Friday, February 24, 2012


Just thinking of the desert, I think of ugly, brown, dry land with a lot of dust storms. However, this desert scene just reminded me that sometimes, we have to stop and just notice the beauty around us. It's easy to get caught up with school and homework, but sometimes it's best to simply step back and appreciate the beauty around us.
It can be hard to think of the desert as beautiful sometimes, but taking this picture changed my mind.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Devils Punchbowl

Last week I went with a few friends to a park nearby called Devils Punchbowl. There are huge stone boulders on every side and in the center of the park is a huge punchbowl-looking hole.

I was sure to take a lot of pictures! I realized that even though I am out in the middle of the desert, there is some beautiful scenery out here!

We took this picture after we reached the end of our hiking trail.

Leslie and I

Leslie and I

Leslie, Lena and I

I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to going again. We've decided that we will go there once a month or so. :)

Other than that, I have been keeping busy with my projects and homework.

I am looking forward to going home for the summer! There are only 88 days left. :-)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Life in my second semester at WCBC

Well, it's the beginning of a new semester!

I have two new roommates this semester, since two of my roommates from last year didn't return. We took room pictures the other day, but since Mackenzie, Beth Anne and I decided they look awful, Lydia said that we can take new ones.

These are the ones we took last week.

Handbell choir started up again yesterday evening! There are many new members this semester, so it will be fun getting to know all of them.

Today in my Christian School Music class, I had to teach a theory lesson. I was pretty scared because I don't like to get up in front of people, especially my peers. But it went fairly well with the exception of being a little short in length. I also had a Biblical Ethics quiz...I had antinomianism, situationism, and hierarchialism running through my brain all this morning as a result. :)
Well, other than my busy class schedule, not very much has been new here. Hopefully you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and are ready for this week! :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Eagle Scout

Tabitha turned one year old on the day before I left to come back to college. We celebrated her birthday on the same night that we celebrated Oliver becoming an Eagle Scout!

It was a nice time and I was so happy to be able to be there for it.

I have been back in California now for two weeks. I feel like I've been here for months already! :) I miss home!