Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas with the Procters



The last three days Trevor and I visited Gordon for Christmas. We also saw the Dr Pepper Bottling Plant, a basketball tournament game and Claudette. Here's some illustrations for our journey. For more information of Dublin Dr Pepper visit

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

So this is Christmas and what have you done?

Merry Christmas everyone! Tomorrow, Trevor and I head to Texas for Christmas with my family. Here's a song that makes me think of how Christmas is a time to think about our Saviour and what we've done this year.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas and Everything Else


We made our annual Christmas trip to Iowa and Missouri last week after a little late start. Let's just say I started the early celebration of my birthday over the porcelain chair.
Saturday, we (Trev, me, Jessica, Tyson,and Jess and Ty's mini poodle, Lucky) drove to Winterset, Iowa, birthplace of John Wayne to celebrated Christmas with my mother-in-law. My brother-in-law, Tyson and I almost share the same birthday. Good times.
Sunday, started out with a Christmas play at church starring our adorable nieces and nephew. We also had the big Taylor/Kalbus clan Christmas with the second annual Taco Bar/ Gift Exchange. I think Dylan had the best Christmas of all with the Pirates of the Carribean ship.
Monday, we hung out with Dylan and the nieces. That night we had dinner with the Danners.
Tuesday, I finally got to celebrate my birthday at the Cheesecake Factory in the Kansas City Plaza. It was splendid. I definitely recommend. And now

Monday, December 11, 2006

I Celebrate the Day

It was a long week last week again. I felt so blessed to be part of the celebration of Don Manion's life. Makes me think about how I live mine. Please continue to pray for some people who are truly amazing and truly hurting.
I also ask you would remember the community of Gordon in your prayers too. One of the youth has committed suicide and all are struggling to understand.
To everyone: When you think about your life, remember you are loved. Think of the gift God gave you.


"I Celebrate The Day"

And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You've touched my life
Because here is where You're finding me, in the exact same place as New Year's eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We're less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I'll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

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Thursday, December 07, 2006


Our new fridge arrived Tuesday. Yeah. I sure it's about to get loaded with pics and food.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Nothing exciting

On Friday our fridge went out. Our awesome landlords are buying us a new one but it won't get here til Tuesday at the earliest. We have been keeping things cold outside for the last few days but it is due to warm up tomorrow. Frustration. Any tips on how to cook and provide meals with no fridge. Even some nice cold ice from the freezer will be sweet after this!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Snowed in

The people from up North are probably laughing at my title but for Oklahoma we are snowed in. In fact, the plows didn't start on Kickapoo St (major street in Shawnee) until around 10:00. Barely made it to and from work yesterday. I guess we got about 8 inches of snow.

Here's some pictures I took with my camera phone yesterday at the hospital, a funny picture of Jack hating me taking his picture, my toes
(I should show my toes after I lost feeling in them) and pictures around the house today. Notice my feet are buried in the front yard. And so far its too powdery for snowballs. I checked. Maybe later today I will build a snowman.