"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

"I can say that i really do live like I am dying and its good to live that way. You live to the fullest, you live honestly and you don't miss any opportunity that comes your way and you shouldn't, I don't."- Courtneylee

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Decorating . . . My love

Living on a Military base, your home your given is either very nice or not nice at all. We have lived in both. When Ryan and I first moved into our first house in Alaska, we were sad at what was given to us but greatful that this was going to be our new home as a newlywed couple. Well, we lived there for about 10 months before we were flooded out of our house with sewage. It was AWEFUL !! It was only in the basement but that also was our laundry area along with storage area so we did loose alot in damages. Homeowners insurances Rocks !! They Air force was so kind and full of apologies and said that they would make it up to us. So in a 24 hour period, we moved !! It was tough, hard and unexpected but we did what we had to do. The Lord blessed us with the nicest house. Its really cute. We have more than we could ask for with it being only Ryan, Spencer and I. We have 3 bedreooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, extra room and kitchen....did i mention 28 foot Ceilings?? Thank you Jesus !! So since then, we have turned this house into our home. Its so frusterating living in a military house because the walls are white and you can paint them, but then you have to paint them back....it is too much to do and too much money waisted especially since were here for only 18 mos. I am posting some pictures - we have rid of all of our old furniture and everything is new....In fact ( I am surprising Ryan with a 52" this weekend) But here are a couple of NEW pictures, I wish I had before pics but i dont.
There is a island bar that connect the kitchen to the dinning room,
you cant see it in this pic but you can in the first one
Yes I know my hair looks amazing !!

I have the rest of the house to show you too....They will be added later !!
Ohh I also wanted to share what a fabulous cook I have become !!


Tow Towld

Spoiled? Nahhh !!

Also The Moose are out and ready for some vistitors !!

This one was napping in the backyard ....so sweet !!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Good Deeds

Today, I was on my way back to the office from lunch with Ryan when I spotted a terrified dog in the middle of 4 lanes of traffic ( two going one way and the other two going the opposite). My heart immediately dropped to my stomach as I knew what I had to do, while praying for the puppy until I got there. Her name was Jonah and she was beautiful. She did have tags and a collar on so I immediately made calls. She was so sweet and she shook my hand, she panted with fear and thirst so of coarse I stopped to get her what she needed while waiting for the owner to return my call. We had some good talks in our short time together and I did pray with her that she was happy and had good parents. I met the parents at a local church here in Anchorage and they were very nice and seemed like wonderful greatful people. I pray for my new buddie Jonah's happiness and safety always. I already miss her- I thought I finally found Spencer a big sister.
Sweet Sweet Jonah

I also surprised my 3 sisters with tickets to go see "Wicked" yesterday just because I love them so much. I didnt realize at the time of purchase that I bought the tickets for Mothers Day so I had to tell my mom as soon as I found out so I would quit feeling terrible. They said they had a "Wicked" time and I know I wouldve given anything to have been with them too.

My Three Beautiful Sisters

Mrs. Alaska Pageant

I have not blogged in a while, I am needing to catch up !! The pageant finally arrived on May 1st, 2010. I had a wonderful time and made some unforgetable memories. I did not win but I enjoyed every minute of it anyways. Its so much fun ( for me ) to stay involved in the community anyway that I am able to, along with create a scrapbook of memories to look back on with no regrets. Oneday, memories will be all that we have ! Here is some pictures of the pageant !

Bathing suit and final contestants
Eveing Gown
Question & Answer.
I had one very proud husband :)
The Judges Interview


Myself & Anna Foerster

Myself & Hope Blankenship

Myself and former 2009 Mrs Alaska Renee Scott (first picture)
       Myself & Lyndsay Wheelses ( Second pic. 2010 Mrs. Alaska United States)

The End. . . . . .