Saturday, December 27, 2008

Beautiful Priya

I went to India in August of 2007 to visit a couple from my church in Lubbock and visit the girls in the orphanage that they started. It was an amazing trip and I started to sponsor one of the girls. Her name is Priya and she is so beautiful. When I met her she had just had her head shaved due to lice and she still had the most beautiful smile anyone had seen. Her and I bonded from the first night on, all the girls would run to an Auntie and grab their hands and sit with them. Priya always ran to me. A little of Priya's story is that she is a semi-orphan so she still has a family. They hope that her parents will be fit to take her home at some point. My hope is that I will still be able to keep in touch with her. Right now I get updates about how she is doing and some emails from her. I just got an updated picture of her and wanted to share it with everyone. I hope that you enjoy seeing her and fall in love with her the way I did. Please pray for her heart and all the other girls in the orphanage. They all learn about Jesus and truth everyday but I don't know if they truly understand yet.

Monday, December 15, 2008

So Hard To Say Goodbye....

SO, I haven't written in a long time and my sister has told me that I have to or she will delete me so here is the newest post... ha. I got into a car accident and wrecked my car a little over a month ago and it has been a difficult ride to say the least dealing with it. I just found out last week that it was officially totalled and had to get everything out of it today. It was a sad time and I decided that I am going to dedicate this post to Aicha.. that was her name.
Aicha was a very colorful car with a huge personality to say least. She was a little bit ghetto... you kind of had to help her roll up the passenger window and she was very picky about who she let into the back passenger door. If she liked you that day she would open and if she didn't good luck on getting in! :) This car was very special to me because it was my first car.. been through 7 years together and have had many many memories in her!
Through all this car stuff God has definetly taught me a lot. I have been reminded that material things are fleeting and Christ is always sufficient. God is so gracious in the way he shows us things about our hearts and how we don't rely on him but on ourselves. Today my mom said something that made me think a little.. (I was saying how I wish someone could have been there to go with me) she said sometimes we have to go and do things alone. At church yesterday Jonathan said that when we are sitting alone and wanting a significant other to be there and depressed that we don't have it Christ wants to be that for us so badly. I realized that I was trying to depend on others to get through it and not on Christ... I am slowly seeing and allowing my heart to be vulnerable to Christ and depending on him and not myself. Thank you God for your patience and grace.. I need it!
Ok well here are the last pictures of Aicha to say goodbye and thanks for 7 AMAZING years....

She got her guns up one last time! :( Wreck 'Em Tech...

Friday, September 19, 2008

My Family

I am hanging out at the house tonight and am just missing my family. They are such amazing people and God has truly blessed me with having them in my life and being a part of molding me into the person that I am. I decided to put up some of my favorites of us and my baby nephew Brady Jack! I miss him a lot too. I haven't seen him since he was a month old :( he is getting so big and can't wait to see him and Meghan and David (I guess I have to see them in order to see Brady haha) Well here is my family I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!

This is my Mom, Me, Meghan, and Mary at Meghan's baby shower in Denver City. My Dad is so lucky to have such amazing women in his life! :)

Meghan, Mom, and Me at Mary's wedding. See Meghan we all kind of look similar! haha

Mary and I on the train to Lyle to check out a school. She was so great on that trip and helped me to get everywhere... so sorry I didn't go to that school! My bad!

This is my Father.... Dad Cam enough said. My Dad is always trying to embarass us in one way or another and the only thing he does is just make us love him more for his craziness.. (with a little embarassment at times thrown in but you got to love it!)

Brady Jack Azam our newest little edition

Brady when he was first born on June 30, 2008

Brady at one month... getting bigger

Brady now at almost 3 months.. Geeze he has gotten so big! He is going to be all grown up by the time I get to see him again.. (not really Meghan he is going to be little forever!)

This is my all time favorite picture. This is my Grandma (my Dad's mom) meeting Brady for the first time. It brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it. She is such an amazing woman of faith and love and perseverance. I love her so much and I don't get to see her very much either so the times I get to see pictures and hear her voice are the most precious to me.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Meet The Interns

Texas State Dietetic Interns
Minus a few! :)
This is from left to right... Jacly, Jenn, Me, Hector, and Megan. The missing ones are Lauren K, Lauren M, and Casey. Today we went to a conference in Austin for Obesity Awareness Week where a Doctor from India spoke. It was really good, very smart people with very confusing questions. haha. Jenn is the one that I have been the closest to throughout this whole thing. So, she gets another picture! :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Being an Intern

So, this week I started my dietetic internship. I am starting in my community rotation, and my first one was at Meals on Wheels and more. It was so good. That company was so amazing and I am proud to have been apart of it for just a short time. This rotation was really short. It was only a week long :( wish it was longer. So, I got to write some nutrition education handouts for the clients, look up legislation, sustainable foods, hand out the food to the volunteers, got to deliver meals, and go to a meeting for TKHA (I think) it is basically people from all around Texas in different areas of expertise talking about the legislation and actions being taken for children to learn about nutrition. It was really cool to see things happening and what all can be done. Anyways.. it sum it up I loved it. I have learned so much so far and it was only my first week. I am still a little apprehensive of my grad school classes... hope I am smart enough haha.... Monday will be the test of it!! Well usually I would still be at my rotation but Ike has changed that. The office closed at 1:30 to prepare for everything. There are at least 3000 evacuees that came to Austin so they have a lot to deal with. San Marcos is supposed to get high winds and rain with the possibilities of tornadoes. I really hope not! So, everyone just be praying for everyone that is going to be affected by the hurricane and Amy if you are reading this I really hope you don't die! :) jk but please make sure that you keep me up to date how you and Geoff are and the weather in Houston! I have so much more to say but that is all for now! I am tired.. being a big girl is hard! haha

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Living in San Marcos so far...

Today was my first day of orientation for my dietetic internship. It went good I could possibly get a little overwhelmed within the next couple days but we will just have to wait and see what emotions come out :) Well since I have been to San Marcos I have been visited by two of my best friends Chelsea and Laura. They are so great that they have come and visited. Laura unfortunately was not feeling her best and had to leave early and you will see why... Poor thing. But I have also got involved with my church Austin CIty Life. It is so wonderful. I really think that God is so gracious by putting those people in my life. I was asked to watch some of the kids while they had a leadership meeting (and if you know me, you know that is NOT my thing haha) and I ended up doing it since I had nothing else to do. It ended up being 7 kids and me with the help of Stephen a 16 year old kid that goes to ACL. It ended up being great I fell in love with some of those kids and Owen is one of them. He is the pastor's son and is so sweet when he has your attention. I went over to the Dodson's (that's the pastor) house on Sunday for a little church get together and Owen fell in love with my camera. SO, basically I just wanted to post some pictures from some of the times I have had thus far ENJOY!!
So Funny Story about this one... When I was younger I used to think that people looked so much prettier like this. haha I know I was weird.
Poor Laura had a toothache and then a migraine the day she left and then when they got to San Marcos her left cheek was completely swollen!

He made us hats out of railroad tracks! :) He is so sweet.

This was Owen taking the picture and that is Joe in the background. He plays in the Andy Melvin Band and they lead worship at Austin Stone he is a pretty cool guy!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hello... Adult Life

Today I had my first orientation for Grad school. I decided that I was going to be really prepared since I moved to San Marcos and be more organized. So, I decided to leave 20 minutes early to get to campus park, and walk to the building I had my first meeting at.. (just to let you know I live 2 minutes from campus) First I get lost trying to find the parking garage that we are supposed to park in and then I don't go the right way and I end up going to the exit, where I tried to just get out and then go back in but it wouldn't work so I had to push the button for assistance.. and again while I am doing this cars are lining up behind me. The lady tells me to back up and put on my flashers so that people will move. So, everyone already thinks I am weird because I am living in San Marcos with Texas Tech all over my car and New Mexico license plates.. So this little incident did not help my case. Well I finally got back into the garage and found a parking spot. I had about 5 minutes to get there on time and I walk not knowing where I was and walked in the complete opposite side of the building I needed. So, in the end I was 10 minutes late and completely sweaty by the time I finally got there. Haha what a good first impression I made. But besides these little incidents the orientation was good. I met two of the girls that I am going to be in the internship with. I think that this is going to be a really good experience, I just hope that I am smart enough for it :) Hopefully I will stop doing these things over and over again and start actually being prepared and on time ha!