I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ. I can not imagine life without my Lord and Savior!
I am 21 years old and the oldest of 10 siblings. I thank the Lord for, and enjoy our large family! The Lord has blessed our family through adoption. Four of my youngest siblings were adopted from Asia.
I live in the outskirts of the San Francisco bay area of California on a 5 acre hobby farm. We have a horse, a milk cow, llamas, dogs and chickens.
I was homeschooled since 2nd grade. I am very grateful to my parents for choosing to educate me at home, even though it was definitely not the easiest option!
If the Lord chooses to bless me with a family someday, I definitely hope to homeschool my children.
I am very interested in missions work. I spent June and July of this summer in the bush of Alaska working as a counselor at a summer camp for native Alaskan children. I was also blessed to be able to spend several weeks in small Alaskan villages doing evangelism work and teaching VBS.
Some of my other interests include cooking and baking. I do most of the cooking for my family and love it! I also enjoy cake decorating. I love looking through design books and getting new ideas for future cake projects. I also love to read, although I don't have as much time for it as I used to.
I have played classical piano for 8 years and hope to start teaching this year.
I love babies and children and work as a mothers helper for Moms I know that need extra help.
When I'm in the mood to do something thrilling I enjoy skiing, rockclimbing and rappelling , Horseback riding, riding roller coasters and investing in the stock market :-)
I love meeting people, so feel free to drop me a note or PM me.
You can also find me on Facebook using my full name:
I'll just put favorite authors....I have too many favorite books ;-)
Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austin, Tolkien, Elisabeth Prentiss, Elisabeth Elliot, The Bronte sisters, Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many others I can't think of right now ;-)
Can someone else comment, so I don't feel so bad posting here?? lol
Good job on the running! I want to go out in the pouring rain sometime.
How do you know I am a good cook? All you hear are the stories your brothers bring back! But thanks for the comment anyways.
I love cooking, and am finding it good to do. I am looking for food that can be taken and eaten remotely too. So it can't be complicated, and often can't be something that HAS to be reheated.
Right now, I don't have a set schedule. Tuesday (4am-8pm) and Thursday(6am-8pm) are the only dates I have. I know I will be a "floater" for a little bit, since I they don't have a consistant open spot in the schedule yet.
They like me, because I am ok with being a floater right now, and being flexible. My work will probably be about every other day, with a 4 or 6am shift until 8 or 10pm. They will not be giving me overtime, so I will be working 38-40 hours a week. So once I get some set times, I will probably pick up another part time job, at a hospital or something, since I am not finding much work in tree-trimming work yet.
Yeah, I am not saying Wal-Mart would be any better. But I did not want to overly offend any Target fans around here!
Big 5 is where I do must of my running shoe buys, although I may find another source soon, since they don't have a big enough selection of New Balnace for me.
Weekly report in:
3 runs completed.
The last two were just under 20 minutes each. The last run because I am still recovering from the 20 minute run I did before the last one.
I was nasty rainy outside when I did my second run, so I dug into my stuff and pulled out the shoes I ran in for the Mud Run -And said I would never use again, since they were terrible.
I did 3 laps around the neighbor hood, and could not run more than 20 minutes because those shoes were killing me! A few days later, I am still feeling it. (I know you don't want to hear this, but I bought them at Target)
One of the first things I did after my second run this week is I went inside, took the shoes off, and threw them in the garbage. And then proceeded to remove all the garbage in the house and put it outside in the trach bin! They are gone. But they kept me from doing a longer run today.
I am spending the weekend with Jason Fedelem and his wife and two girls.
I am going to be making a shopping trip to the store next week, and need ideas for what to make. (I go shopping about every two weeks for food)
I don't like have a 'monopoly' of your FN! But I was just checking. I managed to get a short run in yesterday before I went on the ride along. So I just need to get one more in sometime to make 3 times this week.
I did get the job! I am excited! http://www.homeschoolalumni.org/weblog.php?w=4721
you are asking me to add to your FN?? Ok!
Yep, personalities are amazing! I just did the online Brigs test as well about a week ago. I am still the same, an INTJ, so about the only thing we have in common is that we are introverted, meaning we "recharge" our batteries in quiet time, away from large crowds. We don't like to be the center of attention!
Yes, there is another personality test that I have found of even great use than the online test. It is indeed the Colors test, based off of the book "finding your true colors"
Others have simplified it, and my sister has organized it electroniclly.
Humm, I will write a quick story about it and post to my blog.
If you want, I can send you the compiled file, or you can visit my sister, and she will lead you in the test.
I think that is the best thing! Go visit her again, and make some bread, bake some cookies, and take some tests!
(I think that is the best idea I have had all day!)
How is Bible college going? Obviously you enjoyed AK, but have you thought about other places? A young lady at ALERT I know is going to Africa with MercyShips, and will be working on the hospital ship in hospitality off the coast. I have worked with Friendships, but MercyShips sounds interesting as well.
I sent a note to HSA about where to post something about the KAKO ministry. Has anyone done that here yet? I just thought it would be neat to start a thread about Kako, and let people know what it is, and that they can help. Any ideas?
I am surprised Michaela did that. It seemed like she was taking it pretty slowly, and doing well. But I won't mention it.
My 1 hour run was easy because I was not going super fast, and because I was doing trail running.
There is a world of difference. Running down a concrete road is going to be different that running on a soft trail. Besides the big difference in hardness, I find that on trails, you have to pay attention to where you place your feet, which takes focus, (taking your focus on how far you have left to go as a side effect!) Trails are also good because you are moving your body, to stay on the trail, adjust to inclines, jump over rocks/holes, and duck under/around branches, etc. And so it is a much more active style, and can be a lot of fun!
Today I had never been to the place, but the park followed this riverbed, and so it would be just about impossible to get lost, as all water flows Downhill. But there were so many trails cris-crossing and going everywhere, all over the wide river bed, since it has a lot of brush, you could almost get lost.
I have to spend some time on pavement/concrete, as chances are, the marathon will be on some road. Still, I would like to do a lot of training off the road, just because I think it is easier on the body, and I need to run mainly to build up endurance for 27 miles.
But my goal is to do a marathon, and today I ran (judging mostly by time) at least 1/4 of what a marathon would be.
You have a riverbed you can use, right? I almost did not run today though, because I had to get my shoes dirty! I washed them really well afterwards. So that is one downside to trail running! At least on bike trails when it is pretty much raining.