Wednesday, May 18, 2011
We took a trip to Mt. Vernon and Orcas Island last summer, and it was quite possibly the best vacation I've been on. So relaxing. We had no real plan. I got to sit on a boat in the sound and read...for a WHOLE DAY! We took a walk along a country road, ate blackberries straight from the bushes. Saw deer up close, did a little shopping, ate delicious fish and chips while watching waves crash during a storm. I wouldn't change one thing about that trip, except for the fact that it ended too quickly. We drove up a mountain and walked in the rain, explored the little town. I rode a ferry for the first time, fell in love with the area and all the houses by the sea. Hopefully, we'll do it again someday soon <3
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I've been seeing on facebook everyone doing the "30 day pohoto challenge" and thought it would be fun to do it on here instead because it would get me on here daily.
Day 1: 15 facts
1. I'm 22, and it feels old.
2. My favorite color is yellow
3. My second favorite color is blue
4. My (awesome) boyfriend let me paint his kitchen yellow, even though he hates it...because he loves me : )
5. I work 2 jobs, and I couldn't imagine life any other way
6. I love kids
7. I want lots of them
8. People think I'm crazy because of #7
9. I'm a nanny to the sweetest almost 3 year old and I love it
10. I love Jesus
11. I read a lot in my spare time
12. I really enjoy cooking, like other people enjoy sewing, or crafting
13. My boyfriend is fabulous..most of the time : )
14. I have been blessed with the most amazing church family
15. I like to sleep
Friday, November 5, 2010
1. God's love. Do I even have to explain why?
2. My church family. Growing up in a non-Christian home, they're the ones I've always leaned on for support when it came to a lot of things. Thank you FBC family.
3. Ryan. I don't have enough words to say to explain. He's one of the best things that's ever happened to me. He's always there for me, when I'm happy, when I'm mad, when I'm crying. I don't know where I'd be without him <3
4. My job. Hard as it is to say, I really am thankful for it. A lot of people are struggling with employment right now, and I'm glad I have something secure that's probably not going anywhere anytime soon.
5. Melyssa. She's the best friend I could ask for, ever. But I already wrote an entire post for her so I'll leave it at that.
Happy November! I love this time of year. The leaves are changing and falling on the ground. It's a time to be thankful. A time for baking and soups, good friends and holiday shopping. Don't forget what the season's really about.
Monday, October 11, 2010
She's my best friend. And my sister, not by blood, but something much thicker. She is, I can honestly say, one of the greatest people I know. I don't deserve her, you'd be lucky to know her.
We grew up together, in the ghe-tto, Sacramento. Met when we were 4(ish) and the rest is history.
Her dad was like a dad to me when we were 4, 5, 6. More so than my own. I loved him like he was my own, and I know he loved me. He passed away 15 years ago, and he's very missed. I wish he was here to see that amazing woman his daughter has grown up to be, but I know he's watching from up above. Before that, we were together all. the. time. Unless she was at her moms. We rode the bus together. We ran around, caused trouble, got into things, gave our parents all kinds of grey hair I'm sure. All of the best childhood memories I have include her, and often times us getting in huge trouble. Our apartment complex was a cul-de-sac and we used to ride on the back of the ice cream truck as it went through the parking lot. One or twice, I beat someone up for picking on her. We decided to use my moms nail polish as face paint once, she wasn't very happy. Then there was the time I was jumping on her bed while she was cleaning underneath it, and it collapsed. She'll say I tried to kill her, really it was an accident. It didn't matter what we were doing, we were always together. And more often than not, no one else was included, because we were all each other needed. I did not have a great childhood, but those times with her are always what I look back on.
Things changed right before my 7th birthday. I remember my mom waking me up and putting us (my brother and I, maybe?) in the car to go somewhere...grandmas, maybe? Anyways. I just remember her asking me if I had anything over at Melyssas. I thought, "duh mom, I practically live there. Like all my good Barbies are there, and my P.J. Sparkles doll. And my matching polka-dot outfit!" But I'm pretty sure all I said was yea. And then she told me Dave died. And all I can remember in the days and weeks following that morning is that Mel was gone. I could not see her. Eventually she ended up with her mom, and we were back in touch, maybe months later. I can't recall anything from that year, really. I was a very confused 7 year old, and I missed my best friend.
Skip ahead to a few weeks after my 8th birthday. My parents were back together, and we were packing up to move to Washington state. For a lot of kids, thats where the story ends. You drift away from the best friend you once knew, and make new ones. But by some miracle of God, we stayed in touch. I still have letters we wrote back and forth. And year after year, every summer when I went down to visit grandparents, I made sure I got to spend time with my best friend, making new memories. We lost touch a few times, went a few summers without seeing one another, but always found our way back.
She's the first person I go to when I have good news, and bad news. When I'm sad, I know she'll cheer me up. When I'm mad, she'll tell me to get over it. I can always count on her to tell it like it is, she's never been one to sugar coat anything. She's the very best friend I'll ever have. She's an amazing mother. friend. sister. daughter. I know she'll always be there when I need her, despite whats going on in her own life. I've hurt her, and she's forgiven me. I miss her like crazy and wish we lived closer. I hope she always knows how much she means to me. She's my other half, my partner in crime. And I have no idea where I'd be without her. I love you sis!