Friday, July 29, 2011


So I have started writing this blog a couple times and haven't finished. . . I am going to ask a simple question and people might not like it but then again I have been wondering A LOT lately about the answer. 

The question: What is the purpose of facebook?

I use facebook because it allows me to keep up with friends- high school and college- that I don't see anymore or talk to on the phone but I still can know what is going on in their lives.  I use it because it is a fun way to communicate and wish people happy birthday, and congratulations on a wedding or a baby. 

There are a lot of people that use facebook in other ways and share things that just shouldn't be shared or write something on a status or someone's wall that should be said in person or behind closed doors and not for the world to see.

I know I  can delete people and I have been but friends and readers help me out here. . . Why do you use facebook?  Am I crazy for being annoyed when I see people so desperate for attention that they resort to airing their (or other people's) dirty laundry on facebook?

Just looking for help here. . . I like facebook for the reasons I use it and don't want to offend people by deleting them either yet that is where I am heading with the things people are posting these days.

Make any sense?

Thursday, July 21, 2011


 She'll steal your chair. . .
 She'll steal your finger. . .

 She'll steal your husband. . .

She'll steal your heart. . .  and the attention of everyone in the room. . .

We spent last weekend in the cities with Katie, Bret, and Mollie (and Aimee, Chris & Fran).  We had a BLAST!  We went to lunch with my dad, shopped a little, combined phone plans, babysat Mollie, got puked on, changed diapers, fed Mollie, gave baths, snuggled, and taught Mollie a really cool smile in which you MUST wrinkle your nose.  So stinkin fun being Uncle Ran & Aunt Lan!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Have you ever

Even though you know you shouldn't?
Even though you know you will feel better when it is done?
Even though it is your last homework assignment for the semester and then you have a month off?

Here I am trying not to procrastinate. . .
I am working. . .
Believe it or not. . .
I am just taking frequent breaks. . .
Because I have run out of motivation. . .
Maybe my sister could borrow me one of her pills. . .
(a joke. . . but still. . . maybe)

Saturday, July 9, 2011


We are blessed with some amazing family members!  One of the things that Ryan and I are extremely thankful for is the wonderful examples we have in our lives.  We have lots of family members that celebrate anniversaries in the summer and we just wanted to say thank you to them for being such wonderful examples.  We love you, we appreciate you, and we pray that God will continue to bless you for many, many, many more happy years!

Ryan's "Blue" Grandma and Grandpa Who live in a Yellow House

My brother Tim and his wife Danielle

My sister Katie and her husband Bret

 Ryan's parents Don and Deb

My parents Chris and Fran
Thank  you for showing us that " Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails" 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.  We love you!  Happy Anniversary!