Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hey everyone! School is finally done and I'm home (Texas) for the holidays. A lot has been happening...to 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.