fun times at the ' Stone

Work was awesome tonight.
Who knew I could go to work at an ice cream shop and end up having discussions about religion, relationships, human ecology, ethics, the separation of church and state, and the like. It was so cool.
I love work. :)

and the Ministry of Silly Walks. lol.


good times...

I laughed more this evening than I have in the past two months, probably. 
It was just awesome. 
"I'm sorry... well, sorta.... kinda.... not really... Sympathetic!"
"why is Blake not talking?!? :groan:"
and everything in between. I was literally laughing so hard I was crying.
Perfect night. =)


I'm baaaacck!! :)

It has been quite a long time since I have posted here, but at the urging of different people, and since it's the beginning of the school year, I thought it'd be a good time to start. =)

The first day of classes was pretty good. I think this semester might not kill me. This is good.
The mime/Bible Force stuff for the kids at Refuel tonight was awesome. I made a new friend, who is absolutely adorable. (and 14 months old =) )

So excited for the Robin Mark concert on Friday... but very sad that a certain person will not be there. :( But, seeing as this is an Optimism thing, I shan't dwell on that too long.



Right now...

  1. A soldier of sorts is diligently fighting the fight so you don’t have to.
  2. Someone who suffered from a severe injury last year is back on their feet.
  3. A small group of people are building something that will soon make the impossible possible.
  4. Somewhere on Earth a double rainbow is stretched from one end of the horizon to the other.
  5. One of the next Billboard-chart-topping musical artists is patiently rehearsing in her garage.
  6. A piece of literature is being written that will eventually change your perspective on life.
  7. Young children all over the world are singing and dancing before they even realize there is anything that isn’t music.
  8. A friend is helping a friend rise above thoughts of suicide.
  9. Someone is thinking what you’re thinking, but hasn’t said anything yet either.
  10. Two people in your hometown are falling in love.
  11. Somewhere someone is admiring a breathtaking sunrise, and somewhere else a surreal sunset.
  12. People of various religious backgrounds are in temples, churches, mosques and other places of worship praying, wholeheartedly, for world peace.
  13. Someone who has struggled with their weight for the last several years is standing on a scale and smiling.
  14. Hundreds of cute elderly couples are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
  15. A baby girl just took her first few steps without falling.
  16. Two best friends are laughing so hard they aren’t even making any noise.
  17. A future world leader is in grade school at recess.
  18. Someone is in the process of sincerely forgiving a seemingly unforgivable act.
  19. There’s a kid studying hard somewhere who aspires to get to where you are in life.
  20. A firefighter is running into a burning building to rescue a perfect stranger.
  21. Someone in your vicinity genuinely wants to be your friend.
  22. A young mom is lying in a hospital bed and holding her newborn baby twins for the very first time.
  23. Someone is taking a shower and singing happily at the top of their lungs.
  24. There is someone out there who smiles when they think of a specific moment they once shared with you.
  25. An alcoholic just celebrated one full year of sobriety.
  26. Volunteers in major cities all over the world are working at homeless shelters caring for those who are less fortunate than themselves.
  27. A young man is pulled over on the side of the road helping a young woman change a flat tire.
  28. A high school athlete just broke her own personal record.
  29. Two teenagers just received their very first kiss ever from each other.
  30. A husband and wife who were drowning in debt five years ago proudly hold a balance of zero on their credit cards.
  31. Someone is hugging a friend who desperately needs it.
  32. A new small business owner just wrapped up his first profitable year working for himself.
  33. A grandfather is holding his granddaughter’s hand and they’re both smiling from ear to ear.
  34. Someone just placed their spare change in the charity collection cup at the grocery store.
  35. A small group of friends are sitting around a table sharing funny stories and cheerfully reminiscing about the good old days.
  36. A breast cancer patient just found out her cancer is in complete remission.
  37. Someone out there is missing you and looking forward to your next visit.
  38. Honest people are working for various government entities to help protect your basic human rights and civil liberties.
  39. An emergency room surgeon is in the middle of saving his patient’s life.
  40. Someone is holding the door open for the person behind them.
Right now is a new beginning.  Right now is an opportunity.
Do something extraordinary.


Needless to say...

I've not posted in awhile. And I've decided that, while this has been fun, I'm no longer going to be posting on this blog. I am just too busy, and my life is so insanely awesome... I don't need a blog to remind me that.

So, fare thee well! I may be back again... in the not-so-near future... or maybe not. We shall see.



for katie. =)

yes, I am buying into peer pressure. and posting just because katie said to.

Smilely stuff (that has happened since the last time I posted, 9-25):

  • SWING!! 
  • hanging out with friends
  • watching the sunrise at Rocks
  • Going to the Aquarium, and being a shark-stalker. As well as taking lots of fun PICTURES!
  • HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!! at the Aquarium. SO MUCH FUN! 
  • I love my friends. They are there for me 24/7. And always willing to talk. or listen. y'all mean the world to me. =)

In case I don't get around to posting much in the near future (school, cleaning out our house, moving on to our boat, ect.)... 
Smilely stuff that is going to happen:
  • Sarah's house-tomorrow! eep! we're watching Come What May! =D
  • Next weekend (15th-18th) we are going backpacking at Mt. Rogers. 
  • The next day I'm going up to visit my grandparents, and getting back in time to leave for
  • Costume Swing!!!!!!!!! (and all the preceding preparations. ;))


Do Hard Things... !

Okay. Hi. This is Kathryne, hijacking Christine's blog... but she's here too, so not really :P We are going to map out our day.

5:30 AM- "My Savior" by Aaron Shust playing way too loud in our sleepy ears
6:15 AM- Leave for DO HARD THINGS!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!!
7:00 AM- Katie reluctantly begins Government homework because the sun is now out.
8:20 AM- Motivational Red Wall Paint makes the shoutout board!
9:00 AM- Pure awesome.
5:00 PM- Fangirl time :) Brett Harris signed the MRWP. Then Joel Harris signed it, and he got to sign it next to Robin Mark so he took a picture :) THENTHENTHEN Shannon Harris, Josh's wife, who happens to sing for Sovereign Grace music including The Precious Blood, (and Christine really has no idea what all this is, so, yes, it is Katie hijacking) signed it too.
6:00 PM- Wendy's for dinner! sitting outside, and then this random old man came up to us and talked to us about Mennonite clothing and asked us if we were Mennonites and rambled some odd thing about modern women's clothing... o.0
7:15 PM- Leave for home. Katie attempts to do more Government. Snakes in the car. hehe.
9:05 PM- We both do homework. And talk. And Christine thinks she distracts Katie. But really Katie is just as distracting. Katie gets hungry.
10:00 PM- Sign on to Blogger.

OH. Bad thing with silver lining. No mime performance tomorrow. Major miscommunication. And so that's a bummer. BUT. We get to sleep in. Relatively. Like, 7:30 instead of 5:30. But it's still nice. And we still get to see all of our favorite people (read: mimes) at church tomorrow.

Good morning starshine, the earth says hello!
 <3 Christine & Kathryne/Katie