Saturday, March 31, 2007

I stole this from Carlee Padot-I'm from 1981 that's for sure!: (I took out all the ones that did not apply to me-I am a dork)

80's Kids

You know you grew up in the 1980's when:

It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House).

You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON , WAX OFF."

You wanted to be a Goonie.

You ever wore fluorescent clothing (some of us...head-to-toe).

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.

You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

After you saw "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"

You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up."

You have ever played with a Skip-It.

You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder.

You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.

You remember Alf, the lil' furry brown alien.

You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB."

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell."

You still sing "We are the World"

You tight rolled your jeans.

You owned a banana clip.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mrs. competition...

My dear friend Rebekah Negrete who got me into the whole pagaent business in the first place recently competed and won the Mrs. California International Pagaent and will be competing in the Mrs. International competition in July of this year. I've been living with her vicariously through her blog and have been thinking these days about the possiblility of competing in a Mrs. Competition...who knows, maybe I'll let her convince me again!

Friday, March 16, 2007


So I'm sure you are all wondering how I broke my fast...

Jared and I drove to Tim Horton's Wed. after lunch and grabbed a Cafe Mocha...I think I could only finish half of it.

Wed. night-Emily bought PIZZA....I had 2 pieces

Thursday-Jared and I had a breakfast sandwich and a cafe Mocha. Well I had a breakfast sandwich-He had 2 and a donut.
I did a salad for lunch because I missed lettuce

Today-Dad brought me a coffee and I had a quarter of a sub sandwich from subway--bread tasted weird.

So that's the deal. I really do want to eat a lot more fruits and veggies then we did before. I am really wanting a tuna melt...maybe tomorrow:)

Friday, March 9, 2007

Daniel Fast-Final Week

Well we are in the home stretch of the Daniel Fast. To think that we actually made it through a vacation on top of just how much more difficult each meal is to plan is pretty amazing. I hope our story can be one of God's strength. I definetly like to eat healthy, however I would not consider myself to be a health nut. I have been pushed to the end of my own self-control (especially being around people eating pizza, drinking coffee and eating cookies) and have learned to rely on my dependance and need for God.
As the fast now comes to the final week, I am almost sad...weird I know...I enjoy allowing God to grow me. I am hoping God will teach me even more now that I have been pushed in this particular area through different venues.
Don't get me wrong though-I have already planned my first meal once I get off the fast...a Breakfast Sandwich from Tim Horton's...what will yours be?

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Just kidding...I really really want a tuna melt.....


So last night Jared and I returned from our vacation/conference in Chicago. We had a great time-learned so much! I just wish all of our Fuel Team could have been there with us!

Upon our return-we drove directly to Bedford High School to watch several students from CrossRoads in "Seussical". They did a fantastic job! Chelsea, Lindsey V., Lindesy S., Cassidy, Matt, Alex, Stephanie, Candace, and Jenna all were incredible who's, animals, mayor's wife. turtles, thing, and birds. Jared and I were definetly cheering the loudest! (If I missed your name, insert here and I owe you a coffee)

While we were sitting in intermission, Jared started mentioning the different foods he was craving-such as chocolate...and the more I thought about it, I really was not craving chocolate, sugar, coffee, pasta...any of those things you would think I would be wanting. I have trained my body so much I am beginning to train my mind as well! I think that's a little bit of what Paul was talking about in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
Lord God train my heart and mind during this time

Friday, March 2, 2007

My Restaurant choices:

Boston Market: Spinach, Mixed Veggies, Roasted Potatoes
Portillos: Cobb Salad minus the chicken and bacon, Minestrone soup, baked potatoe
Max and Erma's: Side of Broccoli, Baked Potatoe, Wild Rice
P.F. Changs: Szechuan style green beans, Budda's Feast (steamed veggies, Brown Rice

Thursday, March 1, 2007


So here we are at Willow Creek-this being my first visit here since their addition-Sharon and Stephanie joined us here for the Student Ministries Conference-and it has been absolutely incredible so far! We heard some really powerful stuff from Bo Boshears specifically about warning signs of a failing leader-all of which were completely true-I really respect him and his wisdom he had to give us yesterday. Darren Whitehead their Sr. High Director also gave a great talk on the cultural shifts and how our ministries need to shift along with it. He gave some relaly practical and great ideas. Donald Miller author of Blue Like Jazz also spoke-he was slightly more confusing-not as focused-however had some good things to say. It probably didn't help that his session was after lunch.

Speaking of lunch-we were actually given the option of a vegetarian meal! Praise God for supplying us with food that fits with our Daniel Fast! For Dinner we all ate at Boston Market eating a bunch of veggies-again a cool answer to prayer. Although I often am thinking about what the next meal will consist of, I am finding that each meal is a true blessing and I want to be more concious of what I am putting into my body and honoring God with it.

I have really enjoyed the devotional book Jared and I are doing together The Passionate Journey by Marty Bullis. Each reading ends with a prayer where you read a line-pray about it-read the next line-pray about it and so on for 4 lines. After the last line of prayer, Jared and I pray aloud together-a wonderful time to connect our hearts to Christ together.

Lord we choose to honor and praise You with this day!