Wednesday, September 28, 2011

88 and Sunny

Studying sociology in the front yard. (But not really studying at all, obviously.) Loving this Colorado weather!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Because I can...

...I'm posting pictures of things I make. Not because I'm exceptional in the kitchen, but just because. Mostly because I wish I was cool enough to have a food blog. And why not document the random things in my life?  Here is a post-run smoothie I made...I thought about what I'd put in it during my run (nothing like looking forward to food to get me through exercise). Peach yogurt, raspberries, bananas, almond milk, and ice. YUM. 

It matched my all pink running outfit (you can't see my pink shorts)...the outfit was an accident. 
p.s. Olivia took this picture...she thinks I'm weird.
Pretty picture by my mom

I gave my dad some smoothie and after he tasted it, he gave me a fist pound. That's when you know you've done well.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Family and Sunshine

Spent the day at Wash Park for Matthew's bday with the fam and a bunch of his friends. I wish I had taken a was a beautiful day! And I freaking love Colorado. I'm so thankful I'm here. There are definitely things I miss about Whitworth...but it was SUNNY and in the 80's and just gorgeous today. And we spent the afternoon perfect is that?? And I love that I can just drive an hour and hang out with Matthew and Alex. It is good to be here. :)

Friday, September 23, 2011


I have an (unhealthy) obsession with looking at wedding pictures. Like I could spend hours looking at wedding pictures from people I don't even know. It's a problem. But Matthew and Alex's pictures will be released next week- FINALLY!!! Ahhh can't wait :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This is my 10th post, woo! Congrats to me, I've posted 10 times in...3 months? Not very good, but it's a milestone in my blogging life.

Here are some pictures of a school project I just finished. It's a pictoral I made it on a suitcase in attempts of being creative. That is as creative as I get. But also used Mod Podge for the first time. It is as cool as I had imagined! Love it.

p.s. Here is a great song. They played it at Young Life leadership weekend and I love it!

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Kind of a Funny Story

This movie was pretty weird but I liked it. The main message was to live life and enjoy it, just because we can. I love that! And I watched it with Christy, so that was wonderful too. Life is good...even when I feel overwhelmed by seemingly tall mountains of homework and to-do lists as long as the Nile, life is good. Sometimes I just need the reminder.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Old Friends

iTunes shuffle just brought me a song by 3OH!3 (HA), which always reminds me of junior year and my best friend at the time. Getting older is great and all, but sometimes I feel nostalgic for the friends that I've lost touch with. I actually am in touch with her, but I mean we've lost REAL touch...because we've grown separately and, unfortunately, apart. But she has a special place in my heart and I'm constantly praying that she'll feel God moving again in hers.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Great is Your Faithfulness!

It's been a month+, but I'm back! Now blogging is a new way to procrastinate, as if I weren't good enough at it already. However, I have lots of thoughts recently and I think I should share more of God's everyday blessings.

The theme of my week has been God's faithfulness. I didn't pre-choose it, it just happened. I have been at CSU for 2 weeks and I was struggling. I don't think those struggles are necessarily over, but God is faithful. I was feeling insecure about living at home and searching for worth in the wrong places. It is weird being in Fort Collins and being home, but not having friends and not knowing everyone around me. During my first week of classes, I was so lonely and just terrified of making friends. My introversion mixed with my pride makes it so hard for me to put myself out there, but how else will I meet cool people? I also was feeling so anxious about whether or not to lead Young Life, and not necessarily feeling welcomed into that community.

I think one of the things I gained from this summer at Camp Timberline was the idea that we need to be in constant contact with God, trusting everything to Him. At the end of my first week, I went to nine70 at Timberline and we talked about the passage in John 4 about the woman at the well. This discussion led me to realize that my worth comes from God alone and He is all that will bring me fulfillment. And He calls me worthy!

Then this past week, I got connected with a small group through Young Life and immediately realized that God was answering my cries. I was finally feeling connected and that is when the theme of God's faithfulness became so evident. These friends included me in things all weekend...pancake breakfast, Tour de Fat, dinner and church in Boulder, and a beautiful hike today. What an answer to prayers!

The sermon on Saturday was about God's faithfulness...WHAT?? Crazy. He preached on Lamentations 3:21-24. I felt touched by the Lord as this related perfectly to my week. God's presence is so real.

So I obviously feel more included in the Young Life community now, and I am going on the Leadership Retreat next weekend at Crooked Creek. I also thought of an idea that put my worries at ease and made me think I will probably lead Young Life. More prayers answered.

On the hike up the mountain today, I had lots of time to think (because I was too out of breath to talk). I was thinking about people I know that have never gotten married and how that is a real fear of mine. I realize it sounds silly, but I am so excited to be married and be a mom.  So I worry that God's plan may be different for me. God knows what is best for us, but He also knows the desires of our hearts. And I know that He is good. Because of this, I can trust in Him and look forward to the future. God is faithful!
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