Saturday, August 27, 2011


Hi everyone :) :) :)

Just a quick update. Today a bunch of people from church are coming over to help my dad and I upload the moving truck.  So it will be a busy day. We'll actually leave tomorrow - Sunday. Pray that we get lots of strong people to help out. Pray for safety, a fast move, etc... This will be my last post until I'm in California and completely moved in.  That's the news from Oregon today. Extra special love and hugs to you all, Heather :) :) :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Hi everyone,
It's Sunday afternoon and what a beautiful day today. It's around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and feels like a bajillion outside...However, we've got nice air conditioning in the apartment. What a blessing :) :) :)
Church was really great today...and more special because next Sunday will be my last Sunday there...and we are literally pulling out of the church parking lot with the car and moving truck after service is over. 
Our storage unit is completely cleared out and empty. Praise God, because it was a lot of work. Let me see if I can find you all some photos....
I don't remember what the exact dimensions where on the storage unit. It was about 9 feet by 8 feet or something like that, and really tall, too. You can tell from this photo about how big it really was. We had it packed FULL of stuff.  My dad worked really hard to get rid of a lot of things. He donated 22 boxes of popular Christian books to a local Christian private school.  We threw out lots of junk. Then our pastor and his boys came to help my dad haul some stuff away. What a blessing. So on this day, my dad and I went back to pick up the final leftovers. Dad swept the storage unit clean.

My dad finally shut the storage unit door for the LAST time. Oh, what a feeling of relief. It was a real blessing to be out of there. It's something I'd been wanting my dad to do for over a year now anyway. It just happened that with the move, we finally got it done. No matter, it's cleaned and empty...that is so perfect.

My daddy broke out into a "happy daddy" dance where he's playing air guitar with the broom. He was so happy that we were finally leaving the storage unit for good. Isn't my daddy just the cutest? He's so funny :) :) :)
The last time we will ever have to drive by the storage facility offices. The people who own and run this storage facility are wonderfully nice people. Still it was money out of our pockets each month. It's a relief not to have that responsibility anymore.
The last time I will ever see this gate...

The last time I will ever see this sign, too....

So that's about it for today. I'll be taking photos like a crazy woman all the rest of this week, even as we're pulling out of the driveway to head to California.  I hope I have enough space on my memory card for the digital camera.  Maybe I'll buy an extra card just in case :) :) :)

Pray for us the rest of this week and on the drive down south. It will be a long drive...and we're praying that it's completely uneventful.  I'll see if I can get one more post up before we pack the computer away.  oh, it's really happening...and I've been going through feelings of excitement about moving, sadness because I don't want to move, and right now a touch of indifference. 

Thanks for being patient with me during the last few weeks. Moving is a process...but it's worth it, because when it's done right, everything runs smoothly :) : We'll have lots of help from our church to get boxes loaded onto the truck.

Oh, how will I "sign off" on my posts now? I won't be in Oregon that will have to change after next Sunday. Any thoughts on how I can sign off in future posts? Let me know what your thoughts and ideas are on that matter :) :) :) That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hi everyone,
Oh my, the move to California is only about a week away. Wow. My dad and I have a lot packed. There is still so much more to do. I went clothes shopping with my friend April today. That was so much fun :) :) :) She helped me to consider some things that I would have never thought to try on before. Plus, we saved a ton of money.

Oh, well, I did get my haircut back around August 12th.  Here are some photos.  My hair hadn't been cut since last February. So it was high time to get that hair cut and styled :) :)
This is the sideview of my new haircut. It is really similar to what I had before. It's just a little bit shorter, because I asked my friend to cut off the yucky-looking ends. It was starting to not look very pretty.  Now I have volume and lift. It's easy to style or just leave it alone :) :)

I really like the layers in the back.  It's a lot of fun. Plus, my hair has a natural tendency to want to curl just a bit back there, anyway.  It feels really good to go to the salon for some much needed pampering :) :) :)

Here is a series of photos I took while at the salon. It was built sometime during the 1920s.  The salon owner decorated it with vintage things. I thought you might enjoy some of this. I'll let the photos speak for themselves:


Well, that is all for today's post. I'll get one more post up before I leave for California. Oh, my, the time is just flying by so fast. That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Hi everyone ;) :)

Wow, things are getting crazy here...but crazy good. I've had trouble getting a post up. Oh, nothing bad at all. It's all good, as a matter of fact. My dad and I have been really, really busy packing boxes in  preperation for our move to California. We're moving at the end of August. Howev er, my dad wants everything completely packed and ready by August 21st.  He wants that last week to just relax. Quite frankly, so do I :) :) :)  So I've literally not had much time to do anything. Pray that I can get at least one really good post up before I leave ;) :) :)

Oh, God really blesses and he blesses in a practical way :) :) I've been wanted a fancy big kid/adult camera...w hat I call any camera that costs a few hundred dollars...You know what I'm talking about? Something super duper. Well, a couple in my church gave me theirs for FREE.  I had used this camera of theirs to take baptism shots a couple of Sundays ago...Wow, and tonight... I'd mentioned in passing a few days earlier, that if I ever could afford a camera like this...I'd give my current camera to another lady at church. She doesn't have a digital camera. So God answered and I'm waiting for my friend to come back from vacation to suprise her with a camera :) :) It's the one I use to take all the photos I post on my blog. Now I've got a camera that can do so much MORE than my current camera ;) :) What a blessing...proof positive that God blesses....He takes care of our needs and wants :) :) :) Wow...I'm shocked and happy :) :) So now to take a boatload of photos  :) :) :)

I've got to get read for church tomorrow. That's the news from Oregon today :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Friday, August 5, 2011


Hi everyone,
How are you? No worries.....I"ll be getting a blog po st up soon :) :) I'm actually going to start packing some boxes today, in preparation for moving at the end of the month :) :)  Now "moving" isn't my favorite at all, but it's really nice to be doing something ;) :)

Hope you all are having a really nice day today :) That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Hi everyone,
this is just a quick update for those of you who signed up for the Beyond Organic Insider opportunity.  I received an email the other day that says the launch date is officially on November 1st. It looks like in order to stay "active" you have to purchase one of their marketing packages.  I totally believe in what this company is doing in terms of its product. There is no question about the quality. However, I'm not in a position where I can buy any kind of marketing packages, since I am in between jobs.  So I will be letting my membership go into an "inactive" status. Plus, I'll be emailing the company to have them remove my name.
You may want to check your emails, because that email arrived in my inbox a day or two ago.  So IO just wanted to apologize, because I didn't think there would be that much of a cost involved, especially since they said it as free to join.  So I can no longer justify taking part in this opportunity, for myself...I'm only speaking for myself here.   Please pray about it and decide what you want to do...I just wanted to let you know where I am at on this situation :) :)
Other than that, I am proud to say I have packed ZERO boxes. Oh, did I mention that my dad and I are moving back to California? Surprise ;) :) :) Oh, I'm excited to see what opportunties God will open up for us here :) :) Okay...everyone...I hope you are all having a great day. It's in the low 90s here in Southern Oregon. It feels more like 110, but that's okay :) :) Summer is only a short season, than Fall arrives ;) :)
That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)