Thursday, November 29, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

family...

today we took christmas card pictures... it was fun times

here are some of my favorites...

me and my sweet mamma
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we are mike's biggest fans
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my silly brother
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well... my silly family
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and the christmas card winner is.....
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august rush was a good movie...

love is in the air*

Friday, November 23, 2007

a sunny black friday...

today was perfect...
i slept until i woke up, no alarms, just the sun through my window, and i spent all day with my parents. it was cold and sunny outside so me and dad went for a walk...
i love the simple things.

i've been thinking about my grandmother a lot lately, Mamma-Dee.
and just how much i want to be exactly like her.
she is strong, and sensitive, and hilarious, and she always has others on her mind. she says things sometimes that we never figure out... we call them 'dorothy-isms'
here are two of the most memorable to me...

"that boy was broke as the day of spades"
(maybe black as the ace of spades... or something as the day is long?)

"she is as jealous as a red hen"
(mad as a wet hen maybe??)

every cloud has a silver lining, and we call her the queen of the silver lining.
she finds the best in every situation, without fail.
she loves and trusts without reservation, and she gives from the heart whatever she has.
most of all she has unwaivering faith, she prays fiercely, and she just plain ole' loves the Lord....
i want to be just. like. her.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

thanksgiving and boy am i

giving thanks that is.

i am thankful for a family that spills love all over the place
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i am thankful for friends that make me laugh until my stomach hurts
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i am thankful for music

i am thankful for hugs
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i am thankful for joseph handy
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i am thankful that God loves me and hears me and can hold me close

Sunday, November 18, 2007

a song worth reading

The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though i still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain is there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I'm an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they're still looking for life

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
with a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain is there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

I'm hangin' on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way

And I'm hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will be ok

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven't forgotten my way home

Friday, November 16, 2007

no wonder..

every girl should watch this..

Thursday, November 15, 2007

i love molly!

thanks so much to my lovely friend hannah for introducing me to Molly Jenson!! here is my favorite video of her and jon forman from switchfoot....


new idea...

maybe no one will ever read this, but i decided to just start writing again..
i started this for a mission trip i went on to Humboldt County, California... however i posted more times before i left than while i was there... but here's what happened in my life this summer.

1. i learned how much i love louisiana. you never know just how dependent you are on sweet tea and people who hold the door open for you until you are away from them.
2. i fell in love with the pacific ocean. there is nothing like waking up to crashing waves and looking out and being about to see only dark blue water for miles.
3. i became very aware of my spiritually, and i can't explain that.
4. i met some of the coolest people i'll ever meet..
5. i missed my mamma.. and everyone at home for that matter. never have i longed so much to just touch someone who i loved.
6. sometimes it was really hard
7. sometimes i had energy and enthusiasm and i had no clue how it got there..
8. God sent me sweet kids to love on and they are what kept me going.
9. i learned the word trust for the first time.

i have this perspective like never before, but i still find it difficult sometimes to maybe.. apply what i learned, this is another thing i can't explain. it was a life-changing thing that i did, but it doesn't always feel like that, just because i get so caught up in the day-to-day. sometimes i just forget how amazing God is. how is that possible? i want to wake up everyday and say, what the heck did i do to deserve forgiveness and grace like this (to which the answer is 'nothing'), boy do i want to live today for my creator. i want to be passionate and effective. i want to show other people that i'm imperfect, i want to be honest, mostly i want to glorify God.. all day, every day.