Monday, December 31, 2007


I uploaded some pictures to my flickr page of my parents' visit to Prague way back in March. Once I take Christmas photos off my camera, I'll post them here.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chrismas has come and gone, but the hustle and bustle has not stopped. The road to the Willis family Christmas was a bumpy one (as usual), but smoothed out when it was important. We got together with my dad's extended family, my brother turned 20, and my family gathered together Tuesday to celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

My best friend and her husband ( check out their blog ) will arrive in Dayton today coming in from the wilds of Minnesota. I am so thankful that we will be able to spend time together, as we had limited time when she was in town for Thanksgiving.

I've added another link to a blog. ParadoxUganda is the blog of the Myhre family, missionaries through World Harvest in the Bundibugyo area of Uganda. The Myhres are doctors and have been ministering in Bundibugyo for a number of years. They are experiencing the Ebola outbreak there, although it seems to be running out of steam.

This was a very disjointed post. My mind is everywhere today

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tis the Season

To dress your pets up in crazy outfits! Enjoy two honorary reindeer, Andy and Toby :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Tonight we took my dad out to Thai 9 for his birthday. We had wonderful food--I had Chicken Thai Spicy. Yum, yum. On the way home, my dad stopped to get dog food and a frisbee for my frisbee-obsessed dog, Toby. He got a squeaky toy for our other dog, Andy, who loves it to bits. He taunted the neighbor dogs by laying down in the middle of the back yard and squeaking his toy while Toby chased his frisbee.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

December 12 of 12

12 of 12 is Chad Darnell's baby. You take 12 pictures on the 12th day of the month, and post them to your blog, then give him the link! This is the 3rd month (not consecutive) that I've participated.

1. 6:30 am: My morning coffee on my way to work this morning. I had to go in early at 7 to support a meeting that ran from 7:30 to 8:30. It's been a while since I've had to get up at 5:30 in the am, so I definitely needed some coffee!

2. 7:00 am: Just parked at work. It's way too early to be working!

3. 7:00 am: The parking lot and housing development/mall across the way from my office. It's so dark out!

4. 9:00-ish am: On my back from a Starbucks run for my coworkers and myself. Caught this at a red light.

5. 1:15 pm: It's Wendy's for lunch today. I didn't have the time to pack this morning, so I had a chicken sandwich.

6. 1:30 pm: The Christmas van at work. It's even crazier and more festive from the back.

7. 2:00 pm: I'm wearing my fun leopard print shoes from Target today.

8. 3:00 pm: Trapped by paper in my cube. Aaaah!

9. 5:00 pm: The parking lot view in the evening. I usually work until 5:30, but since I came in early, I figured I was allowed to leave a bit early.

10. 5:08 (?) pm: Listening to a podcast from on my way home from work. This one was all about one of my new fave shows, Pushing Daisies.

11. 5:45 pm: Two of my dogs out front. Andy (black) and Toby (golden brown) being inquisitive. (Or just looking for a place to pee.)

12. 8:30 pm: What's left of my Smart Water after an hour of zumba. That class is so fun, you don't even notice that an hour has passed.

Bonus picture: "Believe" Our advent wreath. I believe in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is one way my family marks our belief. Unfortunately for us, we couldn't find the traditional purple and pink taper candles (or at least 3 of the same color purple!), so we went with red this year.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


This is definitely something I will always associate with home: a roaring fire in the fireplace during the winter.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

We've entered into the season of Ohio weather that starts out beautiful, and ends up gross and slushy--it's snow-time again. We had our first real snowfall of the season starting last night and continuing through this morning. All of the predictions have been for between 2-4 inches. You would think people had never experienced snow before. There were accidents and school closings reported on the radio this morning, and while on my way to work I saw a boy wearing shorts while standing at the bus stop!

I hope the snow lasts for a couple more days, or at least for the snow to stick around, because we have warmer weather in our forecast. Next Monday and Tuesday are going to be in the 60s!