Sunday, July 29, 2007


Ok so Katie and I were making a late night trip to Wal-Mart last night. And as we came to stop at a stop light in Old Colorado City.......This is the sight I behold:

SERIOUSLY!!! Does that look like a safe situation..... A few scenarios ran through my mind...

A) What if you get hit in there rear end ......propane tank instantly goes BOOM
2) What if your flimsy rubber bungee cord rots or decides to give way and fall to the ground....propane tank goes BOOM!!!

....somewhere along the lines people started inbreeding....and this is the result..... seriously....seriously.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

....don't blink

I am on a mission. I am searching. I am lost, so I will seek. I know not what I will find. I know not what will come. But search I shall. I will work hard. I will strive to not be angry or become bitter. I will keep my heart open and embrace what is to come. Although I am frustrated and at times angry with God, I will aim to still be obedient. I will try not blink, for I might miss what it is I seek to find.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Fan Fair

Here is a picture that my lovely friend Melodie actually took and posted but I thought I would snag it and put it on my page... Thanks melodie!!!! we're cute! This was taken in downtown Colorado Springs at the Fan Fair which is to kick-off the annual Pikes Peak Climb

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Visit to Rocky Mountain National Forest

I'm finally posting pics from my visit mine and Katie's visit to the Rocky Mountain National Forest

We stopped at a lookout and took a picture as we came down the mountain

This is one of two of the elk standing alongside the road
This Katie and I standing on top of a mountain

One of our views as we drove down the mountain

Strike a Pose!!!

Let me tell ya that mountain water I'm standing in...nope not warm

I've got a bajillion more but those are a few....enjoy!

My "remember list"

I must first say that I love dry erase markers, because with them I have the freedom to write all over my bathroom mirror, whether that's my "to do" list, things I need to buy at the store, or silly little phrases, however recently this is my "Remember List" it is as follows:

Rachel Remember:
  • To love Christ most
  • To put other before yourself
  • To love mercy, to act justly, & to walk humbly with God
  • To pray for those you love & those you don't
  • To take your vitamins
  • To ask God for joy
I'm still brainstorming if there are more things I should add to my list.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Update profile

I updated my profile today, but I felt the need to post it, because...I just did, and it's my blog, and I can do that.

I have learned that silence is a brilliant yet terrifying phenomenon. Loving Jesus is the hardest thing I will ever do. I have learned that once you say it you can't just take it back. God will not always give us what WE think are blessings. My weaknesses are: Target, cheese, anger, sweets, being competitive, discounts/sales, babies & children, carbs, and hugs & kisses. I think that life should have theme music playing all the time like it does in movies (except those moments when silences is necessary). I relish in the moments I get to let out my childlike nature. I cherish the sight of beautiful sunsets, the sound of children laughing, and the feeling of the wind on my face. Stubbing my toe makes me think/say bad words. I hate anger, but I struggle with it all the time. I would rather try and fail than to not try at all. I continue to learn the importance of family, the comfort of friendships, the blessing of community, and the grace of God. In all of this I pray that God will continue to shape me into a woman that is after His own heart everyday.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

More items for my list...

more ideas for my "Things to do before I turn 26" list:

22) befriend a homeless person and learn their story
23) Get a my teeth's been over a year and a half now
24) Try to sneeze with my eyes open (just once, I imagine if I do it continuously my eyes WILL pop out of my head)
25) Journal more
26) Read at least 7 books
27) Build something with my own two hands (maybe a TV stand, or a keepsake box...I dunno), maybe a LEGOS structure....we'll see

p.s. yes I do know that if I actually sneeze with my eyes open, the force would push my eyeballs out of my head.
GREAT NEWS!!! So I found out from a little bird (a little bird named Katie) that according to one of the individuals that interviewed me yesterday (he works with Katie). I did great in my interview!!!!! Which was a total shock to me, BUT it's very encouraging and a big confidence booster. So if y'all are praying, keep praying, and if you're not...start please! I would love the opportunity to have this job!

Man, it totally blew me away when Katie told me that, and it's a big answer to prayer.

So for now I will keep praying, and studying to make sure I'm prepared if they call me back for another interview.

Friday, July 6, 2007


I completed my first interview at Safe Passage today, holy intense batman!!! We'll see though, I felt like I did.....ok. I always opt on the side of "maybe I didn't do very well" when it comes to exams and interviews, simply because I'm always nervous about those types of things. either way I have to trust that it's in God's hands, and we'll see where it goes from here. I truly want this job with my whole heart, but perhaps I'm not supposed to be at this job, and I have to trust that God will take care of it. So if this doesn't pan out, i will just keep looking and trust that God has something else in mind for me.

I'm going to go hangout with my friend Lauren's time to layout by the pool.