Stretch out your arms
I have an acquaintance that I went to high school with. She’s a few years older than me and has two adorable twin children. As most mothers I know, she posts the adorable things that her children say to each other on her facebook status, and, aside from the overwhelming adorableness, I’m amazed with the profoundness of some of their quotes, especially for three-year-olds. Even at...
Watching 500 Days of Summer
Me: What IS the Nighrider theme song? I've missed the past 10 minutes of this moving trying to remember it, and all I keep coming up with is "Eye of the Tiger."
Jonathan: I keep getting Super Mario, World 1, Level 2 music.
Me: Yes, and if the two had a baby, it'd be that song.
We finally looked it up.
I would argue with you, but I think you’re right.– This is my husband wrapped up in his own quote. Love him. Hysterical.
I haven't been around much lately
I can’t quit thinking about the people of Haiti. Have you ever had one of those times that, despite knowing otherwise, prayer just doesn’t seem to be enough? I feel like I need to do something. I want to be there with the people I don’t even know, helping them, hugging them, rebuilding their lives and making those lives better. I guess part of this has led to a little bit of an...
How to Help Haiti
justingerhardt: A few days ago, I shared an amazing story from Josh Wyatt’s trip to Haiti. If you haven’t read it, check it out. Long story short, Roberta and her kids need our help. Here’s Josh talking about how to make it happen: **Donate to Manna Global Ministries here. **Donate to Roberta directly by writing a check to “Estes Church of Christ” (marked “Haiti Relief”) and sending it...
Suffering is when God uses what He hates to accomplish what He wants
An Incredible Story From My Friend's Trip To Haiti
justingerhardt: Shared this story in church last night. So awesome. As soon as he heard about the earthquake in Haiti, my friend Josh got on a plane to the Dominican Republic and found a spot on a truck headed across the border to Port-Au-Prince. He was trying to get to a small orphanage run by a Christian friend of his named Roberta. Josh has an adopted daughter from Haiti and he’s spent a...
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Believe it or not, getting quality photos takes a lot of time, energy and yes, money.
It returns two weeks from today.
Watching my husband play Super Mario World Wii, like he has been for the past two days straight...
Jonathan: You know you want to play.
Me: No, not really. I'd rather watch my six-year-old husband get dominated by the water castle.
Jonathan: This game is hard! It's at least eight and up. You're just too old to understand.
Me: I'm eating apple slices and Easy Mac!
Seeing a Wii commercial about five minutes ago...
Me: I would totally kick your butt in some Mario Kart.
Jonathan: Let's go get a Wii and you can prove it.
Aaaaand we're in the car to go buy one.
Well, the national championship is over, bring on...
Anyone want to pay for me to go to Vancouver next month?
Well, Alabama did it. It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t what I expected. To me, the whole game was kind of weird, actually. It was a disaster, then it was a blowout, then Bama gave up, then it was close, then it was over. I didn’t want Colt McCoy to get hurt. I really like and respect that guy [and think he is vastly underrated as far as his “good, Christian guy”...
So we were supposed to get an inch of snow last night and this is what we got: We were supposed to get another inch this morning and this is it: Ohhhh life in the South. My favorite part is that this was enough to close schools here for today and tomorrow.
Too strange to title
Me: Is Alabama going to win tomorrow?
Jonathan Bradford: I say yes.
Me: I sure hope so.
Jonathan Bradford: I'm thinking about betting lots of money on it.
Jonathan Bradford: So if they win, I'll be extra happy.
Me: But then if you lose, you'd be extra sad.
Jonathan Bradford: Yeah, I think being extra sad if they lose is fun too.
Me: You would.
Jonathan Bradford: It's better than being kind of sad.
Me: Oh yes, I much prefer suicidal.
Jonathan Bradford: I'm not going to put my life savings on it Mrs. Sarcasm Queen.
Me: Me? Sarcastic?
Me: Speaking of which, am I still in your phone as Paris Hilton? Because if so, I'd like to retract that nickname by now.
Jonathan Bradford: No, you are not.
Jonathan Bradford: You are in my phone as Paris Hilton Newberry.
Me: Of course.
Jonathan Bradford: I changed it about four seconds after you were pronounced man and wife, and started giggling, and Caitlin hit me and told me to be quiet.
I changed my name in his phone over six years ago... when Paris Hilton was just a hot celebrity heiress and not a moron or other choice words I could put there. Oh well...
Let me preface this by saying: I do NOT watch...
Here we go again
OK, fine. I’m going to do it. As I’ve put together this poster of my photo-a-day project last year, I’ve noticed a few things: My photos are boring I, in fact, did not really improve my photography I love that I remember a detail about every single day I need to do it again In 2009, the goal of my project was to force myself to use my new camera. This year, I actually want...
Room for improvement
I’ve always gotten a little frustrated with New Year’s resolutions. I’m a firm believer that if there’s something in your life that needs changed or improved upon, start as soon as you realize it. However, a new year does seem to make everyone think about how they’ve used the past 365 days, and I’m no different. Having said that, I do have a few things I want to...
2010: Bring on the Spirit
jlgerhardt: This year I want to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. That’s it. It’s the only resolution I’m making. I want to be full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. That means I want stop thinking about me all the time. I want to stop letting life-junk get me all worked up. I want to make decisions instead of letting situations and...