Monday, June 20, 2011

So much to little time!

Life seems to go by so fast when you're busy! It's been about a year now since I've posted. Craziness! Well, I can't say that I'm 100% committed to blogging all the time, but I definitely need to say "hi" every once in a while. (at least once a year) So, for all of you random people out there who have lost hope in my posting abilities, here is a little ray of sunshine for you!

And while I'm at it, let me all tell you about an amazing give awayover at Oh Happy Day! Here's the link to the contest!
And....if you were wondering what it is....oh's a trip to PARIS!!!! whoowah!

Welp, that's all I gots for now. Hope all is well for those of you out there in the internet world!

Au revoir!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Okay guys. Let me tell you about one aspect of my life. Diabetes.

When I was 7 years old I was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. Ever since 1989 Diabetes has always played a leading role in my life. Rain or shine. Sickness or health. It's something I can't ignore...even if I want to. Over the past 21 years I've had a love/hate relationship with my disease. There are so many emotional/spiritual/mental challenges AND blessings that have come with this aspect of my life.

I remember everything about being diagnosed. Leading up to my diagnoses I remember having the symptoms. I would sneak up to the kitchen and chug glasses of milk while my family was watching "Full House" or some other late 80's TV show. I didn't really think much of it. Just quenching my killer thirst right? Little did I know that my mom was watching me and clearly recognized my symptoms! Quickly I was taken to the doctors and had my first experience of having my blood drawn. (!!)
October 9, 1989--A few days later I was playing at my friend Matthew's house. I even remember what we were playing (we were making a fort under his pine tree). I guess you remember the details when a life-altering experience happens in your life. I remember my sister Michelle running down the block yelling to me that I had to return home. I remember the urgency in her 9 year old voice.
When I walked in the door I saw my Mothers tear-streaked face. She and my Father told me that I had a disease called diabetes and that we were going to the hospital for further treatment. I remember taking a shower before we left for the hospital. As I washed my hair I remember saying to myself, "why me?" That's all I could think of. Why me? A seven year old kid? What did it mean to have diabetes?

Well, the journey all began there. I was so little. Ever since that warm fall day in 1989 my life has been altered. To be honest, I can't really remember what it's like NOT to have diabetes. It's been a long road and that road has led me here. Right now. In the present moment. About 3 weeks ago I had a doctors appointment. He looked at me at the end of our time together with those worried/disappointed eyes. "work on exercising more. work on getting your A1C down." In laymans terms he was saying: Loose weight and get your diabetes under control. When he said those words something clicked in my heart and in my head. I needed to change. At that moment in the doctors office I knew. I knew that this would be my pivot point.

So I set a date. The date when the change would begin. August 1, 2010. The plan for change is called: PROJECT PUMP. I want to get a insulin pump in the near future. There are so many things I can to do prepare. Test my blood sugar more often. Watch what I eat. Carbo-count...etc. I bought myself some nifty little notebooks to kickstart my new plan. I'm writing everything down.

This project is not going to be easy. I know it's necessary though. It's not just for me. It's for my future family too. I owe it to myself and I owe it to them. I'm grateful for this pivot point. I'm grateful that I can change for the better. Most importantly I know that I can reach my goals with all the support I receive from God, my family, and my friends. Team Sara is ready to go!

Joy in Journey! May the force be with me! Live long and prosper. Nanoo, nanoo, nanoo!

Sailing Away...

Time has just sailed on during these many months since my last blog. I seem to have a similar problem with my personal journal; when too much is going on in my life, my record keeping seems to dwindle!

OFFICIAL APOLOGY: Sorry to all those out there that are sick of looking at my stale blog!

So, speaking of sailing away I thought I'd throw in a picture of me having my first parasailing adventure! My family went to the beach this past week and it was a glorious vacation! I also had the nice opportunity to meet up with an old co-worker from PA. She is such a great friend and I had such a pleasant morning sharing this adventure with her!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

She Could Win!

Okay Peeps--This is where I need your help-- Ingrid Michaelson is having a contest...the gist is to cover her song "Everybody". The top 10 people with the most viewers on thier youtube videos make it to the final round. PLEASE OH PLEASE watch my amazing friend Melissa Branin's video. Watch it like a bazillion times!!! You know...just keep it on continuously. just replay it when it finishes. (you can mute your sound if you want *wink*). WE WANT MELISSA TO WIN! Love y'all! Thanks for helpings! I'll keep you posted if she makes it to the final round! :) The final winner gets to play "everybody" at a live Ingrid Michaelson concert with Ingrid! That would be magical no?!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I have a serious obsession lately. His name is Ian Axel. I HIGHLY recommend his album. Is this not just energy and happiness! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Glorious Day!

Three awesome things happened today...

#1) I discovered Thrift Books! Holy Cheap Books Batman! What a great thing!

#2) I FINALLY finished my bosses Christmas gift! This is my first "official" attempt at scherenschnitte. I've practiced a few times before, but this is the first time that I will actually allow it to displayed in public. I think it turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself!

#3) And last, but not least, is that I received a package today from my sister Lara! It was filled with a menagerie of lovely things to adore and that inspire all the senses! Here's just one of the little gems! A card game circa 1850 called "The Cottage of Content". Tehehe! Good time lie ahead with this game in the mix!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

So, the Washington DC area is officially snowed in!
That's right folks! It's been a weekend of amazing coziness! The last time I can remember it snowing over 1 ft. of snow is back in 8th grade when it snowed 5 feet and school was canceled for 2 weeks! Our merry band of friends that live in our neighborhood have been playing in the snow, watching movies, baking cookies, hosting meals...just like a real family.
I'm so grateful for fun friends who live with/near me. I haven't had a fun, cozy weekend like this is years!

Ann Marie and her German Pancake breakfast delight

Three Snow Angels

Good Friends are like good family!

Winter Wonderland