Saturday, September 10, 2005


Things at my new job have been going rather well. It's not bad...but it's not terrific either. Positive attitude!!! I've had to help several children change after accidents! :D Part of the job!
In GREAT and INTERESTING NEWS! Michael asked me what cut of stone I would like for my ring. The funny thing is I don't know. I kinda feel guility because I don't want him to think that I want a huge, fancy ring. I'm not a big jewerly person. I would be happy with whatever he chose. :D I would even like a nice band that has LOVE engraved all around it. I'm not a fussy person.
I talked to my Mom last night. She was making roses for my brother's wedding cake.She told me that this wedding is going to be casual!!! Next Friday I am flying to NJ and meeting up with Michael. Then Michael and I are driving up to Vermont. We are leaving at 4 am so we can be at my parent's house by 10:00am. I'm excited!!! I love my family! I'm so glad my brother is marrying Davina! We like her a lot. She has been sooooo good for him!!! :D
Michael's sister has set a tentitive date for her wedding. In late June. Weddings are soo exciting!!!
Going to the library!!
Ciao for now!

Friday, September 2, 2005


I've been attending the Vineyard church for over a year now. I really feel at home there. It is a mega church, yet there is something different about!!!! I know God is the center of that place!!!

Wish for Love letters inc

* Board, & Card Games
* T-shirts & Sweatshirts
* Stuffed Animals
* Books, (especially for teens)
* Collectibles
* Scented Bath and Beauty products
* Radios, Cassette Players, CD and DVD players and Headphones
* Perfumes & After Shaves
* Sports Clothes (i.e. Starter)
* Sports Trading Cards
* Disney & Warner Brothers "stuff"
* Jewelry, & Clothing
* Video & Audio Tapes, or CD's
* Athletic Equipment
* Socks & Gloves
* Hair Jewelry & Hats
* Coloring, Puzzle, & Activity Books
* Tote bags, Backpacks, Purses, & Wallets
* Comic Books, Sports and Teen
* Barbie Dolls & Accessories
* Models, Model Paint & Glue
* Stickers & Sticker Albums
* Sports Team Items
* Toiletries & Cosmetics
* Crayons & Markers
* Craft kits & Art supplies
* Video Games
* Lava and motion lamps for our teens
* Batteries
We use lots of gifts!! We send between 90 and 110 birthday gifts a month, have two Christmases a year, and remember Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Back-to-School, Halloween, and occasional "love gifts." We have a critical need for gifts appropriate for teen age boys.

Supplies Needed
* Stamps of any denomination
* Scissors-Regular & Decorative
* Scotch Tape & Mailing Tape
* Rubber Stamps, Ink Pads, Accessories
* Shelving
* Padded Envelopes
* Tissue Paper
* Brown Mailing Paper
* Gift Wrap
* Copier bond 8 1/2x11 Paper, white and color
* Card Stock Paper
* Die Cut Paper & Stationery
* Copier Toner & Service
* Ink Cartridges for HP Ink Jet 690 Series Printer (Black and Color)
* Ellison & Accu-Cut Dies
* Glue sticks
* Avery (or generic) mailing labels
* Printed return address labels
* Designer confetti
* Pin feed labels, one across
* Routine office supplies (staples, paper clips, file folders, etc.)
PLEASE NOTE: There are things we can not use. We only send new gifts. We are not in need of used magazines, used greeting cards, religious items, clothing under size 4 Toddler, old letterhead or used clothing.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

For 3 weeks Michael's Mother and I had been planning for me to drive to New Jersey and surprise Michael. It was sooooo much fun!!!
I arrived in the area around 3:00pm. There was a mall directly across from the restaurant were the surprise would happen! So I shopped a little bit and got a new skirt for the surprise!!!! Michael's Mom called me on the cellephone to let me know they were on the way. She pretended to be calling someone else.
So I dash out of the mall! If any of you have ever driven in New Jersey on route 46, you know there are GIANT CEMENT DIVIDERS that separate the roads! Well...I had to drive 2 miles before I could turn around! That drove me nuts!!
Michael's mom calls again when they get to the restaruant. I tell her I am next door at the jewerly store. She says she is near the bathroom and to come through the door and turn left. I met her and then went to change into my skirt.
Then the two of us walked back to the table. Michal's parents had sat Michael with his back to the door so he couldn't see me. I come around from the back and give in a hug. The funny thing was is that both Michael's Mom and myself had a denium jacket. He turns a little bit and can see his mother. So he spins around and see me! Oh if you could have see his face. His jaw hit the ground! It was sooooooooooooooooooooo funny!!! He had no idea that I had planned to visiting! Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha!!!
Everyone knew. His brother, sister, sister-in-law, sister-in-law's mother, his best friend, his Aunt. Everyone knew and evryone kept it a secret! It was too funny!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Getting Back to Normal

Hello Everyone!!

As many of you may or may not have know that I finished my job at CHPC. This is a good thing!!! While I really enjoyed the children and families at the church I was bogged down with the the admistrative stuff that I had to deal with. Admistrative stuff is not where my gifts lie.

Last week I spent an amazing week with my wonderful boyfriend Michael. I can't believe we almost known each other for a year. How time flys!!! It's amazing how we've both grown through our relationship!!!

I'm starting to get back to being my self again.For about 9 months, I have completly forgotton about people and all I cared or worried about was work. Work became my life. Which was not healthy. I never had time to do anything. Most of the time I was too tired to even write a letter to someone. I hardly ever smiled and was pretty much depressed most of the time. Through a class at Vineyard Community Church and the encouragement from Michael I was able to discover that my lack Boundries was hurting me. It took some guts to quit the job at CHPC but I am so glad that I did. It was not healthy place for me to be.

I am currently in training at Mad Science. Thing have been going well there! I can't wait to get started in classroom!!!

Today I babysat for a friend's children. They were so wonderful. We played games, read stories, and watched a movie. During the movie both children climbed onto my lap. The little one who is almost 2 fell asleep. She was so sweet. It just touched my heart!!!! I love children!!!! I am looking forward to having some of my own someday!!

That's all for now!!


Thursday, August 25, 2005

I surprised Michael last Friday and drove over to see him! Boy was he surprised! He,He,He,He,He!!! I will write more when I get back to Cincinnati! I'll have pics to add too!

Ciao for now!

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Today is my last day at CHPC. I am sad because I will miss the people here. I won't miss the overwhelming feeling of being busy all the time!! Yet, I shall be around!! I won't be going far mind you! I will still be in Cincinnati! So I'm sure that I will still stay friends with all the people here. Actually, I may get to spend more time with the people here, instead of being so tired and worn out all the time!!!

I wanted to post some of my favorite pics from the summer!!

I call this picture summer!!! I love the joy on her face! It is just sooo much fun!!!

This one I call "Just Chillin".

This one is from Day Camp!!! The children had a good time

decorating their counselors and themselves!!! Too much fun!!!

This is when the 2nd and 3rd graders pushed us in the pool during the overnight camp out

I've really come to realize that teaching children is what I really love to do! While I like leading adults! I must rather lead children!!!!

This is a picture of me with some little kids who are painting