My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Adventure 12

Today was an awesome day! We went on an impromptu visit to The Sam Noble Museum. This is a great museum, full of dinosaur bones...

and a dog exhibit..

and other really cool displays...

and an awesome guy that has a really cool animal collection....

Joslyn touching a bull snake

A bull snake

An Emperor Scorpion

A South American Tarantula

But the coolest thing about this day was that I got to fulfill my 12th Adventure from my Adventure List . Something I didn't know how it was going to happen. But it was awesome and really neat! This guy knew his stuff and really has a passion for these creatures! I will never look at them the same way again! you have to wait till the end of the video, but it is worth it!

What a neat day! And before you ask, no I wasn't scared. I normally would be shaking scared. After all this was an Oklahoma tarantula, a wild tarantula, he had caught this particular tarantula 2 weeks before! But this wonderful guy conveyed such a passion for these creatures that he made me see them as the creatures God made. The ones that Adam named and the ones we are designed to take care of. Believe me this is not how I came into this world feeling about spiders, but I was truly changed today! WOW! God is good! And I like to think that He was probably proud of me a little today!


  1. That's cool! It would be neat to see to hold one. I've seen three just recently on trail. The third one I touched just to say I did :) All of God's creatures are beautiful and precious! What we think of as creepy are actually beautiful!

  2. When we go to Oklahoma, we always have to go to that museum, You are right it is soo cool.
    Oh one Museum there has a model of Dad's old Ship in it :D

  3. that is cool! What a small world! How often do you come to Oklahoma? And what kind of ship was your dad in?

  4. we are right in Tx so we are there often :)
    USS America

  5. Oh, my GOSH! You held that thing for a LONG time! I would have peed my pants!!! Great job for not peeing your pants. :)

    Just last night, a BIG spider crawled under the bathroom door, while I was in there. There were no shoes, or anything to smack it with. It was so big that I knew I would be sick if I did smack it. I had no choice but to stand there and scream my head off, making Brian wake-up, get out of bed, and flush the spidey down the toilet.

    You are much braver than me, girl. Congrats on another challenge checked off.

  6. I really wasn't scared, but I think it is because I knew that he held her and she was friendly. I don't think that I could feel that way about. But I am really going to try and not kill another spider, I will just try and relocate it. Hopefully this plan will work, lol!

  7. Just don't call me for reinforcement. I believe in the whack & smack method. LOL