Monday, June 4, 2012

Teen Impact Retreat 2012

Last Friday I graduated from school and recieved my AA in Social/Behavioral was such a fun night and I am so excited to see what God has in store for me as I begin attending CSUN! I left home super early to attend the Teen Impact Retreat the next morning because it began Friday afternoon but since I was graduating I had to go Saturday, and I had the most amazing time!! The Lord always blesses my time there by allowing me to meet, and catch up, with so many truly inspiring people. By the time we all leave on Sunday we are one huge family because when we're there, no one is the odd one out - the one who has to sit out of events, or has to wear a wig, or has scars, or a disability - we are the same, and that makes it one of the most comfortable and rewarding weekends ever. This was my last year as a camper, but I am so excited to return next year as a co-counselor :) Now that Summer is officially here, I am all set to continue preparing for the Miss Rodeo California pageant in October. For anyone who lives in AV area, I am having a fundraiser on Friday June 8th at the Leona Valley Comm. Bldg at 5pm and a Horse Play Day on Saturday June 9th. Encouragement for the Day: Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. This verse is not only encouraging but also convicting, because it can be difficult to always exhibit joy, patience, and faith but this reminds us to continue working out those qualities when we face struggles. Have a fantastic summer and God Bless! Sunshine&Smiles -Carlene

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Catching Up...

So it has been quite a while since I last posted something. Alot has been going on, in a good way though! I have only 5 weeks left before I graduate with my AA in Social/Behavioral Sciences!! It seems so weird to think that I am going to be a college graduate - absolute crazyness!! I am of course beyond excited to finish up school...just to go to more school :) I will begin pursuing my Bachelor's in Psychology in the Fall. I had my check up back in March. I had a CT Scan and thankfully this time there was no problem with it filling up my arm instead of my entire body. Everything came back completely normal which means that I am fast approaching 3 years has a cancer survivor!! God is so so good! I don't go back again until September. While I was there I picked up some applications for retreats this Summer and I am very excited to maybe be a part of them :) In other-other news I am also excited to finally have Summer just around the corner so I can seriously begin to prepare for when I compete for Miss Rodeo California this coming October!!! Words can not even begin to describe my excitement :D Quote of the Day: Preach the gospel at all times, use words when necessary - St. Francis Love this quote so much that it is written on my bathroom mirror so I see it every morning while I am getting ready. -Carlene Don't forget to check out my dessert blog at