Suzanne's Second Estate

A web log of my thoughts, activities, life....

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Out With the Old; In With the New

Today I had a new headshot taken; it was time. I've been using the one above since it was taken in 2004 (for improv). But today someone requested a higher resolution photo, so I had to fight my fears of the unknown and get a new headshot. I still love the Colorado-feel of the first one, but I think I look grown up in the second.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Now Listening

To "Fiddler on the Roof." Ah, so many good memories.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stars and Stripes and Giant Bows Forever

This is my friend Denise's humorous take on the inauguration. Ha!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. President

Goodbye, Mr. President,
I guess the time has come for you to,
Pack up all your things and turn the page,
So I was thinking as you left,
I’d try to write a song to tell you,
What so many of us want to say.

For all those sleepless nights,
I am sure you must have had,
For all the prayers I’m sure you prayed,
For how you tried to lead us when the way was so unclear,
I am sure it wasn’t always evident,
But thank you Mr. President!

Goodbye, Mr. President,
You will not be forgotten,
All the courage and the hope you helped us find,
I can’t imagine how it felt,
To stand where you were standing,
And to try to make the calls you thought were right.

So for those sleepless nights,
I am sure you must have had,
That put those lines around your eyes,
For how you carried the weight,
Even when the lights went out,
I am sure you’ll never know how much it meant,
I thank you, Mr. President.

So for those days ahead,
When they write about the past,
And everybody has their say,
From all of us who know,
You gave us everything you could,
We hope you will remember this,
Thank you, Mr. President!
Goodbye, Mr. President.

—Steven Curtis Chapman

Friday, January 16, 2009

This is Just Funny

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Your Seat Cushion is a Flotation Device

And here's the reason why.

Update: It's actually a fairly phenomenal story with a local (Colorado Springs) angle.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

10 Ways to Be Marriable

Many thanks to all my friends who contributed their stories and insights to this article! I was encouraged by hearing what God has done in your lives.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Fresh Article on Ungrind

In "Just Like Mom," (new today on Ungrind) I talk about how I'm becoming my mother and why I'm glad. I love you, Mom!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Have Yourself a Snowy Little Christmas, Part 4

On Christmas day, Bekah and her husband Ezra arrived late morning. Even though they weren't originally planning on it, they stayed two nights! Christmas was wonderful. We were all together with good food, laughter and two adorable little boys.

On Friday, my college friend Kelly stopped by with her family. We had planned to have five members of our original dorm section meet up (as we have in some form for 12 years!), but the weather kept two of the girls away. We were glad that Kelly and Darren were able to brave the snow.

And on Saturday, four members of my high school youth group (who all live in Seattle now) four-wheeled it back into the Hadley property. We played games, reminisced, ate Mom's chili and enjoyed general merriment. There's few things in the world better than seeing old friends.

So this Christmas was truly wonderful. I loved getting "snowed in" with the family, going on an Old Navy run with Bekah and Ezra, being woken up by little voices, wrapping Christmas presents while watching "White Christmas," hugging old friends and baking goodies. It was a snowy little Christmas to remember.