Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a note to self...

dear self,

why are you so unmotivated today?

why so tired?

is it the rain?

is it the cold?

why are you so easily distracted?

you have looked at the pictures that have recently been tagged of you on facebook way too many times, and you keep staring at that picture on your wall.

you probably need to start running in the mornings or something.
maybe that would clear your mind some.
or at least help you fit in that one dress again.

why don't you look at that to do list you've got sitting on your desk. stare at it instead. better yet, stop staring at things and get busy.

snap out of it.


even writing this note to you is wasting my time.

so play that good charlotte song one more time to make your motivation proclamation, and stop fooling around.

(and know that people are going to read this post and ask you if you ended up accomplishing anything today)

how's that for motivation?



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i can't believe i won...

Seriously. I am so excited right now! And so shocked!!
I won a giveaway!!!!
Thanks to the lovely Christina at Down and Out Chic,
I will be getting a beautiful print from City Lights Photography!

I think this is the print I have decided on.
I love the vintage telephones,
& it will look fabulous framed above my desk!
You should go to her Etsy store and check out her beautiful work!
Thanks again, Down And Out Chic!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

seasons change...

...and the display of nature that we will be seeing in the upcoming weeks is most definitely my favorite of the changing seasons! But nature isn't the only place we see a change in seasons. Seasons change in our lives too. Sometimes they are very significant changes. Sometimes those changes are good, sometimes they don't feel good at all. I don't have any huge season change to talk about, but I do have a small one. And really, though some changes are small, they do end up having a lot of significance. So here is the newest change in my life.

A little over a week ago, my roommate, Ashley, got married to Cody (my co-youth minister), and so of course, she is no longer my roommate. It was sad having her move out, but it wasn't too depressing because they only live 2 minutes down the road from me! I think it would have been a lot harder for me to deal with if God hadn't already prepared some things for me.

Back when Ashley got engaged, I started praying that God would send me a new roommate. The next day, I had a facebook message from a friend in Memphis, telling me about a girl that would be moving to Huntsville. We started facebooking, she moved to Huntsville in May, we met, became friends, and now a few months later, she is my new roommate! God really has a way of working things out!

Meet Marci.

She is my new roommate.
And she likes to cook.
Which is fun, because I am not very experienced in the kitchen.
But this is beginning to change.

We both like to wear aprons.
And organize things.

And we like to invite people over to eat with us.
And have pretty table arrangements.

We are so domestic!

So here's to seasons changing! To new adventures, new friendships, and lots of fun! (& food.)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

dream of the day...

to be here...

oh how I want to explore Italy...

(these pictures have inspired my dreams today.)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I still have a lot of growing up to do...

“When you make a choice, you accept the limitations of that choice. To accept limitation requires maturity. The child has not yet learned that it can’t have everything. What it sees it wants. What it does not get it screams for. It has to grow up to realize that saying Yes to happiness often means saying No to yourself.”
-Elisabeth Elliot

My blogger friend, Jessica, just posted something that was very eye-opening to me. Check it out. After reading it, I think I've realized that I still have a lot of growing up to do...

by the way, isn't this picture magical?
I wish that picture was me right now!
I found this photo here.
She found it there.