Wednesday, February 29, 2012

prayer request

I'm not even sure where to begin. I don't even really know what to say.

I guess see Heather's posts HERE and HERE first. Kathy's trial has been post-poned multiple times and it is finally here.

The trial starts today or tomorrow, they might be finalizing juror selection today and then starting tomorrow. I'm lucky to have a job that is so flexible. I'll be able to attend most of the trial with my parents. Her family isn't allowed in the courtroom because they're witnesses. We don't want her to feel alone.

No matter what you hear or what you believe, please join me in praying for TRUTH. That both the prosecution and the defense will seek the truth throughout this trial. Pray for the judge and the jurors; for our justice system. Pray for the media and the public. Pray for Kathy and her family.

I can't even begin to comprehend this. It's going to be an emotional journey. God is in this and He is bigger than this. I can't wait to see how He is going to be working through this process.

Thank you in advance for your prayers.


Hi everyone, I just found out that the trial has been post-poned once again [this is the fourth time].  I'm praying that this is a GOOD thing.  Pray for rest for Kathy while things get worked out.  Pray for truth. Pray this is resolved soon.

Thanks again.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Seen It, Heard It, Read It

Seen It
The OC: Season 1
This show will forever remind me of college.  One of the girls on our floor was able to get a copy of every episode before it would air on tv.  Everyone would take turns passing the dvd around and watching it.  One night I was on the guys floor and a group of them were in the common room watching an episode and invited me to watch it with them.  It was so addictive.  It was fun to watch it again with the sister.  

It’s Kind of A Funny Story
SO. GOOD.  That's all you need to know.  I'm just glad I saw it before I watched United States of Tara, because the main character of this movie is in that show and he's completely different.

This was one I watched for the heck of it.  I mostly just listened to it while I was working on a project.  It was alright, but I don't think I'd watch it again.

Paper Man
The sister had added this to our netflix queue and we ended up watching it one weekend that the parents were out of town.  I was surprised I hadn't heard of it before considering the cast, Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone.  It had a random story line, but I think I liked it.

Shutter Island
I watched this on instant Netflix one afternoon when I was sick.  I'm not sure what compelled me to watch it, but I'm glad I did.  It was a little creepy, but had a great story with a twist.  It was one of those movies that you need to watch again to pick up on everything that happened.

Super 8
I was like half to 3/4 really watching this while I was multi-tasking, but I really enjoyed it.  There was a good combination of action and humor.

United States of Tara: Seasons 1-3
I LOVE this show.  Seriously, it's awesome and so interesting.  It's not a family friendly show.  It follows Tara, her family and her "alters" as she tries to deal with her Dissociative Identity Disorder without medication.  The sister kept pulling out her Abnormal Psych book so we could read more about DID.  I was so sad to hear that it was only 3 seasons long, but honestly I loved how they ended the show.  It's probably one of the best endings to a tv series that I've ever seen.

Heard It
I've been listening to a lot of country music lately.  Here are a couple videos of some of my favorite songs right now.

Read It
I didn't read many books in January.  I randomly picked up The DaVinci Code to re-read.  I got sucked in and decided I should read Dan Brown's other books.  It was fun to read something different for a change.

The Lost Symbol by DanBrown

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I thought I'd share one of my digital pages that I worked on over the weekend [even if it's not journaled yet].  I still can't believe how easy digital scrapbooking is.  I made significant progress in completing my 2008 album.

I use Creative Memories software to create my albums.  Once I'm done creating an album or another kind of digital project, I just upload it and order it.  Heather and I finished the last half of our 2007 album at the end of last year.  It's pretty awesome because we're each working on different years.  When we're finished we can duplicate the albums, add or take away certain things, and then we can each order our own copies.

I feel like I can see a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to getting current on my albums.  I think it might actually be possible to get caught up by my birthday!  I'm looking forward to participating in my mom's monthly crops and National Scrapbook Day, which is coming up in April!  For me, it's not about scrapbooking, but getting my pictures in albums so that I'm able to enjoy them.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday

I wore this outfit a couple Saturdays ago.  I got this top when Heather and I went thrifting last month.  I love the color and think it will be especially fun to wear this spring.  My shoes were a Christmas present from my parents.  I was totally surprised.  They're my tallest shoes.  They make me a little taller than my dad, so I'm like 6'5" in them.  Now I just need to find a guy who is taller than me when I wear them, haha.

Top: Thrifted
Jeans: JBrand
Jacket: Forever21
Necklace: Premier Designs
Wedges: Pauline Shoemint

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Camp Perkins

A weekend away in the mountains was just what I needed!  Although, it's always hard to leave.  There's nothing like resting in the stillness of God's creation and being restored.  Next year I definitely want to stay an extra day.  We drove up on Friday and took the 3pm shuttle van in to the camp.  We settled into our rooms and I got to work on my scrapbooking.

On Saturday we had wonderful morning devotions, worked on our scrapbooks and went snowshoeing.  We went tubing later that night underneath the stars; it was amazing.  Sunday morning we had more devotions and slowly packed up our stuff.  We took one last walk out to the lake before lunch.  Then we caught the 2pm shuttle back to our cars and headed home.

It's hard to put into words what a great weekend it was.  Here are a few pictures to help tell the story.

Lunch at the Wrangler in Fairfield, ID

Our shuttle van


Gorgeous snow on the lake

Heather, Aunt Bonnie, Mom, Me

Working on California pictures

Our group

One last trip to the lake

The retreat center

Monday, February 20, 2012

my life in retrocam

Here are a few pictures from my cell phone from the last month or two.  I've been having a little too much fun with my retrocam app.  I took a LOT of pictures with my phone over the weekend.  I found a black and white option and went a little nuts.  I'm hoping to be able to share a little bit about my weekend soon and I'll definitely include some pictures.  What have you been doing during this long weekend?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gone for the weekend

Well I'm off to Camp Perkins for another Winter Getaway!  I will be digital scrapbooking, snowshoeing, luging and relaxing.  This will be my third year attending the Women's Crafting Retreat.  I hope it's something I'll be able to continue to do in the future.  There is nothing like getting away and experiencing the majesty of God's creation up in the snow-covered mountains.  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  I'll be home from the mountains on Sunday and I should be back to blogging on Monday.