Tuesday, May 26, 2009

movie quote

Abraham:You were out there wearing a bra!
Selena:It's not a bra! It's a bustier Dad!
Abraham:It's a bra with little sprinkly things on it!

For some reason this popped in my head & I can't stop laughing about it! Oh that Selena!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

sugar rush

I never in a million years thought I would make this statement but here goes: I believe I've had too much sugar today.

I never thought it was possible to have too much sugar...ever. You have to understand that I was raised on kool-aid, pixie stix, mountain dew, candy, ice cream, tacos, hamburger helper, pizza, and hamburgers. The majority of my diet was sugar...happy, wonderful, sugar.

As an adult, I have made a conscience effort to cut back on sugar. I eat vegatables & fruit now. I try to have calcuium and fiber as a regular part of my diet....this is a huge step for me. However, I still probably intake more sugar than necessary on an hourly basis.

I'm currently in the middle of a sugar rush. I've got all of this energy and have sent some rather hilarious emails out to my volunteers. I am having random thoughts fly through my mind at the speed of sound. I'm wanting to tackle hug people. I have a barely contained desire to belly laugh so loud.

I want to paint really badly & I want to pen a very silly short story about an old woman named Myrtle and her best friend Ethel. I picture them as want to be super heroes who save nursing home patients from bad cafeteria food, worn out socks, and of course, the menacing Mr. Hoffensteffensteimerson (the resident casanova who steals sugar free candy from unsuspecting widows).

I'm hoping to avoid the crash...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

fun, handmade clothes

A girl I went to middle school & high school with is now selling clothes on etsy. I can vouch for how adorable she dressed back in the day. Next week I'll get these lovely items in the mail:

Friday, May 15, 2009


Ben & Jerry's Chunk Mail

Do the world a Flavor

Do The World A Flavor - our latest competition that gives you the chance to show the whole world that when it comes to creating the perfect ice cream, the true Flavor Guru is you!

To take part, just mosey over to our online flavor lab, whip together the ice cream of your dreams and give it an appropriately appealing name. You can design your own pint and send to all your friends, for bragging rights.

Hurry, because the contest ends on May 28th! The Grand Prize winner will see their idea transformed into the next Ben & Jerry's scoop shop flavor and visit a working Fair Trade Cocoa farm in the Dominican Republic, so get your entry in quick and beat the stampede!

Chocolate Macadamia
Our newest, moovellous Fair trade flavor, will be hitting a freezer near you very soon. Packed with fair and sustainably sourced ingredients - from the chocolate and vanilla right down to the macadamia nuts, this flavor really is as good as it tastes.

Chocolate Macadamia

happy day

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood! Reading on the patio, running to the park, and just enjoying how green everything is has been such a great start to my day! I am so thankful we've had a fair amount of rain lately. God is so good!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

want to adopt her!

This is our fake adopted dog: Cosita. She lives on the same cul-de-sac as Chris' parents. She's a very funny puppy. I've never been around a dog with this much personality. We love her. Whenever we visit his parents, Cosita runs out of her yard (because really is a fence going to keep something this tiny in?) to greet us. She's been known to protect us from bugs, cars, doors opening...she's very fierce.

Really? Do you want to mess with a dog that looks like this when she barks? I think not. She would definitely keep us safe.

It's fun having a fake adopted dog...no pooper scooper to worry about, no vet visits: just playing with her and making sure she has some treats....oh, and taking a ton of pictures of her. So who knows, perhaps when we get married one day, we'll be able to adopt a puppy as funny as Cosita.

Yes, we know that's an uphill battle because, seriously, check out how funny her face is!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Ecclesiastes is famous for talking about seasons. There is a season for virtually everything...and every season must come to an end. It's amazing to think about the seasons' changing as I am in the midst of quite a change. Work is changing. Boyfriend is moving home. Mom's health is changing. My life could be totally different within a week. Almost everything seems to be in transition or in the air at the moment.

Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Despite all of the changes and the inevitable season's passing, I don't have to worry. God is in control. He is the one that holds the future. He isn't bound by time & He knows what's next. Proverbs 20:24: "The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?" It's time to stretch my faith...it's time to trust.

I'm actually excited about this change. I don't even know what's going to change (possibly everything) and I'm excited. Abram didn't know how his life would change when God told him to go. Yet not knowing where to go or what to do, Abram obeyed.

Noah was given specific instructions without fulling understanding and he obeyed. Genesis 6:22: "So Noah did everything exactly as God commanded him." That's my prayer for this new season: that I would do everything exactly as God commands.

It's exciting times...and I can't wait to update on what the next season is.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

about to change

In just a few short days, my life will change. I can't wait! I will no longer be in a long distance relationship. My Christopher will live in the metroplex once again! I am excited to see what God does in this new season of my life. He's definitely growing me right now (more details to come later) so to think about entering a new season, is pretty exciting. I know the growth will continue but what lesson will I learn? Will it be the same or will it be something totally different?

So many thoughts, so little time to blog...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

some truth for your Tuesday

Habakkuk 3
Habakkuk’s Prayer
1 This prayer was sung by the prophet Habakkuk:
2 I have heard all about you, Lord.
I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
In this time of our deep need,
help us again as you did in years gone by.
And in your anger,
remember your mercy.
3 I see God moving across the deserts from Edom,
the Holy One coming from Mount Paran.
His brilliant splendor fills the heavens,
and the earth is filled with his praise.
4 His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise.
Rays of light flash from his hands,
where his awesome power is hidden.
5 Pestilence marches before him;
plague follows close behind.
6 When he stops, the earth shakes.
When he looks, the nations tremble.
He shatters the everlasting mountains
and levels the eternal hills.
He is the Eternal One!
7 I see the people of Cushan in distress,
and the nation of Midian trembling in terror.
8 Was it in anger, Lord, that you struck the rivers
and parted the sea? Were you displeased with them?
No, you were sending your chariots of salvation!
9 You brandished your bow
and your quiver of arrows.
You split open the earth with flowing rivers.
10 The mountains watched and trembled.
Onward swept the raging waters.
The mighty deep cried out,
lifting its hands to the Lord.
11 The sun and moon stood still in the sky
as your brilliant arrows flew
and your glittering spear flashed.
12 You marched across the land in anger
and trampled the nations in your fury.
13 You went out to rescue your chosen people,
to save your anointed ones.
You crushed the heads of the wicked
and stripped their bones from head to toe.
14 With his own weapons,
you destroyed the chief of those
who rushed out like a whirlwind,
thinking Israel would be easy prey.
15 You trampled the sea with your horses,
and the mighty waters piled high.
16 I trembled inside when I heard this;
my lips quivered with fear.
My legs gave way beneath me,
and I shook in terror.
I will wait quietly for the coming day
when disaster will strike the people who invade us.
17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
able to tread upon the heights.
(For the choir director: This prayer is to be accompanied by stringed instruments.)

Friday, May 1, 2009


God's moving & I get to be a part of it. More to come later. AMAZING!!!