Sunday, November 29, 2009


2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

By far one of my favorite books in the Bible is James.
A quick note to My God:
I love you with all I have to give. You've shown me a lot in just such short time. I continue to live in awe of you Lord. With out you I am nothing. NOTHING! I want to be something for YOU.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

Now that Thanksgiving and my birthday are over I can finally get in the Christmas spirit!
I had the Holiday Blend at The Coffee Bean tonight which was superb!
Magical things are going to start happening!

I would totally recommend for a genuine, clean laugh.
Perfect movie to end my birthday with.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I wish you copious amounts of turkey (or tofurkey), good company, and love.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

what are friends for...

Entertainment? CHECK
Laughter? CHECK
Deep talks? CHECK
To pick you up when you are down? CHECK
Photo booth photoshoot? DOUBLE CHECK

Rene, you've been one of my closest friends since sophomore year in high school can you believe it!?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday = No fun day (this sunday, that is)

So today I did a whole lot of nothin! Wanna know why? I'm sick...grrrr.
I literally laid in bed all day until now.
Here's what my day consisted of:
  • woke up around 10:30 (after not being able to sleep more than 20 min straight)
  • parents came to give me meds (yeah yeah I'm a baby)
  • parents stayed.
  • watched heroes
  • watched What a Girl Wants (amanda bynes you are ridiculously annoying, yet so entertaining)
  • watched Bride Wars (=])
  • FINALLY ate. Mmm delicious veggie soup!
  • Got up to walk around (without being dizzy)
Now I am downstairs watching a christmas movie with the roomie, while enjoying a nice warm cup of tea!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Today's my best friend of 14 years has turned 20!

It's crazy cool how much we have been through together.
I could not imagine my life without her!

I love you BECKO!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

iPhone 4G Design Product

uhhh helllooooo, you're beautiful!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Cody is my sister's nephew and I've mentioned before how he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9 and he is now almost 14 here's an update:

Dear Family and Friends,

More good news to share!!! Cody just started using his walker over the week end and is already making it his primary mode of getting around...except, of course if we are in a situation that requires long periods of time.

We started our day heading to the clinic for a doctor visit. In route we discussed whether to use his walker or wheelchair. He opted for the walker as he wanted to surprise the doctor. As we walked into the clinic, all the staff and nurses, were totally blown away as Cody came "strolling" into the front office. They all clapped and hurrahed.

He "stood" on the scales (this is a big deal because up until now, in order to get his weight, I had to weigh in first then pick him up and weigh in again - subtract my weight), he stood up against the wall to get his height, 1/4" shy of 5'. We then went into the assigned room to wait for the doctor. She knocked and opened the door...stood there, jaw dropped as she noted the missing wheelchair. Cody proudly announced that he is walking. She asked him to walk for her. He gladly obliged. She smiled from ear to ear as she watched him and said....."Wow Cody! Unbelievable! You are a miracle!!!!"

She also said that she was at a "tumor board" meeting earlier in the morning- these pow-wow shappen every other week with the radiologists, oncologists, therapists, neurologists, nutritionists and all the other "ists". She said that there were 3 radiologists discussing and debating Cody's last MRI...they could not all conclusively determine what that "new" something was on his spine, but it is likely not a tumor, they could agree that one of the tumors on his mid spine was gone!!! This is awesome news! We are so grateful to God for this and all of the other many miracles in this journey! He will have another MRI in December (every 2 months for awhile).

After the clinic we headed over to CHOC for physical therapy...Cody did awesome and again, everyone there also clapped and hurrahed. A couple of weeks ago we had run into one of the oncologists in the parking lot. I told him Cody was close to walking. He suggested that when he did start walking, to go up to the oncology floor to say hello to the nurses as they would love to see Cody's progress and it would make their day. So we did that today. We snuck up to the 3rd floor. The first nurse we ran into was one that had lost her own son to cancer and was particularly concerned for Cody. She was ecstatic. She took us over to the nurses station to show Cody off. They were all so happy to see him. Then Cody requested to see one doctor in particular, but she was in a meeting. The nurses took us over to the meeting room anyway and opened the door for Cody to walk in. The doctor was so surprised and taken back, she was moved to tears. Cody was all smiles. She told him, "you not only made my day, you made my whole year!!" (She said this after she told him multiple times that he is a miracle.) Cody was the man of the hour and it truly energized him.

Had to share this day with you......just thinking about where we were vs. where we are has humbled us beyond words.
Thank you for praying, caring and hanging in there with us on this journey.

The Days

Please continue praying for The Day's. Cody is a true miracle!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eco Friendly Gift wrapping: Turn your paper grocery bags inside out, wrap your packages in them, and use this SUPER awesome lace tape to hold them in place. It’s stylish, economical, and will make mother earth HAPPY.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

so far so good

so so sooooooo good.

The fast is going amazing! I thought I would be hungry a lot in between meals, but I have more energy now then I've had since I was probably twelve!

A few of my good friends were curious about it and they want to join with me, so Tiffany and Kolin good luck to you both are in my prayers!

Somewhere I want to go at the moment:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

welcome to November, my favorite month of the whole year!

I have begun fasting. yes. me...until thanksgiving to be exact.
It's call "a daniel's fast"
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel 10:2, 3
I have been praying for things in my life to change and as I was speaking with a friend about it I remembered another girlfriend of mine that had wanted the same exact thing and she did this fast and God has worked in her life more than ever!
It's only day one and to be completely honest it really isn't that hard (yet) all I can eat are fruits, vegetables and nuts. My mom (bless her heart) as soon as I told her about it, an hour later she was at Costco buying me all the things she could think of that I could eat.
The most important thing about this fast is the prayer so please keep me in yours!

i'll be back to update you in a few days!

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