Monday, October 4, 2010

picking for apples

 This past weekend we jumped in a car, (yes a car-we don't have one here in chicago)and went to Jonamac Orchard  with a group of friends from our new church. It was a blast picking a peck of apples and feeling the crunch of the leaves under my boots. We grabbed apple doughnuts as well as some apple butter. Delish!
harvest pumpkins

us running through the orchard (see the apples!)
corn design

beautiful sunshine morning and fresh apples
 Now the question remains: what to do with all of those apples? Stay tuned for the answer. wink.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

you took me out for a night on the town-but forgot your shoes.

navy pier-ferris wheel

glad we walked! entrance on a Friday evening (note the cool trolley)

best view of the city on a warm summer night.


dreamland views.

ending the night right-fireworks.
dustin took me out for a night on the pier.
italian dinner. a free ride on the ferris wheel & great views

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If Not Now, Never.

beyond barbed wire

 Here are works from my Photography Study at Indiana Wesleyan University. I minored in Studio Art and still enjoy taking photographs with my Nikon. 

Works from 
September 2008-December 2008

jumping trucks

bash in the boys bathroom

highway home


an entrance

Reflection of a Depressed Economy.

through anothers eye

one painting a thousand pains

collecting pieces

Friday, September 24, 2010

Opportunity Knocks a Melody

I have been (sigh*) unemployed since moving here to the big city.

Upon meeting new people I found myself pridefully labeling myself a "homemaker" or would suggest I was "taking time to find myself." Whatever that meant.

I am a twenty one year old college graduate with many credentials, a good employment history, and well, a great smile. After applying to countless non-profits, internship opportunities and coffee shops I found myself frustrated and confused. Then I heard of Public Allies, a leadership development program led by Michelle Obama, the first lady. I applied and after a very difficult recruitment process I am hired. God is so good. Even when we are confused and don't know where to turn or what to do.

Public Allies member as of September

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Don't Shop! Adopt.

Her name is City. 
She is a three month kitten and sleeps between Dustin and I's warm bodies under our Urban Outfitters quilt every night. Black, Grey with Rust and White Stripes she is a beauty. Dustin & I adopted her from the Anti-Cruelty Society.

--Please Adopt. Save animals who are abandoned. Don't shop and support the surplus of animals that aren't in demand. Give back. Make a difference. Know you have played a part in saving another little life. By shopping you are inadventently supporting the euthanasia of animals. 

Paws   (also where Oprah adopted her little puppies)
Don't Support Puppy Mills (more information and how you can help)