Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blessing/Car Accidents

Two stories to tell you this time around. I'll start with Blessing

~ I was at the Christian Light bookstore on Saturday and had a $10.00 off coupon. This made me excited because I really wanted a new CD, however, I decided to bless my sister instead. I knew she liked Point of Grace back in the day so I got their new CD. When I let her know that I got her the CD, her works were "eww I don't like them". I was thinking you have got to be kidding me. Well, I decided to put the CD in to listen to it and the 4th song on the CD brought me to tears, while driving lol. It just hit home and I though, my isn't God good like that. Here I bought something for someone else to be blessed but in return He decided to bless me. My sister has changed her mind since then and wants it put on her IPod. :)

Ok second think is car accidents

~ I was just in one. The officer said no one was at fault because of how it took place (basically we pulled out at the same time, though I was CLEARLY in the lane before she was...another story). My front drivers side is smashed up, poor lil Yota (my Toyota) has been through a lot. I'm not hurt and I'm thankful for that but man I'm annoyed. Why did it have to happen? I was just leaving the mall because I was GOING to see Seth but plans changed and so I decided to make my way home. If I had just waited ONE more min it wouldn't have taken place. So I don't get it, why?? Maybe it is to teach the other driver something or maybe one day, I'll understand but as of right now I'm out a $250 deductible!! (which AGAIN, she should be paying!!). Oh well, $250 or my life right? It could have been WAY worse. She was in a Jeep liberty and they can do damage to a little car like mine. Still - I wish God would whisper the reason :o)

Well those are my two exciting stories as of right now. Nothing new is going on. I'm enjoying this weather and life (besides the accident). Life is pleasant right now.

LOVE YOU GUYS!! .... Stay tuned for more interesting stories.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update Time Again

Ready ... Set... GO!

1) I did not get the job position that I posted on my last blog BUT I did get a different one. Which, I think is going to be great! I kept saying that when the time is right, things will fall into place and now it has. So, I feel confident that this where I'm supposed to be. It's a good feeling. I'm kind of nervous about it, just because of a new atmosphere and learning new things but I think I can hold my own.

2) I am loving my new apartment! I haven't slept there in the last two days though because of the winter storm we are having. I stayed at my mom's house so I could FARM! haha oh and update this too.

3) One of my best friends is pregnant for the first time and I'm having a blast making it a big deal for her. We both have been waiting for this day for a while now. lol We have decided that we will be pregnant together on her second child. So, Seth has two-three years to make the necessary steps happen! (You know, the whole marriage thing and what not haha).

4) Seth and I are going to NY in April for his birthday! It's going to be a blast. Does anyone recommend any good Broadway shows to see? - I have to do all the things I wanna do in three years (you know before the kid! wink wink).

5) I'm going to Florida at the end of June. I am being forced because I DO NOT want to go. I mean I do but not at that time. Are you kidding me? SUMMER IN FLORIDA. Not my cup of tea. However, we are going because there is a conference going on that Seth wants to attend. I'm going to try and see if we can go closer to September though... I WILL TRY.

6) My mom and dad are so close to getting their house they want! They girls (my nieces that we are adopting) should be coming soon. It's all becoming so real. My nephew can not come down until mom and dad get the house (since it will have more rooms) which is why we are praying it goes through! I'm excited yet anxious to see how everything is going to turn out. As time goes on, it gets more real and hits home harder. It will all work out I'm sure - it's just the journey getting to the "working out" part that scared me.

7) On the 26th of this month, Seth and I will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary. It's crazy to think how fast time has gone.

Well I think that is everything for now. If something else happens, I'll let you know. - Now off to check all my other fellow bloggers and see what they are up to.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello Blog World! How's everyone been doing?

Life has been pretty fun lately. Here are some updates:

1. Got a place of my own. Never thought I'd like it but it's growing on me. I honestly don't think I'd make it without having Seth here though. He sure is amazing. When you walk in the living room is a "Cinema/Movie" theme. Then in the back drop is Paris...oh I will have to show you this Paris thing I got! LOVE IT! Then over in the kitchen is my little fat Italian chef guy. You know, with the big white hat. So you get to travel the world at my place. It's fun to have themes I think.

2. Applied for a new job position within the job I currently have. I think I basically got it but I have to wait and see. I am excited to see what's next.

3. Seth and I are celebrating our first Christmas together!! We have never been together on the actual day of Christmas, so I'm looking forward to that. We do a little thing called "12 Days" and it started today...he got me gloves, which I needed! It brings excitement from now until Christmas morning. It's a lot of fun.

So yeah. That's just a little update in the life of Staci. Oh and I don't have cable or internet at my new place so I've been watching A LOT of movies. It's kinda fun. I usually just come to my mom's house and check my Facebook while I'm doing laundry. However, she is losing her internet in January...NO FUN. Hopefully by then I'll have internet at my place. Who knows though. Money is tight right now. No new news there ;o)

Well I better be going. I have to go home and wrap a few more things. Hope everyone is enjoying this season and is not being grumpy!!

~ From the <3 ~

Sunday, October 11, 2009


WOW! It's been a while since I've written a blog! So much has been going on. I usually think about writing but then I just never get around to it. Side note ~ I just love this time of year, you have no idea how much!! The pumpkins and trees turning colors! Ok I had to add that in there. ~ Here are some highlighted points to help you catch up:

1. Seth moved here. After 2.5 years of long distance, it finally happened. It has been wonderful but I will say it takes getting use to. It's a big change for both of us. He is truly amazing and to up and leave all his friends...he must REALLY love me. I'm actually learning what it means to go on double dates lol Its fun. Sometimes frustrating but at the end of it all we love each other.

2. I'm looking into being a medical transcriptionist, I'm actually one step away from starting the course. It always seems to be a step away! I need something in my life that makes me push myself. My current job doesn't do that. Plus, now is my time to figure out what I want. I don't have a family to take care of or even a house for that matter. So I need to hurry it up a little :)

3. Seth and I are in the process of starting our non-profit organization, Christmas Morning Missions (insert copy wright symbol here lol). We plan to gather enough toys to then ship over to Haiti and other places. Kind of like the Shoe Box Ministry but we plan to do it twice a year (once we have the money to do so). We are hooking up with his Church, who have orphanges and Churches over there (and other places) already. We have to get the wrinkles ironed out but we are so excited about it! We hope to see our vision for this come to pass. You never know though, we are just following God and His footsteps and we all know that changes from time to time. :)
I think its better to have to much vision then no vision at all.

4. I wrote my second Childrens book in my series "Angel On Your Shoulder". I am pretty happy about them. A friend of mine is going to school to be a Children's book editor and she is helping me with them. She also knows of an illistrator that may help me with my pictures. Can you imagine how cool it would be to see that come to pass!! :)

So those are my main 4 points. Now, I'm going to go and read other blogs to catch up with other people. Talk with you soon!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


I've been thinking and you tell me if I'm wrong...

When you place yourself in leadership, whether it be in a church or in a job, you are allowing others to scrutinize you. You are allowing them to hold you responsible for more things than normal. No one has forced you to take on this role. You knew the moment you took that next step, you would need to watch your actions, what you say, wear, dress more then ever before. Why, because you are allowing yourself to be held accountable in areas that most people would normally just look over and not care about.

The position is not easy, but you chose it, don't forget that part. Don't get mad or upset when people look at you different or criticize you more than others. You made the choice to be the leader you are. We are not perfect and we mess up, but if you hold that position, hold it with dignity. Know that your words and your actions need to reflect that of your "boss". This is no longer about YOU and YOUR feelings, it's bigger than that.

Note to self: Live each day as though you have stepped into a role of a leader. My boss will be reflected with honor and dignity and when I let him down, I will learn from my mistake and press on. The best thing about my boss is that He will never fire me. Lord, let me never take that for granted.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's a long one. Be ready to read...

Ok... let's look at a few points before I start talking...

1) I've always struggled with my weight. Mainly since I was 13.

2) I've been up and down. Down usually after a break up... which is basically cause I didn't eat anything. Stupid boys! :)

3) I have been working out and eating healthy for over 6 months now and nothing has changed. When I say nothing, I mean NOTHING. This broke me and I felt so helpless.

I was at my breaking point, my last breaking point. So, I decided to see a Dr. that my friend recommended. He's a chiropractor as well as a nutritionist. I was not sure at first because insurance does not cover anything and lets just say its not cheap. Plus, I was mad. Why did I really have to go to a specialist, why wasn't working out and eating healthy good enough!! I had to look past that though and so far I've been amazed at what he's found out. Not to mention the crazy stuff he shows me that the human body does! It's really unbelievable.

So a lot of blood work and tests were done and as of right now I'm on what is called a "rotation diet". I am still in the early stages, as I've only seen him twice. One of the main tests I took was a food sensitivity test that showed me what foods my body was sensitive to (which is different from being allergic to). Who would have thought among those foods would be broccoli, chocolate, and strawberries!? Other main foods I have to cut out completely is anything that has yeast or sugar in it. There are a whole bunch of other stuff but that's the main ones...oh and dairy! Which, is heartbreaking. Let's just say, it's not going to be easy, but I am more determined than ever. Plus, I love the fact that this rotation diet I'm on has been made just for me. No more second guessing.

Oh and so you know - a rotation diet is a nutritious eating program that takes planning based on the elimination of reactive foods. It provides food suggestions for each day in a four-day cycle. Rotating and diversifying your food intake can prevent the development of other food sensitivities. Food sensitivity is often a result of repetitive eating. In both adults and children, wheat, milk, corn, eggs and citrus fruits are typical offenders.

I have a four day meal plan. Each day I have a list of foods I can choose from. Some days are not fun because there is basically NOTHING to eat, other days, I can have potatoes, rice and all that "GOOD STUFF - blah". What I have to remember is that foods that have been taken away can be introduced back into my diet. However, that doesn't mean I can go back to eating a doughnut here and there or bread all the time. Being that I have a yeast overgrowth, I need to stop feeding it and break the habit. This is a life changing event for me. I only want to do this once, spend the money and learn all I can... ONCE. I want to get on a path that doesn't lead to a dead end. It's not going to be easy and to be honest I've done this before but I am more determined than ever! Plus, I have more accountability as well.

So, I am already back to day one (already did the first 4) and I have to keep thinking positive thoughts. It's hard to see the end right now and because of that I am just focusing on day to day.

Here is my goal. To be healthy. I know I won't be on this rotation forever but the knowledge I'm gaining WILL last forever. Never would I have known the importance of "labels" and what certain foods do to a person. I want to treat this like school. I want to learn so much and act upon it. I can see one day becoming a nutritionist and helping those who feel the same way I felt weeks ago. Wouldn't that be awesome?

So yeah, there is my story. I know its kind of long and I probably forgot some points but I think you know what I'm say and where I am going. Valerie, my friend who did this as well, has already warned me that I will most likely cry and that it's OK! The enemy will not win this one. I'm ready for a new life and I'm excited to see where it's going to lead me. I'm sure I'll post more about this as time goes on and as Dr. Heath finds out more information. If you think about me, say a prayer, I want this to be the last time I ever face this. I will take the hold off of my life that the enemy has enjoyed having for so long!

I will!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I don't think I am going to be writing anymore. Seth has a blog now and he smokes me out of the water with his writing. Jealous maybe? I don't know. I have so much to say right now but don't know how to say it. So here are the main points/topics:

1) Church's are way to political

2) Why do I feel Christians only care when someone is in a "situation"

3) Why do I feel that after 10 or so years of the same church, I don't want to go to it anymore. I love my Pastor and some of the people there but something is missing and I can't seem to get it!

4) I feel scattered right now

Alrighty... hopefully I'll be back at a later time to touch base on these few things. Until then, feel free to share your thoughts.