Thursday, June 28, 2007
This time you are voting for me to win Animatrix DVD....what is it? Um...yeah, I'm not quite sure. But if you vote for me, and I win I'll let all of you watch it with me!
Go Vote! Be Happy!
But wait....want to hear what I did buy?
Yesterday I went shopping and picked up a few items:
- digital camera
- accessories: computer bag, usb cables, memory disc, mouse, and batteries
So much fun! Now wait...even better....with rebate I bought my computer for only $350...they were on clearance for $500 and have a $150 rebate.....I was estatic about my purchases yesterday.
Since I spent so little on a computer I splurged and bought a new digital camera! Now to have fun with all my new toys!
Monday, June 25, 2007
My second reason for sending out PPP love tonight is that I received a cool green box in the mail today! The address I have on file with PPP is a private mail box, in Enumclaw, that only gets checked once every month or sometimes longer. Well, I went and checked it today and along with the rest of my mail was a green box from PPP!!! I was wondering, "Hmm...what could this be..." So I opened it (that is generally what you do with packages) and low and behold there were some PPP goodies AND the new POLICE CD....WOW, I totally wasn't expecting it. Why did I receive a Police CD...well, one of my paid posts was on the Police (check it out). I knew they were giving away CD's but I didn't think I would be in the running for it. It is a great two disc set of all their greatest music...can't wait to put it on the Ipod!
Thanks PPP for everything. I enjoy being a part of the PPP team...if YOU are thinking that this sounds like a great idea (you are right), click on the PPP icon on the right and get started today!
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
I don't know, but what I do know is that I need all of your help to get my voted as winner for yet another contest final stage on Whogets.com. The latest contest that I was entered into was for the Harry Potter movie Prisoner of Azkaban....love this movie and would love for you to vote for me!!!! Go to Rachel's Movie Entry and vote!
I also need you to remember to vote for me to win the $20 to Buckle! Go to Rachel's Buckle to vote for that one!!
And since you've now seen me entered into three finalist contesets maybe you should sign up for all the contests yourself. Then you can get entered in for a final contest and I can repay the favors by voting for you!!!!!
Friday, June 22, 2007
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So we are sitting here trying to decide what to do! Lunch....park.....McDonald's? I guess we'll figure something out! What happened to the nice weather we had yesterday?
Well, I hope you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend! Got any big plans? I have to work!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Well most of you know that those of us here in the Pacific Northwest don't have the greatest beaches for making sandcastles...not like that white pristine sand down in the Caribbean. But now you don't even have to leave home to make that perfect sandcastle! You can make your own special castle online!!! Beaches Resort has made it easy to build a sandcastle online! You can use different sides to your castle, turrets, tops with windows and more. Then you can add accessories, change the color of your sandcastle and more. Then when you save it you can send it to friends and families to show off your great castle making skills!! You even get to name this great castle you made....mine is aptly named Rachel Ann's Place....I know no imagination!!
If you want to let your kids each make their own sandcastle what a great opportunity you have right at your fingertips! I thought it was totally simple to make this ecard...and so will your kids. Who knows you might have a budding sandcastle extradornaire in your midst. Check it out before you head out to the real beach so you can get some ideas rolling around in your head how you want your one of a kind, fantastic sandcastle to look......just watch out for those waves that come rolling in and wanting to destroy!!!
One more thing....once done making yours go back to the site and check out the galleries of sand castles that others made...they are really neat and original!
This is an amazing man of God!! I may not know him as well as I could because of the distance between us (physically and age); however, I know that he has done great things for God. He has taken his God given music abilitites and done amazing things...he sings, plays guitar and gives all the glory to God. One of the greatest presents you can give him is to visit Sean Saugen's Myspace site and listen to his music!
Pay attention!! This young man is going places!
Sean Love ya lots and wish all the best for you this year and for years to come!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Yes, my middle name is the same as my Grandma Pat's: Ann
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
No full fledged tears for awhile...probably the last hallmark movie I watched
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Love it---it can be that great big loopy handwriting that really came in handy as a student and had to fill up lots of space
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes I would
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Sarcasm? What's that? :)
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope had them taken out as a youngster...if I remember correctly I got lots of ice cream that day.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Nope...don't tell anyone, but I'm a wimp!
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
None...I don't like cereal because you have to then eat milk....but if push came to shove I'd take frosted corn flakes
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Are there ties on flip flops? Seriously, no I don't, I'm lazy and toe my shoes off without untying them
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Do you mean physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually? No, Yes, Most of the time, Yes but as most people struggle with it at times
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Chocolate Chip Mint from the store.....Jamocha Almond Fudge from Baskin and Robbins....Chocolate Dipped Cone from DQ (stopped for one tonight!!!)
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their eyes and/or smile.....but...when at the PBR the way a cowboy fills out his wranglers
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
That I'm not physically active as I'd like
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Susana, my best friend, and my bad bad mexican Maddy
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
That is always the expectation when you send these out!
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Jeans and Green/Gray Tennies
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone from DQ
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Barbara is talking to me about her day
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Water (go to the ocean and you'll know water has a smell), babies and fresh cut grass
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My sister Shannon before going into the Mariners Game
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Marcie? Yeah I like her! Obviously this was something sent via email but I'm sharing with you all
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
27. HAIR COLOR?
Plain ol' Brown
28. EYE COLOR?
Blue with a slight yellow ring around them
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
I've been back to wearing glasses since Christmas, but I also wear contacts.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Hitch...on TNT the other night
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer all the way
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
HUGS! I've never kissed a boy!
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Probably Ice Cream
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
I have no idea
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Robert Slavin: Educational Psychology....yeah lots of fun!
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
A cow! Not my mousepad!
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T. V. LAST NIGHT?
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
The ocean rolling in!
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
SE Asia...Bali probably the farthest while there as it is close to Australia
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I'm double jointed so I can do funky things with my fingers and I can spout random facts about nothing
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
We've yelled at each other, you've chased me around the house with a wooden spoon, you've grounded me, you've tried to wash my mouth out with soap....but you've always been there for me, Shannon and Camille.
I hope you have a fantastic birthday!!!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.
The speeches were nice, but they were routine.....until the final speech received a standing ovation. A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!
The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said, "GOD BLESS YOU, each and every one of you!" And he walked off stage... The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval. Isn't this a wonderful story?
Pass it on to all your friends........and GOD BLESS YOU!!!!
This is a true story; happened at the University of Maryland.
Faith is not knowing that God can...It is knowing that God Will
Monday, June 18, 2007
....that is the question about the new USA Network's Burn Notice show! This is a spy show on the USA Network. I love everything spy....I don't know a lot about it, but it seems fascinating!
So...here's what I would do! Obviously, if you are running or hiding from someone or something you can't use your cell phone unless you are incredibly intelligent and can make something else from it...which I can't! So there is no one to call I'm on my own!!!
Food.....nothing wrong with a little beggin, especially from guys! They seem to like to help women out! There is also nothing wrong with hanging out behind restaurants looking for a little bit of extra food to possibly come your way! OR if you are really desperate head down to the local soup kitchen...there might actually some unsavory type people there to help you out on your mission (remember...this is tv!!).
Sleep.....youth hostels...YMCA (in foreign countries)...the local park underneath a bridge.....befriend someone really quick and give them some extraordinary sob story so they will take you into your home without really knowing you! Get arrested? Might not help the case, but hey it's free room and board, and they feed you!!
Money....go looking for spare change on the sidewalk....check out the floors of casinos (hey, I've done this and made a few bucks)....don't be ashamed to beg!.....steal.....find an under the table cash only king of job!
Finding my way home....."These boots are made for walkin', and that's just what they'll do...."
Seriously, I may not know exactly how to get out of a strange city with no resources, but I think I could do it! Watch Burn Notice to find out how main character Michael Westen figures it out! Show premiers June 28th at 10pm.
So you might remember me telling you about Whogets.com...this new contest site that you enter contests for cool prizes with no spam!! I was a finalist in one of the contests last month for a new lamp....I didn't win....sad I know!
However, I'm a FINALIST again....this time for a $20 gift card to the Buckle! Well you please take a few minutes to visit the Buckle Contest and vote for me? Rachelannmac is my screen name.....I'll think of all of you if I win!
Really, it'll only take a few minute of your time....go right now and vote!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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Monday, June 11, 2007
Bethany was chosen by her fellow students to be the class speaker this year. For someone who was nervous going up, she knocked it over the wall and out of the ballbark! Way to go Bethany!
This is a so-so picture of all the first year students after receiving their certificates! They are a great group of 17 young men and women...although the men are greatly out numbered...I think we have six! Yikes! Congratulations and Way to Go! I know that we will see pastors, teachers, womens ministers, youth ministers, great moms and dads!!
These are our second year students!
This is our new MC Director Andrew Gard. He is a great guy, and has great vision for this program. Andrew is a graduate of Northwest University, and is married to a sweet lady-Christina. He made the transition from our last director, Shannon, to him very smooth! Watch out, you are going to see great things from him!
This is our senior pastor, Roger Archer. Roger is one of the greatest pastors I have ever known. He is honest, he is hilariously funny, he loves to sing show tunes (and actually knows all the words to them...hmmm, maybe that is a bit weird!), he regularly shows clips of Jim Carrey's movie Liar Liar, and he preaches the Word like a man on Fire. I have totally enjoyed being under his leadership the last six years or so!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Then I still had running around to do this morning, and last minute things for this afternoon's graduation service. Once all that was done, then it was back at the church to coordinate those who were setting up for me....auditorium, lobby, etc....
Then we had graduation! It was very nice!
Then reception...I don't think I ate cake because I was making sure everything was ok and passing out thank you notes! I really need to remember to eat at these things!
Then it was clean up time.....I probably got home right around 5:30 ish! It was a long day! But a good day.
So, congratulations to:
First Year Students:
Second Year Students:
These men and women of God finished strong and ran the race well!
Friday, June 08, 2007
I finished my first online class last week! Got my final paper report back yesterday, and.....
....PASSED my first class. Whoo-HOoo.
I truly haven't been putting the amount of time I should be into school; however, I am way ahead of the game and feel good about where I am! My school mentor was ever so gracious today and sent me a Congratulations Hallmark E-Card for passing! Isn't that nice? I agree.
Ok...time to buckle down and get the rest finished!!
PS....yeah for me...I got a pedicure today. OMG it felt so good. My Dad called as I was walking in the door and his comment was, "People really pay money for that?!" Sheesh Dad...not everyone just goes fishing!
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
No makeup...I need a haircut...rosy cheeks due to adult acne (I thought that stuff went away once you hit a certain age????). But hey...who cares. I love how I look all the time. Isn't great to love yourself? I tell people who complain about their looks that they are essentially complaining about how God made them! Aren't you glad you are a one of a kind individual made just by God!? I am!!! Yes, I could be healthier, lose some weight, do my hair more often....but I know God loves me just as I am!
HEY YOU GUYS!!!
Do you believe in the supernatural or just what you can see with your own two eyes? Personally? I believe in the supernatural (just to let you know, I believe in God!). There are tons of people out there who don't believe anything unless they can see it with their own two eyes...they don't believe that there is good and evil spirits circling around in the supernatural realm. There is a new movie coming out that deals with this matter: Its called 1408--starring John Cusack (who happens to be one of my favorite actors). This 1408 movie is about a horror novelist who only believes what he can see with his own two eyes (amazing how horror novelists can write this stuf and not believe it!). Anywho, he checks into room 1408 at a hotel in New York City that lays claim to guests not checking out by noon!! This man believes that all the stories and fables of the famed room 1408 are only a hoax. He personally goes to check in and debunk all these myths.....(already sounds suspiciously like someone is going to get it!). The 1408 movie is about what happens to this author and whether or not he stays a believer of only what he sees or if he becomes a believer of the supernatural. Umm...so as much as I love John Cusack I'm not sure that I'll be going to see this movie. I believe too firmly that evil really does exist in the supernaturaly and I'm not sure I want to open myself up to the scenes and connotations that this movie will bring about. So what do you think? Does the supernatural really exist or is it a hoax?
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Monday, June 04, 2007
I'm done with my first class though! Yeah!! I have three more classes this term...ends in October. For now, I am right on track, if in fact a little ahead of the ball game, which is good!
Anyway, if you'd like to write a paper for me don't hesitate to ask for the details! :)
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He was having a blast going up and down the slide...this must have be a set up for the next day when we went to the carnival in Moses Lake and all he did was go up and down the slide! Easily amused...I like that!
This is one of those rare pictures of him and me together! It looks like I'm squeezing him...I probably am. It was more than likely the only way I could get a picture of the two of us together!
This was one wasn't staged, and I wasn't forcing kisses on him! He let me kiss him and gave a kiss in return. Those moments when he actually gives you kisses (freely and not coerced) are the best! I have Maddy who gives kisses left and right, but Mason...you have to wait patiently for them! Sweet Suga'!
This is Mason! He'll be four in August...one more year and he'll be in school. Kind of funny is that is doesn't get to go to school this next year, yet his oldest brother Brandon is graduating next year....quite the age span there! Mason enters Kindergarten when the next in line to graduate starts his Senior year...Josh! When Mason graduates high school the three oldest should be finished with college, starting careers, and possibly be married with kids. When Mason graduates at 18, Brandon will be 31!!!! WOW!
Saturday, June 02, 2007
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....anyway. If you wouldn't mind praying out my vehicle situation that would be great!!