Friday, December 31, 2010

My New Year's Resolutions for 2011

1. Learn to laugh at myself when people are just teasing. (I am extremely sensitive and I need to learn to let go and just laugh along with others when we are just having fun)

2. Look for ways to reach out to others and be more uplifting to people around me.

3. Actually SPEND money once in a while for a fun night with friends. (I love to save money, and that is not a bad thing, but I should also enjoy living in the moment too!)

I can't believe 2011 is almost here! I am sure it will be a great year! GOD IS GOOD!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

game night!

Game nights with friends are always so much fun! My cheeks hurt from laughing so hard!

I took the quiz for discovering my LOVE LANGUAGE, and mine is definitely by far, hands down...QUALITY TIME! I love just spending time with family and friends. We can just have a simple night of playing games or just catching up on life and I am TOTALLY SATISFIED!


What's YOUR love language?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Looking back on 2010...

I can't believe this year is almost OVER! Wow! Time sure does fly by!

anyways, I wanted to take time and reflect over 2010.

1. Decided on a whim to participate in my very first 5k, and did it in 27 minutes!

2. Developed really close bonds with the people in my small group.

3. Went on a couple dates with 2 guys, didn't turn into anything special, but it was fun to get all excited and dressed up to go out with a guy.

4. Attended my 2nd wedding ever, but first wedding of a FRIEND, instead of family! What a great time of celebration! Love you Meagan and Scotty! [now they are expecting a little baby boy, Weston! HOW FUN!]

5. Went on my first PARENT-FREE trip to Florida with my girl friends!!! We had a blast!

6. Competed in the Urban Quest race and came in 2nd place by 2 itsy bitsy teeny weeny minutes! Regardless, it was still lots of fun!

7. Started serving every single week in Grace Acres at church. Really started to get close with the other volunteers and started occasionally working in the playroom as well. I really enjoy volunteering! It makes me happy to know that the kids are having a good time so that the adults can really pay attention to the sermon. (I never really felt like it was doing that much until the Christmas Eve service, where there was NO was very distracting with all the babies/kids making noise. I feel extra helpful now knowing that volunteering in Grace Acres really makes a big difference!)

8. Ran my first (AND LAST) HALF-MARATHON in 2 hours and 10 minutes! Yes, 13.1 miles!! That experience of training and the actual race is something I will never ever forget. I put so much time, effort, and heart-felt endurance into that half-marathon! It was a great experience, but I'll let Casey stick with those..haha, I'm not going to do one ever again! I thought I fell in love with running during my training, but about a month after the race, I decided it was pure LUST and quit cold turkey! I am going to stick with my YMCA workouts! :)

9. About a month after my half-marathon, I ran a 10k (which is about half of a half-marathon) with my friends Nikki and Krissy. It was nice to run with friends, but after that race was when I quit running!

10. Some of my fellow PEAY!NUTS and I competed in the Fight-Song competition and came in 2nd place! I was so proud!

11. I cooked my first WHOLE MEAL for my parents and they loved it! (Ham and Cheese stuffed chicken with baked potatoes for them and a sweet potato for me!)

I know I didn't write down everything that happened, but this is just a few of the big moments that I remembered! 2010 has been such a great year and I'm sure 2011 will be just as good, if not better!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

time for another new layout!

It was time for a new layout! CHANGE IS GOOD!


Today was my mom's birthday. We went to see a movie and went out to lunch.

For dinner, I created an incredibly delicious and HEALTHY "breakfast for dinner"!!!

I scrambled some egg whites, then added chicken & ham pieces, and melted some swiss cheese on top! It was VERY tasty!!!

tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and I asked if my family could go to the service at Grace this year, and they agreed! YAY! Can't wait to see what Grace has in store for the Christmas Eve service!

Hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas in Florida!

we had a SUPER QUICK trip to Florida.
Drove most of the way on Friday, stayed in a hotel, and drove to my mom's side of the family on Saturday.
That night, we went to my dad's side of the family and woke up and went to church.
After, we had a get together at my uncle's house for burgers and then went to my other aunt's house for a Christmas party.
It was a lot of fun!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ice Skating fun with friends!

Yesterday was our second annual CHRISTMAS MEMORY with my friends. We went ice skating and out to dinner. Then, we actually watched a Dave Barnes Comedy Show DVD at a girl's apartment. (last year we went to the actual show at a theater) It was tons of fun and I accomplised my goal - to never fall down while ice skating! wahoo! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

CHRISTmas break!

I'm freeeeeeeeeeee!!! I'm officially on CHRISTmas break!!! :)

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kids say the darndest things...

so tonight I said Hey! to little 4 YEAR OLD Blake, and he replies with "HEY HEY HEY It's FAAAAAAAAT ALBERT!" and he sounded JUST like they do on the movie!

i could not stop laughing!

oh, kids are so funny!


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