Monday, March 29, 2010

A God thing....

Ahhhh... the beauty of change or maybe for some the not so beautiful sight of change... I am in the middle... Change is a coming that is for sure. For some it will be big for others it will be small, but it is inevitable... A few friends are making the move out of state in the next few weeks, some are just moving, and others are preparing themselves for a possible move. Change is something I have never been a big fan of, but it is something I am coming to enjoy because for me it means something new in the horizon. I will miss the past but excited for the future.
This weekend was the weekend of change or the feeling of a beginning of a big change. I had a weekend like this similar in July, where everything was just right but you knew in the next few months things were going to be completely different. As a friend once said, "It's a God thing". And it truly was. Amazing the way God orchestrates certain days and certain things to happen with certain people in it. This weekend it was filled with people that have come to touch my life more than I ever thought and that is how that one July weekend was. Although things have considerably changed since that July weekend and I am sure things will change from this March weekend, its not something you forget. You remember the good times. You remember times at the beach when you take 100 pictures until its just right, you remember the times at the drive-in, walking around the beach, happy hour, bakeries, windows down blaring Gaga or Beiber. Its those times of that you look back on when things change good or bad and you can smile or hopefully smile about it and laugh.
I shall miss and do miss those "it's a God thing" kind of times but look forward to the change that is coming.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Miley Cyrus annoys me. There I said it. While I still appreciate some of her music, she needs to shut her mouth.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Let's seeeeee... Its been a few weeks and life is just a continuous go go go, not that I am complaining.... Currently listening to a little Jo Bros action to inspire me, well actually it just came up on my Pandora. Ummm side note, Kidz Bop came up on my Pandora. I am a bit ashamed.
Since last time I graced everyone with my blog I left off on V-day. Good day and night actually. Weekend after that went to Brad Paisley concert in the VIP Suites. yeah life was rough. I guess not all hook ups are lost. Thank you Chris!

Following a night of margs, cowboys, and country music I exposed Nicole to the world of WeHo and the Hollywood sign. It has been forever since I step foot into Fiesta Cantina, but it was good to be back. Those happy hour margs welcomed us with open arms. They even were rocking Miley and Glee. It was nice to be back.

My Nana turned 80 two weeks ago. 80, could you imagine? She keeps going and going. Not letting up. That is how I hope to be when I get to that age. Lots of the fam came into town and it was just a constant party. And I must I have an amazing crazy insane family!

And last but not least this past weekend, I celebrated the birth of a friend by taking the Jetta on 7 hour road trip up North. Bonding happened, FML was found, and lots was eaten. Mehhhhhh.

Alright that's all the pics for now... Life is one crazy ride, no? I am learning to sit down and just go... you never know who you will meet along the way :)

And let's leave with this verse, "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun." Ecclesiaste 1:9 False.... the beauty of God is the constant renewal in Him. Life is constantly changing, but he remains the same. Amen.

Have a fabulous dayyyyy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Days, well actually weekends like this previous one makes me almost rethink my wanting to move. I spent Valentines Day at Santa Monica where it was actually hot. Hot enough for people to parade around in their swimsuits, dresses and shorts. Sunglasses were needed too. It was quite beautiful. While the rest of the world is bundling up, cranking up the heat, people here are stripping down and having to turn on the A/C in the middle of February. What a contrast. And here I am looking to move to these cold, wet states. What is my problem, people have asked me? It originally started off as wanting to run away. To get away from my problems. But now not so much. There is sun in the middle of winter, amazing people, and a job I enjoy here. As I look ahead and think about what I actually want, I want city, I want to bundle up in my coats, scarves and gloves. I want to be in a new environment where it is not what I am used to. Step outside of my comfort zone and and experience life. Sounds cheesy. Plus they do have direct flights into Heathrow. And yes, I miss school. I said it. Call me crazy because I guarantee this time next year I might be regretting my words. For all of you who are still in school I know you think I have lost my mind and for those of you out of school I think you get it. Plus I can defer my loans. And double what I owe. Woo hoo! Alright I don't want to get ahead of myself. For right now I am gonna keep my fingers crossed that schools want me, so this time next year I can be complaining about all the work I have to do. Life will be good.

And onto other things besides the beautiful weather So Cal is experiencing......
Happy Fat Tuesday! Eating all the chocolate I want, before 40 days of blah desserts. Our office will be so lovely to be around.
I am determined to master the art of bull riding. I have found that its not so scary after all.
I <3 LA. LA Art Walk so amazing this time and so much fun. How can you not go down there and walk around without loving all this diversity?
Hanson just came on Pandora. I got really excited.
All in all I am just thankful.

Parting words, its only fitting to use Hanson:

So hold on the ones who really care
In the end they'll be the only ones there
And when you get old and start losing your hair
Tell me who will still care
Can you tell me who will still care?
Oh care
Mmmbop, ba duba dop

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lost and found... duhhhh.

Its weird that I can sit down and write this blog no problem, but write my grad app paper seems utterly impossible. So I am back at it after a bit of a break. This new year brings a new blog with a new title more fitting to life at the current moment. Lost and found describes my journey of life at this particular time. I have realized there can be two meanings for this. The first and foremost is God’s relentless and unwavering pursuit of me. This past year I have gotten off that path I was following and lost my way. I lost sight of what was important me and forgot who I was. I never looked ahead instead I just looked down. Things happened, problems arose, people got hurt, and relationships were lost. It was not the greatest time of my life; it was definitely one of the hardest. It’s not the way I would have had wanted things to work out nor ever planned. But unfortunately it takes something like this to wake up and revaluate. And during this time of soul searching and rebuilding God restores you. He takes that hurt and pain you feel and caused others to feel and uses that as a way to learn, forgive, heal and move forward even when moving forward means letting go of the past. So God found me when I was lost. I am not saying the hurt has vanished or it’s easy but it truly all does get better in time. There still are times when I look back, regret, miss, and hurt for the time and people I’ve lost, but sometimes there is nothing that can be done to bring it back so you keep the good memories, let go of the bad, and wish the best. And when God places some amazing people in your life to support you and be your friend through it all it does make everything a bit better. God restores, He gives hope, He heals and never leaves you even when you leave Him. As it says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Its time for me to stop trying to plan my own life and rest in His plans for my life.
The second meaning of my new title is for my love of traveling. Like most people when you travel to a new place you inevitably get a bit lost. As an avid and frequent traveler I get lost a lot more often. In the beginning I would get frustrated but as I traveled more I began to love the times when I got lost because it added that much more to the adventure. Its another story I can look back on and laugh. You travel, you get lost, but you eventually always figure it out.
As Hannah has always said, “you always find your way back home”. And no the break did not change my love for Miley or any other ten year old interest.
Well those are my latest thoughts. And one last comment, Brett Favre is amazing regardless of his last interception. He is still better than any of the other NFL quarterbacks. <3 my # 4!
Must write paper, must write paper, must write paper oh and work….