Friday, February 25, 2005


Just wanted to share today's beautiful morning view with you...

Friday, February 18, 2005


Um, forgive that last post, was supposed to go to our personal site, you can go there to see a bunch of pics of our adventure!

Andy, what fun, finding all our old treasures! You should fix the soup for Kimmie for dinner! Am I correct in assuming this is the wonderful Green couch? Hope it is still as comfortable without the extra objects in it!

Birthday in the Air

This week we had a great time celebrating Betsy's birthday. At the top of Mt. Faber (where we live) there is a cable car station that transports people to Sentosa. They have an interesting feature called Sky Dining. We got on the cable cars at about 6:30 and ate dinner! It was three courses which were served each time we returned to Mt. Faber. We ended up making four laps in the cars over the course of about 2.5 hours. It was beautiful scenery!! Pictures coming!

From Andy's Xanga Site

Just in case you aren't keeping up on Andy's Xanga site, I have taken the liberty of copying his most recent entry because it had me laughing hard, and was such a picture of the Whittaker family life...

"So, I was going to post something generic tonight after the day was complete, but lately I've been doing too many posts of that ilk. Fortunately, an interesting topic came my way by chance. I was watching the special features for the aforementioned movie, and stretched my arms out behind my head. While doing so, my wedding ring slipped off my finger and fell down behind me into the bowels and dark recesses of Kim's old style couch, which has been in her family for a long time. Well, while digging for my ring, I came up with a list of more than a few interesting items. I plan to list them all so you can get the full picture of what is now sitting on the coffee table for Kim to see when she gets home. Here is what I found:

a pair of ear plugs
toenail clippers (not clippings)
a wooden orange bead
a plastic USA flag
a business card for a climbing wall place in Roseburg, OR
four pencils
a paper clip
1/2 of a yellow ping pong ball
a Lego piece
the corner piece to a jigsaw puzzle
The Queen of Hearts (her card, not the Queen herself)
2 marbles
misc. candy & beverage wrappers
1 nickel
2 pennies
a Looney Tunes Cracker Jack "toy"
a plastic knife and spoon
1997 Taco Bell contest sticker for the movie Batman & Robin
a toy ring with purple "stone" on it
balloon fragments
a weird token/coin with a goat on it & the word "Cope"
a barrette (sp?)
a cardboard flap from a cereal box top
an upholstrey nail (a close call on the puncture wound)
toy bike handlebars
a pen cap
a piece of metal (probably part of the couch)
2 plastic shoes for someone's toy doll(s)
a plastic soccer zipper pull? w/ Danny's name & phone #
misc. plastic pieces
a rubber band
several yellow & white pegs for some board game
a Snapple lid
an index card with some writing on it
a "hook-things-on" screw
a tennis ball

and the REAL kicker.....


Anyway, I felt like quite the archaeologist this afternoon. Oh yeah, I found the ring eventually too."

I don't know about you, but I am thinking that maybe Andy needs to become the curator of the first ever Whittaker Historical Society! :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Birthday fun

Hi all of you! I hope you had a good Valentines' Day. I did... and my birthday was good too!
Chocolate Valentine

Daddy sent emails out to people in my email address book (without me knowing about it), reminding them about my birthday, and I got 47 greetings for my birthday over these past 3 days! Some were e-cards, others were just nice words of greeting to me. And that's not counting the dozen cards I've received in the mail. It's been fun! It was also good to hear from all of you. Thank you! I Love You And a very merry un-birthday to you!!

Monday, February 14, 2005


Happy Valentine's Day + Birthday to you, Marie/mama. Hope your day is/was great! Your Man

Saturday, February 05, 2005

A Weekend in Junction City

It's a relaxing/busy weekend! Times to relax, and times of being committed to 'stuff'. There was no school yesterday, since our big fund-raiser at school (the auction) is today, and space and time was needed to put it together. Today starts calmly, but this afternoon I'm greeting at the auction, while mama helps with the dinner. Our school has a budget deficit at this point, so we're hoping for a great auction financially to give a boost. They brought in $20-25,000 last year. I'm hoping for $40,000 this year . . . Tomorrow is Kathy Perry's memorial service and both of us have parts, plus help with clean-up. Then back to school on Monday.

Hope all is well with you - and remember to do special things for those you love for Feb. 14th!!!!

God bless

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Thanks for Praying

Thanks for praying. Yes, it was a shock for the whole church community, and there is a lot of emotion about Kathy's death. It seems that she had a massive heart attack. As far as her Kim knows, she never had heart trouble at all. It was obviously God's timing to take her Home. I know that God didn't take her one minute before He already had it planned for her, and He and she are both rejoicing in her being with Him. But its so hard for her family especially.

The 'Celebration of her life' will be on Sunday morning instead of our regular worship service. She once attended a service like that and made the comment that that is what she wanted for herself, too. There will a private family burial on Monday. So those times will be good times to be praying, too.

Kim asked me to do a cake for the family dinner on Monday. She wants Kathy's faviorite cake -- lemon poppyseed cake with lemon filling and cream cheese frosting. And she wants pink roses, and however I want to decorate it. I'm praying about how to decorate it. What do you put on a cake for an occasion like that? I've never done a cake for a funeral before....

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's death, Mama. I am glad that you got a chance to spend a fun day with her just a few weeks ago. Have they found out the cause of death? It is good to be able to know that she is living on with Jesus now. But I am sure that Ralph and the kids not to mention the community are grieving. You are all in my prayers.