Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas.

Happy Birthday to the one who gave it all.
Thank you Lord for sending your son to this sinful world so that I may live eternally with you.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with loved ones.

I can't believe that Christmas time is nearly over. Just when it was really starting to feel like it. I don't know why but this year didn't have that Christmas feel like past years :(

Well there is still the New Year to celebrate. But right now I am just going to focus on enjoying the last few days of 2010.

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010


turning this

to this

it's nice to craft again...
what shall I make next?



i absolutely love the rain when Im cuddled up in my warm bed. The soothing sound of the it is my favorite thing to fall asleep to. I wish it rained every night before I went to bed.

But...I can't wait til the it stops and the sky clears up and I can finally see the mountains covered with snow.

Monday, December 20, 2010

a day at Disneyland

On Wednesday Sara, Alyse and I headed to the "happiest place on earth" I love seeing disneyland decked out in pretty christmas decor. We went on lots of rides and enjoyed the amazing parade.

We even met up with some friends, which was really fun.

Well I'm getting really excited for Christmas. How about you?
Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ten Days

It's terribly sad but it doesn't feel like Christmas. I just don't know why. O how I wish it did. As a child I remember how Christmas had such a strong effect on me. It made me feel a certain way. Just joyful and all together happy. I know this sounds so silly but it really did and now its different. Of course I still rejoice in the fact that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas day. That indeed gets me excited but the overall feel of Christmas is not there this year.

It may have to do with the weather. It feels especially warm this season. I don't know if it feels that way because I got back from England not to long ago or just because it really has been warm. I think when I have children of my own the excitement they have for Christmas will bring back those feelings I had as a kid. That seems to happen when I am hanging out with little ones. The joy they have for the Christmas season seems to rub off on me.

Well since Christmas is nearly here I better start doing Christmasy things. David finally put the lights on our house today. They look really great. Next thing we need to do is watch "It's a Wonderful Life". One of my favorite films.

Well goodnight.
- Esther


Monday, December 6, 2010


Did I really go to England?
it already feels like a dream.
I knew it would.
I just didn't think it would start to feel like that so soon.
Goodness, I already wanna go back...

Lord thank you so much for that AMAZING expeirence.
I really did leave my heart in London.


Sunday, December 5, 2010


it's so nice to sit beneath the orange trees and watch the sunset.

I really want to go to the beach soon. Who want's to join me? i love seeing the sun set over the sea.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


how are you here already?
I just don't understand.
Is it seriously the last month of 2010?
oh life would you PLEASE slow down because I seriously can't keep up with you.
You are making the whole "living in the moment" thing super hard.
Currently I have lots of things in my mind.
Things like
trying to get in and get classes at a new school
trying to figure out where I should work and who is hiring
just other random life stuff.

I just need to continue to ask God for guidance in these changes I will soon face. What I really need to do is actually focus on listening to his answer. That's seems to always be the trickiest part for me. Asking and not waiting for an answer doesn't really do anyone much good.

Well night world!
Happy December.

Monday, November 29, 2010

time to sew

Now, what to make...
so many options.
I think I should focus on making some baby outfits so that I could start marketing and selling them.
I really must find a job soon since I pretty much spent all my savings on England. So please pray that I can find a nice and enjoyable workplace.
Or it would be even better if I could some how figure out a way to make a modest amount of money selling my products.

Well goodnight

Friday, November 26, 2010


Thanksgiving is my favorite.
I leave you with this picture heavy post of my wonderful family gathering.



Thursday, November 25, 2010


England, I miss you.

Happy Thanksgiving

So its five in the morining and I am wide awake. I have been home almost a week and just can't get use to this eight hour time difference. I just get so tired and accidently fall asleep. It's happened while I have been reading, watching tv, or in car rides. I never able fall asleep during the day. These past few days it's been really bad. I wake up around 2am and can't go back to bed until 5 or 6. I think I will be going black friday shopping tomorrow since I will be wide awake in the early morn. It should be a fun little adventure.

On a completely different note. I love Thanksgiving. There is not much better then getting together with your family and having a big feast in celebration of all the things the good Lord has blessed you with.

This year his abundant blessings were clearly seen in my blog.
I mean I just came back from living in Europe!
That was by far one of the most amazing times in my life and I can't help but thank God for it.
But above that I am thankful for a healthy family who loves me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Im getting back into the swing of things.
Upon my arrival back home I have spent much time visiting with family and friends. It's been really great being able to see everyone.
Adjusting back to my California life has gone pretty smooth except for my sleep schedule. I get really, really tired around 4 in the afternoon which is midnight in England and by six I am compleltely exhausted. Saturday I could no longer stay awake and went to bed at six and then woke up at midnight(which is 8 am in England)
So I am just trying to stay up as late as I possibly can so that I can quickly get used to the time difference.

Well I better go I have lots of stuff to do.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I hope you have enjoyed seeing London through the eyes of an American girl.
I'm glad that you have joined me on my little journey across the sea. Unfortunately my blogs won't be as exciting when I get back. They pretty much just follow my day to day life but you are more then welcome to continue reading.

So my London journey has finally come to an end. All I can say is that it was totally worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Okay well I'm coming back to the ever so lovely California this evening.
See you soon dear friends.


Goodbye England
Thank you for treating me so well.

I'll see you in my dreams.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

break my heart

So today was my last night in London.
I took it pretty hard...
I'm just not ready to come home yet.
But I know the joy of seeing my family will overcome the sadness of leaving this beautiful place.
It's just hard.
When you fall in love with a city you just don't want to leave it.
All my life I have never lived anywhere but Los Angeles. I really have never known any other city beside West Covina and its surroundings.
So leaving my home and coming to live in a new city was something completely foreign to me. Besides Mammoth (where we vacation every year) London is the only other city I have ever known.
I get so excited when people ask me for directions and I actually now how to get them there. Like when someone asked me if i knew how to get to St. Pauls Cathedral I confidently told them, "I sure do, Your going to take bus 24 towards pimlico and get off at camden tube station. Then take the northern line towards tottenham court road where you will change to the central line. Then go west on the line until your out st Pauls station." haha I know that it sounds so silly but doing things like this just make you feel like your part of the city. Like your no longer a tourist. I have just grown so comfortable here. I have made wonderful British friends and learned all the fun places to hang out in and what places not to go to.
Goodness I just don't ever want to forget my time here and the way it changed me.
I pray that I will be able to come once again.

Oh it was kind of funny I was looking over the list of places I dream of traveling to. It includes many countries I mean places like New Zeleand all the way to countries in the middle east like Israel. Well on my Europe list I had. (they are listed in order of how badly I want to visit them.)
1. England
2. Italy
3. Ireland
4. Greece
5. Spain

I think it's just amazing that I get to cross England off my list. I didn't have France on my list. I guess I will just have to write it on and cross it off. haha. So if I work my way down next I'll be going to Italy. Well I better work hard so that I can support myself and my traveling habit. It certainly can be expensive.

Well I will live you know.

ahhhh. I still can't believe I will be home tomorrow.
Friends and family please pray for me!
I love you guys

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

connect group

Throughout my trip in London I have been so blessed. One of the best ways the good Lord blessed my time here was by leading Gaby and I to all these wonderful people. I adore each and everyone of them and am so thankful I got to study the word with them. I will miss them so much and I pray that we will soon meet again.

What a lovely bunch they were!

Thank you so much, Lord! Once again I am overwhelmed by your endless blessings.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


So I have finally finished all my homework. It feels like a huge wait has been lifted. Now I just have two more finals to worry about and then I'm done.
This is what happend to our room when all we had time for was studying. It looks like a tornado hit it.

Oh and I started packing. I am praying that everything fits in my bags and that its not overweight so that I don't get charged extra. It's time to take the scale out and weigh it.

Well I better get to bed.
ahhh only a couple more days in England..