Monday, May 31, 2010

Move Project: May Recap

Our May movies were: It Happened One Night (1934), Gigi (1958), A Man For All Seasons (1966), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Ghandi (1982), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), American Beauty (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004), and Slumdog Millionare (2008).

Many of this month's movies discussed issues of equality and social justice. Please pray for the people of the world and that God would use our actions and words to display peace to the world and for peace to enter the hearts of those who feel so much hate.

Friday, May 28, 2010


This past weekend we celebrated our FIRST wedding anniversary! We spent the weekend at Clifty Falls State Park at the Clifty Inn. We enjoyed some wonderful, early morning hiking. We were up early enough to avoid the heat and to be the first ones on the trail. We saw many beautiful creatures including a millipede as well as some playful chipmunks and groundhogs! We also spent a good deal of time in historic Madison, IN. I have to say that there was a alot to do and we're already planning a trip back next fall to see more!

As far as travel recommendations, I encourage everyone to visit Franco's in Downtown Madison. It's a little, family owned Italian restaurant where we enjoyed homemade pasta, sauces, and dessert. It was amazing! We always joke that our names and heritage are German-Irish but our stomachs are Italian. Good thing our loves match!

One Year. One Love. All thanks to the One God.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

So a funny thing happened at work...

We work at a strange place. I mean a really strange place. People who work at stores or schools are always trying to tell us that they have a strange/difficult job and while I'm sure they do...we usually win the best story from work award though.

This past Monday I was out with the nurse on TB Rounds. This task involves going back into the cell blocks and either giving or reading TB tests. We are two of ten women that these inmates ever see. Nurse Nancy is a beautiful lady, but is also in her 50's, so I attract the (UNWANTED) attention of quite a few inmates. Nancy finds this to be hilarious and always says, "Amy, your boyfriend is waving hello." One such 'boyfriend' is housed in our maximum security blocks and has been winking at me since last fall. I ignore him. This week though he happened to tell an officer that he wanted me to call him. His mistake, he picked Officer Riley.

Oh the joys of working in corrections...

As this is my first blog about work I will also take this moment to ask you all to be praying for the millions of incarcerated people and their families in the United States. We are constantly frustrated by their repeated mistakes and failure to follow the law and so we pray for our inmates daily. Without God's help they will not ever reform their ways. Please also pray for the thousands of individuals who work in law enforcement and corrections. Pray with thanks for the many sacrifices that they make, the families they rarely see, the horrors they see on the job, and for their protection and safety.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Year's Resolution: May

Just four days into this month I checked off my resolution for May. We spent Primary Election Tuesday at the Indianapolis Zoo! We were excited to learn that it happened to be Community Day at the zoo so we payed just $20 for admission and parking!! Woohoo! Thank God for Community Day!

I hadn't been to the Indy Zoo since I was little and was still excited to find so many beautiful animals! We really enjoyed the shark petting tank - where I made Mark stay for about a half hour. We also enjoyed the dolphin show!

The weather was beautiful, the price was right, and I loved watching so many of God's beautiful creatures with my beautiful husband!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Movie Project: April Recap

This month's movies were: The Godfather, Part II (1974), Annie Hall (1977), Terms of Endearment (1983), Amadeus (1984), Rain Man (1988), A Beautiful Mind (1999), and The Departed (2006).

After months of enjoying the early Academy Award winners we had decided that we needed a month of more recent films! These were all really great films (well, except for Annie Hall, we didn't love that one) and we were so glad to understand the references and the humor!!