Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
matt and i were so excited to be able to provide the funds, from our tithe last month, to supply a traditional well, for those in need of one...
"In countries like Malawi, a well just 60 feet deep can bring new health and life to a community of 150 people. The well your gift provides will be capable of supplying more than 600 gallons of safe water a day for drinking, bathing, irrigating crops, and watering livestock." - World Vision
pick something that YOU are interested in sharing and do so at World Vision...
me pumping water in Kumasi, Ghana exactly 3 years ago!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
well, it was a whirlwind of a trip...we enjoyed our time in the Windy City very much, celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! it was not that windy, just hot. we packed thinking it was going to be cooler than it really was. we saw everything that we planned to see plus more! got to stay at the W downtown, go up in Sears tower, go to Greek town and get a gyro, see Harpo studio, see Cloud Gate and the pavilion in Millennium Park, see Wrigley Field, ride on the Chicago River via water taxi (only $2 vs the $25 it costs to get a tour), get a Cinnamon roll at Ann Sather's, get a deep dish at Giordano's, see Transformers being filmed on the street we were staying on, ride the El train, go to the waterfront, go to Lincoln Park Zoo (free), go to the Federal Money Museum and so much more!
typical Chicagoian...checkin' it out. scene of Transformers 3, guy jumping off Willis (Sear's) Tower
i want these 2 so bad! loved these rabbits, but they were sleeping the whole time...they wouldn't budge to come see us.
this was horrible/unbelievable...this baby bunny rabbit somehow got into the gorilla cage, and this guy was having way too much fun with it. at first we all totally thought he was just playing with it before having it for lunch, but the workers out front said that he would not eat it that he was just being entertained by it. thank God, cause that was really hard to watch. he would just grab the poor thing by its ears and dangle it around and then by its feet and do the same...then it'd pinch it btwn its thigh and keep it there so it wouldn't get away. 3 times we saw it escape, but the poor little bunny was so disoriented that it just hopped to the window and the gorilla came and grabbed it up again. it was so hard to watch.
i loved the cat house, but regret that we didn't get to see the Lions. they were going back to eat as we came up.
1. faux rabbit throw on the bed in our room
2. cute rabbits cuddled together in the farm area at the zoo
3. the poor baby bunny that got disoriented in the gorilla cage
4. this one that was just randomly there to make me smile, on the street, in a yard, eating all the pansies. :/
YIKES! this took a lot of nerves for me to go out on that thing! i just DO NOT get how that thing is staying like that!??!