January 30, 2006

.ECOLA REUNION.




So, every year Ecola Bible School has a reunion for all the past classes. It's a fun filled weekend of good coffee, hiking, usually rain, and awesome friends. It's so much fun when you see people you haven't seen forever and a day, okay maybe more like a year or two, but whatever.

.Arcades are funny.




On Saturday at reunion, Candice, Ben and I decided to go check out the arcades in Seaside. Arcades are funny cause you are always bound to run into either a. a mullet, b. stinky little kids, or c. those really scary people who look like carnival folk...the ones without teeth, and who are all greasy....scary!! But on another note, we played that one basketball game where you win when you're the one who's making the most baskets and whatnot...haha, I beat Candice,,,,and I didn't even play basketball in high school!! Then we played the game where you get the balls and have to like "bowl for buzzards" or whatever, and you get tickets for knocking them over...I dunno...but that one is my favorite. It makes me smile. hahaha!!

January 29, 2006

.Portland International Auto Show.


Subaru Sti= BEAUtiful!!!
....and the random guy in the car...yeah, I have NO idea who that is...oh well!!!

.My Favorite car EVER!!!.


Hands Down, the Subaru STi is my favortie car in the world!! Where else can you find 300hp 2.5L turbo charged spunky, fresh, sleek, and did I mention all wheel drive beast?! Yeah it does 0-60 in only 4.9 seconds!! Not bad eh?!!

.A Volvo for a legomaniac.......what!?!?!.



So, this was one of thee coolest cars at the show. It is made entirely from Legos, besides the basic platform. Pretty tight. I think my dad said that there are like 201,000 legos total, and it took like 2 months to build. That's just nuts!! I'll bet Seth wants it!! HAHA!!

.Nice Mercedes.


This is a pretty tight Mercedes, black beauty!!

January 28, 2006

.Me and Sister pics.

We Love our (now Japanese) Brother Seth(Setsu)!!!!


This is me and my sister, when we decided to take random pics, and one for Brother Seth too!!!

.Baby Sister.


This is my beautiful baby sister Rachel!!! She is a muffin top!!! She likes small dogs, shopping, bling-bling, asians, the color pink, her princess hair, giggling, her sister, America's next top model, and long walks on the beach at sunset!!!

January 16, 2006

.God is Good.

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:12-17-

There has been a dominating theme on my heart for the past couple of weeks. This theme is one that is ugly, and unholy, and bitter. Downward spirals, is the direction my flesh wants to go in. But God is good. He is so faithful to listen to his children when we are in need. And I have amazing encouragement through Christ, as well as through my amazing friends. I am so blessed. The downlow is this; one of my friends did something and is currenlty doing something that hurts me alot and that I don't agree with. But I've learned that it really doesn't matter. People are as human as I am. Through Christ alone we are driven to love, and have compassion and forgiveness toward each other. The part that really gets me is where it says I should forgive as the Lord forgave me. So in doing this, I have learned an amazing lesson through the Lord. One that I knew in the past and still know, but this lesson is one that's helpful to hit the Rewind button on, then the Play, then Repeat. God accepts me for me. He forgives me, despite all of the stupid things I do and say constantelly. What I have to do is simply live in his love, binding my heart in his compassion and forgiving people when they really do stuff that ticks me off. Even the stuff that hurts me deeply. God is constantely opening up new opportunities for His love to become more evident in our lives. For it is truly these opportunities, the ones that hurt, where we have more room to grow in Him. Draw nearer to His heart. Where He fulfils us even more. How sweet is that?! That I know and love and serve a God, who loves me more than I can ever imagine, and who is going to keep revealing His compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and above all else love, to me until the day I die. In the end all we truly can put our hope in is the Lord. God is Good. God is so Good.

.Holly-Hol and I.


On the lift at meadows!!! Oh so sick, shred it up!!!! Zoo-lan-der oh fo sho!!!!!

Holly...and the goodness of freshies!!!



Hey all, so I just thought I'd tell you just how sweet the goodness of freshies are!!! They are pretty much my favorite thing ever!!!! Holly and I went up for the morning session today, and had a blast until the glorious snow turned to the dreaded slush!!! It was still super fun though., aside from getting soaking wet and all. And it took like an hour to get up to Meadows because everyone was going *at most* 25MPH because of the fresh snow,,,but there were only about 3-4 inches on the road!!! People are just insane I think.
But so am I,,,,okay so going back down the hill, I took a corner a little fast and definetly spun around and ended up in the other lane!!! It was tight though. It was so much fun!! I felt like a real rally racer, corecting myself from a 5 point turn or something!!! hahah!!! Holly's all "I wasn't even scared at all, you are so pro!!" Just another event in this lovely day!!

January 12, 2006

Sister and me!!

Look at the little GOOBERHEADS!!!!

These are my little muffins!!! Hahah!!! Elexis, Derrick and Addie!! Oh, and did I mention that fact that they are all learning how to snowboard right now...yeah they'll be pro by 12, no doubt!!!

Family Dinner!!!


So my mom got a gift certificate for Christmas from her boss for the North Oak Brasserie in Hood River, so we got everyone together and went out to eat..here are some of the crazy pics from the evening!!! Elexis is giving you her debonair *and fake* smile!! While Addie is looking pensive in the foreground!!!

January 08, 2006

a cool pic of my guitar!!

me playing my guitar!!


So lately, I've totally loved playing my guitar!! I've been playing for almost three years now, and I've had a ton of fun writing some stuff, and recording and actually getting (a super funky, at home studio version) demo out...it's been very cool. And it's fun because I get to write about what I love, God. And hopefully, I'll get to spread more of the Gospel through my music and my witness in that industry as well as with my fashion and clothing co. stuff!! I'm stoked!!!!

.something shared.

my friend Candice shared this quote with me a couple days ago, when I was feeling super discouraged, and I think it is so awesome!! So I thought I'd share it with you!! Be blessed and encouraged though Him and Him alone!!

"My determination is to be my utmost for his highest. To get there is a question or will, not of debate nor reasoning, but a surrender of will, an absolute and irrevokable surrender on that point. And over-weaning consideration for ourselves is what keeps us from that decision, though we put it that we are considering others. Shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only-My utmost for His highest. I am determined to be absolutelly for Him and Him alone."
--Oswald Chambers
-My Utmost for His Highest

.True Grace.

These verses have been speaking to me lately. I think it's amazing to have such an example as Christ Jesus to base my life, faith and hope, and love in. It's kind of ironic the way we all live our lives out of such relience on ourselves when we know we should choose Him. And yet, we still do, we choose us!! We choose ourselves, for that small satisfaction and glory that we get, then we come stumbling back to Him, to the Cross, and we deserve rejection, but all we get is love. Eternal and everlasting love. True Grace! This is truly worth living for. His love blows me away.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:3-11

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--think about such things.
Philippians 4:8

January 02, 2006

if this doesn't freak you out I don't know what will.....


So I was over at Gretchen's the other night,,,and Valerie (my second mom) was making us all dinner....when I hear this odd sawing noise coming from the kitchen, so I went to see what it was...low and behold she was using an electric knife to cut the slab o' ham for dinner(for the Bellus fam, not me). No I do not enjoy partaking in the eating of any pig product mind you, especially ones you have to saw through with any sort of an electric devise. I thought it was hillarious,,,but really freaky too!! THAT WAS ONE HARD HAM!!!

What happens when you put tin foil in someone's hair?!









Before and After!! Sister wanted me to put highlights in her hair,,,so I did, and I took pictures of her because I think she looked like a space cadet with all the foil in her hair!!! Good Stuff!! And what's really lame is you can hardly tell she even has highlights in...all that alien bizniss for nuthin!!!

January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!!







Happy New Year!!! So I didn't have an incredibly thrilling new years eve...sad to say..but it's all good. I've been visiting friends in Cannon Beach (my old town) and working for the past few days at my old job at the Basketcase, so I had my new years celebration here. I even borrowed party hats for the guys...but they both refused to wear them. I kicked it with my old friends Joel and Tex, we went and got some food...anyone up for an energy drink and redvines?!?! ..haha!! And then hung out at Joel's house for a while!! The life of a rockin' 20 year old what can I say!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!