Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Ski Trip!!!

So, let me just say how much I love the mountains! God created such a magnificent universe.

This past Thursday night Jason and I headed to Angel Fire, NM with a couple from our life group, Matt and Aubre. Aubre's family owns a cabin up there, so we decided to go for the weekend and ski! There was originally seven of us, but unfortunately three had to cancel last minute. No worries though, THE FOUR OF US HAD A BLAST!!!

We have gotten to know them fairly well over the last year, but have never had a chance to spend much one on one couple time with them. We bonded:) 20 hours total in the car, all day long for two days on the slopes and ski lifts, and evening time at the cabin inherently causes bonding. It was great. We had such a great time in fellowship with them and enjoying the slopes.

I have always skied in my life, Jason normally boards, Matt only boards, and Aubre does both. Jason and I for the amount of times we get to go are decent, but Matt and Aubre are PROS!! I am talking I watched Aubre jump and get about 5 feet in the air before she vanished over the cliff of a black heading straight for the woods to make up her own trail!! (and no I am not exaggerating) THEY ARE VERY SKILLED AND IT WAS FUN TO WATCH. Jason and I had a great time together as well when they would go do their thing and we would do ours:)! I love watching my baby on a snowboard! SEXY!

I began to learn how to board this weekend. I only boarded Saturday morning, but it was FUN! Being that Aubre had her own snowboard it was a blessing for me, because I was able to try at no cost! I say FUN and I mean it, but that FUN did not come without paying the price of PAIN!! For those of you who have ever boarded you know that catching an edge and slammin' your tailbone onto the snow does not feel delightful. In my case the snow was more like crunchy/icy "snow", it hurt to say the least. Thank goodness it only happened three times where I ate it. Jason says I picked it up fairly quick, but I know that I by no means have it down yet. The help of three experienced boarders was definitely appreciated. I chose to go back to skiing that afternoon in order to be able to keep up a little better with the group our last afternoon on the slopes.

Anyhow, the vacation was SUPER FUN, SUPER RELAXING, AND SUPER NEEDED! Jason and I cherish every opportunity we get to leave town with one another, as well as fellowship and grow deeper in relationship with other believers!!

I think that is all for now. More to come later, but below are pics of the four of us, as well as my snowboarding debut!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nothing Much....

Hey everyone!

I don't have any pictures to post with anything going on in life right now, so I apologize.

I was able to sleep in this morning and have a day to just stay at home and relax. Let me rephrase, I have quite a bit of school work to do, but I don't have any work or practicum obligations today. Yippee!!!

Besides that, I really don't have much to report. Life is continuing on as usual. Jason works and I work and do school work. We will be at church on Sunday for the first time in 3 weeks together and are excited about that and spending time with our life group.

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! It is a sweet and romantic day for us to reflect on how we cherish the ones we love, but I also love reflecting on this day how much God loves us. He romances us and is the lover of our souls! Praise God!

As for Jason and I's Valentine's celebration, it went as follows. We have had a pizza obsession this past year. We love it!! We have two places in town that we love to go eat pizza and we also love making our own at home. All that to say, we went to Joe's last night and ate pizza. Next, we were headed to Coldstone Creamery to treat ourselves to ice cream, but when we drove up it was closed. The story is that they are having an ownership turnover and closed for the weekend. To most people this would not seem like such a predicament, just pick another ice cream place right? WRONG! Abilene, TX does not have one other ice cream establishment, unless you want a blizzard from DQ. We don't have TCBY, Baskin Robbins, Braums, Marble Slab, and so on. So we called some friends to make sure we did not know of another ice cream place, because both of our favorite sweet treat is ice cream; however, no luck there!! Tear.

Anyhow, Jason had planned for us to go the the drive-in and watch a movie there, but somehow through the course of dinner and our fruitless ice cream search we changed our minds and decided to go to the actual theatre in order to see New in Town. It was a cute movie with kind of odd humor, but depending on who you are, you might find it funny. We were entertained, but I am not strongly recommending that you run out and see it at the theatre either!

I guess that is it for now!

Enjoy your weekend!

Also, this is me shouting from the rooftops......

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I only have a few minutes to write this post, but it has been all my mind all morning.

In times like right now with the economy crisis and so many people losing jobs, I can't help but be thankful! I am thankful that God reminds us how GOOD HE IS over and over. I can't imagine not being a person of faith knowing that God is the perfect provider. He provides our daily needs, He provides us hope, and He provides abundance for those who love and seek after Him.

I pray that in these times God will be able to strengthen believers faith, while reaching thousands or millions more for His Kingdom. I pray that although it will be trying, people who do know Him have to dig down deep to learn to TRUST and that those who don't will finally hit their knees and look to Him for guidance. I pray that those of us who have been graced to hold to the truths we know about God can show love and compassion to those who are lost in this volatile time and that God will grant us the grace for our faith to be unwavering, in order to witness to those we encounter.