: when my friends hurt
i care: about the environment
i always: put moisturizer around my eyes in the morning and night
i am not: a pushover
i believe: in true love
i dance: whenever I can!
i sing: in the car
i cry: a LOT
i don’t always: floss every night
i fight: hurtful words from the past
i write: when I am inspired
i lose: my iPod earbuds a lot
i never: thought I would like fried pickles
i listen: to wise counsel
i can usually be found: out with Daniel
i need: more sleep
i am happy about: planning my life with Daniel
i desire: to know God more fully
i hope: for things unseen

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Elizabeth Bennett

Thanks, Krista, for this quiz. I'm sure we're all surprised at this result! ;)

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm a fiancee!

Well, folks, it happened! Daniel proposed on Sunday when we were in Santa Cruz. The proposal went something like this:

Daniel: Talking about our relationship, how great it's been, traveling together, making dinner for people, how much we have to talk about, etc.

Me: Interjecting fun stories and thinking he's being really sweet.

Daniel: Thinking back on all this, I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

Me: I want to spend the rest of my life with you,too.

Daniel: No, I mean, I want to marry you.

Me: I want to marry you, too. (CLEARLY I am a little dense!)

Daniel: OK, I guess I should get down on one knee. (Gets down on knee) Amy, will you marry me? (At this point I have my hand over my mouth and, evidently, a completely shocked look on my face.)

Me: Are you serious?

Daniel: Of course I'm serious!

Me: (Shake head "yes" and start bawling.)

Classic story, right? ;) How could you expect anything less from me?

I can't get the pictures to post right. Oh well! I'll try to include some soon!

Friday, July 11, 2008

California dreamin'

Greetings from Davis! I'm sitting at a little cafe having just enjoyed a panini (more like a glorified turkey sandwich, but still good) and listening to a little Peter Gabriel over the speakers. I have a cushy chair, a bottle of water and my work. I think this is the life - at least if I have to earn my keep! I think I now have my sights on a raspberry linzer cookie... Yum! :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Does the punishment fit the crime?

Read this first.

I know people in the US and the UK are outraged over this story. My personal take? If you are going to be stupid enough to 1) blow off a warning from a police officer, no matter the country and 2) have sex in public, then you need to face the consequences for your actions! I'm sorry that these people were too intoxicated to heed the warning, but if they removed themselves to a hotel room after receiving the warning, I doubt they would have been arrested. And, really, no one wants to have their nice beach experienced ruined by the indecent exposure of some other people nearby. We expect people traveling in our country will obey our laws, so why shouldn't they expect the same of us? I think the man and lady involved in this incident deserve some form of punishment.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

She's Everything

I heard this song on my iPod this morning and I love the lyrics. It makes me smile every time I hear it - Brad Paisley is a great story-singer. :)

She's Everything
Songwriters: Brad Paisley, Wil Nance
She's a yellow pair of running shoes
A holey pair of jeans
She looks great in cheap sunglasses
She looks great in anything

She's 'I want a piece of chocolate'
'Take me to a movie'
She's 'I can't find a thing to wear'
Now and then she's moody

She's a Saturn with a sunroof
With her brown hair a-blowing
She's a soft place to land
And a good feeling knowing

She's a warm conversation
That I wouldn't miss for nothing
She's a fighter when she's mad
And she's a lover when she's loving

And she's everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
I talk about her, I go on and on and on
'Cause she's everything to me

She's a Saturday out on the town
And a church girl on Sunday
She's a cross around her neck
And a cuss word 'cause it's Monday

She's a bubble bath and candles
Baby, come and kiss me
She's a one glass of wine
And she's feeling kinda tipsy

She's the giver I wish I could be
And the stealer of the covers
She's a picture in my wallet
And my unborn children's mother

She's the hand that I'm holding
When I'm on my knees and praying
She's the answer to my prayer
And she's the song that I'm playing

And she's everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
I talk about her, I go on and on and on
'Cause she's everything to me

She's the voice I love to hear
And someday when I'm ninety
She's that wooden rocking chair
I want rocking right beside me

Everyday that passes
I only love her more
Yeah, she's the one
That I'd lay down my own life for

And she's everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
She's everything to me
Yeah, she's everything to me

Everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
And she's everything to me

Thursday, July 3, 2008

C'mon - you gotta love 'em

Even the staunchest weenie-hater has to love this cute face.

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