Monday, September 24, 2012

New Boots and Young Life

I can finally cross off # 41 on my list- buy the perfect pair of boots. I have talked about  buying boots every fall since I started this blog (2010,  2011). I've pinned boots on wish lists and every time I've decided against them or I tried them on at the store and they didn't fit my chicken legs.  But, on Friday, these beautiful boots, FRYE Jenna Inside Zip (color: Smoke), were delivered to my house! I might have to wear them every day this week...
This was a lazy weekend for me. On Saturday I cleaned my room and organized my closet. It was finally time to put away the sun dresses and shorts and break out the jeans and sweaters. Fortunately it's not quite sweater weather yet and it's wonderful being able to turn off all the AC and just have the windows open!

Sunday was a Young Life day. We had campaigners (bible study) in the afternoon then a leadership meeting in the evening. I am so excited for this year to get started! We have our first club tonight and I am pumped to meet new kids and really just go all in- football games, coffee dates, winter weekend camp, crazy clubs!  Nothing brings me more joy than Young Life.  I am just so excited to see hearts changed and the community changed because of what Jesus is doing through our silly little club. Hopefully it wont stay little for long!

I was a kinda nervous yesterday because I hadn't given much thought to the club songs . But I've decided to play two new songs tonight and I am feeling pretty good now that Payphone (Maroon5) and We Are Never Getting Back Together (T-Swift) are now permanently stuck in my head. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy birthday to my mom. Thank you for loving me and praying for me and playing backgammon with me. I am so glad I got to spend this past weekend at home with you! Hope today is as special as you are and this year is full of as many blessings as you bring to my life!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I Read in August

Last month's reads:

Beach Music- Pat Conroy: I love Pat Conroy and all his books that I've read. The Prince of Tides is one of my top ten favorites. I love how he talks about South Carolina and describes it with such poetry, he transports you to that low country. Beach Music covered such a range of stories and lifetimes not the least of which included the Holocaust, the Vietnam war and their lingering affects on the cast of characters in small town near Charleston, SC.

The Book Thief- Markus Szusak: This book had the most unusual and creative narrator, Death. He watches over the horror of the second World War paying particular interest to an girl who becomes a book thief.

Random Harvest- James Hilton: Someone left me a comment on this post reccomending this book. She said it was her's and her librarian's favorite books.

The House at Riverton- Kate Morton: The story's narrator has kept a secret from her past for her entire life. You just have got to find out what it is. Being that I am the worst secret keeper I know (maybe ever) this definitely kept me hooked. It's a period story covering the years leading up to WWI and the damaged years that followed. (Trust me, if you enjoy Downton Abbey this is right up your alley!)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest- Stieg Larrsson: I finished the trilogy and was quite satisfied with the way everything was wrapped up.

The Hiding Place- Corrie ten Boom: Corrie ten Boom is my hero. Read this now. One of the most inspiring books I've ever read. Ever in my life.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Sister

Today is my sister's 22nd birthday!
I wish I was with her today but am so glad we got to celebrate her last weekend! We went to our favorite restaurant in town, watched our favorite re-runs of Greys Anatomy and Friends and had much needed sister time.
My sister. Oh, how I love her.
Happy birthday to my best friend, my person, my soul mate.