Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome Back...

I'm happy to be back in the blogging world once more. I have had a lot going on these past couple months and am glad to have finally found some time to blog! I feel like my life has been crazy! Well here is to another go at this blogging thing...

So I recently came across a quote and it instantly made me think more deeply about the most recent happenings in my life. It said, "We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." Looking back on the past couple months, I can say with most certainty that feeling pain is a very important part of growing up. You never learn anything from doing everything the right way! It is in the mistakes we make in which we learn the most about ourselves and life in general. As cliche as it may sound, life is a journey. Good and bad things will happen, but it is how we choose to deal with these things that map out our journey. I am happy to say that I am excited for the journey to come...I need a little adventure in my life! BRING IT ON.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I recently got a job working at ANTHROPOLOGIE. I cannot even begin to express my feelings of happiness, excitement, and relief! Anthropologie is such an amazing store, company, environment, and experience. If you have never been to a store, I recommend that you go! I love it I love it I LOVE IT! And if you dont make it out to one of their amazingly designed least take a peek HERE.

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Dress Up with Ryan & Jackson"

I guess I will let them dress up in girls clothes now while they still can! How can I resist? SO CUTE!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank you Beth Moore

I think I have already told you that I have been studying Beth Moore's "Living Free" in my small group. Well this amazing woman of God has opened my heart and mind into seeing God in a completely new way, therefore, teaching me how to grow in my personal walk with Him. One of the main things I have been learning is how to use scripture as prayer. In one of our exercises we were to pick a verse and then pray that verse for however long. While looking at the different verses she had given us to choose from, I just so happened to come across Psalms 26. I felt like this passage went straight through me and tugged on my heart. This will be my prayer for the next week. I hope you find as much strength in it as I do.

Psalms 26
Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity,
And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
Examine me, O LORD, and try me;
Test my mind and my heart.
For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have walked in Your truth.
I do not sit with deceitful men,
Nor will I go with pretenders.
I hate the assembly of evildoers,
And I will not sit with the wicked.
I shall wash my hands in innocence,
And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving
And declare all Your wonders.
O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house
And the place where Your glory dwells.
Do not take my soul away along with sinners,
Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
In whose hands is a wicked scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on a level place;
In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.

Thank You, Lord, for Your Lovingkindness!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

5 fabulous things

ive been tagged once again. my gorgeous and very creative friend roybn tagged me and now i get to tell you all about 5 things that i think are "fabulous" as of right now. well here it goes...

1. SCRAPBOOKING. i love being creative and my talents tend to come out in my scrapbooking or making other creative ditties such as thank you cards or gifts for my fabulous friends. it makes me happy!
2. WORKOUT PHENES. i have mucho respect and find a ton of encouragement from people who work out A LOT! stephanie philp being one of them. stephanie...i think you are fabulous!
3. RYAN & JACKSON. the 3 year old boys i nanny. i am always on my toes with these little characters. for instance, this morning they disappeared and when i went to try and find them i found them in their older sister's her clothes!!! i looked at jackson and said "what are you doing?" his response was simple and innocent: "ryan and i wanted to play dress up" (pictures to follow!) they truly looked fabulous!
4. FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI. if you havent heard of her she is an absolutely fabulous singer! check her out on iTunes! you will not be disappointed.
5. YELLOW. it is my favorite color and reminds me of summer...which is right around the corner! YAY! yellow is going to be totally IN this summer just wait and see :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

How I spent my Monday...

Oceanside is my ABSOLUTE favorite place in the whole wide world. I love it!! I don't know what I love more-the part that it is at the beach or that it is shared between our family. Today it is gorgeous and I could NOT have asked for a better, more beautiful day. A day filled with some of my favorite things: the sun, the beach, a great book (I eventually got sucked into the Twilight phenomenon...THANKS a lot Kel!), diet coke, and TANNING.

I also got to spend my quiet time laying on the beach while soaking up all the sunny goodness. It makes me appreciate things in my life so much more when I am outside surrounded by the Lord's creations. I LOVE this study I'm doing with some friends of mine called "Living Free" by Beth Moore. It is definitely stretching me and my relationship with the Lord and allowing me to explore myself in ways I could have never imagined. It has also been uncovering different areas of my life that I have needed to work on and then bringing healing to those areas. It's almost like an infected wound that you try to hide then reluctantly allowing a professional doctor to dress the wound, no matter how badly it hurts, so that it can heal properly. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for taking away the sting of my wounds and being my healer :)

Monday, February 2, 2009


My favorite part of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is.....BATH TIME!