Monday, April 30, 2012

Aint No Body Got Time For That...

Just a little something to brighten up your Monday...too funny!


xO

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WILW

Happy Wednesday Y'all!!



I am linking up with Jamie today for WILW

I am LOVING that I have had the day off today. I was extremely unproductive until about 1:00 but ever since then I have gotten a ton of stuff done : )

I am LOVING that I am going to a work dinner with Adam tonight. I have only met a few of the people that he works with so it will be fun to meet a lot more of them tonight!

I am LOVING this song



I am LOVING that this weekend I am hosting a 5k to raise money for Vida Joven (Young Life) in Granada, Nicaragua. We got to work with a lot of the volunteers for VJ and meet a lot of the kids that attend when we were in Nica last month so it is great to be able to raise money for such an awesome cause that is so close to my heart!



I am LOVING that I am moving home this weekend...for good (well, until I'm married!) It's bittersweet. I am very excited to live with my family again because I love them, but after being out on my own for 4 years it's going to be a weird adjustment. I've gone home every summer and Christmas break so hopefully it won't be too hard. I will definitely miss my roomies though (and sharing clothes!!)

I am LOVING that Adam and I have ANOTHER wedding this weekend (We did have two, but obviously we can only make it to one of them) ! Seriously, I love wedding season SO much. We have two more in May and two in June!!

I am LOVING my Pinterest finds this week...










xO



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

To You...

...From your Heavenly Father
You may not know me but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were concieved. Jeremiah 1:4-5
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you recieve comes from my hand. James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all of your needs. Matther 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts towards you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
I will neer stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all of your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20
For I am your great encourager. 2 Thessaonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as my son, Jesus. John 17:26
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be together. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32
And nothing will ever seperate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll thrown the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15
I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-31
If your father or mother forsakes you, I will take you up. Psalm 27:10
You are loved... John 3:16
You are forgiven... Acts 10:43
You are precious... Luke 12:24
You are beautiful... Isaish 61:3
You are mine... 1 Chronicles 29:11


Monday, April 23, 2012

Wedding Weekend

This past weekend was full of wedding related things!!

Saturday I got up early & went home-home to see one of my best friends at her trial hair appointment for her wedding. Then a bunch of us went to eat breakfast : ) Love getting to see my HS friends. 

Later that afternoon I went to a wedding shower for my roomie Katie & her fiance Trey! It was so much fun being with friends & getting to celebrate two very special people.

Adam and I had a wedding to go to the same time as K & T's shower so A had to miss the shower to go to the wedding & I met him at the reception. Luckily the wedding shower, the wedding, & the reception were literally within 5 minutes each other which is crazy because they were all randomly in a town about 20 minutes outside of Athens.. definitely worked out for us!! ;)

We ended the weekend by celebrating my Pop's 73rd birthday!

Here are some pics from my weekend...

Me & Katie with her ice sculpture ; ) ha!

ROOMIES!!!


Wedding party+dates

Pretty ring on a pretty girl : ) 


Prettiest baby in the world, my niece Carolyne-Grace! 

Fun in the front yard : )

My dad is the best grandpa in the WORLD! 

Happy birthday to my Pop!

CG helping Pop blow out his candles

xO

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WILW

Better late than never right?! Ha. I am linking up with Jamie for WILW : )


I am LOVING that I only have 4 days of class left for the semester! : ) Then I get a whole month off before I start my 3 summer classes.. ha!

I am LOVING that I am going to a wedding shower this weekend for my roomie Katie & her fiance Trey! (You can read about their super amazing engagement here)



I am LOVING my new blog design. It's not perfect (because I did it myself...) but I have been really wanting something clean and simple.. I will probably pay someone to do one for me pretty soon but for now it's good : ) Let me know what you think about it!

I am LOVING this recipe Adam and I made tonight.. it was SO easy and really really good!!


I am LOVING this weeks Pinterest finds.. 








xO




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In the Waiting Room

I was reminded last night just why God chose Adam for me. He gets me. Like really really gets me and I get him and its just good. We are in this weird transitional stage that I like to call 'the waiting room'. We have been in this stage for two ish years now. First it was waiting for A to graduate. then it was waiting for me to get into my program. then it was waiting for A to find a job. and now its waiting to get engaged. (and this is by far the hardest waiting room I have ever been in.) and later it will be waiting to be able to afford a house and then waiting for a baby and waiting for things that I don't even know I will be waiting for. There's a whole lot of waiting that has happened, is happening, and will happen. In this season especially I have learned to trust the Lord. Like fully trust him. 

Its so easy for people to tell you "just trust god, he's got a plan for your life" but when you're in the waiting room and you just want things to start moving along it can be down right HARD. Anger and resentment creep in and you start to wonder whether God even remembers you. It feels like you're sitting in a literal doctor's office and someone comes in after you and signs in and gets called back to see the doctor before you do. it just doesn't seem fair. 

I have had to learn to trust God and understand that there is purpose to be found in the waiting room. Over the last year I have really paid close attention to what God is trying to teach me while I wait. 

Once I realized that God was using this time to prepare me I wanted to know exactly what that meant. I wanted to know how I could use this time of waiting to glorify God. Ultimately anything in my life is because of Him. He deserves all honor and glory. 

I started reading back on old journals the other day and reading old prayers I had written. and now years later seeing how God has answered a lot of them. This just assured me that God never forgets his people and he's not going to start with me.

I have been persistently seeking God's will in everything I do. I have persistently been seeking time to just talk to Him. 

I have surrendered all of my fears, doubts, concerns & worries to Him. I have surrendered my anxious thoughts. 

So now here I sit. Still in the waiting room. But now with purpose and hope and an enthusiasm to follow Him and trust Him.

I know that God will give me the desires of my heart. I know that if I show him gratitude, persistently seek him, and surrender my life to Him He will take care of me.



Monday, April 16, 2012

My Weekend!

Saturday was the annual black vs. red G'day game in Athens!! I have gone pretty much every year of my life so it was no surprise that me, my dad, my brother & my niece went together : )
Adam works for the football team in the recruiting department so he was busy busy busy!! They had over 100 recruits at the game {three of which commited on Saturday!!} which is AWESOME!
I actually ended up meeting up with Adam around half time & tagging along with him while he finished up everything. I don't know how he does it.. I was tired & I wasn't even the one working! 






Saturday night Adam and I went to dinner with one of his roommates.. Adam got a really awesome fortune..I was the one next to him ;)



Sunday we started a new series at church called The New Rules for Love, Sex, & Dating. It's an Andy Stanley series that North Point did a while back and we just started it at Athens Church. I have heard all four weeks but I am super excited to hear them again. Seriously, if you ever want to be married I would strongly encourage you to check this series out.. it's GREAT!!

Adam and I went back to church in the afternoon for the high school service because my BEST FRIEND, Jessica, was speaking about her past in the areas of love, sex, & dating! I am SO proud of her--she did amazing! You can read more about it here.



Sunday night we had a wedding shower for a couple at church, Ben & Maddie. It was so much fun hanging out with all of our friends & celebrating two very special people! I love the community I have here in Athens.. I am so thankful God put all of these people in my life!!

I hope y'all had a great weekend,
xO

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2nd grade field trip!

On Wednesday I went with my 2nd graders to the Gwinnet County Environment and Heritage Center for a field trip!!

| Casual OOTD |
This was such a treat compaired to the clothes I normally have to wear when I'm at the Elementary school!! I felt weird even having jeans on in the school haha!

Here are a few pictures from our trip...
 The kids dipped feathers into oil to see what it feels like for the birds when people put oil in the water. Then they got to use soapy water to clean them off to see how the birds felt when they were all clean :) They loved this activity because they got to keep their feathers..it's the little things!

Next, they learned about pH levels. I was SO impressed with them because this is not typical 2nd grade work, but they did great!

We got to go on a nature walk which was so much fun! A lot of my sweet babies had never even been in the woods before {most live in apartments in the city} so this was very cool for them :)

All in all it was a great day!! I am so sad that I only have 3 days left with these kids...definitely going to miss them--they have been an AWESOME class!!

xO

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WILW

Happy Wednesday Y'all!!


I am linking up with Jamie today for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Today I am loving a lot of great things : )

I am loving that I am going on a field trip with my sweet 2nd graders today! They are so cute & so much fun!!

I am loving that there are SO many great things to look forward to this summer.. beach trip with jess & nicole, bachelorette party for my friend Breanna, Bree & Sean's wedding, my roomies bachelorette party at the beach, Roomie's wedding, Kayla & Clayton's wedding, family beach trip at the end of June, & CG's 2nd birthday in July! 



I am loving roomie dinners : ) We only have a few more weeks together so I am soaking in every last second with them. It's going to be so weird not living with them..we have been together for 3 years!!

I have been loving TB so much lately.. I really want this bag!



I am loving my sweet Adam.. he is so wonderful! I am SO looking forward to our 4th summer together :)


I am loving some of this weeks Pinterest finds...









xO