Friday, October 28, 2005

Update on Tid-bits and nonsense

Alright, so my husband, Brian, had to bring up one more item from my list. I guess I might have subconsciously blocked it but here it is for all to see:

-I laugh when people get hurt.

It is horrible, I know. And I'm not proud of this...but it is true.

Now let me state for the record humble apologies to those who have been the recipients of this horrible trait.
Brian...yes for the unfortunate hand in the car door incident.
Addie...the tumble down the iron stairs in rainy Amsterdam.
My children...for daily bloopers.

Now, can we lay these past issues to rest my husband and dear friend?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tid-bits and nonsense about Bekah

Okay, so the past month has been pretty heavy and crazy for me. Not much fun time. So, in honor of having my life somewhat back I thought I'd lighten things up with a lot of information nobody would ever care to know....but will now.

Here goes:

My first language was Spanish.

I'm a MK/PK (missionary kid/pastor's kid).

I laugh hysterically and uncontrollably while moving large awkward items (this drives my husband nuts when moving furniture).

I've traveled to 2 continents, 9 countries, 18 states.

I've lived in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and USA (Missouri and Kansas).

I've been on 8 mission trips.

Favorite Movie: Elf (BTW, Will Ferrell's my favorite actor)

Sock, sock, shoe, shoe

Toilet paper falls toward user. (absolutely no other way...really)

I was a rodeo kid! (barrel racing and trick riding)

Nicknames: Bekah, Bek, Baca, Chewbaca (from long long ago...long story)

Place of Birth: Newton, Kansas

Favorite Ice Cream: Starbucks Coffee Carmel Cappuccino Swirl - YUM!

Favorite TV Show: TLC's "What Not To Wear."

I always cry when I watch Extreme Home Makeover.

I HATE movies with sad endings.

I don't like mean people, bad customer service or aggressive drivers.

My favorite drink: COFFEE

Now, tell me about you. Post about yourself on your blog and leave me a comment to visit. I'd love to learn some tid-bits about you!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Family Portrait

Check out the family portrait my husband posted on his blog.


Saturday, October 22, 2005


I did it! I actually passed my licensing exam! YIPPEEEEEE!!!!

Okay, so I'm using a lot of exclamation marks but it's all with good reason. I've never had to study this hard for a test in my life. I never went to college so I never had to worry with finals. I was so incredibly nervous.

After a TON of praying and a ton of studying I was there, this morning, ready to test. I told God before going in that I had studied the best I could and I didn't know what else I could do to better prepare for the test so it was all up to Him. I also mentioned how badly I wanted to pass. So, (again, I don't know why I always act so surprised) He answered my prayers.

I want to thank all of my friends who I know have been praying for me. Your prayers were definitely felt today, and heard.

I love ya'll!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

No class

No more pre-license class that is! Hurray! Today was the last day, I have officially completed my 30hrs. I'm schedule to take the license exam next Saturday so I have a full week to review and try to prepare myself.

We've held up pretty well in my home. We're all tired but no major breakdowns (outside of last weekend which I confessed about on my blog already...hee hee).

The course has been very very interesting. And I know I'm going to sound like a complete nerd when I say this...but...I'm anxious to dig out my paperwork from when we bought our house. Hahahahahaha. It's true. I want to dig through there and actually see and understand what transpired when we purchased our home. At the time I had complete blind faith in our realtor to take care of us. It's pretty scary when I think about it. And it makes me very eager to be a good realtor because I now understand just how much trust people place on their realtors and just how important their assistance is.

Well, I really don't want to bore people too much with this process because this isn't what my blog was meant to be written about, but that is what I'm going through right now and it's about all I have to blog about.

Have a happy Sunday, All!

Monday, October 10, 2005

I'm so tired...and random.

I don't know about you but my body can't function without sleep. I just don't know how doctors do it - the whole residency thing. Even firemen, don't they have like 3-day shifts? I go a couple of days with staying up past midnight and I'm done for. What's bad is that I'm not just tired but when I'm tired I get very emotional and very lazy.

Monday's are supposed to be laundry and clean the house day...but I'll be lucky to just get it picked up from the weekend.

Dealing with the whole emotional husband gave me some samurai insight. No, he's not a samurai...yes, I'm gonna butcher this great analogy...I'm dealing, hang with me.

So, the theory is something about a samurai is trained to react to situations like water does. Meaning, if a small pebble is thrown in a lake the water responds with small ripples. The larger the rock, the larger the response of the water. The water doesn't respond with huge crashing waves should just a small pebble be tossed at it. This is how we should respond to situations. All of this to say....when I'm tired I'm emotional and I tend to respond with huge, crashing waves and the tiniest little pebble. Hence the way my day has gone.

Tiny pebbles, Bek, tiny pebbles.

That's what I keep trying to tell myself to keep my "challenges" from today in perspective. Because I know if I wasn't so tired, they wouldn't even be challenges.
The fun thing about days like these is that I do tend to talk with God more. Hmmm, or is it whine? Either way. I'll survive.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Okay, so I've been busy

Okay, so I've been a bit busy and distracted lately and haven't posted for over a week. I guess I'll let you in on my excuse for being distracted. I've been preparing to become a realtor. I started school this week and will be preparing to take my licensing exam in a few weeks. I'm excited, scared, nervous, happy, and every other emotion that goes with starting something new. I'll try to keep posting over the coming months and let you in on my process of becoming a realtor.

So far, I've learned more about dirt than I ever imagined. I've learned about land, properties and the proper way to identify them (apparently our home addresses aren't the legal name for our property!). Hmm? How will this help me - I can't wait to find out!

I'll be sure to post my cheesy realtor picture once I get it done. It'll be a great laugh for us all. Maybe I'll play the caption game with it! Ah, maybe not.