Thursday, February 26, 2009


in my bible study and dicipleship (no idea how to spell that) we have been learning about what it means to be a woman of God. i've really enjoyed this, and while i have a long way to go, i know that i can trust God to mold me into the woman he wants me to be. probably the weirdest thing about this is realizing that i'm not really a "girl" anymore. i can be, trust me, i have my share of immature moments daily, but gradually i am becoming more of a woman and less of a girl. growing up. creepy.
anyway, the other night, me and a bunch of my friends got together for a girl's night, and we made those toothbrush bracelets. basically, after an hour of plucking out the bristles and then boiling them in a pot of water and taking them out and trying to bend them so they stayed on our wrists, they became deformed bent plastic things that still didn't stay on our wrists (wait for it, i'll tie it back in). i put the toothbrush in the water and took it out at least 20 times trying to bend it into a bracelet, but that stubborn little thing did not want to be a bracelet! now here is where i tie it back in. a lot of times, i resist God trying to make me the person he wants me to be. i know that his plan for me is so much better than any plan i could make for myself, but i am still a stubborn little toothbrush. so lately i have been trying to relinquish control and let God bend me into whatever he wants me to be. it's not easy, but in the end, i will be the prettiest bracelet (or whatever, maybe i am taking the analogy too far) there ever was.
p.s. who says i am bad at uptdating my blog?? second time this week, thank you very much.

Monday, February 23, 2009

oh, it is love.

i know valentine's day was a little while ago, but it has still been on my mind. during this time it is especially hard to think that God has a great love story ready for me, and in his perfect and unfailing timing, that will unfold. while this is something i think about, i wasn't really sad this singles awareness day. no, i didn't have someone to bring me roses (but something edible is preferred), or take me out to a fancy dinner (i actually would rather prefer something casual, i'm not a huge fan of vday anyway b/c it is just a ploy to get people to spend money on dumb things telling the people they love they love them even though they should be doing that everyday). but i'm ok with that. i spent valentine's watching a movie with my parents, and my brother bought me golden spoon.
i am so lucky to have my family. my brothers are turning into amazing guys (not men yet, but soon), and since we've grown up, we've been able to decrease out arguing and attempts to annoy the crap out of each other and have been able to become friends. i love them. my parents are amazing people and i am so lucky to have ones that still are in love with each other after all these years. i am also so lucky of how supportive of me, and their faith in me to make my own decisions, and of how they do not judge me, but they are so loving and fun to hang out with. i can only hope i am half the parent that mine are.
i am also incredibly lucky to have my bffls at college. i really and honestly don't know what i would do without them. we support each other through everything, rate boys' hotness, encourage each other in our faith, and would do anything for each other. they know every mood i have even when i don't say anything, mostly because i am horrible at concealing my feelings. but they are the best.
and most of all, i am so beyond lucky to have a Savior whose grace and love is neverending. i don't want to think where i would be without it. i know that God has a perfect plan for me, and it gives me great comfort to know that whatever happens is for his glory. he sees the present, but he also sees the future, so i can know that he has it all under control.
this is becoming really long, but the point of this rambling thing is that, yeah, i don't have a boyfriend. yes, i would like to have one eventually. but in the meantime, i am able to work on becoming the woman my future husband, my friends, my family, and my God deserve. i already have so much love in my life, and for that i am so grateful. i just love love.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

just for fun

so i saw this thing on facebook and it looked like fun, so i am going to do it before i start my pile of homework.

laura de la rosa

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(mother and fathers middle names)
elizabeth paul

3.NASCAR NAME:(first name of your mother's dad, father's dad)
keith john

4.STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)

5.DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal)
Purple elaphant

6.SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, town where you were born)
elizabeth west hills

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning)
The turquoise dr. pepper

8.FLY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

9.ROCK STAR NAME:(current pets name, current street name)
lola canyon

10.YOUR GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)

12.YOUR IRAQI.. NAME:(2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of your middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name)

13.YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets)
black bob

i think it's safe to say that my normal name is the best. it is raining here, so i am in my sweatpants. i am going to do my take home midterm for science, get some laundry done, and drink hot chocolate. later tonight, i am going to watch 13 going on 30 and learn the thriller dance! today will be the relaxing, [hopefully] productive day that i need.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


i know it's been a while, so i will give you a sparknotes version of my life since thanksgiving: finals, home with steph, disneyland, christmas happiness, guitar hero, best sandwich ever, family bonding, back to school, friends, school, evil teacher, sick, getting better, haircut, superbowl party.

i really love my new haircut. i was really scared, but i am glad i took the risk, because now my hair is healthy, i feel better about myself, it takes have the time to get ready in the morning, and i look older! i've already gotten lots of compliments too!

basically right now i am just enjoying life, loving my friends like crazy, and taking in God's amazing love. not too bad, if i do say so myself. my goal is to write at least once a week, maybe two. we'll see how well that works out.