Monday, September 27, 2010

Well now it's been awhile...

It's been so long since my last blog that I could barely figure out how to change around my layout and picture....

I can't promise that I'll be able to keep up with this again but I'm going to give it another shot, bare (bear?) with me :)

A lot has changed since I was last on here. I'm living in Washington now and I do love it here. The weather isn't as horrible as everyone was saying it would be and it's been amazing living near the ocean. I have 2 roommates that I love to death and 1 that I want to lock in the back shed at times. I'll have to share some of the stories later, lol.

I got a job at Safeway last October and have moved into Starbucks in the store since then. I never thought I would be good at making coffee but apparently I am and I love it! I'm going to start training and learning more about management so that might be an option in the future but until then I'm just trying to get as many hours as I can.

35 days from today I will be seeing my family in Colorado!!! I haven't seen them since January and that's way too long for me. It's going to be Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one since I won't be able to be there for the actual holidays. It's ok though, as long as I get to see them :) I still can't believe my little sister is 9 now! I'm scared to see how tall she's gotten, it wouldn't surprise me if she's passed me up in height already, lol.

Well, Mom, here you go :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beautiful Colorado

I'm sitting at my grandmas house in Colorado and I have never been so happy, excited and peaceful. I am in awe at how God has opened up every door and paved the way to this moment. My grandma and I have spent the majority of the week laughing over silly things or talking about serious things and I've had an opportunity to help her do things that would otherwise take her a long time to do and exhaust her in the process. God is allowing me to bless her and He's definitley using her to help me in this season. It's amazing!

Two weeks from today and I'll be on my way to Seattle for a few weeks. I. Am. Stoked!!!! I can't believe that things are happening the way they are. There are no words to really describe how I'm feeling right now, I'm speechless.

I know this is very short but you get the general idea of what I've been up to.

Oh and my laptop should be here anytime now!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I'm sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. There's been a lot going on and not really anything good and happy that I wanted to share with everyone, lol. The best thing that's been happening lately is that I've been able to spend a lot of time with my mom and Grace. I can't remember the last time we just hung out and talked, or watched movies and ate junk food. It's been very nice and needed.

On to the not so great news. I was given a choice at work a few weeks ago and after really praying about it I decided to quit. So I'm almost jobless and at this point I'm not sure where I'm going to go from here. I would love, more then anything, to go to Colorado for awhile and hang out with my family. I also have friends in Seattle so that's an option too, plus I'm thinking about trying for an internship at Tooth and Nail Records which is a major Christian music label based out of Seattle. The only thing right now is my roommates aren't in agreement with what I'm wanting to do and if I felt I needed to break the lease to leave Flag they're not open to that. Please help me pray that their eyes will be opened. I really feel like I have a chance at traveling for awhile and going to places I've never been and if I don't do it now I might never have this chance again.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Reality is setting in slowly and I'm having serious mixed emotions about it. I'm excited for my family, I think this is what they need to do, they deserve it. But I'm sad that I won't be able to see them as often as I do. I won't be able to stop by the house and watch Mash with them. Wednesday night dinners won't exist anymore.

The harder thing is that I don't know if we'll ever live in the same state. I can't say that for sure because God only knows what will happen. But as of right now I can't go, not for at least a year and even then I may not be ready to leave my life here. Or heck, I could be married, but Grace says if I meet a guy it'll take him years to "repose" to me. Haha that's very comforting Grace, thank you.

Mom keeps saying that in a year we'll look back and see how God orchestrated everything. I believe that wholeheartedly. It's going to be hard, probably harder then I can think about right now, but eventually it'll get easier.

Here's to new seasons :)

(And remember Mom, I'll be ok)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Did you know?

I just thought of that all on my own!

Did you know that my sister and I are 13.5 years apart?

Did you know that I was born in Texas?

Did you know that I work at an auto body shop?

Did you know that my boss thinks that me and the production manager fight like siblings?

Did you know that I've always wanted to dye my hair blonde on top and black underneath?

Did you know that I know I can't pull that off? hehe

Did you know that in a years time I have no idea where I'm going to be?

Did you know that I want to learn the bass?

Did you know that I get laughed at when I attempt to dance?

Did you know that I want to write a song that changes the world?

Did you know that I've always wanted to sing a duet?

Did you know that The Cosby Show makes me laugh harder then anything else?

Did you know that I'm already beyond in love with my husband?

Did you know that I love peanut M&Ms?

Did you know that I want to have strength like Esther?

Did you know that the King is Enthralled with my Beauty AND your beauty?

Well, now you know :)

Monday, March 23, 2009


Yesterday was my parents 28th anniversary.'s a rare, beautiful thing in this day and age. I am so blessed to be able to call them my parents. But more then that, I'm blessed to call them my friends. We don't have a normal "parent/child" relationship. They are two of my best friends and..I'm gonna start crying. I trust them with my life. I value their opinions. I love laughing with them. They have given me so many words of wisdom that I could write a book. We have so many inside jokes that I'm smiling remembering them. And boy, I'm going to miss them so much. Thank God for technology. Phone calls and facebooking might be enough but it's going to be so hard.

All I can really say right now is thank you. It's because of them that I am the women I am today. It's because of their love for each other that I haven't settled for just any guy who's come along. It's because of their love for Grace and I that I have such a big heart (or big head?? hehe).

A million "Thank Yous" wouldn't be enough.

I love you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things!

What are some of your favorites (memories, things, books, anything) and why?

So you want to know what my favorite memory is eh?

I can't just choose one memory, I have a few that stick out in my mind.

I remember, very clearly, the night my sister Grace was born. That morning my mom came in to her room (I slept on a mattress in their room a lot) to wake me up and tell me she was in labor. I laughed at her and rolled over to go back to sleep, thinking it was false alarm number..3? But I was wrong, when I realized she was serious I jumped out of bed and the next few hours were a blur. I do, however, remember my friend Azalea and I standing outside of the bedroom and hearing my mom yell at me to come see. Wow..tearing up as I write this. I remember bolting into the bedroom, hearing Grace cry and started sobbing. I remember sitting next to my mom and asking what it was, boy or girl? I remember holding her for the first time and just crying. I remember saying that she's beautiful and completely falling in love, promising to protect and praying that God would be her Everything. That was almost eight years ago and I've watched Grace grow up before my eyes. Turning into a beautiful girl with a great smile and laugh. I love her with everything in me!! That's one of my favorite memories.

Here's another one- I'm on a roll, can you tell?

When I was younger I was super close to my cousins, Katie and Mollie. I was right in between them age wise and I cannot tell you how many fun times we had. We used to play indians in the backyard, Purple Iris, Morning Star and..I can't remember my indian name. After we'd play indians we would turn into fancy ladies and on our sleepover nights we would braid each others hairs and talk about tea parties and balls. In the mornings after breakfast we'd get dressed in our long dresses and play the boardgame Titanic, where the object was to see who could get to the lifeboats first. I can't remember who won but I do remember laughing so hard we were crying. If it was nice outside we'd grab the scooters and head to the park to swing and talk. Those were the most fun filled days I can remember having when I was younger. We're not as close as we used to be and I've watched them fall in love and am going to Katie's wedding this summer. Sometimes I wish we could all be kids still and stay up late talking. I do miss those times.

I think I'm done for now. Whew..memory lane!!