Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Well, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas with their family and friends! I sure had a great weekend with my family! I arrived at my parent's house the 23rd to find my Dad had already arrived with my Grandma and they were nicely settled in. On my way through Portland I'd run several errands for my parents and had three pies :-D Friday morning we all slept in and had a fun day of baking, running errands in town, and opening a few gifts. My parents got me an OSU blanket and a cute holiday mug, a framed picture of the family taken on Thanksgiving Day, a picture album for scrapbooking, a calendar, and a winterized emergency kit for my car! My sister got me a really cool "sister" mug that has a slot in the handle to but a sweet little spoon that came with it...so handy!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Hello all! Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying this joyous time of year! We had a couple inches of snow just before Thanksgiving! It was gorgeous. I love snow! It is all gone now, but with such early signs of winter, I'm hoping for a White Christmas :-D.
Well, things have been fairly normal around here. The latest "news" is that my wonderful client's knee has gotten worse so we are back to the level of care she was at when I first came to work here over 8 months ago. Last night was about the hardest night so far...I got up about every hour so help her...needless to say we will BOTH be taking naps this afternoon :-P
She is such a trooper, but I know that all of this is especially hard on her. She doesn't like being an "inconvenience" to anyone....even when I tell her that it isn't any, and remind her that this is what she pays me to do. I love being here and being able to help as much as I can. I feel rather useless when I'm just sitting around doing nothing, so I like being useful!
My Annual Christmas letter is almost done! I'm just waiting on one little detail before I mail them off. I'm hoping to finish off my Christmas wrapping today and then I just have one last present to buy. I'm having a bit of a hard time finding it, but I know I'm bound to find it somewhere :-D
This coming weekend is Tillamook's Nutcracker and I'm hoping to be able to make it to that. I have several friends in it and hope to be able to go with my family. Maybe I'll get a group of people together and we can do something before the showing! That would be lots of fun!
Well, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas celebrating our Savior's birth with your loved ones and friends! God Bless!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This past weekend I was able to "spead myself thin" and visit two places :D I had such a grand time! I played games with friends in Tilly on Friday night until almost 2am on Saturday morning and then we went shooting at 11am. Then my sister and I headed to Salem to meet some more friends and did a little shopping before going out to dinner and then dancing. We had such a lovely day together! After dancing we drove to Sweet Home and stayed at their house and I finally got to meet my dear little niece, Suzy, in person! She will be 2months old in a week or so! Such a cutie she is, so happy too!
This weekend, which will start today and stretch all the way until Sunday next, I don't have many plans...I hope to go finish up some college registration stuff tomorrow or Monday and have my last dental appointment on Monday. Then I'll head over to Tilly for the rest of my time off and Thanksgiving dinner with the family...oh, and I guess some Black Friday shopping and Christmas tree cutting on Saturday :D....I guess I do have a few plans :P
Happy Thanks Giving everyone!!! God Bless!
Friday, October 29, 2010
This is a lesson I am continually learning and have heard I am not alone in this struggle. It is amazing how comforting it is to know that I am not the only one that has such frustrating struggles and seems to be reminded of them all the time. During my same visit last weekend I had two VERY lovely chats with my friend I was staying with. We stayed up rather late both nights I was there. She was such a blessing to me, encouraging me, praying with me, and just listening to me. It is amazing the blessings God gives us and I am so very thankful for the brothers and sisters in Christ He has given to me. I pray that I might be just as encouraging and helpful to my fellow believers in Christ.
Monday, October 25, 2010
This past weekend was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend spent in Yakima, WA with my wonderful Brothers and Sisters in Christ. The current ACTS session was having a Harvest Festival fundraiser for their trip to Kenya, Africa next month. We all had such a blast hanging out and talking about where God has us, meeting new people and hearing each other's testimonies. And ending the evening with a Swing Dance...so much fun and wonderful memories.
I was blessed with such a fun and relaxing weekend. I was able to spend time with and catch up with so many of my friends and see another friend of mine that got back from a year long mission in Africa. Fellowship with believers can be such an encouragement and uplifting thing. So thankful for the time that I had with them!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!
A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'
The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'
(This was sent to my by my grandmother and I just had to share)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Things have been rather crazy for me the last couple weeks and yet very enjoyable. I was granted almost a complete week off last week, that enabled me to visit my parents for more than a day and also help my best friends parents and sisters move to their new house. We had so much fun just being together and waiting for my best friend to have her baby. We had one false alarm, but our new niece graced us with her presence on September 30th @ 7:23pm! She is such a cute little lady and looks very much like her beautiful mother. Sadly I have yet to get to see her in person, but I hope to relatively soon :)
We are all so very glad to finally have her here with us and love her very dearly already.
Fall truly feels like it is here with the cool, crisp sunny mornings and chilly evenings...I love having the fire going and reading a good book. I've done a pot or two of Spice Hot Apple Cider...another thing that gives fall that extra kick...I'm thinking I'll need to start digging out my sweaters here real soon as my regular T-shirts and hoodies don't work so well when I'm out and about... :-P Two of my close friends have recently been engaged! It is so exciting to see each of my friends and family's lives progress and the happiness in their eyes as another chapter in their life unfolds. What a joy to see so many happy things.
My parents recently took my Grandma to see her son up in Seattle area and on their way back to the coast took a slight detour through Yakima, Leavenworth, and surrounding areas. They had such a lovely time and I had fun hearing about it from my mother. Such blessings God gives us to be able to take these little trips once in a while. I'm hoping to make it up to Yakima by the end of the month, but I'm not sure if I'll make it.
Lately I've started exercising regularly, which is quite a foreign thing for me, and am trying to be more healthy in my daily choices. So far it has been very good for me and because of that I am determined to keep it up! Well, that is all for now...I shall try to write again before long :P
Monday, September 13, 2010
Was It Fatal?
A woman is said to have asker her husband to take down the recipe being given on the radio on morning. The husband did his best but got two stations at once. One was broadcasting exercises and the other the recipe. This is what he got:
Hands on hips, place one cup of flour on shoulders. Raise knees and depress toes and wash thoroughly in one-half cup milk. In four counts raise the lower legs and mash two hard-boiled eggs in a sieve. Repeat six times in one cup of flour; breathe naturally and bend white of egg backward and forward over head. In four counts make a stiff dough that will stretch at waist. Lie on the walnut, hop to a standstill in boiling water, but do not boil into a gallop. In ten minutes remove from fire and dry with towel, breathe naturally, dress in warm flannel and serve with fish soup.
(clipping from a 1962 newspaper)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Fall is here! I can feel it and see it all around me. I love fall. Sitting inside a cozy house, cuddled next to the fire in a blanket, with a cup of hot apple cider and a good book, while watching the wet and overcast weather outside. Of course we are not always able to enjoy the weather in this fashion, but it can be enjoyed in so many different ways. I have friends that really love being out in the rain...it doesn't really bother me, but I prefer to be dry :-P I would upload some really nice pictures I got last fall, but they are currently all on my other laptop at my parents house. Hopefully I'll have everything on one computer again soon! My best friend is due in a few short weeks with her first baby. Many of my other friends have headed off to college and yet others and still out of work and looking for jobs. It seems that so many people I know are at a transition point in their life. I know what that is like and it isn't always very easy figuring out what to do and where God is calling you in this next step of your life. I'm so very blessed in where God has me in my life now and have learned so much in those transition times in my life. Nevertheless I continue to learn as I struggle with those day to day challenges that life presents.
This is a picture of me with my new apron that a friend from HSA made for me!
May everyone have a blessed and enjoyable fall season!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This time tomorrow my sister, our friend Saul, and myself will be sitting in Sea-Tac Airport waiting for our boarding call for our 10:55 flight to Atlanta then wait about an hour for our connecting flight to Flint, MI...where we will be meeting a friend of ours to spend the week. We get to help celebrate her 21st birthday on Saturday and hopefully get to see some of our other friends in the area! We are so excited and I just hope that everything has been thought of and figured out so that all of the travel plans go smoothly. I've never purchased airline tickets in my life before and was glad I was able to get so many helpful tips from friends and get such a great deal on them. I've done little in state flying. In fact all of my flight experience has been International. When I went to Japan in 2007 I flew from PDX to SFO to Tokyo to Aso to Kyoto to SFO to PDX...then when I went to Mexico in 2008 it only consisted of SEA to Houston to Mexico City to Houston to SEA...that's it. THis time I'll be flying from SEA to ATL to Flint to ATL to SEA...LOL...if anyone was able to decipher that, I'm impressed. :-P
I'm all packed, my car is cleaned out (I'll be leaving it at the airport) and I THINK I have all the paperwork in order and ready to go...I get off around 2pm tomorrow...my father should be dropping off my sister around that time and then we will run a few errands before we head up North. So very excited to see so many friends we haven't seen in what seems like a VERY long time! Will write again when I get back and hopefully have some pictures and fun tales to tell :-D GO SPARTANS!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
My favorite feature on other people though are their eyes! I've seen some of the most beautiful eyes in my short lifetime! And there is so much expression portrayed in one's eyes! I believe there is a saying that goes something like "A person's eyes are the window to their Soul, or heart, or something :-P
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
But seriously I'd have to say my hobbies would include:
and Shooting guns :-P
Friday, August 6, 2010
Can't find a picture just now and I'm headed out the door for a weekend of fun, friends, and dancing. OH! AND my sister is gonna come back with me and stay with me! I'm soo excited!!! I love my sister very much and miss spending time with her :-D
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Since I was so confused with this one my blog was delayed, but I decided that my interpretation on this was what I'd go with so here is a piece of art that I did...about 4 or 5 years ago, I think.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Daniel J Davis, my wonderful father. He is hard-working, loving, caring, jovial, helpful, and persevering man of God's word. He (along with my mother) has raised me up in God's Word and taught me to be a woman of God. He has been through so much and yet he and my mother both come out stronger and closer to God. I admire them both and they are my example. :-)
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
That was the quote the helped me to realize me duty to be informed and vote. This is not easy for me, because I tend to want to let everyone else make all the decisions. :-P
This next one, in a way, applies to the Illegal Immigration difficulties we deal with today.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
That being said... The Greatest American Hero (from the 1980s)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
So, Day 2 is Favorite Movie...this is gonna be a hard one as I have many favorites so I will just have to pick one :-P
I guess for this one I shall choose BBC's North & South:
Monday, July 19, 2010
Day 1: A favorite song.
Day 2: A favorite movie.
Day 3: A favorite book.
Day 4: A favorite television program.
Day 5: A favorite quote.
Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Day 9: A photo you took.
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Day 15: A person you admire.
Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Day 17: An art piece.
Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Day 19: A talent of yours.
Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
Day 22: A website.
Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
Day 25: A recipe.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days.
Day 30: A motto or philosophy.
Here it goes :P