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August 8, 2011 Leave a comment

As I head into the school year and am getting ready for it, priorities has been a big thing on my mind. It’s become rather obvious to me that they haven’t been set straight…

So, here is a list of priorities…. Hopefully in the right order and why.

#1 God first. Period. Why? Because that’s where everything starts. Beginning a day by thanking God is so much better than thinking of all that you have to do and immediately being distracted. When everything is right between me and God, everything else falls in place. That’s not to say nothing is ever hard, far from it! But I’ve got a Rock shelter me, a Shepard to guide me…

#2 Family. Family relationships are incredibly important. Spending time listening and talking with family members is one of the best uses of your time.Sometimes my agenda gets in the way. Not only of spending time with family members, but when Mom gives me something to do and I REALLY don’t want to do it right now because I’ve “got this and that and the other thing to finish up”. But then I’m not obeying/honoring my parents, am I?

#3 Friends. Having friends is so amazing! Having people who are real friends and you can do things like, hold each other accountable, encourage each other, laugh with and cry with is something you don’t want to lose.

#4 School. It is important to learn this stuff to help me for the rest of my life. It’s now or never. I need to stick with it.

#5 Appleseed. I L-O-V-E Appleseeding! I really do! But right now, school has to come before Appleseed. Dad said so. Though in some respects it comes before because the majority of those people that I call friends are Appleseeders. But as far as doing working on Appleseed stuff, that has to come AFTER school.

#6 Everything else.

Now this list certainly doesn’t hold everything that it could or all of the reasons why, but those are a few thoughts of a ‘Tater…

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What have I been up to?

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, over the past while I have been traveling around the country. Ok… around the mid-west and the north-east anyway. 🙂

Here are links to some of my adventures!
Miamisburg, Ohio – June 4-5, 2011
Zanesville, Ohio – June 11-12, 2011
Annapolis, Maryland – June 18, 2011
Calverton, New York – June 25-26, 2011
Dundee, Michigan – July 2-3, 2011
Nashville, Indiana – July 9-10, 2011

After Calverton, New York, I spent some time in Massachusetts at Boston, Lexington, Concord and Acton.
Before Nashville, Indiana, I was at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. After Nashville, I was at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
During the weekend of July 16-17, I was in Philidelphia and was able to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. On the way back to Ohio after that, we went to Gettysburg.

Over the course of my time back east, I was in 13 different states. They were: West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana.

Thank you to Julia for driving me all over the place!
Thank you to the Richardson family for putting me up for the time I was back east and taking me several places!
Thank you to so many people…

This past weekend, I was at Medical Lake, Washington with most of my family. My “little” sister became a fully certified RWVA Instructor at this event. She earned her Red Hat on her 16th birthday!

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