Monday, March 28, 2011

guys, work, and pillow pets

Simply put, God has been teaching me what I need to go after. It's Him. Him alone. I was thinking about marriage, and thinking that I really hope I marry a man who isn't searching for a wife. I want to marry a man who is searching for a deeper relationship with God. Then I was thinking, if I want to marry a man like that, wouldn't he want to marry a gal like that? Yes. So I need to search for a deeper relationship with God, and if God brings a guy along and says "you two can better serve me together" - then I should marry him. Otherwise, really knowing and loving my Savior is oh-so-much-more important. That's what God has been teaching me lately.

This Thursday is my last day as a US Senate intern. I'm so sad. Well, it's bittersweet, I suppose. I love working there, I love the people I work with, I love the people I serve - I just love it. But it will be nice to be with my family more, and it will be nice to have a little more free time. Just have to say though, I wouldn't have traded that experience for the world. I mean - when I started the job, I didn't know what a constituent was or how to spell it. I didn't know what a liaison was - or how to spell that either! So I could say I've learned a lot. ;)

What else did I want to say.... oh yes. (not that anyone will actually read this far, but I want to write it anyways) I submitted my last essay for school... forever. :) All I have left are two finals (which will be so easy, my cat could take them) - then I'm done. I'll have graduated!! It's really exciting. I woke up Sunday morning and thought "ah! Sunday. I'm not doing anything - perfect day to catch up on school. .... Wait. .... I don't have any school to do. WAHOO!!!" :D And I decided what my graduation present to myself will be. A pillow pet. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

writers block. kind of.

Blah. I don't know what to blog about. I have a million things I want to say... and none of them are coming out right. I want to write about what God has been teaching me lately, I want to share what I've been learning by reading Joshua, I want to tell you all about what's going on in my life with work, school, dance, family stuff... but I just can't find the words to say.

So, instead, two pictures. (just to be fun) One of my closest friends gave me this - she got the inspiration from one of my earlier posts. And it's my birthday next.. Sunday? I think? Anyway - this was a super fun part of last weekend:

YES! BUBBLES! I was elated. :D Thanks again, Tori!

Monday, March 14, 2011

today involved

                         creepy guys
             muddy roads
      a shopping trip
                                                 taco bell!
                               nancy drew

and good old american NCAA bracket choosing 8-)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

a tag-ish

So this is one of those "answer each question on each day of February" things - but - since February is kinda over - I'll just do them all at once :) 

Day 1: A favorite song.
Right now - I'm in love with "Pirate Bones" by Natasha Bedingfield (that, with my last post - yes, I did just get her "Pocketful of Sunshine" CD - and I love it)

Day 2: A favorite movie.

Hmm... I'm going to go with "Letters to Juliet". Made me laugh, made me cry, and it was a wonderful little love-story movie

Day 3: A favorite book.

Favorite book of all time (besides the Bible) is "The Robe". It's old, it's classic, it's amazing. 

Day 4: A favorite television program.

Just watched the first episode of the 1967 "The Avengers" - and it was GREAT! 

Day 5: A favorite quote.

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." -Albert Einstein

Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.

When my little brother was born. 

Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
A job. (I think I'm ADD...  if I'm not working or doing something I can't stand it)
Family. (sometimes they drive me crazy, and I'm sure the reverse is the case, but I love 'em to death)
Dance. (it's how I express myself - well, that and writing)
Conditioner. (trivial, yes, but without it my hair would be a huge mess)
Salvation. (last, but oh-so-not least - yep - I'd definitely be 'dead' without it)

Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.

Elizabeth. (some of you will know who I'm talking about)

Day 9: A photo you took.

lily from my aunt's funeral

Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.

Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding.

Ummm - this might sound strange - but I don't want to have a wedding. It's too expensive. I just want a big party. :D So - maybe - like - live violin music or something? I don't know :P  

Day 13: A pastime favorite.


Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.

I wanna go to Israel. Really, really, really bad. 

Day 15: A person you admire.

Caitlin M - she really lives life to the fullest and I admire that a lot.  

Day 16: A song that makes you cry.

Bebo Norman - "Nothing Without You"

Day 17: An art piece.

me and a friend of mine in this awesome museum

Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.

When a little kid gives me a huge hug and says they love me and want to be just like me someday. 

Day 19: A talent of yours.

writing boring blog posts. ;) 

Day 20: A hobby of yours.

little known: I collect ticket stubs. 

Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.

leave my curly hair curly instead of straightening it. 

Day 22: A website.

really? just a random website? okay... here *giggles*

Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.

That I loved helping people. 

Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.


Day 25: A recipe.

hum... do I really want to give out one of my secret recipes? 

Day 26: A childhood memory.

making words on our refrigerator with those little letter magnets

Day 27: A physical feature you love.

bright eyes. (I don't have them - wish I did - but it's super cool when people do.)

Day 28: Hopes, Dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days

Finish school. Learn how to make soap. Go somewhere I've never been. Knock the walls out in my bedroom and put in sheet-rock - then paint the walls white (or cream) and write poetry on them in different colors. 

That was fun. :) If you wanna do it - go for it! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

the sun's shinin'

someone just tell me that it's okay now
what are you worryin' about

got my dreams
got my life
got my love

got my friends
got the sunshine above

why am I making this hard on myself
when there's so many beautiful reasons I have to be

happy :) 

lyrics from a song by natasha bedingfield