Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day

I was beginning to doubt that we would see any snow this winter...but sure enough, we got our first snowfall this weekend. Alex and I had a great [lazy] day. We ventured out a couple times...we made snow angels, played in the playground, ate snow (well, Alex did). The rest of the day we watched movies, made brownie-cookies, and turned our living room into our own campsite with lots of blankets and pillows. I guess it's more like the inside of a genie bottle than a campsite.

Here are a few pictures of our snow day. Hope everyone else in Raleigh had a lovely day.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Last First Day

Spring semester started today. I had a looong day. 9am-6:20pm. And I'm with the same professor, in the same building all day long. Good thing, I like this professor!

I'm excited for my final semester at seminary. I'm taking six classes. (I know, crazy!)

  • Old Testament II
  • Counseling Individuals with Addictions
  • Intro to the Great Commission
  • Intro to the Cooperative Program
  • Counseling Practicum II
  • Case Conference
It sounds like a lot of work, but I'm really not too worried about it. I know that God will sustain me and I will be able to get all the work done. In just four months I'll be walking across the stage in Binkley Chapel wearing a funny hat and robe.

So just pray that I remain diligent with my school work, please! No procrastinating! Or at least not much of it. ;-)

Hope everyone else at SEBTS had a great start to the semester.

P.S. Actually I will have to take one more class over the summer to be officially done with my degree, but the point is I'm walking in May and one little 2-week course over the summer will be a cinch. ;-)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


My mom and dad have been married for THIRTY YEARS!
Nowadays that's a big deal. I am so proud of my parents. They have been through so many trials and have managed to remain married despite all the ups and downs. They have sacrificed so much for us. Coming to a new country, learning a new language, working hard to provide their daughters with a good future. I am forever thankful for all their love, sacrifice, advice...
I have been blessed with amazing parents, and even though we don't live in the same state I know they are only a phone call away and I can always count on them.

I love you, mami y papi! Happy anniversary!

P.S. Don't they look really adorable on their wedding day?! Gotta love 1980 fashion.

I Made You a Beard

I love this.
Looove it.

Beards are of the main things that attracted me to my husband when we met was his facial hair. Call me crazy but I just love beards.

So if anyone wants to gift me my very own beard (!!!) I wouldn't be against it. ;-)

Check out the site and shop.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


We had a whirlwind trip in Denver this past weekend. I am just amazed with this city. We all really enjoyed our time there and learned a lot. We've had a few discussions about what we learned while we were there but I'm sure we still have much more to unpack.
We're so thankful for Brad and Haley Hovis who took the time to show us around the city and let us stay in their home. Also, Joe Beckler gave us a tour and really took the time to minister to us. What a blessing!
Denver is such a unique city. It's really a place where the urban life meets the outdoors life. The weather was gorgeous. By the time the afternoon rolled around we were peeling off our coats and enjoying the warm sun.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers. It truly was an amazing trip and I can hardly believe that we will be moving to this wonderful city in one year, Lord willing.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vision Trip 2010

Today is the day!
If all goes according to plan I'll be resting my head in Denver tonight. I'm finally going to see the city that we've been talking about for so long. I'm excited and nervous, but mostly excited.
Thank you to everyone participating in Project100. We appreciate your prayers so much. We'll be taking lots of pictures and video to share with everyone when we return to the RDU. Until then, keep praying!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Alphonse Mucha

I have always seen these paintings around different places and admired them, but never knew who the artist was. I've never taken any kind of art history class and didn't know who to ask about these magnificent paintings.
Well, thank God for the internet! I was going down the list of new blog posts in my Google Reader and someone had posted about this artist!
His name is Alphonse Mucha. Apparently his style was called Art Nouveau. I can't say I am very educated in the art world or art history, but I just love these paintings. They really catch my attention and I would looove to have one of these beautiful pieces hanging on my wall some day.

If any of you know more about this artist please feel free to educate me. :-)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Bright Young Things/Raleigh Undercover

Alex and I really enjoy this local band called Bright Young Things. We saw them once at the Tir Na nOg in downtown Raleigh and fell in love. They have a great selection of songs on their myspace so I suggest you check them out there.
Tonight they'll be back at Tir Na nOg for an event called Raleigh: Undercover. All weekend there will be a variety of bands performing covers of songs from other bands. There will also be raffles/t-shirts/posters... and the cover is only $5. A night of fun and music for five bucks? Sounds like a great deal to me. I am beyond excited to attend this's no secret that I am a big fan of live music.
So if you're in the Raleigh area and have no plans tonight (and I know you don't because college football season is OVER...right?) come join us at Tir Na nOg at 9PM. See ya there!

P.S. Thanks to everyone who responded to my plea for advice on my last blog post via twitter or the comments section...I have lots of ideas now!

Thursday, January 07, 2010


I have nothing to write about.


SO I'm going to write about curtains. :-) Alex and I very badly would like to hang curtains in our living room... mostly in hope that it'll help keep our little apartment just a little warmer. I don't think I want anything too dark in color. Maybe a heavier fabric would be best. I like the idea of using a funky pattern, but don't want to overdo it.
We also would like to keep this project as inexpensive as possible. I'm heading to a fabric store tomorrow to see what inspires me. If anyone out there has any advice on selecting cute non-expensive curtains or maybe an easy DIY, please let me know!

(images courtesy of anthropologie and urban outfitters)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Mountains

We had a great week-long vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. I didn't want to leave. The log cabin we stayed in at Lake Lure was so cute and comfortable. Everyday we either ventured out to nearby towns for homestyle BBQ or we cooked up delicious feasts ourselves. We went skiing (well, I ended up just watching, but a brave few went out and tried it). We visited the fabulous Biltmore Estate and took a tour inside the extravagant house. We enjoyed the beautiful views at Chimney Rock and the quirky artistry of Asheville. And we had a great new year's eve filled with good food, dancing, games, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

It really was a great vacation and we are ever so thankful to my parents for making it happen and for all my family members who joined us (15 of us in all!). We miss you all and it was wonderful to spend the last week of 2009 with you. I also miss Miami just a little bit more over the holidays and it was such a blessing to still be with family even if we couldn't be in Miami.

I made an album on facebook so you can check out some of the photos there.
Danibel also made a facbook album here.
Also, Alex made a great little video summarizing all the great fun we had. It's in his mobileme gallery. Check it out here. Do it! ;-) I really love it, warms my heart.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy Twenty-Ten!

Hello all.
Alex and I are back in Raleigh. Our vacation in the mountains was faaantastic. I'll be back soon (promise!) to post a few pictures and an awesome video that my wonderful husband made.
In the mean time, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Twenty-Ten so far (not Two Thousand and Ten).
It's gonna be another great year!