Monday, June 30, 2008

Moving & Hiking Weekend

I moved this weekend! It was a major job- thankfully I have some incredible friends who devoted the entire weekend to me! I feel incredibly greatful for friends like this! Ann and I suck off on Saturday to get some exercise admist not being able to get in the new house until Sunday.. So here are some Hikes. Ann, Angie and I are planning on doing the Imogene Pass Run on Labor Day. It starts in Silverton, Co and ends up in the Town of Telluride.. So training has begun! Here are a few shots of Ann and I over the weekend!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Thank you Jamie

Jamie posted this for some of us girls. I am scrambling out of the office and had to readt his after a full crazy day of work in the midst of having to move... I feel to independant somWednesday, June 25, 2008

this one's for Jesus

thank you Lord Jesus that you mend me. ever since i was a little girl you have always

taken care of me and brought me comfort when I needed you. thank you for rescuing

me and saving me. thank you for leading me and gently clearing my way all my

life. Lord their is no one like you in all this world. i hope i always treasure you as you

have treasured me.

here I am Lord
i am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.
so to all of my beautiful single girlfriends, leah, melissa, kristie, kit, and schlenker - remeber he will
allure you and he has not forgotten his promises to you.

Posted by Jamie at 12:24 AM 1 comments

Sunday, June 15, 2008
etimes and this just broke me....

Friday, June 20, 2008


I swear, I have seen more botox in this valley...... I saw a lady today who did not look far from this..... seriously!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I am a proud Cousin of Nic.... Read on........

Growing up we had a a super close family. There were 6 boys and Mandy and I. We spend a lot of time in at our family home in Yosemite where we all grew a love for the mountains and the outdoors. We loved exploring, backpacking, sliding the rocks and riding the rapids. As I look back as an adult- I realize how formative those years really were. How my family learned to love each other by playing together and taking care of one another. All the cousins are just within a few years age of each other so growing up in the Yosemite Summers were great. All of us have grown up with unique passions and talents. All of us in different part of the world- Justin- serving our county in Iraq, Mandy and Eli- Bringing Hope and the Love to Jesus to university students- Christopher- a entrepreneur and successful business person, Evan- A grad student in SF studying Econ. Ryan- In LA shooting movies, Darren- Loving his family and being a great Dad! Ann Marie- A sweetheart working her way thru high school. Dallas- A compassionate heart and stud of a soccer player. However one thing is true- we all love the outdoors and we all love people. I could go off and write pages about each of my dear cousins- However I want to highlight one cousin that just deserves to be bragged about and loved on. Nicholas ( Nic ) was always the one who would push the limit by scaling up mountains covered in shail, walking to the end of major cliffs and hanging his butt off off a sheer edge of a chair lift- these are just a few. Nic graduated from Stanford about four years ago and is now attending USD Medical School. Nic will graduate next June and was just awarded a scholarship ( see below ). I am very proud of him- of his determination to press on in school, but more that he has a heart to make a difference in the world.

Here is what was send out by the Director of Medical Alumni Relations
Division of Medical Education

Read On........

Nicholas Kanaan is the Carrlene Harper Memorial Scholarship recipient for 2008. This award recognizes a medical student who exhibits an outstanding commitment to community service. Nic has organized and managed several programs that have helped build and improve the UCSD medical school community, such as the Peer Mentor Group, which aims to improve the mental well-being of medical students. He also has been very involved in academic reform at UCSD School of Medicine, which according to Nic is a “huge concern” for his classmates. In addition to advocating for the medical school community, Nic’s community service extends to outreach toward the San Diego community as he organized the Border Health Project, which provides medical assistance and donations to migrant workers living in San Diego’s canyons and shanty- towns. “There are still many things I hope to accomplish while at UCSD,” says Nic. “The MS3 orientation to the wards is one project that will hopefully come to fruition, which is a project to help with the difficult transition to the wards, offering training, tips and advice essential for incoming student doctors to excel.” His commitment to community service and his compassion towards others will certainly lead him to achieve such future endeavors.