Saturday, December 22, 2012

Let's be friends.

3 years later. I am nannying a different family. Sweet Harper who will be 2 next month. I have been with her for almost 2 years. It has been such a joy! I am hoping to start posting funny stories about her and about the rest of the wonderful children I have in my life. Including 3 nieces and a nephew. Otherwise known as "squadillos". Heading to England to visit my sister and brother-in-law as well as my nephew and niece, in about a month.

So here goes. We'll see if I can keep it up. :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009


We have finished reading books and are rocking before he goes down for a nap. I begin singing and he looks up at me and says, "Corrie? Can you sing my Jesus song?" Then I sing, "Jesus Loves Me" replacing "Me" with "Alex". Afterwards Alex: "I love my Jesus song."


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Okay, I know I haven't really been keeping up with this whole blog thing. It has finally got to the point where there have been stories to tell but I have been to sheepish to post. BUT this story is just too good.

Every Christmas I try to put together a shoebox full of toys and trinkets for Operation Christmas Child. (Which is an amazing organization and I would HIGHLY recommend participating). Calvin's school is also participating so the boss and I got together and were able to do the boxes together. Today Calvin and I opened the packages and packed our boxes full! We had so much fun. I encouraged him to write a little note to the child who will receive the shoebox. This is what he chose to write, well he said and I wrote, he is only six...

Dear Child,

Merry Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving! We love you and Jesus loves you. We hope you like playing with your toys. They are a lot of fun. Have fun going to bed and brushing your teeth. The toothpaste is a little "spicy" and you only need a little bit.

Love, Calvin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I am home! It was a long trip spanning over 48 hours. We left Dave and Kacie's house at 6:30 heading to the train station, to ride for an hour and a half, to wait for our plane for two hours, to fly for 10 hours to Atlanta, to spend almost two hours going through customs. THEN I got to see my beautiful, wonderful friend Leslie! We spent 19 hours together laughing. We left the airport only to find her car would not start. After almost an hour trying to figure it all out, AAA came and helped us out. We then left for an interesting stay at a Motel 6. After the police came by and a strange knock on our door in the middle of the night, we survived and overall enjoyed our stay.

We then had a FANTASTIC time at IKEA Atlanta, where I tried not to spend my life savings becuase I already spent it at H&M. Leslie dropped me off at the aiport and I was back to the house in about six hours.

Once home I have been a little off-kilter. I wandered around the house last night not quite sure what I was supposed to be doing, I don't go back to work until Thursday, so I am in no hurry to do anything. Finally went to bed and have so much to do today! Hopefully, I will get all of the London adventures written and posted! Don't judge me if I don't.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Well, we have returned from London after a three and a half hour bus ride with Crazy Lenny sitting in front of us, yelling at things as they passed. We have packed our bags and are heading to bed. Our train leaves at 7:90am getting us to the airport by 8:30am to leave by 10:50am to get to Atlanta by 3:10pm... Seems like a short trip until you factor in time zones. It will be 8:10pm England time.

Then I have to say my goodbyes. I hate goodbyes. Especially goodbyes to Kacie. My whole family knows I don't handle it well so airport goodbyes are not my thing. However, tomorrow I will have to give it a shot. The brightside of all of this is that Leslie will be waiting for me when I get into Atlanta! I get to play with her for almost 24 hours before I head back to Kansas City.

I will post about London when I get home, can't wait to show you the great pictures! See you on the other side of the pond!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Blogspot has reached out in friendship and I accepted.

Make sure to go back a couple of posts and see the new pictures that have been posted!


Monday morning we woke up and hit the train up for a ride to York. I remember York being on of the trips my mom raved about so I was definitely looking forward to this trip. While on the train, we were on a very quiet train car and these two high school aged girls wearing the SAME OUTFIT got onto our car, (notice that this wearing of the same outfit does not even register as a good story becuase of the great story that is to come. But please notice that they were wearing the SAME OUTFIT. Who does that?!) One of these gals decided it would be a good idea to answer her phone while boarding the train and this is the converstation we overheard, (it wasn't hard to overhear becuase they were yelling in a quite car), "I just can't believe you would call litrally(this is what it sounded like in her accent) right when we were boarding the train. Yes! LITRALLY right when we were boarding. I KNOW I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! LITRALLY! Yes, we were boarding and litrally I could not get my mobile out becuase we were litrally boarding the train. And my mobile was litrally at the bottom of my bag and I could litrally not reach it because the train had litrally just arrived." Then. Bless these poor people on our train, these girls put their friend on speaker phone. sigh. "Litrally" was all we heard for another twenty minutes on the train. I thought Kacie was going to pop. It was ridiculous and something I wish I could have texted right away and included more in our judging.

We finally arrived at York, much to the joy of all the passengers on train car B. The matching girls walked on and thankfully we did not see them again. We explored York and enjoyed walking on their city wall, and walking toward the towering York Minster. Which is gorgeous. It costs to enter the minster and since we are cost conscience these days we just enjoyed the free gift shop. We had lunch at the Ha Ha Bar and Grill. Enjoying the sights and sounds of York.

Monday night we enjoyed the company of Kacie's and Dave's friends, Dave and Becky, as well as Richard. We had tea, brownies, whipped cream (which I did myself), and lots and lots of laughter. We have been able to spend some time with Becky before, she is a woman in Kacie's Bible Study, and found her absolutely WONDERFUL. You know when you meet someone and you go to shake their hand and they just wrap you up in a big hug and you feel like you have known them forever? She is just the sweetest thing and has the sweetest kids. We played with Rosie who is three and whom I am in love with. She taught me that they pronounce Zebra as Zeh-br-ah. We were playing memory and I said I found a Zebra and she said in her sweet British accent, "No, it's Zeh-br-ah." I didn't even mind being scolded. That's how cute she is.

Okay I am out. Here are some pictures of our lovely time in York!

Amy and Kacie on the Wall of York (York Minster is the tall castle-like building in the background)

York Minster- The stainglass was incredible

Don't judge. It was very bright

Next is LONDON...Get excited.