Tuesday, June 1, 2010

1 year

Its been one year since I've been living in this tiny little place of a home. As I look around I realize we have made it home. Its the tiniest house I've ever been in, I think. Its perfect. I'm thinking of planting a garden outside. I have all the seeds ready, and compost is done ready to go, but I need to get moving on digging up the rocks. Soon.

Life is seriously amazing. God is gracious as always and each day I'm reminded about how much I need Him. I hope I never feel like I have it all together. Growth is reliant upon meekness, I think.

Recently, I had the honor of having a friend come stay with me for a week. I agreed to have her stay in my house and I had never met her! A facebook connection from New Zealand, believe it or not. I was so blessed, we had some awesome time together. She and her companion were huge blessings to me while they were here. They are missionaries serving in Central America right now...and they helped fan an already burning flame for missions in my heart. Stay tuned for whats to come with Blah Blah Momma & GG in the distant future.

School is going great! I've excelled in all of my classes. Online school is the way to go for me! I also have a new job teaching art classes to toddlers and elementary children. Its an awesome job. My other job is still going great and I'm quite busy preparing for VBS this summer. I can't wait. I was born to do stuff like this.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is this what it feels like...?

To be an adult? Its not even 8pm here on the west coast and I am just about ready to head to bed! I can barely keep my eyes propped open. Today was quite the long day. I watched my niece and my nephew for a few hours and tried to battle the sleep while they watched this horrible "3D" movie on the television. It was giving me such a head ache, I thought "this can't be healthy". I dont know where they picked up that movie or those horrid glasses.

Anyhoo, I think tomorrow Andrew is going to come down in the morning and we will try to get out and watch a movie! Woo! I've been wanting to go see a movie now for a while...the last couple that I've watched have been Fs for me, so I'm hoping for some feel good and maybe even a romance..any suggestions?

Today was a great day at work, we got into a a pretty interesting discussion of Romans 11. Very very interesting to say the least. Its astounding how much you can study about four tiny little words in a verse. Anyway, if you ever read Romans 11 let me know what you think. I'd be curious to see.

I think I'm going to spend a little time reading tonight. I may pick up a new book that a friend suggested to me, and if that goes well I may give a review here. This book is supposed to be really amazing. I'll let you know. If not, I may finish up Loren Cunningham's "Is that Really You God?" ...its about time I finished it.

Well..ciao for now! Peace & Love.

6 months later....

Hah. Well, helllllooo blogger.

So, Monday I started up at HIU's school of Professional Studies, school in full blast. I'm actually very stoked and I'll be done January 2, 2012. For some reason two years seems like a heart beat away to me.

Time flies.

GG and I have been at our place for 8 months now, seems like yesterday. Its cozy here and it feels like home for us. The shower doesn't stay hot for very long and we have no closet space...but we are blessed in abundance.

I've been reading a lot lately. Currently I'm juggling "Is that really you God?" By Loren Cunningham and "The 5 Love Languages of Children"....been doing a lot of studying in general.

One of my first papers due the end of this week is on postmodern/post christian society in America. One of my favorite subjects to babble on and on about, so great!

I believe that these next two years that pass by in the blink of an eye will be the beginning of something brand new. Just sayin'.

Anyway, Just checkin in blogger...just thought I should let you know that life is beyond good. 

Monday, September 28, 2009

Well, we've almost hit a two year mark

Wow, GG is almost 2. Less than two weeks away actually. She is becoming a little person right before my eyes...and she is one feisty mamasita. These past two years have flown by and I am amazed at how our lives have changed since day one. I remember her being so tiny, and me feeling so "new" at the mom thing. I am totally a mommy now and it blows me away. My life is so full with her in it and I love that little munchkin more than my own life.

Work at the church is going well. This summer definitely kept me busy with VBS and all that. It was a total blast, by the way! GG started day care and then I pulled her out, I just can't stand to be away from her for too long. ;) But she will officially be starting preschool very soon!

There is a 'special someone' in my life now, whom I think the world of. I must say I feel incredibly blessed  by all of the wonderful people in my life.

And just when I thought a new school was on the horizon, I am back at the JC finishing up my AA in Child Development. I've found that no matter where I end up in life, I will always find joy in working with children. So, there it is. After this semester I'll be done...for now anyhow.

I'll make sure to be back here more often...life changes too quickly.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Long time no type

I was about to send in my resignation letter to blogger and then I realized I love blogging, and won't let a little dry spell make me quit!

The biggest news around these parts is that as of May 1st, GG and I will be moving in to our first place together. Okay...its not a HUGE move. Actually, its on the same property and I'll still be close enough to grab leftovers from mom's house or grandma's house. BUT. It is a place all our own. We can finally begin to feel like our own family.

I think some people don't realize that we are a FAMILY. I'm not just a single mom. I have a family. Its small. But I do have one. And its going to feel great to be in a place all our own.

Other than that awesome news, the semester is almost over. (thank GOD!) and I'm in the process of applying to an online Christian University. Its actually where I started (at the traditional undergrad) and then went back to the JC to finish up some stuff, now I'll be completing my degree online throught their School of Professional Studies. I have to say, I'm so STOKED. Its going to be great to be able to have a more open schedule and spend more time with my Gorgeous Girl. <3

I'm excited about the future.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ah, its been forever.

My dear blog friends. I'm so sorry to say I haven't updated my little bloggy in so long! Here's  a quick update.

Life is Amazing.
GG has 2 more teeth.
GG says between 20-30 words now.
We have entered the world of cloth diapering. (its a blast, I'll post later about that!)
Spring Semester is in full bloom!

GG and I getting ready to leave to go to MOPs today. Its our first meeting of the semester and we haven't been since she was like 7 months old! Can you believe she is almost 7 months old? I can't. I BLOWS my mind. Today we are going to MOPs with A&C and GG's two boyfriends. ;) The two brothers will have a tough time fighting over this child in the future, I think. ;)

As for the life of a single mom...it has its moments. I've been really busy with the ministry at the church and God is doing a lot of great things there. I am so blessed to have such an amazing job! But its work. Lots of it! School is great, this semester I'm taking Literature, Math (Ugh!) and Political Systems....(ugh!).

Well, GG is tearing up my room while I type, so I better run. Here's a pic in the meantime!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Dear Friend

Just one tear.

I struggle to preserve the memory.

But I remember you. I remember us.

Sippin' coffee over lined paper and books.

You were there for me and I loved you.

I bet you didn't know that, but I did.

I'd do anything to be there again, with you.

Your voice soothes my soul.

I can still feel the warmth of your arms wrapped tightly around me.

I took you for granted…and now you are gone.

I don't even know if I will ever see you again.

I miss you.


Make me smile again

Make me laugh out loud

Be that light for me again.

I never knew my life would change so much

And I never knew I'd miss you like this.

I'm sure you have this affect on most people you influence…

But we were great friends, and I loved you.

I know you didn't know that, but I did.

If I could go back I wouldn't.

The only thing I can do is shed one tear for us.

The time in our life when you were my true love.

I never told you that, but you were.

The time wasn't right.

The friendship was there, but the time wasn't right.

I doubt we'll meet again…

But I want you to know, I loved you.