Tuesday, March 18, 2008


These are the lyrics from my new favorite worship song, written by Starfield.


I have not much
To offer You
Not near what You deserve
But still I come
Because Your cross
Has placed in me my worth

Oh, Christ my King
Of sympathy
Whose wounds secure my peace
Your grace extends
To call me friend
Your mercy sets me free

And I know I'm weak
I know I'm unworthy
To call upon Your name
But because of grace
Because of Your mercy
I stand here unashamed

I can't explain
This kind of love
I'm humbled and amazed
That You'd come down
From heavens heights
And greet me face to face

Here I am at Your feet
In my brokeness complete

Friday, March 14, 2008

Mission Control

Okay, so I don't usually post about work, but I figured this was worth it. Even though I have been "front room" certified for over a year and have over 1000 hrs of console time already...this is my FIRST mission (STS123/1JA) working as the ADCO (Attitude Determination Control Officer) in the front room (or FCR- Flight Control Room). Here's a picture of me at the start of my first shift :). For details about the mission, read the emails I send :).

Friday, March 7, 2008

Cat pictures

My Aunt Alice has been asking me to post pictures of my cats and this was the perfect opportunity. I'm moving offices at work and found these in my desk drawer (I had to scan them, so the quality isn't great)

Eggs and Bacon on the day I went to pick them out (they were still too little to leave their mom

I think this was their first night at my place

Classic Eggs and Bacon...look how big Bacon's ears were!

Squinty Bacon and grouchy Eggs...3.5 years later...(see I told you all that Eggs was fat!--she's very poofy)

Rosie the Riveter

My friend Stacy is writing a book that takes place during WWII and she found this picture while doing some of her research (the US Department of War took some color shots)...I thought it was pretty cool...remind you of those posters?

Saturday, March 1, 2008


So for this race they recorded our split time (the time at the 5K distance) and I beat my last 5K time by 22 seconds! So a PR for me :). Makes me feel better that I completed one of my goals for this race!

You can also see me cross the finish line (red shorts, orange bandana, ASU shirt) at the following link:


10K: Mission Accomplished!

We did it! Lisa and I ran in the Houston Rodeo Run 10K this morning! 6.2 miles- whew! And it was the most humid-hottest weather I have ever run in. The race didn't start until 9:45am, so it was already pretty warm by then. And there were hills!! Seriously, why plan a course that makes you run up an overpass...twice? I had to walk at some points because I was afraid my face was going to explode...my final time was 1hr 10min 4sec. So I didn't make my goal of 1hr 6 min, but I finished. I came in 203 place in my age group (no idea how many there were) and 2659/8000 runners. So it really was a decent time. I can't wait to run another one! That's a good sign, isn't it? :)

I did learn a lot about where to focus on my training (hills, heat) so good thing the weather will be getting warmer...now to find some hills....

6.2 miles later...