recieved this from my aunt arlene this morning-it sure made me smile.
Once upon a time in the Kingdom
of Heaven , God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the
archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God,
"Where have you been?" God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and
proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look Michael, look what
I've made." Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm
going to call It Earth and it's going to be a great place of
balance" "Balance?", inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth, "For
example, Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and
wealth while southern Europe is going to be poor; the Middle
East over there will be a hot spot. Over here I've placed a
continent of white people and over there is a continent of black
people," God continued, pointing to different countries "This one will
be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and covered
in ice." The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed
to a large land mass and said, "What's that one?" "Ah," said
God. "That's Michigan , the most glorious place on earth. You'll
notice that it is made in the fashion of my hand, the Hand of God.
There are beautiful lakes, rivers, sunsets and rolling hills. The
people from Michigan are going to be modest, intelligent and
humorous and they are going to be found traveling the world. They
will be extremely sociable, hard working and high achieving, and
they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of
peace." Michael gasped in wonder and
admiration. Only someone who grew up in Michigan would understand.
please allow me to explain- i absolutely LOVE faygo rock & rye pop it is a midwest thing- my mom and dad always have it waiting for me in their fridge every summer when i get home- it is really so so yummy! so i usually drink my last rock & rye in the airport before getting on the plane to come back to arizona. i used to be able to sneak a few in my back pack-but alas no more liquids on the plane-so i did pack one in a suitcase and was waiting for the perfect moment-where i could just sit back and enjoy all of it's creamy yummy michigan goodness- but then this morning i wake up and my darling geoff has filled my fridge with it and even found a frostie rootbeer for miranda-be still my heart! he searched the internet for a source to purchase it and found out that it is available at aj's (a local grocery store)-i am over the moon! so you see, it is not diamonds or trips to paris-it is the simple things-i love that guy more and more every day! hope you have a moment to enjoy a simple pleasure like a rock and rye-life is pretty sweet! a
we have been in 6 states in a week and a half and today we are heading off to canada! i am unable to post photos from the road, but that doesn't mean i haven't filled many a memory card, to be sure! we are having such a wonderful time! i am telling you there is just something about coming home-it fills up your soul. dwayne has skated in every state and has plans to skate in canada today! miranda, well, she has read in every state and i am sure will read in canada too, especially as one of her favorite bookstores is there (mine too!) will post again as soon as i can. go out and cherish your family and their cute faces today-i know that i sure will! a
the entire scott crew celebrates america's birthday together, every year!
and it is all possible because of these two amazing people! love them!
whimsi*doodle-the super fun class i taught at the fantastic carlsbad, scrapbook store EVERAFTER on saturday! my goal was for everyone to really get into the organic world of doodling and most of all have loads of fun-and they did-it was AWESOME! words cannot describe what a magnificent experience it is to teach there, everyone is so warm and welcoming! thank you, camille, casey, katie, simone, liz, janelle, tracey, kathleen, cheri, cindy, katy, and ricky! you totally rock!!!!!
it was a whirlwind weekend to be sure. between trips to the beach, teaching a class and attending the most fabulous 4th of july party-i met some of the most interesting and fascinating people-too much fun! i would like to send out a special hello to a new friend, joette lala-hope we cross paths again! we are off to montana to see my sister in the morning, i can hardly wait! after our visit there, we will be heading off to michigan to see even more family-again i can hardly wait. go out and make it a GREAT day!!!