If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

blah blah blah

I won't bore you with wedding talk...
wait, just kidding.

ceremony location
in between location
reception location
mah dress
convinced some randoms to be my bridesmaids
decided on save the dates
decided on invites

yet to do-
decide on caterer
many, many other things

Greg and I are kicking August 4th's butt.
so so so excited. 

any of you ladies have wedding advice? 
I'd love to hear it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

be a ra... say it three times fast.

today, all the ra's wore these hats to encourage others to 
"be a ra."
[really funny to say outloud]

I stuck to wearing the hat backwards...
one guy even told me I looked "funky."
[I'm assuming compliment, no need to correct me.]

I would show you what I look like with the hat facing forwards,
but no...
it's too good for the blogosphere.

this is what my hair looks like after wearing the hat for a while...
super nice.


-counseling practice
-meeting for all the ra's
[where we talk about how awesome we look in our hats]
-watching some sister wives with a beautiful lady
-and loving this:

I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten-
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm-
my great army that I sent among you.
You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.
Joel 2:25-26

I love that God has redeemed even the time I've spent 
going my own way. 
His mercy is so great.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I know I'm like... the only one,
but I hate snow.

so right this second I'm cuddling into a pile of fresh-out-the-dryer laundry
and watching an episode of bones.

[will I fold it eventually? who knows?]

here's to hot chocolate, books, hot laundry...
anything I can enjoy inside today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

super nice.

I have a dream schedule for this semester. 

This morning, 
I woke up on my own
[meaning no alarm needed, what!?]
read my Bible
went for a run
ate strawberries and a cheesestick
and have ample time now for research, writing,
and getting ready for class.

I'm taking my first apologetics course, 
and the verse that keeps running through my head is

Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!
Mark 9:24

so we'll see how it goes!

Monday, January 16, 2012

back at school

painted some door decorations for my girls. 

I love the blank slate feeling of a new semester.
Might be even more excited if I had actually bought some school supplies.


Maybe this will be the semester I bring my laptop to class and actually take notes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

just so thankful

1. that God loves me. and I can know him.
2. that Greg wants to marry me. 
[blown away]

also, I'm eating hummus and carrots,
looking at the ocean,
and plugging away at my thesis
in an aqua bedroom.

so blessed.