Slovakian Combs(s) Over

Slovakian Combs(s) Over
Adventures of the Combs

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


...teaching, wedding planning, holidays...

holidays should be a time of joy and I am finding a lot of that but the way that I am, the little things bother me more than they the point that I cannot sleep and some nights even cry myself to sleep...

...I just want to me married and have someone to cuddle up next to at night at...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To my fiance...

My Dustin, I know that you do not check this that often and I know that I haven't posted anything in awhile but I feel like writing on this Thanksgiving Day.
I am very thankful for having you in my life. I wasn't expecting that the day that I went with a friend to Kats Korner to meet such a fine man. I knew when I had my first dance with you that something was going to happen between us two. Yes, I had made a promise with God not to date anyone for awhile, but God had a different plan for my heart. I kept you at a distance for a little bit before I left for Germany because I just could not believe what was happening. I felt like I was in a dream. Being in Germany for six weeks really allowed me to think about my life and having you be a part of it.When we were both back in the states, our relationship took flight and it has been an amazing ride ever since. Yes, we have had our ups and downs but God has carried us through it all and will continue to carry us.The best thing I like about you is that you are such a good listener and help me get through my troubles. I know that I can easily over react on many things but you stand by my side and help me get through it one has ever done that for me. You are such an amazing leader in my life and I pray that will continue.

Also, I can be myself around you. Since you do silly things, I feel comfortable on doing silly things as well. Normally I hold back since I have been teased so much in tha past but not you, you encourage it and we have fun together. Our slug bug competitions, thumb wars...the list could go on and on for what we do...
Now I have this beautiful ring sitting on my left hand and I am reminded daily that I will be marrying you come May...I get to spend the rest of my life with YOU!!!!!! This makes me really, really happy and have a great big smile on my face:-) I get to be with my prince charming!!

I love you Dust!!!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

one last summer trip...

Dustin and I decided to head to Flagstaff one last time for the summer and before school starts up again. We took the ski lift at Snowbowl and took it to the top where there is an amazing view of the surrounding area.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

2nd Annual 4 month Anniversary and a day

yeah that's right, you read the title correctly. if you want the story you are gonna have to ask us:)
Dustin and I first went to Ted's Hot Dogs for dinner and then went to As You Wish to paint our first house together:)
Can't wait to see the finished product on Saturday!
To finish the evening off, we had some yummy Cold Stone!
I love Dustin with all of my heart and am very thankful God put him into my life.

Monday, June 29, 2009

some pictures and prayer request

The week of June 15th-19th was VBS at Grace. I helped with crafts while Dustin manned the door from all the parents checking-in in the morning. We enjoyed lunch together every day, which we both enjoyed greatly. On the last day, we took some silly pictures at a little park:)

My little nephew is 5 years old...where has the time gone? It was a very enjoyable party as we had a water day...very enjoyable on the hottest day of the year so far!
Even Aubrey enjoyed the party running around with some of the girls:)

Today the Czech team is leaving and prayer will be greatly appreciated. We are traveling a lot and hope that God protects us wherever we are. As well that God guides us as we minister to the students of the youth group in Ceske Budejovice. Pray that we all have strength both mentally and physically.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What am I to do?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Funding abortion around the globe

Imagine an organization legalizing abortion around the globe!! I think everyone should read this article called Where's the Choice in This?

That's all I have to say about that...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Prayer for the next week...

-Pray that preparations for Czech will go the next week and that everyone on the team will be confident and hear from God.
-The Martinez family and their living conditions
-That I can close on the condo before I leave...paperwork is still going back and forth but at least just on our side of things now.
-Dustin continues to learn Greek and prepare for seminary in the fall
-That I continue to hear from God on who I am
-Dustin and I keep God in the center of our relationship
- a job for the fall...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prayer for this week

  • As the Czech team is getting closer to leaving (19 more days) I feel that we need to continue to pray that our team will be working on our lesson plans, the dance routine to the song Wake Up! Wake Up! by Everyday Sunday, support raising, and just being a team together.
  • Getting a job for the upcoming school year. Every day I am looking at different districts and filling out their applications and looking for job fairs.
  • The final paperwork for the condo be taken care of before I leave for Czech.
  • I acknowledge God in all that I do!
  • Dustin learning Greek before the fall and God providing a scholarship so that he can start seminary in the fall.
  • God continues to grow Dustin and I closer and remember He is the center of our lives.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Heavenly Man

I had the opportunity to read an amazing book about a missionary that escaped from China and his amazing adventures while he was in China. His name is Brother Yun or also known as the "Heavenly Man." Brother Yen became a Christian leader despite the opposition in China to Christianity but he did pay for it while being imprisoned not just once or twice but three times. The torture that he experienced while being in prison will make you cringe and feel the pain for him. But he continued to look to God and pray no matter what he suffered. He was not a single man during these expereinces. His wife Dejing went through a lot as well since she was married to a man that was wanted in China. What I liked about the book is that it included her side of the story as well and what God was teaching her throught the tough times. The visions that God gave both of them were quite amazing to read and evidence that God will help you through anything and everything when you are willing to listen and see. Dejing knew many times when Yun would be able to escape or be released from prison. Even though Dejing had to raise their two children for some time by herself, I admire her that she continued to be faithful to her husband. Many friends and family told her time and time again that she should get a divorce. But Dejing listened to what God wanted her to do and everything turned out for their marriage.

I pray for all the missionaries that are working in the field, spreading God's word and the opposition they feel many times. I know that I might be joining them one day and pray that God will work in Dustin and my life as we are out there.

The Heavenly Man Book

Back to Jerusalem

Saturday, May 30, 2009

My words and actions...

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dust and Mir's theme song for the summer 2009

Down a back road
Long, hot summer
A couple kids runnin' loose and wild
He kissed her
She said mister,
Take an inch and I'll give you a mile

I ain't here to do anything half-way
Don't give a damn what anyone might say
I just wanna free fall for a while

That rebel moon is shinin'
Those stars burn like diamonds
Hell bent on chasin' down that crazy spark
I'll follow you where you're leading
To the first sweet taste of freedom
You got me runnin' baby,
Wild at heart

About midnight, he tells her
I ain't got no come-on lines
Well I love you, or I'll try to
We got nothing to lose but time

Stick your hand into my back pocket
Light me up like a bottle rocket
I just wanna free fall for a while

That rebel moon is shinin'
Those stars burn like diamonds
Hell bent on chasin' down that crazy spark
I'll follow you where you're leadin'
To the first sweet taste of freedom
You got me runnin' baby,
Wild at heart

O-oh, alright
Tonight is tellin' us we're way too young

O-oh, that's alright
I've got forever on the tip of my tongue

That rebel moon is shinin'
Those stars burn like diamonds
Hell bent on chasin' down that crazy spark
I'll follow you where you're leading
To the first sweet taste of freedom
You got me runnin' baby,
Wild at heart

That rebel moon is shinin'
Those stars burn like diamonds
Hell bent on chasin' down that crazy spark
I'll follow you where you're leading
To the first sweet taste of freedom
You got me runnin' baby,
You got me runnin' baby,
Wild at heart

O-oh, alright.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Leadership skills...

I am reading about how to become a leader and I just liked the quote from today's reading about teachability:

Value your listening and reading times at roughly ten times your talking time. This will assure you that you are on a course of continuous learning and self-improvement.
-Gerald McGinnis, President and CEO of Respironics, Inc.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Once in a Lifetime...

here I am on a saturday night sitting at home with no motivation to do anything...kind of tackling some thoughts I should not be having...questioning things I guess...but I decided to distract myself with some videos...

Keith Urban

Saturday, March 28, 2009

one year with Dustin...

I cannot believe it has been one year since my first date with Dustin...and what an amazing year it has been so far! There are not enough words to describe how happy I am with this man...he truly is the man of my dreams. I have never met a guy that gets me like he does...he sometimes understands me better than I understand myself and that says a lot!

Well, I would say more but I will write later since I need to go pick-up a few things and then head over to be with Dustin for the day:)

Here are memories!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Positive Attitude:

If you believe you can, you can

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
-David Brinkley

Monday, February 23, 2009

the roller coaster

I have had the most emotional roller coaster these past 3 weeks that I do not even know where to start but know that i need to put some thoughts down...I should not get into many details as this is a big family issue...more complicated than most people realize and some people close to me have had to witness some tough times.

Really, the timing of this all was very difficult as I was adapting to teaching first graders while entertaining my cousin from Germany and fighting a very bad sinus infection while conducting parent conferences where majority of my students parents never received the letter as to why they were meeting with me and not the other teacher. I really was doing conferences with a fever and a very, very stuffy nose that would still run once in awhile. As a teacher, I know I should not do run-on sentences but why bother when I am trying to just get some thoughts down...really, this is what I want to do.

I have not been able to do anything really that help me to relax because of the busyness of life...what happened to my evening time of reading? or my journaling? or heck, even my running every other day? or having time with friends...instead, i have found myself these past few weeks working all day and then coming home to only leave again to go somewhere to show the town of Phoenix...I mean, i don't mind traveling around and being out and about...its just when you just want to relax once awhile and you are expected to do something does it get annoying and hard...I think the only thing that i began to look forward to were the times that I got to spend with Dustin.

I really want to thank the love of my life for being there for me through all this. Even if my parents are trying to limit the time we get to see each Dustin keeps saying, its only a matter of weeks before I can have my freedom. I know when you read this sweety, I want you to know that I really appreciate you staying by my side through this all...thank you for letting me use your shoulder to cry on and venting all my stressful times...I cannot wait for the day we get to be together as much as we want.

My biggest prayer right now is that I can approach my parents on moving out and finding the right place for me until I find a place on my own. Also, that God works on my parents hearts on the family situation and that us kids can approach them with the right words. I pray that God will continue to guide Dustin and I in the right direction and remember to keep Him in the center of our relationship.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

some things...

...just seem to be rushing by right before my eyes. For some people, you may know that I have been looking for a job and having been filling lots of applications. At this time in my life, I am very picky on what kind of job I want...a teaching position. So, that has been my focus but the way the economy is, most districts have put a freeze on hiring. The hardest part is that it is mid-year and really, who hires then?
Well, I had applied for a language acquisition position that I find out I am not qualified because you have to have taught for a minimum of 5 years. But, the lady I spoke to said there might be a position opening up very soon. I set-up a screening interview and went to that yesterday. Just as I was finishing up the interview, a principal had been calling for a first grade position. They asked if I wanted to interview for it, I said that I would want to. Since I am over there anyways, it would not hurt to go through with it. I ended up really enjoying the principal and the school (probably one of the better schools in the district). I left, could this really be the job I get? I got a phone call later that afternoon saying they got the go-ahead from the principal to call my references and possibly by Tuesday I have a job....OH MY GOODNESS!!! Then, my mentor teacher from student teaching called me saying the district already called her about me...and that was within 2 hours of me talking to the district about calling my references...I was overwhelmed!!
I keep running around in my head about this this job I should take? The down side is that it is on the west side of Phoenix and a good 45 minute drive.
Here are the pluses to taking the job:
  • earning money
  • doing what I like best
  • could move out of parents house
  • move closer to Dustin
  • become who I want to be
I will be spending the next few days with God to decide whether this is a position I should take. I do not want the job to make things harder in any of my relationships...especially with Dustin. We want to be closer since we have spent the last almost 10 months separated by a 20-30 minute drive and we are honestly tired of it.
I get to drive over to ASU West today to receive my official certification from the Arizona Board of Education and it will be quite a momentous time since I am on the brink of getting my first official job...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The New Year-2009

I cannot believe it is a new year already and it has been a busy one already. I am not sure what to include in my first blog for the new year so here are just random thoughts and pictures of the Sedona road trip Dustin and I took.

I am ready to see what God has in store for me in so many ways:
  • the relationship with Dustin
  • Czech Republic
  • job

What I am ready for is the next chapter of my life as I am now officially an alumni of Arizona State University.