Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Weekend I Won't Forget

I spent 3 days in Mammoth with my Bible study.

I went hiking around Convict Lake.

I rode a mechanical bull.

I line-danced in the middle of town.

I ate some amazing apple pie.

I woke up at 5:00AM to go to Rainbow Falls.

I climbed over a fence to put my hand in the water at the hot springs.

I played "Mafia."

I learned an amazing new worship song.

I went running by myself and prayed.

I saw Manzanar.

I asked people hard questions.

I had true fellowship.

I bought a Coach wallet.

I heard 3 amazing messages from God's Word.

I relaxed in the jacuzzi.

I cried.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The End of an Era

Robert William "Bob" Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a seventeen-time Emmy Award-winning American television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right since September 4, 1972, making it the longest-running daytime game show in television history. On October 31, 2006 he announced that he would retire from hosting The Price Is Right in June 2007 after holding the job for nearly 35 years and having been in television for 50 years. His last episode of The Price Is Right is set to air on June 15, 2007.

We'll miss you, Bob!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

7 Things

Here are seven true facts about my life:
(I was "tagged" which means I am required to participate in this crazy post).

7. At my kindergarten graduation I was asked, "what do you I want to be when you grow up?" I answered, "I want to be a cheerleader or a veterinarian." (Same thing, right?)

6. I ate an entire plastic bucket full of those hard candy hearts. I accomplished this feat in three months (that was three years ago).

5. I can't snap or whistle or fold my tongue.

4. When I was little I would sneak away from my house and walk down the street to the railroad tracks (not even 1/2 a mile from my house). Behind the tracks is a wealthy neighborhood and several of the people in those homes owned horses. I would take carrots and feed the horses through the fence.

3. In seventh grade I worked in the library. I was certain I wanted to be a librarian when I was older. I cried almost every day of seventh grade but my crying had nothing to do with working in the library.

2. I've practiced a few songs that I would sing if I auditioned for American Idol.

1. I've dropped my cell phone in the toilet before.

Friday, May 11, 2007


This was so good, I just had to share it! It encouraged me so much today.

Matthew 28:20

It is good that there is One who is always the same and who is always with us. It is good that there is one stable rock amidst the billows of the sea of life. Let us not set our soul's affections upon rusting, moth-eaten, decaying treasures but set our hearts upon Him who remains faithful forever. Let us not build our house upon the moving quicksands of a deceitful world but base our hopes upon this rock that, amid descending rain and roaring floods, shall stand immovably secure. My soul, I charge you, lay up your treasure in the only secure cabinet; store your jewels where you can never lose them. Put your all in Christ; set all your affections on His person, all your hope in His merit, all your trust in His efficacious blood, all your joy in His presence, and then you may laugh at loss and defy destruction. Remember that all the flowers in the world's garden fade by turns, and the day comes when nothing will be left but the black, cold earth and death will soon put out your candle. How sweet to have the sunlight when the candle is gone! The dark flood must soon roll between you and all you have; so join your heart to Him who will never leave you; trust Him who will go with you through the surging current of death's stream and who will bring you safely to the celestial shore and have you sit with Him in heavenly places forever. In the sorrows of affliction, tell your secrets to the Friend who sticks closer than a brother. Trust all your concerns to Him who can never be taken from you, who will never leave you, and who will never let you leave Him, even "Jesus Christ [who] is the same yesterday and today and forever."1 "I am with you always" is enough for my soul to live upon no matter who forsakes me.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Back to Reality

I am back from vacation. Here are a few pictures I thought you might enjoy.

The view from our place was gorgeous!

We went to a "butterfly farm" where they raise butterflies for people to see and enjoy different species.

Me and mom enjoying the butterflies.

My sister and I went parasailing...that's us, way up there!

The whole family...waiting in the airport to head back home.