Saturday, March 31, 2012

barn dance

 It was beautiful to watch Anne's mom and friend dancing together. There were so many feelings.
 We had a barn dance to celebrate what would have been a friend's 20th birthday.
There was dancing, food and music.
 2 Brazilians at their first barn dance!

french fried

my friends have a thing for french fries, and Chili's. the young guy from Chili's has a thing for flirting with girls. these two things combined creates a fun outing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

overwhelming tranquility

 The pictures in this post do not really carry a particular story. Rather, I thought                        they portrayed the way I am feeling right now.

Sometimes I get filled with so much feeling. Overwhelmed, actually. I want to share with the whole world, or anyone who will listen.

 Sometimes I try, but I have found I can never truly capture these feelings, or give them to another person. They are mine, only God completely understands.

Sometimes it is hard to be content with friends not completely understanding or having the same feelings towards something. They may get little glimpses, but I wish to show them the whole artistic picture, the detail and meaning.

However, this seems to draw me closer to God. We have a special language, fellowship, and no one else can understand. We are all on different roads, God has different plans for each of us. No one is able to step into my shoes.
 This week has been crazy. I have had so much to do: school, chores, work. I am trying to catch up on homework to take as much stress as possible from next week.

I laugh when I think how exhausted I used to be without my 10 hours of sleep. Schoolwork and stress has a way of adjusting my body's sleep requirements.

5 hours, however, is not enough. I am tired, but my list of things to do keeps my mind and will running.

I am so thankful God has given me the energy to be productive these past couple of days. I am so thankful my sleeping habits have been challenged.

I am sooo thankful for the joy and peace I have, even with the pressure to get so much done.

I am so thankful I have gotten to spend more time with God this week.

I am so excited to see where God leads me in the next few years.

My prayer:

'Intimate Stranger .be. my life'!

Monday, March 12, 2012

a break

I lack discipline. Shall I even begin to talk about the lack of self control? Maybe if I had discipline I would have kept up with the photo-a-day challenge. Or would it be better not to admit it, and to try and take 5 photos a day to make up for it?

Our computer is back in business, but quite more limited and fragile. I am scared to plug my camera into it.

Spring Break is here, and these are my goals for it:

- to run 3-4 times, at least a couple of miles each time.

- to finish my two essays

-to get ahead on my reading and other projects

- to clean my room/bathroom

- to devote time to God... I haven't been consistent with my quiet time lately.

I have already read two of the three books in the Hunger Games series and caught up with some sewing projects. :)

 I feel like spring break is suppose to be more exciting, but I am very content.

Friday, March 2, 2012


 A couple of weeks ago we had a father-daughters date at Tutti-Frutti, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop. We decided my dad's sense of humor is scarily similar to my brother's, despite the almost 50 year age difference. :) It provides a lot of embarrassment and laughter though.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

officially an adult

 My birthday was on Tuesday, the 28th. It was wonderful. I had to work and go to school, but I ended the evening with a family meal and delicious dessert. You /need/ to have the coconut fudge Blue Bell ice cream... the best! I was slightly stressed about a test I was going to take the next day, but all that stress disappeared when I went outside and saw this:
It was slightly awkward when I turned around and several family members standing behind me: they had followed me, I guess to see my reaction.

I am sooo thankful for the beautiful, thoughtful friends in my life, and a wonderful caring family who loves me.