The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Friday, August 28, 2009

Where in the world is Ondrea...

Did you know that my "town" is so distinctive in it's own style that it has a style named after it? Well, I did, but it didn't hit me until I got an invitation to an ultra-cool event that this is something that is not just a local term.  Can you guess where I live by this description.... the term is known as "_______-casual".  When you get an invitation with this dress code on it, you would automatically assume that you should come in your "dress" jeans, funky shirts, (the more rhinestones the better) the coolest boots you own, and anything goes in the hair department.  Do you know now?  And if you know where I live, no fair cheating on this quiz!  Can you guess where I live?

I love our "hometown" (even though this is not where I am from, it's where I've been for 17 years!  (I moved here when I was only one year old! :) hehehe  It's definitely home for me now.  It's a wonderful place to live and here's another hint.... we were voted "Friendliest City in the USA" but USA Today.  Now surely you know where I live.  I have a friend who moved here from Houston (another friendly city.)  When she first moved here she was commenting on how nice the people are here and she said, "I never imagined I'd live in a city where I am the asshole."  Isn't that funny?

And just because it's Friday, I feel compelled to post a photo (or three).... these are from last week at Connor's birthday celebration.  I was playing around with the functionality on my new photo editing software.... fun effects. 

This photo is of my neighbor and sweet friend Sonja.  She had a baby a few weeks ago and Jack is pretty much in love with this pint sized fellow.  The baby's name is Finn and he has two older brothers, who are Jack's best friends.  Sonja sent this photo to me in an e-mail entitled "Finn's Fan Club".  I'd say that just about hits the nail on the head, huh? 

Do you notice the boys have matching shoes and coordinating shoe laces?  These three are tight!


Kristine said...

The pictures are darling...Meg's hair is getting so long and I love her piggies and your boys are just so handsome.

I know right where you are girl..cause I think you have told me...???

findingourdaughter said...

I don't know what town you live in, but I think I would give up a whole lot (nothing like being specific, LOL) to live in a really, truly "friendly" place. I definitely don't live there:(. And I'm *supposed* to live in a good place.....suburb, nice, planned community. It would be so great to have some genuine, warm, open neighbors!
Is there a house for sale in your neighborhood???

Anonymous said...

Oh, that picture is just priceless and Meg is getting SO BIG!! Wow!

I'm glad you defined ourtown-casual...I wouldn't know what was going on. I'm making my first purchase of cowgirl style boots this week. I hope I can pull it off...I'm still such a Floridian!

Miss you. We need to get coffee soon!

EJ and Grace said...

Cute pics!!!! Ugh! I miss you guys!