Archive for June, 2013

Today is my friend Laura’s birthday! I wanted to do something very special for her, so, I wrote this poem.

2011 AU Homecoming San Diego. Need I say more!

Me and my friend!






Opposites are magnets
(an ode to Laura Allen)

My friend is tall and I am not
She is thin, and I am more round
She is white, and I am brown
She likes horses, and I like cars
She likes the outdoors, and I like the inside
She swims in lakes, and I swim in pools
I’m a Christ follower, and she is not

Yet, our differences don’t separate us.
Instead we are closer because of them.
And, we love each other more deeply.

I love you my tall, red-head, friend! I pray
that this birthday is full of special moments
with the people you love the most!

To the moon and back THREE times – all my love
to you!


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I am still here!

This was the title of my niece’s blog post, and I thought it was appropriate for mine as well. As, I haven’t written in a while so here are just some quick highlights!

First: It took us 5 years, but we have finally paid off $53,436.18 worth of credit card debt. Thanks to the help of Consumer Credit Counseling! Now we are praying that we’ll be good stewards.

Second: My FMD didn’t achieve the results that I hoped. I am losing inches, but not weight. 😦 I can honestly say that I haven’t been doing EVERYTHING exactly the way I’m supposed to either. But I’m doing all the parts I like most WONDERFULLY! 🙂 So, it will definitely be the last diet I do for the rest of my life, and I’m enjoying it.

Third: Pilates is my new FAVORITE thing to do in the whole wide world. Where has this been all my life! 🙂 I can’t say enough about how much I’m enjoying Pilates!

Fourth: My girls and I participated in the Run or Dye 5K around RFK Stadium. What a blast! Every mile maker was manned by volunteers, who threw dry dye colors at us. At one point the girls just got on the ground and rolled in the color! It was way fun, and I’m thinking you had to be there to understand any of this! 🙂

Fifth: My leg is still bothering me, and after the 5k my right knee was too! I’m falling apart is all. But I’m feeling healthier than ever!

Last: Tonight was my first official swim lesson! I’m going to be doing laps by mid summer! My swim teacher is pretty amazing, and she smells good! 🙂 I love her! Hear that Bebe, I love you!

Night night good peeps. I’ll try not to wait so long between posts in the future.

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