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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

engagement shoot

so these are our engagement pictures!


after a day of taking legit/serious/in love pictures all day
with the awesome Megan,
we needed to blow off some steam. 

obvious favorite is Greg in the pink beret. 

hope your weekend was glorious!

Friday, April 27, 2012


after looking at my planner this morning
and realizing how crazy the next week/two weeks/all summer is going to be,
with my robot brain from writing too many research projects,
I thought,
"this just seems like a mess."

because it's not just school
it's not just work
it's not just relationships.

as always in life, there's stuff going on in every sphere.

but, this brought some peace this morning:

In these last days, God has spoken to us in his son,
whom he appointed heir of all things,
through whom he also made the world. 
And he is the radiance of his glory 
and the exact representation of his nature,
and upholds all things by the word of his power. 

Hebrews 1:2-3

my stability doesn't come from my ability to juggle all of this stuff.
Christ can uphold me in the midst of my mess,
in midst of my pain,
in the midst of confusion. 
my ability to make it through these weeks, and through life in general,
is totally dependent on his upholding all things
by the word of his power. 

and he loves me. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

feeling like a robot.

sometimes, after hours and hours of staring at a computer screen,
and switching back and forth from my outline...
to my paper...
to my resource...
to my outline...
[and so on and so forth, until delirium ensues]

i feel like an automaton. 

I feel weird and numb and like all I can do is look at screens. 
The last couple of days have been like that, 
so I took a creative break today
to take some pictures. 

as I go back to the (a little bit tedious) scholarly side of my life,
I'm praying this:

May the favor of our God rest upon us:
establish the work of our hands for us-
yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


when I told you guys I was going to do 

well now, I can't say that I've never exhibited my work,
that a piece of mine has never been bought,
or that I've never talked about my art with strangers.

the piece I auctioned for bombay teen challenge

talking with friends and fiance about one of my pieces

my pieces on display

small prints of our auction pieces

one of my sculptures

the night was encouraging, to say the least. 

and Greg and I went to Denny's afterwards, so that was a win. 

pictures are by my friend Chaucee and my friend Michael.
I have such talented friends!

Monday, April 23, 2012

in case you were curious

this is what school nights in april/may look like.

papers for the rest of my life. 


Saturday, April 21, 2012

happy saturday!

honestly, I'm hoping it starts raining soon, 
because I have to do work all day anyways.
and this sunshine is making it mighty difficult to stick to my to-do list.

-happy fingernails
-happy toes
-skirts to twirl around in

praying this today-

Oh Lord God Almighty, who is like you?
You are mighty, Lord, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
You rule over the surging sea.
When waves rise up, you still them.

Psalm 89:8-9

hope your day is lovely!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

love at the park

last week, I helped my beautiful friend Rachel
[see above]
at her engagement photoshoot. 

this one's a personal favorite. 
David shot these,
I just came along for some styling help.

It was such a fun time, since I love Rachel so much,
and I'm thrilled to spend time with her and Nick. 

black coffee
laying in the sunshine
miscellaneous wedding to do list
lots of good reading
including this:

a risk which give us our only chance of discovering the truth,
or even approaching it,
is indeed a reasonable risk.
-William James

enjoy that sunshine!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

formal recap.

our school doesn't do dancing...
so we're a little rusty.

we still know how to have fun though.
obviously we entertain ourselves by doing weird things with our hands and faces.

friends I love.

these are the people i work with. 
I'm super lucky.

once again...
this is Bible school at it's wildest.

Greg gets in on the weird picture action.
[He actually insisted on taking this with his long, monkey like arms.]

such a good night. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

uh oh.

Greg makes nice faces while we wait for a raffle to be announced at Spring Formal.
[taken by my friend Mike Rothermel]

we won fifty dollars to Cheesecake Factory!
Greg obviously didn't know that yet. 

I hope your weekend has been lovely!

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement
give you a spirit of unity among yourselves
as you follow Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and mouth
you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 
Romans 15:5-6

Thursday, April 12, 2012

oh this is the day.

today is ridiculous. 

my schedule overlaps all over the place.

I have two presentations before two boards.
[two too many]

I have an exam in a capstone class tonight.

And I'm going to be totally honest,
I'm emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. 

I'm counting on coffee,
a cinnamon waffle,
and a major helping of the grace of God
to get me through this day.  

Therefore, prepare your minds for action;
be self-controlled;
set your hope fully on the grace to be given you
when Jesus Christ is revealed. 
1 Peter 1:13

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

new glasses.

ok so, the truth is, I have been wearing the same glasses for a while now.
red frames obtained from ebay for $7.
I love them, but $7 frames aren't famous for staying sturdy for years on end.

so i got new glasses! 
if you haven't heard, Warby Parker is an amazing deal,
as well as helping those in need.

these are the "Preston" glasses. 
what do you guys think? upgrade from the red plastic?

Friday, April 6, 2012

make it work!

right now-

eating popcorn with curry powder and craisins
[what i had in the cupboard before easter break....makin it work]

wearing a cardigan as a shirt because nothing in my closet was appealing
[tried on like nine outfits before this one...makin it work]

utilizing my webcam because my camera is struggling to turn on
[it is so old/slash so ghetto...makin it work]

 tim gunn would be proud.


greg's coming to pick me up
happy drive home with the windows down
[and much hand holding]
and good friday service tonight.

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me,
no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him"
-C.T. Studd

Thursday, April 5, 2012

sweet vid.

above is the video, made by my super talented friend micheal. 

I'm the one in the pink dress making all the weird faces. 

more pictures to come!

I hope you guys are all enjoying this gorgeous day.

[while I'm inside writing a paper-bah humbug.]

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

let me take ya back

way back when my sister was here, 
some wonderful ladies threw a little pantry party for me. 

there were many glutinous treats
[i've taken to saying glutinous in response to so many of my friends gluten allergies/celiac]
and i love glutinous treats. 

it was wonderful to spend time with girls that I love,
and to see them all together. 

I snagged some pretty exciting loot. 
[can't you tell I'm pretty much in love with that tea kettle?]


scripture and prayer

long sunshine-y run

some productive library time
[yes, I'm deciding before hand that it WILL be productive.]

and helping out with some good friends' engagement pictures.

happy tuesday!

Monday, April 2, 2012

it's grad day, grad day

[today's title intentionally Rebecca Black-ish]

today, grad class from 1-7pm. 

things I like about this-
-sparkly gold heels
-pencil skirt

things that I struggle with about this-
-that's a lot of class, not enough recess
(i know, i'm about 7 years old in my mind)
-lunch on the run!
-dinner on the run!
-a lot of sitting down

I think today I'll just stare at my sparkly gold heels to make me feel better.
appropriate coping mechanism?

probably not, but whatever.