Okay, it's official.. I'm a tard. The title is totally random like the post you are about to read. Little bit of this-n-that.. little serious, little talky-talk about donkey basketball.. read below and find out what I'm blabbering about...
Last night we had over my friend that I can't even remember when we first met. Ever since I can remember, Karissa has always been right there with me. We grew up in church together so I am guessing that we were infants when we met in the nursery. Now, it feels a little weird calling her "Karissa", her first name, because I have always called her Babe. Her middle name is Babe so of course when I found that out, I HAD to call her by her super fab middle name! Last night Darin was a little jealous that I was calling my friend Babe, but seriously.. she's been Babe to me about 20 years more than Darin's been my "babe".
Babe's (to the right in the pic) been in Africa for the past 2 years as a missionary at an orphanage. It felt super weird to not see her for that amount of time. We'd gone for months not seeing each other through college, but being thousands of miles away on a different continent was a tad different. She hadn't been to our house yet and hadn't even met Darin! She saw a video of the wedding but hadn't met the man I married face to face. I felt so super shallow showing her my scraproom knowing that she'd just spend 2 years of her life ministering to kids that have NOTHING, yet alone an entire room dedicated to their hobby. She told me to not be stupid and then mentioned that she loved my paper rack. Way to not make me feel totally shallow, Babe!
It's amazing how many things Babe and I do not have in common. She was a basketball star in high school and college and I chose girlie, dancy gymnastics. She is so simple and is not into material possessions and I love my makeup and scraproom. She is so eloquent in her speech and always thinks before she talks.. Well, I'm working on it cues I am NEITHER of those things! Her passion is to live and minister to people in foreign countries, my passion is to be a wife, mommy and serve in my church to the best of my ability. We don't have a ton in common, but I know that she ALWAYS has and always will be there for me in a minutes notice... and I hope that I am that for her. She was my strawberry patch buddy, a person I go to for biblical guidance and the first friend that I called when my mom died... isn't it great to have friends like Babe?
Okay, I'll stop being so serious now. =) Anyone glad that LOST is FINALLY not a rerun tonight? I am kinda afraid that people are getting honked that they have to wait 3 weeks between new epi's. I've been dying to know if Son's knocked up since the end of February.. it's been THAT long since the girl power episode! President Jack, stand up for your viewers rights!!! We want fewer reruns!
Okay, so Darin is playing in a DONKEY BASKETBALL TOURNEY on Friday night!! Now, does that make anyone else kinda laugh? I'm afraid his long legs are gunna touch the ground.. he'll have the advantage by Flinstoning with his donkey or he'll be a 6 legged donkey. =) I cannot wait to see this game! I'm gunna have to figure out how to not make my scrapbook page of this event totally stupid but this is a memory we GOTTA have documented!
Starting to get excited about D and I's vacation coming up. We're gunna go on a cruise! It's the best bang for our buck and I'm pretty sure the cruise is gunna loose money with Darin. He can EAT! My boy has the metabolism of a horse... or a donkey if we go with the theme of the post. I looked into one today and including airfare and a 7-day cruise to the Carribean, it was $1000. Yep, for both of us. WOW they are making those things affordable!
I'll leave you with a page or two.. totally simple one of D and I's engagement pics.
Yes, we look a tad alike. You know that people say that as you grow older with your spouse, you start looking alike? We've got a jump start. We've heard that we look related since we started dating.. at least we'll know what our kids look like! Well, at least we think we'll know. I'm sure Nat and Greg (the parents of the cutest kid alive) thought they'd have a baby with brown hair.. NOPE! Fire red. =) But the kid is CUTE!!! Check him out HERE. =)