Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do not rush

Wow! A lot has happened since I last blogged. Most importantly I have gained quitethechange of heart. Since I moved home from graduate school I have just been in a hurry to do everything just rushing through seasons and not enjoying the moment. I prayed and prayed for contentment in my heart. I prayed and prayed that I would enjoy the seasons that I'm in. The verse that comes to mind is - "I don't say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am." (Philippians 4:11 HCSB) And God allowed circumstances to happen that have allowed me to SLOW DOWN and enjoy the moments. I have learned that I am exactly where God wants me to be, as are you. EVERYTHING happens for a reason and all we can do is thank God. In my drive time I thank God for the good and the bad because He sees things that I do not. I am taking in the time that I have and being more purposeful in my day to day activities. I want to look back later on at this time/season in my life and be able to see the fruit of the seeds that I have sewn. I want to be purposeful in what I put in my body, my quiet times, my prayer times, my friendships. God is removing things and people from my life that aren't beneficial and for that I am thankful.I am equally thankful for the new people, opportunities, and contentment that is filling my heart. I do not want to rush through the seasons in my life as they are all beneficial to the end product.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

September 30, 2012

September 30, 2012 - that is how long I have until my 101 in 1001 days list should be complete. I went back and looked at the list and I have accomplished quite a bit. Here is an updated list ..

1. Read the Bible cover to cover
I am working on this right now. A devotional that is going through the Bible in 90 days.
2. Live in Texas again
3. Milk a cow
I need to search a little bit harder for this one
4. Go to the Oprah show/see Oprah
5. Visit at least 10 of the 50 states (preferably with Erin :))
I may have met this - Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Illinois
6. Buy a meal for a stranger behind me in a drive thru
7. Take at least 5 angels from the angel tree
I won't make this because Christmas has come and gone! 
8. Become involved in Children's/Young Adult Church Ministry
9. Lose 50 lbs
Still working on this. Slow and steady wins the race, rigt?
10. Register and finish a 5K
11. Run a 1/2 marathon
Meh - I am kind of out of my running phase. 
12. Take a picture a day for a month
In April I will take a picture a day, or at least try. 
13. Find a job I thoroughly enjoy
14. Apply to med school {eek}
15. Take the MCAT again
16. Take Physics II
17. Learn to sew (with clean lines)
One day I'll buy a new sewing machine. 
18. Foster (put on hold)
19. Graduate with a Master's Degree
20. Go to top of Statue of Liberty/visit the State of Liberty
21. Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer
Will not be doing this - too many obstacles in the way.
22. Watch Erin graduate from nursing school at Tech (She watched me graduate)
23. Sing in the church choir/praise and worship team
24. Get a new lens for my camera
Until I use my camera more frequently again I will not be making this large purchase.
25. Go through my closet and make a give away pile
26. Be on time to work
27. Buy a stranger a meal
28. Go back to Lubbock and visit the Hughes and the Jacksons
29. Do a devotional
30. Buy 10 crosses for my cross collection
I never started this! 
31. Meet a blogger friend
32. Make Erin's dog Sissy a blanket
Yeah - prob not going to happen haha. 
33. Go to a Texas Tech Football game
34. Go to a farm
When I find a cow I will find a farm.
35. Go to Six Flags
My cousin who just moved to the US from Africa has never been and just asked to go last week!
36. Bless someone without them knowing its from me
37. Work out 24 of the 30/31 days of a month
So far so good for March. 
38. Buy new sheets
39. Grocery shop according to a list and not deviate
40. Take a multi-vitamin every day
41. Play tennis
I need to find someone to play with.
42. Be truly happy with my body
Working on this. 
43. Watch one movie a week at the movie theatre for a month
We went this weekend and saw Good Deeds, we have two more movies we want to see so maybe March will be the month. 
44. Eat the recommended value of fruits and vegetables for a day
45. Cook 5 new recipes in a month
46. Find a church small group
47. Take some pictures for a family
48. Go without ice cream for a year
49. Bake cupcakes from Martha Stewart's book and deliver to the daycare
The problem with this is that I can't find my cookbook :/
50. Visit a Senior Citizen Center
I still don't like old people
51. Have a picnic
Hopefully soon.
52. Go to the Dallas Zoo
This spring
53. Volunteer with an organization
54. Make my bed every day for a week
55. Actually do my reading for school
56. Take my winter coats to the dry cleaners
I havent use them in so long. This probably won't happen either 
57. Get a pedicure
58. Keep a check register (i do online banking now - so no use)
59. Make a better quilt
When I but that sewing machine!! 
60. Remake Jennifer pillow cases but nicer
Same as above!!
61. Buy a sewing/embroidery machine
Still waiting on that sewing machine
62. Get my car detailed
63. Replace the back window handle on my car from when someone busted the windows
64. Buy a new clicker for my car
65. Pick eggs from a chicken coop
66. Eat the eggs picked from the chicken coop
67. Buy some new jeans
68. Buy a new swim suit
69. Leave a large tip at a restaurant
70. Muddy Buddies
71. Go to a friends wedding
72. Be in a wedding
73. Be below 200 lbs
In due time!
74. Be below 190 lbs
Maybe in due time!
75. Be below 180 lbs
Maybe Maybe in due time! 
76. Do morning work outs for a week
77. Have morning quiet time with God
78. Pray before my meals
79. Go camping in a tent (with Erin)
Erin and I need to work on these next three things! 
80. Go hiking (with Erin)
81. Go white water rafting (with Erin)
82. Go without my cell phone for a day
83. Pay it forward
84. Workout with Tanna
85. Go to the beach with my brothers and sister
86. Help my sister redo her room
I guess I'll just help her do her room for college since shes moving out! 
87. Go to one of my brothers football games
88. Help make my sister a mum or garder
89. Tithe over and above
90. Make all of the Christmas presents I give out
Not going to happen! 
91. Paint pottery
Still looking for a place in Dallas. 
92. Buy gerber daisies to put in a vase
Oooh next time I go to the store.
93. Memorize new Bible verses
94. Not complain as much
95. Plant a flower garden
As soon as we know winter really isnt coming.
96. Plant a vegetable garden
97. Plant a fruit tree/plant
98. Find a new hobby
99. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
100. Pack up apartment in New York
101. Love unconditionally
In God's timing!! :)

I cannot believe how much I have done in about 2 years. It is truly amazing to be able to go back and look at this list and see all the wonderful things I have accomplished!! I am excited to finish the rest of these things.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Twelve Things I hope to accomplish this year .. 1. Pray and listen more 2. Get accepted into some type of graduate program 3. Lose 30 lbs 4. Complain less 5. Take more pictures 6. Live by Phillipians 4:11-13 7. Be more mindful of the power of the tongue 8. Be more purposeful in relationships 9. Send more paper mail - especially birthday cards 10. Let others know ow special they are 11. Dress up more often 12. Work out as more of a lifestyle Happy New Year!! I pray that In 2012 you are content where you are and understand you are there for a reason! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Temporary Hiatus

I am on a temporary blogging hiatus while I study for the MCAT, fill out applications and do all stuff med school related. See y'all in a few! :)

Pray for me while you're at it!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oprah was Amazing

So I am back from Chicago and my trip was amazing! I love going to the Oprah show and since my friend's aunt worked for Oprah we didnt have to wait in line. We were able to go right up to the offices and sit in the lobby until it was time to be seated. We go to meet one of the co producers, had reserved seats in the audience and had an overall good time.

I forgot that it was cold in Chicago, so I didnt dress appropriately. I have lots of pictures to share, but haven't uploaded them to my computer yet. Shania Twain was the guest and she spoke about her life. We won a trip to TN for the Country Music Awards Festival so that should be fun. The studio was freezing, Shania's people kept putting hair spray during commercial breaks, and the lady behind me fell asleep and was snoring! Haha!

I was able to go up in Sears Tower and sit in the skydeck boxes. They are clear plexi glass type boxes that go out on top of the city. It was kind of scary. We walked all around the city. Went to Millenium Park, The Field Museum, walked Michigan Avenue for shopping, tried some Chicago pizza, road the train, and shopped in the Oprah store. Ooh and I also got to pet Oprah's dog Sadie since she roams the halls.

Overall it was a great trip. Oh and I ended up wearing a purple shirt that is kind of mesh with a purple tank top underneath and a flower bow in my hair. It was cold.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What to Wear to the Oprah Show!!

In a couple of days I will be going to the Oprah show and I just don't know what to wear. I had an outfit sewn for me earlier this year that I havent worn that I thought about wearing .. but other than that I am at a loss.

I also cannot believe this is happening because I put it on my 101 in 1001 list a long time ago and never believed it would come true. I settled for going to the Live Your Best Life Weekend Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4. And added to my list see Oprah as well so I would be able to cross off either one. Any this week I will be able to have truly crossed it off!! Yay!!

I guess I'll go shopping tonight!! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Zoo 5K

So .. I Kristi just registered for my first 5K!! Woo hoo!! I have been putting it off for weeks because I was sooo nervous and afraid I couldn't do it. But its done and paid for now! So Saturday is the day! And did I mention its at the zoo!! :)

This weekend was pretty amazing! I love meeting new family and I feel like that's what I did all weekend. I met a cousin I never knew I had. I re-met cousins I had met while I lived in NY and didn't even realize it. My family is filled with very smart and good looking individuals!! haha