Tuesday, January 30, 2007

College will be GREAT

I am so excited! Garrett and me are getting everything in order today to apply to Multnomah Bible College in Portland, OR. We had to go back to our high school, Timberline, to have our transcripts sent, give our teacher references to our teacher of choice, and then we got info on financial aid from the career counselor. It felt good to get all of that done, but I didn't like being back at Timberline. I felt so awkward! I am just so glad to be out of there and that I don't have to go back...well, unless I need transcripts, a reference, or financial aid info. haha.
Anyways. we are going to send our applications and personal statements today and then have our ACT scores sent. There is so much to do to apply to this school! We also have to get two friends to give us references and our pastor. The friends that are doing my references are both in Missouri so I have to mail that to them. I am just so excited to be going to college. I know this excitment phase will probably turn into stress when I am actually doing it, but I am stressed most of the time anyways...so it's not that big of change. Haha. I just feel so great knowing that God is leading us and is going to do some awesome things as we go to Bible college! I can't wait to be able to learn about Jesus in a classroom setting! I have never been able to experience that due to the fact that I went to public school all of my life, and believe me if Jesus is mentioned the topic is quickly changed. One of the things that I am looking forward to is being able to pray in class with your fellow students and teacher. They all pray together before every class, and that makes me so happy for some reason...I guess it is all just so new to me. :) I just can't wait to be a college student!

Sunday, January 28, 2007


I love photography. I am awestruck that we can capture the world in a moment and hold on to that moment forever. In school I focused on photography and was sure that I would be a photographer the rest of my life. I have taken 7 photo classes in school, and am proud of the work I have accomplished. It wasn't until recentley that I doubted my ability to take different, fascinating, and beautiful pictures. You see my husband decided that he would give a try at photography...you have to know that my husband is naturally artistic, musical, and creative. He just goes out, not having any photography training behind him, and takes awesome pictures. In my mind it has become a sort of silent competition between us. When I talk to him about it he denies it...this is because he doesn't understand what it is like to work so hard at something and then have someone come up and be better then you who doesn't have to work at it. He is always the one who is good at this kind of stuff. In my opinion...and many others', he is an amazing guitar player. And guess what....he taught himself! I could never do that. I am good at a limited number of things, and so when I find something that I am good at I want to be given a little praise, I guess. Anyways, I have worked through this over time, and have come to find that we both have different artistic styles and that we can benefit from eachother's artistic perspective. We make a good team. I am at least glad that we have photography in common...we both love going out and taking pictures together. Maybe, we should just get another camera so we don't have to pass this one back and forth...that will ease the competitiveness a little bit. Well, we went out yesterday and took a few shots. Here are some of the ones I took, and I am happy to say that Garrett gave me some very encouraging compliments about these ones. :)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Yay for Weekends!

I am so happy that it is finally the weekend. It seems like I have been "living" for the weekends ever since I got this full time job! Yesterday, seemed like a long day at work...time was barley moving! After work Garrett and me had a quick dinner at Del Taco. It was so yummy! Then I dropped him off at home and went to pick up Jaque to go shopping for our bride's maids dresses. Katie only gave us a few guidelines...it has to be either pool blue or black in color and to our knees in length. Besides that we can pick what style we want. So, we headed out at about 6:30 last night and started our journey at the mall. We went to every dress store there and even Dillard's and Macy's...we didn't find anything! We were so frustruated because everything in the right color was either ugly, too flashy, or trashy looking. I dropped her off at her house at 9:00 empty handed. Even though we didn't find what we were looking for we still had a lot of fun and it was nice to just talk to her and we really connected. I love having girl time! After I got home last night I plopped on the couch and turned on the t.v. Garett was in the bedroom playing his guitar with the door shut. When he finally came out I was asleep on the couch! I just had a long day I guess. :) Today I was able to sleep in until 9:00, cleaned the apartment a little bit, did some laundry, Garrett and me went to the grocery store, and now we are just relaxing. Tonight we are going to my mom's house for dinner...she is making lasagna! Mmmm! What can I say I LOVE weekends!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Some Alone Time

Tonight I have some time to myself. Garrett is at "guy's night." So, instead of planning something to keep myself entertained I decided to be alone. I am not the type of person that really likes to be alone. When I am alone I usually call someone or ask someone to do something with me. I finally decided tonight that I needed to be alone for awhile. So, right after he left I threw on my pajamas, grabbed some of my favorite snacks, turned on my favorite shows, grabbed a few books, and got ready for a night to myself. I am kind of excited to curl up on the couch with my cat and finish reading some books that I haven't had time for lately. So, I am going to let myself relax for once and enjoy this stress free night. I have dishes on the counter and clothes in the dryer, and I was tempted to do my chores, but I chose not to. I am choosing to give myself a break and enjoy me. So, wish me a good night of relaxation and a little peace. :)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Time of Worship

Tonight there was a worship gathering for the high school group at our church. Garrett, my husband, is a new intern with the high school youth group and so we were able to go. He went early to help set up. Anyways, the band that will be playing at their camp this summer was there and played. They are called Foolish Things....they were really good! I had such a good time tonight. I was able to spend some time with some friends that I hadn't seen in awhile, because they are still in high school. I never knew how I could lose touch with so many people once I graduated high school and got married....it is a totally different world now. :) But anyways, I was so touched while the band played and I just sang my heart out...what a great feeling. The Lord always knows what we need and when we need it...I didn't know how much I needed that time to sing praise to God, but He knew. My heart feels so light right now and so hopeful. Today has just been a really good day. You know one of those days when you are so grateful for. I slept in this morning :), Garrett and me did a few chores and ran a few errands, then we went to the BSU parade, and then the concert tonight. What a fun day! The BSU parade was a lot of fun, mainly because there was a ton of different people all gathered together for one common reason. Everyone was full of excitment and energy. Downtown was a mess and people were all over wearing orange and blue. It was just really nice to see a city that is so supportive of eachother. I love it! I feel very blessed, very very blessed.

The First

I am very excited to start this blog. I love blogging, but haven't been doing it for very long. I have another blog called "A Woman's Heart" which you should check out! I talk about issues in the world today facing christian woman. I wanted to create another blog where I can talk about, well, me. :) I want to share my everyday happens and thoughts. So here I am. I will start off by sharing a little bit about me with you...

So, here I go. I am a young woman who just got married August 20th of 2006. It was a beautiful wedding. We had just our close friends and family there to celebrate it with us. We went to Disney World for our honeymoon and it was so fun! I loved it. Splash Mountain is definitely the place to be if you have never gone before. My husband’s name is Garrett. He is such a great husband, and he is such a caring person. I am so blessed to have him in my life. We live in our little…and I mean little….apartment with our cat, Nehemiah. He is a trouble maker! He just loves to bite and to hunt. Garrett and me are both Christians and try to live our life as best we can for God. We have an amazing church family who gives us all the love and support we need. As for our real families we have four between us and it is crazy! But what family isn’t, right? haha. No, we love our families and I don’t know what we would do without them. Garrett and myself are going to be attending college this fall to begin earning our degrees in Bible. As for now we are living our lives, trying to make a living, and having fun with each other. I hope you will stick around to learn more about me and my life….you won’t be dissappointed!