Friday, June 26, 2009

Land Run

Not quite a Family Photo Friday.

I went down to Bricktown (in downtown Oklahoma City) and had fun taking pictures of the Land Run statues down there. I aged them for fun.

I like the silhouettes of downtown in the background of this one.

I like that he's gazing towards the Sonic headquarters.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Proust Questionnaire

Proust Questionnaire (slightly modified)

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Finding fulfillment in God's value of me.

What is your greatest fear?
Settling for average.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Shutting down when I get frustrated.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your greatest extravagance?
I have a nice car. I don't want to get stranded somewhere.

What is your current state of mind?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
When the truth hurts.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I always wanted to be long and lean, but instead I'm short and stubby.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The Lord and the glory of his creation

When and where were you happiest?
I'm still taken aback by pictures of myself in Brazil. I'm just glowing with joy. The same could be said of Honduras last summer. Simplicity, love, joy.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to have some basic nursing or first aid skills. Enough knowledge to be a Spanish medical translator.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I'd like to be less impulsive.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Not just surviving some tough medical crises in the past few years, but coming out on the other end stronger than I started.

Where would you most like to live?
Within 15 miles of the people I love. Ha! There are pros to living in many different places. Except Louisiana. Haha! I kid. Sort of.

What is your most treasured possession?
As Family Photo Friday suggests, I hold a lot of my family's photographs.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Hopelessness. When you just don't believe there is any way for things to get better.

What is your favorite occupation?
Nursing. What an incredible calling.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Probably conviction. If I have a gut feeling something isn't right, it's hard to shake.

What do you most value in your friends?
Their perseverance. My best friends and family watched me almost die and still stood by my side, ready to go through it with me at great emotional cost to them.

Who are your favorite writers?
John Steinbeck, Pearl Buck, Walt Whitman

Who is your hero of fiction?
Atticus Finch

Who are your heroes in real life?
Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Martin Luther King... those who stood up against injustice knowing they would pay a great price.

What is your greatest regret?
Not keeping in touch with my friends and family around the world better. There are a few specific instances when I wish I had done something and did nothing, and I regret that.

What is your motto?
Stand up for what is right, even if you're standing alone.

He must become greater; I must become less. -John 3:30

Be holy and be nice.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Family Photo Friday- Father's Day

Here's to the fathers! Of course first is my own father. Happy Father's Day, Dad! I use this picture often, but I love it. Me and my dad:

My dad and my sister, Molly:

Molly, Dad and Me in 2003(?):

My dad with his dad:

My mom with her dad:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Most wonderful time of the year

You know what this means... hydrangeas!

And these are the smartest little flowers ever. I thought they were sweet peas, but they're actually called Four O'Clocks. Pretty appropriate name, since that's about the time they start blooming. They shut up tight during the hot summer days and only open in the cool of evening at night. And they smell WONDERFUL. I highly advise putting them in your garden, although beware they grow rather wildly.

One day I'd like to plant a full night garden. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Last week I took a personal day and finally went to the Oklahoma City Zoo. It was so wonderful! I ran around for several hours taking tons of pictures and admiring the wildlife.

My favorite part was the Butterfly Experience. Enchanting! And the gorillas. So much like us.

I loved it. Highly recommend you visit. Here are my photos below. Yes, I found some flowers to photograph. :) And I can't photograph animals well.

Enjoy. Click here for the set or view below.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Family Photo Friday- Shades

I love this picture of my grandmother and my mom. My mom is such a doll! I love those shades.