Monday, December 15, 2014

New Happenings!

Ah! It has been so very long! We have been down a computer and I just don't have energy to post on here from my phone. Well, the hubby amd I decided we would get a tablet and I found a case that comes with a little keyboard. It isn't exactly like typing on a computer, but it will do for now.

So, I'm back!

Preschool work has been crazy,busy, and a blessing. My bestest friend now works with me! It has been great.

The hubby stopped working at the golf course and got a job as a custodian for the school district. It has been such a fantatic job for him!

Yesterday we took Christmas pictures. Here are a few:

The hubby looks so cute.



The Robyn!




More to come soon...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Over a year...

Oh my goodness, has it seriously been over a year since I last wrote in this empty space! No, it hasn't. It has been over a year since I wrote anything for all to see. There were many time I would come here and fill up this space with information on my life, my thoughts, just to erase them all. Nothing ever seemed good enough to share.

The truth is, this year has been... Hard. Tragic. Fun. Eventful. Dull.

Last year in August, my hubby and I came back from an amazing vacation in Michigan visiting my parents and family there. It was so fun, however I came back with a heavy heart. Not knowing why, but knowing nothing in my life would ever be the same.

A couple days later, Jeremy's grandpa passed away. That was hard. I wasn't as close to his grandpa as everyone else was, so it was a weird time for me. Not knowing what to do or what to say. Difficult is an understatement.

A few days after that Jeremy got into a car accident in my car. He was fine, praise God! My car, however, was not. That was the end of Delilah. That was a hard time. A time of relying on others and a lot of faith.

A few days after that, my Dad called me and told me that he would need surgery. That cancer was found in his jaw. That they think they caught it in time, that he would be fine, that I shouldn't worry. One of the most heart crushing moments in my entire life.

A few days later Dad had his very loooong surgery. I have never been so thankful that my parents lived in Michigan than I was that day. My Dad was having surgery from incredible doctors and had a whole staff of people on his case. If you ever need scary surgery, go to Michigan, they know what they are doing.
My hubby, Jeremy, and me with my lovely parents at Grandma's for Christmas 2012! 
Let's fast forward to today, a year after my Dad had his surgery and he is ok! No traces of cancer in his body! Best news ever!

I look back at the past year and I am just thankful. I am a teacher, so I remember years by school years, August being the start. Last year was a hard, full of emotion, way to start my year. It made the rest of the year difficult, but every moment with my family and friends meant that much more. It  made everyday even more of a blessing.

Jeremy and I tried to venture out more, my parents came to visit more, we went to visit them again, we did more things with people, we started exercising more, eating better, and much more. Life just became more important to us. I like that a lot.


Life continues to change. Everyday God is bringing new opportunities and possibilities. Jeremy and I have this saying, "Don't let any opportunity pass us by." We are the type of people that get very comfy, unfortunately comfy isn't always best. We are striving to get uncomfy and not let good things pass by or fall away. Jeremy is looking for a full time job. We are moving next week into a house that we will be renting for at least the next year! More things are happening around me, and I can't wait to share them soon! The change, the newness, the beginnings freak me out but I have never been so excited (and terrified) for anything more!   


 (Photo credit: The Hubs, isn't he great?!)

Don't let any opportunity pass you by! 








Saturday, July 14, 2012

A picture update

It has been a while and a lot has happened.

In May my brother came to visit.
It was fun to have him in the same town as me and to visit with him. We had him over for dinner a couple nights, watched a movie and hung out. I miss him.

In June my brother-in-law and his family moved out of state for a job opportunity. All the siblings got together one last time the day they were leaving. It was a bittersweet time. I'm super excited about their new adventure together, but I miss them so much!
 My sisters-in-law and me

All of us. 

At the end of June (the day before my birthday) marked one year of a good friend's passing. I will never forget our time together and I don't think I will ever stop missing him. 
 I wrote about my friend Jared here. Take a minute and read it.

Jeremy and I have been together for 4 years and in a couple of weeks we will be celebrating 3 years of marriage! 
We took a trip to Santa Cruz awhile ago, just for fun. 

I've been working on new jewelry ideas:

If you are ever interested in any of my jewelry, feel free to tell me. 
I am sold out of the owl earrings and necklaces, but have more owl items coming! 
 

 I have been spending a lot of time with this cutie! My adorable niece.

I have been missing these wonderful nieces of mine. 
They took a piece of my heart with them when they moved away.

So, there is a little picture update for all of you. I would like to say I will be better at writing in the future, but I can't promise that. We will just have to wait and see what the future holds. One thing I know for sure, God has been blessing my life and opening my eyes to new things and new possibilities.




Thursday, April 26, 2012

A humbled heart

I know it has been forever since I have written... I will post an update and once again apologize for not staying connected as well as I had hoped I would. This post, however, is about something deeper than any of that.

 A week ago, Jeremy and I went out to eat. We don't go to sit down restaurants as much as we would like, so this was a special treat. We had a great time talking and just being together. Afterwards, we headed over to Joanns so I could browse the jewelry and scrap-booking items. We actually left without buying anything! (Seriously, amazing!)
 On our way out of the shopping center, we saw a man with a sign that simply read, "Hungry" I usually look right past people begging on the street corners, I hate to admit this but my heart is hard when it comes to the poor and needy. Now, I fully support homeless shelters, I pray for people who are homeless, jobless, orphans, etc. I have helped at such shelters, I donate items to the needy. However, when it comes to men and women begging on the streets for money, I typically look right past them. I am sure you have heard about people that pretend to be poor to make an easy buck. My thoughts have always been, if they are really homeless and need help, they will find it. (I know kinda harsh.)
 Looking at this man standing there shaking(it looked as if he didn't have full control of his arms and body) holding a sign that didn't ask for money or drugs, it just said hungry. I encouraged my hubby to turn around and give this man our leftovers from the restaurant. It wasn't much, but it is what we could give in the moment. Jeremy gave it to him and said, "God Bless you." The man said the same to Jeremy and immediately opened the box and started eating.
 It broke my heart and as I watched the simple exchange I broke down in tears. I felt helpless in a world of lost and broken people. Lost and broken people that I look past on a regular basis. A hurting people that need nothing more than the true Bread of Life.
 Jeremy and I have had our financial troubles(as most young couples have.) We have wondered if we could afford to do this or that. We have never gone hungry. We have never been without a warm bed. We have never been without clean clothing. We have never felt so alone and hopeless.
 I don't know how this will change my life style. I do know, though, I won't just look past hurting people. I know that I will be more thankful for what I have been blessed with. I will try harder to reach people, to love people, and to further the kingdom of my amazing father God.



 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"  -Matthew 25:35-40

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blog-erview

Just a quick update to tell you all that I did a blog-erview over at Agape Love. Check it out! I hope that you are having a fantastic week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Days 3 - 10 plus more

(Day 3- A picture my brother made my hubby and me. Isn't he amazing?!) 

  I am putting a hold on my Etsy shop. I am planning on working, organizing, and scheduling time and having a "re-launch" sometime closer to the summer. There will still be a few things up for people to purchase and even some new items, but there will be much more to look forward to as the summer draws closer. I am hoping to net-work better and get my blog and myself out there more. Ideas are welcomed!
 (Day 4 - Teddy, my Dad gave me this bear the day I was born.)

(Day 5 -I made this necklace. The hubs bought me the heart pendant in SLO
and the chain came from his great grandma.)

 (Day 6 - My amazing hubby, Jeremy)

 As the new year started, Jeremy and I decided that we needed to do things differently this year. Three of our main goals as a couple, 1. Eat better and exercise more. 2. Take more pictures. and 3. Go more places and do more things! 
 Everyone says they want to eat better and exercise, but we really are doing it! We are not big on veggies and fruits. We have entered some into our diet and I am keep a "food journal". I can already tell the difference by just adding these foods. Now we just need to work on a daily exercising schedule. 
 The reason we decided to do the 365 (in this case 366) project is so we can take more pictures and hopefully this will encourage us to get out and do more. We are such home-bodies and lazy bums. It is all changing!  

 (Day 7- This is a doll found at my father and mother-in-law's house. 
It is pretty scary, but much scarier because of the bag on its head.)

 (Day 8 - Jewelry making! I already sold the key necklace and the heart bracelet to my awesome neighbor!) 

 (Day 9 - I am CPR certified!) 

(Day 10 - Me)

 Something else that I have made my personal goal, as I stated earlier, is to blog more and to get out in the blog world more. I was doing so well when my schedule was a little calmer during the summertime. However, I now work full time again and do about a million other things for everyone else. I am trying to work on setting aside some "me" time, which is when I plan on doing crafts and blogging and sometimes pampering myself in other ways. It is so important to take time away from the busy-ness and be alone and that is what I am trying to do. I'm such a do-er for others that I all too often forget about myself. I'm sure there are many that can relate! 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2

This is my beautiful cat, Tay. She walked into my family's home before Jeremy and I were married and she adopted us. Once we got married and my parents moved out of state, guess who came to live in our apartment with us? She is our first pet and we love her so much!
"If I am in a position to punish, chances are very good that I am also in a position to teach. Today I reduce the odds that punishment may be necessary by taking the opportunity to teach." ~Anonymous~

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