Friday, October 1, 2010

NEW BLOG !!!!!

Hello Friends: For those of you who have not given up and still check this blog... plase note that we have a new blog!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mountain Biking Trip

My friend Kelly and I made a REALLY quick trip to Durango this weekend to get some mountain biking in. My time here in coming to a close and was grateful to have soaked up 2 fantastic rides! Amidst all that is going on it was a great little get away for sunshine and trails, although it was quick. Even living in killer mt. biking land.. I am amazed at the wonderful single track mt. biking.. and so much of it.

A little update...

It seems that the blog is now currently based on updates alone ;) Perhaps that will change someday. For those of you who have not given up checking here are a few things that I have been up to the past few months:

* I spent 3 weeks in San Antonio In April/May. It was a great time with our future family & friends. Jonathan and I did some of our premarital counseling, We were able to see Mandy & Eli and go to Sea World, ate killer Mexican Food... what else.. oh Yeah Looked for places to live. Our time was wonderful and really full, that is the name of the game right now ;)

* Jonathan and I were in California for a week with my family. We made a trip up to Yosemite to wrap up wedding details, taste food & cake and get excited about our wedding! We also snuck a quick morning trip to Yosemite Valley to see all the stunning waterfalls.

* My trip to Cali involved finding another wedding dress, that is right my wedding dress that was made turned out HORRIBLE! and finding Jonathan a suit, his pants came in a 40 waist. ha!

* Jonathan left for the Middle East and will be back July 7th.

* Wrapping up work here in Beaver Creek- Soaking it up.. I love my job here and will miss all the wonderful friends, co-workers and perks!

* Enjoying the beginning of the beautiful Colorado Summers!

* Staying with my sweet friends Carol & Doug before I leave for Cali in the beginning of July.

* Excited to call San Antonio home....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Moving Weekend

Moving out of Colorado

This was the biggest gift ever! Johnny and Jonathan came up here to Vail to move me to San Antonio. All my stuff was packed up and ready. The guys rented a Penske truck in Denver and drove up in a major snow storm. Over the weekend Jonathan and Johnny were able to pack up the van. Such a gift after moving SO many times thru my twenties- and at 29 to have two amazing men show up and do it all for me! Ah what a gift! Many people have thought " are you crazy ? moving to San Antonio- You have a incredible Job, Why in the world would you move to TEXAS?? Ah... I can't tell you how excited I am to move. Yes, I will miss it here terribly. We are so EXCITED to be walking in the will and call of God, loving young people and the community around us. We will be working with Chi Alpha San Antonio. I am so grateful for my sweet time here in Vail, Colorado and will always be a HUGE part of Jonathan and I. I will be here through the end of June, with a trip to San Antonio and California during that time. SO, planning a wedding, finishing up work, and enjoying the process! Thank you Lord!


Life has been so full and wonderful! In March I went home to be with my family. It was a great time at home with my family.

Jonathan was also up for a visit in early March, we were able to spend some incredible time with our friends here in Vail, sharing our hearts about Campus Ministry in San Antonio. That's Right- Jonathan and I are thrilled to be working with young people and sharing the passion and love of God with college students from around the world. We are so excited to leap into the life God has called us to and there is nothing else I would rather be doing that serving and loving Jesus with my best friend and future husband!

My time at home was really sweet. I went shopping for my wedding dress at Down the Aisle in Arroyo Grande. There was something so sweet about going to my hometown to try on wedding gowns. I was with my mom, sister, niece and sister in-law. It was a really sweet day, I really did feel like a little girl trying on so many stunning dresses. My mom took us to lunch at Gina's in the village to top my sweet hometown day. My mom made it a extra special time for me while I was home! I have the best Mama on the planet, she still take such WONDERFUL care of her kids! She is one of those women who is just as fiesty as she is tender and sweet.

My longest childhood friend, Megan and Mama Mary gave me a really sweet shower with my mom's friends and all the girls I grew up with. What a special day, so much love and generosity!

I was able to go to Calvary SLO on Sunday and it was so SWEET. Such a beautiful church, thank you Lord for Calvary SLO! I missed all those precious faces that I lOVE so much and just want to grab all the people I love so much and plant us all in one place... Ah my eyes well up with tears thinking of all those I love here and at home!

So March was a full month!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Romans 2

God's Righteous Judgment
1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?

5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6God "will give to each person according to what he has done."[a] 7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.

12All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) 16This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

The Jews and the Law

17Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God; 18if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."[b]
25Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the[c] written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

28A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mountains, Moving & Marriage......

Sorry for the major delay in posting. Hoping to start posting more. Lots going on! Things are going well. Still working at a job that I love and I feel so grateful for my time spent here in Vail. I have a wonderful community of friends, a Church that I love and a job that I really love being at. It is always bitter-sweet when the end of a season begins to come, but most of it all Sweet. I will look back on my time spend here and remember all that God did, how much fun I had, wonderful friendships and sweet memories wrapping up single life. Life in the mountains has been wonderful and I will miss all that there is to be missed when you have the outdoor access to the Gore Range! AND... I can't tell you how excited I am to MOVE and to be MARRIED!

So... I will be moving to San Antonio, TX (Texas Hill Country). Jonathan and I will be in working with Chi Alpha, a inter-denominational on-campus Christian Fellowship Organization at University of Texas, San Antonio. Jonathan has currently been working there the past two years working to pioneer a new ministry with a team. I will be there to join them in the 3rd year (Fall 2010) and I can't wait to give my life to young college students who are trying to find their way in this world.

Jonathan and Johnny (UTSA Campus Pastor & Friend) will be moving all my stuff from Vail to San Antonio at the end of March. I will then move to San Antonio after Ski Season in April and be back and forth wrapping up my job until mid-June. I will be back in Cali mid- June to spend time with family and friends before I am married July 25.

Marriage! We are trilled and almost 5 months away. We know that our engagement has been a little longer that some, and we are grateful for the time as we have had a lot going on with moves, jobs, beginning new ministry and life. Jonathan will be here Friday for 12 days. We are looking forward to our time together and our time with friends during his stay. We are grateful for your prayers as we make decisions, move, plan a wedding, and learn move about how to love each other well.

I will be in California with my mom and my sister Feb 25-March 2 to do some wedding planning and dress shopping, I know it will be a full, wonderful time with family and friends. Love each of you, thank you for your continual prayers. Much Love!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hello! I am back from TX! Had a great time with my family for Christmas. It was wonderful being with Ava and Shane for Christmas. I was gone for 13 days... so it feels good to be back in Colorado in the swing of things. Lots going on here. Working, Planning on some major life change, 199 day until i get married! Whoot! Thankful to the Lord for 2009 and all that comes in 2010.