24 July 2007

Amy & Dan's wedding

Wow! I had the amazing honor of getting to be at Amy and Dan's wedding yesterday in San Marcos! Such a sweet wedding and such an amazing picture of God's sovereignty and faithfulness. It was great to see them and reconnect with several of my ol'Turkey buds. Time was way too short, but it was still great. Here's a few pics for those of you who couldn't make it. (Oh, I also went to Tennessee for a family reunion, but I'll have to post about that later.)

Amy trying to talk someone into taking a hit at the pinata at the reception!
Man, how I miss that laugh!

Together again, except in San Marcos eating fajitas instead of kofte in Istanbul! Oh, well and then there's the Dan and Amy married part too - that's a new twist. :)

Benjamincim! Oh Rindy, canim, I can't believe it's been three years!
But so thankful that it only seemed like it's been three minutes.

13 July 2007

fun little diversion

Okay, so I really should be productive at the moment, but found this super fun quiz to do! It takes like 30 seconds - here's my results! Although I'm not from the midwest, my Dad is and I've been told I don't really have much of an accent. What do you think?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
The Inland North
The West
The Northeast
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

09 July 2007

You gotta love this!

Okay, so rarely in life is there something that so clearly encapsulates so many things I'm passionate about. Shoes...Hello! What's not to love about shoes? And Kurds...well, maybe I'm unique in this, but I truly do love Kurdish people. And kids...especially ones needing heart surgery! Besides the fact that I had heart surgery myself when I was a teenager, only a completely compassionless person wouldn't have a "heart" for them. (Man, I am so cheesy!) And well, I can't think of anything much cooler than a business-for-blessing in Iraq. Do you ever look at this world and just feel overwhelmed at the need and despair and can't imagine how you can help? Know that you're supposed to bring Jesus to this world, but don't know how? Well, here's at least one thing you can do. And if you're like me and can't imagine spending more than 20-30 bucks on a pair of shoes, well...this isn't really about you. Or the shoes. And besides, how much money did you spend on gas last month? Or at Target? Or drinking Starbucks? Or on concert tickets? Go ahead, suck it up. You can do it. A teeny little sacrifice won't kill ya. Go ahead. Click on the link. You know you want to.