Monday, July 30, 2007

movie review...

so me and some friends went to see the movie no reservations last night. loved it. you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cry some more, and then some more, and you'll leave smiling and feeling all warm and fuzzy! some may say this movie is cliche, predictable, and unrealistic...but i say bring on the fantasy!! i love a good fairytale! call me naive but i still believe! (whoa that was a good rhyme!! i didnt even plan that!)

i almost forgot...i saw another wonderful movie this weekend! and while im here i'll give you my thoughts from it! i saw hairspray and it was so much fun!! i cant tell you how many times i had to restrain myself from jumping out of my seat and dancing up and down the aisles of that theater! You'll leave feeling confident, believing that dreams can come true and wanting to immediately buy the soundtrack and learn every word to every song (or maybe that was just me!!) oh and leave totally in love with a high school musical star!

Friday, July 20, 2007


most likely if youve seen my blog, youve seen dan ohlerking's he is THE original blogger (in my book anyways). however, if you havent or its been awhile, now is the time!! he is posting any information he gets from hpc mission teams both in los angeles and cambodia right now. the updates im reading from these places are amazing me...leaving me teary eyed, deeply touched, and inspired to change the world. you have to check it out...its a must!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

a quote...

i heard this today and just had to share it...

"be kinder than necessary, for everyone you know is fighting some kind of battle."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

since you been goooone...yeah yeah!!!

im not sure if many of you know this but i am often mistaken for kelly clarkson so it was no question who i would dress as for celebrity night at pathfinders last night! ok so maybe ive never been actually mistaken as her before...but i bet you wont be able to tell the difference in this picture! oh and thats my fellow idol, carrie underwood (aka darelle)!

pathfinders was awesome last night! i am so pumped for camp i can hardly stand it! me and the coolest group of 7th grade girls spending 3 whole days together at the beach...cant wait!!! if youre reading this say a quick prayer for submerge summer camp and all the students going. its going to be incredible!

by the way check out the wait watchers blog!

Monday, June 18, 2007

gotta love conviction

this morning i was reading a couple of recent blogs of some dear friends...natalie and katherine. not only was my heart touched by both but also challenged. both of these blogs highlight some things ive been dealing with in my own life lately. im not sure they relate to each other at all but nonetheless they are great! katherine talks about living unselfishly and how easy it is to allow life to become all about ME. i, like katherine, become so angry with myself when i realize my focus has only been on myself. i apologize sincerely to those that have to put up with me on a daily know who you are! i want to love you and serve you and just treat you better than i have in the past. and natalies blog completely honors her dad on fathers day, but what i love most about this particular post is all the little things she remembers about her dad. i want to be someone who notices and enjoys all the "little things" in this life! you have to check out these blogs! i hope they bless you as much as they did me!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

a shout out

you may know her, you may not, and if you don't...well you should! i would like to take a moment to recognize a very important person in my life...the wonderful, lovely, talented, beautiful, Godly...Cara Linn Packard!

remember this face because i can guarantee it will be famous one day! a little info on my cousin/"sister": she lives in new york, been there for almost 2 years, owns her own rapidly growing business, she is incredibly gifted in cake designing and pastry/dessert making, shes in the process of having a book she wrote published, and most importantly the impact she makes for the kingdom of God on a daily basis blows me away! all of this and shes only 22 years old! she is one of the most amazing women i know! here are a couple of desserts shes made recently...

isnt she awesome??! i love you, cara!! check out her website to see more of her fabulous!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


last night i think i waxed about 1000 eyebrows at pamper night...well maybe thats an exaggeration! pamper night, at hpc, was a huge success! over 1200 women were able to be treated like the princesses they are and made to feel extra beautiful! i was most excited to hand out my new business cards! what do you think??

im starting to do more far as makeup and waxing if you know anyone who needs a new look or has a special occasion coming up, you know who to get! me!