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Thursday, October 27, 2005

They did it!

Congratulations to the Chicago White Sox on a great World Series sweep. There's nothing better than a little baseball to bring a family together. We had youth group tonight and then came home to watch the game with a very healthy McDonald's dinner (It's 69 cent cheeseburger day here!).
It was a great game! It's been a great series. Although like I have said, neither Joel nor I are huge Sox fans, we are happy to see some team out of Chicago do something! Our greatest team right now besides the Sox is the soccer team, the Chicago Fire. Anyway, hats off to the Sox. Have I told you that Ozzie Guillen's sons go to North Park University? That's the school that I graduated from and where Joel is in Seminary. Kind of a fun fact for ya! Again, congrats to the Sox and to J. Dye for a well deserved MVP!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Game 3-Whew...!

Well, we were certainly hoping the Sox would win. I didn't think, however, that it would take 14 innings (5 hours and 41 minutes) for them to do it! I guess they just wanted to make it interesting for everyone. I was at work and had a little down time so a bunch of us were huddled in a room. THis was the 9th inning. We went back to check on patient's and then back to watch the game. You can imagine how many times I did this in the course of 14 innings. Needless to say, I am happy they are doing so well-they've certainly waited long enough to get here. One more game and hopefully they will take it. Go Sox!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

World Series Anyone??!!

Just thought I would blog a little bit about the world series. Is anyone watching it? Well, we have watched the last couple of games. I must admit I am not usually a SOX fan. I am actually a north sider (in Chicago that means you are a CUBS fan). Joel is impartial since he is a Cleveland Indians fan. We have gone to a couple of Sox games but both times we have rooted for the Indians. That can be dangerous, but we made it out of the park fine. All that to say that although we may not be actual Sox fans, we are excited that they are in the World Series (even if they did beat the Indians). They have had two great games and we hope they keep it up. Any Sox fans out there?

What do you all think of the series? Does anyone still like baseball out there?

Monday, October 17, 2005

Have you seen this????

I am not sure if any of you have seen this movie, but I highly recommend it. It recently came out on video and DVD. Joel and I saw it when it first came out in the theaters and when we saw it said, "We have to tell everyone we know to see this!" So, from the Delp's-GO RENT THIS AND SEE IT! It really did change the way I look at so many things. Since Joel has been in seminary, there are many things that we have learned about racism and racial reconciliation. Being from a small town in Indiana I automatically thought, "I'm not racist!" I'm a Christian! I am sure many of you have thought the same thing. However, I have found that sometimes we may say and do things that are considered offensive and yes even racist without thinking about it. I ask you to watch this movie. It is very graphic in some areas I will warn you, but I ask you to watch it and then discuss it with someone. I hope that you can get as much out of it as we have and maybe bring into light things that you never thought were there.
I also recommend going to OPRAH.COM. Now, I am not a huge fan of Oprah, I think her thinking system can be a bit...well off base at times, but she does do some good shows about things that I think are very important. She recently did a show with the cast from Crash and I thought you might be interested in seeing some of it. Also, if you don't know what Crash is about, go to and watch the trailer.
Hope you all get a chance to see this film. You will be better for it. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Our Ecuador

As promised, I said that I would post more about our time in Ecuador. The song that goes with this is a song by my favorite group, Caedmon's Call. They traveled to Ecuador and seems were effected much the same way we were. Some of the pictures are hard to see I worn you, especially those of children in the dump. Keep in mind, a lot of these people LIVE IN the dump. There are also a lot of pictures of the landscape, the hospitals we visited, the missionaries we love and just Ecuador in general. If you want to know more, let me know. I hope you all can get a glimpse of the wonderful country and people of Ecuador. Enjoy!

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My best friend, my husband

This is one of my nieces Braedyn and my best friend-he just happens to be my husband. I love this picture a ton! It just makes me smile every time I look at it.
I had to write about my husband because, well, I just love him so much. I was so proud of him this weekend as I watched him preach his first sermon in the "big" church. Right now he is doing his internship at our church for seminary. He had preached once before at church, but it was the weekend that most of the congregation was at our church picnic in Wisconsin. Last Sunday, a ton of people were there. His parents and aunt and uncle were also there. We sat right in the front row (no pressure), so we had a front row seat.
I knew that he was going to be preaching on John 13-Jesus washing the disciples feet, but didn't realize how much it would touch me and how I felt he lives out the message he was preaching. The basics of the sermon was that Jesus washed the disciples feet and then sent them out to wash other's feet. He also led by serving. Of all the people I know, I feel my husband is such a servant leader. He is the most loyal friend anyone could ever have. After the service was over, I was just so proud of him. Of course me being so emotional, I started crying. But I realized how truly blessed I am to have the husband I do. I am so excited to see what God is going to do through him.
Thanks Joely for being my husband and my best friend!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Double Trouble!

As I am attempting to clean our apartment for company this weekend, I come around the corner into our bedroom and find that are cutie pie puppies have done THIS! Now granted, they have done many worse things, but I couldn't help posting this because their faces were just priceless. They knew they had done something they shouldn't. They had taken my little puff thing from the bathtub and torn in to shreds all over the room. At least I hadn't cleaned that room yet if you can't tell. It's so hard not to just crack up in the middle of when I am telling them NO! They are just so cute that I really do just start laughing. As innocent as Patah(the white one) seems to be, I am sure she does her fair share of the mischief that they get into. So, that's the dog story for the day! Happy Thursday everyone.

Let me know what everyone thinks of Survivor and CSI this week!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Marathon Anniversary!

Well, I have to brag on my husband and my friends for a little bit. A year ago today, my wonderful husband and my two seminary friends Johnna and Jodi, completed the Twin Cities Marathon! I didn't do much but stand on the sidelines and cheer for them and give them the occasional banana when needed. It was a fun experience for me (I don't know how much fun for them...)
Today we went out the lunch at Yes, Thai; one of our fav resturants and one of the places we all went while they were in training for the marathon. It was fun to catch up and talk about life after the marathon.
So Joel, Johnna, and Jodi, if you didn't know already, I am super proud of you all! You all did a great job. So maybe it's a year later, but it was fun! See you in the spring for a MINI Marathon right??? (That's just my size)!
Congrats and happy 1 year (MARATHON) anniversary!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

SUSHI Anyone?????

Well, there are many things we have been introduced to in Chicago. I have mentioned the traffic previously. Other things are culture-almost anytime you walk down the street you are guaranteed to hear 5-10 different languages. We LOVE it! Another thing is a Starbuck's on almost every corner. It's terrible for the purse, but I just can't get enough. But one of my favorite things that we have found here in Chicago is...


On Saturday for our date day, we got Sushi from our favorite place called...Sushi Station and then came home and watched Indians play (unfortunately they lost), but we had a fun time anyway. Joel like Sushi too, but I must say I am the connosiere of Sushi in the family. I just can't get enough of the stuff and I sometimes even crave it.

Now some people may be saying that I'm crazy for liking Sushi, and I probably would have said the same thing before I tried it. But after you try it, it really isn't too bad. I think some people get caught up in the name and what it actually is. Don't worry though, not all sushi is raw. And it's actually very good for you.

So here is my blog about Sushi. For those of you that may feel a twinge in your stomach-I apologize, but I had to share this love of Sushi.

Happy Eating!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Thursday's Survivor and CSI!

Did anyone see Survivor or CSI this week? Any thoughts? I am still working on Thursday's so I usually see them after the fact. Just thought I would ask. I'm sure it's another great episode. Although I love that they have a nurse practioner-and I am rooting for her to go MOST of the way. I still love Steph from Survivor Palau-so I am kind of rooting for her a little more! Let me know your thoughts for those of you who are fans!