Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quarterly Check-in: Booklist

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Love Walked In by Marisa de Los Santos
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Belong to Me by Marisa de Los Santos
So Cold the River by Michael Koryta
Radical by David Platt
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
Cesar's Way by Cesar Milan
What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us by Danielle Crittenden
Experiencing God Through Prayer by Jeanne Guyon
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart
Sullivan's Island: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Austenland by Shannon Hale
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

So, summer must be a time for reading :) 38 books this quarter year, bringing my total up to 96 books.While I think I'll definitely make my 100 books this year goal, I think I'll continue to keep a list.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to my dad

My dad is such a sweet man. I love the special days that he texts me. And the fact that he knows more about gadgets than me. And about cars. And that I know I've got his support. And that he loves Jesus. A very special prayer to you today Dad.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Europe Trip

So my sister had a say in her Bachelorette Party.. and she chose to go to Europe and ride rides :) Us bridal party girls went  Busch Gardens in Virginia for the day, and got to celebrate a bit of October with their Howl-o-scream. Such a great time and her wedding day is fast approaching! 

Just being honest..

It might be the time of the month where this looks like the best idea, and all I really want to do.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What do you wish?


The Season to Fall...

I absolutely love this time of year. There's nothing like the start of a new season.
Total side note: I've been hearing The Funeral by Band of Horses in a few movies recently. Loving the song.

Be Happy

It's interesting how sometimes, it's hard to be happy for others. It can be hard to forget yourself and be able to enjoy the happy moment for someone else. But wouldn't it be beautiful if we could let go of crummy days, or the change that hasn't come yet, or when things seem to be getting worse. To leave our own downpours and embrace and share the sunny spots of family, friends, or strangers. Don't be afraid to let things be okay.

Friday, September 17, 2010



So I completed #2 on my 25 things I'd like to do before I turn 25 list. I completed the half-marathon, running with my dad and my brother. The adrenaline of the crowd really did carry me on. I think my longest run in my "training" was 5 miles.. and I felt great race day through mile 7. My hips starting hurting after that point, but one thing that really helped me keep going was praying for others. It kept my mind off what I was feeling, and on higher things. My brother caught up with me around mile 10, and he and I finished before our goals of 2 hr 30 min. I finished at 2 hr 22 min, which I'm very happy with, although I'm still taking it easy for my hips' sakes. If I ever do it again, which I might (say in Disney World!), I would definitely plan on taking training more seriously. What a great experience!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In My New Book

"If you worried you were crazy, was that any indication that you were not crazy? Or less crazy?"
-My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Healthy Dose of Curiosity

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
-Oscar Wilde

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Be Yourself

I love words. I'm not sure why, but blogging to me ended up being an expression in images and things that caught my eye. Brief notes. I fully expected to come across in paragraphs of thought. However, I'm learning to just let myself be myself, and not feel forced by my to-do list of ideals. Also, I think the symptoms of ADHD that I have, somehow keep me from thinking one thing long enough to really write out a post like that. Life is so interesting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Half Marathon

Hanging in VA Beach to run the Rock and Roll Half Marathon! It's my first one, so I'm excited but a bit nervous.

Have a beautiful long weekend :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


"If you want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead,
...There are so many nice looking shoes."
-Allan Sherman, musician (September calendar quote)
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
-Bette Midler

Happy September

So I find myself craving pancakes.And I'm feeling this black and white mug..via, via, via
"That it will never come again is
what makes life so sweet."
-Emily Dickinson