Thursday, March 25, 2010

i think i'm back...


lots of change happening in our lives.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

busy much?

I guess you can say that we have been extremely busy these last few weeks. Fall has definitely crept up faster than I was expecting and now it's already october! Seriously, where does the time go!! Well, John and I have been trying to do our best and not go crazy with all the stuff going on! John has done remarkably well. Me, on the other hand, was so grateful for john for making things sane! Here's what's been going on...

1. we moved officially!! at probably the worst time because of work and stuff, but we did it! We down-sized to a 1 bedroom and now this is our backyard :) well, we can walk here in like 2 minutes, it's just across the parking lot! John took this amazing picture!

2. September-October is always the biggest month for me at work, Small Groups launch! hooray! they went amazing this year, we totally tried something new and I'm so grateful we did! Normally, we do a big hoopla at the church to launch, but this year we did the hoopla in the individual small groups homes with parents. And I have to tell you the time that our leaders got to spend with the parents was pretty priceless!

3. Michelle got married!! Michelle and I have been friends since junior high. It was a beautiful wedding!!! we had a little high school reunion too, which was fun!

4. My boss went on vacation. Which normally would be fine, but again it was our busiest time of the year (for me at least). Thank goodness we have an amazing staff that pulled together and pulled it all off! I know I'm glad he is coming back because there are only so many things you can make decisions on and say, "I hope that's what he would do :/" I guess I'll find out this week!

5. My oldest sister moved to Thailand. Crazy! She went over just a couple weeks ago to teach english. Plans to be there for about a year. Weird to have a sibling on the other side of the world. Reminds me of when my brother moved to australia.

6. And my other sister and her husband and their cute new baby noah, came to visit and I got to take family photos! I'm no awesome photographer, but they turned out pretty good! I'll post them later :)

7. School!! took my midterm last night! It was the final busy thing on the agenda for this month. And...

I got a 97%!!! I was so excited!!

So now, I guess we move into a "slower" period, not really, it's more like, "not AS crazy period" :) Next big adventure is visiting Oklahoma in November for Chris & Gina's wedding! Excited to see everyone and have a little time off!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

quick story...

here is the quick version of what has been happening in the last 3 weeks...
1. houseboats, didn't meet my expectations...learned a TON, but took care of sick students the whole time. I felt so bad for them being sick in over 100 degree weather!

2. John and I are moving!!! we get the keys to our new place on the 15th! literally we are 100 yards from the ocean!

3. I started back in school for my nursing degree and made a wonderful friend name Kelli! She is pretty much me, just a year younger and blond! It's awesome!

4. this is my sweet friend, Amanda and her husband Adam. 3 weeks ago we found out Adam has a rare form of Luekemia and begins his treatment (that is very aggressive) tomorrow. PLease keep them in your prayers, for healing, rest, strength, patience, and courage.

here is where you can read more about his story

Sunday, August 16, 2009

off to Houseboats!!!

if you need me...
I'll be at the lake..

taking pictures like this...

and hanging out with people like this!

best trip of the year is about to excited!!! Praying I can sleep on the bus :/

see ya later!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

happy anniversary!

2 years ago today I started at Mariners Church! I have loved it, learned a ton in the past 2 years, have fallen more in love with Jesus, works with an amazing JH team, and made some great friendships!

Excited for the future of Junior high ministry, grateful God's hand is on us!

Friday, August 14, 2009

holy cow weight difference....


grateful for the accident!

thinking, praying, learning...

a lot right now...

being patient, trying to understand God's will for our lives, realizing the amazing blessing God has given us...

things are good. great. wonderful. Even in times of uncertainty, I'm grateful for my amazing husband.

Yah, lots going on. Lots of great things going on.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

6 months down, 6 more to go!!!

this was me about 6 months ago...

I can't believe it's been that long! I am so excited to get my braces off in february, I guess it's not all bad, I lost a total of 20lbs and am loving life in a smaller size :)

meet my nephew....

Noah Denzler Hazen

Born June 22, 2009
@6:00 in the morning

weighing in @ 4 pounds 10 ounces!

proud Auntie!

and uncle John!

Can't wait to teach him all sorts of things :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

haven't blogged... forever

might start again :)

not sure who reads this?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

back together again...

that's right! Megan and Matt came into town so we had a full weekend together!
we had a lot of fun with all 5 of us, spouses and boyfriends!
Brent & Tara got a new little puppy! So we welcomed Rigley to the clan!
Soaked in as much megan time as we could!
And just had a ton of fun...

I have a lot more pics, but they are on my other computer...I'll post later if I remember!

Friday, May 29, 2009

you may think i'm crazy....

but i'm dang excited...
to have 12 students over to my house to sleepover!!!

I'll let you know how it goes!