{This shall be a very short post, as I need to practice for the speech I have to give in two hours and fifteen minutes (so scarred). }Anywho, today is Karen’s eleventh birthday, so I wanted to have  a shout-out for her. Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Feliz cumpleaños querida Karen! Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Karen is my World Vision sponsor child. As I said above, she is now eleven and she lives in a Latin American more »


My cousin Cody would have turned 21 today. He died on May 6, 2012 from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. I love Cody very much, so, in honor of his birthday, here are some pictures of us throughout the years :) Cody and I playing in the pool; about 6 and 4 years of age With our other cousins, Kels and JR. We made candles. Ages 10, 6, 8, and 10, respectively DOG PILE! :) Ages 6, 10, and 12 Before the more »


 I participated in my high school’s choir my freshman, sophomore, and  junior years. During the fall of my freshman year, there were only seven students in the choir. There were five freshmen, one sophomore, and one senior. Although we were small in numbers, we were a very close group. Because we were so small, we had more opportunities that semester than the choir has had since. We took several field trips to a nursing home to sing to the residents there. more »


I’ve heard of Christmas in July, but I’ve never heard of a Christmas in October..? This past weekend, I went on a retreat with the college group from my church. Friday evening eight freshmen girls from the University of Not Hogwarts piled into a minivan. It was a squeeze, but all of us and our bags and pillows managed to fit. We drove to the church to meet up with the rest of our group and from there made our more »


Flashback time… I love hay bales. It’s so fun to run on them and to see if you can jump from hay bale to hay bale without falling. They’re also comfortable to lay on and just talk.  Two years ago, one of my besties, my neighbor, my brother and I made a trek to the field behind my house to play on the hay bales. We had a blast. HK and I taking cute girly pictures :) …And then along more »