Thursday, August 12, 2010

moving day.

ive moved to this location.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010


i feel like i'm in a rut.


my mom thinks its the overwhelmingness (is that a word?) that i'm getting married in fifty nine days..thats kinda the only thing right now that is keeping me sane. i also blame the lack of iron equally the lack of energy. i also blame the season transition thing. change is not pleasant right now. i'm too stubborn for change right now. why can't everything just remain the same??

ok. done. whining.

moving on.

so, fifty nine days, huh?

you betcha.

alls i have left is flowers and cake and pie.

we can do it.

cant wait to post pictures from all the events! tea in birmingham at the end of april, one in nashville being planned right excited!

oh! and im going to chicago with two of my besties in a week and a half! yay! me and rach and amanda are gonna get some awesome girl time in. i cant wait.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

saint patricks.

i kinda forgot it was saint patricks day today. started noticing all the facebook and twitter posts, people getting excited about the day, talking about plans to drink green beer and all that. don't get me wrong, green beer sounds delicious. but i was curious to know exactly why we celebrate saint patricks day, because i was pretty sure there's more to it than getting wasted and blaming it on the holiday. turns out, Saint Patrick was from Britain and was taken from his home at a young age and was held for six years in captivity in Ireland. during his time as a prisoner, he felt like God spoke to him, telling him to spread the good news of Christ. he began his life as a missionary soon after he escaped from the prison. i read this really beautiful prayer of Saint Patrick, its so amazing. its really long, so i'll share my favorite part:

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today

Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness,
Of the Creator of Creation.
so. its good to know that this day isn't just for drinking guiness and wearing green, but that it is to honor someone who lived out his faith.

happy saint patricks day.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


danny and i are sitting at fido. hes reading. im making some wedding plans (clearly)

we are embarking on an adventure, of sorts.

this time in three months, we will newly weds. newly hitched. can you believe it? hurry hurry

i feel like we are definitely sitting in that transitional season. a season where good friends are calling less and less, seeing each other more in passing and less in meeting. not because of odds or division. but just because that's how it goes.

its bittersweet, ya know? i am so excited about this journey. we are so blessed to be best friends and we get to plan life together, and we have this amazing opportunity to get married. but it is hard, when it feels almost as if i've been..forgotten.

its not the case, i know. its just another stage, another beautiful season.

and if we could just get through this winter, and the next three months..

til then. heres our wedding site, that is still in the works, love it, read it, sign the guest book.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

enoughs enough.

i really like, no, love, when people are real.


real. in the deepest, most purest sense of the word.
[not imitation or artificial; genuine.]

please stop. stop being artificial.

i also like, no, love, when people aren't selfish. when people stop stealing joy.

please stop stealing joy. quit being a thief.

lately i've been struggling. my joy keeps getting stolen. and my house is so cold. so it isn't helping much. i just don't understand how its justifiable to some to allow their circumstances and situations to drag the people around them down. what makes it ok?

im working on patience. im working on grace. im working on mercy. but geez man, somethings gotta give. snap out of it, seriously.

ok. enough of that.

ps. im getting married in one hundred and four days. 1.0.4.
"the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still"
i am one blessed woman.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


we've been snowed in for a couple of days now. which means cabin fever. which means snow cream desserts. here you go. enjoy!
step 1. go outside with bowl. get snow. (should be clean)
step 2. use half and half, or some sort of milk product. our choice, local hatcher half and half. delish!
step 3. add a drop of vanilla and some sort of irish cream. we chose carolan's. mmm.
step 4. mix irish cream concoction with freshly scooped snow and stir.
step 5. add coffee from this mornings french press. thank you crema.
step 6. grab a spoon!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


yesterday a magical thing happened to a friend of a friend of a friend [i've never met the couple]

they got the child home. from haiti. the story is one of hope and joy and love, and God's beautiful beautiful strength. and i don't even know the details.

here is a moving music video, that tells a bit of the story. amos [their newest son] is home with them now. its just miraculous.