Saturday, April 21, 2007


My parents brought home a new puppy recently. Isn't he cute?! Trudy (our dog) gets a little jealous, but is mostly tolerant...maybe she needs a sister or brother...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jamie Laurel Rush

Welcome to our family! Our newest niece arrived Easter Sunday to Brian's brother Kevin and his wife Melanie. They live in Calgary now, so we haven't been able to meet her. Hopefully, we will be able to visit soon!

Sunday, April 15, 2007


On April 13 and 14, Trinity Western University had its annual Senior Show, this year entitled Tomfoolery. Brian was a guest artist as an alum and he sold all 18 of his paintings, bringing home his first artist's paycheck!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Why Blog?

All this year, I have made it a habit of regularly checking friends' blogs as a brain break. Brian and I have discussed the blogging phenomenon and its implications on community several times. Blogs allow us to check up on each other at our leisure leaving us feeling more connected and a false sense of community without the risks of actually building relationships. In spite of this I am addicted.

Recently I started thinking about why I like blogs. I think it comes down to my love of story. When I was an RA at SPU an important ritual I arranged was a time called Life Stories. Each girl had the opportunity to bring pictures and mementos to share with others on our floor what she felt was important from her life. I loved these times. When friends or family get together today I love hearing stories about the odd things that happen to people and I am really excited I have something to share. Sometimes this is a problem because I often take the sharing opportunities from Brian, which is a bummer because he is such a good story teller.

During my reflection I came to the realization that although blogs can give us a false sense of community, they also provide a venue for sharing stories that would otherwise be forgotten in the fast paced life we live in. Many people I care about are spread all over the world and, when I get together with them now and then, the question always comes to mind "Where do we start?" So I hope our Blog provides more starting places for real community. So please as you visit our blog and hopefully read about our feats, fiascos, and musings use it as a conversation started with us, in person, through email, or just leave a comment!

We hope you enjoy!