Thursday, July 28, 2011

I LOVE my old housemates so so much. Last week we all got together because Jen was in town from Arizona...definitely a reason to celebrate! Sarah offered to make a delicious dinner at her place, which started with appetizers and cocktails out on the summer nights :)

It's hard to think about leaving all these amazing friends here in Seattle, but life calls and I know that I will find a great community in my new program and life down in San Diego. But in the meantime, I'll enjoy as much time with these girls as I can get!

San Diego!

Yesterday, I conquered a personal comments essay for entry into PLNU's Master of Arts in Teaching program. Yes, this is a far cry from medical school, but let's be honest...I am a teacher. I can't seem to get away from it. So I've chosen to pursue it until God directs me otherwise. 15 minutes after I sent the email containing the essay, one of my soon to be professors, responded with excitement to say I was accepted and would start this AUGUST! In a few short weeks I will be moving to sunny San Diego where I will live near the beach, learn to surf and of course learn to become a better teacher. :)

I was able to find 2 great roommates who rent a house near Ocean Beach...a total God send! One studied Biology at PLNU and works at Sea World...who wouldn't love that job! The other just finished her masters at Bethel Seminary in counseling and loves to surf in her free time. sounds perfect!

So I'm cherishing time with friends and family (especially little Owen) and simplifying my life's possessions in order to streamline the moving process. I've been dreaming of a sun-filled beach life for some time now and really can't believe it's actually happening. This past year in Bremerton has been crazy...the ups and downs of applying to medical school, a busy teaching job at my old high school, far from my friends...but I've been close to family, saved money for the move and feel rested for this next life adventure!

God is good...he has been preparing a way for me and I continue to follow him in expectation of his great plans!

If a dog can can I!!!

trips to Sea World in my near future!

and the San Diego zoo of course!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


I'm trying something a bit different over at Tumblr

We'll see if it sticks!

Jul 6, 2011

road trip

It's about time to hit the road again. This time my mom and I are driving out to visit my Grandma in South Dakota. I'm looking forward to some adventurous time in the car and sitting in the 1900 farm house with three generations together again! My grandma turned 90 this past June and I can't wait to celebrate her, even if it is a month late.

I'm getting more and more excited about my plans to move to San Diego next month, but trying to be intentional in the present, enjoying time I have so close to family. I don't imagine most 28 year olds are taking off on road trips with their moms these days, but I'm lucky to have the time and relationship with my mom to enjoy such an adventure!

I hope to post some pics/stories about our time along the way! Prayers for safety and fun adventures ahead!


I can't believe we're already a month into summer! The sun burst out this weekend while we were in Packwood celebrating the 4th of July! I LOVE the Fourth...mostly because it means the arrival of summer, but also because of the fruity seasonal desserts and of course the FIREWORKS! And who doesn't like to celebrate independence, right!?

Sunday night some neighbors down the creek put on a fabulous show that mom and I enjoyed by our campfire. Monday night the neighborhood went to town as we enjoyed a homemade apple tart with vanilla ice really can't get more American than that.


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