Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Off to save the World...

...well, not exactly.
  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 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!
God Bless!

Day 30: A Motto or Philosophy

I truly can't think of anything that isn't already stated in the Bible so I think I shall actually pass on this one....If I so happen to think of something I may someday come back to this post and change my answer, or write a revision or something. :P

Friday, August 20, 2010


Giveaways can be so fun! I don't recall ever actually winning one, but participating can be just as much fun as winning :-D
Content in Christ

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 29: Hopes, Dreams And Plans I Have For The Next 365 Days

Well, I'm nearing the end of this challenge and this one as well as the last one are the two I've been least looking forward to. This is partly because I really have no idea what to write. I don't plan out my year, or months much anymore. There was a time in my life where I liked to have a decent plan for everything I did, but then I learned what it was to have God's Will for my life and it really changed my perspective. I still like to have a plan for somethings, like what I might or could be doing this weekend, or how my day may go. But if those plans don't work out I try my best not to fuss about it and just remember that they were just guidelines for the day and they got messed up, no big deal. At that time in my life before I had a definite plan, with a little leeway. I was going to graduate high school and then go to college the following fall to start my education to become an Accountant. I had chosen this profession for a number of different reasons. I love numbers, working with money amounts is one of the easiest number my opinion, I figured I could work at a firm after I graduated with my degree and was certified, then if/when I got married I would still be able to work from home with a few clients if we so happened to need the extra income. Either way I figured the education would come in handy at some point, as my mother's had with my father's business. However, God had a different plan for my life and when I realized what He wanted me to do I realized how off base I'd been when making MY plans. I hadn't consulted God at all when it came to what to do with my life and even though I had everything planned out, it was nothing when it was compared to what God wanted me to do with my life. I now serve the elderly as an In-Home Caregiver. I love what I do and am very blessed through it. 
So my plans for the next 365 days is whatever the Lord leads me to do. I do have a few plans, but they are tentative...well sort of.  I'm flying to Michigan with my sister in 7 days to spend a week with some friends up there! We are so excited! And a friend of ours is getting married in Wisconsin in January so we are hoping to make it out there for that too! But that is pretty much it. I currently have a job as a 24-hour Live-In Caregiver. I don't know how long I will be here, but I have really grown to love this area and even after my job is done with this client I am with I certainly hope I might be able to stay in the area, if at all possible, for a little while at least. 
Oh! By the way, my client just turned 95 years young yesterday! What a blessing she is to all those around her!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 28: A Scar I Have And It's Story

Well, the majority of the scars I've had are long since faded, but I do have one in particular that, although faded, will always be visible AND just happens to have a story to go along with it.
About 3 or 4 years ago is when it happened. My sister and I had a horse that we trained. We got her when she was 1-1/2 years old and did all of her training until she was 3 years old and we were able to ride her and train her in that way. It was lots of fun and an experience I'll never forget. Sometimes I wish that the scar was some battle wound from training her, but sadly it doesn't have such an impressive story. My sister and I had been dropped off at the barn by my parents and we were getting ready to clean the stall and work with her that day. I had her in her halter and she was tied up near her feed so I could clean her hooves. As I approached her, she decided to be a bit obnoxious and attempted to bite me. I promptly reacted to this action by smacking her under her mouth in a way that made her mouth shut abruptly and in an unpleasant way for her. However, instead of hitting her mouth I got the chink on her halter instead and after successfully disciplining our horse, I realized that I was in a LOT of pain. The side of my hand that had hit the chink felt as though it was gaping wide open. My eyes probably got real big as I quickly exited the horses stall and asked my sister to grab a towel or something as I was bleeding quite a bit. At that point we had to decided what to do. We decided that I was in too much pain to stick around so we called my parents and they came to get us. After hanging up and calming down, while we waited for my parents to arrive I decided to try and assess what had happened to my hand. I pulled away the towel and looked at the wound as best I could. I had a gouge that ran from my small finger knuckle to my wrist on my left hand. There was still a flap of skin that I was able to move over about half of the wound and then replaced the paper towel. The scar took about 2 weeks to completely heal, but today it just looks like I messed up my hand on something and isn't real noticeable anymore as it has turned white with my skin, but when my hands are really cold you notice it a bit more. :-P So that is the story of my scar.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 27: A Physical Feature I Love

I'd have to say Nails...Like finger and toes :-D Because you can paint them and do tons of cool things with them....

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

Day 26: A Childhood Memory

I have many fond memories of my childhood and some not so good, but I prefer the good ones. :-P
I grew up in a small little coastal town just off of the highway. We lived at the bottom of a hill by the little airport and next to a big field where they had cows and horses. The neighbors that lived on the hill had two daughters that we played with along with some other children down the street. Many of my memories are filled with those friends and the Pop Shop. The Pop Shop was a big metal structure where a bunch of old soda-pop machines were stored and worked on. We knew the people that ran the place so we played with the sheets of fiberglass that they decorate the fronts with and played hide-n-seek in the machines and just had lots of fun with the old place. We would ride our bikes down the hill and into the parking lot and build jumps to go off of there. We just had lots of fun being kids!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 25: A Recipe

This isn't GF or anything, but it is one of my favorite recipes and one I'm known for making. :)

Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps
AKA: Katelynn's Famous Gingersnaps :-P
3/4c. Butter
1c.    Sugar
1       Egg
1/4c. Molasses
2c.    Flour
2t.    Baking Soda
1/4t. Salt
1t.    Ground Cinnamon
1t.    Ground Cloves
1t.    Ground Ginger
(additional sugar)

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses; beat well.
Sift together remaining dry ingredients. Gradually add to molasses mixture.
Mix well and chill for at least 30mins.
Make 1-1/4" balls and dip into sugar. Place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake @ 375F for 10 minutes, or until set and surface is cracked.  Cool on wire racks.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 24: A Movie No One Would Expect Me To Love

Rogers & Hammerstein's 1945 State Fair

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 23: A Way In Which I Want To Be Remembered

One thing I've always wanted to be remembered for is as a good friend and godly influence. However I know for a fact that most people know and remember my hugs....which I certainly don't mind being remembered for :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 22: A Website

This is a rockin' Christian store website.

                    Bold Christian Shirts Company C28
My sister and I love shopping on this site and have gotten lots of really cool things! One of which is my purity ring :-D

Day 21: Something I Know I Do Different Than Most People

After I laugh I best friend and her sister's picked this up from me an my sister. After realizing that they had they somehow brought it to our attention once...before that I'd never really noticed that little peculiarity.

Day 20: A Hobby

Hobby: an activity for pleasure or relaxation
My sister is here with me this week and I asked her what she thought a hobby of mine was...her reply..."bathing" LOL...gotta love her humor! :-P
But seriously I'd have to say my hobbies would include:
Swimming, Riding horses,


and Shooting guns :-P

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 19: A Talent

I'm a pianist....I've heard said that it is a talent :-P
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

Day 18: A Time When I Felt Passionate And Alive

Hmm...I was full of life as a kid, but I think the one time in my life I was most passionate and alive was the few months I was at Antioch Christian Training School(ACTS) in Tieton, WA. It was an amazing experience for me and life changing, in as much as my life when in a different direction than I had planned, but I learned to see/find what God wanted me to do and follow His path for me. I learned to let go, not be so uptight and wanting to control everything. I learned to rely on Him and trust Him. I learned patience, but continue to work on that one as many I know struggle with it. I became who I am today, because I was able to take the time to go to this really cool sabbatical school to grow closer to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Not to say everyone needs to or even should do this, but it is definitely something the Lord wanted me to go through and something I needed to do. Trust me, I fought going. I was supposed to go to college for a few years and become an accountant. But my parents and a few friends encouraged me to go to this school to get a good solid foundation before heading off to college. I thought it was a good idea, but then I looked at the cost of going and knowing I wouldn't be working and saving money at that time for college, meant I would be putting off college a little longer, and I wasn't sure I wanted to do that. But God got a hold of me and somehow showed me that even with putting off college, that is where he wanted me. At the end of the four months there I was a stronger Christian and knew what I stood for. I also had a complete redirection in my career choice. I realized that God didn't want me to be an accountant(I'd chosen this profession for a few misguided reasons), but instead showed me that I had a caring heart for the elderly and handicapped. I was so thrilled to finally have peace and comfort in knowing where I was headed.
I returned home and went back to my old job as a secretary and eventually took on two part-time Home Care clients and then one day God opened the door I'd been waiting for. He brought me the opportunity to be a 24-hour Live-in Caregiver to a 94 year old Christian gal, that had grown up where I went to church and had moved to Washington to live with her daughter, who was a nurse at a hospital. All this change happened because I was given the opportunity to take some time to grow in the Lord and listen to Him. So that is why I think that the most passionate and alive time in my life was those few months at ACTS. :-)

Day 17: An Art Piece

Slightly confused here...what exactly IS an "art piece" it a piece of art? if so, why didn't they just say so instead of confusing us all...well, primarily me :-P
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

Day 16: A Song That Makes Me Cry

Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman

Day 15: A Person I Admire

This one is hard. There are many people I admire for different reasons, but I think for this I shall choose my father.
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

Day 14: A Vacation I Would Like To Take

Either a Tour of Europe

OR a Caribbean Cruise!

Day 13: A Guilty Pleasure

Hmm...I'd have to say it would be Eating Sweets or Reading a Good Book. I LOVE reading. I've met a few VERY dry reads, but most I thoroughly enjoy...especially biographies...I really enjoy reading about peoples lives! AND taking pictures...specifically Macro shots!!!