Beach Retreat

These are pictures of this last weekend. It was a blast, although it started off with me falling asleep in the car and woke up with Britany laughing at me. After asking her why, she told me I was talking giberish while dreaming…great.
The bottom picture is of sheer bliss. I am surrounded by my jewelry and I had just finished a really funky knecklace (which I’ll wear tomorrow @ a youth conference) and I was attempting to take a great picture. Aperantly Brittany thought I was more humerous or something 🙂
I haven’t taken a retreat for such a long time and it was SO wonderful. Travis is telling me I need to leave to go to church…30 min early..

Commenting on our Jewelry Blog…

hello all. I wanted to write a quick comment about commenting on my jewelry blog. I would welcome comments, but will only accept professional comments. Our desire for that blog is to not be friend to friend, but for everyone to see and expect professionality.
Thank you for understanding and I am glad you like our pictures- the jewelry itself is beautiful too. 🙂

thanks again.

Jewelry Blog!

Hi everyone! Guess what? My friend Brittany and I created a website (blog) where you/anyone can buy our jewelry. It’s a link at the bottom of this blog, called A&B Jewelry. If you are lazy, you can get to the site here:

I hop that link works…if not, you have to scroll down to get to it. Happy looking!

Me, a hermit- never! ….but it would be nice…

I have come to a realization. I am OK the way I am. Now, I REALLY don’t like the ‘christian answer’ which says how important you are to thers and you just need to give it up.
That means crap to the individual until they come to rest in who they are. Hearing it is one thing, but experiencing it is quite another.
For me, I have always had problems being quiet. If you know me, you know that I am not quiet all the time and I can be quite…opinionated. Yet, in general if there is a group of some sort, I am one who observes and listens more than talks. And through my life, I have sometimes forced myself to talk and be extra-extroverted. Yet, yesterday I have found that that is 1. embarrassing for me 2. sometimes awkward for the person and 3. it’s not who I am!
I have found that I am perfectly content sitting in a room with people roaming around. I do not feel the desire to chit-chat small talk which is meaningless.
I do though have people who want to talk to I can just imagine some random person reading this and thinking, “Man, she’s a loner.” Well, no not really. I have others who I am open to. Plus, God had me marry a man who is so social…I can’t believe it. So, I do not think I will ever be a hermit in the desert somewhere. (although it would be quieter…)
I was talking with a friend last night, and realized that it is OK though to be ‘the quiet one’. I also think I have, in the past, already realized this but I’m needing to learn it again. So, I am happy to say, “I am happy being who I am!”

thanks God.

Valentine’s Day

I can’t believe it’s beenb a week since my last posting…and it wasn’t really a ‘real’ post either, man I’m slacking. 🙂 Well, today is Valentine’s Day and I’m sitting next to our fire blogging and Travis is doing his quiet time for today. In all it was a good day. Tiring parts, for sure, but over all a good day. I would definatly say that a highlight is having lunch with the interns after our Going Deeper group. I technically didn’t eat with them but had to get it to-go, however it was nice to feel the group and see how they all interact.
Travis had a tiring day, some people at his job double booked him and so they were telling him to go to different placs all day and it was really frustrating him. But we had a nice yummie dinner (thanks to me) and then I gave him my present. It was a card with a great picture of us and then a scroll I wrote on saying lovie duvie things 😉 I truely think Valentine’s Day should be called ‘Expectation Day’. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked! The girl obviously expects beautiful flowers, chocolates, expensive dinners, diamonds, ect. Things you don’t even get for Christmas or your birthday. Stupid, Hallmark people. Travis is going to tell me what my present is during dessert. I made some great raisin and coconut muffins in heart shapes. I am then going to mix cool whip, vanilla yogurt and vanilla extract together. then simply slice the hearts horizontal and put some filling in side. I’m really getting into cooking and baking. I think I’m enjoying baking more. But I can cook pretty well too, thanks mom.
This post is a simple Alexis post. You know, those kinds where you write as thogh you are talking to those reading.
Have a blessed day!

Prayer Request

I have no time to write, because I have to go to church…but i wanted to post a prayer request.
I am having a hard time here. And when I say here, I mean in Gresham. I know God put us here and I am happy about it but I WANT TO BE IN POLAND! I am tired of being here. I need patience and love for my time here.
Thnak you.

I SO want to be in Krakow.