Friday, December 31, 2010


i had ice all over my car last night when i got off work... crazy. it took me over 10 minutes just to get it off enough so i could look through a little pocket to drive. of course it was all melted and gone by the time i got home, which is annoying. but hey- at least i have a car to get me from point A to point B:) ohhh the beautiful 'Stang, won't ever get tired of driving it. i love my Jesus car.

Sun Mr. Golden Sun...

Ohhh the beautifulness of Sun really can not be fully understood until you live in a place that doesn't have it all the time. we have sun not just in the morning but still at 2pm this afternoon. LOVE IT!!!! my mom always laughs when i say we have rain and cold for about 6 months, but a little sun too. we don't really have a little sun too, we have sparse pockets of wonderfullness like today!! a great way to say goodbye 2010--- HELLO 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


home for christmas has been fantastic!! couldn't have asked for more. family is fantastic, but the weather has been not to great. its been portland in dallas almost the entire time!!! YUCK- but christmas with the niece and nephew and getting to see cousins from the other side of the world SUPER!!! sad to go home. its been fun! how was your christmas??

Thursday, December 2, 2010

what i have to say

so i've been bored at work today and browsing around other peoples' blogs... i have some pretty cool friends doing amazing things and others simply loving jesus right where he has them in the middle of texas:)

I just wanted to share that my life here in portland is going well. A year ago I was contemplating moving back to texas because things just weren't working. Well the Lord over the past year has been beyond faithful to provide, bless, open doors, answer prayers, create opportunity, etc.

Loving where you are in life is a blessing that can not be expressed fully... i am loving where i am and what i am doing. friends, church, family, life, portland AMAZING

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jehovah Jireh

Well I am just bursting with what can be described only as pure excitement, surprise, and thankfulness all in one! Today at the end of church I was given a small golden box by my pastor's wife. I asked her what it was, she replied- " An early anonymous Secret Santa gift." I said what?? She said someone gave it to her to give to me. I didn't really get it, but when i opened the box there was a strip of paper that read "Jehovah Jireh".
and underneath was a roll of $20s totaling $300.00- yep thats right!!! Can you believe that??? CRAZY generousness of someone or people at my church. I am soo thankful and blown away!!! I will now be able to buy my return ticket for Christmas way before I was thinking. I think the $300 will totally cover it, we'll wait and see when i look tonight at flight prices, but i think so!!! God is soooo good. I love the Church, specifically my Church living out the Gospel: Giving to those who have need:)

Praise God with me Today for how BIG he is and his Power is greater than any obstacle that we face. He really does hold the pursestrings of the world- God is not poor!!!

And i just found out too that my Dad had a really GREAT month at his job! Praise God for his provision all around:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

To Dallas with Love

Well the TICKET is bought, at least the first half. I love that with Southwest you don't have to buy a round trip to get the same price for tickets:) AND bags fly free!! Plus i was a REALLY great roomate and let Erin buy the ticket with her Southwest Credit Card so she would get Double Points added to her rewards point bank. BEING ABLE TO PAY HER for the ticket, even better:)

Monday, November 1, 2010

christmas is coming

its true christmas really is coming. all the department stores are warning you it is coming too with their holiday decor and ornaments already for sale!

the big news for christmas is... I AM COMING TO DALLAS, TEXAS for christmas this year. asked my boss, she said yes and now all i have to do is buy the tickets!!! yippeee!!! it will be spendy but totally worth it. last year away from the family for christmas was totally NOT cool!!!!

can't wait!!! can you???????

Monday, October 18, 2010

Glorious Portland Morning

My talented friend Jessica Miller took this beautiful picture of Portland... I mean really?? -- she is a photographer and sooo talented, check out her other pictures!!

How beautiful the Lord made this world for us to enjoy until we see him face to face. makes me LOVE this city more! Thanks jess for sharing:)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10 year reunion

well people- it is fast approaching... I'm not sure if i am sad or glad i won't be attending. Lets face it, tickets from Portland to Dallas are expensive!! Even if I was not tight on money i'm not sure i could justify the at LEAST $400 ticket for just a weekend trip. BUT man can you believe I'm old enough to even be having a 10 year high school reunion???


time flies when you are having fun. maybe if money grew on trees OR if a magical free ticket appeared for me and the ENTIRE 5 people in the ROBY family. CRAZY they are 5 now.. BANNER is there new little girl from Zambia and she is just beautiful and precious. it would be totally wierd to go to the LHHS reunion with out them!:( thats all i have to say

Monday, September 13, 2010

I stole...

well not really, but it sures feels like it. Got a gift card for Macys from the parents for the Bday, spent it and STOLE (saved) over $200 with coupons, sales, etc. did i mention i only spent $66... that right!!! get excited-5 new tops for that litte- My Mimi would be proud indeed, the original bargain shopper.

Birthday News

Turned 29 for the first and certainly NOT the last time a little over a week ago. Had a fab. time. Friends came for a cookout/bbq and games at my house. My roomies were heroes of the shindid making sure all went well. THANKS to lesley for the amazing cake! WOWSer.. vanilla four layer cake with strawberries on top:)

Had many lovely gifts- stand out was a resusable bag that folds up to look like a little strawberry from the Dallas Pattersons- sure Keating was the one that spotted that gift-hahaha

all in all a GREAT day, lots of cards, phonecalls, and FB posts! THANKS everyone

Friday, August 27, 2010

30 is around the corner...

One week from today i am turning 29 for the 1st time. not sure how i feel about it yet- i'll get back to you.

any advice on turning the BIG 2-9??

Friday, August 13, 2010

Summer Lovin had me a blast!

Well sorry to disappoint, no real lovin going on but loving life. New adventures and opportunities abound... I went home to Tejas and it was wonderful- more pics on facebook, but here's one of the whole family... YEAH for fun times, poolside drinks, food, laughter, costumes, parties, "nastics", bottle time, friends, and two whole weeks of TEXAS

Saturday, July 3, 2010

3 little clicks of those ruby red slippers

That's what got dorothy home. My slippers are generous parents' credit card rewards and a little cash to boot. BUT soon i will be home in dallas and able to hug people in person and have breakfast at the kitchen table with the fam. My dad makes the best breakfast there is in town! sunbathe by the pool because its sooo hot outside thats all you really want to do anyway!! and of course babysit some kiddos!!! i haven't met Tippit my nephew yet and he is almost a year old. that is crazy and NOT okay in my book, he must be so unloved, feeling neglected in life not having met his Auntie M. i mean really??:) so a big hiphip hurray for HOME in just a weekish!!!!!!!!!! get ready mommy and daddy i'm comin...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

life these days

life these days is busy. i am working weddings and a jewelry store now. yes thats right the Lord has come thru again with a job that i didn't even have to look for! i am tired, and thankful for days off, but more thankful for work and pay checks!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Watermelon Kleenex

part of the way down the page of this link for kleenex you will see what i see when i walk into our bathroom every morning that makes me smile- a "wedge" kleenex box with a watermelon graphic. please go to your local target store to pick up a variety of "wedge" styled kleenex boxes with fruit as the graphic! they are great and sure to put a smile on your face too!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Damn person who is better qualified..

Well apparently there is someone more qualified than me to lease apartments where i was temping and possibly getting a job- because they sent me a reject letter letting me know they picked someone else...

-- you may take a ticket and get in line if you want to yell at them for not picking me

thanks for the support in this financial adventure with Jesus- he is my Provider.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

workin hard for the $$

i have been temping as a leasing agent for the past two weeks basically... it may turn into a full time position, please pray

go here to take a look at where i have been working:)

Is. 58:6,9b

I wanted to share with you Is. 58:6,9b “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?...If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”
Seriously, revelation that God is not about just fasting or deprivation for deprivation or fasting sake! Get excited He is more about freedom, joy, abundant life, and generosity than anything else. Thank you jesus that you have come to bring these things. Leads us perfectly into Is. 61.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

rain rain go away

it is rainy again in portland... i want it to go away and be sunny! fyi for those that are not on facebook i walked to the library today- very portland of me!:)

no more quarters

It took me a week to do a load of laundry...
because now that i have a w/d in my basement i tend to forget that i started a load of laundry! i washed it, it got put on top of the dryer, then i had to rewash it like 3 days later(when i found it on the dryer). then remembered the next day to go and switch it and again i was too late it was in the basket. i promptly put it in the dryer... i now have clean underwear:) yeah!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


We have had sunshine all week it seems like. a wonderful way to start of Spring. i hear it is still winter in dallas. sorry folks, should move to the Great NW! please visit my sister's blog here, for some funny stories and pictures... hope she doesn't mind the plug, but i laugh out loud almost everytime i read it! she should have majored in english instead of me because she is a great story teller! have a great week everyone- i know i will if this sunshine continues!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Nothing new under the sun with me. just thought i would say i am alive and well.
ohh except i do have a new friend, her name is Maureen. We worked together a couple times at Macys. we have reconnected in the last two weeks and really get along well.

i do have a wedding this weekend- should be fun.

Monday, February 8, 2010

my new HOME

yes a home, i live in a home, not an apt. 3bdrm 1 and1/2 bath I LOVE IT! and my new roomate

1. my roomate- Erin, she is super sweet
2. my REAL hardwood floors and tacky but still fun 60s wallpaper in the short hallway
3. washer and dryer in the basement (no quarters)
4. pink carpet
5. lots of storage
6. basement for storage too!
7. two car garage- my car will find its home in now!
8. a yard!
9. Addie the dog- she is still a puppy and soo cute
10. Fireplace, not gas but you actually get to build a fire with real wood


Federal Tax Return

Thanks to my Con-way job i will be getting back a very nice JESUS size tax return to pay for life in the coming months- hopefully if i am frugal enough it will last for at least 3 months!!!

YEAH for JESUS!!!! and direct deposit by the IRS

Friday, January 29, 2010

This is a TEST...

of the emergency broadcast system...



PS-don't you hate it when the emergency test comes up on the tv screen, its so loud and disruptive

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Footloose and fancy free

Yep thats what i am these days! Looking for a job and wondering whenever it will come. But as my mother reminded me the other day when you pray specifically, God answers specificall- check out the trip to find Rachel by Abram's servant in the OT

i am moving out of my apt. as some of you know and will be couch surfing as it is called for at least a month. THANKS so much to all the friends who are welcoming to their homes!

It is sunny today, very exciting in the midst of NW winter- i really don't think the sun came out all LAST winter for at least 3 months!!!

my friend paul misses my meredithisms like the title of this blog- glad to brighten your day Paul, Rachel and baby Ruthie!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Braveheart quote so famous is that they can never take our freedom.
Bible says the truth shall set you free.
many songs talk about freedom from a variety of things.
United States is founded on freedoms of all kinds including religion, assembly, etc.
By His blood I am free from sin, no longer held captive but ransomed away.
Finanical Peace guy talks about financial freedom.
Perfect Love drives out all fear- ultimate freedom to do, be, say everything.
Freedom of speech allows me to even write about this for all to see and not be stopped.
Hebrews crossing the Red Sea on dry land and the floating chariots afterward.
Buy one get one free sales.

My promise for 2010: more freedom

Simple Things

Real Simple magazine my most favorite christmas present from last year- though belated- from my mother. please check it out sometime- it is fantastically everything a Real person could want for their Simple life:)
new favorite quote from a features writer- elizabeth berg...
"..because sharing the things that nourish us helps us to fill an empty space. Sometimes that place is the stomach. Sometimes it's the heart. And sometimes, the best times, it's both."

Premise of above is two old and dear friends hug and cry over a bold truth revealed and journey's traveled from long ago over dinner and drinks in the kitchen. Let me just say that the things that nourish us can change over time, but these things of food, friends/family, and Truth i.e. freedom never do- nor should. i find Truth over food with friends/family is an excellent combination and nourishes me body and soul most thoroughly:)
grace and peace to you- hope Truth and food nourish you today with friends/family