Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blog Party Time!!!!

What day is it? Jan 31st! Blog party- woohoo!

A couple weeks ago I got an email from this lovely lady named Ashley. We sent a few emails back and forth, we checked out each other’s blogs, and we basically got to know one another and encourage each other in continuing to pursue all that God has for us. It was really fun, and I hope we continue it.

Yesterday, I went to the CPO (that’s College Post Office) and opened my little locker-like-box (it feels like a locker to me because each box has a combination to spin, and it takes me back to high school each time). There, inside my little box, was… a piece of cardboard. Boring! But on the cardboard was the word “package” and I thought to myself, what joy! A package! So I headed over to the window where we pick up packages, and the nice man asked me “What’s your number?” and I told him, and he went off to the world of boxes and all things mail-ish, and then came back with a pretty little box. “Have a nice day!” he told me, and I assured him that I would. :)

I didn't get to open the package immediately, because class time called, but that evening, I took a plastic knife and opened the package. And I’ll let the pictures do some talking now.
This was inside!

A lovely note from Ashley- so sweet!

it’s a fun little eraser shaped like a cupcake- how cute is that!

Um, Ashley MADE these earrings… did I have the best blogging partner? Yes, yes I did!

HOW CUTE IS THAT!?!?!?!?!?!? It’s a little pouch! There’s a button on the back side and a loop at the top {you can’t see it} that closes it. I love it a lot.

Finally, I told Ashley that I love to write notes, and so she sent me some note cards! If you happen to receive a note from me in the near future, thank Ashley! She inspired me with these notes. :)

Thanks, Ashley!!! And thank you Casey for hosting this blog party! Now, dear readers, go read about other partiers!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sick Days

I caught a bug over the weekend and have spent the past two days in my room on my bed. And now I have a couple confessions to make.

One: I LOVE SHERLOCK!!!!! BBC has done a marvelous job on remaking a t.v. version of Sherlock Holmes’ adventures, and thank Jesus for online viewing abilities!!!!! Seriously, people, check this series out.

Two: I’m now a Pinterest addict. Yup. My account is less than 24 hours old, and already I’m a junkie. Hi, my name is Bek, and I can’t get off Pinterest. Ha! And from Pinterest has come a revived passion and anticipation for the Hunger Games. Gosh, does March 23rd seem like a forever away??? Yes, yes it does.

But in the mean time, I’m bonding with my new blogger friend Ashley… we’ve been getting to know one another and we’re working on little things to bless each other with. It’s going to be really exciting, but I’m a bit freaking out because a package needs to be in the mail by Friday! Yay, pressure! :)

How has your week been, dear readers? Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Something Fun to Counteract the Weather

As you can tell from the list down at the bottom of this page, I follow a TON of other blogs. They are all amazing. A lot of these ladies are full time wives and mommies, yet they still manage to have these incredibly creative and FUN blogs. I love reading them and getting ideas for when I enter that stage of life.

So anyways. One of the blogs, The Wiegand’s, is hosting a party with a couple other blogs. You can read about the party here and sign up by emailing Alycia {her address is in Casey’s post}. I signed up, and last weekend got an email back with my partner. And last night, I got an email from my partner!

Her name is Ashley and her blog is sunsetsandcitylights. She was super hardcore blogging for a while- every day for like 6 months! I was really impressed and told her so! :) So yeah. Sign up, or at least start anticipating the huge blog party on Jan 31st!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Random… I blame the first week back at school

So as I begin to get more deeply involved in the “blogging world,” I realize several things:

  1. I am a novice, baby, wannabe blogger… whew. Glad I got that out there, just in case you couldn't tell :-p
  2. 2- In the interest of privacy and not letting creepers figure out my super secret location or life, I think I should give more of myself personally and not the more “revealing” details that could be traced by mean sneaky people. If that makes any sense.
  3. I’m really not sure that #2 made any sense… sorry. I guess I’m trying to say that I want to let you in on my head, not my surroundings. There. Let’s go with that one.

Going off of that oh so special combination of 2 and 3, here is a list of random “let’s get to know Bek” stuff… and please, readers, I’d love to read your own “let’s get to know {you}!” Please comment, or write yours on your own blog. Let’s go community on the blog world! :)

Here goes my list:

  • I crochet…. but right now I've only made things from one stitch. My good friend who works at a library has ordered some books for me, so I should be able to do more {THANK JESUS!} and I’ll keep you posted on that venture. In the meantime, I’m working on a birthday present for my friend’s daughter.
  • Josh Garrels drifts in and out of my NUMBER ONE FAVORITE ARTIST spot…. he’s pretty much always in the top 5, but yeah… currently number one… told you this was random
  • My water bottle is called my “wat bot” as in it rhymes as in it’s awesome. Be jealous. I refill my wat bot at least 5 times a day… I love water!
  • Going with the naming theme…. because I prayed so much for my dorm to have air conditioning, when I moved in and found a lovely {ok really ugly but it was lovely to my sweat-covered eyes} air conditioner in my room, I was so thrilled that I named it. So Bob is my air conditioner, and Roberta is the hot pink fan that provides lovely {actually lovely this time} white noise at bed time. The fridge doesn't have a name. Neither does my phone. But if I had an iPhone, I would be tempted to name it like Jen did. :)
  • My roomie and I are actually keeping a list of why God made us roomies… I think we have almost 20 things on there now…. it’s an ever-growing list; some of it is serious, some of it is very not, and I’m happy to have it. And to have her as a roomie. She was the one who first taught me how to crochet!
  • Note that this list is NOT in order of importance; if it was, this would be number one- I LOVE Jesus. He is amazing. Jesus is becoming my best friend and boyfriend and soul mate, all at the same time. He’s THAT cool. One of my future posts will be about His recent conversations with me.
  • Going off of that… I switch gears quickly, ish. So be prepared for one post about books to read, another about abortion, and another on the random thing I overheard in the cafeteria. I believe that God has made me a person of depth and breadth, so brace yourself for the heavy and the light, the deep and the shallow, because we will go there. Or I will, and if you choose to keep reading, you can come too.

That’s all I can think of, besides one little detail that might make you all jealous. I’m ending this post so that I can take a nap. That’s right. I’m going to take a nap. Peace out, readers.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Love Languages

Has anyone read the book “The 5 Love Languages”? I have, and I like it, and I like knowing love languages, so here’s an opportunity for lots of comments- what is YOUR love language???? If you don’t know, you can take the test for free here!

My love language score is this:
  • 5 Words of Affirmation
  • 12 Quality Time
  • 0 Receiving Gifts
  • 6 Acts of Service
  • 7 Physical Touch

To those who know me better than others, does this sound realistic?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thoughts on Job

Some of my fellow bloggers have recently posted about their New Year’s Resolutions, many of which include reading more Scripture. One lady posted links to reading plans, and I have decided to read through the Bible in a year following the plan here. One of my favorite things is to get the reading for the day and then head over to biblegateway to hear the Scripture read aloud. It’s marvelous! You should try it if you haven’t already {yes, this is the same “nice man” who read to me and my roomie}.

Since this reading plan goes chronologically through the Bible, I’m now in the book of Job. As I listen to the nice man read Job and Company’s conversations, I am struck by two things: first, the importance we must place on finding and keeping godly friends, and second, the power our words have.

Job’s friends were there for him, yes, but not all of them were pointing him to keep his trust in the Lord. I was convicted to make sure that my closest friends, the ones to whom I would turn should calamity strike, are friends that speak life and would tell me “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the Name of the Lord.”

This leads me to the power of words. Proverbs 18:21 says that the tongue has the power of life and death. I want to be one who speaks life, and I want to be surrounded by others who speak life.

What are your thoughts, readers?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Starting the New Year off right!

It’s Monday, and I’m blogging for the week! See, at least I can keep a resolution into the second day of the year.

Yesterday my sisters and I went to church (I LOVE WORSHIPPING AT HOME!!!!) and I realized that the next Sunday morning service I will attend at my lovely home church will be AS A COLLEGE GRADUATE. Yes, yes indeed. I fly back to school on Saturday, and the next time I’m home, I’ll be a grad. Holy. Shnikes. Batman.

Since my birthday is later this month as in after school has started, my family celebrated my birthday today. We the fam went to my favorite local fish and chips place and ate in the outside shelter where the birds fly around you and there are heaters on the ceiling. It was delectable. Then we wandered down to the store that has all the tourist-y items and “made here” paraphernalia, and we had a good time. Then my grandparents came over for dessert (cheesecake from Sam’s = YUM-O!) and my grandma gave me two pins and two memories.

My grandma is awesome. She is a prayer warrior on so many fronts, and she is forever a student, and she is great at making sure that pieces from her history and my grandpa’s history are passed down to her granddaughters. So several years ago, she started writing down memories for my sisters and me. These memories are usually of when we came over to her house or when she took us somewhere, and they are just short little stories of “when you were a little girl" so that when we are not little girls anymore, we will remember all the funny things we did. We get one at each Christmas and birthday, and sometimes in between, and now they are beginning to be accompanied by a picture. I treasure these, even as I laugh at the cheesiness, and I know that when my grandma is gone, I’ll value these memories written in her hand.

School starts tomorrow for two of my sisters, and what are they doing? Reading. Of course. We are a reading family. Both these sisters have read the Hunger Games (see my last post for more info), and I think one sis is re-reading them while the other reads something from The Complete Works of Jane Austen. Yeah. That’s how cool my sisters are. I love them.