Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I'm MIA this week.
Why, you ask?
and won't give it back. at least not until tomorrow at 12:15. at which point I would like everyone to promptly text me the funniest, cheesiest, corn ball joke you know. because everyone needs a good laugh after a test like that.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

this picture has also brought great joy to my week.

I mean seriously--how cute is she?
stella's going to be a banana split for Halloween! teehee.
The picture is actually quite deceiving...she's really not that fond of it.
I hope this doesn't make me a terrible pet-mom. :}

1 day and counting...

That's right. Home. Tomorrow. And okay, so it's only for about 36 hours....but still. I am so, so so dang excited. :]

This week has been a MUCH better week than last week. Not a whole lot has changed...classes are still challenging (more emotionally and mentally than academically) and free time is still few and far between...but it's been better. I guess when you've penciled away all of your available calendar space you kind-of run out of room for It's good though. I'm slowly but surely learning that I can't let things get to me and that it's important--vital, even, to take time to laugh everyday.
And so I take youtube breaks. :] They're helpful.
Here are some of my favs from this week.

unicorn after wisdom teeth

Sunday, September 12, 2010

who knew a text book could be so insightful?

Taking a break from my uber productive studying to share a quote from one of my text books that I think is pretty stinkin' awesome. Definitely made me stop and think. A good reminder of the power of positivity...which is just what I need these days.

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
-William James

Thursday, September 9, 2010

taking a breather

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken” (Psalm 62:5, 6).

is it 11 already?

11 months!
gosh, we're getting old.
gosh, I love it.
thanks for eating dinner with me even when you're not hungry. for corny joke text messages and dance parties in the store...and anywhere else we feel compelled. thanks for making me watch movies I don't really want to see, because we both know you have better taste than I do.
it's been a most-fantastic eleventh month.
i love
love you.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rain, can stay.

I know, right? Never thought I'd say that...
I have a long standing hate-hate relationship with stormy weather, so it makes sense that I'd be drowning in self-sadness since I haven't seen then sun or had flat hair since...ohhh about Sunday. I've really been enjoying it though. It's comforting.
Me and Jesus have been having some nice morning talks here lately...reconnecting I guess.
So grateful for the gift of grace.

This second year of grad school is tough. Really, really tough.
I'm so tired of school...I'm tired of the books and the lack of control and free time. Trying to manage my schedule has become the bane of my existence, and I'm averaging a good cry around two or three times a week these days. It's been a real struggle to stay out of that "just get it done" mind set. I don't want to spend everyday just waiting for the weekend...I wanna live those moments, look for the bright spots and sing praise. It's just hard.

The rain has been nice though. It's given me space to be quiet, feel small and reflect.
I'll be sad to see it go.

2nd picture: source unknown
last picture: jennifer nicholson photography

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

feels good to remember

"The best thing about a picture is that it never changes,
even when the people in it do."

-Andy Warhol

ode to boyfriend...and monsoon season.

Dear boyfriend,

Thank you so much for stashing an umbrella in my school bag, because you knew it was monsoon season and I'd forget to grab one. Your thoughtful ingenious paid off today and saved my clothes, homework and computer from mortal peril. This alone is enough reason to be madly in love with you...which I conveniently am.
You're the best, mister. :)