Monday, September 29, 2008


im really excited and proud to announce that today was the first rain fall of the season. 

Thursday, September 18, 2008

shiver me timbahs!

what do you do with a  scurvy pirate? what do you do with a scurvy pirate? what do you do with a scurvy pirate? MAKE HIM WALK THE PLANK!  Rachel just came over and Elliott is thrilled to not be asleep. Since her arrival, they have not ceased to tap into their imagination - pirates seeking treasure. 

I can't believe it is already the 18th of September. And to tell the truth, I honestly didn't think i could make it this far. Praise the Lord for His grace. Each new day, i am amazed once more of the ability God has. that though i come short, though i am weak, though i have nothing to offer, He realizes that i am only dust. And like the woman who came to Jesus asking for a resurrection for her son, He looks at her with Compassion, and says in His own way, " I Am Willing!" Thank you Lord for Your willingness to put up with rubbish.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

with lots of treats...

recently i have been finding new blogs that i am really enjoying. each of these blogs seem to come one thing in common- a love for cooking and portraying it in such a beautiful way. seeing this, almost to the point of envy, i thought to myself, " i could totally do that". i enjoy cooking very much however there is not always time or ingredients or money to get those ingredients. But when i can i have so much fun. another thing that comes with me baking is that i get the sudden urge to throw a party. so some one is either gonna have to get engaged or married or have a baby... i need to throw a party. 

sadly enough i did not bake these. for now they are purely inspiration. - more to come! be excited!

just for Nina

just for nina i have decided to change my header once  every day in hopes to find an amazing picture everyone will be fond of or at the very least grow fond of. apparently the jelly fish from england is not up to par. for my first attempt... something i believe in.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Like Paul Revere...

My babies are coming home! My babies are coming home!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

an open door

God has been opening and closing doors like crazy as of late; demanding my trust. The newest venture of faith for me currently is in stepping into a new role as the worship leader for Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano. I am so excited to be doing such and leaning on the Lord for His strength as my weakness will undoubtedly show. though, I am reminded often (through the scriptures) that I come short in no gift. So if you're ever in San Juan Capistrano on a Sunday morning, stop by and say hello. I would love to see you. And even if your not in the area... stop by anyway. It's always encouraging to see familiar faces. Service starts at 10:00 am!  (5 fwy. south coming from costa mesa- get off on Ortega HWY and turn right.) And to make matters way better, the most amazing starbucks is located right on the corner.  so, stop by. - we'll do lunch!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Angels Game

Last night my cousin Danyelle and I attended our annual angel game. From the moment we sat down till we got up to leave, the strangest things happened. okay, maybe not strange but interesting... interesting fun. In the first inning the umpire took a  hit to the Adam's apple with the ball. wooosh! and He was down. It looked so painful, but through the grace of God he was up and back in the game.  then (because danyelle and i dont do this often ),a faul ball came flying through the air, and at least looked like it was heading to us. Danyelle stood up to grab it but i think she miss judged the distance. Some guy even yelled, " Sit Down!" in the most unencouraging way.... the whole stadium effectively did the wave in unison. it was amazing! although the down side of this was, that as we were all focusing on the wave, another faul ball came flying through the air and hit some lady in the crotch. thank God she was sitting, so it more so fell in her lap. And the stadium did some special things because it was September 11th.     

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


yesterday i walked outside for a second and as i did my turtle came charging. as soon as i saw that i ran in the house grabbed some lettuce and cucumbers and made him a fresh salad. i was almost dinner. this guy can bite and he can bite hard!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

i think its really unfair that not all of us are married to photographers. or have time to make our pictures really exciting. might i just say that i am annoyed!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


sometimes i figure because im tan, that i dont need sun screen. however, yesterday i was proved very wrong.  i laid out at my friend Kyle's pool. i love just floating in pools to get tan. it's way less annoying, because you 're actually in the water as apposed to being dry and hot so it doesn't really seem like your trying to get tan. the only thing wrong in laying out and chatting is that i sometimes forget to put sunscreen on.  
i kept asking kyle if i was getting sun burnt , but i just kept hearing no, your tan. i just kept saying, yeah but my stomach and back havent seen the sun for a very long time.  needless to say, I AM SO SUNBURNT! i would put a picture up showing the damage, but im pretty sure no one wants to see a lovely picture of my butt. ok so maybe a few of you ... ha ha. but i wont.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

this world has nothing for me...

for the past two months i have been praying about a certain circumstance. It has been challenging no doubt to continue to trust in the Lord but it has also been such a blessing to draw nearer to the Lord and wait on Him in this time. At that moment in time i only was really seeking Him for this one thing i speak of. Well, as of late, apparently God thought He would stretch me as far as humanly possible in this one thing( although huge). it was then God started dropping things into my lap, and attached to these things comes deadlines that need to be met. 1: in praying for the Lord to finish the work he said he would complete almost 1 year and 4 months ago. 2: praying on what the Lord's will is in leading worship for Calvary Chapel san Juan and whether i am in it. 3: my friend's brother kevin just died a couple nights ago from a heart attack. he was 16. please pray for the family! 4: a door has been opened to finally pursue what i have loved to do my whole life (for a living), Make-up. but i wont be able to start till january( which is perfect timing in my opinion). and i just found out that someone dear to my heart has cancer. there is so much to pray for.  the saddest part of it all though, is talking to some one about it who doesn't know God. I get the " that sucks" or the " you'll be in my thoughts" and every time i hear this reply i think to myself, " is that it? that's all you have to say?" there is absolutely no hope attached to it. and i think, " what good is it to think about someone? what does that do? NOTHING! but attach that with prayer and there is a whole different story. Thank God i have a hope. His name is Jesus!

caiden keats

i wanted to up load this amazingly adorable video of caiden but it is taking to long and i dont have alot of times on my hands. so if you get the chance i encourage you to stop by cryn's blog. i have a link to her on my site. check it out. it takes some time to load but it is well worth it!

chocolate chip cookies it is

today was a spectacularly fun day with the Lord.   - this is my excited face

      today i made cookies for a friend from work. it 's his last day with us and i thought i would do something nice for him. Good bye john!                                                                                                      
         on another note, look at this huge spider that has taken up residence in my backyard.