December 05, 2009

.Disneyland.








Oh my gosh... so a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I got to go down to The Happiest Place on Earth... A.K.A. DISNEYLAND!!!!!! We went and soaked up the sunshine for 2.5 days in Orange County California. SO NICE!!! And, lucky us we left Cannon Beach in the knick of time because the power went out from a crazy windstorm the day after we left and didn't come back on until the day we returned.... pretty good timing to get out of town I'd say. We had a blast... I loved Disneyland more this time than the last time I went because we had 2 day 2 park hopper passes to Disneyland AND California Adventure. Super super fun mini vacation with my man!!!! Absolutely awesome. :)

To see the slideshow with more photos from disneyland click HERE

November 02, 2009

.Halloween.


Halloween was so much fun!!! My boyfriend had to work, so I hung out at the Warren House for a while until he got off, then we went to Seaside to watch the Stillbillies play. Fun times!!! Pretty low key in comparison to other years, but I loved it. We had a blast and got a ton of compliments on our costumes. :) Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

October 11, 2009

.Wookie Bear.




I'm so obsessed with my boyfriend's dog Wookie. I adore this animal. He's awesome. Part of the agreement my boyfriend and I have is that we have joint custody of his dog. Wookie goes surfing during the day, then at night I go get him and take him running on the beach. :) I love Wookie like he's my own doggie. I'm addicted.

September 29, 2009

.good stuff.


It's so crazy to me when certain things happen. The timing of it all, and how God uses His plan to bring everything together. My boyfriend came into my life at a very unexpected and awesome time, and everything with him just feels right. I like him a lot!!! :) He treats me amazing and really values the time we get to spend together, and he's teaching me how to surf better too.... YAY!!!! :) :) :)

August 29, 2009

.simple ponderings.

I am always curious as to when certain things are supposed to happen. Is it always simply us who have desires for certain elements to be, but don’t control our own destiny, or is everything truly predestined and we aren’t really given choices in life, rather we simply live and the options and choices as well as conclusions truly fall into place on their own. Is there always a yes and a no, a black and white, or is there ever the grey middle that muddles our drink with more of a diverse option? What to choose, what to choose, do I intentionally choose the road less traveled? Or do I go with the flow of the main stream and float on by with the rest of them? Is one way better than another? Will they both ultimately end up as the roots to my destiny anyhow? Or are the branches and fruit from my tree going to be ruthless and choose where they want to be seeded in and of they’re own time.

In the world we call today, timing is everything. In a glimpse, what’s here today, is gone tomorrow. It’s best to take the opportunities given to you in due time, because what if the opportunities you have today are truly gone tomorrow. What hard decisions to make. I believe that we should never hinder ourselves from our full potential. We should never hinder ourselves from what we have to give and receive from other people. Important life lessons, stories, histories, hindsights, and wisdom are all wired into all of us as individuals. We are what we make of ourselves. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Mahatma Ghandi It’s all about Carpe Diem and seizing the day. We must create for ourselves as well as follow the tracks set in stone for us, our own destiny. A personal journey of expression and vulnerability through our personal strengths, weaknesses and talents. We need to choose to follow hard after our dreams until we create them for ourselves. We must choose to push and never hinder ourselves from the fullest of potential. It’s so important to simply choose to live a strong and succesful and absolutely happy life. Never stagger away from all you truly want to do with your life and never ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do absolutely EVERYTHING you dream of doing AND MORE. It’s important to keep your heart and mind focused on your personal goals, dreams and ambitions and everything ultimately will all fall into just the right spot. Like puzzle pieces finding their jagged edges to connect to to start creating the beautiful picture or vision of our dream for our life. :)

August 22, 2009

.driving mr. randy.

http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/video/clips/driving-mr-randy/1148720/

VOTE FOR Driving Mr. Randy on Conan!!!! :) My buddies Donny and Chad put this video together to try to blow Chad's car up (Mr. Randy). Go vote for them.... it's for a good cause... it's OBVIOUS that Chad needs that new Lexus to help with his game in the ladies department..... LOL!!!! Don't take it personal Chad, you know it's true. ;)

August 01, 2009

.why.

Why is it that when we least expect it, everything seems to go wrong?
Or is it that everything is just meant to happen in that way because everything is a learning experience? Why do we have to learn over and over from the things that hurt the most? Why do I constantly and unconditionally never feel what I desire to feel from the people so close and yet so drastically far away? Why are we made to desire something that is never ever satisfied? Why do I feel things for those who will never recipricate? Why should I even care anymore? I don't. I can't. I won't. What once was a wall, is now an even higher and stronger one. I am so sick of the dissapointment and the struggle and the battles with self image. I'm over it. I'm over it all. I'm giving up. Since when is singularity a negative? I am free and clear and have no one to call my own, no one to respond to, no one to base my emotions off of or for.... No one to love. Why must I have a constant desire in my heart to have someone to share life and love with when I know it's not meant to be for me. It's never going to happen, I am no longer naive to what I must face alone. The world. My path. My life. solo. I am me, I am weak, and I'm lonely, but living a life for me and putting my best foot forward, making a name for myself and choosing to live in and through all of my passions is far better than dwelling on the inner void I feel and the absolute self hatred my soul posesses towards the face I see in the mirror each day. I have absolute freedom, and yet all I desire is to be tied down... WHY?

July 22, 2009

.I love horsies.


This was a springy horse I found at a park near Tyler's house. I used to be more than a little bit obsessed with horses, and this totally took me back to my childhood memory bank. I had to get on that thing and spring the crap out of it. Tyler just stood there and laughed at me because I made him take pictures of me on my awesome yellow pony. :) hahahahaha. GOOD TIMES!!!!

.thoughts about life.

Sometimes I wonder why I am so truly blessed in life... and I never wonder for too long because God's hand always comes up on and through my life. Woven into my core, wrapped around and intertwined through my heart. It's so cool to see the way God wires us all so differently and to see how much he loves us. I love the worship song, How He Loves, by John Mark Mcmillan. The lyrics are amazing, so sweet and so true:

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

Chorus 2:
He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

Well, I thought about You the day Stephen died,
And You met me between my breaking.
I know that I still love You, God, despite the agony.
...They want to tell me You're cruel,
But if Stephen could sing, he'd say it's not true, cause...

Cause He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us.
Whoa! how He loves us.
Whoa! how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

June 21, 2009

.Cannon Beach Fine Art Prints.





Here are a few new photos I've been working on to get some more fine art stuff up on my website in my Cannon Beach fine art gallery. So much more to come. :)

.Cannon Beach Life.

A big howdy ho for all my friends who actually read my blog still. I'm sorry, I've been such a huge slacker lately. LOL!!! I guess that's what happens when you get a busier life or a "real job" rather than volunteering as an International snowboard instructor in Japan. LOL!!!! Oh man, so I live in Cannon Beach now, just for the summer. I live in this awesome little cottage 1/2 a block from the Pacific Ocean and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!! It feels so good to have a place all my own. I am working on decorating it all up and I enjoy being able to run on the beach and surf whenever I want. :) :) :) Smiles all around. I am stoked to have some friends in town to chill with coming back from college for the summer, makes life so much more fun when you can have endless bonfires on the beach. I even have a fire pit I've claimed as my own just off the beach access at the end of my street. It's sweet. All are welcome to come and chill with me at the beach, I'll make you amazing margaritas (on the rocks with salt of course), and we can go for long walks on the beach too.... lol. Doesn't that just sound fabulous??? Come one, come all, to Cannon Beach before this fall. LOL!!!! I'm sorry guys, sometimes, I really am too much of a dork for my own good. It's sad, but so true. Photos of my cottage to come. :) xxoo. ~Sarah

June 06, 2009

.I have a vampire obsession.





So, if you ever feel the need to read the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, I just have to warn you will most likely become more than ridiculously obsessed and find the sudden urges to want and desire to become a vampire yourself.... just for the minor chance that you will be written into one of these fictional fantasy books and placed ever so gently into the arms of an absolutely GORGEOUS vampire by the name of Edward Cullen. I just started reading these books not too long ago (there are four total in the series), and I'm so obsessed. I saw Twilight last year in the theatre when it came out and didn't think much of it, but after I started reading the book I realized where all the hype had stemmed from. They are amazing books. Anyways, the new movie (New Moon) is about to be released and I can't wait to see it, now having read the books and become an absolute vampire nut.....lol. Who knew?? I never thought it would get to this extreme, but literally they're THAT good. lol. So, my advice to you, start reading!!!!

March 10, 2009

.Birthday Wish List.

I know it's a little early to be thinking about my birthday (May 1st... LOL!!!!), but here are a few things I wouldn't mind getting for my 24th birthday, :) just in case you were curious at all. And yes, they're in order from most wanted (#1 to least #6).

1.
Black Volcom NYC Clutch Wallet

2.
Von Zipper Dharma Sunny's in Duotone White/Gold Gradient

3.
Metro Park Blue Beret Hat

4.
Havaians Top Khaki Red Flip Flops Size 9/10

5.
True Religion Joey Heritage Jeans Size 27

6.
Tattoo Gift Certificates at Out of Step Tattoo

January 18, 2009

.Living the high life Japan Style.

So, I am currently working at NORTHSTAR outdoor adventures in Norikura Japan for this winter season. I will be posting mainly to my Japan Ministry Blog between January and April. Check it out here . Thanks for reading.

January 07, 2009

.Japan.




Here are some current photos of Japan so far. Just a few. More to come I promise. : ) Enjoy.