Wednesday, January 12

a day in ortho

Teeth and kids. Two of my most favorite things.  Two things my job embraces the fact that I love. 

I've shown you where I work before. Its a fun place. Disneyland dentist style, if you will. So today we went a step further in Disneyland. As of today.. once a month we are going to have what we call "Deband Day" in ortholand. That is when all of our patients that are getting their braces off will be scheduled to come on the same day and get their braces off.. and of course, celebrate! 
To pay off all the hard work and great cooperation these kids give us, we figured they deserve a huge party! So Dr. Jason rented a tux. The four girls wore prom get up. We had the balloons all blown up. The goodies that have all been ignored during time of braces were all on display, and then devoured. Pictures were taken. And sparkly white teeth and lots of excitement was revealed!!!

Here is my day in pictures... 

Our Ortho Family.. 

The Goodies...

A little debanding action..

Having braces was totally worth it, right??
I heart my job. Especially when I can wear my sparkles and Uggs to work.. 
Happy Wednesday!!!!

Monday, January 10

Just a little update..

Well.. Hello!! 

So this weekend. What a blessed and wonderful weekend catching up with great friends in my life. My weekend started off Thursday with dinner with Lauren. Whom of which, asked me over our favorite meal, to be apart of her wedding in May. I'm very thankful to have such a wonderful friend in my life that truly is a blessing.  Friday I kept the boys as usual.. Spider man himself..

Followed by dinner and drinks with a bunch of girls from college.. the only picture taken of the night (I have got to get better about taking pictures of other things other then the kids I play with--Someone hold me accountable!)

Then there was Saturday.. which consisted of running around Fayetteville and enjoying NWA with Annie and Katelyn. Which in addition, was when my purchase of my beloved poncho that I have been looking for high and low for, was made. That evening was topped off with sushi with Rachel.

Sunday.. oh Sunday.. lazy PJ reading Sunday. I heart thee. I have started a new book series. The Hungry Games. Highly recommended by a close friend and her husband in Little Rock. I understand why. There are 3 books in the series, about 200ish pages each. Delightful is what they are!! If you need a good read.. there ya go! 

And today.. 
 it was a snow day today. Sort of. I got a text at 6AM saying "No work!!"-- followed by a text at 8:30 that says "See ya at 10".. it was nice to have a few extra hours. Working at a kids clinic we generally flow with the school schedules. Well.. this time, we kind of did : ) But I did complete my day with a lazy Bachelor watch party with Lauren and some girls.. Oh Drama... Drama, drama that show is!!

Lastly, I leave you with this simple little message. 
Listen to your heart. Listen to the Holy Spirit and what is being spoken to you. My lesson right now that I am learning is so crystal clear. So obvious of what I need to focus on.. the areas where I need to improve.. the weaknesses that need to be strengthened. Not to mention, how this is all being revealed. Is simply amazing! I encourage you to just focus. Its not hard when you are just simply still. Just having faith. 

Jesus tells us in Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:3
"Blessed are those who have realized their own utter helplessness, and have put their whole trust in God." 

I hope you have a wonderful week!! 
Have a blessed day,

Sunday, January 2


Happy New Year friends!!!!!
 I hope 2011  brings total happiness, love, laughs, health and wonderful memories to each of you!

May God bless you, and continue to use you. 

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, December 26

very Merry

Unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. 

I hope you had a very, very Merry Christmas. 

Monday, November 29

same kind of different as me

This book has totally changed my way of looking at life. At love. At grace. At discipleship.
If you need a good book to cuddle up with this winter, or over the break, I highly recommend it. It takes a few chapters to get into, and then it takes off and you can't put it down.  
Its so good I might read it again, and that is saying something!

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, November 28


Heavenly Father.
precious friends.
the clarks.
sonicare toothbrush.
hallie mae.
downy april fresh.
text messages.
google reader.
nalgene waterbottles.
paint brushes.
layered outfits.
apple products.
my nook.
God's perfect timing.
alarm clocks.
fluffy bed.
gulley park.
5AM workouts.
rosebud salve.
layered necklaces.
bible study.
gossip girl.
red wine.
little kids.

Just to name of few of the things I am truly thankful for...
I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 11

Where I spend my weekdays

Our office has officially/smoothly moved locations. The new office is almost doubled in size from the old one and is pretty much like DisneyWorld, but in the dentistry form.. 

This is Mr. Elephant that is crashing out the side of the exterior of the building...
The waiting area...

The XBox "grill" in the waiting room...

The PSPs and Razorback treehouse..

The fish tank in the middle of the waiting room..

The movie theater... 

The front desk...

Kind of hard to believe, huh? Crazy cool and you should see the kids.. they L-O-V-E it! What kid wouldn't want to come to the dentist? The clinic part is pretty awesome too, but I failed on taking pics of it.. 

Just thought I would share one of the many wonderful changes going on in my world. 
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 10

Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 25


Three in the morning,
And I'm still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I'd say,
If we were face to face,
I'd tell you just what you mean to me,
I'd tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I've already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the Father,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say

I could say so much about this song. I could take this song and put it in different applications of my life and in others. I think the perspective I love the most that I get out of it is TO BE STRONG. God's plan is being revealed each day. No matter if it feels like it is or not. No matter how long, or how often we pray. He listens every time. This song reminds us to not live in fear. To forgive and forget. To move on. To find the peace, comfort and strength in the Father. How uplifting is that? And how truthful?

We all have our stories and hardships that we have been through. We have all seen how the prayers are always answered rather in our own life, or in someone else's. If your stories are similar to mine, then I think you would agree that patience is the key. And yes it is hard. So hard to wait and to listen. But how much is it worth when we see the plan unfold? When we see the pieces begin to fit together and we have the "I get it" moment. It's an indescribable feeling when you overcome something so difficult (small too) and you can finally sit back and praise Jesus that it happened. Something that was once considered so terrible (or stressful), suddenly becomes the biggest blessing. How lucky we are to have such a Father that protects us and continues to love us NO MATTER WHAT. He's got His hand on us. Don't give up hope.

Sorry it's been a month since you've heard from me! Life is SO fun and SO wonderful right now. I'll blog about it soon : )
Take care!

Monday, September 13

"I" in the middle

I'll admit, yesterday was one of those Sundays when I sat in church thinking, "What is he talking about.." "I am not really following what he is saying.. and where are we headed with this..." Maybe I am the only one that does this, it doesn't happen often, but yesterday was one of those days. After really trying to pay attention to the sermon I walked away at the very end with a crystal clear message. One of the very last things the preacher said was this..

"We have to remember that when dealing with 'sin'.. it can't be spelled without the "I" in the middle."

How simple is that? Sin is always performed out of the desires of your own individual mind. Total self interest. No matter how wrong. It comes down to a solo decision. The "I" is in the middle, the one in control of sinful actions. 

God is so faithful. 
Have a blessed day!