Monday, January 31, 2005

Pushup Galore!!!!

Pushup Plan
My dorm,Hodson Hall, does a 2 week pushup plan that guarantees an inch on your chest by the end if you do it right. You max out on pushups sunday night and do a percentage of your max every however minutes for 16 hours of each day. Not only do you work out, but it builds community, and this year we are even getting sponsored for every pushup we do. We will end up raising at least $5000 for the Tsunami relief by the end. It ended today... Thank goodness because i don't like pushups anymore!!! here is what i did:
Tuesday 400

Saturday, January 29, 2005

I'm important!!!

this makes me smile
I have always said i would be something when i make iwu propoganda! hahaha They have all these pictures of different good looking students on every wall and every magazine and i was beginning to feel left out. So when i finally was in the IWU triangle for going on the china trip: It was amazing... It was kind of like Mike Wazowski on Monsters Inc.: "I don't believe it...(in utter shock)...I was on TV!" SO in my case, (Despite the fact that i am in the back and this is silly picture of me) I was thinking "I don't believe it...... I made IWU propoganda!
Disclaimer: If anyone is offended by the word "propoganda", I'm sorry, you can replace this word with any of the following words: material, pictures, your mom! jk

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I'm not slacking

Prof 3!
I am focusing my concentration problems so i can be more effective! I hope you enjoy this at my expense. :)

Monday, January 24, 2005


So i tore my ACL in my knee... that means surgery in a month or so and approximately 6 months of rehab! I am walking around great right now, but will be out soon enough. I was telling Steve A(my roommate) that God had a purpose for all of this and that God was probably trying to get me to slow down and teach me just like when i had surgery on my hand. His Response: You better hope you get it right this time or the next time you are going to be a parapallegic. :) Steve, always knows just what i need to hear! hahaha. I think the only appropriate thing to do now is to play "Survivor" by destiny's child. I'll keep on keepin on'. Lord willing of course! :)

Keep on Keepin on

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Yea for Trace

Trace just called to say he had a great day... Just imagine this... a sophomore in college finally got a job he wants coaching a major high school's guy's volleyball team. He will get paid decent too. Praise God and thats a good day in and of itself. After that he went to the beach where the waves were HUGE(10footers)! He took some pictures of the waves for me since we are both surfers. He didn't have a board to go out so he just sat on Mission Beach throwing a tennis ball around watching this majestic waves crash. Beautiful. After that he met some girls as he was taking pictures of the beach and he found out that they might be Christians... do i have to mentioned that he was absolutely stoked when he called me. He had a great day but the thing that made me most excited was that at the end of the conversation, he was thanking the Lord for the experience and day! If there is one thing i have found and am still learning: it's that you can't fulfill your life by an experience or money or friends, but God, so he better be a part of what you are doing and who you are!!!

Monday, January 17, 2005

Update on the Bum knee

So i just saw a trainer(which means this is NOT certain without tests) but the consensus was not as good as i was hoping for... they said that i probably have a sprained MCL and possibly a torn ACL but i have to see a doctor first. Recovery Time: All i know is i was expecting 6 days and they said anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months! Go Figure!! But things are all in God's timing so it will work out! To lighten up the mood though, here is what i accomplished in class today!!!

Another Prof
No really, despite popular rumors i actually do learn stuff in class!

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Messed Up!!!

This morning at my church league basketball game, I MESSED SOMEONE UP! One of their players was dribbling around a defender and going for a lay up and i saw my chance... i soared like i never soared before, timed the shot perfectly, and PINNED this guys layup against the backbaord. It was aMAZing on the way up! Then i got MESSED UP on the way down from the block. i landed on my left leg and it buckled inward. They say it's just a strain and nothing is broken, but it hurts like crazy! They say that if the swelling doesn't go down and the pain ease up, i might have to set up an appointment for an MRI to see if any ligaments are torn. But let's get serious... am i really that accident prone.... am i going to overexaggerate stuff?... YOU KNOW IT! I'll be okay with a little time and sympathy from the girls. Just kidding! Maybe God just wanted me to slow down for one reason or another. Que sera sera. And for those guys who were wondering... no we did not win the game :)

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Back at School

Since i more lazy and inactive this Christmas than ever... I was ready to get to work when i got back to school. But not that much work. I have all upperlevel classes and a C.S. Lewis class where i already have to read 2 books by next Friday!!! ANd if you know me, that's insane to ask of me. I'm growing up and gonna have to be more disciplined since i really do want to learn the information in each of my classes this semester. I know... some of you are getting scared that i am getting way too serious, so here is proof i am not. This is a little picture of my profs that i drew to compensate for my attention deficit disorder(not really but maybe.) I am not going to say her name to save embarrassment from my poor doodling skills

One of my teachers

Saturday, January 08, 2005

So Disappointed!!!

I was up and down the whole game!!! We lost at the end of the game... and then there was a penalty... and we scored and got the toss... then punted it... then got it back and went for the winning field goal... and LOST!!! I was exhausted by the end of the game! I think Michael Lieberknecht in the picture below felt the same way!

Janelle and Michael
I picked Michael and his girlfriend Janelle up from the airport on the way back to school. Due to the nasty snow storms in Marion and power being lost, they stayed at our house in Plymouth for a night. Talking to them makes me feel like i am back home.

Friday, January 07, 2005

The Down-low on Christmas Fun

Christmas picture
Christmas was a blast! Here was the classic family picture where you had to find a nice place to take a picture and then find a picture where everyone looks good... Good times!
1st week: Kelly came in and we did a lot of Christmas shopping since i hadn't done any prior to this
Christmas day: Brandon and Jen came in and stayed for four days completing the family time. Here are some Christmas day pictures

Jen and B opening presents

My wrapping job on brandon's gift
TO make up for my wrapping skills or lack there of i make visually stimulating packages so that the receiver is so enthralled and dumbfounded by my randomness that they totally disregard the terrible wrapping job. This is Brandon's person wrapping job!

Marshmellow guns are fun
My mom got my day, brandon, and i these plastic guns that you can shoot marshmellows out of them... It was War!!! :)

Kelly likes my style of playing cards
We played a lot of family games(cards, Balderdash, Boggle, etc.) Good times. This picture below is Brandon getting caught in mid throw.

brandon pegging me
Brandon Jennifer and Kelly all left on Thursday
The Last week was PAINFUL!!!(keep in mind i don't like going to the dentist)
Monday: got wisdom teeth pulled
Tuesday: played basketball
Wednesday: got in grown toenail pulled
Thursday: got a tooth mold from dentist
Friday: Got stitches from wisdom teeth pulled out

Monday, January 03, 2005

It is truly better to give than receive

My dad's gift
My Favorite Gift was this picture that i blew up and put in a frame for my dad.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

New Year's Resolutions!

This picture has nothing to do with the subject... i used my brother in law to get your attention!

There is just something about making goals and accomplishing goals that i love. I also think it is important to make goals so that we can keep our focus on God. Take into consideration 1 Corinthians 9:24,26-27

"24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.26Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." So as you make goals and start a new year keep your focus on the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed(Proverbs 16:3).
Here are a my quick 2005 goals:
Whiten Teeth
Develop Waking up Habits

Read 5 Books for fun this year
Better Studying Habits

Read through Bible in year with Brandon Bruce
Consistent Prayer Time

Watch the minimum TV without someone else there

Get Consistency before Sanity!
Develop Family

Start to Learn break dancing
Flip on to feet from back
Dunk in a game
Sled down roof
Surf on Lake Michigan
Shovel sidewalks

Saturday, January 01, 2005

I Love New Year's Day

Primo's baptism
There is something about a new start that is amazing. Here is my Dad baptizing Primo who was being shipped over seas to serve our county in a few days. Praise the Lord for a fresh start.