Friday, August 17, 2007


Family is so very important. And I love my family so so much!! I'm excited to be going home again this weekend while James goes to Tacoma for UTA (Air Force Reserve Weekend) lots of stuff has been going on at home.. some of it really fun and good some of it challenging. but that is what's so important about family.

My dad always says "when the dust settles and smoke's your family that'll be there" and I've found this to be so true. I'm blessed with a strong and very close family, a brother I get a long with like a friend and two parents who I love so much. I know I don't always make it home as often as I'd like and definitely not as often as my parents would like.. but I do what I can. I'm looking forward to hanging out with my dad this weekend. we always get up early in the morning and go get coffee together and then go for a drive around town, or to the beach every time it's an adventure ride.. I get in the truck and he just drives. He's always got a story to tell or a memory, or word of advice. I love it.

I'm excited my brother's still at home for the summer right now too! One of the things I've found to be the hardest about going off to college and "growing up" is that I don't see or really talk to my brother much. We've always been close, my parents raised us to be. We've never hit each other and have hardly said harsh words and I wouldn't have it any other way!! He's my taller then me little brother and I love him. He's such a cool and funny person, way smarter than me!!! Some girl's gonna be lucky someday (if she makes it past my mom and I that is) j/k

I love my mom too.. she's always got some project she's working on. She loves to paint and decorate and make our house beautiful. She loves to garden too, I hope I grow to enjoy it as much as she does because flowers and landscape really make homes look so nice! I love that she's content to stay at home sometimes too. She's taught me to enjoy simple pleasures. for instance her idea of the perfect summer day would be get up early and relax or tidy up the house. maybe go outside and garden for awhile or paint until noon. come inside make lunch and sit down for an episode of one of her all time favorite shows "Perry Mason" .. we call it Perry Mason Jar. I love it :)


So I bought a new really expensive camera the other day.. it's a Nikon D40X I love it!! James and I have been taking it everywhere and taking pictures. the park, we found a waterfall and we've even taken star pictures in the dark!! I love photography and am super excited to have an excuse to get back into it. I'd post pics on here in these messages but I have no clue how.

Hopefully it'll be charged so I can take it with me this weekend and get awesome beach and tillamook pictures. I want to take good enough ones to blow up and get printed to decorate with :) how fun!! can't wait.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Happy Heart?

So the past couple of days have been a good reminder.

Our situations and attitudes are what we make them. We may not be enjoying what we're doing all the time, but if we do all things with what my parents liked to say "a happy heart" or a joyful attitude then all of a sudden what we're doing, isn't all that bad! The past couple of days I've been really bored at work, and frustrated because of how easy and "trivial" the things I do everyday are. I print things, get things off the printer, answer phones, file... etc. Not the most exciting thing. So I wound up complaining about it yesterday to James. Well he said just wanted I needed to hear...

"Sarah, stop whining"

He reminded me of all the good things I like about my job. Freedom to run errands, an hour for lunch... I get to listen to music and my job is easy. One of the things he pointed out was that the hard jobs that would make me think and problem solve non-stop or figure out complicated accounting problems all day are out there! I could go get myself a challenging job crunching numbers and solving financial statements... but I'm not that kinda person. I like being around people, having new and different tasks to do each day. wow, how did I get so off track and focused on the all the negative I forgot to look at any of the positive things God had given me. He'd given me a job that fit all the things I'd been looking for.

I had always been curious as to how real estate worked and now I'm learning how, and finding out if it's truly something I want to pursue as a lasting career. Hmm.. thanks God!

I left my lunch break and headed back to work yesterday, but not before telling James "I'm going to have a good rest of the day today" and you know what? I did! I got a lot accomplished and that felt good. Attitude is what we make it and I am making an effort to keep mine positive.

No one likes a Debbie Downer,(watch the SNL sketches and you'll understand)

I'll end with the famous words of Michael Buble from one of his new songs:

"so la la la la la la la" :)

Friday, August 3, 2007


Today is a good day! Happy Friday to all :)

I've decided August in Salem kinda already feels like fall! At least today, and probably because for the last four years I've gone back to school in August. Still Governor's Cup Vanilla Chai anyone?? *yum*

I love all the seasons for their uniqueness, but I feel like fall is definitely the coziest of them all... fires, crunchy leaves, warm drinks and cozy sweaters.. yes please! :)

I'm setting a goal to do more crafty things... scrapbook is a biggie on the list but I'd also like to make some fun pillows! No need to buy $50 pillows!! fabric and thread is so much cheaper and gives me a greater sense of accomplishment.

Looks like today is going to be a day of el rand-o-moondo

I had a complete anxiety freak out attack last night.. the last time I had one was when I almost drown, and I didn't really even see this last one coming it just sorta happened... dang spiders!! ahhh! So I was helping James organize his sweetness walk in closet when all of a sudden a GIANT black spider scurried out from under a pile of clothes!!!!!!!! I literally just froze.. in this wierd paralyzed sorta state.. couldn't run or move really.. def. wasn't going to try and catch/kill it.. palms started getting sweaty the whole thing.. so there I am in his closet (he's downstairs but his dad's watching tv) so I yell "Dave.. could you come get this?" he doesn't here me.. ahh! so I get up the courage and jump over this spawn of satan.. and go get him to come kill it! well he walks in there, steps on it with his bare "socked" feet.. ewwwww... and then reaches down, pulls it off his foot and goes "oh.. a little black widow" so nonchalant!!! and then proceeds to just walk it over and flush it.. well I went downstairs to tell James I'd almost been killed by a black widow.. have joking but sorta shookin up b/c I'd never seen one before! and him and his dad get to talking about spiders.. so I leave the room and just say " I can't hear this right now or I'm going to cry" well I left.. but I still cried.. I walked outta the room and almost hyperventilated!.. not fun.. James came out and gave me a big hug and sorta "talked me down from the ledge" and everything's fine now.. but wow.. what a saga.

*Sarah Out