Austin Adventures and a Giveaway

From the time I moved to Abilene, EVERYONE has told me I need to visit Austin! And two of my favorite people live there, so as soon as I arrived back in Texas I was anxious to get down there. Scott is one of my best friends from Biola! He and his beautiful wife, Elise,…

Give It Away

Whew. What an insane and yet blessed summer. I have been moving non-stop since I arrived in San Diego, two months ago. I’ve completed almost 80 clinical hours, babysat all over San Diego county and had great adventures! One of these days I’ll tell you about all of them. If you follow me on Instagram,…

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My Paleo Journey

First of all, congratulations to Janice, the winner of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil giveaway!! Second, on May 1st it will have been one year since I started living a Paleo lifestyle. So I thought I’d share my journey and why I would never go back! Let’s start with how I grew up. I was…

Not Afraid

I love this. And its where I choose to stand. I haven’t said much here, but I am a runner. I LOVE to run and a Boston Marathon qualifying time was and still is my runner’s dream. I believe that the running community will be stronger because of this, stand up and fight for what…

My Favorite Moments

As promised, my favorite moments of Christmas break… Reading (not a textbook) and mulled wine. A wonderful day at Disneyland with this gem! Pictures with Santa, inspired by 8 month old Lily! Another wonderful day at Disneyland with mom! There is no one more fun than this lady! Snow Mater! I loved enjoying the newest…

Embracing the Season

It’s a gloomy day in Abilene and I’m enjoying the morning at Mezamiz Coffee House with some good music and strong espresso with rich, creamy half and half. It’s New Year’s Eve and I cannot help but reflect on 2012. I’ve spent time reflecting with one of my dearest friends, Lynnae. We’ve realized how over…

Beyond the Books

[What Grad School has taught me so far, outside of the books and winner of the giveaway!] It’s almost October. Is that crazy to anyone else? I’ve been in Abilene for 6 weeks now. I am loving the beautiful sunrises, early morning runs and the combination of sunny days and days of rain. There has…

Texas Life

I never thought I’d say it…but I think I love Texas! I have found an incredible community of believers, the sunrises are beautiful, the accents get me every time and I’ve been to a rodeo! And I loved it! I donned my boots and my belt and rounded up some lovely girls (do they use that…

Home

Almost exactly two weeks ago, with my tummy doing flip-flops, I drove into Abilene for the second time in my life. This time coming from the West. It’s been a whirlwind since that day! It took a lot of time, money (SO blessed by the giftcards), and patience from Dad (he was a champ!), but…

The Road to Abilene

My dad said something to me over two quails, BBQ wrapped shrimp and sweet potato fries on Saturday night and it’s weight on my heart surprised me. “Bend is no more beautiful than Abilene.” Given a different conversation and a different time, I might have argued with that statement. Bend Sunrise I knew what he meant…