I have hidden talents

We are having a great time at staff conference! We are having lots of talks catching up with friends that we haven’t seen for a year. Today we went into Vienna and did a “Serve the City” type thing (basically where we do lots of service projects around the city). I made balloon animals with a group of people. I actually made balloon animals for a living (well, my first job) when I was fifteen. Somehow, I remembered how to create almost all of the things I could once do. Yes, I was proud of myself. Lame. Anyways, it was really fun. Maisie had a couple meltdowns throughout the day, but did pretty well for the most part. She isn’t used to so many people being around her all the time. Oh wait, she lives in Paris. At least she isn’t used to so many people talking to her all the time. I also had a meltdown toward the end of the day when it felt like I was surrounded by hundreds of kids asking me to make them a poodle or hat or sword. Well, it was more like five kids. But it felt like hundreds. My team mocked me for my hidden talent, but at the end of the day, they were the ones asking me for a poodle or puppy. Maisie is eating things off the ground. Have to go for now!


  1. Carmela on August 13, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    How cool to rediscover your talents! And use them for the Lord!

    My son (6 yrs) is uncomfortable around a lot of people, too. He just kind of shuts down for several minutes until he adjusts.

  2. Mom on August 13, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    ooooh. I remember your SuperPlay days, and the wonderful balloon animals and other things you would make. Glad you’re having a good time. Can’t wait to see the pictures! Love you!

  3. christy harker on August 13, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    ok, I saw your blog on Donnas blog and had to check you out. I love your stories and I love that you love to talk about grose stuff too! My family just looks at me like I am crazy! 🙂 Cray is good right? I mean how boring life would be if we were all “normal”. Anywys, I also love that you are spreading the good news of our Lord, isn’t that the best? Stay strong and he will bless you for your faithfullness. And by the way, your daughter is beautiful! Hope you dont mind that I Blog surfed over to you! 🙂 Good night or is it good morning over there?

  4. Matt on August 16, 2007 at 2:12 am

    I want a puppy!

  5. Princesse Ecossaise on August 19, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Oh wow, I love, love, love your blog!

    I came across your blog totally randomly, but as soon as I saw you are an expat living in Paris and have The Most Beautiful Baby Girl I ever did see I started reading and your writing just kind of pulled me in.

    I’m really enjoying reading your archived posts 🙂 I shall be back again!

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