Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Journey to the 3~Day

My Ah~Mazing Team!
As many of you already know I am going to be walking 60 miles in 3 Days in November!! I am suuupper excited!!! There are 4 of us on a team.. each of us had to individually raise at lease $2300 in order to walk. Basically if you don't make the money... you don't walk. Sounds cruel but I understand the reasoning behind it.

Bunco for Boobs!

All summer my team and I have been doing fundraisers... Garage sales, a carwash, a night at Paul's Pub, Bunco, Bake sale and a awesome Pedicure Party! It has been sooo much fun! I have not minded doing it one bit!! It has been keeping me super busy but that's fine with me! We aren't done yet though!! Dillon's is putting on a PARTY IN PINK for us on Aug 25th where all tips will be donated to us! We will be doing another carwash and we are throwing a BIG Thank You BBQ for every single person who has helped us out in anyway!!!

In between fundraising we have been walking... 3 miles one day..then 5.. and the miles just keep going up. Kelly and I usually try to walk together but it can be hard.. I have walked alone a few times.. which I don't like but I survive.. I have also walked with Jorge, with my niece Alyssa, my cousin Yuri, My friends Stephanie and Lo. It's great to have that Support.

TWO of the best things that I have gotten out of this so far is

1~ I have the most amazing team.. not just the girls on my team but the support that I have gotten from so many people. I have made close friends throughout this.. so let me just say THANK YOU Stephanie Hull and Laura Wilhite.. even though you are not on our "Official Team" You have been the best team mates and the best support I could ask for! You have supported us from day one and been to almost every single event we have had. They have been our some of our biggest donors.. they have been there for us when we are down or need that extra push to keep going. You girls are soo great and I couldn't have done it..this far..without you!!

Stephanie, Lo, Kelly, Tessa

2~ The Survivors we have met along the way has been so inspirational and it reminds me why we are doing this. We have met men who have lost their wives to Breast cancer and it's such a sad terrible thing. Yet they are out getting the word out and supporting the cure for breast cancer as well. It's all so inspiring!!!

I know a lot of people may not understand why I am doing this.. and a lot of people may not care because they have never had to deal with Breast cancer or any kind in their family.. but 1 out of 8 woman in America will get Breast Cancer. It is so important to continue to fund and support finding a cue for all cancers. Too many people fall victim to cancer and it's not fun to watch a family member or friend go through chemo, or death because of it. You may not have money to give.. but just raising awareness is a HUGE help!!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me this far!!! You are alll so amazing and will be rewarded greatly!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

As Summer chages into Fall...

Last year when we moved back to Sierra Vista I decided that I was going to get back into Church. I have always been a very spiritual person but after years of being forced to go to church on Sundays, Wednesday and going to a Church school I rebelled against Church and religion in general. For far too long I felt that I didn't need Church as an institution. I fully whole-Heatedly believed that as long as I prayed everyday and believed and loved Jesus with all my heart and sole that it was enough. As time went on I began to feel an emptiness... I instantly knew what it was but was not fully sure how to fulfill it. I didn't want to go to church alone in Tucson, so I just didn't go. When we moved back to Sierra Vista I felt like I could be renewed, start over!! I especially wanted Gabe in the Church setting. I began going to Bible Study on Wednesdays and Church on Thursday nights. I was beginning to feel...WHOLE. It was an amazing feeling. Over time I stopped going to Church because most nights I would go alone, which I didn't mind but I would take Gabe with me and by the time I got him out of the childcare he was exhausted ready for bed and screaming all the way home. Sometimes Jorge would go with me and it would make my heart flutter like crazy it would make me so happy! The thing that really kept me going though was Bible Study! I just Loved meeting up with all of the other woman excited to hear more about God's love.. and the food.. ohhh the food. Yummmy! Gotta love those Southern woman's cooking! By the end of Spring I was feeling like a new person.. like a better..more complete, fulfilled woman of God. I can't explain it but I felt amazing!! I had a LONGGG way to go to get to where I wanted to be spiritually, but I was getting there!!

It is hard, though, to be a good Christian person in a world full of evil. People love to bring you down and make fun of you. I felt like people were always judging me... wondering why I was changing my ways... not that I have to answer to anyone else but it can be hard.

Summer began and I had nowhere to go... No Bible Studies.. I could have gone to Church I know and I should have.. anything would have been better then nothing. As summer went on I felt myself drifting away once again. The connection I once had was leaving me... my commitment to myself was gone.. the anger, frustration, meanness all of the ways of the world flooded back to me like the great flood. Everything I had known over the year just disappeared. I have nobody to blame but myself.. I could have worked harder to keep what I had but it was easier to be lazy and let it go. I regret it so much.

So here I am in August starting a new Bible Study! The Bible Study is called "Satisfied at Last..." By Kay Harms, who happens to be the Woman's Ministry Leader!! I feel like this is the exact study I have been waiting for for my whole life. Like she wrote it just for me!! This time I am ready to grasp every little bit and hold on to it and I am not going to let anything STOP me! Especially not myself!!

I am on a road to Change.. for the better.. for myself and for everyone around me... If you don't like it.. well.. then maybe we will meet down the road... ♥

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Year's Worth of updates!!

Hello Friends!!!
I know it's been awhile since I have done anything on here, but I am going to try harder!!!

The past year has been a huge roller coaster.. in a most positive way!!!

We bought a house last October in Sierra Vista, which we are LOVING being back in our small hometown.

Gabe turned 1 in January! The day after his birthday he took off, not walking... RUNNING! He's 18 months now and is a little Parrot! He repeats every single thing anyone says and he does everything too. He is soo much fun. He will tell me " I Lub you" all on his own. It MEALTS my he♥rt into a million pieces.
He is a
Toy Story Lovin'
Little rascal! He complete's my heart! He is always doing something new and never fails to surprise me with the amazing things he does.
Jorge has been working like a madman as always. About a week ago he hurt his ankle and has been out of work ever since. He seems to be healing well.

Everyday he reminds me of his love for me and Gabe. I am so grateful for him.. He keeps me sane... some days he drives me insane but most days he is the one who grounds me and brings me back to life. He works so hard for our family and shows unconditional love to us everyday. I thank God for him everynight in my prayers!

As far as I go I have been staying so busy in the past year I don't even know where the year went!!! I made some great friends in a Mom's Group I am in SAHM I AM. It was so amazing to move back to Sierra Vista and to have friends again and to have girls accept me with open arms. In Tucson I didn't have many friends, especially other moms to hang out with. Having friends again has been a blessing for me.

I also started hanging out with some of my old girlfriends and have become even closer to them. I have also made new friends through them who I am soo incredibly happy to have!!
AND of course I am so happy to be back home with my Bestie Nikki and my Mom who has helped me out sooo much in the past year!!!
OK this is getting long!! I will wrap it up for now and if I remember I will write more tomorrow!!
God Blesss you all!!