Wednesday, December 9, 2009

101 in 1001

1. Run a half-marathon.
2. Do a sprint triathlon.
3. Be able to run a 7:30 mile.
4. Get in shape.
5. Exercise for 21 days straight.
6. Take a pilates class.
7. Run in the rain.
8. Learn to knit.
9. Learn to snowboard.
10. Learn to play an instrument.
11. Learn to make Pad-Thai.
12. Take a trip with Mom.
13. Take a trip with Dad.
14. Return to SMR.
15. Go to Chicago to visit grandparents, Chelsea, Caleb and [Ryan?]
16. Put my feet in the Atlantic Ocean.
17. Put my feet in the Pacific Ocean.
18. Put my feet in the Gulf of Mexico.
19. Go to the Jemez hot springs.
20. Go to Slide Rock in Arizona.
21. Visit Mma and Papa in Florida.
22. Go on another mission’s trip.
23. Go to the orphanage in Juarez for at least a weekend.
24. Go on a spontaneous, unplanned road trip an hour after deciding to leave.
25. Sleep outside/camp alone for one night.
26. Hike the Grand Canyon.
27. Hike a 14-er in Colorado.
28. Go backpacking [not Grand Canyon].
29. Buy a pair of overalls.
30. Purchase a [large] computer monitor to use as a home theater system.
31. Buy a new pair of running shoes.
32. Find and purchase a pair of flats that have arch support and are comfortable.
33. Memorize the TMS.
34. Read through the Bible.
35. Don’t speak for an entire day but use the silence for prayer.
36. Institute <3 HDAWGs in a semester.
37. Switch churches.
38. Get involved with people my age at this new church.
39. Find and disciple a young lady.
40. Share the Gospel with an unbelieving friend.
41. Share the Gospel with a stranger.
42. Pray about who/what to faithfully support monthly.
43. Develop habit of praying first thing every morning.
44. Take math 181.
45. Take an infant development class/learn extensively about the subject on my own.
46. Read 1 book per month every month for a year.
47. Become relatively fluent in Spanish.
48. Research the Home Foundation []
49. Don’t go clothes shopping for 3 months straight.
50. Keep track of my spending in a journal for one month.
51. Give up texting for a week.
52. Give up Internet for a week.
53. Give up facebook for a month.
54. Blog daily for a month.
55. Save $2400 in the next 1001 days.
56. Write daily for a month in my husband journal.
57. Make cookies weekly for a semester.
58. Don’t eat sugar for an entire year.
59. Do something nice for a friend anonymously.
60. Send care packages to 3 far-away friends.
61. Write encouragement letters for twenty close friends [anonymously?].
62. Do something nice for a stranger anonymously.
63. Write thank you letters for my professors one semester.
64. Wait for the mail man one day and thank him.
65. Pay for someone behind me in the drive-thru.
66. Do Operation Christmas Child one Christmas.
67. Cook at the Ronald McDonald House again.
68. Math tutor either volunteer or for pay.
69. Make a quilt.
70. Make a successful wheat bread loaf.
71. Finish my life scrapbook.
72. Make a scrapbook of 101 in 1001.
73. Scrapbook my first year of college.
74. Make [sew] a piece of clothing for myself.
75. Make a painting.
76. Make/buy reusable grocery bags and USE THEM!
77. Write 5 short stories on events/memories in my life.
78. Write 5 poems applicable to life at the time.
79. Begin compiling an anthology of my short stories and poems.
80. Begin sending Christmas cards.
81. Host a tea party.
82. Host a dance party.
83. Host a cookie swap.
84. Plan a successful surprise party.
85. Organize my photos on my laptop.
86. Transfer organized and sorted pictures to zip drive.
87. Print organized and sorted photos.
88. Organize printed photos into photo boxes according to year.
89. Print canvases/prints for decoration within my home.
90. Clean out clothes that are too big, too small or clothes that I simply don’t wear any longer.
91. Do one major assignment one week ahead of time.
92. Dance in the rain with someone I love.
93. Take a picnic with someone/people I love.
94. Visit Mississippi and get reacquainted with a friend after carefully praying about whom this should be.
95. Go to a concert.
96. Go skinny dipping.
97. Curl my hair randomly for school.
98. Wake up at 6 am every day for a month.
99. Wake up without pressing the snooze alarm for one week.
100. Drink body weight in oz. of H2O for a month.
101. Develop healthy teeth brushing habits…[night: brush, floss, mouthwash, gel-kam; morning: brush, mouthwash]

This is a list of goals that I will begin to complete starting January 1, 2010 and the 1001 days will be up on September 27, 2012. As I complete each item I'll blog about it and provide pictures if possible. I think this will be a fun adventure over the next 2.75 years.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mulling Over in My Mind

So I shouldn't be writing right now. I should be doing something productive; primarily this productiveness should be portrayed in writing my paper, if not in that what about cleaning the kitchen so that Mom has a clean kitchen to come home to? Or what about the rest of all my homework?

This past weekend I went with the Navigators to Journey '09. Such a renewed sense of purpose! God really impressed upon my heart that I haven't been seeking Him, that I've been seeking other things and people far above Him. I feel like priorities are back in order although it takes so much work. It takes perseverance and I need to go for it. Seeking my Lord is worth it! I'm excited for the adventure! Alright, I'm convicted, I'm gonna get started on my paper.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Change Me

Lord make me gentle and not sassy. Cause me to love my brothers and sisters by being one who is quiet and measured, self-controlled and loving, and secretly kind. Make me to love the way Your Son loved on this earth. Make me a Proverbs 31 woman that I might serve my husband as he will serve me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

God Will Provide.

I feel like my mind goes through boys rather quickly...I tend to have a few that I "like" at one time. That's something that I would love for the Lord to work on me with so that my mind might be even saved for my dear husband. Oh do I long for the day when his love for me will be declared. Why do I like certain guys and not others? This is something that I have examined for a while and I think I shall spend some time writing about it.

What do I find attractive within a man?

  • I think number 1 would be a deep and abiding love for our Lord Jesus Christ. Something that I find so much joy in watching is a man live out his life before the Lord, walking blameless before our God. I think something that accompanies this is a pursuing of holiness. He must desire that the Lord change him and continually be working within him. I also love seeing someone who can rightly divide the Word, understanding it well and being able to explain things to me and discuss things with me.
  • Number 2 would have to be his interest in me. Granted this is because I'm selfish but I love it when a man asks me questions and remembers what we discussed and can reference it later because he was truly listening. I don't have to be the leader in the conversation but he makes a point to ask "how was your day?" before I can get there. I love when someone is interested in what I have to say. Also, what goes along with this is that he makes a conscious effort not to interrupt when I'm speaking because he truly cares what I have to say.
  • I also desire that he be a strong leader. He isn't afraid of confrontation nor dislikes conflict but appreciates it for the opportunity it provides to speak truth. He is a servant though too. Even though he is leading, his one desire is to find ways to wash feet. Oh, how attractive! Going along with the leader thing, I really want to marry a first child. They're leadership abilities are built in and because I was a first child, that's just really important to me.
  • I desire that my husband is selfless in many ways in that he isn't too busy with work to spend time with people. That his time is worth more invested in people than in money. And his time is spread out. He doesn't spend every waking moment with one person but disperses his time knowing as a brother he can encourage his siblings in Christ.
  • I desire that he is a MAN! In that he appreciates manly things: (any combination of the following is acceptable) camping/hiking/backpacking, exercising, cars, guns, hunting, sports, cooking under certain conditions, grilling, lawn care, taking out trash, fixing things. Ah, I love men so much for this reason. I love it that they are so different from women in this that they love to fix things and figure things out---WONDERFUL!
  • I desire that he desire children and that he loves playing with them but in a guy sort of way not in nurturing motherly woman sort of way. Oh, I can't wait to see my husband with our children! Beautiful!
  • He is a spiritual leader in that he wants to pray and discuss Scripture with me and continually bring it up. He desires to guide me in that which is holy but with love not out of control.

God will be so good to provide. I love my husband already, may my mind and actions reveal such things.

Oh yeah, can my husband major in pre-med, pre-dental or engineering, please?

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I have contacts in my eyes right now. Yes, I can't get them out. But I think I like myself with contacts. I haven't decided yet. Hmmm....maybe I'll actually practice and get good at them and wear them because I think I'll like them as soon as I get used to my poor little face without glasses.

I was laying on the floor in fetal position crying because I could not remove these dumb contacts tonight. I'm pretty sure I'm not ready to be married. Hmmm....five years old is a better description than woman.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

13 for 18

Yes 13 for 18. That means I ran thirteen laps (1/2 miles) around Johnson Field in 18 songs. I have been running two songs, walking one. Today was a GREAT run! Loved it! I'm getting back in shape. I was able to keep a continous pace, and a good one at that throughout the entire run with my walking breaks after every two songs. It felt so good to go running and it was the perfect temperature. Just cool enough that I wasn't hot when I truly started running but not cold enough that you get that sharp feeling in the back of the throat. Ah, to run is one of the biggest blessings the Lord has given me. My goal is to run five times a week--which if I run tomorrow, I will make my goal for this week. My week is Monday through Sunday so...yeah. Good stuff. I love to work out. Sometimes it's hard to be motivated. Anyway, 13 for 18.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Lots to do.
Paul Washer rocks.
Fervor for the Word is renewed.
Need to do math.
Preparing heart.
Don't want to clean for Bible study.
Desiring the Lord.
Running in LL today.
Where to find Lord-seeking husband?
Lack of Bible time.
Read Bible.
Write support letters.
Stomach ache because of two popsicles.
Supposed to go to Hope.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Ah, RELIEF! The Reformation project is done. I am so very happy. That makes life so much easier. We finished class at three thirty today, I dropped off my thank you letter for my scholarship and came home and slept for about five and a half hours. I need to sleep more often. I have a lot to do before Wednesday but after that I should be flying free and clear. Updates shall follow.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesdays

Oh yeah I plan on doing wordless Wednesdays from now on. Two reasons: 1) it looks like fun and 2) it will sharpen my photography skills.

Monday, February 16, 2009

What's on my mind?

This is my ninety-first post.

I confirmed yesterday that I will be away for the summer. 10 weeks of intensive Biblical training.

Nutrition test tomorrow.

150 pounds as of today.

Had flounder and cabbage for snack, blueberry wheat bread with almond butter for lunch, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries for snack, lentils with chicken and broccoli and a clementine for breakfast.

I love my sister.

Yes, I am random.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Annoyed with Myself

I annoy myself by how much I get annoyed with others! I am so sinful and mean and selfish and prideful and you can add any other words that go along the same concept to that list.

Lord mold me, shape me, use me. Take out this heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh. Only by Your work can this be done and not of me. Thank you for Allison and her holding me accountable. Thank you for this summer. Thank you that I'm going away. If You don't will that I go, make it known now, Lord. Thank you for Your good and perfect will.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I want to eat food with some fat or protein in it. My hands are really cold. Freezing. But they are skinny again. I think I love that feeling more than just being skinny myself. I love elegant slender hands and I want them. My hands are relatively close right now. My ring doesn't fit. Woo-hoo. Its my purity ring so eventually I'll trade it out for my wedding ring. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Love the movie!

I want to get married but it's not time and there's no there...the Lord has other plans for right now...

Lord, I ask you to fireproof my marriage even now. I pray that You put Your protection around my husband. Give him the strength and diligence to get through any struggles right now. May he seek You with all that is within him.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Retreat and Cupcakes

These are long overdue picture from the rainbow cupcakes I made the other day and the Sisters of Faith Retreat.

Green Poop?!?

Yes, because of all the vegetables I have been eating and all those shakes I've been drinking, my bowel movements have definitely been a forest green color.

WEIRD! Sorry just had to post that because I thought it was pretty interesting.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My To-Do List

Before school starts, I have a good amount of things to get done. Today I was able to get the five loads of laundry done: one is still in the dryer. I had a rainbow of laudry...

I got that done today. The list only continues for tomorrow....

--Read Bible
--Clean out desk
--Clean out folders, organize and label for this semester
--Finish inputting MATH 180 homework into planner
--Go to bank, deposit money
--Pluck eyebrows, wax mustache
--Shave toes, legs
--Face masque
--Clean out drawers
--Make pile of stuff to be moved to be moved to Chelsea's
--Do math homework

Ah, will it ever end. Eventually, it will but for now I can take comfort in Proverbs and in the fact that the Proverbs 31 wife is always working. There is a time for work and a time for rest. Soli deo Gloria!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bucket of Cardboard Stars

I need to write this down before I forget it. It is something that I think I need to dwell on a bit more because even if it wasn't the Lord's speaking to my heart, it had a message that I really need to ponder.

On Wednesday night, I had a dream.

It was cold outside. It was snowing. I'm not sure where we were but something terrible was happening and thus most of the town was gathered together at a local grocery store. I wasn't real involved in the debating but something was wrong and thus the appropriate response action was being discussed. I remember feeling quite childish and at the grocery store, I unpacked my little tin bucket. It was filled with cardboard stars about three inches wide maybe four. They were all different shapes and colors. I repacked them gently. I took great care in putting one on top of the other within in my colorful bucket. Then I put the top on and the scene switched.

We moved to a house. Things started disappearing. Furniture, appliances, built-in units. The spackling on the walls disappeared and then the dry wall. Then insulation. Pieces of the roof disintegrated and it was cold. We tried to move to a safer place within the home of sorts but such a place could not be found. We were climbing up some stairs that were simply wood. I was left behind with a few others because I was unable to climb the stairs.

I panicked a lot because somehow I knew that everything would disappear eventually except my little tin of stars. I wasn't worried about that leaving. It was all that was left.