Ain't it pretty the way it all streaks together at night...

Today was a busy day.  First, we went to church.  Mr. Simpson preached, and was awesome.  That was exciting.  He did a really good job.  After church we went home and then went to the potluck at Mary's house to see Lori while she is home from the far away country she lives in.  That was nice.  We ate good food and played charades.  Then we went to youth group, and got there late, but that was good too.  When we got home me and Mom and Sophie laid out on a blanket to look at stars.  We saw lots of shooting ones, and I decided I need to learn more constellations, because I'm sure there are lots of things I'm seeing up there that have names, and I just don't know them yet.

Tomorrow I think I'm going out with some girls to dinner and a movie.  We wanted to go to Panchero's because Daniel works there now, so that's the plan so far.  Hopefully it all works out, because that would be lots of fun.

This coming weekend I'm going to Okoboji with Em and Andy.  That makes me pretty excited.  When we went there for LifeLight it was super fun, and Em says there's lots to do for 4th of July.  So I'm pumped about that, too.  Hopefully that will also work out.  If it does, I will be gone Friday the 4th through Sunday the 6th.

Mexico is getting closer.  It's sort of driving me insane a little bit, actually.  Like, I want it to either just get here and get here now, or just never come so I can stop anticipating it.  I'm excited, but nervous, and it's all just a strange combination of emotions.  I'm not entirely sure what I think about it, but I know it's all going to be alright, so I can't say I'm worried.  I have all the skirts I need, and I need to make sure I'll have enough shirts, and other than that there isn't tons of stuff to do.  I need to make a poster for a memory verse, and that's all I remember at the moment.  There's a little more than that, I'm just not really focused on it right now.

I think Mom just fell asleep at the laptop.  Hahaha.  That's so cute. *laugh*

Alright.  I need sleep.  Too much sleep deprivation these days.

Mara the Butterfly


  1. Hey! Madeline and Eli will be in Okoboji for the 4th with Jay and Rhonda. I think they go to Arnold's Park to watch fireworks. Maybe you will see them amongst the huge crowds!! Have fun!!

  2. I agree about Mr. Simpson.

    Lori lives in Dubai. Did you hear them talking about the skyscraper they are building that can actually change its shape? *stare*

    Charades was hysterical. Grammy's "crab" just about killed me. *laugh*

    That was a LOT of shooting stars. I think you're right about them.

    Actually, I nodded off writing my grocery list and waiting for 600+ pictures to load on the laptop. BUT THANKS FOR TELLING THE WORLD. *laugh*

    I think I know what pics to order. You need to let me know any specific requests, though. How long does it take to get them?

  3. I'm just going to infer that Mr. Simpson doesn't normally preach. I like change-ups in the sermon-delivery schedule. Good food and charades are the stuff of happy sighs.

    Shooting stars are absolutely lovely.

    I remember those mixed emotions before my Mexico trip. Try to relish them for their own sake--they make a nice sort of bittersweet memory. Bittersweet in a nice way.

    Interestingly enough, I think I'm sleeping too much, these days.

  4. Pictures! OK, my plan was to just order these for our family. Ones to be framed at home and then a few to be given to Grammy and Pepaw, Grams, Manda and Chad, etc. You need to let me know if you would like me to order anything in addition to that and what sizes. For all I know, Em wants an 8x10 of you for her nightstand. I mean, OF COURSE Em wants an 8x10 of you for her nightstand.

    I don't know what was going on with your post, but you were going crazy with your commas. I meant to say that in my earlier post. *laugh*

    Have I told you yet that I'm going to miss you when you're gone? I know ME missing you doesn't count as much, but it's still nice to hear it. Right?

  5. Not gonna lie...Pilates was hysterical. But isn't it fun that we get to do things like "The Mermaid"?

    "Ooh, I want to be a mermaid!"

    You: I wonder if this is going to be good for our abs.
    Me: Ohmyword! Yeah!! Can't you feel that?!?
    You: I don't know. I guess a little bit. Maybe my abs are really awesome under this fleshy exterior. *pounds tummy*

    AND...congratulations on your Risk game. *wiggles eyebrows*

    You get a shot today.