Organized Chaos

Life as an Associate Pastor's wife: community, family and God

DRIVE ’09 May 11, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessi @ 8:29 am
Billy and me

Billy and me outside of NPCC on the last day of Drive '09

Main Session

Todd Fields leading worship during Main Session

This past week we attended Drive ’09 which was held at North Point Community Church. It was a great experience. The one thing that really impressed me was the hospitality that the staff and volunteers showed to everyone. They were always so upbeat and friendly, and that just made me feel right at home and encouraged me to be more positive.

My man is such a more eloquent writer than I so go check out his blog where he shares his experience at Drive ’09, plus great pics of Drive ’09 on his Flickr page.

Thanks so much NPCC, BBCC, and BC staff and volunteers for making this such a memorable, fun and cultivating experience for us!

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“Canned” Coffee? March 17, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Entertainment,Inspiration,Uncategorized — Jessi @ 7:47 am

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So yesterday I did my daily ritual of checking to see if there was anything new on my fav blogs. Yesterday I skimmed over toxel.com, and saw the image to the right. It is an advertisement for canned coffee. This little space is supposed to simulate the feeling of being a ski jumper which is somehow related to the tag line of this canned coffee. I was sort of confused as to why someone would go into that claustrophobic space just so that they could feel like a ski jumper. I thought nothing of it until I went back to toxel.com this morning and read the title of the blog (Ski Jump Toilets in Japan promote Canned Coffee). This little space is actually a public bathroom. WOW! I think it’d be an awesome experience, but I’m not sure I’d want to buy the canned coffee afterward. I don’t think “canned” coffee goes with sitting on the “can” if you get my drift.

 

Who Is Your Twin? March 1, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessi @ 10:08 pm

Billy as DawsonJessica as Kay Panabaker

I got this app called FaceDouble for my iPhone, and it will tell you which celebrity you look like. It brings up several different people who they think are most compatible with your features (some of their picks are just hilarious). Billy and I both did it, and I think his is pretty close. I’m not so sure about mine. Maybe it looks like a younger me, but you decide!Do you look like someone famous?

 

Home Alone Part I February 4, 2009

Filed under: Me,My Man,Uncategorized — Jessi @ 12:00 pm

Billy has been at the Desiring God Conference in Minneapolis since Monday. He gets back today, and I am so ecstatic. This is the first time that we’ve been apart since we’ve been married, and it sucked monkey balls… Sorry that’s my favorite quote lately. I give props to the stay at home moms and wives of traveling artists, conference speakers, and all the other job fields that require you to be away from the people you love for an extended period of time. It takes a strong and fearless woman to keep the home fires burning while her man is on the road, and let me just say I’m not one of those women. I am the biggest weenie you’ve ever seen. I’ll go around the house, turn on every single light (forget electric bills, I want to be able to see those robbers and aliens. lol), check the doors, and re-check the doors. I’ll think of people I can call on my cell (after 9 PM of course because that’s when I get free minutes) and bug them for however long they’ll put up with me. I’ll deliberately stay up late and watch tv until I get so tired that my body forces itself to sleep. It’s hilarious when I think about it, but at the time it seems so… so logical. So this week I faced my fear (YAY – What?! A.K.A cocaine), and it wasn’t that bad, but I’ll take the comfort of having my man around over scary nights alone any day of the week.

 

Bingo! January 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessi @ 12:56 pm

Have you ever seen something so crazy at Wal-Mart that makes you go, “Only in Wally World”? During the holidays Billy introduced me to a little game called Wal-Mart Bingo.  It’s like regular BINGO except you have to go to Wal-Mart and find the different scenarios that are on your game card. I just saw this on the little BINGO card, but the person who made this spelled “Aisle” wrong. Anyway, it’s just so funny how many of these things you’ll actually find. One of the things on the list is a frozen/refrigerated food item that has been placed somewhere random. See me finding it (by the feminine products none the less)! Now any time we go to Wal-Mart I’m on the lookout for wacky things that are on the BINGO card or that I think should be put on it. I think for an added challenge you should gather a group of your friends together to play the game, but instead of just finding the things on the card and marking them off you should also have to take a picture of the ones you find! I know I’m probably terrible for loving the game, but it just makes me laugh at how true most of these stereotypes are about Wal-Mart and its customers.

Let me know how many you find!

 

“Momma Drama” January 6, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessi @ 4:20 pm

Are there any other reality tv show fans out there besides my man and me? We’ve seen them all. The latest and greatest reality show on right now has to be “Momma’s Boys”. We are seriously addicted. Just so you know how addicted we are…  The show comes on Monday nights at 10, and I’d normally be in bed by then, but I’ll sacrifice a few zzz’s just to see the drama on this show. It’s one of those shows that is so crazy that you can’t stop watching. It’s about these three guys who are trying to find love, but the twist is that the guy’s mothers are involved and living in the house with all the girls. It’s great! The stuff that goes on on this show is like a soap opera, and most of it is from the moms, A.K.A. “Momma Drama”. On the last episode one mom demanded to spy on her son’s private date night. I mean it’s crazy, and I think, “Does this stuff really go on in the real world?” I’m sure it’s been over exaggerated, but I know women who act like this in real life on a smaller scale. This show makes me have even more appreciation for my mother-in-law and family-in-laws that God has given me.

So next time you think you have it bad just watch a few minutes of “Momma’s Boys”.

 

Will Your Resolution Be Resolute? January 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessi @ 1:09 pm

Yesterday was New Year’s. A time to start fresh, celebrate with friends and family, and make those big commitments called New Year’s resolutions. I was in this program in high school, and one of the activities was to make a list of short term and long term goals with each having sub-goals that we would like to accomplish, and then at the end of the year we would assess them and see how far we had come along. Everyone dreaded the two days out of the year that we had to sit down and map out our future. I always had such a hard time figuring out what sort of goals I wanted to achieve. Of course there were the goals like graduate top ten in my class, go to college, have a family, but I never really made any goals that made me step out of my comfort zone. When I look back, maybe one of the reasons I never stepped out of the box was because I didn’t want to set myself up for failure, but I can look back and see how writing out my goals has shaped me into who I am today. I haven’t accomplished all the goals I wrote down on that list, but I have accomplished a lot of them. It’s an ongoing process, and breaking your goals down into smaller  steps will help you better achieve your main goals. So I say don’t just limit a resolution to be made once a year on New Year’s, but take time every couple months to update your goals, dreams, resolutions, etc. Don’t get discouraged if you get off track. There’s always room to improve and dream. Dreaming allows you to move forward.

Some of My Goals:

1. Have a small interior design business

2. Have a 5 minute personal devotional at least 5X a week

3. Sing in public

4. Travel the world (Hawaii, Australia, London, San Antonio, Cali, Japan, New York City, Italy, Brazil…)

5. Makeover my kitchen and bathroom

6. Learn how to snowboard

7. Read 3 books in a year

8. Cook at least 2X a week

9. Smile more

10. Not take myself so seriously

11. Run a 5K

12. Run a marathon.

13. Design contemporary furniture

What are your goals?