Thursday, September 30, 2010

getting the point.

Isn't it funny when something happens in our life, and we go "Okay Lord, I get the point now." Well this is a matter of case in point for me. The Lord has been telling me for days, "slow down, be still, rest, simplify", however, I nevertheless keep going, going, going. Hey isn't it what we know & do best? It's almost like we find it a weakness to not be busy, like we feel as though we need/have to be doing something at all times. I know that's the way I get a lot of times (okay, almost all the time).

Well Tuesday I started to fell bad and got a fever. My immediate reaction was "oh goodness, I do not have time for this." Again, the next morning the fever persisted. So I came home and went to the doctor. I got the test results:....strep & sinus infection. Perfect. However, to my suprise my initial reaction to the tests results was actually relief. In the back of my mind I was thanking the Lord for time to rest and an excuse to not be going 24/7. The doctor told me he didn't want me back in school until Monday, and to take it easy.

Even though I feel pretty misreable (and I haven't felt this bad in a long time), I'm actually resting for the first time in a couple of weeks. I don't have to be somewhere- I can just be. It's funny how the Lord sometimes puts things in our lives because we just aren't getting the picture. Thanks Lord for knowing me better than I do.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

pumpkin bread, oh yes.

What better way to spend a night than making pumpkin bread? (I mean I can think of a few, but it's definitely one of the best).. Allie and I decided to get this sweet little recipe given to me through my sweet friend Hayden. Delicious!

ingredients, check.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

fall jitters.

I am itching for fall to get here. Everything about my life - fall candles, candy corn, baking goodies, fall clothes (yes even in the heat), etc- is saying that fall is here. However, I walk out my door and am slammed in the face with a wave of 100 degree heat (whom I am not friends with). Heat and I do not get along.

I'm waiting for that morning I walk out my door and there is a chill in the air - that will be a glorious day!

[my autumn leaves air freshner in my car doesn't help the case either]

Sunday, September 5, 2010

here comes fall, yes.

[The beginning of Fall gets me super excited because that means the beginning of everything i love. Saturday is was wonderful outside and it was like a breath of fresh air. I love everything about fall / cold weather.]

1. I love the air. Cool/cold air makes everything feel/seem more fresh. I personally feel better. It's like you can finally breathe, makes ya feel good. New-ness.

2. The clothes. Summer clothes don't cut it for me. I like fall clothes, layers. Yes. Sometimes I look like the bag lady but hey it's okay. Say you want to wear 4 of our favorite things in one outing -- well in fall/winter why not? layer layer layer. Summer you will stifle yourself. (yes i'm the girl with the summer scarf and summer sweater because i'm missing fall so much.)

3. The color of leaves. Everything has beautiful color, love the way the light hits it.

4. Scarves, need I say more. I wear one pretty much at all times.

5. Boots. Hello, who doesn't love boots?

6. The fall candles might be the happiest thing captured in a jar ever. I burn more candles in the fall & winter probably than the entire year. My house at home always smelled like the seasons. I guess I get it from my Mom.

7. The first sight of candy corn makes me want to shout. That means it's really here.

8. One of the biggest reasons: The BEST HOLIDAYS ever exist in this season. Thanksgiving, Christmas (which is the most jolly time of year, and I may or may not be the person listening to Christmas music in October)

9. You don't sweat to death walking to class. You actually enjoy being outside. It's lovely.

10. College Football, yes yes yes. (Not that I neccessarily pay attention the whole entire time, but generally- love the atmosphere, and guys talking about it 24/7. Hilarious). War Eagle!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

where there is love & ansleyhayden, there is art.

My sweet, inspiring sister-friend {being that she is basically my sister} Ansleyhayden, has a wonderful blog {click here}. The truth is I probably read it twice a day atleast 1. because I miss her dearly 2. because it is absolutely inspiring. I love how she pulls how aspects of life in to the fusion of both art and love, which exists everywhere. She is not only an amazingly talented artist, she is an absolutely incredible friend. She gets all the weird parts of me and i'm forever grateful for her presence in my life. So when you get the chance, please check out her blog because i'm sure she will encourage as she does me everyday.

ansleyhayden herself. she's beautiful inside and out.