Sunday, June 26, 2005

the little princess

This is the newest addition to my family: Gabriella Noelle Bloomberg.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

questioned integrity...

Today, I was sitting at Barnes & Noble (one of my favorite places), basking in the comfort of good coffee and great friends. We were there to do a Bible study, and we had some interesting conversation today.

We were talking about Rehab, the prostitute in the Bible who helped save two Israelites by hiding them. She lied about there destination, which spared their lives, in turn, a promise that her life would be spared as the Jericho Walls would eventually come a'tumbling town. The question was: Is lying ok in some situations? In this instance, her lie saved both her own life and the lives of two Israelites. But would it be better to have faith and tell their destination, or have faith that good would come out of her lie? A tough question, with no answer from me. She is mentioned in other parts of the Bible because of her faith, so obviously, she obtained faith. But how can faith come out of a lie, which is sin, when God hates sin???? Is life more important than upholding God's standards for us?

On a lighter note, Jacquie and I are helping out with Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year, by leading the children's choir. I am grateful that my work schedule will not interfere with this, because volunteering is very important to me. Being able to use something I love to get involved in children's lives is so wonderful. I think it will be a time of getting out of my comfort zone, because I am pretty shy, but it will be another way for me to grow.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Back so soon....

Thursday night, we all went back to the birthing center, because my sister-in-law (Jessica) was having contractions, and her blood pressure was quite high. She was not due until July 6th, but she successfully had Gabriella Noelle Bloomberg on June 17, at 5:03 AM. She is just breath-takingly beautiful..along with my nephew. We were worried about Jessica, because a C-section was very possible, but God helped her through it, and she did great! Gabriella weighed in at 6 lbs, 13 oz. Just think if it would have been 3 more weeks...she would've been much bigger!!

It is quite weird to think that I am an aunt of two. Johnathon (J.R.) and Gabriella (Ella) are just 26 days apart, so it all happened really fast. All of our lives have changed with the arrival of these two. This is definately the best gift I have ever received...a nephew and a niece! I will have pictures soon of both..hopefully together!


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

3rd Wheels...

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about relationships. Relationships are surrounding me! I have two older siblings who are both married, a younger sibling who is dating someone, and most of my friends are dating, if not already married. It's hard sometimes, because when I want to hang out with some of my friends, sometimes I end up being the only one there without a significant other.

Today, while I was at Barnes and Noble, Jacquie and I were talking about being the 3rd wheel sometimes. She told me that when she hangs out with my sister Sarah and I, she technically is the 3rd wheel, but she does not feel like it. I realized that when I hang out with Jacquie and her boyfriend Jeremy, I do not feel like the 3rd wheel at all! I am apart of conversation, and we are just all hanging out and having a good time. They have no idea what that means to me. Of course we all have one thing in common: Jacquie, Jeremy, and I are the only active members of the UnCool Club (UCC). We EVEN have UCC sweatshirts!!!

Thanks Jacquie and Jeremy, for being the kind of couple I can hang out with!!

Monday, June 06, 2005


I thought that it would be beneficial to make a list of all of the crazy things I have done in my life. This probably won't take long for you to read, as I have been known as a "goody-goody" my entire life.

I have...

-Rolled (TP'd) a house
-Tipped a cow
-Climbed up a billboard
-Sat on top of the restaurant, Perkins (in Jackson, Tn.)
-Played football in a thunderstorm (accompanied with big mud puttles)
-Drove a car with only one working headlight
-Drove a car with no working breaks
-Gotten pulled over (2 times+...)
-Turned my hair orange
-Snuck out of the house
-Broken curfew (at school and at home)
-Cheated on a test (in middle school)
-Hung out with the wrong crowd
-Ran from the police (when I wasn't old enough to be outside late and the officers enforced curfew..are they still doing that??)
-Sung Karaoke
-Slid into 3rd base in shorts, and NO sliding shorts..ouch!
-Fallen asleep while tanning
-Swam in Lake Michigan in March!
-Consumed "Rum Ice Cream" in Germany..since it was written in German, I DIDN'T KNOW IT HAD ALCOHOL!! EVEN THE KIDS EAT THAT STUFF THERE!
-Played hookey
-Slept through a very important test (in college)
-Missed a rehearsal (in college)
-Almost missed my sister's wedding
-Played poker while waiting for my nephew to be born--in the hospital!
-Gone to class without brushing my teeth..hey, I did have a piece of gum though..
-Worn a costume to a party that wasn't a costume party..
-Gone to a frat party (don't worry, they are so much different at a Christian school)
-Rode to my dorm with a guy I didn't even know (now we're really good friends)
-Walked alone at night in a vacant parking lot
-Worn an offensive color of lipstick
-Forgotten words of a song in an exam
-Made up words of a song in German in an exam..totally fooled them too!
-Skipped a voice lesson because I wasn't prepared

That's all I can think of. Maybe I'm not a "goody-goody" afterall, but I have learned something valuable from everything on this list. Feel free to post your lists here, by leaving comments. If I can think of anything more, I will edit this post.

Friday, June 03, 2005



My dad was asleep in his chair when I walked in the house. All of the sudden, I noticed a bat flying around my living room. I frantically slammed all of the doors that lead to other places in the house, so I could limit where the bat could go. I started screaming like a girl, and woke my dad up. MY DAD RAN AWAY! He hid in the bathroom for some time, until I made him come back out and help me. Who wears the pants in this family?? Anyway, we tried for a very long time to get him outside, but the dumb thing just kept flying in circles, and then disappearing behind curtains, bookshelves, etc. We weren't sure if he flew out and we just missed it, or if he was hiding. Well, we couldn't find him, and I finally gave up at 2:45am this morning trying. I went upstairs and finally went to bed.

While I was cleaning today, the bat appeared again. He was flying around, and quite close to me, as if he knew how annoyed I was. He has disappeared once again. I am ready for him. I have my broom and my running shoes on for when he shows his face again. So now, I just wait....

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Ok it is..

Supposedly, these are the keys to my heart. I know this is the post you all have been waiting

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.