Sunday, July 31, 2011

Microsoft, I like you, but not that much

I’M FREE!!!!!

Microsoft, it’s a great thing that you pay so well; otherwise, I may have just walked off show site. Bleh. Glad that’s over.

God and I had some AMAZING times during this last show. I mean, seriously, incredible. He is so good! And I learned a lot about Him and about myself, and I think that even though I’m not proud of every single decision I made, He is still good and He is able to use my mess-ups for His glory, and that just trumps any and all shame that tries to creep in. So yeah. Eat that, shame.

I got to work with my sister during these shows, which was fabulous. My sister is great! And her friend, who happens to also be my friend, got to have a sleepover with me in my gigantuous hotel room, which was so, so fun.

My family is officially on vacation right now! It started around 1pm today, after church and a meeting my parents had to attend. We came home and had leftover fajitas {and when I say leftover, I mean what survived our feast last night, not some nasty oh-we-should-either-eat-these-or-throw-them-away leftovers} and we watched a movie and my mom and 2 sisters and I went shopping and I got 4 CUTE tops that were all on sale and tomorrow we’re going river-rafting! Score! It’s going to be so much fun; my family is amazing. We all like hanging out with each other, and we all love to laugh and we’re all big smart alecks and so it’s great. We just crack each other up.

I fly back to school in exactly 3 weeks. My friends there are counting down with excitement, my family here is counting down with sadness, and I’m counting down with an ever-changing ratio of both. Sigh. At least it’s not all one or the other, right? This means I’m well balanced and stuff, right? Big sigh.

Well, friends, we have a 2 hour drive to get to our river tomorrow, so I’m going to say goodnight for now. Peace out!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Songs

I hope that everyone enjoys new worship songs as much as I do, and I hope you don’t mind me sharing two that I’m basically in love with and can’t get out of my head the past few hours.

The above is by this new artist that tobyMac discovered and helped produce. My dear friend kept singing this song one weekend, and last night I had it on repeat. Enjoy!

The below is one that my church has done for worship a few times, but this is the live version by Jesus Culture. Enjoy this one too! {Sorry, this one just has the lyrics. I’m sure You.Tube has other live versions with better visual.}

Friday, July 22, 2011

I <3 Home

I LOVE MY CITY! Ahhh…. I’m in the middle of downtown right now, and until just a few minutes ago, there was a guy playing the keyboard and singing on the corner nearby. The sunset is beautiful, the street lights are glowing, and the water is just a few blocks away…what else do you need?

So remember the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic? Great movie… really cute. Well, I totally feel like Beks (and not JUST because of the name!) because I’m working with this cute British guy named Luke (“Fluke” ;) ) and his uncle owns the company yet he just works as a grunt, and this is definitely not the career choice I have in mind, but it’s kinda turning out to be fun. Anyway. Just thought I’d let you in on the funny thoughts floating around my head. Don’t worry. He has a girlfriend back in England, so no worries there. But if I find out she has super long legs, I might just die of laughter.

P.S. His accent is so nice to listen to, even if it’s just about computer stuff!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oodles of nothingness…

So as much as I would love to write one succinct post on one clean topic, nothing is coming. There are starts of posts in my head, like what is up with our culture obsessing over looking young? and I think I’m going to get glasses tomorrow- fun! and ohmygosh I go back to school in less than 5 weeks! and gee, if I were to make a list of all the things I “should” do in the mornings, I would never get on with the rest of my life! Oh, and then there’s an updated list of books I’m attempting to read in those short 5 weeks…

Well, that pretty much gives you an update about the thoughts rolling around in my head. I’m off to the doctor’s right now… my back hurt so badly last night I could barely walk. Please pray for me and for my doctor, that we know what to do and that my muscles heal fully and completely. I appreciate your prayers, and I’ll hopefully post again soon!