Sunday, March 1, 2009


L.A., California! Hollywood

foot/hand prints of the stars

me w/ my boba tea

the red carpet ...Oscars were the next day


Me and Amy

The painting on the ceiling at the observatory

Giffith Observatory overlooking LA city

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And the beat goes on...

Britni moved to Glendale and is working at Glendale Adventist Medical Center as a student OT!

This is the first practicum I actually, really like...a lot! Here's a typical day.

Oh wait, and I work in acute therapy for patients that just got out of orthopedic surgery (most of the time. Sometimes I get called to spinal injury, neuro, and critical care units).

7:50am- walk to work
8:00am- arrive and set patient schedule
8:30am-start to see patients

I LOVE this part of my day, because of the interaction I get with patients. I look at a patient, see their deficits and realize that they're human. Each of them are created unique and have different emotional and physical needs. God puts me there as a "temporary facilitator" for those needs. I go into a room, talk to a lay a hand on their hand..and very quickly the bond is built and wipe their sad face with a damp washcloth. Let me tell you, the first time I did that for an 83 yr old man who spoke a different didn't matter what treatment I had planned for him or that he didn't want to participate...he just smiled through all his pain. I knew that the number of unspoken words that were said couldn't say express the way we felt at that moment. The action said it all. God is so good to give me the opportunity to serve others. THANK YOU!
12:00am- I see patients until lunch time. Yummy! I work with some awesome fun people. They talk to me and humor my mistakes, give me advice, and love me for me.
1pm-3:30pm- More fun patients and correcting of mistakes!
3:30pm-5pm- Charting and critique from instructor.

Sadly, I don't think I'm good at change. Someone told me once that the only thing we can be certain of is change and we have no choice but to accept it gracefully. I'm still working on the graceful part. haha...Well, in the past month I've moved, the learning curve at work is really difficult, I don't have many friends out here (thank you to Victor and Kwasi. They brighten my week), and my car is totally broken. I've declared it a lemon. Pitiful-

Eh- God is still good though. He puts change in front of my face to change me and keep me out of trouble. He's brought me friends slowly and has helped me absorb all the new information at work. And there's no doubt He'll fix my car. Keep looking up guys!

Hope everyone has a good week!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hey everyone! School is finally done and I'm home (Texas) for the holidays. A lot has been catch everyone up I'll start with school. This quarter was the hardest yet, but I made the best grades I've ever made. The business class I was taking was my least favorite, however I probably made the best grade. The final business plan was presented by my team and I was commended for going the extra mile, by the "business people" of the university. My favorite class was a hands on splinting class. Many occupational therapists go on to get their physical agent modalities (PAM) certification. This is so that they can go on to further their education in hand therapy. In this class I learned how to use materials and different types of fabric to splint hand deformities.

I spent a lot of time with one of my best friends, Joy. She has been living at home this quarter in
Glendale, CA. Her boyfriend came down from Michigan to visit and her little cousin was here also. So here's some pictures of us at the beach :)

As far as running goes the Loma Linda Lopers asked me to be in a commercial for them to promote the running club. Even though I am not an "official" member of the club this year they still let me run with them on occasion and be in commercials. ha! Although I don't run with the club all the time, Art and I are always meeting up to run. I did the 15K (9.3 miles) Holiday Classic race at an 8:40min/mile running pace. Finished in just over an hour! It was a great race :)

My parents bought a new Shar Pei puppy for my younger sister just before Thanksgiving. As you all know we had to put our last one down this summer. My sister wanted one so bad, so I guess her Christmas present came a little early. It took us 4 weeks to agree on an name, but we've decided Hoover.

Now that I'm home I don't know what to do with myself. I'm so used to going at a fast pace, it's like I don't know how to slow down. I've kept busy learning to cook and bake different types of foods/desserts. It's been a lot of fun. I've baked sweet desserts for neighbors and friends. Also, my sister and I have been making cards. Breanne (sister) is very good and has been teaching me how to do different things to make the cards look good. Sean and Barbara have inspired me to broaden my art scope. Thanks guys! I've also dusted off my old Saxophone. I'm playing at church on sabbath...should be really fun.

Christmas will be spend with my two aunts, uncles, and grandparents in East Texas. I pray that all you have a wonderful Christmas too! May God Bless you in the New year with peace, good health, and lasting friendships.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bible verses

Hey guys...I'm struggling right now and I just need you to post your favorite "pick-me-up" Bible verse.

I want God to give me wisdom to do what's best for me. The reason I ask you to give me your favorite verse is because so many times I feel like I run to other people for advice. Or should I say other sinners. None of us are perfect and yet I tend to take advice from "unperfect people." God promises that He will always be there...and the best part is, HE'S PERFECT. He can't give "unperfect" advice.

Soo, please pray for me and send yo verse ;)

Thank guys!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Here are a few of Britni's mind blurbs at 9pm on Tuesday night-
1. I can't see the end of the tunnel even though I'm reminded.
I sit in class. My professors going on and on about how I'm more than half way done with academic work. My brain is buzzing with of useless information. I sarcastically think "woop di doo" more year left.

2. "I thought teaching kindergarten took it out of me some days. Autistic kids are WAY worse (even when it's 1 on 1 treatment). God help me the rest of the week."

3. "My traffic ticket was how much?!!??! $420!!!"

4. "There was 1 autistic kid that told me I was thin and made me princess aurora from sleeping beauty. He came to save me in the "castle" and instead of waking me up with a pretend kiss...he really did kiss me. HA!" (ok, so there was the highlight of my day)

5. "Dang, I wish I was playing volleyball...or getting some form of exercise this week"

6. "I hope Ron has a break to call me tonight. That would complete me =)"

7. "I have a craving to buy a new ...something...anything"

8. "A shower sounds great right now"

9. "I've made up my mind...going to shower"

Peace out ya'll

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Here is the updated stats on the race last week--
I ran a 10:55 pace... finished at 2hours 23 min. ...slower than I thought, but I was totally fine with that :) High Alt. and Hills I thought I was a lot slower.

Anyways- the best part is that I came in 4th of females ages 21-16. There was 14 of us total.

I can't wait to beat my time next year =)
Still working on the pictures

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another 13.2 miles on record

BIG BEAR HALF- ran it in 2 hrs. 12 min. at 4500+ feet and LOTS of hills...steep hills.

I'll post pics as soon as I get some. It was such a challenge but I was up for it. I love a runners challenge.