Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The most wonderful TIME of the year

Good friends.
Love them all.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tis the season. . .

for the second annual Christmas party with N, C, W, J, and me.

Whit helped me decorate Indianapolis for Christmas.

N brought the best bag.

J and I were a little confused about what all the hype was regarding Jake Ryan.

cider anyone?

N is loving playing the piano.

Take 1. . . so we laugh quite a bit when we are together.

Take 2: love these gals

Take 3: still laughing. love it!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Indianapolis at Christmas time

I love Indianapolis at Christmas time.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

to sum it all up...

I take things personally.
I am a feeler.
I am physically unable to compartmentalize anything.
I am spaghetti. (it's all connected, trust me)
It's not business, it's personal. (to me)
I have high expectations.
I need creative outlets.
I need permission.
I care deeply.
I question if it's worth it.
I am an extreme extrovert.
I have to process and process and process some more, VERBALLY. OUT LOUD. (over and over and over again.)
I speak my mind, (my filter is usually broken)
I am stubborn.
I am usually wrong.
If I am left to my own thoughts on a matter, I will go crazy.
I need feedback.
I value people.
I need people.
I value relationships.
I need to be needed.
I forget that people do care because I get so consumed with the ones who don't.
I spread myself too thin.
I am quick to commit.
I need to be affirmed.
I am a mess.
I am needy.
I am broken.
I am learning.
I am a work in progress.
I am redeemed.
I need more grace.

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful for...

Fall decor

You may not know this about me, but this sign really does explain it all.

"I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world."

I am blessed.
I am thankful.
His blessings are bountiful.

I love this particular place in my house.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Game day!

This game has been on my calendar since K-State's 2010 football schedule had been released and probably more so since the day Joseph told me that he was going to sign to play football for Oklahoma State.

Love this little lady!

She's a doll. Her parents and uncle Caleb are pretty cool too!

Game time!

oh Willie

The people around us got real annoyed that we were cheering for Joe.
But guess what, I DIDN'T CARE!

Joe had a great game against my Cats.

Did I mention that we had really good seats?

There were not many K-State touchdowns.

After the game. We wear our purple proudly.
But are SO proud of #1 in the orange and black.

Maybe the highlight of the day. . .

Sure do love this kid. I'm so proud of him.

Friday, November 5, 2010

the little apple

Manhattan holds a very special place in my heart.
Every time I go back I make sure to make a stop at some of my most favorite places.

LOVE So Long!
Raspberry black bean dip is something real special.

Oh Varney's!

a sweet love from JAVA (I mean Bluestem Bistro.)

the BEST hot drink on the planet.

THE reason I LOVE Java (I mean Bluestem) so much is that I ALWAYS see someone that I know, regardless of how long it has been since the last time I was there. This time it was my cousin Caleb.

Two of my favorite former students, turned K-Staters!

Love these two gals SO much!

love seeing this girl!

heart sisters.
reunions. homecoming. good! good! good!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

GO State!

It's a good thing I like orange.

It was really exciting to see Joe play in Stillwater. (even though OSU lost to silly Nebraska. UGH!) Next weekend will be interesting for this K-Stater. OSU travels to Manhattan to play my Wildcats. I will be wearing purple, doing the Wabash, singing the fight song and cheering on my Cats but there will be a big part of me that will be cheering for #1 in the orange and black.