Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Remembering the Ten

Kendall Durfey, Bjorn Fahlstrom, Nate Fleming, Will Hancock, Daniel Lawson, Brian Luinstra, Denver Mills, Pat Noyes, Bill Teegins and Jared Weiberg were the 10 members of the men’s basketball team travel party who died in a plane crash on Jan. 27, 2001, while returning from a game at Colorado.

Visit http://www.okstate.com/fls/200/memorial/remembered.htm to learn more.

We remember ...
Kendall Carlton Durfey Television/Radio Engineer August 1, 1962

Bjorn Gunnar Fahlstrom Corporate Aviation Pilot February 13, 1970

Nathan Zane Fleming Scholar/Athlete September 11, 1980

William Ransom Hancock III Media Relations Coordinator April 6, 1969

Daniel Paul Lawson, Jr. Scholar/Athlete July 28, 1979

Brian Wayne Luinstra Athletic Trainer July 26, 1971

Denver Ray Mills CPA by Profession, Pilot by Passion January 31, 1945

Pat Noyes Director of Basketball Operations July 11, 1973

William B. Tietgens (Teegins) Loved by Many July 26, 1952

Jared Grant Weiberg Student Assistant March 9, 1978

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Social Life and Beyond

I have been so busy hanging out with friends and family, that I haven't had the time to post much of anything. I am so blessed to have those in my life that build me up and provide time in their schedules for me. Thank you for all of you in making my life overflowing with friendship and adventures. May you be blessed as much as I am!

I apologize for not getting pictures up regarding recent travels and events. I'm afraid there is so many that you will have to look on my facebook account to get more insight from pictures. I will do a mass summary of a lot of things on here, but you will have to be patient with me. The pictures will be coming soon (on facebook).

I did want to include this hilarious e-mail from one of my friends. It makes you really think about everyone that is overloaded and busy. Just think what would happen if you completely stopped everything in your life......what would happen to you and those around you? It really makes me wonder. I know the person I am now...makes for a different ending if I ever stopped everything from before. Any ways, great things to ponder. Enjoy the story!

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a Cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the table, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor.
Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'
She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?' 'Yes,' was his incredulous reply.She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Logical Once You Think About It

A friend of mine sent this awesome e-mail explaining some wonderful foods for us to eat. Enjoy the read!

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners... God left us great clues as to what foods help what part of our body! God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All o f the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocado's, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

100 Things that Make Me Happy

100 Things that Make Me Happy

My Aunt Tracy had a list of a 100 things that makes me happy some time ago. As I am trying to get caught up in the blogging world, I thought this would be a great things to do....make my list of 100 things that makes me happy within the 10 minute challenge...here you go for this list of mine...it is not in any order, but things that popped in my mind within the 10 minutes. Enjoy!

  1. God's Unconditional Love
  2. my hubby
  3. my family
  4. rain
  5. hot bubble bath with jets
  6. hot tubs
  7. swimming
  8. laughing
  9. crying over a good story
  10. reading a book
  11. running
  12. pilates
  13. dancing
  14. music
  15. singing
  16. church
  17. my friends
  18. kids
  19. eye sight
  20. my house
  21. candles
  22. chocolate
  23. breathing
  24. walking
  25. 4-H
  26. working
  27. spending time in prayer
  28. scripture
  29. starbucks
  30. river
  31. waterfalls
  32. dragonflies
  33. the zoo
  34. amusement parks
  35. road trips
  36. california weather
  37. paris
  38. marathons
  39. lessons learned
  40. hiking
  41. mountains
  42. glitter
  43. pictures
  44. trees
  45. birthdays
  46. football
  47. spring
  48. fall
  49. airplanes
  50. hawaii (thinking about it)
  51. Alaskan cruise (thinking about it)
  52. white beaches
  53. clear crystal blue water
  54. rocks
  55. comedians
  56. tv
  57. roller skates
  58. sunsets
  59. brownies
  60. creamy caramel
  61. sleeping
  62. good smelling shampoo
  63. bath and body
  64. ROSS
  65. shopping
  66. skipping
  67. jump rope
  68. weight loss
  69. healthy lifestyle changes
  70. red rock canyon YUMMY
  71. pandas
  72. Great Grandparents
  73. peanut butter on pancakes
  74. rainbows
  75. movies
  76. computers
  77. blogging
  78. facebook
  79. talking on the phone
  80. texting to a point
  81. comic strips
  82. organizing anything
  83. making a list
  84. completing a list
  85. experiencing something new
  86. accomplishing my Masters
  87. loving my hubby
  88. watching my niece and nephew
  89. helping people
  90. praying with others
  91. my car
  92. surviving with God's help
  93. cali lily
  94. roses
  95. parks
  96. statues
  97. architecture
  98. paintings
  99. watching people
  100. the thought of Heaven!
How about you? Are there things that make you happy? Could you come up with a list of 100 in 10 minutes?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tagged a lonf time ago by Super Dave

Super Dave tagged me a long time ago...back in June...I had this in my saved draft section...and low and behold, I never did complete it....so SUPER DAVE...sorry it took me this long to respond...he requested that I answer 5 questions. My answers are below.

1- How would you describe your running 10 years ago?

Hmmm...10 years ago...that would be 1998...I would say hardly ever did I run...this was during my phase in life where I took point (ballet)...tried to start running to train for a marathon....didn't get too far in running...when I ended up with tendinitis in both legs. I had no idea what was happening to me...I just know I ended up having to crawl around to get myself to the Voo Doo Village...it was not pretty...so that ended running for a long time. Let's just say it is very important to have a good pair of running shoes that are not 5 years old...I know...bad Chrissy. I was only 20...I didn't know any better at the time..or I chose not to!

2-What is your best and worst run/race experience?

Okay, the worst had to be the first time I ran that 17 miles and felt major pain during the marathon training. I had no idea I could hurt so much...thank God for Super Dave and Crazy Joe...they helped me through that day...mostly Joe had to kick my butt to get me to finish...there was tears...pain...more tear...then joy.

The Best race....oh, I'll never forget crossing the finish line with Joe at the Route 66 Marathon in November 2007. It was such an amazing feeling that I shall never ever want to forget nor can. It's the greatest feeling to accomplish something so gigantic! When I had to watch Bobby finish at the 2008 one, it was bitter sweet. I was excited for him for finishing such an amazing thing....but I had tears knowing that I wasn't able to participate.

3- Why do you run?

I love being with my running family members. It's such a rush to add mileage and encourage others to push themselves to greater heights. I AM ADDICTED!

4- What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?
Best - Listen to your body.....definitely...it tells you everything! Tear = drink more water and get goo in your system!

Worst - You can't do it...it's too hard. I had many people tell me I was crazy and that running a long distance was not a good thing. I'm sure glad I did not listen to any of the haters out there! :)

5- Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
I have a tattoo on my hip!

Here are the rules:If you have been tagged, you will find your name at the end of this post. You should then copy the rules (or your version of them), and the set of questions onto your blog post, provide your own answers, and then tag up to 5 new people.Just to be sure that everyone tagged knows they have been invited to play, go to their blogs and leave them a special comment letting them know, and refer them to your blog for details.One more thing, once they've answered the questions on their own blog, they should come back to yours to tell you.

I'm not sure if you have answered this before. If so, let me know. I'll tag someone else!
1. Amy
2. Lisa
3. Deon
4. Bobby
5. Susan

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Catching Up With My Peeps!

Okay, for all those that got bombed by my comments...sorry it took me so long to read your stuff. I stayed up till 3:15 a.m. on 1.4.09 to get caught up with those that I have on my blog. I added a couple of you...then realized I had missed someone...so I should be updated on those that I have been reading...before I took a break from my blogging world into the craziness of reality at the end of 2008.....AGAIN...THANK GOD IT'S 2009!

So, I will do my best to keep up with you all. It's not right when I do not. If you read my blog...and somehow are not linked to the left......PLEASE post me a comment to say...HEY YOU DID NOT ADD ME! You may be new to my blogging world....and I love adding new people.

ANYWAYS...I feel like I am somewhat caught up with you....for those that have been posting. May 2009 be the year I keep up with life...and not let the negative life happenings get in my way. I shall be one of the Duck players from the Bowl Game last week that hurdled players to score more points...see I can take a positive lesson from a negative experience! :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I pray that the Lord blesses you in 2009! May you enjoy more time with family and friends! May you be health conscious and take care of yourself. I look forward to putting last year in the history book and writing a new chapter of living life to the fullest! Michael and I had a wonderful time this past week traveling over 3200 miles total. We got to see wonderful friends while seeing some pretty spectacular places. God has definitely created some beautiful sites to see. From our home to yours, we wish you the best and hope you thrive in 2009! Love you lots! We look forward to spending more time with you throughout the year! For those that are loyal readers, I'm shooting for more posts while keeping up with yours! Post one thing that you want to work on this year!