Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birthdays weekend w/ Melissa!!!

My good friend Melissa from San Antonio came out to wonderful California not only to celebrate my birthday but to celebrate her birthday too!  She & I first met at a local community college during the summer in swim class. Who knew that even in college you have to PE?! She attended Baylor University in Waco and I attended Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton-- both super expensive colleges. So being budget savvy individuals we took community college hours during the summers. She also swam in high school and we had a lot in common. Over the years we have never been super close like best friends but always manage to communicate and see one another. I was completely shocked and sooo happy to have a visitor from Texas to visit. We had a fun filled weekend that lacked sleep but that didn't matter to us.

Friday- Lake Tahoe
Saturday- Six Flags Animal Kingdom 
& Tenth Avenue North concert
Sunday- San Francisco
Monday- Sacramento

Here's a picture of Melissa & me on 
the Riverwalk during Christmas 2009



 crowd getting soaked by Shouka
 Shouka show
 Tenth Avenue North in concert at the park
melissa & me  

golden gate bridge

 pier 39 sea lions
Lombard Street 


birthday lunch with Sharalee 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Children's Hunger Fund- Champion Awards Banquet

CHF Banquet Video

host- Francis Chan

Award Recipients

~David Robinson, founder of the Carver Academy

~Michael and Carol Hart, founders of Zoe International.

~Carlos Pimentel, Executive VP of Esperanza International.

~Donnie Laurence, First VP of Investment Officer of Nebens/ Laurence Wealth Management Group.

~ Taylor & Frankie Rodriquez, Blog. Widows Mite Award

Frankie, Taylor & me

Taylor & Frankie's families

yummy cheesecake!

Mandi & me

me & host Francis Chan

Widow's Mite Award winners!!

Congratulations Taylor & Frankie!!

Janea & me

Love this picture!! Charlene & me

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Encourage One Another · Max Lucado

Encourage One Another · Max Lucado

World Vision- Make a Difference Tour!!

Max Lucado, pastor at Oak Hills Church and World Vision sponsor, has partnered with World Vision to get 25,000 new child sponsor in one year in representation of his 25 years as an author. His friends- Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, & Third Day joined him for a 30-day tour across the United States!! The night was amazing- concert + compassion. In Austin on October 7th over 200 children were sponsored. Here are some pictures from the night.

former room mate & friend- Nicole and me

Opening the eveing- Jason Gray
Then TOBY MAC!! (my fav- he and his band are so full of energy)

Then Michael W. Smith and Mac Powell from Third Day leading the audience in Praise & Worship

Talk from Max


During intermission I ran into Shea & Lee from San Antonio~ such a blessing to see them both :)

Closing- Michael W. Smith