Sunday, December 30, 2007


I enjoy looking back through the year and going through all my memories. As I transfer things from my old calendar to my new one, I see how different my year was from previous ones. This past year was filled with a LOT of change, some that was good and some that I am still working through. There were definite high's and low's. I look forward to see where God places me and what new adventure lies in my future!

So many thoughts

As I have mentioned in past blogs, I went to California over the summer and fell in love (again) with being there. And then you know after you are on a vacation you think about it for a while wishing you were back in that place once again?! That happened to me!! And then when I would watch shows that had scenery from Cali and all those thoughts and feelings would be triggered. In addition to that, for the past 3 weeks I have thought about California EVERY single day. I miss seeing the ocean, the mountains, the warm weather, and the atmosphere. I have thought about what it would be like to live and work out there. This would be a big change and not as easy as it may seem.

I haven't talked about my thoughts much because in my world it is kind of tricky. Do you have any family or friends that put expectations on you and if you don't fufill them in some way you disappoint them? I am well aware that I live my life and that this is their boundary issue, but these impressions still haunt me a bit. Yet I don't want these things to hinder me from living my life. I don't want to live by fear or regrets.

I can't wait to see what will happen with my life.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I would like to wish all my family and friends (and whoever else reads this) a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I pray that you would enjoy this important day to its fullest. Blessings to you on this Christmas Day!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Movie time

Despite how busy getting ready for Christmas can be, it is utterly important to get in a few flicks. This past week I saw "National Treasure" (for the first time), "National Treasure 2", and "American Gangster". So far so good. I am looking forward to watching a bunch more over my break...finally it looks like some decent chick flicks have come out as well!!!!!

Have you seen anything lately that you think is worth my time to check out?????

Sunday, December 23, 2007


What is it about the holidays that bring about the following. As a single, available girl I do pretty well with balancing the whole fact that I do not have that special someone in my life. I go about my business, enjoy life, work towards my goals, and I am not consumed and don't have that feeling of doom lingering over me since I am not currently dating (I know some that do). But for some reason around the holidays that all gets thrown out the window. Why? I would thoroughly love to have those warm fuzzy feelings and contemptment with that "person" (I can hear some of you now, "it doesn't look like it appears" or "that will fade" blah blah blah, let me enjoy it for a time). But that is not going to happen before Christmas in three days. So I will seize the moment and enjoy my time now with my family and friends and work through those feelings that won't be met. I know that one of these holidays these feelings will be met and I look forward to that day.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A new tradition...that I LOVE!

This family is near and dear to me!!! I have been watching these four boys for almost two years. Through that time I have become not only very close to Jordan, Taylor, Dylan, and Kode, but also super good friends with Erik and Ang. We took a road trip to California this summer, which was an absolute blast. So many stories to tell and laughs to laugh! One of the places we ate at a few times and enjoyed while we were out there was Baja Fresh.

For the past few months, we have made a tradition of eating Baja one night a week and just hanging out together. I thoroughly look forward to this time of rough housing, laughing, eating, catching up on life, having good conversation, watching movies, or just chillin'! I love this time to reconnect after whatever any of us have been through that week. I continue to look forward to these Baja nights as each week comes!

As I write this I am reminded of one of my New Years resolutions from this year which was

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas in a week

Christmas is such an exciting time of year! I love it. And what I have really enjoyed this year is starting to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas season early. So many people had their lights up earlier than normal or maybe they usually have them up but now they turned them on earlier. And listening to Christmas music even before Thanksgiving has really gotten me in the mood. I have been shopping and wrapping and boy it is just fun...and exhausting. What I can't seem to get is, how I wait in anticipation for this great celebration, yet it doesn't feel like Christmas will be in a week. I want to soak every second up and remember what this time is really all about!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Good News!!!

Classes were canceled for me today! I am thrilled. Not only do I not have to go, but we don't have to make the day up. What a relief to not have to drive in this ice storm. What I am most excited about is getting all those things done around the house that I just haven't had time for lately like: organizing my closet, going through piles of paper, watching a movie, finishing up my homework, and wrapping Christmas gifts. Some of this doesn't sound like fun, but I can't wait to do it and feel like so accomplished.

I pray that all of you make it safe in wherever you need to go today!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


I am pleased to announce that I passed BOTH state exams for teaching. WAHOOOO!!!!!!! I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Thank you to those who prayed and encouraged me, I couldn't have done it without you!!!! Two tests down, one to go.