Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ginger bread fun


So its officially a down pour of snow here in Oregon. Which means a lazy night at home read, enjoying vanilla cinnamon tea, Christmas movies and catching up on shows, and holiday tradtions like gingerbread cookies (skelton style this year :) )and making ornaments outta puffy paint and foam and watching the grinch.
Things im addicted to this season:
1)Skelington Ginger bread man cookies
2) Dexter and the walking dead.. these show rattles my brain
3) The carpenters Christmas album
4) Cinnamon candles and tea
5) Reading till late hours of the night
6) Making snow angels
7) Pillow top mattresses
8) Any concerts that include mosh pits and screaming
9) Free movies from the library especially our Christmas favorites
10) Hot tubing
11) Chantz hugs
12)Gauges and anything zebra print
13)sweet potatoe fries
14) Carters smiles and laughs
15) Nightmare before christmas

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Time out

"Fear not for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flames shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Fear not, for I am with you."

Isaiah 43:1-5

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Weekend.


So its thanksgiving weekend and there is a lot to be thankful about :)
I am thanksful for:
* Free Library movie and book rentals. I love reading and movies and it helps when you dont make any money for the them to be free and we have a great library system.
* the huge dinner mom cooked.. including leftovers for days <3
* Lazy days cuddling in my zebra blanket with nothing to do.but enjoy music
* For my family they mean the world to me and for all my friends that have become family.
*For my relationship with God and that i can start over and he gives me grace each time and joy and love
* For my new baby cuz hes the cutest
* For all my babysitting jobs i love kids and gods blessed me with the jobs i have.
* Reeses bars and midnight reading.
* Old Disney movies such as beauty and the best


And now its a few days away from December and i cant wait for this holiday season. Ive already got most my Christmas shopping done at thrift stores of all place and i am excited to give tanner his present.. the book where the wild things are :)...Im stoked that i can listen to Christmas music and not be judged and that we are picking out a Christmas tree next week. Im stoked its snowing and that i can bundle up. I just got a saweet steal and a vintage shop and beanie! So awesome. Im stoked for holiday art shows and lights all around. Pretty much im stoked about life at this moment. And no one will ruin that :)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photo extravganza!











Heres a few samples from Chantz senior photo day.. what an amazing and fun day it was... Photography,cuddly sweatshirt weather,piles of leaves to jump in, downtown bend at night, shopping, Soba aka amazing organic asian food, dutch bros, the cutest boy in town, and plenty of new photos to edit. Gah i love fall! and this boy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween weekened :)





Ive been highly anticipating Halloween since it is my favorite holiday!! Carmel apples, Trick or treating, Cuddling while watching scary movies, and handing out candy to the ever so cute trick or treaters! Gah i love fall <3

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 20- Write about a band that you immediatley liked and the song that made you like them



Paramore's we are broken song changed my life. There is so many hurting in this world. Sometimes its even us that are broken and need helped. Paramore opens peoples eyes to those people and lets them know they are not alone.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chocolate soy milk in wine glasses


I love the days when you wake up and realize you don't work and you really don't feel well enough to go socialize and you just want to stay in bed all day and catch up on life and dream all day. Today that is exactly what im doing. God gave me this wonderful day of rest and fun and relaxing. I have time to catch up on this blog, to cook, and to organize and clean some stuff that i haven't been able to clean for a while.. To do some laundry, fix up my resume, drink chocolate soy milk in my new whine glasses i got for my bday and watch some Halloween movies! Not to mention while enjoying doing all that I'm giving my body the rest it needs it seems to be fighting off a lot of sickness and infection lately. Thank God for lazy days.
So whats on my mind today?
*I need to catch up on my bible reading. mmm mmm Good. Why do i stop reading this book sometimes. Its why my life crashes around me i forget to put god first!
*Time to set some fall goals. What shall they be?
*I need to move past some things to be happy in my life. Am i confident enough to do that?
* I forgot how much i love avocados!
* Time to spruce up my resume for job hunting this next week!!
*Gods providing.
*I want to start volunteering again. I miss helping others!
*Stoked about it being fall.. i need to get some new boots though.. Oh and i can bring out my scarfs and hats and jackets that i love! <3

That is just a small amount of things that are on my brain. What will come of them. Ill let you know. Take a day and dream and think about your life. Its amazing. A day of rest i call it. :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

New life experiance




So who knew that a night of hanging out with the besty would turn into trouble. Trouble that i have never been in and now i feel like i have a new life experiences... It all started when i picked up chantz for a nice hang out he needed to get out of the house... we went to dutchbros and hung out in the park for a bit looking at stars and enjoying life. Well anyone who knows me knows i have the bladder the size of a peanut so of course a whole vanilla red bull was gunna go right through me. I had to pee and fast.. So i went to the out house( yes i know nasty) and by this time it was dark so we shined a phone light to see if the seat was at least clean and come to find out.. there is poo all over it! So.. we go to the car to head out to find another out house... We end up at umatilla park. I go pee and hop back int he car.. and start talking.. then out of no where a cop shows up with his lights behind my parked car and says we are trespassing that no where in Redmond can you be in a park or school at night and we can get in big trouble...well cops scare me so bad and i hate being in trouble.. i like a clean record.. i dont even speed!! I prob had the most terrified look on my face when he asked to see all my id and registration to the car and stuff.. Goodness. I was just going pee! So then he takes at least 10 or 15 mins running my stuff and then makes us get out of the car and searches my car! I was like seriously.. haha. Turns out theres nuthing in my car and i was telling the truth i was just peeing! lol He gave us a warning and said next time your in the park at night i can arrest you on trespassing.. Can you say scary night.. thats a new experience.. and me being paranoid thought a warning went on my record forever and i was all upset haha.. but today i am good and what a new experience lol.,

In other news..
My ipod that died on me has decided to come back to life with the help of chantz! 300 Dollars less i have to put into a new ipod!
I turn 22 in 2 days!
My daddy has court today! Pray for him. He needs all the support he can get. Hes scared.
Its sunny and 80 here! YAY!
Halloween season is on its way! yes im already trying on costumes!! Check these lady gaga glasses out!!




Friday, September 24, 2010

She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know.

- marilyn monroe.

Cry baby


So yesterday morning as i was updating my ipod and getting ready for work i literally had a mental break down. Funny that i mentioned life couldn't get any worse and then right in my hands my ipod just breaks. It will not turn on... ive tried resetting it and everything. So to add to the bad month.. I get dumped. But a grand into my car and its still broke. and my ipod is fired and i have no money for a new one.... i know this sounds oh so silly but its been rough month trying to figure stuff out.

So i woke up this morning realizing a few things

- First off i always feel better after a long cry and then some good company. Sometimes you just have to let it out
- Second that i am truly blessed with oodles of friends that love me and want the best for me and that is all i need
-Third not having a ipod for a while will let me pull out those vintage cds no one uses now adays :)
- and last.those moments where i feel like everything in my life is turning to crap, help make me appreciate all the happier moments of my life. the crappy moments offer balance, and i'm just really thankful for those crappy moments, too, if that makes sense. because they make the good moments that much better.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall is here!





Today is the first day of fall :)
What do i love about this season?
-Carmel apples!
-Hoodie wearing!
- Dancing in the rain!
-Jumping in leaves!
-All the beautiful colors of fall!
-Corn mazes and pumpkin carving!
-Halloween the best holiday ever!
-Haunted house and horror movies
-Pumpkin patches and skinny jeans

<3<3<3>

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 19- describe a passage from a book that has touched you!




"There is something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by a God who knows what He is doing. (They hang there, the stars, like notes on a page of music, free-form verse, silent mysteries swirling in the blue like jazz.) And as I lay there, it occurred to me that God is up there somewhere. Of course, I had always known He was, but this time I felt it, I realized it, the way a person realizes they are hungry or thirsty. The knowledge of God seeped out of my brain and into my heart. I imagined Him looking down on this earth, half angry because His beloved mankind had cheated on Him, had committed adultery, and yet hopelessly in love with her, drunk with love for her."
Donald Miller

This touched me cause i have felt God work through my heart so much. Whether he was providing or taking away to make me trust in him more i see him everywhere and i praise him that i know him and that his knowledge flows out of my pores! Hes shown himself in the stars alot of times and God loves me unconditionally. Thats my God :)

Happy Monday!


Last week,
My car had to be towed from bend and all my savings seems like went
into that silly car.
I had tummy aches all week.
Summer is literally fluttering away and my tan is going away.
Ive been so stressed trying to find myself and my passions again.
Ive also been stressed finding direction.
However i know i shouldn't be complaining at least i have a house and food and people that love me.
But lets just say last week was a rough week.
So last night as i was crawling into bed after an amazing night of watching rain and clouds and dancing and eating chips and salsa i decided i was stoked for Monday! Its a new week and a
new beginning. A fresh start.


New week! Fresh start! Time to make this week all its suppose to be :)
Happy Monday!

What are a few things that will make this Monday great?
*catching up on this blog <3 * Coffee with good friends * the fact that its so sunny out :) *knowing i have a family that loves me! * Morning walk*owl city in the morning
* the thought of the wonderful yesterday

Monday, August 9, 2010

DaY 18- post a picture that provokes emotion

"The thing is, our generation, we fight ever day to get through life. It's
not always a bad fight; sometimes it's a great, exciting fight. But you
can't let the world shake you, you have to know that the fighting is
worth it and it's worth knowing you can come through a stronger person."

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Power

"The earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun goes down
and hastens to the place where it rises.
the wind blows south and goes around to the north around and around goes the wind
and on its circuits the wind returns
All streams run to the sea
but the sea is not full
to the place where the streams flow there they flow again"

-Ecc 1:4-7


Isnt it amazing how God put all of nature together to show his glory and to let us enjoy it. I mean how is the ocean constantly getting water and never over flowing? Its the power of God. Really enjoying starting the book of Ecclesiastes i think tomorrow i may go to a park and journal about it :) God is good!

Day 17- Construct a post about what you would love to be remembered for


God loving
Joyful
Postive
A blast to be with
Puts her all into her relationships
Really Connects with things shes passionate about
Encouraging
Laughter
Funnest
Lover of the life she was givin
Striver
Finished the race

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Inspiration!


Live it!!

Day 16- write about something you want to do in the next 5 years

In the next 5 years i want to....

Explore the world with a open mind

Take a billion pictures and hang them all over my house or apt.photography <3

I want to save a life.. i want to help someone anyway i can.

I will sit in wonder and awe of what Gods done for me. I want to live my life All FOR HIM! Which is hard!

Create my own masterpiece!!



Friday, July 16, 2010

The Glory of God is man fully alive!


SO its been far to long since i have blogged. Can you say about a month. I really need to stay caught up on this and start up with that blog challenge again. The truth is lately i have been really trying to live while i am here. I started to think about the meaning of life. Love God. Love people. I started to realized that i wasn't enjoying my life or the people around me i was stuck in a rut of wishing i knew what was next and wishing my life was better and hating it for being so miserable. So this past month i have taken a break and really tried to live my life... Gods glory is only revealed when we truly live our lives to the fullest. He can only work through us if we are happy with our lives and being with him in a relationship where ever we are.So as i sit here and eat chocolate chip pancakes and drink milk out of a whine glass i remember i am fully alive. I can smell summer in the air. Its a beautiful clear day with blue sky's. What are some of the things i have done to keep me "fully" alive you might ask.. let me tell you..

* I have enjoyed the sun, and our new kiddie pool, being outside and sucking in all of God creation while being comfortable in my skin in a swim suit hanging out.
* I have enjoyed starting a new bible study with the girls i love here in the youth group
* I have enjoyed smoothies in wine glasses and summer bbqs!
* I have enjoyed summer nights of fire pits, and cuddling with baby
* I have enjoyed community events and art shows
* I have enjoyed free books from the library and reading my first ever biography
* I have enjoyed old aurdey hepburn movies and the season finale of the hills ( yes i love that show)
* i have enjoyed fresh fruit from fruit stand
* I have enjoyed spoiling pay and mom by buying them the best birthday presents!
* I have enjoyed hugs and spending time with my best friend Chantz
* I have got to enjoy sister bonding time with Kourtney
* I have enjoyed running and playing basketball again with my bro and getting in shape all summer. Feels great.
* Ive enjoyed cuddling in a blanket on the trampoline and looking at the stars
* Ive enjoyed buying mom flowers and seeing her reaction
* Ive enjoyed my job and the blessing i have of holding a baby for hours at a time and loving on a 3 year old i am so blessed with that job.
* Ive enjoyed great music and drawing on the side walk in downtown Redmond
* Ive enjoyed free slurpie day
*Ive enjoyed skating and even tried long boarding agian
* Ive enjoyed photography
* Ive enjoyed getting ready to welcome a new baby cousin into this world
* Ive enjoyed pillow talk with my sister
* Ive enjoyed buying sweatshorts and being comfy
* Ive enjoyed wearing big sunglasses and driving
* Ive enjoyed Italian sodas from Dutch bros
*Ive enjoyed catching up with my best friend
*ive enjoyed loving on my church family that loved on my while in AIM
* Ive enjoyed receiving cool mixes and things in the mail.
*Ive enjoyed painting in the sun and drawing in the book
* Ive actually enjoyed missing cali and seeing what a blessing all those people are in my life...

There are many more things to enjoy. I have alot to look fw to this summer. Like this weekend is a girls get away to the coast! So stoked! Thank you God for the realization. Are you really alive? If not wake up and smell the fun in life :)