Monthly Archives: February 2006

The Amazing Race



Left to Right: Allie, Joy, Sarah

That’s right…it was all smiles at our house tonight. We had an Amazing Race Premiere party. For those who have never watched the show, it’s basically a scavenger hunt around the world, where you have to find clues and complete some tasks. We put a route marker flag just like the ones hanging on the clue boxes in front of our door so that our guests would know that it was our place. Our neighbors were probably wondering what the giant 5 foot piece of paper was doing hanging from our roof!
I didn’t get a picture, but Mark was also all smiles because they went to Brazil for the first leg of the race. He’s been really wanting to see them go there and they finally did. What’s really funny is that we kind of joked about applying to be in the Race. Ends up, we would have actually known the language. Who knows if that would have actually helped us do well, but we thought it was funny.


Yesterday, Mark and I went up to Bella Vista to check on our “vacation home.” That’s what we call it even though it’s sitting empty and we’re praying that somebody will swoop in and start renting it so we won’t have to pay our last 2 months. Anyway, we decided to go to dinner after checking on things.
I won’t tell you where we went exactly, but we went to a Chinese restaurant. So, I’m sitting there talking to Mark about the Olympics and all of a sudden I say “There are a lot of fans in this room!” (I’m sure I had a really funny look on my face as I said it, too). Mark did a good job trying to place that comment into context and was wondering how I knew that there were Olympic Fans in the restaurant… By this point, I’m giggling (I must have been tired) and pointing at the ceiling. There were ceiling fans all over the place – installed no more than 4 ft apart. In a room no bigger than 30×15, there were 10 ceiling fans! There were more fans in the other part of the restaurant as well, but I couldn’t get a good count of those from where I was sitting.
It was just a really funny situation and I really wanted to take a picture, but didn’t think it would be appropriate. I guess you’ll just have to come and visit and we’ll take you to “The House of Fans.”

Sorry it’s been so long!

It’s been over a week since we last posted – shame on us…

I’m a big fan of lists and since it’s been a while since we posted, maybe this would be a great time to list what we’ve been up to.

  • We were busy – I know you’re surprised, especially since you haven’t heard from us in a long time.
  • We got snow – and I mean snow…we got 3 or 4 inches of snow and in good Siloam Springs fashion, nothing was done about it for 4 days.
  • We worked on the weekend – Mark is busy on a huge project at work and I had to plan Family Weekend. We had about 400 parents and guests on campus this weekend. There was much frenzy around decorations and the registration database – I’ll spare you the details.
  • We had guests – Isaac and Corrie from New Hampshire came and spent a night with us. They braved the snow, ice, lack of food in the fridge (we were snowed in, remember?), and event set-up details (they helped set up for one of my receptions). They were troopers and it was great to have them in town.
  • We took a nap – this was probably the highlight of my weekend, napping on Sunday afternoon.

Well, that’s it…now you know what we’ve been up to and why we didn’t post. We’ll try to get some pictures posted.