Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hmmm. How time flies?

Look what I found the other day on my lunch break.
This bad boy speaks for itself. :)
I can't imagine the adventures you could have in this vehicle...
You may be asking yourself, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?
Well...I have been



*Hanging out with friends
*Working on "The Rock" (Mercer Island :P)
*Spending quality time with family
*Sitting at home because the snow is absolutely ridiculous
*Registering for classes at GRCC
*Got my driver's side door dent fixed...even though it wasn't even my fault. Shame on whoever hit my car and left the scene without even a note!
*Went ice skating with some good friends (There is a story further down the blog)
*Decorated at work and home
*Watched WAY too many movies
*Purchased some totally rad Christmas presents
*Had a few pretty great laughs (you know the ones where your belly hurts...)
*Read a ton of books
*Was too lazy to update my blog and now I am sure that NO ONE reads it...haha

Ok here is part where I tell you about my ice skating extravaganza...
I haven't been ice skating in a while and a few friends and I decided to brave the Kent Ice Rink(kind of ghetto I know...)
We got there and I ran into a few people from Seattle Christian (they were having a little shindig.) Then there was the renting of skates, the almost breaking of the ankles while getting used to wearing skates on the rubber floor, and then there was the first moment where your skates hit the ice.
Pause: I am not so coordinated when it comes to anything but standing, singing, walking, running, and organizing...that was my disclaimer to those who accompanied me on this expedition.
So I am doing alright in the skating department and not falling at this point. They start turning the lights off and turn on the black lights and the strobe lights...and seriously who can skate when they can barely see in front of their face. Now we are surrounded by highschoolers. Apparently I didn't get the memo that it is necessary to link arms with 10 of your friends and block the entire path on the ice. Hmmm...better check my email when I get home. I proceed to skate, slowly I might add, and I fall. Let's clarify...I am the FIRST one to fall out of everyone at the skating rink. Hey, at least I am around for cheap entertainment.
I struggled a little bit and fell two more times...IN THE SAME SPOT. Yeah I know I am pretty lame but I can laugh at myself.
I bruised my knees from falling so many times that I could barely walk the next day...and yes I totally called in sick.
Here is proof that my knees took a harsh beating.
Oh and they are way worse in person...trust me.
Right.



Left.
Pray that my life gets a little more exciting so I can have some more blog posts...haha

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nerd Alert...


Ok I am totally obsessed with this series. I know that may make me a total nerd but it's the truth. I really stayed up into the wee hours of the morn finishing this first book. It took me all of 2 nights. Really I know how ridiculous that sounds but I seriously can't help myself. If you have read it then you totally know what I am talking about. If not you should read it, totally worth it!

What could be more romantic than that of a love story between two teenagers...is it weird that one of them is a vampire? :)

I will post more about my extremely boring life later but until then...just know my nose will be in one of these books...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Time for some change...


Well...It has been official since the first of October but I thought I would post about it anyways. I am moving back to my parents house. I have VERY much enjoyed my time on my own but in prayerfully thinking it through, it's time to move back home. I will miss things more so as the end of the month comes near.

I am so grateful for Hans and Becky and their sweet kids. I have had such a great time getting to know them. I hope that a few extra miles doesn't take it's toll on our friendship. It will be very hard to say goodbye to our cute little house...

The Lord has taught me so many things in my time at Star Lake...but now it's time to put my literal learning hat and head back to school.

Yes you heard me right...I am going back to school. It has been 3 years since I have stepped foot into a classroom but I am confident (much like my friend Simon Birch) that the Lord has a plan for me.

Please pray for me in the time ahead and the adventures that will surely take place.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My agenda on Nov. 4th


Voting for McCain/Palin :)

Check this out

In my opinion, enough said.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Momma...


I love you mom.

Wish List...

Here are some things that I would love to purchase...but my bank account causes me to think otherwise






For now I spend my hard earned moola on this stuff


I love being so "grown-up"

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ashes to ashes.

I know that I have been lacking with a post...and here would be the place where I would write out a big long excuse...but there isn't one.

On a totally different note, I was looking through pictures from Chris/ty's wedding on John Keatley's website and I found this picture with Grandma.

I must say it caught me off guard. My eyes welled up with tears and I thought of a song by Jason Harwell called "A Nice Day for a Blue Suit"

It's a tribute to his Grandmother. I found it comforting.

Brandma...

We miss you.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It shakes your brain!

On the 20th of July my dad took Jac and I to the drag races at Pacific Raceways. Talk about INCREDIBLE. It was probably to most fun I have had in a long time. We had great seats and some awesome orange ear plugs. It was most likely the BEST place to people watch ever. There are some characters out there.

Here are some sweet pictures of the cars and such.


Here is a picture of the Young Life pro stock car. With the new logo that I don't like.


Here is a shot of the pro stock cars racing.



Here is a snapshot of John Force racing. Any girl that races like Ashley Force is totally legit and deserves a shout out on the blog.


Here is a picture of how close we were to the action.


Here is a shot of the coolest car there. I have wanted a car like this for as long as I can remember. It's pretty much boss.
video

Before you watch this video make sure that you have your volume up and get ready to experience drag racing at it's best...at least a nikon camera best.

video

This is a video of the pro stock racing. I am amazed at how fast they change gears. Hello...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Only a few years away...

I was poking around on our company website and found out that I can retire in the year:

2052

I can hardly wait...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

ABC...it's easy as 123

A- Attached or single: Single...very single
B- Best friend: Jaclyn
C- Cake or pie: Pie...especially apple
D-Day of the Week: Don't know that I ever thought about that...
E- Essential item: Cell Phone
F- Favorite color: Aquamarine...it's fun to say and it's also the color of my eyes
G- Gummi bears or worms: Worms
H- Hometown: F-Dub what what...(sorry that is just the ghetto part in me)
I-Indulgences: Office supplies...I just love it!
J- January or July: I don't really know...I like them both for very different reasons
K- Kids: Someday when I am all grown up and married and such
L- Life is incomplete without: Mom's (Of course mine is by far the best!)
M- Marriage date: Geez way to rub it in that I am single...seriously!
N- Number of siblings: 2...Jess (7 years older) and Christy (5 years older)
O-Oranges or apples: Green apples
P- Phobia or fears: I don't like long fingernails...they are just gross!
Q- Quote: Love is wanting what is best for someone regardless of your needs and regardless of their reaction...
R- Reason to smile: My family...and good friends
S- Season: Winter
T- Tag three: Everyone I know has already done this...obviously I don't know that many people
U- Unknown fact about me: When I feel pressured to get somewhere at a certain time and end up getting lost I start to cry and drive home. I don't like to eat messy food in front of anyone cause I am sure I look like an idiot...
V- Vegetarian or oppressor to animals: I thought about being a Vegetarian cause I could live without meat but it is really difficult and spendy
W- Worst habit: Forgetting details or not planning ahead...but I love to be spontaneous so there
X- Xray or ultrasound: I would probably want an ultrasound...X-rays are usually b/c something is broken...
Y- Your favorite food: Mexican...to be specific burritos
Z- Zodiac sign: Aries I think...

Monday, July 7, 2008

I know I know it's about time...right?

I know that this is a pretty long post but if I don't do this all at once...I might never get it all done. So here is my house and use a little imagination to piece it all together.
Here is the shower...
Here is the ledge in the shower...

Here is the sink...


Here is the toilet...(I know it's almost too exciting!)

Here is the bathroom...

This is a view of the kitchen from the front door...
Here is the front door...

This is the view from the couch...
Here is my sweet table from craigslist...
This is the view of the living room from the bathroom...

Here is the kitchen...


This is more of the kitchen...

This is the laundry closet...(in the kitchen)
The other side if the kitchen...
The kitchen as a whole...


Here is the hallway to the back of the house...
This is our glorious music room/library...
The piano in the music room...


Jac's comforters...

Jac's picture collage...

This is my room...


Here is my bed...
My AWESOME picture...(thanks mom for helping me pick it out!)

This is the sweet secret closet by the bathroom...(if you take all that junk out it would make an awesome hiding spot for hide and seek)


This is a lame picture of the linen closet...

This is my hope chest/nightstand...
This is my dresser from Ikea that I put together all by myself...(I won't mention that it took me well over half the night to complete the task)

Here is my picture collage...
This is my closet...(nice and organized)


This is my window sill...


Well...I hope you liked this post. Until next time.