Friday, January 23, 2009

My new sophisticated look...

Yep...I am visually impaired when it comes to reading. I had been having a terrible time reading lately. My eyes couldn't focus properly and after just a few short minutes my eyes would hurt something awful. So to the eye doctor I went and sure enough I now own a pair of glasses. And now everyone is telling me that I look just like Sarah Palin. I am not sure that I agree. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Iced Coffee, Fresh Bread and Sunshine!

'Tis so sweet to slurp an iced coffee on a sunny day. I was overwhelmed with a wonderful warmth as I sat outside drinking my iced coffee yesterday. I was sitting there lost in the moment and realizing how blessed I am to live in this country, this state, this city, this house and in this family. Thank you Lord for this wonderful day! This wonderful day that you ordained long before I was born. Enjoy the sunshine ya'll!

I have been baking a lot of bread lately( You all should be baking your own bread as well if you can, it is so much cheaper! And, might I add, so much tastier! :)) and decided to take some pictures of the tasty loaves while they were cooling. So enjoy, after all, most people eat with there eyes!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom and Stephen!

Praise the Lord for the beautiful weather! We celebrated TWO birthdays yesterday, Mom and Stephen. Stephen is 25 now and Mom is 49. Stephen made mushroom crostini for an appetizer and everyone pitched in on dinner which consisted of a full-fledged thanksgiving meal. Yep...turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, cranberries, salad and let us not forget the family's favorite, grandma's green bean casserole. :) We also enjoyed a pumpkin and a pecan pie. It was so delicious! I am so blessed to be a part of such a great family. We laughed often and immensely enjoyed each others company.

Today we took a walk up at Sam Benn park while we soaked up a little sunshine. It felt so good. I am really looking forward to Summer. Here are some pictures of the past couple of days.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Time is Flying!

I realize as I am sitting here that I have not posted in over 5 weeks! Yikes! I have not purposely neglected posting but it was just further down on the list of things to do. So without any further ado- here is an update of the last month.

-We had about 50 people for Christmas Eve at our house. Yes...we were all squashed in like sardines in a tin can but we had a blast. We played lots of games, ate food (we never, let me repeat, NEVER lack in the food department, and enjoyed my favorite people: My Wonderful Family! We had one of the best Christmas' ever.

-On New Years Day Mom, Laurel and I drove up to Bellingham to go skiing, the first time since I was 8 years-old, with our cousins. Friday morning we woke early donning on our warmest of clothes. My wonderful Aunt Tammie made us breakfast sandwiches and packed us a picnic lunch. And then we were off! Well to Starbucks that is. No trip to the freezing mountains would be complete without coffee! We finally arrived to Mount Baker and got a wonderful parking spot (not too hard to do when you are the second car there!) Before I new it I was on the ski lift and climbing into the sparkling white sky. I was rather scared but Trevor assured me it would be no problem. I tried to tell him I didn't even know how to snow plow he just said I would be fine. Needless to say the first trip down the mountain was interesting. I spent most of the time on the ground skis in the air. I became more accustomed to the way skiing worked and eventually I could go for a while. Although, I never made it all the way down without falling at least once. We had a great day and when we arrived home cold and exhausted our wonderful sisters had a scrumptious meal for us. Thank you Lord for Sisters!

- After returning home from Bellingham I sewed a dress and packed my bags. I was heading to Texas for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival with Amy Ellen and Cassie. We had a magnificent time and it was so encouraging to be around others girls with similar visions and hopes. God is so good to me! I really enjoyed meeting new people and soaking up the Texan sun. I will post some pics soon of this trip.

And now I am home and studying hard. I am currently working on 6 chapters in Luke.
Have a blessed day,