Monday, August 18, 2008

Disney World, here we come

We are leaving for Orlando on Wednesday night.  On Thursday, we are going to Disney World. And on Friday morning, we are coming home.  Our flight and hotel room were gifts from a time share presentation we sat through.  I think we will be going to Epcot.  Pictures to come after our trip!  I am so excited!!!!  I have never been to Disney World before.

Friday, August 15, 2008

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it."

I admit it, I skipped school on Wednesday.  It was worth it.  You should know that I hate school....especially summer school.  Sometimes you need to take a Ferris Bueller day to stay somewhat, emphasizing somewhat, sane.  Grant and I decided to get out and the only thing we could think of to do was to go on the Mission Trail in San Antonio.  We just went to Sea World on Saturday and even though it is my favorite place in the world, we decided  that twice in 5 days was a little much.  In case you didn't know, there are four other Spanish Missions in San Antonio besides the Alamo.  We skipped the Alamo this time because we have already been there on several occasions.

And now, here they are, for the first time on my blog, the less known San Antonio Missions (cue lights and music).

Mission Concepcion

Mission Espada

Mission San Juan

And now my favorite, Mission San Jose.  There are little two-room apartments in the outer wall of this Mission.  They were so cute.  About every 5 or six apartments there was a wood-burning oven outside in the courtyard.  Maybe we will move in to this Mission if I get a job in San Antonio.....seriously, it would be an awesome place to camp or have a retreat, but I don't think the park rangers would like that so much.  This mission was complete with a working mill...pretty high-tech for the 1500s.

I definitely recommend going to see Mission San Jose.  The others are okay if you have nothing else to do, but Mission San Jose is pretty awesome.

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Art Project

In my art class I was assigned a project of creating a representation of power or sacred space.  I could either write 4 pages about what it would look like or I could actually make it.  I chose to make a representation of power.  My picture is of God hand the reigns of the world over to mankind.  Basically, what I am trying to show is that the world was created for man and given to him as a gift.  I worked really hard on it and Grant helped me a lot.  I hope you like it

Friday, August 8, 2008

A lesson learned

If you have these

Get thisA lesson learned on our camping trip to Mustang Island.  This stuff works on mosquitos that appear to come from the Jurassic period.

Grant bought some for a very high price from a travel health company when he got his shots for Costa Rica.  It turns out that someone sells it on for about $7.  I recommend it!  It is in lotion form and therefore has less deet than the sprays.  This company also boasts about its non-absorption into skin.