"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 4

1. Ultimate Frisbee with friends

2. Beautiful day outside

3. Saturday mornings with Mom

4. Super Target

5. Girls dinner with small group friends

Friday, January 30, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 3

1.  Rodeo!!

2. My free lizard skin Justin boots

3. Friends cooking dinner

4. My worst student still being suspended -- it changes the whole dynamics of my classroom completely

5. Laughter (this might occur on several lists...I guess I can repeat things?)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 2

1. Running 3 miles outside on the trail

2. Carrie's night to cook -- and it was delicious

3. My worst student being suspended for today (that probably is not something I should actually be thankful for...but I'm just keeping it real)

4. Having a partner teacher and team that I enjoy working with

5. Getting to play with my friend Danny's dog...(or more watch her saunter and sleep)...this is one dog I truly do enjoy

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 1

My friend, Lauren, is doing a series called Days of Grace -- Grace in Small Things. You can find out more about it here. I love this idea! You get to find positive things in everyday life. So I am going to TRY and do this too for a year. I will post other things too so don't you worry :) You can join in on the fun also if you choose.

So here goes...

1. Snow Day

2. Being able to walk downtown

3. Lost

4. Having a roommate I enjoy hanging out all day with

5. Getting to play basketball with friends

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Abundant Sunshine

Well my brother is married!! I am so excited for him and Dani as they start their new life together. We had an amazing time in California for the wedding weekend. It was a great time with family and friends and the wedding was just beautiful. I felt blessed to be a part of it all.

Dani and the bridesmaids heading to dinner for her Bachelorette Party

Chelsea ~ love this girl

Mom and I in Laguna Beach for Bridesmaids and Moms Brunch

Sisters :) Its official now!

All the girls at Las Brisas in Laguna for brunch
Adam, Mom and I at the rehearsal -- photo courtesty of ChelseaRehearsal
Most of the wedding party at the rehearsal

Getting the bride ready
Dancing at the reception

First Dance - Forever and Ever, Amen

I have such a great big brother.

Dancing with Dad

All 5 grandkids and spouses with Honey

With the happy groom

Mr. & Mrs. Adam Nichols

With Miss Jilly -- just love her

Sneaking a one arm picture with the beautiful bride

Awesome flowers by Holli
Had to make several stops at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

San Clemente -- yes, the happy couple gets to live here!

Ellen, me, Mom, and Jill walking around the pier in San Clemente

Thursday, January 15, 2009

White Christmas

I know its way past Christmas and most of you have probably seen my Oregon pictures on facebook but I still wanted to get a few of them up here. We had a fabulous time! There was snow everywhere...absolutely beautiful. It was so great to be with Dani's family for the holidays too...made it very special. We very much appreciated their great hospitality.

These first 4 pictures are from our little trip to Crater Lake. There was amazing amounts of snow!

The Moms at the shower

The cute couple

Denver, Chelsea, Dani, Diane, and me on a little hike around their property

Family Picture

Beautiful view from the Linthicum's house on Christmas morning

The Linthicum's amazing house -- yup, they built it!