Archive for April, 2008

I’ve Been Tagged!

The Rules:

1. Post these rules on your blog.

2. Write six random things about yourself.

3. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

4. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

5. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Six Random Things About Me

  1. My Mom and siblings and I lived in a converted chicken coop for about 10 years.
  2. I love scrapbooking and researching my family tree.
  3. I have occasional nightmares about my teeth falling out.
  4. When I was in high school, I threw up in an empty classroom and fled the scene before anyone could see me. I often wonder who the first person was to encounter my puke. I hope they didn’t trip on it!
  5. Sometimes I like to yodel for fun.
  6. I like to sing when I’m driving.

Blogs I like to visit:

Cousin Lori’s blog

Home is Where the Air Force Sends Me

Rochelle’s Blog

In His Time

Misha and David’s blog

Tommy’s blog

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sacred marriage

Originally uploaded by Kiki Karia.

This is one of the best books I have ever read on the topic of marriage, and I’ve read a few in my almost 29 years of being married. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is married or contemplating marriage. Thank you, Bob Oelke, for recommending this book to us! What a treasure! Here is a little description of what the book is about:

Is happiness the ultimate goal of marriage, or is there a greater purpose? Thomas helps you understand the Lord’s intention for matrimony-for husband and wife to reflect the character of Christ. See how God wants to use your marriage as a spiritual discipline to draw you closer to Him, who is happiness.

This is a book that looks at how we can use the challenges, joys, struggles and celebrations of marriage to draw closer to God and to grow in Christian character.

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Dutch Irises

Originally uploaded by Kiki Karia.

A few weeks ago Mike came home from the store with several purple Dutch irises and planted them in our front yard. They added a nice splash of color to the landscape, and I thought I would share this picture with everyone. About a week or two after he planted these, one day, Mike noticed a new Iris had opened up, and this one was White in color! What a surprise. We call it our albino iris. I did not get a chance to photograph that one, but Jeremy did, and I will see if I can get him to forward it to me. Tonight Mike planted over 100 bulbs in our backyard. I’m sure the days ahead will bring many fragrant and delightful surprises! I can’t wait! How can anyone not believe there is a God. His creation screams of His existence!

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Pink Azaleas in our backyard

Originally uploaded by Kiki Karia.

Spring is definitely in full swing at our place. Every day seems to yield a new bloom or flower. The rosebushes have innumerable blooms waiting to burst forth. The lilac trees are flowering, Mom’s day lily is starting to show flowers, and life is brand new! To top that off, Mike is planting hundreds of bulbs, so it should be a colorful show all spring and summer long! Thank God for his beautiful creation, so verdant and full of various shades and hues. The picture above is of one of our pink Azaleas in the backyard. We have a red one in the front yard that looks so perfect, people have commented that it looks artificial! But it’s REAL!

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