Don't Quit

Don't Quit

Monday, February 28, 2011

One Tired Girl

02/28/11- Day 35 "One Tired Girl"

Yes I was beyond tired. I was exhausted.. Today I was scheduled to work a courtesy clerk shift from 12-9pm. Not what I normally do. Collected carts from 1-2:30pm and had sweeps of the entire store at 1pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Needless to say when I got my 10 minute break around 7pm I was very tired. So tired I could have fallen asleep right then and there. This is a picture of that. Also this was my first attempt of trying to use Photoshop Elements 2.0 that I had just received today..

Sunday, February 27, 2011

And the Oscar for Best Graduate Goes To....

02/27/11- Day 34 "And the Oscar for Best Graduate Goes To...."

Me! Yes I was given this Oscar for Best Graduate almost 4 1/2 years ago. I was given to this by a wonderful friend a Mr. Gary Raymond from Australia. I miss him so much. I can't believe it's been that long since I recieved it and now it's even harder to realize that I'll be graduating again not from highschool as I was when I got this but graduating with my BA in Child and Adolescent Development. May 24th is so close....

I got the idea of taking a photo of this award that I recieved since it was the Academy Awards this evening earlier and everyone there was recieving awards too. But my award is the best one of them all because it was given to me by a friend. :-)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Looking Towards the Sky

02/26/11- Day 33 "Looking Towards the Sky"

Yes it's a picture of me again. I took this picture while sitting in my car in the parking lot of where I work. I always arrive early so I sat in my car for a few minutes looking up at the beautiful sky. You can see the reflection of it in my glasses. :-)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Los Angeles, CA


View from parking lot carport

02/25/11- Day 32 "KTLA Channel 5 News Tower"

Every time I drive to CHLA on Thur and Fri this is the first thing that greets me as I get off the freeway. Decided to take this photo as I was stopped at a light in a line of cars. :-)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blue Blossom Ceanothus

02/24/11- Day 31 "Blue Blossom Ceanothus"

These little flowering buds were on a tree that I found in CSUN's garden today. They have such a beautiful color. :-)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flower Blossoms on Tree

02/23/11- Day 30 "Flower blossoms on Tree"

Just thought this was a pretty tree as I took a little different way than I usually do to my house. :-)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bowling with Amanda

02/22/11- Day 29 "Amanda Bowling"

I got to go with Amanda and Mom to bowling league. After playing a few games myself which I got my highest score to date a 128, I then was able to watch Amanda play a few frames before we had to leave. Way to Go Amanda!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Clouds Over House

02/21/11- Day 28 "Clouds over house"

I just really like the way this picture looked, everything about it, the beautiful blue sky and the white clouds over this house. :-)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Structural Functionalism Theory

02/20/11- Day 27 "Structural Functionalism Theory"

Yes a couple of big words. It is a specific theory in a Family Theory class I'm taking. I like what it says at the bottom of the page. Look at the Benchmark Family. Kind of curious to find out why it's called that. :)

"The benchmark family refers to the traditional intact nuclear family of a husband, wife, and their children, with the husband as breadwinner and the wife as homemaker."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lockers and Hat

02/19/11- Day 26 "Lockers and Hat"

This was taken in my break room at work. Each locker is someones at the store. Each lock is different just like each person and our experiences and adventures working at the store is different. When all is said and done we will all have our own stories to share both good and bad. Though sometimes... we might decide not to share the bad. We'll lock it up inside of ourselves just like we decide to lock things up in these lockers while we are working. I wonder if that hat had been alive what sort of things he or she might have seen happen. I bet that hat or the person that the hat belongs to does have some interesting stories....

Friday, February 18, 2011

Self Portrait

02/18/11- Day 25 "Self Portrait"

So I took used the self timer on my camera for the first time tonight. I took a picture of myself reflecting/thinking about the day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Strumming on His Guitar

02/17/11- Day 24 "Strumming on His Guitar"

As I was walking around thinking about what I was going to take a photo of for today I saw this guy at CSUN playing on his guitar with a couple of his friends.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Good Night Moon

02/16/11- Day 23 "Good Night Moon"
I just had to put this picture up as my photo tonight. The moon looked so big, beautiful and bright that I felt like saying to it Good Night.

Al and Kristi Martinez Wedding (Part 2)

Al and Kristi Martinez Wedding

I was so happy that I got to go to their wedding. These are some of the photos I was able to capture while I was there. Congrats Al and Kristi!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Here Comes the Sun!

02/15/11- Day 22 "Here Comes the Sun"

It rained earlier in the day. And then as I was leaving the grocery store the sky broke up and the sun came shining through. :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

In N Out

02/14/11- Day 21 "In-N-Out"

Guess where I got to go for my lunch break at work today? :-) Yes I treated myself to In-N-Out. Not the best hamburgers. No Jimmy Deans is the best. But In-N-Out is a close second. :-)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Danny and His Drawing

02/13/11- Day 20 "Danny and His Drawing"

Today I taught Sunday School. I only had one little boy, Danny, in my class. We learned about how the Bible says we should share and be fair. Danny and I decided to draw pictures of sharing. One of the stories I read was how a boy shared his blocks with a friend. This is Danny's picture of two boys sharing blocks. :-) I love Danny's cute smile. He lights up my face whenever he comes to Sunday school. I always look forward to seeing him. :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Freddie the Friendly Little Lizard

02/12/10- Day 19 "Freddie the Friendly Little Lizard"- Macro photography

I met a friendly little probably baby lizard on the way to walking the 1 mile hill and he stood so still for me that I was able to get on my hands and knees without scaring it away and was able to get a picture of it. :-) Here are just a couple more pictures of the little lizard.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Most Beloved Teddy Bear

02/11/10- Day 18 "A Most Beloved Teddy Bear"

After I got home from work at CHLA today it was nice to see my friend waiting for me on my freshly made bed that I had done just earlier this morning.

This is no ordinary teddy bear. He has a story behind him. :)

Well about 7 1/2 years ago, I got sick with pneumonia and had to stay in the hospital for a few days.. My youth pastor at the time came with his wife and some of the youth group and they gave that bear to me to help me feel better. That bear has been with me ever since. He's been cried on, and slept with me ever since. :-)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


02/10/11- Day 17 "Autism Puzzle Piece"

The puzzle piece represents the ambiguity and mystery around the causes and understanding of Autism.

Stop looking at children with Autism differently than you would any other human being!!! They need acceptance, love, encouragement, discipline and help as they go through their daily struggles.

Lets support the families as they go through this.

Maybe one day we can find out a cure for Autism. :-)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Golden Leaves

02/09/11- Day 16 "Golden leaves"

I liked the golden leaves I saw tonight just as I was about to leave to go home from work.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Small but Beautiful Flower

02/08/11 Day 15 "A Small but Beautiful Flower"- Macro

I took a walk today to finally start exercising like I should be and decided to bring my camera along. I decided to climb a big hill to the top of the street. A hill I don't normally do when I do decide walk because it's a steep hill and you definitely get your exercise when walking up it. It's about a 1/2 mile to the top of the hill. Well I saw these beautiful small purple flowers on my way back down the hill and got down on my knees and used my macro feature to get a photo of it. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Beautiful Sky- God's Canvas

02/07/11- Day 14 "A Beautiful Sky- God's Canvas"

I don't know what else to call this. Was just about to go into work. Hey this is beginning to look like a pattern. Well I looked up and saw the clouds. I love how this photograph turned out. I love how the clouds look like they are painted there. God's canvas. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Moon

02/06/11- Day 13 "The Moon"

The moon was so bright and beautiful tonight I just had to take a picture of it. Taken as I was walking home from after parking my car tonight.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Anthony Reads A Gospel Tract

02/05/11- Day 12 "Anthony reads a gospel tract"

Tracts are a wonderful way to spread the law and the gospel to a lost world. Dad, Steven and I went to NoHo to do some evangelism. This young man Anthony got a gospel tract from my dad. He didn't want to have a conversation but at least we got the gospel message into his hands. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011


02/04/11- Day 11 "HOLLYWOOD sign"

So today I was down in Hollywood for an internship I'm doing. Decided to take a photo of the HOLLYWOOD sign from the very top of the parking structure that I was on. :-)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Pledge Allegiance.

02/03/11- Day 10 "I Pledge Allegiance"

I wonder how many public schools still have the Pledge of Allegiance. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Probably not many because they don't want to say under God. How sad and lost is the United States today. We need to be praying more for the kids who are in the public school system being taught about evolution. This flag was flying on the top of CSUN's Oviatt Library.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One Creepy Looking Tree from a Haunted Forest

02/02/11- Day 9 "One Creepy Looking Tree from a Haunted Forest"

So I had gone all day without taking a photo. Just about to leave Albertsons and wondering when I was going to find something when as I looked to my left I found this tree. The way the light hit it just right made it look like one creepy looking tree that you would find in a haunted forest. You know the first thing it reminded me of was the Wicked Witch's forest from the Wizard of Oz. ha ha ha

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Amanda at the Bowling Lanes.

02/01/11- Day 8 "Amanda at the Bowling Lanes"

Today I get to brag about my sister Amanda. She is in the junior league for bowling. She loves to bowl. Bowling every week since forever! She and her friend Megan got first place this year. Today was the day to get their trophies. She was so excited when she heard that they got first place!!!

Here's Amanda and Megan with their first place trophies. :-)