Thursday, September 29, 2011

falling: in and out.

i have discovered something ironic about myself. although i was a gymnast from age 2 and have walked on a balance beam long enough to be considered "talented", i am clumsy. 

not necessarily in the traditional sense of the word, someone who falls down a lot, literally, but i've learned through recent events in my life, falling in and out of things is a basic necessity to being called human.

examples: falling in and out of love, in and out of like, in and out of step, swing, place, rhythm.
need i continue this list... 

a couple weeks ago at Cornerstone, Rusty spoke about Peter walking on the water with Jesus. but he started to sink... fall into the water. why?

he took his eyes off the PRIZE. he took his eyes off of Jesus. clumsily, Peter got all nervous, like clumsy people do when they are off balance, and before you could say "go" Peter's tunic hem was all wet. 

sound familiar? sure, because our ADD, clumsy, stupid sheep-like humanity gets in the way. we hear little whispers from the Evil one... you're gonna trip, you're gonna fall, i told you you could not make it....

shhhhhh. focus. on track. like when we're running toward something, you cannot start looking around, you'll fall. [remember the mailbox incident... yeah. don't look around]


i was thinking about falling/ falling in the sense of the word of falling- the act of experiencing the season of fall/ and this came to mind. so i thought i'd share. 


so what does fall look like for me??? oh let's see... october means...

Source: None via Danielle on Pinterest

LSU. geaux-ing [haha] to baton rouge to watch the tigers go head to head. should be a very interesting weekend.                    going to NOLA... eeeee            

Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

that just makes want to burst. i get to pin her... yayyyyyy

OCTOBER 16th. need i say anything more about this??? i literally cannot wait to see this amazingly talented artist sing at the FOX [better venue...? nope]

mostly i am looking forward to running again. the leg is all healed and i am signing up for the atlanta half marathon again in November. i miss the road. i miss the long afternoon runs. 

fall is my favorite

lattes are now acceptable for everyday consumption. boots and leggings will be my wardrobe wear-out. 

my obscene amount of scarves will come off the hangers. 

thinking about it makes me happy. 

Walk with ME in intimate Love-steps,
but do not loose sight of My Majesty - Jesus

Friday, September 23, 2011


bubba. the name my little brother was given at age... 2 maybe? well it stuck for a while. and it was pretty cute.

stead was a round, blond angel. i always felt a special connection with little stead, because i knew he was a boy all along. literally, before mom and dad went to the ultrasound, i told them it was going to be a boy. low and behold. he was.

i still remind them of this story often. because i was right... which is kinda rare.

but as i have watched my little bubba grow up, i am honestly amazed at the young man he has become. he surprises me every time i come home. whether he has grown a foot, or his biceps have grown larger than my waist, or i am told about him leading a bible study with his peers; i am constantly blown away by him.

last night, after i took some medication for a headache, i was lying in my bed, about to go to sleep. Stead walked in with his guitar and told me he wanted to play me to sleep to help me feel better.

really? what an amazing little brother. i almost cried as he was playing. either it was the meds, or the genuine love he was showing.

i love my bubba. i miss him everyday when i am in auburn. so does little em.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

hello. hello.

well hello again. 

it has been quite some time since i last wrote my blog fans anything interesting. or anything for that matter. i hate always having to apologize... so i wont waste your time with an excuse. we will just start at the beginning.

first of all, happy senior year to me. cannot and almost refuse to believe it is my last year (as of this moment) at this beautiful university i have called home for the past three years. it's unreal to me that in May, i will dress in cap and gown and receive a piece of paper that says i completed however many hours i needed. 

so many wonderful things have happened over the past three years. all the schooling is only a small piece of what i learned at Auburn. and this year has only just begun... i feel i am taking leaps compared to the steps taken these past three years. it's amazing what one summer can do...

today is actually my love Kimmy's 22nd birthday! we have had a wonderful year and some months living together. she is my laughing buddy, my funny face picture taking, my baking guinea pig, glasses stylin', uber photogenic, super supportive, gracious, loving, WISE best friend. she lights up rooms with her laugh and her love. if you don't know miss kimmy, you need to get to know her. she'll rock your socks off. 


i am so happy that my baby sister is an ADPi with me now! she is a little alpha and i am LOVING having her in Auburn. i couldn't be more lucky and thankful to have a sister like her... now she is my TRIPLE sister (biologically, in Jesus, and adpi) cheesy... yes for sure. but i don't care. she is my absolute best friend. 


in other news... 
 here are some things i've been up to this semester so far:

1. stead's football games

we try to back for as many as possible. he is a junior playing receiver/running back and a rockstar. i miss him every single day. i wish he was here on the Plains with Em and i, but at least he is only 45 short minutes away. i get to see him this weekend and i am very, very excited. 

2. i turned 21.

enough said. 

3.  dressed like a hippy for psychedelic. it was one of the better events of my college career. i have amazing friends. and we have an amazing time together. 

el presidente

some psychedelic chicks

fraser. my great great date. rocked that shirt.
auburn football was disappointing this weekend. after traveling to clemson and watching our wonderful boys loose was difficult...impossible. i am hoping we come back stronger this week. i saw Gene today at church and i just wanted to give him a hug. he'll be getting some flack from this. i just hope he knows we are still "all in." i love my tigers. 

i wish i had some fun stories on top of my mind right now. i don't. but i will be working on it over this week. 

i am so EXCITED about what the Lord is doing. i want to dedicate another post to simply that. and i think i will. hopefully it will be popping out in the next couple of days. until then... i hope your little hearts out there in blog world can take the anticipation. ha. 

ps.... 21 days until ADELE!!!!!!!!
i get to see her with Emily for my birthday at the FOX. i am slightly excited (as you can tell from above)