Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Still Alive...


Alright, well I know I said I'd blog soon to let you all know what's going on with me, but due to several different reasons I just didn't. :) (Mainly, due to the fact that I was busy and just didn't want to sit down and write a blog post!) Anyway....just in case some of you don't know, on June 21st I flew from St. Louis to Oklahoma so I could be at the Morris' house on the 24th for Bethany's birthday!!!!! We had it planned for quite some time but I couldn't say anything on here because she reads the blog. :) Anyway, the surprise went great and it's been a wonderful two weeks. Two weeks was the longest I've ever stayed with them and I really felt like that was too long for me to stay anyway, you know putting out a family for that long, but for reasons I'm not sure of, they don't feel that way. They are just really nice and treat me like family...I love it! :) So for my next set of news.....
I was SUPPOSED to go home today, the 8th of July, but after lots of persuading, looks like I will be here until the 24th of July! :o That's a full MONTH I'll be here.....shocking, huh? Today has been pretty odd for me because I'm still in shock that I decided to change my flight. I mean I love it here and I love them, but it just seemed so wrong to stay with another family that long. They don't seem to understand why I say that though, I'm thankful though that they are willing to have me here. I'll definitely be making lots of posts when I get home talking about my trip, we've done so much stuff and have had some pretty deep, long discussions late at night that have left me thinking till 3:00 am sometimes, not able to fall asleep! :D It's all been great though. Everyone here is truly a blessing to me and when these next two weeks are up I'm sure it will be very tough for me to leave, but rest assured, I wont be changing it again for another 2 weeks. ;) (Mandy...I'm not staying forever!) :P


If I can figure out how to post pictures from their computer I'll be posting some of what we've done...hmm...maybe I'll tell you a little bit too. I've definitely been turning into more of a "country girl"...we've been doing farm chores (milking WITH bugs flying around everywhere) and getting dirty...REAL dirty, that qualifies for being a "country girl", right???? ;) Anyway...we've also been playing volleyball almost every night, which is So much fun, and we've been TRYING to work on a song that we'll be recording before I leave, I've been getting violin lessons and giving guitar lessons, went to a tea room for Besh's Birthday (SO FUN) and just lots of other fun things! :) Can't wait to post a lot of the pictures. :) Oh, also to read and see some pictures from what's going on, check out Bethany's blog
Well, I've been sitting at this computer long enough now, I really should be getting off, I just wanted to let you all know I AM still alive just having so much fun that I don't want to be on the computer! Hope you all had a great 4th of July!

Looks like the pictures are going to work, so I've got quite a few that I'm able to post from just various things, Bethany's photoshoot, the tea room, playing instruments, baking cookies with Micah, and the 4th! Hope you enjoy them....watch out though, when I get home, LOTS MORE TO COME!!!!








Blessings!

5 comments:

Hey!! said...

Hey! I get to be the first to comment! So your staying another two weeks? That's cool! Maybe we will see you before you leave after all!

sage said...

Wow!!!! That's great, Danielle!!! Glad you're having such a fun time!!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH, you're staying longer! Maybe there's still is a(random!) chance that I'll see ya again! I bet you're having the time of your life!!! Those in depth conversations sound fun! What a blessing meaningful conversations are!
The pictures are great!!! :D The Morris girls and you are such beautiful young ladies, inside definitely!, and most assuredly on the outside too! The one of Bethany pointing at you and all the other girls starring at you is really funny! Keep having a blast!
Your sis in Christ,
( : Kate : )

anna said...

Wow! That's cool! Looks like you're having a blast! :D Love you!

Hannah said...

Hey, maybe I'll FINALLY get a chance to see you!!! Hope you get to come to the peach festival - that would be so fun!

Hannah B.