Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Life is good..

I feel like I pray everyday for God to do something amazing in my get me out of a tough situation, to show me His face and to hear His voice. Sometimes I forget to see the things He is doing in my life and the things He has ALREADY done... Here's some small blessings (or BIG depending on who you ask) I'd love to share with you.

1. My niece Sophia being born healthy. We thought she wasn't going to make it, but she came into our lives as a happy, healthy girl.

2. My friend Stacy who had a sub-chorionic bleed and was given a 50/50 chance of carrying the baby past her first trimester....she's now moving into her 3rd...

3. Praying for my husband to be a man of God...Craig being baptized in 2004 after over 20 years of not knowing Christ.

4. Waking up everyday...

5. Hearing my niece and nephew belly laugh!

6. My friend Adeline who has struggled for over a year to get pregnant...she's due in November!

7. My friend Christi showing the world's God's grace by being baptized this Saturday.

8. Having healthy, loving parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, in-laws,cousins...

9. Never going to bed hungry.

10. Laughing!

I could go on and on and on but you get the point. I am so blessed. BLESSED. I continue to pray everyday for direction because without God I am lost. But, when I feel like He's not listening or doesn't care about what I need or want, all I have to do is take a look back, take a look at the present, and know that the future is already taken care of.

Peace out homies!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Not sure what just happened...

...I just took what I think was a test. But I'm actually thinking it was a new, age torture method created by The Evil One himself??

It was one HECK of a test. It has been 4-evah (quoting Mark Wahlberg from "Fear") since I've had a test that included essays. But, this test had 3 essays and 70 multiple choice. SERIOUSLY!!! I think I got the diagnosis right on them but my logic was illogical. Hmm - not sure my patients will like that...Oh well - I'm giving the Glory to God regardless of the outcome

I am almost done watching season 3 of "House." If you don't watch it - you are missing out! I got a lot of my questions today on my test because of that show. It's so good and such a great way for me to study :-) It's kind of like my version of "Baby Einstein" but for med school students.

Which brings me to the poll...since I am almost done with House - I need another show to occupy my time. I have quite the ecclectic taste for T.V - from Little House on the Prairie (Half Pint is my homegirl), to Sex and the City (LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT), to Gilmore Girls, to LOST (which is the best show on TV)...ya'll get to help me pick my next show to watch. Blockbuster video made a mistake by making the new rule of not having to return the DVD's within 7 days...which I do...sometimes...
If you don't like the choices I've put up - leave me a comment on which show YOU think I should invest my time watching.

Ok - vote - to the three people that read my blog (that's for you Addie!)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I missed my 10 year looked so fun...I better finish med school after all that I missed....

Ok - that's it - just thought I'd invite the blog world to my pity party...

This is my 2nd post in 2 must mean...

...I have a test coming up!!!

YIKES! I have a midterm tomorrow - June 23rd. Hmm - now - you'd think I'd be more concerned that I haven't studied all that hard...but I am eerily calm. OR - I'm just avoiding studying - God will eventually get tired of bailing me out of these messes I get myself into - I'm really glad I have a loving Father that is SO forgiving of my lazy, lazy behavior.

When I say lazy - I mean I've only studied 6.5 hours today. In normal people terms -that's a lot of studying - in med school student terms - that is down right disgraceful!

Here are some pics from a happy hour my roommate and I went to. It was fun but OH SO VERY expensive!! The half price drinks were still $8...luckily we only had a couple...must have been all the food we ate...I'm much happier eating anyways :-)

To the two people that read my blog....enjoy!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008


***Turn up the volume on your computer***
Thanks Ashley for posting this video!

If you have a minute - no - TAKE a few minutes from your day to watch this video. How often do we ask from God the things of our heart but fail to spread the news of the glorious things He does in our lives?

I am struggling with His plan for me. I struggle in not knowing, get angry at the things that don't go my way, find myself impatient for His answers...but He is ALWAYS working in my life.

God loves us....OH how HE loves us!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

True friends

As I'm sitting here in Miami, I am really sad that I wasn't able to go back home to Texas for my high school reunion. Lots of you don't know much about me but I really had a great high school experience.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that I had an amazing group of friends. My best friend since Jr. High is Shauna and to this day she is my best best friend ever. We both have made really awesome friends throughout the years but no matter who I meet, she'll always be THE friend... you know the ones....

True friends are hard to find these days. My true friends are those I don't feel like I have to edit myself with, watch what I say, or be cautious around. We can laugh for hours on end, cry to one another, be REAL with one another.

I guess I'm getting sentimental since I'm missing out on a fun weekend with my girls. My high school friends are girls (and guy...Brad is one of us...) that I still keep in touch with. We meet once a month (or they do...but when I'm in town they make the effort to see me) for dinners to catch up, laugh, have drinks, talk and talk and talk. We pretend we're still young sometimes and try to do cheers in Target, make up dances, drink lots of cocktails...but by 10pm....we're all TIRED!!

I love these women and know that I am blessed that God put them in my life. I love who I am when I'm with them, love that I know that when I'm not there they still think of me, love that they'll support whatever decisions I make in life, love that we have all evolved to be amazing women...but we still have a connection that I know will last through a lifetime.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Clinical rotation

Jamie and I are in our first clinical rotation....orthopedic surgery. I know - sounds exciting - but for someone who wants to go into Pediatrics - I wasn't sure what to think about the rotation.

It's been pretty cool! We got to watch a surgery that happens maybe once every 4 months. A PCL reconstruction and posterior lateral corner reconstruction. ...for us med school's pretty cool.

Here are some pics from our day! I look super duper Asian - we were laughing so hard because we were so excited and giggly all morning!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is our 4 year anniversary! Craig and I were married June 5, 2004 - 6/5/04 - what an easy day to remember!
I have been incredibly blessed with a man like Craig. He is pretty awesome and I am so thankful for him.

I hate that we're apart again this year. Thankfully, the Lord has blessed us so much that we'll still get to celebrate our 4 year anniversary together next week when he visits me in Miami.
If you don't know much about Craig - which the 2 people who read my blog know all about him - go back to older posts and read "Dear Craig" - I'd love for you to meet the love of my life!
Happy Anniversary, honey! Four years down - and a lifetime to go!!!!!!

What a blessing!

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