Thursday, December 25, 2008


In the words of my friend Levi Miller (via a text I received this morning), "Merry Christmas everyone!! Dance all crazy! It's Jesus' birthday!!" Can I get an amen??! I love that. I got some amazing gifts this morning from my sister and husband, my younger sister and my parents. I am spoiled. I am so much more astounded, however, that Jesus came this day for us.. the King of Heaven came in the form of a vulnerable baby to break the laws of religion so that we can be free. Thank you Jesus for your life and your sacrifice, and that you are still alive and so active! I LOVE YOU!!

It is a Christmas eve tradition (that started last year) that my sister and I raid my mom's old clothes and look... well.. incredible. I'm not going to lie. ;-) Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Don't know when I'll be back again

"I'm leaving on a jet plane,
don't know when I'll be back again..."

Story of my life! In about three hours I'll be heading to the airport on my way to winter! I am so stoked, yet SO sad. I really have no idea when I'll be back in Kona which is a new thing for me. Every time I've left in the past, I knew I was coming back soon so I didn't separate myself too much. This place has such a special place in my heart! AND the people!!! Oh Lord I can't even get started.

Seeing family and old friends will be incredible, however. I am excited. See you soon, Oregon!

Leaving this...

Going to this...

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Blurb.

I just got struck with thankfulness for my family. I received an amazing care package from my mom, complete with a bundle of Christmas cards to send out and Christmas cookies!! YUMMM. Now, I am looking through some old letters / cards to get addresses for people, and I came across this letter from my dad, the day he took me to the airport for Kona, LAST year. April 5, 2007. Here is a blurb.

You are a wonderful daughter. I am so pleased with the fine young lady you have become. You care about your family, your friends, other people, and God. You are very pleasant... happy. This is great not only for you, but for everyone who knows you. Keep up the good personality!

My dad makes me cry. That's it for now. :-)

Saturday, December 6, 2008


My time here in Kona is coming to an end very very quickly. 12 days until I will be on that jet plane. Right now is that in between stage of being SO busy finishing up the school, starting to pack and get rid of old stuff etc., as well as mentally and spiritually prepping myself to be home. I just woke up to the most amazing quiet time with God. He's really giving me lots of clarity for what lies before me at home, I am so excited! I am in tears at the thought of leaving this special place and all these special people, but also crying tears of joy for all that lies ahead. :o) Life is good!

I can't believe it's been a month since I've blogged. It's so weird because I don't have photos of my cute children and hubby like the majority of bloggers I know... ;-) So I just write. Perhaps if my camera worked I would take more photos.. lol. Right now I've got Misty Edwards "my soul longs for you" replaying through my head, so I'm posting the video of it. Pretty amazing song.

Well, bless you all!!