Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's Here

Today... seems we may have a white Christmas after all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Who Says You Have To Go East To Get Color?

This is the view outside my window this morning.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday Drives

I spent last weekend at Hume and drove back down to Fresno on Sunday afternoon. I decided to leave in the late afternoon so that I would still have a little bit of light for the drive since I new that it would be foggy. I was going to leave at four but a few different things happened and I ended up leaving about fifteen minutes early. Normally fifteen minutes wouldn't make much of a difference and definitely wouldn't be worth writing a blog about but this fifteen minutes changed everything. I think that God allowed my afternoon to be a little more rushed than I had anticipated in order to get me on the road earlier so that I could appreciate Him more fully. Because I left fifteen minutes early I was driving right as the sun was setting. I was driving down the mountain at the same rate as the suns light was descending. It had been snowing that morning when I woke up but now the clouds were beginning to break and making perfect mirrors for the sun to reflect its colorful light off of. I didn't get to see one sunset that night. I caught a different sunset at every level of the clouds as they broke and came together again to obscure the sun. It was the most magnificent thing I have ever seen in my life (which is saying something since I grew up at Hume where every day is gorgeous!).

This is not my sunset, just one I found online. My camera was dead but in the end I am glad that I didn't get a picture because the picture would never live up to the glory of the real thing.


Just a thought.

Friday, November 7, 2008

College Days

College Days is happening at my school right now. I feel bad trying to convince these people that this is the school for them when I am not even convinced that it is the school for me. I don't intend to stay here and yet I am being asked to tell other people that they will love it here. Its a lie... YOU PROBABLY WON'T LIKE IT HERE! I cannot say that. Maybe they will like it here. I hope they do. Now the question is... where do I belong? It obviously isn't here at this college. Is it at another college somewhere else? This is frustrating...where should I go and what should I do?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Camera Case

My sister came to Fresno yesterday with some friends. On their way into town they picked me up and let me tag along. It was lots of fun and a nice little break. Now to the point, I got a camera for my birthday this year. My birthday was in January and ever since I received the camera I have been looking for a case for it. I can be a little bit pick about little random things and this was one of them. I didn't want just any case. I wanted one that said "This camera belongs to Tiffany." loud and clear. Finally as Margaret and I were browsing in Wal Mart (of all places) I found this case. It was the only one there but I am a poor college student and I couldn't justify spending $10 on something that I didn't really need (my camera has been living very comfortably in a sock for the past nine months). My sister just wouldn't hear of my not getting the "perfect" case so she bought it for me. I have such a loving sister. And now I have a wonderful green camera case that just shouts "Tiffany!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I received this in my mail box here at school today. I'm really glad to know that there really is someone at this school who obviously is an advocate of my not doing my homework.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My God Made This

What did your god do today?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Super Cool!

Katie MacDonald this is for you...

I think that you are wonderful and I love you a lot. I look terrible in this picture and I still posted it because I love you just that much and you are just that important to me!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008


Today is the first day of Fall. I love Fall. It is my favorite season by far. However, this year I am a little bit sad about it. Usually on the first day of Fall I would wear a comfy sweater and light my favorite candle. I would dring hot tea and read my favorite book with some lovely relaxing music playing in the background. This year is different. I am not in a place that feels the seasons. I cannot wear a sweater or drink hot tea because I would die. I cannot light my candle because the air conditioner blows out the flame when I place the candle in the only safe spot in my room. I have Michael Buble playing in my room but it is different without the soft Autumn breeze and the light murmer of campers. I may read but I am having trouble finding a fitting book for this moment because I couldn't bring my entire collection with me (I had to leave three large boxes of books at home :'( ) It is all different and very sad. I know that I am in the right place. I like school. I love learning. I enjoy the fact that I have taken the next step in my life. But today I am slightly morose.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Math Teacher is a Moron

So I am here at school and as you may have read above, my math teacher is a moron. Ok so he is probably really smart but he keeps making mistakes when demonstrating simple math for the class. I am continually correcting him. I have begun helping several of the student to make sense of the teachers nonsense. Oh well.

Other then math school is not so bad. I am taking an Old Testament Survey class. I was told that this class was very difficult but the teacher got married this summer and I think that he has gone soft because it has not been very challenging. It is a lot of reading but it is all interesting so I don't mind. I am taking a class called Christian Life and Witness. It is all about evangelism. The teacher had been leading Kids Evangelism Explosion (EE) for years so that is what he is using in teaching us. It is fun and silly and very easy. A class I do not really like is Elements of Bible Study. All it is, is pointless busy work. We do tons and tons of word studies in the Strong's Concordance which is fine but we are not really studying what we are researching so there is no real reason for the work. Oh well, easy A.

My fifth and final class is Written Communication. I have always hated writing. I could do it just fine but I found absolutely no enjoyment in it. The teacher for this class is Mrs. Voss. She is German and she loves english. Her passion and encouragement have made this particular class very enjoyable. I am finding pleasure in writing for the first time ever. Its kind of nice.

Other then class I am also the Student Body Treasurer. I was all but forced into this position and I resent it. However, I have decided that I will make the best of it and try to figure out what God is trying to teach me through it. I am not really loving this school as much as I had hoped. I enjoy learning and the people here are very nice but I do not feel that this small of a school really suits me. To quote Jane Austen I "find the society a little confined and unvarying." I will at least stick out this semester and maybe even the year but I will most likely transfer to a bigger school. We will see.

Well, that is me right now.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I moved to Fresno two days ago. I am here to attend California Christian College in order to get my AA in Christian Ministry. CCC is a VERY small college (about 25 students) and only 8 of us live on campus. I have a roommate. Her name is Mallory and she is a senior. So far we get along very well and I think that we will have a very good year together. I start classes tomorrow and I can't wait (mostly because there is nothing to do if you don't have class). I miss home already but not so much that I could cry. I am looking forward to my visit in a week and a half and many more visits after but I am content where I am and glad to be starting school finally. Here are some pictures of my new room.


I have been remiss in my posting this summer. It was a very busy summer. Here are some of the highlights... I was the boss lady of both Hume N Beans and it was wonderful. I was truely blessed with a fantastic staff and an even better boss. We did weekly movie nights and a very fun trip to Fresno. When I wasn't busy with work I was usually busy with Emma Lilley. She is getting married in 18 short days and there has been lots to do. There were two trips to Simi and a few fun weekends at Hume with Emma and both of her families. That is pretty much all for my summer. Nothing to exciting but still one of the best summers I remember!

Hume N Beans (Meadow Ranch)

I promised I would so here it is. A blog about HnB Meadow Ranch. It is a little later then I intended. Get over it. I love these girlies so much and miss them desperately.

This Is Jaqui, the lead and one of my absolutely favorite people in the whole wide world!

This is Mia and she is a NINJA!

This is Amanda. She is a lovely flirt.

All in all Meadow Beans was a very lovely place to be. I ofter found my salvation from Pondy Beans by stealing away to the Meadow. These ladies were wonderful to work with. Their hearts were great and I miss them all a lot.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hume N Beans (Ponderosa)

I am sorry for being remiss in my posting but it is summer time. This summer I am running both Hume N Beans. It has been really fun! All of the girls who work for me are amazing and I have been increadibly blessed with good attitudes and willing hearts. In this blog I am just going to tell you about the Ponderosa Hume N Beans girls. We will save the Meadow girls for another day.

This is Kellie and she is crazy!

This is Jocey. She is the lead and she is the coolest ever!

This is Mandy. She LOVES brooms!

This is Sheryl. She is our resident mom and she is fantastic!

Welp, thats them. You can see by these pictures how serious and dedicated they are to the service they provide.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day off

Today I was off and I had the perfect afternoon. I sat on out swing in the back yard and read my favorite book while drinking iced tea. It was lovely. The only bad thing was the incredible amount of pollen in the air(my eyes were burning) and when the shade became a little to scares for my complexion. Here is what it all looked like.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Hannah Joy

This Morning I got to hang out with Hannah Gerber for a few hours. We went to the sand and built a "beautiful sand castle" (Hannah's words). Then we played on the swings for a bit. After that we ate some crackers and then Hannah tried her hand at taking pictures. It was a fun morning.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Long Boring Days

Every single day I sit by myself in the coffee shop for hours and hours doing absolutely nothing of any importance. It is quite monotinous. It makes me think of that line in "Mansfield Park" "And life is nothing more than a quick succession of busy nothings."