Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Life in Boxes...

Well I am moving again, but it is very exciting! I was a little bummed leaving my wonderful neighbors, but I am in love with my new place. I will miss the living room in my current apartment, but the new living room is much more functional. The best part is I have a HUGE closet in my bedroom. That being said my friend Aftan made me go through my clothes today to get rid of the stuff I don't wear....She also told me to quit shopping which is good advice! Well I still have the kitchen to pack, but I will update with some pictures when I get settled in.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Donations for Mexico

I am headed to Mexico June 26th-July 2nd to serve at 10 orphanages in Mexico. We are looking for donations for the children. My trip is paid for, but if you are interested in donating gift cards or money to buy flip flops and socks you can contact me at
any help would be appreciated!

Cinco De Mayo Gift

I had just got off the phone telling my mother what a wonderful day I had at work (and I was being serious) when I came home and found a bag for a food donation this Saturday with the Post office. I thought...what a perfect way to get rid of some of my canned goods instead of moving them to a new place. As I dug through my cupboards oblivious to what is in them I came upon a bottle of Tequila....seriously! I didn't know it was there and what a way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a perfect Margarita. I guess that will have to wait until the weekend as I do have to get up and go to work tomorrow. I have proof that doing a good deed pays off when you least expect it too :-)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Don't you make my Brown eyes Blue.....

This is a song that my Dad use to sing to me often as a child along with leaving on a jet plane. Both songs always bring a smile to my face. Which leads us to our favorite song "Just to see you smile" which ironically brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. The past few weeks have been very trying and it is kind of funny because it all started with one of my friends saying "you can only walk around the Valley so long and then you have to go through it." As soon as the words left her mouth I have been walking through the valley...sometimes I don't always understand it, but I feel as I have been learning a new lesson every day and growing in the right direction. I never understood why God put me in California and trust me I have prayed to get out of here, but looking back I would never have become the woman I am today without that move. I know he has a plan and I have realize I am not the one in control, it has been really enlightening....ok a little trying, but I have made baby steps that have turned into huge leaps of faith and for now that is enough.