Sunday, May 30, 2010


I'm in the midst of the best weekend ever.

I spent yesterday exploring the streets of downtown Los Angeles in the "garment district." Word to the wise: Memorial Day weekend may not be the ideal time to visit the garment district as the crowds and traffic were truly overwhelming. Despite many moments of frustration (mainly concerning parking), solo adventures are my specialty and I felt refreshed by the sights, sounds, and smells of unfamiliar territory.

In the evening I made my way to Azusa where I've been enjoying the company of my bestie.
We spent this afternoon at the beach:

(yes...we are wearing THE SAME sunglasses...)

Shared the road with some interesting characters:

(They were in the fast lane, mind you.)

Watched "Frog and Toad" (the musical) in the park, accompanied by a picnik and a sunburn:

and celebrated the fact that my cambo will be home tomorrow (aka ONE day!):

See! The best weekend ever... and tomorrow: The BEST Monday ever.

Love you!
- Katie

Friday, May 21, 2010

two eight

You are...

a total-goofball
a selfless mother
an incredibly beautiful woman
and the best friend I could ever ask for!

Cam and I are so grateful for you! Love you, Sister!!


Sunday, May 16, 2010


I FINALLY got an e-mail from Cam! I cried when I opened it (yep.) and then I proceeded to read it a million times. It was the most exciting part of my day!

He said that Tunis has been crazy and kind of tough, but they are doing well. The language barrier has been an obstacle for them, but today they had major breakthrough and Cam got to see someone "decide to be friends with Papa!" (It's illegal to share the gospel in Tunisia, so they have to be very careful about the wording they use when they're speaking or writing letters and e-mails.) It's HUGE that Cam was able to share the gospel with someone and have them make a decision to follow Jesus!

He also said that the men are very touchy, everything is closed on Sundays, and he is STILL jet lagged. Haha! Poor guy :)

Only TWO more weeks until he is home... They say distance makes the heart grow fonder. I'm not sure that I'm more fond (I was pretty stinkin fond to begin with), but there's no question that I miss my best friend.

He said he's going to try to e-mail more. Until then, I am going to bask in the joyful afterglow of that e-mail!


p.s. I'm not sure why I have my AOL mail set on New York, NY. But, I'm keepin it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's you and me, blog.

Well. We failed. Cam and I did not post that aforementioned vlog prior to his departure. Now, he's officially exploring Tunisian soil (after nearly 25 hours "en route") loving people and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ! So, you are stuck with me for the next few weeks, folks...Scary, I know!

I promise to pass along any details Cam shares with me via e-mail. I'm hoping he'll have access to a computer soon so we can learn a little about what he's up to. I'm missing him SO much already but I know this is going to be a fruitful time for both of us!

Okay, enough sap.

I'll leave you with a few quotes from the kiddos at school where I work. My coworker recently posted them on her facebook, and I hope they make you smile as much as they made me smile:

Kid Quotes

Rene, 5th grade boy: “Midgets are probably just people who didn’t eat enough vegetables.”
(He said this in all seriousness!)

Miss Kelly: “If you bring toys to school, I have to confiscate them.”
Cameron, 3rd Grade Boy to his friends: “Guys, don’t bring toys to school or Miss Kelly will suffocate them!”

Olivia, 2nd Grade Girl: “For Halloween I got a popcorn ball. It’s popcorn made out of balls.”

Miss Kelly: “What’s your favorite thing about Mr. Joe?”
Caroline, 2nd grade girl #1: “He gave me a turtle.”
Olivia, 2nd grade girl #2: “And he has leg hair.”

Leward, 4th grade boy: (Spoken with great concern) “Have you ever heard of a Japanese plum? People keep talking about it and I’ve never heard of it so I want to make sure I’m not crazy.”

(2nd grade girl playing M.A.S.H.)
Miss Kelly: “You always have to put one bad choice for each. So who will you put as a bad choice for a husband?”
(Tavin, 2nd grade girl) “Obviously someone who doesn’t love God!”
We teach them well!

(Nya, 2nd grade girl) “Your hair is making out really good with your eyes.”

(I told a kindergartener that eating Hot Cheetos makes your hair fall out)
Bella, Kinder. Girl : “Well then do Cold Cheetos make your hair grow?”

Bella, Kindergarten girl: “I know when is God’s birthday….everyday!”
(So precious!)

Jacob, 3rd grade boy: "John, wouldn't it be SO cool if everything were edible?"
John: "Um, Jacob, everything IS edible. It's just trying to figure out which things will kill you..."

Here's to an incredibly wise group of children who teach me to live simply!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lack of Updates

Cam and I have been busy this past week.

Cam has been doing this...

And I have been doing this...

Cam's been packing! He leaves for Tunisia on MONDAY! He'll be there until the 31st and when he gets back he'll be moving into a new apartment with Dan and Brandon (woot!)

I've been "studying" for finals (aka checking facebook and lollygaging on the internet in between 20 minute spurts of studying)... Just two more weeks left!
This is also my first week back in Encinitas! Still living out of boxes and bags...but I'm HOME!

We'll try to get in another vlog before Cambo leaves.

Love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!