Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Denver, part II.

I am now gainfully employed. In my first grown-up job! With benefits, 401k, and no end in sight. I am thrilled and so incredibly thankful. I get to fill my days with sweet children and their formerly homeless and/or addicted mothers, helping them learn self-sufficiency and good life skills, and how to love and raise their children well, and how to have healthy relationships, and everything. The Children's Coordinator at Champa House - That's me!

Monday, February 22, 2010


I seriously love living in Denver. Why? So many things... I love the snow, and the sun that melts it away the next day. The random bars and coffee shops that crop up where you least expect them. The old, old buildings. It's Colorado - we wake up to the mountains every day!

Anyways, I never thought that I would find a place in the United States - or anywhere, for that matter - that I could see myself living in forever. Never leaving. Not that I want to do that, but if it were to happen... I think I would be okay.

A new job possibility is on the horizon as the end of my time at MOC looms. Most of me is dreading the leaving, the being away from it and them, but then there's a part of me... That knows there is something better. That realizes that I am capable of anything I set my mind to. That I'm not just passionate... I'm kinda talented (not really sure what at, yet), and I'm "part of the family".

And being married... It's great. I get to live and do life with my best friend. What could be better?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I can hardly believe that there are only three weeks left... It's crazy!

But yeah, life is great. I love my job - I even get to stay there longer than I originally thought! There might be a position opening up that I can apply for, as well. Our church is amazing - we've become part of the core team, and are in a new house church together! I'm in a girls' group as well, which is amazing... We're moving to a bigger building to accommodate for our growing community, and we even have kids in the children's ministry! I get to marry the most amazing man, and move into this adorable apartment (though it is kind of cold and smells like weed and cigarettes...)! I love Colorado, even when it's 0 degrees outside and I can't get warm... Our friends are here, my new family-in-law, my job, our church.... It's amazing.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Oh, love.

Alissa and Coop got married yesterday.... It was so beautiful. I feel so blessed to have been a part of the day, and to have seen their relationship develop.

And we're next!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Ah yes, here it is again. Today is the last day of summer, but it snowed in the foothills. I'm ready for fall, for this new season of life to start...

Life is slower when it's cold out. Chai, coffee shops, scarves, sweaters... I just love it.

It also always reminds me of Spain. And where I've been and what I've seen and learned. It's good for me... Makes me feel peaceful.

Friday, September 18, 2009

All I've written about lately is my lack of a job.

But I have one now! I'm working (only temporarily, until mid-January/February) for Denver Rescue Mission as their Donor Database Assistant. I'm so thankful for this job... It will be great experience, and I think I'll really enjoy working there. I start on Thursday, so my extended vacation is finally over!

So many good things coming up... Jenny comes to visit for a few days, Alissa and Coop are getting married in two weeks (so amazing!), and then David and I follow three months after them.

Life is good. Thanks for all of your prayers!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm still job-less.

And really discouraged.