Thursday, May 17, 2007


Well, I'm giving you one anyways.

The first week I was back I was able to go to a senior award banquet for my brother. He received a scholarship to the college he is attending next year -- University of New Hampshire. In only a few weeks, my brother will be a high school graduate... we are all feeling a little old at my house these days.
(Pictured: my brother and mom)

As well as getting ready for my brother's graduation in a few weeks, this is how I've been spending my days. Thank goodness I went to George Fox for 4 years to do this. =)

Everyone... meet LUCY! The 6 week old baby who I have the privileged to watch for a few hours a day.

I have also been drinking tea and lounging around and the other day I received a gift certificate to Adagio Teas and in only a few days, this is what I got in the mail -- YAY FOR AWESOME TEA AND TEA ACCESSORIES! This tea steeper is both beautiful and functional and I love it!

And last, but not least, I thought I would share a little into the beginnings of my packing for India. Some people might say I might be jumping the gun a little bit, while others might say I'm a little excessive, but you know what, THIS IS ME!
With less than a month until we leave, I'm getting ready!! Any advice is welcome, just pass it my way.

I hope you are all doing well and know that I miss you...a lot!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

In exactly one month from today, myself and 16 other people affiliated with George Fox will be on our way to INDIA.

India? Really? Seriously? Yup, that's what they tell me.

While I'm incredibly excited and wish I could go tomorrow, I'm all the while already "crapping my pants" from nervousness. Will I be safe? Will I know what to do? Will I know what to say? Will my life be changed?

All of those questions are currently up in the air, but hopefully come July 2nd, I'll understand why I was chosen for this mission trip.

Oh and don't get me wrong, I'm more than blessed and thankful to be flying into 115 degree weather and poverty beyond belief, I'm just scared.

God, please take my burdens about India away so I can focus on the real reason I'm going there.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


I hate unpacking. I hate going from an apartment with space to a single bedroom that is filled with boxes that aren't even mine. GRRR!

I can't wait for the day that I have my own house. I WANT SPACE!

Ok, I am done ranting. Thanks for listening.

Monday, May 7, 2007

i miss her... roommate, come back to me!

ok, i'm done.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

PICTURES FROM THE (previous mentioned) WEEKEND:

Just a couple of happy bridesmaids =)

The bride-to-be and 3 of her bridesmaids!
(sidenote: this bride celebrated her 22nd birthday this same weekend, while also graduating with the rest of us in the picture... we told her she was crazy a few times, ha)

Teary-eyed graduates, although you might not be able to tell behind these smiles...

THE BRIDE & GROOM -- Mr. & Mrs. Dabis!

3 of the silliest bridesmaids EVER!
I think we may have got more "they must be very young" looks than the babies at the wedding... too bad we were just having a good time!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Well, I'm done. Done with classes. Done with my undergraduate education. Done with George Fox. Done living in a town with my closest friends. It's hard to comprehend that, but it's true.

After a weekend full of a wedding rehearsal, a bachelorette party, a graduation & a party, and a wedding, I was one tired, but loved girl. I spent the weekend with those I love most -- I was loved in many ways.

With a weekend so busy, I was lucky to have some extra days to say goodbye and move out of Newberg for good. On the sad side of things, my life was already beginning to feel the repercussions of leaving George Fox -- I had to get a new e-mail address and forward my mail home for the last time. I also had to say goodbye to those who will be returning next fall for another school year. I cried, a lot, but that's no surprise to those who know me. The tears were definitely flowing for the last month.

Will they remember me? Will they want to e-mail/call/say hi to me in the future?

I wish I could say I can count on all of my friends to stay in touch, but I haven't always been shown that. Maybe it will be different this time... I would love to be wrong.

To my friends: Hopefully we'll run into each other in the near future and the smiles and laughs will be endless. Hopefully we'll go back to the George Fox days and reminisce about good times. Hopefully you'll remember me... I know I'll remember you.

Friday, May 4, 2007

For all of you who care out there...

A blog is sure to be coming. Just give me some time to process things, ok?

Thank you.