Wednesday, January 28, 2009

new style

new year, new style, new background. just keeping you guys on your toes...also, please take note of spud on the side. so cute!

today is day #2 of "everything is canceled" day. yesterday school was canceled! score. tuesday's are my long days from 2 pm to 9 i was glad about that. but today CDM was closed so I couldn't go to my internship! i need every hour i can get, so i was secretly disappointed because 8 hours is a lot to miss. so i decided to make some cookies today instead. they are called chocolate crinkle cookies. i am pretty excited about them. the dough is in the fridge right now and will be for a few more hours before i bake them! i will take pics and post the recipe if they turn out good! i have been wanting to make them for a while, so that is why i am so excited about a silly batch of cookies. until next time...

Monday, January 26, 2009

baby its cold outside

hello world! ***insert apology here for not having blogged lately*** life has been busy these days. so busy that i am now finding the time to my internship though. shhh, don't tell anyone.

hope you are all well and that the holidays was a great time to enjoy some time off, family, friends, etc. i know i did. and i have been thinking about how awesome my semester/schedule was last fall. i only had classes two days a week. now i have that, plus my field placement three days a week. im not complaining...but i dont think i realized how wonderful my schedule was last semester. i am excited though to learn and be out in the field more as opposed to just strictly classroom time. i know i blogged earlier that i had been placed at Central Dallas Ministries...but CDM is huge and they do so much, so more specifically I am working in a program called Destination Home. It is a housing program funded by HUD that provides permanent housing to chroincally homeless and disabled people. I am meeting some great people that are living in the properties here and I have a feeling that I am going to learn a great deal about homelessness. so i am excited about that aspect of it! i'll keep you posted on my learning process...

also, jas has officially applied to Dallas Fire Department and Mesquite FD. he is excited about getting this process started because he has known since July that he wanted to become a fire fighter...and now that application process has finally started! please pray that he will continue to excel through the process!

welp...i gotta run and hit up the grocery store. pantry's empty. stay warm today. drink a little hot chocolate and cozy up with your dog or loved one...or both!

happy monday!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Last pictures of 2008!

The Parks Family on Christmas Eve

The Parks sisters and their dogs

Parks Sisters

Me and Jas

Our little Spud contemplating the deeper things in life

Sorry Dr. Sudan...Spud ate the aloe plant you got us...

More to come later, but I wanted to post some pictures before they got outdated...but Happy New Years!! I am excited about 2009!