Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Books


Torn Asunder by Dave Carder
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Matched by Ally Condie
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
The Love Letters by Madeleine L'Engle
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Lord of Ravensley by Constance Heaven
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
Something Blue by Emily Giffin
Othello by William Shakespeare

I think the list was a little bit longer this month, mostly because I really used reading as a stress relief, a sleeping aid, and to distract myself when I was sick. Most of the list was repeats for me, off my bookshelf. I particularly enjoyed Emily Giffin's books, Ally Condie's (except I think there might be a sequel. Otherwise the end wasn't totally satisfying), and Pittacus Lore's was a one to two day read for me and fiance. :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Note to Self


I'm ready for a husband


After being under the weather a bit this weekend, and having fiance work nights, yet still help me out, was awesome. And, I think I'm ready for him to fill his full-time position. Won't be long though.


Monday, March 28, 2011

New post-wedding Haircut Inspiration picture


I'm so excited to get married. 
I'm excited to live a life created for me. 
The secret to peace lies in your focus.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Friday



Getting your heart and your mind healthy really is so important. It impacts your words and actions. For me it was/is through prayer, counseling, journalling, and oversharing with my fiance, mom and best friends work for me. I got really blessed with great listeners in my life, and I strive to be there for all of them. The Bible study book we just finished talked about waking up, and getting your heart, mind and soul focused on the Lord to start the day. I think everyone has their own way of getting to the happy, healthy place, just be sure you keep using yours :).

Thursday, March 24, 2011


My new manager makes me feel like shooting things. Sometimes. 
There's no better time to grow in prayer life than in struggles. 
Mine are so minor compared to others. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Magic Day


Today marks 14 months together with my dude :) Still feels like magic. It also marks 5 months of married life for my sister and brother in law! They recently added a new puppy to their family.  

Good Morning :)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love, will hold us together

Matt Maher


If only I can find him…the man who will be intelligent, yet physically magnetic and personable. If I can offer that combination, why shouldn’t I expect it in a man?
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Yesterday I got the opportunity to spend some time with some lovely ladies. There's something incredible in being able to find friends that are both interesting and good listeners, and to be able to share experiences and light hearted talk. Sometimes I forget how great small groups (not just one on one) can be. I don't forget how great my fiance is though :) He's really great at making each day special! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring

The Maine


It can be so hard to be trapped inside as the weather is turning friendly, but at least I'm thankful for my huge work window :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Friday and One Year :)


I started this blog one year ago today. Thanks so much to the support I've had to start and continue it :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Prayer from the Heart


Dear Lord,

Draw me close to you. Let me never settle for this world's way, but walk the life you intended for me. Help me always run to you, when I run. Let me never forget that I'm freer to be me in your arms, than I have ever been anywhere else. Remind me always to give my burdens and my anxieties fully to you, to receive your peace in their place. Let me keep my eyes on you, not on the service, not on others, not on my own feelings and actions, so that you can guide my footsteps. When I fail, provide me the desire and the ways to repent completely, and turn back to you. I will never be able to fully grasp your fathomless love, and thank you for that. 

in Jesus' name,

Birthday wishes and Verse of the week


Today is one of my future sister-in-law's birthday! Yay and I wish her love and adventure today! She beat me by a couple months, so she's getting to celebrate 25 years today :)

We had a really good Bible study last night, regarding "fearing" the Lord. I think it can be a weird concept, but it's more about reverence, and from that, obedience with a sincere heart. Our verse of the week:
"28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire."
-Hebrews 12:28,29

Tuesday, March 15, 2011



I love overcast days. Don't get me wrong, sunny days are beautiful. There's something about overcast days that feel reflective and perhaps mysterious to me. They tend to prompt more thought. After hearing about several bad days yesterday and watching the Bachelor with my mom (we know it's unrealistic, but it's interesting to analyze!), and talking about relationships, etc. I really do wonder about what's ideal. What actually makes people happy, what do I actually want my life to be like. I would probably be busy, but not actually work, but what would I be doing? How is it that one relationship works when another one doesn't? How do we get better at communication? In some ways I'm glad there aren't clear cut answers, it makes it more interesting, but ultimately, I guess I can only trust that making your relationship with God first will help set the others in their right place. That His will is good, acceptable, and perfect, and that our treasures should be stored up in Heaven.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Seeking Peace


It was a good, yet very busy weekend! It was great to get to know some of Molly's bridesmaids better, to see her Big Day (and glean ideas from it!), see the future in-laws, and had some great hang-out time and conversations with fiance. I think I'm a bit exhausted from constant stimulation and the time change (although the light at night is going to be awesome!). My goal of the day: giving all the glory, frustration, praise and requests to the Lord :) Happy Monday!

"Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6–7)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Love Weekend

  So it's my friend Molly's wedding weekend :) I get to be one of her bridesmaids. It was so fun to have a friend-bride, so we could chat up details, frustration, excitement.. and I'm so happy for her! I'm glad my own wedding isn't here yet.. so I can plan.. yet I can't hardly wait! Hey guys, I'm in love <3
 Happy Weekend to all!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

 Did Life suddenly just get busier?? It's still beautiful. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

March week!


Happy Monday and happy new week!  We have two catering meetings this week, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and blooming trees. My daily thought email was "For every minutes you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. If I was told that when I was frustrated, it would probably just make me more annoyed. But unaffected, I appreciate the reminder of making our moments as happy as they can be. And wisdom from Albert Einstein "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." So fear not pursing something that makes you happy today :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hey fiance..


Marriage is a miracle - Two people with a past become one with a future.  


... just in case I haven't told you enough recently, I love you. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you by my side, and to  spend yours with you. 


So I'm a thinker, I make lists of lists in my head. I forget things, they resurface. My thoughts swirl. I think about places I want to go, about work things that need to get done, whether I'll ever be friends with my new manager..
I think about wedding things, about whether my timeline and my budget are correct, about not forgetting details when it comes the detail planning part, about finding bridesmaids dresses that aren't too expensive, about finding out where the honeymoon will be, about planning out a fun but true to us engagement session, about making the process fun and making sure I let others be a part of it. 
I also think about not thinking about the wedding, about getting books read so I can transport them from my bookshelf to my future bookshelf, about things I want to learn like cooking and yoga, about things I need to get done, like taxes, about making time for hang out time and for dates and for being friendships, and I think about trying to get my hair to grow long like Olivia's,and planning to make sure it doesn't get too dry as summer comes, about using up nail polishes while also enjoying having them. I think about new outfits I'd like to try, about how to remember them. I think about getting another puppy and whether I'm forcing the idea on my fiance, and whether in general I'm too pushy, or too wishy-washy. Oh, and are any holidays coming up? Then I think about not thinking about things directly related to myself, and pray for others, and thinking about how I should really have a better organization of writing them down.. etc. I could go on. The point is, my mind is like never quiet. I love being a multi-tasker, but I see the value in being quiet. I just suck at doing it. I went on a long run on Wednesday night, and ran too far for my hip, simply because it was the first time my mind had been quiet for weeks. I want to enjoy the processes (reading, work, wedding, engagement, etc.) by including time being quiet and trusting.  Productivity, pleasant attitude, and pure fun!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Verse of the Week

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
-2 Corinthians 4:16-18