Saturday, November 7, 2009

Life Happenings

I stop.
This is one of those times.
It feels good for a moment...
but then I remember the things that have kept me busy...
Grey's Weekend
Talon's Baby Shower
Pause Halloween Party
Evan's 25th Birthday
High School Made Conference
and I don't want to be stopped anymore.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Busy Weekends

I have been busy every weekend since I started school and there is no indication that this busyness will slow down any time soon. It has been wonderful! I spent one weekend here in Fresno when I first moved and since then I have been up and down the mountain or, once, down to San Diego.

First, I had wonderful Country Fair weekend. It was wonderful because my mom was the boss of getting all of the ladies in camp to make baked goods. It was crazy the night before the fair as all of the women pulled through and brought tons and tons of sweets to our house. In the morning when we took all of the snacks to the boutique I thought the gift shop ladies were going to have a heart attack. I don't think they were expecting so much. I was so excited for my moms success! Then Emma and Cody showed up! They weren't really planing on coming so it was a big surprise and treat to see them and spend the day with them. Last but not least, a pine cone fell out of a tree and hit me!!! It hit the back of my head pulling some of my hair out and then hit my shoulder. I had a big bruise!

The following weekend I went to San Diego to see my darling Katie Wood! I took the train which is one of my all time favorite things to do! I met an old Japanese woman at the train station before I left. We talked for a long time before my train arrived. She told me all about her family and meeting her (red headed) American husband during WWII when he was stationed in Japan! After this I sat with an old man who ignored me and tried very hard to make sure our arms did not touch (very funny). On the last leg of my journey south I was in a section of the train that seated four people and can I just say that I don't think there are four more different people. The conversation we had was AMAZING! When I arrived in San Diego I had the pleasure of spending a much needed weekend with Katie doing what we do best, talking. While I was there we got to see Little Shop of Horrors which was great. The weekend ended to soon as always and I had a quiet ride back to Fresno.

This past weekend I went to Hume and finally worked (I have been slacking). I feel like I never have enough time when I am home. I always feel like someone gets neglected because I just don't have enough of me. I wonder if I could design a me robot so I could be in two places at once.... Anyway, I loved seeing several friends and having some great conversations while also making a little money (very little) and spending some time with my family. It was a long weekend and not at all restful but that is ok. Oh, and I signed up for the Michael Buble fan club which I know is lame but at his next concert I will have better seats than you. ;-)

This wonderful weekend that is coming up is going to be one of the most fantastic weekends of all times. Emma is coming and we are going to watch all of season 5 of Grey's Anatomy and eat lots and lots. We will be lazy the whole time except when we dress up on Saturday evening to take Katie out to dinner. I cannot wait!

I feel like my life revolves around my weekends right now but really most of my life is spent here... at school. This is the pink and green room I was talking about. Isn't it great?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finding Joy in the Little Things (and the big things too)

As I was anticipating heading back to school I was finding myself very discontented. I do not like living in Fresno and as much as I enjoy learning I don't really have much love for this school. I had been struggling, trying to remind myself that I am doing this in order to be more effective (hopefully). I have been trying to remember how important prayer in and trying to foster determination to be a light this year at school. I met with Bunnie just before I left home and she challenged me to be in prayer more.

I headed down the mountain with my heart breaking (I love my family and my home) but determined to make the most of this year and come out of it with a broader and deeper understanding of God and who I am in him. As I drove the air turned from the cool refreshing mountain air to the oppressing thick valley air. I was feeling more and more sad and losing focus when all of a sudden I came around a corner and a cool breeze made the warm air feel welcome. The sun was reaching its orange glowing fingers through the trees and touching my hair as it whipped around my face in the wind. At that moment a song by Augustana that has a beautiful piano introduction came on. It was the perfect driving music. In that moment I saw the little thing that God was doing to make this transition less difficult. It was a perfect drive.

I am determined that this year is going to be wonderful. I will apply myself and come out changed for the better. I will lose focus but in those moments I am praying that God will remind me of my drive and all of the little blessings he has given me. That is my story, the thing I wanted to say.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Something to say

I have something to say tonight. Nothing exciting, just a story. But I don't have the energy to make it sound nice so I will just wait until tomorrow. Good night world.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Emily and I were discussing things that we love and at times have even become obsessed with. These are some of my favorite movies, tv shows and books. I could watch and read all of these all the time no matter what.
I believe that I have already established that I really like Grey's Anatomy. It is a new favorite but it successfully kept me and Emma connected and sharing our likes and dislikes so that makes me like it even more.
I love Jane Austen more than any other author! I love each of her novels and I read them over and over again. I never get sick of these stories. They are full of romance, silliness, sacrifice and family.
Friends is probably the most feel good show in the world! I love the silly witiness of the characters and its short shows make it ideal for watching in between doing other things. I love it!

Gilmore Girls is my favorite tv show ever! I watch it over and over again from start to finish. When I finish the seventh season I just start watching the first. It never ends for me. I love every one of the characters and I identify (to and extent) with Rory and Lorelei's relationship because it is a lot like mine and my moms! Love love love this show!

Harry Potter are fantastic books! They are well written and easy reads. The stories are entriguing and my whole family enjoys them so they bring us all together. I am currently rereading this series and I am loving it once again.

Meet Me in St. Louis is my all time favorite movie. It has been since I can remember. My sister and brother still grumble about the fact that I used to insist on watching it everyday after school when I was in kindergarten. I still would watch it every day if I could get away with it. It is all about family (which I think I have established is important to me) and sticking together no matter what. This family looks out for each other even when they are upset with each other. I love it so very much.

So, that is all I can think of. If you haven't seen Meet Me in St. Louis then you should. That is all I am saying. ;-)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Buck Up Tiffany

I have felt very whiney lately. I just feel like whining about everything. I am usually a very optimistic and joyful person, and I still am, but everytime I go to write an email or blog or something like that all I want to do is whine. I should be kicked. I have a new goal to try and be more happy, even in my writing. I am going to try and think of all of the wonderful things in my life and be grateful for what I have. I am enormously bless and I should not be complaining. Aha ha ha! I will win!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weddings and other fun things

This is a fun season of life where it feels like there is a wedding or a shower every other day. This past weekend we celebrated the marrage of Brandon and Jessica Setter. I grew up with both of them and it was a joy to have all of our old friends back together to enjoy their marriage! My brother was in the wedding which made it extra fun. This weekend I have the priveledge of attending Erin Schlegels bridal shower which is going to be the bomb diggity because her sisters are the best party planners in the world and I am super excited! I love this part of life and I will be sad when it ends, just as a usually am when I realize I am to the next season of life. Ah well, such is life I suppose. Anyway, here is my favorite picture from the beautiful wedding day!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Freaking Summer

Summer is always crazy. It is less crazy for me this summer because I am working in the office instead of being a boss in food service. Less responsibility means fewer hours and a little less stress. Also, I am not running all over camp all the time so I am far less physically exhausted. Highlights of my summer so far are my morning walks with Alex Tilley. We walk around the lake almost every morning and while I know that the exercise is good for me the thing about it that I really enjoy is the fun talks that Alex and I get to have. It is a pleasure getting to know Alex again now that we are older and I am not her boss. Another fun thing that has happened this summer is that the Lilley girls all came up to visit! They were here for Jessica Daniels bridal shower (which was fantastic) and it was amazing getting to see them and spend a little time with them! I look forward to getting to see all of them several more times throughout the summer. My mom and I went to Fresno last week and she paid for me to get acrylic nails (because I don't work in food service) and we saw UP. So freaking fun!!! I love my mom. And last but certainly not least, my dear sweet Katie Wood called me two days ago to inform me that she is ENGAGED!!! I am so excited for her and Justin and I am praying that their life together will continue to be a blessed one!!!! Well, that is all. That is my summer in a nutshell so far. I hope you are wonderful! Love Tiffany

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I am feeling overwhelmed and blessed. Content and concerned. My life is wonderful and not at all what I ever pictured. My God does that a lot I think. I am back at Hume for summer now. I am working in the office doing something entirely different from what I have been doing for years. I feel inept because I am not used to not knowing how to do my job. I have to remind myself that they do not expect me to have it all down perfectly in the first week and that I can take my time and ask lots of questions and nobody will mind. It is good.

I love being at home with all of my family here. We all keep separating, moving on, and then coming back home because being together is so much better than being apart. I love them. They are messy and quiet and silly and do a million things that drive me crazy but I would not trade them for anything. They are the best and a wonderful foundation in my life. It is good.

Almost all of my closest friends are married or on the threshold of marriage. I am really enjoying this part of my life with my friends. I love being excited with them as they step into this new part of their lives and having the opportunity to come along side them in prayer and love when their new lives are proving stressful and difficult. It is good.

I am feeling overwhelmed and blessed but in the end the blessed feeling far outweighs the overwhelmed feeling. No matter how stressful life get, God takes care of me. He has filled my life with the most wonderful things and this morning I am remembering to be truly thankful.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What a Weird Day

That is all I can think to say about this day. It was a super crappy day with bookends of awesomeness. I had my last final this morning and it went absolutely perfectly (meaning that I got an A). Then I talked with both Katie and Emma on the phone and that was lovely. I finished packing up and my mom and sister came to get me for a movie before I headed up the hill. As we were walking through Wal Mart (where we stopped before the movie) I received a call from one of the girlies at school. She was sobbing. She had been accused by one of our teachers of plagiarizing a paper. I know for certain that she did not cheat so I dropped my mom and sister off at Taco Bell and I rushed back to school to try to talk with the teacher and set her straight (in a nice way). She had already left when I got there so I sent her an email and we will see what happens there. I am praying my heart out that everything turns out well!

After I did all of this, I went back to Taco Bell and my sister had received some very bad news. I am not going to share the news but suffice it to say, we were both crying. I because of the plagiarizing incident and my sister because of her bad news. We all decided that it would be best to just get up to Hume as fast as we could so the movie was out. We went to the grocery store (which was actually a pretty fun trip) and then we headed up the mountain. When we got here we unloaded the groceries and relaxed for a few minutes.

My brother is speaking for Outdoor Ed this week so I went over to the chapel to listen to him speak. I was very early and had some awesome and encouraging conversations with Evan and some old friends. Then there was some excellent worship and finally my brother took the stage. I may be a little biased but I really do think that he did a wonderful job. It was decision night which means he shared the Gospel message. Whenever I hear the Gospel I am always reminded of what Tim Holzel told us in Joshua (ever single week). He used to say that Christians need the Gospel preached into their lives every day because we forget. When he said this to us I thought it was a load of Bull S*** but now when I reflect back on it I realize that Tim was absolutely right. I need to hear about how much God loves me and be reminded that Christ died for me every single day! I really needed it tonight and I had the pleasure of hearing it from one of my very favorite people who I respect above almost anyone else.

So, it was a very long and bizzar day, but it is over now. God is good. He is in control, He knows what is best, and He loves me. How could I possibly ask for more.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Moving Out

Thats right! I have my last final tomorrow and then I will be heading back to Hume for the summer. I kind of want to get out of her quickly tomorrow so I am packing up my car today. While in the process of packing I came upon my first really good "college story". I live on the second floor at the far end of the hall facing away from the parking lot. This means that I have the farthest trek to my car out of everyone in the school. This is only significant because it means that I leave my car all alone with the trunk open for significant periods of time as I walk to my room to grab another load. I had placed several boxes in my trunk and went up to my room to pack up a few more things (leaving my trunk open). While I was upstairs my roommate and I decided that we were thirst and should make a little trip to the gas station for some soda. As we were leaving (in her car) I remembered that I needed to close my trunk. I ran over quickly and pushed it closed from the back side of the lid, not bothering to even glance inside. As Mallory and I were pulling into the gas station I received a phone call from Jerred (another student) who said that he thought someone might be in my trunk. Jerred is a bit of a prankster so I thought he was just trying to get me to come out to my car so he could scare me. I informed him that there could not be anybody in my trunk because I had closed it. He said "Ahh, yes there could. I am in you trunk." I, of course, began laughing. Jerred had climbed into my trunk with the intent of scaring me when I brought out my next load. His plan had been thwarted, however, when I closed the trunk and left the school. We were only a few minutes away so we rushed back to let him out. He was entirely unharmed but I do not think that he will be climbing into any trunks again any time soon!
P.S. Here is my packed-upyness!

Friday, May 1, 2009

One more week

It has been an entire month since I last blogged. So April... at first when I was trying to remember what happened in April I couldn't think of anything and then I realized that lots of things happened in April. I counseled for the Jr. High Made conference at Hume and found out that I like working with Jr. Highers. I drove to Simi Valley and spent a long weekend with Emma and Cody, moving them into their temporary home and watching season 4 of Grey's Anatomy. I worked at Hume two weekends one of which was also my sisters 23rd birthday so we partied it up! I planted some little flowers in tiny pots in my window and they are actually growing (I didn't expect them to). My brother went to Israel (I realize that this is not something that I did but it was still significant to me). I finished up all of my classes for this semester, all I have left is finals. I registered for a summer class and for fall classes. I watched The Philadelphia Story with my mom (it is one of my favorites!). I helped my sister pick out her new pet bunny who's name is Rai. I don't think that I really did anything else that is worth writing on here but I suppose that this is enough for now. All in all it was a good month but I am glad that it is over. I am ready to have a week or two of not being quite so busy! I will try to be a little more diligent in my blogging but I am not making any promises.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This semester I am taking Intro to Lit. I really like this class (because it is an English class!) and Mrs. Voss is the best teacher at this school so it is rockin! Over the past several weeks we have been discussing poetry and in class on Monday Mrs. Voss had us each write a poem. I have never written poetry before and I was not excited to start but I had to do it. I was having trouble thinking of a topic and as I sat considering different ideas my hair fell in front of my eyes (as it often does) and I suddenly had my topic. Here is my poem...

These tresses of mine in varying shades of red
Are far removed from my families head.
Brown like the dirt and trees that surround them,
Their hair and eyes are nothing astounding.
Green, my eyes shine like emeralds,
While mom and dads show depth in mahogany.
Nowhere near those earth tones,
My features stand out all alone.
A blessing or a curse to be so diverse?
My place in my family I must rehearse.
Never identified as belonging to those I love,
But always noticed beyond and above.
A blessing, I think, to stand out in a crowd,
That I might sing God's praise far and loud.

Now, I have never felt at all that I did not fit into my family but it did seem like a good topic for a poem. It is interesting though that I am the only person in my family with my coloring. My brother has blue eyes but other than that everything is brown, then I show up on the scene (last because I am the youngest) and I have freckles and red hair and green eyes! I am one giant recessive gene! I rather like it! Thanks, family, for letting me stand out! I know you didn't do it on purpose but I still appreciate it. P.S. This poem is broken up into stanzas but for some reason blogspot is posting it without the spaces. Whatever.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


It is springtime and I am feeling the need to travel. It has been way to long. I have been so blessed in my relatively short life to travel a great deal. Traveling has gotten into my blood and on days like today I long to go somewhere, anywhere.
Israel Spring '07
Mexico Fall '06Switzerland Spring '06France Spring '06Germany Spring '05

I don't care where I go. I just love the change. I love the lighting being so much brighter because the ground is the same color as the sun. I love when the clouds engulf the mountains surrounding me and I cannot see what lies beyond. I love the snow coming down in drifts and the roads being cobbled. I love seeing trees I have never seen before and animals I didn't even know existed. I love having all of the stories I have read come alive as I see the places that inspired the writer. I just love to travel. I hope I can again someday soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Very Long Spring Break

I have been on my spring break for the last week and a half and it has been long. It is a spring break I will never forget. It was so jam packed with big things that I am finding it difficult to digest it all. It started with Unite weekend at Hume. 25 students from my class came. It was incredible fun to see them all and such a blessing to be able to catch up with all of them and kind of renew all of those friendships that are so dear to my heart. It was exhausting to be running around on a continual emotional high for days but it was wonderful.
Once the Unite conference ended my family made our way over to San Louis Obispo. We where there for three days to celebrate my 21st birthday. We stayed in a hotel where there was TV (which has become a novelty in my family). We went miniature golfing and toured Hearst Castle (which will be my home someday). We ate out and ordered pizza in. I was a really fun and relaxing time for our whole family and such a blessing to all get to just be together and not running in and out to work. So fun!

We returned home on Wednesday and had a relaxing evening together. The following day Hume announced Jeff's resignation. There were lots of phone calls and many prayers. The following day the Lilley kids all made their way up to Hume and I spent the rest of the weekend dancing between their house and my own. It was all very emotionally taxing and it will continue to be for some time. Keep that family in your prayer! I was beginning to feel ill during this time and on Sunday it became a full blown horrible cold so I stayed home for one extra day still hanging with the Lilley's and trying to get better.I returned to school this morning and while I am glad to be back to a bit of normalcy I have no desire to be here. It was a week and a half of severe ups and downs but I would take those severe ups and downs with dear family and friends over this flat plain of school all by myself.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Grey's Anatomy

A week and a half ago I went to Simi Valley to visit Emily and Cody. Emma and I did lots of shopping and walking and talking and such all weekend so on Saturday evening we decided that Sunday was going to be a lazy day. We need a new girly movie to watch so we made a Target run to find something fitting. We were looking through the TV shows when we came upon Grey's Anatomy. Neither of us had ever watched the show but the first season was only $10 and then we would have more than just the two hours of enjoyment that a normal movie could afford. We decided to give it a try. As we drove back to Emma's house we joked that we were going to get addicted to Grey's and end up waisting a lot of money buying all of the available seasons.

We began watching the first season immediately and were instantly intrigued. We finished the first season the next morning and realized that we really were addicted. I returned to school that evening and the following day Emma and I both went out and purchases the second season. Now, less than two weeks later, I have finished the third season. We know ourselves so well.

Here are some of the many reasons I like Grey's Anatomy... It is somewhat real to life in that these people are certainly not perfect. In fact most of them are pretty stinking screwed up. Some of them are selfish and conceited. They don't always get along and they don't always make the right choices. The actors don't always look perfect and it is not just when they are upset but when they are just working. Their hair and clothes and makeup are not always modelesque which is very real to life because really, nobody always looks perfect. Most of the time I have no idea who to route for which is always fun. It seems like some of the people who do the most horrible things are actually better people then the ones who only do moderately stupid stuff.

The most wonderful thing about Grey's Anatomy (in my opinion) in Addison Montgomery. Addison didn't come in until the last episode of the first season but she won her way into my heart very quickly. She is a very complex character who has no real idea of what she wants or needs. She apparently became so popular among fans that they created a new show all about her called Private Practice. I have not watched it yet but I definitely will eventually. Addison is played by Kate Walsh who is beautiful and a fantastic actress. I love her.

In short, I love Grey's Anatomy. It is morally kind of yucky at times but I still really do love it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Loveliest of Trees

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
-A.E. Houseman

This is my mom's favorite poem. When we were in school my mom used to make my siblings and I memorize poetry. My mom has a passion for english and she wanted to breed that same passion in us. I didn't mind memorizing the poetry but then she would organize a poetry reading with all of the other homeschool families and we would have to recite what we had been learning. I really didn't enjoy having to perform but I suppose in the end it was beneficial because now I really don't mind talking in front of crowds and I have a comparatively extensive knowledge of poetry. I am grateful that my mother made me think harder then I would have liked. At one point during this period of my life I memorized "Loveliest of Trees" and it is the poem I remember best and is brought to my mind most frequently. As I said before it is my mom's favorite poem and now every time I think of it I think of her. It is quite lovely. So, there is a little piece of my heart.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Englands Best Kept Secret

So I don't know how it happened but today I stumbled across a secret. Ok it wasn't really a secret and I am probably the last person in the world to hear of him but I am ok with that. It is Leon Jackson. Leon Jackson is a young singer who recently was the winner on the show X Factor. Leon Jackson's music is very much in the style of Michael Buble (which I feel I have already established I like). Leon Jackson is very young and his voice sounds it at times but for the most part he can croon with the best of them. His album is not available on American iTunes so I had to order it from amazon which was probably one of the most annoying things in my life. I really do like the instant gratification of iTunes and I have gotten so used to it that waiting has become very difficult. Oh well, I think Leon is worth the wait. If you haven't heard him yet then you should check him out!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Celebrities I Adore

Emma Rose posted a blog about her 5 favorite female celebrities and then told me that I need to post one about my 5 favorite male celebrities because I don't have a husband so I can still do things like that. It took me over a week to figure out who my favorites are and even now I am not really confident with my list and I couldn't narrow it down to just 5 but, here it is...

I love Michael Buble the very best! If you want to know why then read my blog about him that I posted last month. ;)I really like Joaquin Pheonix. I know that he is getting a bad rap right now because of his bizzar appearance on Letterman but really he is such a good actor. I have never seen him play a part badly and he chooses them so well. He is attractive but not in the normal everyday way. His face is not at all symmetrical and he does this funny thing with his shoulders all the time. He is interesting to look at and read about and a pleasure to watch.Then we have James McAvoy. I think that he has fantastic versatility and no matter what the character calls for he always delivers. He is somewhat new to popularity but he has taken off in a big way. He has a gift for choosing good rolls and he is quite nice to look at.Christian Bale has been my dear friend from the very beginning of my movie watching carrier. From his days of dancing around the streets of New York in Newsies and gallivanting in the woods in Little Woman to his constant forays in Gotham City, Christian Bale has always found his way into my heart. His talent has grown with his age and that is truly impressive. He shows more dedication to the art of acting than most and so I admire him. And we have the same birthday which is always a plus.Paul Bettany had my attention from the first time I saw him act. The first movie I ever saw Paul Bettany in was A Knights Tale. The movie was charming but it was made truly great by the supporting character Geoffrey Chaucer who was played by the virtually unknown Bettany. From then on I started to pay attention to Bettany's carrier and he has yet to let me down. Paul Bettany even got me to like Kirsten Dunst when he played opposite her in Wimbledon. Before that movie I had always found Dunst intolerable but with his help I loved her.Hugh Laurie has been thrust into American cinematic fame because of his starring roll in the show House and while I do love his character in this show my love for Laurie really began many years earlier when I first saw him portraying the ever so lovable Bertie Wooster in P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster. Hugh Laurie is my old man crush. He is an excellent actor and in every interview I have ever seen with him he is charming and witty which I like. He is great.Last but certainly not least is Hume Lake's very own Darin McWatters! His stirring performance as the evil guy in the Ponderosa opener Stand forced me to take notice of Darin and his blossoming carrier. Darin has continued to wow with his portrayal of some other guy in that other opener. Darin is truly one of the great male celebrities of our time.

Ok so Darin isn't really one of my favorite celebrities but I felt that the world needed to see this picture so here it is.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Emily Came!

So on Monday Emily came to Fresno. Her husband had a meeting in Groveland on Tuesday so they were staying the night here in town instead of making the drive up there all in one day. While she was here she came and picked me up and we went and got some coffee and dessert at Applebees. It was such a lovely time. I miss my dear Emma Rose so very much. It was wonderful to get to talk face to face and catch up a little bit on life with someone who knows me better than anyone else. We decided that we need to do this more often so we are going to spend all of our money on having coffee dates together every other week ;). Also I have decided to move to Simi Valley immediatly so, it has been nice Fresno but peace out!!! Hahaha!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lovely Clouds

It poured down rain all night last night. I left my window open so that I could listen to it. I slept so well, I always do when I can hear the rain. I love it so much. I often think about moving to Portland or Seattle just for the rain.... Then today it was partly cloudy all day and as the sun was getting close to setting the clouds began to change. I loved watching the sky so much. It made this day even more perfect then it already was. Here is a glimps of it, although this picture doesn't really do it justice.


The weekend that I went to Hume for my birthday my mom decided that she didn't feel like driving me down the mountain on Sunday so she made me ditch class on Monday. I did not object to this plan but I also didn't have anything to do all day on Monday at home so I decide to find music. I went through all of my mothers CDs and picked out all of the ones I wanted and then spent the entire day watching movies and uploading CDs. It was pretty relaxing and now I have a bunch of fun oldies on my ipod!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Friday was my 21st birthday and it was fantastic! My birthday has always been a very large celebration in our family and among my friends. I have always had the biggest and best birthday celebrations and the festivities are always spread out over several days. I always feel so well loved during my birthday. This year as I was turning 21 my family wanted to do something really special so they asked me if I wanted to go to SLO to celebrate. SLO is one of my favorite places on earth and so I was all for it. The only time that this celebration would work for our whole family is over my spring break in March so the partying was to be postponed until then. My mom was going to pick me up in Fresno on Friday and bring me to Hume and we would have cake and that would be all for now. It was going to be quiet and small and I was choosing to be content with that. Then, Friday afternoon I recieve a phone call from my dear friend Katie Wood. Katie lives in San Diego. She asked me what my dorm # was and I thought that was quite a curious question. Then she informed me that there were some DVD's outside my door. I was very confused for about half a second and then I realized that she must be out there. I ran and opened the door and there she was, my darling friend who I had not seen for 7 or so months. It was a wonderful suprise. We drove up to Hume together and partied it up all weekend Hume style. I felt very loved and special (and I still get to go to SLO in March, I am so loved!)

p.s. my cake had bumble bees on it!

Friday, January 30, 2009

This is what 21 looks like.

Today I am 21. It is still early in the day and I will blog later about what happens by way of celebration but for now I thought I should let everyone out there know that this is what 21 looks like.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I am the student body treasurer and at this school that means that I have to plan all of the fund raising events. So today I did a pie in the face event. All of the students voted on who they wanted to get a pie in the face last week and then today the people with the most votes were bid on and the highest bidder got to pie them in the face. I enjoyed it and we made $100 which isn't bad at a school that only has 25 students. My favorite was that one of our professors was pied. Pretty fun. And no Gabe was not the only student there I just like the picture of Professor Molter getting pied in the face and this was the only picture that I was in.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh Michael...

I know that he is not a new phenomenon and he isn't even new to my music selection but I just love him so much. Not a day goes by without me listening to at least one of his songs. I enjoy his reprodutions of old classics as well as his original songs. Every one of his songs appeals to my emotions in one way or another and no matter what is going on in my life I can turn to him to have the song to fit my mood. I have also been to a couple of his concerts and while he is not necessarily the most morally sound person he is still an excellent entertainer. I really really love him! My roommate had never heard any of his music before I came to school last semester and now she has all of his music memorized just because I love him so much. His music can be played in any company without offending anyone and usually everybody enjoys it. This is not true of most of the music I, or anyone else for that matter, listen to. He just has such feel good music. I just love him.