Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have had a 24 days this month to pause, reflect and be thankful.  I have saved the most important thing to be thankful for today!  Today I am thankful for YOU, my friends and family!!  Each and every one of you who take time out of your day to read my blog to follow what's going on in my life.  I pray that everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving enjoying old traditions and/or starting new traditions with those you love!  Rest, Relax, Laugh, Eat and Enjoy your day.   Happy Thanksgiving!!!

If you have 45 seconds...this song says it all and reminds us of the simplest form of Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Birthday Fun

I had a great time this year celebrating my 31st birthday.  I was blessed many friends who joined me at Thirsty Lion for a drink on my actual birthday.  Then, the following day, I enjoyed fun at Incredible John's Pizza Company with the family. 

Enjoy a picture recap!
Dinner with friends





Horsey Race

This game just seemed perfect for dad =)

Air Hockey

Air Hockey

Mom scored with tickets on this machine

Typhoon Ride


Shootin' up the water

Lovely Birthday Gift: Appletini Kit  ;) Yum!

Thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate; I had a great time. 
I am looking forward to many more lovely birthdays!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Religious Experiences

For Matt's Social Justice Class we went to a Jewish Service last night in Lake Oswego.  It was so interesting. It filled a void in me and reminded me how much I enjoy going to church.  The feeling of God was apparent and the friendliness of everyone was so welcoming.  They were all so willing to share their faith with us and answer questions.  Luckily, we were at a children's service, so everything was done more in laymans terms, so we were able to understand much of the main ideas they were sharing.  There were so similaritys to Christian services but also some very different aspects such as hebrew and moving backwards through the prayer book.  Thank you to for being so open and friendly. 

Does anyone have a local/semi local church that they LOVE?  Matt and I would love to find one to call home.  We are interested in the Newberg, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Tigard, Sherwood area.  We would like a Christian Based church that is more old school in style, such as hymns verses praise band.  Any suggestions would be great!